There were seven new teams in the 2018 NFL playoffs compared to last year, but as we head to the Divisional Round there’s just one newbie among Sunday’s two games.
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That new club would be the AFC fifth-seeded Los Angeles Chargers, who visit the No. 2 New England Patriots in Sunday’s first game. The Patriots are just 4-point favorites, which seems a bit low considering how dominant the team has been at home overall and especially in the postseason since Tom Brady took over as quarterback.
New England was the NFL’s only unbeaten team at home this season and has won its past 15 (12-3 ATS) at Gillette Stadium by an average margin of nearly 16 points. Brady is 19-3 at home in his playoff career and has never lost to the Chargers, regular season or playoffs, in seven starts.