The 2016 NFL playoffs return for the divisional round. The wild card can be entertaining in its wildness, but the divisional round provides a chance for more intriguing, quality football. The second game of the day features the Arizona Cardinals hosting the Green Bay Packers. The game will air on NBC, with Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth in the announcer booth.
The Cardinals and Packers squared off back in Week 16, with Arizona crushing Green Bay 38-8. I think we end up seeing a much closer affair in this playoff game, largely because the Packers offense showed some signs of life last week against Washington. I expected Washington to win a shootout, but they could not hang with Green Bay.
The Cardinals are a touchdown favorite. I have the Packers covering, but I think Arizona wins in a shootout. I'm sure I'll end up wrong, but I think this ends up the highest scoring game of the weekend.
Packers vs. Cardinals
Where: University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ
When: Saturday, January 16, 5:15 p.m. PT
Announcers: Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth
Radio: Packers Radio Network | Cardinals Radio Network
Online Streaming: NBC Sports
Odds: The Cardinals opened as a touchdown favorite, and the line remains steady at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.
Packers blog: Acme Packing Company
Cardinals blog: Revenge of the Birds