The 2017 divisional round continues Saturday evening as the New England Patriots host the Houston Texans. The Atlanta Falcons are the first team to punch their ticket in the conference championship, and the Patriots will look to book their sixth straight trip to the AFC title game. The game kicks off at 5:15 p.m. PT on CBS, with Jim Nantz and Phil Simms in the announcer booth, and Tracy Wolfson on the sideline.
The Patriots are a 15.5-point favorite, the biggest line for a playoff game in over a decade. The Texans are sending out Brock Osweiler after benching him late in the season. He started against the Oakland Raiders last week, but Houston benefited from the Raiders being without Derek Carr and Donald Penn. I can’t see how this turns out anywhere near similar to last week.
Where: Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MA
When: 5:15 p.m. PT
Announcers: Jim Nantz, Phil Simms, Tracy Wolfson
Radio: Texans Radio Network | Patriots Radio Network
Online Streaming: FOX Sports GO
Odds: Patriots -15.5, 44
Texans blog: Battle Red Blog
Patriots blog: Pats Pulpit