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2021 NFL divisional playoffs Sunday: Patriots rooting guide, how to watch, open thread

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Divisional Round - Tampa Bay Buccaneers v New Orleans Saints Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images

The NFL’s 2020-21 playoffs continue today, with the second half of the divisional round games on the schedule. While the New England Patriots do not participate this year — the team went just 7-9 during the regular season and failed to qualify for the first time since 2008 — the postseason tournament has still shaped up to be an interesting one yet again.

So, without further ado here’s how you can watch Sunday’s games and who Patriots fans should root for.

#6 Cleveland Browns (12-5) at #1 Kansas City Chiefs (14-2)

When: 3:05 p.m. ET

Where: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City MO

Television: CBS, CBS All Access, ESPN Deportes

Live streaming: fuboTV (Try for free here!)

SB Nation coverage: Dawgs by Nature (Browns), Arrowhead Pride (Chiefs)

Patriots rooting guide: Go Browns! The long-suffering underdog going up against the reigning Super Bowl winners? Well, that’s an easy one to root for. A victory would give Cleveland its first AFC Championship berth since the 1989 season.


#5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (12-5) at #2 New Orleans Saints (13-4)

When: 6:40 p.m. ET

Where: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans LA

Television: FOX, FOX Deportes

Live streaming: fuboTV (Try for free here!)

SB Nation coverage: Bucs Nation (Buccaneers), Canal Street Chronicles (Saints)

Patriots rooting guide: Go Buccaneers! Tom Brady. Rob Gronkowski. Not much more needs to be said.