The temperatures fell but the snow never did. There were no whiteouts on the NFL’s wild-card weekend, only blowouts.
Houston beat Oakland by 13. Seattle beat Detroit by 20. Pittsburgh beat Miami by 18. Green Bay beat the New York Giants by 25.
All the home teams won, the opposite of last year’s first round when the visiting teams went 4-0. Now, all four of the divisional games are rematches from the regular season — and three of those games had lopsided outcomes.
Seattle plays at Atlanta. The Seahawks held off the visiting Falcons in Week 6, 26-24.
Houston plays at New England. The Patriots rolled over the visiting Texans in Week 3, 27-0.