Best football weekend of the yearPosted: January 10, 2019
Three of four road teams won last weekend.
Will they be able to continue on the road to Super Bowl LIII?
The top two teams in each conference – coming off their byes – hit the field this weekend against last weekend’s winners.
The slate begins Saturday at 4:30 p.m. on NBC when the Colts visit AFC top-seed Kansas City. The Chiefs have struggled in postseason the past 25 years, winning only once. Four of the losses came against the Colts – two at home.
The Cowboys visit the Rams on Fox at 8 p.m. Saturday. The Rams are seeking their first playoff win since returning to Los Angeles, where they met and lost to the Cowboys twice in 1970s NFC championship games.
The Chargers return to the east coast to battle the Patriots Sunday at 1 p.m. on CBS. New England won a pair of postseason meetings 2006 and 2007, but the Chargers claimed their only AFL title against the Patriots in 1963.
The top-seeded Saints take on the defending champion Eagles on Fox at 4:30 p.m. The Saints blasted the Eagles 48-7 in November, but Philadelphia has won six of seven since then.
Coverage of the Australian Open begins on ESPN2 Sunday at 7 p.m.
The Celtics visit the Heat Thursday at 7 p.m. on TNT, with Thunder-Spurs in the nightcap.
The Pacers face the Knicks on ESPN Friday at 7:30 p.m. and the Lakers take on the Jazz at 10 p.m.
NBC Sports Washington offers the Bucks against Wizards Friday at 7 p.m. and the Raptors’ visit Sunday at 1 p.m.
UCLA takes on Oregon Thursday at 9 p.m. on ESPN.
Tulsa takes on Cincinnati on ESPN2 Thursday at 7 p.m., followed by Penn State-Nebraska and Pacific’s contest with Gonzaga.
Michigan meets Illinois on FoxSports1 Thursday at 8 p.m., then Washington faces Utah at 10 p.m.
ESPN2 has Wright State against Northern Kentucky Friday at 7 p.m.
FoxSports1 has a pair of Big Ten games Friday, with Indiana-Maryland at 7 p.m. followed by Purdue playing Wisconsin.
Virginia clashes with Clemson Saturday at noon on NBC29 and other Raycom affiliates, with some stations showing Pittsburgh against North Carolina State.
Fox offers Georgetown-Providence Saturday at noon and Villanova’s clash with Creighton Sunday at noon.
ESPN starts its day at noon with Louisville-North Carolina, then Duke faces Florida State. Kansas battles with Baylor at 4 p.m. before Tennessee tangles with Florida.
It’s Kansas State against Iowa State at noon Saturday to start ESPN2’s slate. Illinois State takes on Illinois-Chicago at 2 p.m., then Georgia meets Auburn and Syracuse plays Georgia Tech at 6 p.m. Connecticut clashes with Cincinnati at 8 p.m. with Gonzaga-San Francisco in the nightcap.
Boston College meets Notre Dame Saturday at noon on NBC Sports Washington, followed by Wake Forest-Miami.
Marquette meets Seton Hall Saturday at 2 p.m. on FoxSports1.
TCU takes on Oklahoma Saturday at 2 p.m. on MASN.
FoxSports1 has UCLA against Oregon State Sunday at 10 p.m.
In women’s hoops, ESPN offers Louisville-Notre Dame Thursday at 7 p.m.
Baylor battles TCU on MASN2 Saturday at 4 p.m. and Kansas clashes with Kansas State Sunday at 1 p.m.
ESPN2 has high school basketball between Rancho Christian and Memphis East Friday at 9 p.m.
The Capitals battle the Bruins on NBC Sports Washington Thursday at 7 p.m. and Columbus comes to town Saturday at 7 p.m.