Rams run over Cowboys; Chiefs dominate Colts

Heather Diaz
January 13, 2019

Philip Rivers and the Chargers find themselves in Foxboro, where Tom Brady and the Patriots will look to continue their dominance. Drew Brees averages 27.5 DraftKings NFL Points at home this season. Something has to give.

These are the players whose performances stood out from Saturday's divisional-round games.

The Rams are giving the visiting Dallas Cowboys a touchdown.

They will now host the victor between Sunday night's mega clash between the Patriots and the Chargers.

Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints throws the ball during the second half against the Pittsburgh Steelers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on December 23, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. But this Philly team has changed a lot since then and they proved last weekend that even with all the injuries to their defense, they can still hold the opposition. We caught up with CBS Boston sports anchor Steve Burton to get his insights on the matchups.

The Indianapolis offense isn't a juggernaut like the Kansas City one is, but Andrew Luck and company showed against the Houston Texans a week ago that they're no joke. "We knew we were going up against a very good team, a very well-coached team". While this unit ranks 18th in pass defense, per our metrics, they allowed the most passing yards to opposing passers in the regular season (4,721) as teams tried to keep pace with Patrick Mahomes and company. But their defense is suspect. The second-year cornerback has become a hugely important player for the Colts the past couple of games and he had a monster game against the Chiefs on Saturday.

Winter Weather Advisory Issued Tonight Into Saturday
As temperatures drop into the upper 20s to lower 30s overnight, rain will transition into snow as we head into Monday. As of now, it looks like this late-week system will bring more rain and snow chances to the Commonwealth.

"This is where Dallas's season ends". Furthermore, the offense led by Nick Foles proved they could do just enough against a top-tier defense to come away with a victory.

Mahomes and the rest of their own high-powered offense took care of the rest, rolling to a 31-13 victory in the divisional round to end 25 years of playoff frustration. Like on Gurley's 35-yard touchdown, which Gurley described as the "Red Sea" parting so that he could burst through the hole and score. A good matchup to watch in this one...

Grades For Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott, Amari Cooper & Jason Garrett is presented by BetDSI - the internet's #1 sportsbook. But the Eagles looked a lot better defensively against the Bears and I believe will be ready to go against New Orleans. ESPN highlights that the Colts are 6-0 this year against the spread (ATS) in six games they've played against a team with a winning record.

Sunday's evening game will feature the Saints and Eagles, which is scheduled to kickoff at 4:40 p.m. ET on FOX. They have struggled on the road.

Patriots over the Chargers: Gillete Stadium in January with the visiting team traveling clear across the country? While the potential for snow has subsided, frigid temperatures are still expected at kickoff in New England. Pats 34, Chargers 24. Additionally, it went 48-34 on A-rated picks against the spread last season, and $100 bettors who have followed it the past two seasons are up almost $4,000. But that was back in November. Dallas played a strong game last week against Seattle, but it was close. But it really didn't matter.

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