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2019 NFL Divisional Sunday: Tune in for Chargers-Patriots and Eagles-Saints

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Can Philip Rivers help break his team’s curse in New England? And will the Saints repeat their blowout victory over the Eagles from earlier this year?

Los Angeles Chargers v New England Patriots Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images

With Divisional Saturday complete, it’s time to move on to Sunday’s games. The AFC gets the early game today, just as it did on Saturday, followed by the NFC.

Today’s AFC game pits a pair of quarterbacks who both have had great success in their careers but who are on opposite sides of the championship divide. Tom Brady of the New England Patriots has five Super Bowl rings; the Los Angeles ChargersPhilip Rivers has played in a single AFC championship, which his team lost. To make matters worse, when going head-to-head, Brady’s teams are 7-0 against Rivers’.

Today provides the Chargers with an opportunity to break that apparent curse against Bill Belichick’s New England squad. The Chargers’ tenth-ranked defense (by DVOA) will have its work cut out for it, but their offense can score the ball well too, as they’re ranked third.

In the late game, we get a rematch of an utter dismantling earlier this season, when the Saints picked apart the Eagles 48-7. Will this game be a repeat of that blowout, or will the Eagles be able to take advantage of essentially a two-week layoff for the Saints, who rested all their key players in week 17 with home-field already locked up?

Tune in today to find out, and enjoy the games!

#5 Los Angeles Chargers at #2 New England Patriots

Venue: Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MA
Kickoff time: 1:05 PM Eastern Time
TV Networks: CBS
Commentators: Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson, Jay Feely
Radio Broadcast: Westwood One Sports, Sirius 88/82/83, XM 88/225/226

Odds: Patriots favored by 4 points; over/under total 46
Last Meeting: 2017 Week 8: @Patriots 21, Chargers 13
Playoff History: Patriots lead all-time 2-1; last meeting 2007 AFCCG: @Patriots 21, Chargers 12

#6 Philadelphia Eagles at #1 New Orleans Saints

Venue: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA
Kickoff time: 3:40 PM Central Time (4:40 PM Eastern)
TV Networks: FOX
Commentators: Kevin Burkhardt, Charles Davis, Pam Oliver, Peter Schrager
Radio Broadcast: Westwood One Sports, Sirius 88/82/83, XM 88/225/226

Odds: Saints favored by 8 points; over/under total 50.5
Last Game: 2018 Week 11: @Saints 48, Eagles 7
Playoff History: Saints lead all-time 2-1; last meeting 2013 WC: Saints 26, @Eagles 24