CLEVELAND, Ohio — NFL Wildcard weekend begins at 4:35 p.m. Saturday with the Tennessee Titans at the Kansas City Chiefs on ESPN/ABC, followed by the Atlanta Falcons at the Los Angeles Rams at 8:15 p.m. on NBC.
The Titans are all about quarterback Marcus Mariota, although he has not had a great season. Mariota has more interceptions (15) than touchdown passes (13), but any possibility of the Titans pulling off the upset in Kansas City will be because of the play of Mariota.
And the Titans will face a Chiefs team that started off strong, went into a slump but now appears back on track. The Chiefs ended the regular season with four straight wins.
The team is led by rookie running back Kareem Hunt who led the league in rushing (1,327 yards). Hunt, the former Willoughby South High and Toledo standout, also had eight touchdowns and and 455 yards receiving.
In the second game, the defending NFC champs Falcons will face the Rams in the first playoff game in the LA Coliseum since 1994 and the first playoff game hosted by the Rams in the Coliseum since 1979.
The young Rams are one of the surprise teams this NFL season and their first postseason game is against a team that played in the Super Bowl last year. But the Rams have what it takes to advance, especially in running back Todd Gurley, an MVP candidate.
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