The first round of the NFL playoffs continues Sunday with two very different matchups.
In the early afternoon, the Miami Dolphins will make their return to the postseason after an eight-year absence when they play the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field.
The Dolphins are heavy underdogs (11 points, per OddsShark) headed into this matchup, which has the makings of a blowout.
The nightcap will take place at Lambeau Field, where the New York Giants face the Green Bay Packers. The home team is favored by five points in what should be a close contest.
The only similarity between the two matchups is that both games will be played in subfreezing temperatures.
Let’s take a look at the TV coverage for the game, offer some predictions and provide the latest notes and quotes from around the beat:
Miami at Pittsburgh
If the Dolphins are nervous about making their first postseason appearance in eight years, then they aren’t showing it publicly. In fact, they are so loose that they invited a DJ, Derek Walin of Miami’s Club LIV, to perform during a practice.
Omar Kelly of the Sun Sentinel wrote the following on Friday:
Considering the Dolphins’ locker room this week has resembled the let-out of a party where everyone’s had such a good time that nobody wants to go home, it is safe to say everyone in Davie want the good times to keep rolling.
‘They’ve worked really hard, [practicing in] pads on Wednesday and they practiced really well,’ Dolphins coach Adam Gase said in explaining the DJ. ‘It was a great vibe at practice, and guys were fired up about that. We got a lot of …