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2020 NFL playoffs Wild Card Sunday: Patriots rooting guide, how to watch, open thread

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The New England Patriots’ season is over, but the NFL playoffs continue nevertheless. Today, the final two games of the wild card round are on the menu and we will see a pair of NFC matchups: the New Orleans Saints are hosting the Minnesota Vikings before the Eagles will welcome the Seattle Seahawks to Philadelphia. Who should Patriots fans root for? Let’s take a look at the two games to find out.

#6 Minnesota Vikings (10-6) at #3 New Orleans Saints (13-3)

When: 1:05 p.m. ET

Where: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans LA

Television: FOX

Live streaming: fuboTV (sign up here)

SB Nation coverage: Daily Norseman (Vikings), Canal Street Chronicles (Saints)

Patriots rooting guide: Go good game! New England has no clear rooting interest in this game, as both NFC teams have had little impact on the Patriots in the past and are also do not have any ties to the organization via draft picks. Rooting for an entertaining game is the way to go.


#5 Seattle Seahawks (11-5) at #4 Philadelphia Eagles (9-7)

When: 4:40 p.m. ET

Where: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia PA

Television: NBC

Live streaming: fuboTV (sign up here)

SB Nation coverage: Field Gulls (Seahawks), Bleeding Green Nation (Eagles)

Patriots rooting guide: Go Seahawks! Deciding on a rooting interest in this game is a bit harder. While the Patriots own the Seahawks’ seventh-round draft pick this year and would therefore benefit from a Seattle playoff departure today, the Eagles just recently won a Super Bowl against New England. What is valued more is every fan’s decision, but from this perspective the Seahawks are the team to cheer for today.