The NFL playoffs continue this weekend with the Divisional Round and several former Ohio State football players will be in action.
It is a big weekend for professional football as the NFL’s Divisional Round takes place on Saturday and Sunday. Several former Buckeyes will be in action, so here is everyone from the Ohio State football program you should be rooting for this weekend.
Saturday at 4:35 p.m. is when all the action kicks off with the Minnesota Vikings and the San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers are the one-seed in the NFC as they finished the year 13-3 while the Vikings are the six-seed and are coming off an upset over the New Orleans Saints last week.
Who should you root for in this game? Well, both teams have former Buckeyes, but the Vikings have more as Pat Elflein and Jalyn Holmes play for Minnesota, and Rookie of the Year candidate Nick Bosa plays for the 49ers. The 49ers have a better chance to win the Super Bowl though, so if you want a Buckeye to get a ring root for the Niners.
After that game, the Tennessee Titans take on the Baltimore Ravens at 8:15 p.m. The Ravens are the one seed in the AFC as MVP candidate Lamar Jackson has led them to a 14-2 record. The Titans, on the other hand, just upset the reigning champion New England Patriots and are the six seed.
Who should you root for here? Easy. The Ravens have no Buckeyes and the Titans are led by Ohio State legend Mike Vrabel at head coach. Go Titans.
Those are the only two games on Saturday but there are two more on Sunday, starting with the Houston Texans and Kansas City Chiefs at 3:05 p.m. The Chiefs are the two seed in the AFC as they are 12-4 while the Houston Texans are the four seed at 10-6 and are coming off a 22-19 win over the Buffalo Bills last week.
In this game, the Texans have former Buckeyes Gareon Conley, Carlos Hyde and Bradley Roby while the Chiefs have Darron Lee. Might as well say it’s the Houston Buckeyes, this answer on who to root for is clear.
The last game of the weekend is at 6:40 p.m. on Sunday as the 11-5, five-seeded Seattle Seahawks and Russell Wilson travel to Lambeau to take on the 13-3, two-seeded Green Bay Packers and Aaron Rodgers in an NFC matchup. Just pick which team or players you like more in this one as each team has one Buckeye with the Seahawks having Jamarco Jones and the Packers having Corey Linsley.
There you have it, that is who you have to root for this weekend. Personally, I think the Packers, 49ers, Chiefs, and Ravens all get wins this week, but we will see. Should be a fun weekend.