The NFL playoffs are heading into their second weekend with a full head of steam and it's time to get you non sports fanatics up to speed on some important facts that you can use to make yourselves look like the sports geniuses you don't have time to be. Take a read below and store up the info because used wisely, you can wow your more sports literate brethren into thinking you are one of them.
New Orleans vs San Francisco Saturday, 4:30 pm
- The Saints have never won a playoff game on the road.
- New Orleans is on a nine game winning streak
- This it the 49ers first playoff appearance since losing 31-6 at Tampa Bay in 2002.
- San Francisco is currently riding a six game losing streak against the Saints that goes back to 2002.
- Saints QB Drew Brees needs just one touchdown pass to match Johnny Unitas's record of 49 straight games with a touchdown pass.
Denver vs New England, Saturday 8 pm
- Denver's win over Pittsburgh gives the Broncos more playoff victories than the Patriots have in the past three years.
- New Englands dynamic duo, Belichick and Brady, are 14-5 in the playoffs. However, they have lost the last three games played.
- New England added Josh McDaniels to their coaching staff this week. He was formerly Denver's head coach and was responsible for the drafting of Tim Tebow.
- New Englands defense is 31st in the league statistically.
- Denver lost to New England 23-41 on December 18th of this season.
Houston at Baltimore Sunday 1 pm
- Baltimore is 5-0 against Houston all time.
- The Ravens have won its last three playoff openers.
- Baltimore hasn't won a home playoff game since a 21-3 wild-card win over Denver on Dec. 31, 2000.
- Houston's Adrian Foster ranked 5th in the league in rushing with 1224 yards despite missing 3 games. Baltimore ranked second in the NFL with 92.6 rushing yards allowed per game.
- Ravens rusher Ray Rice recorded an NFL-best 2,068 yards from scrimmage this year
NY Giants at Green Bay, 4:30 pm
- The Packers won 38-35 over the Giants on December 4th.
- Green Bay's Defense is ranked last in the league statistically.
- Green Bay's QB Aaron Rodgers is 2-0 against the Giants.
- New York's defense is ranked 28th in the league yet held Atlanta to 0 points last week.
- Green Bay is on a 13 game home win streak.