Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
The NFL Playoffs have arrived after an exciting regular season that took all 17 weeks to determine the playoff schedule. This included a key loss for the Oakland Raiders that cost them the AFC West title and a first round bye. Meanwhile the Detroit Lions fell to the Green Bay Packers costing them the NFC North but a late loss by the Washington Redskins sealed their fate earlier in the day.
The action will get started on Saturday as the Oakland Raiders travel to Houston to take on the Texans at 4:35pm ET. Entering this game both of these teams have key quarterback issues as Derek Carr was knocked out with a season ending injury during week 16 before the Raiders backup quarterback Matt McGloin was knocked out last week.
Meanwhile the Texans are dealing with an injury to quarterback Tom Savage that could force the team to turn back to Brock Osweiler. In the end these two teams they will need to turn to their talented receiving corps that feature Amari Cooper and DeAndre Hopkins to take off the pressure from their respective quarterbacks.
The second of the Saturday Double Header kicks off at 8:15pm ET as the Detroit Lions head to Seattle to take on the Seahawks. This contest will come down to defense as the Seahawks have struggled without star safety Earl Thomas who is out for the rest of the season. If the Lions want to win this game they will need to find a way to slow down Russell Wilson as the Seahawks running game could prevent them picking up an opening round win.