Eight teams remain on the road to the Super Bowl, and it’s shaping up to be a fight to the finish.
Seattle might get its star receiver Percy Harvin back in time for the Seahawks’ match-up against Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints. Meanwhile, the Indianapolis Colts picked up receiver Deion Branch from New England just days before the two teams meet in Foxborough.
On Sunday, Carolina and Denver are favored against their fifth- and sixth-seed competitors. But don’t discount the importance of momentum during the playoffs. Quarterback Philip Rivers is playing the best football of his career, and the 49ers are no doubt heady from their cold-weather wild card win against Green Bay.
This weekend, the NFL playoff action is on DISH.