Stroud and Love Gear Up for Divisional Playoff Challenges

Stroud and Love Gear Up for Divisional Playoff Challenges

Is C.J. Stroud or Jordan Love upset their playoffs?Stroud and Love had nearly identical stats in their first starts of the season – including a 157.2 passer rating – in impressive playoff wins that pushed Houston and Green Bay into the NFL divisional playoff ring.

Now the real fun begins.Houston faces Baltimore after beating Cleveland 45-14 for the top spot in the AFC. NFL leading MVP candidate Lamar Jackson and tight end Mark Andrews are back from injured reserve. If the Texans pull it off, Stroudand#039; the rookie legend is more than complete.

Love led the Packers to a 48-32 victory over Dallas, and now Green Bay is renewing another NFC blue-blood rivalry with San Francisco.

The 49ers have won the last four playoff meetings with the Packers, all started by Aaron Rodgers. Imagine what a victory here would make for love.Sunday’s matches will be amazing too. Lions coach Dan Campbell is trying to lead Detroit to its first NFC title game since 1991-92 against Tampa Bay, and the Chiefs and Bills are renewing the quarterback competition between Patrick Mahomes II and Josh Allen. Weather or not, here it comes.Which teams will advance to the championship weekend.

Here are Sports News and #039; divisional round picks (Caesars Sportsbook odds): 4,444 4,444 How far have the Texans gotten with Stroud and first-year coach DeMeco Ryans since losing 25-9 to the Ravens in Week 1? Stroud took five sacks from five different players in that loss, and Baltimore probably can’t owe much from that game plan. Stroud is a similarly prolific pass rusher, but will face a unit that has had as many interceptions (18) as it has allowed TD passes (18) this season.

The offense of the Baltimorean had only 265 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the first meeting with Houston, allowing only 56 yards in the victory against Cleveland. Did the Texansand#039; make the Ravens one dimensional and keep Jackson? If they do, it will be too late. Baltimore finally breaks from the defensive struggle in the second half and Jackson gets his first shot in the AFC Championship Game..

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