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NFL Notebook: Breaking down the six NFL playoff games – without the Patriots

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Going to be a weird sensation watching the NFL playoffs kick-off and not have the Patriots involved somehow. They've been used to sitting out this opening weekend many times, and sizing up the potential divisional matchups. Now, they — and we — are just wallflowers, while we watch several old friends do battle.

A look at all six matchups this weekend, and game and playoff picks:

TODAY

#7 Colts (11-5) at #2 Bills (13-3), 1:05 p.m. (CBS)
BetOnline.ag Line: Bills -6, 51 o/u