Will there be a Super Bowl rematch?

Maybe the most interesting matchup takes place in Minneapolis, where the New Orleans Saints visit the Minnesota Vikings.

The Saints and Falcons both jumped ahead of the Eagles after Wild-Card Weekend, while the Vikings have remained the favorites since the end of the regular season. In 51 games, there has not been a single team that's gotten the unique advantage of playing in front of its home crowd. Super Bowl that is, not great Seinfeld episode.

Nick Foles has started three games since taking over for Wentz, and while he performed well in the Eagles' Week 15 win over the New York Giants, he could not make that same claim about the following two games against the Oakland Raiders and Dallas Cowboys. As a result, the Eagles are the sixth choice when it comes to winning the Super Bowl. Those were the four losing teams in the NFL's Wild Card Weekend. The Vikings will know if hosting the NFC Championship Game is on the line because the Eagles will host the Falcons on Saturday.

The first is that if you feel compelled to bet on the ultimate underdog, feel free to plunk down money on the Tennessee Titans who are a whopping 40/1 long shot to win it all.

In the AFC, the Patriots are the clear favorites at 4/7, while the Steelers have the second-best odds at 9/4. In a typical year, that work is already underway at the host site for the Super Bowl, but the National Football League is forced to work around the Vikings as the team prepares to host a divisional round playoff game this weekend, and possibly prepares for a home game in the NFC Championship Game the following weekend.

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However, the Steelers are too strong for the Jaguars, and the Patriots seem likely to overwhelm the Titans.

That will set up a Pittsburgh-Minnesota Super Bowl, and that's a rematch of Super Bowl IX. If they succeed in winning in both the quarterfinals and the semifinals, they can face the AFC victor at their home turf at the US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.

If this is to come to pass, the match-ups that we will see in the next round of the playoffs will be as follows: Patriots vs Chiefs, Jaguars vs Steelers, Eagles vs Saints, and Vikings vs Rams. Either team will make the Patriots earn their trip to the Super Bowl, but if the Patriots continue playing like they've been playing of late, we could be seeing the Patriots in the Super Bowl once again to defend their title.

The logistical nightmare can still be worked around with the built-in bye week between the conference championship games and the Super Bowl, but even that may not be enough time to get everything done that would typically get done.

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