The Eagles travel to New Orleans looking to cause an upset, while the Chiefs search for a first home win in the playoffs since 1993.
The divisional round of the NFL playoffs is traditionally when the regular season heavyweights step into the ring and this year is no different.
This weekend, the two teams with the best regular season record will make their playoff debut, along with one of the most exciting offensive units in the NFL and one of football’s biggest juggernauts in the modern era.
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Here’s how the eight teams left in the playoffs rank.
The Saints might have slowed down the stretch, going 3-2 in their final five regular season games but remain arguably the best team in football. They are a brilliantly balanced team, boasting one of the greatest quarterbacks in football and have the third-best offense and sixth-best defense of the teams left in the playoff.
Crucially, the Saints have home field advantage throughout the playoffs and are undefeated at the Superdome in the playoffs in the Drew Brees and Sean Payton era.
The Rams’ offense steamrolled opponents at will in the first half of the season but they limped down the stretch, as Jared Goff no longer seemed to be as infallible as in the first eight weeks. Add to that the fact the Rams haven’t won a playoff game since 2004 and their matchup against the Cowboys looks even harder.
At the same time, the Rams led the NFC in total offense – at an astonishing 421.1 yards per game – and points – 32.9 points per game – this season and in Todd Gurley they will welcome back the best running back in football on Saturday night.
The Chiefs have torched defenses for fun during the regular season and in Patrick Mahomes they have only the second player in NFL history to have accumulated at least 5,000 passing yards and 50 touchdown passes in a single season.

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