The NFL Divisional play-off round is set following four lacklustre games over the weekend, with the home team winning each one comfortably. The Green Bay Packers completed the field on Sunday with a 38-13 victory over the New York Giants at Lambeau Field.
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers completed 25-of-40 for 362 yards and four touchdowns in the win and the Packers have now won seven in a row stretching back to a triumph over the Eagles in Philadelphia at the end of November.
Three play-off teams, the Seattle Seahawks, Houston Texans and Detroit Lions, are in that winning streak and Green Bay would appear to have hit their stride at just the right time.
It’s now on to the AT & T Stadium in Arlington on Sunday to play the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC Divisional Round.
The two sides met earlier in the year when the Cowboys cruised to a 30-16 victory. Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 157 yards on 28 carries and Dak Prescott threw three touchdown passes in what was something of a coming out for the rookie duo against a quality opponent.
Saturday the Seahawks are in Atlanta to take on the Falcons at the Georgia Dome.
Seattle had little trouble with the Lions in the NFC Wild Card over the weekend, but the Atlanta offense may be another story entirely.
The Falcons comfortably led the league in points per game at 33.8, while the Seahawks were third in defense behind only the New England Patriots and the New York Giants.
Something, as they say, has to give and it should be a fascinating match-up.
Seattle are 11/1 to win Super Bowl LI, with the Falcons 7/1 and the Packers 8/1.