Dec 12, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) throws a pass during the game against the San Diego Chargers at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Playoffs: What To Watch For From A Pats Perspective

Jan 5, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) watches time expire at the end of the AFC wild card playoff football game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. San Diego won 27-10. Mandatory Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

Half of the NFL’s divisional weekend is in the books, and since our Patriots won, we get to have a fun, relaxed Sunday. First, the Niners battle the Panthers in what will decide the second half of the NFC Championship Game, and then the Broncos host the Chargers, a game that should definitely grab the interest of Pats fans.

If the Denver beats San Diego, then New England will have to travel to Denver for the AFC Championship Game next week. However if the Chargers win, the Patriots will be able to host the AFC Championship Game for the third straight year, and they will be getting an easier matchup in the San Diego Chargers. I know that most Pats fans (including myself) will be rooting for the Chargers to pull the upset, and while I don’t think it will happen in the end, they certainly have a good shot at getting the win. If they do in fact lose, the NFL won’t be too sorry, because everybody likes a little Peyton Manning versus Tom Brady, with a Super Bowl berth on the line.

No matter what happens, I think that we are in for a fun day of football, so just kick back, and enjoy (or watch more Pats highlights, whatever you want).

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