PHILADELPHIA EAGLES begin their play-off campaign after a first-round bye as they host the Atlanta Falcons in the Divisional Round.
The NFC’s No 1 seed have had a couple weeks off to reflect on their recent struggles, and they come up against a red hot Falcons team that dispatched the LA Rams.
Here is all you need to know about the NFL Divisional Round clash.
What time is kick-off?
The game kicks off at 9.35pm UK time at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.
The state of Pennsylvania is five hours behind British time which means a 4.35pm start for the locals at ‘The Linc’.
You can watch the NFL playoffs on Now TV with prices starting at £6.99 for a Sports Pass. Or you can catch all the action on NFL Gamepass.
What TV channel is it on?
Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action and Sky Sports Mix will all broadcast the game LIVE on Saturday night with coverage beginning at 9pm.
Sky customers can stream all the action on Sky Go, or non-subscribers can buy a Now TV pass for the day.
NFL Game Pass, the league’s streaming service, is also showing the play-offs this season on a number of devices.
HOW TO WATCH THE PLAY-OFFS
You can watch the NFL playoffs on Sky this year as they’ll be broadcasting all the games live. You can become a subscriber here.
If you don’t want to sign up for Sky, you can watch the playoffs on NowTV with their Sky Sports pass starting from £6.99.
You can also sign up for NFL Game Pass’ playoff subscription which will let you watch all the games, including the Super Bowl, live and on demand
What are the other Divisional Round games?
The AFC’s No 1 seed New England Patriots take on the Tennessee Titans in Saturday’s later game.
That contest kicks off at 1.15am UK time in the early hours of Sunday morning before another double header in the evening.
Jacksonville Jaguars travel to the Pittsburgh Steelers from 6.05pm on Sunday, and the weekend concludes with the Minnesota Vikings against the New Orleans Saints at 9.40pm.
What are the latest odds?
Our friends at SunBets have the Atlanta Falcons as 8/13 favourites to continue their run towards a Super Bowl return.
The home side Philadelphia are available at 5/4.
(Odds correct at time of writing)
What is the team news?
Atlanta are sweating on the fitness of two of their offensive stars for this weekend’s clash.
Running back Devonta Freeman (knee) was limited in Wednesday practice while wide receiver Julio Jones (ankle) was absent.
Philadelphia, meanwhile, have had a week off and are relatively healthy across the board.
British running back Jay Ajayi is nursing a knee injury but was a full participant in Wednesday practice.