The team that started 11-2, boasts the NFL’s most dynamic young quarterback and, for so long, seemed like the obvious favorite to go to the Super Bowl? Or the team that started 1-5, only to win 10 of their last 11 games with an MVP candidate of their own?
That’s the big question surrounding the first Divisional Round game on tap for this weekend, when the Kansas City Chiefs will host the Indianapolis Colts for a chance to advance to the AFC Championship.
NFL Playoffs 2019: Ranking the best possible Super Bowl LIII matchups from 1 to 16
A year after finishing 4-12 and playing without quarterback Andrew Luck, the Colts took a monumental step forward in 2018 under first-year head coach Frank Reich. Not only did Luck find his footing, throw the second most touchdowns of his career and return to the Pro Bowl, but Indy unearthed a Rookie of the Year candidate in Darius Leonard and shored up its defense, going 9-1 to finish the regular season and then stomping all over the rival Houston Texans in a 21-7 Wild-Card win. Judging purely off momentum, there isn’t a better team in the NFL outside of maybe the No. 1-seed New Orleans Saints than Reich’s Colts.
But then there’s the Chiefs, who had the rest of the league in awe for the majority of the season. Coach Andy Reid has had Kansas City competitive since he arrived back in 2013, but never has Arrowhead Stadium played host to video-game production like that of the 2018 Chiefs offense, which saw Patrick Mahomes toss 50 touchdowns in his first full year as a starter and the team score at least 30 points in 12 of its 16 regular-season games. The only downside in K.C. might be on defense, which has been an issue all season, and the fact that the Chiefs enter the playoffs on a 1-2 stretch and with a murky history of home postseason success under Reid.
CFP National Championship Game 2019 Live Stream Online Channels
Event: National Championship Game 2019
Start Time: 8 p.m. ET
Date: 7th January 2019
Venue: Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California
For every football fan, nothing can be soothing and crazy than an all-new season of CFP National Championship 2019. This time, the craze hasn’t got over as all the teams are looking quite powerful and eager to compete in a fearless manner. The very Saturday night, the world witnessed one of the best games between Alabama and Oklahoma. Both the teams are in the top 5 positions and looking strong than the rest.
Although, not everyone gets a chance to see this mega CFP event in the stadium. For the tickets, you will have to pre-book it months ago before the actual championship. Therefore, for every CFP fan all over the world, online presence becomes a pure blessing. People can choose different online channels along with streaming services to watch the CFP National Championship game of 2019.
CFP National Championship Game Live Stream 2019 Online Channels
In a championship where the competition is at the highest, excitement is bound to reach some revolutionary heights. This time, Alabama’s Nick Saban is looking good and playing heart out in its sixth national championship.
Even Oklahoma’s coach Lincoln Riley is the best person to guide his team to victory. At present, Alabama is looking in good shape and is currently ranking on the number one position. In today’s scenario, it’s the fight between Alabama and Oklahoma which is catching wildfire.
On Saturday, the Indianapolis Colts travel to Houston to take on the AFC South champion Texans in a rubber match. The Texans beat the Colts in September, and the Colts returned the favor in December, and as always the biggest game is the next one. The Colts have been led here by Andrew Luck and some outstanding offensive line play, while the Texans are here by virtue of an opportunistic defense and DeAndre Hopkins, one of the NFL’s best receivers right now.
Indianapolis Colts vs Houston Texans Live Stream NFL Playoffs Games
Here’s how to watch the Texans host the Colts on Saturday.
Indianapolis Colts vs. Houston Texans
Date: Saturday, Jan. 5
Time: 4:35 p.m. ET
Location: NRG Stadium, Houston
Odds: Texans (-1)
The CBS Sports panel of experts has the Colts across the board, and that’s partially because the Colts counter everything the Texans do well. They can negate a great pass rush and they have a No. 1 receiver capable of shredding a secondary, plus defensively they can create some pressure and keep Watson uncomfortable. The Texans may have taken the division, but the Colts have the talent and the depth to go on the road and take a win to get a crack at the Kansas City Chiefs in the divisional round.
