A Deeper Look into the NFL Playoffs

After competition of the National Football League intensified over the last several weeks, the playoffs are finally upon us.

The match-ups begin today with the Houston Texans taking on the Oakland Raiders at 4:35 p.m., and the day caps off with the Seattle Seahawks hosting the Detroit Lions at 8:15 p.m. On Sunday the Miami Dolphins will play the Pittsburgh Steelers at 1:05 p.m., and, as NFL diehards scramble around grocery stores to prepare for NFL playoff parties, the day will culminate with the New York football Giants facing the Green Bay Packers at 4:40 p.m.

Houston/Oakland:

Quarterback Derek Carr was having an outstanding season—MVP worthy. But in week 16, a freak injury happened in which he broke his right fibula, and now rookie quarterback Connor Cook will have