Ranking Divisional Round games by upset potential

5The hunt for the Lombardi Trophy

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Eight teams remain in the hunt for the Lombardi Trophy ahead of the Divisional Round, and all four games on tap feature some significant spreads. So, which of the underdogs has the best chance to pull off the upset and advance to the conference title games?

Given recent history, the most obvious answer for most fans is likely the Philadelphia Eagles, who can trigger some free beer for some of their fans in the process. But are they really the team best equipped to pull off the upset?

Here’s how we see these four Divisional Round games playing out, ranking the upset potential from least to most likely.


Jesse Reed
Managing Editor at Sportsnaut. Featured on Yardbarker and MSN.com, and formerly was a breaking news writer/NFL analyst for Bleacher Report.