Click here to see our full picks for the Wild Card Weekend.
What NFL picks can you make with confidence during the Wild Card Round? And which top Super Bowl contender goes down hard? Visit SportsLine to see which NFL teams are winning more than 50 percent of simulations, all from the model that has beaten 98 percent of experts over the past two years.
Golden Globe Awards 2019 Live
Everton vs Leicester City live
Rose Bowl 2018 Live stream
Redbox Bowl 2018 Michigan State vs Oregon Live
Floyd Mayweather Jnr is back in action on New Year’s Eve as he takes on kickboxing prodigy Tenshin Nasukawa.
Mayweather vs Nasukawa Fight Live Stream
16 months on from coming out of retirement to beat Conor McGregor in 10 rounds, Mayweather is back for another money-spinner – taking on a 20-year-old opponent in a carefully negotiated exhibition match.
Their fight, to be competed under strict boxing rules, is part of RIZIN’s MMA card.
The American is beaten within a round. Scoggins lands a head kick early, but Motoya locks his opponent with a triangle choke and the former is struggling with the fight just three minutes deep.
The pair trade hammerfists before Motoya shifts into a teepee choke and Scoggins can only bear so much, pounding the ribs of his opponent to tap out.
South Carolina vs. Virginia, Belk Bowl 2018: Prediction, pick, odds, line, TV, live stream, watch online
Belk Bowl 2018 Virginia vs South Carolina Live Stream
Event: Belk Bowl
Date: Saturday, Sept. 29 | Time: 12:30 p.m. ET
Location: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina
In 2014, the Belk Bowl, which has lived previous lives as the Meineke Car Care Bowl and the Continental Tire Bowl, entered a new phase as an ACC vs. SEC bowl game. Since the switch (from an ACC vs. Big East/AAC game), the two leagues have split the series 2-2. The SEC won the first two meetings with Georgia knocking off Louisville in 2014 and Mississippi State beating NC State in 2015, but the ACC is on a two-year winning streak heading into Saturday’s matchup after Virginia Tech beat Arkansas in 2016 and Wake Forest outlasted Texas A&M in a 55-52 thriller a year ago.
South Carolina and Virginia are set for the rubber match, each looking to put a fresh conclusion on the season after frustrating losses to their rivals in November. The Gamecocks haven’t recorded a Power Five win since Nov. 3 at Ole Miss and the Wahoos are in a similar position, happy to be in the bowl game but looking for a quality win with no Power Five victories since beating North Carolina on Oct. 27. Both teams were 7-5 overall and 4-4 in conference play, both teams are in their third season under their current head coach and both teams should see strong representation in the stadium with a manageable drive from campus to the Charlotte area.
Michigan vs. Florida, Peach Bowl: Prediction, pick, line, odds, TV channel, live stream, watch online
Peach Bowl 2018 Florida vs Michigan Live Stream
Event: Peach Bowl
Date: Saturday, Dec. 29 | Time: Noon ET
Location: Mercedes-Benz Stadium — Atlanta, Georgia
The appetizer to the College Football Playoff kicks off on Saturday at noon in Atlanta when No. 7 Michigan squares off with No. 10 Florida in the Peach Bowl. The Wolverines were in the CFP hunt until the final weekend of the regular season, when they lost 62-39 to arch-rival Ohio State. The Gators lost two games in a row prior to reeling off three straight victories to cap off coach Dan Mullen’s first year back in Gainesville, Florida, with a 9-3 record.
Will the Wolverines push their all-time record vs. the Gators to 5-0, or will Mullen’s crew polish off the 2018 season with win No. 10 — the first time Florida would accomplish that feat since 2012? One advantage UF does have for itself in the game is personnel. UM will be without some of its top players, who have declared early for the NFL Draft and chosen not to play in the game. There will be plenty of Gators turning pro as well, but only one has declared at this time (Chauncey Gardner-Johnson), and he made it clear he will be suiting up and giving it his all on Saturday.