NFL Divisional Sunday Playoff Games Open Thread

Who wants it more? This ball is still up for grabs, and any one of six teams could still snag it. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Good afternoon. We have another stress-free viewing Sunday with the Saints game complete, but instead of last week's hope and excitement about moving on to the next round, many of us are filled with grief, anger, and disappointment with how the 36-32 loss to the San Francisco 49ers went down.

I have a great idea!! If you haven't sworn off football, join your CSC pals in this open thread during today's games. you can talk about the games as they unfold, gripe about missed opportunities, discuss the commercials, speculate on what the Saints need to do for 2012, and much more.

At 1:00 EST, the resurgent 11-6 Houston Texans (who broke a 3-game losing streak to stomp the Cincinnati Bengals 31-10 in last week's wild card game) will be trying to upset the # 2 seed and rested 12-4 Baltimore Ravens. The winner goes to Foxboro/Schick/Gillette Field @ Fenway Park to spar with the New England Patriots, whose 45-10 defeat of the Denver Broncos yesterday put them in the AFC Championship Game.

NFL Gamecenter: Texans @ Ravens (with live updated stats, play-by-play, 3-D colored-line drive charts, etc.)

Then, the late game kicks off at 4:30 EST and features the 10-7 New York football Giants stepping onto the mystical tundra of historic Lambeau Field to take a shot at the 15-1 Green Bay football Packers for the right to take on the 49ers for the NFC Championship next weekend.

NFL Gamecenter: Giants @ Packers (with live updated stats, play-by-play, 3-D colored-line drive charts, etc.)

I know I'll be hanging out here a bit, so I hope to see you on the other side!!

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