Playing into January means a team was good enough during the regular season to make it into the postseason. There are 32 teams in the NFL, currently. Nearly half of them end up making the postseason, yet some have distinct advantages over the other based on seeding, records etc.
Back in 2020, the league adopted a 14-team playoff format, which was up from the previous 12-team bunch that had been the norm since 1990. Six teams per conference would make the postseason -- four division winners and two Wild Card teams under the old system.
Then, in the divisional round the following week, the No.1 seed, which automatically advanced, hosts the lowest-seeded team that won on Wild Card weekend. The winners of those two divisional round games play each other in the NFC or AFC Championship game for the right to advance to the Super Bowl.
The San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks will throw down in the Thanksgiving Day finale on Thursday night. If you want to find out my best bet for the game, you can find it in this week's edition of the "Road to 272 Bets".
In this article, I'm going to break down three prop bets I have locked in for Thursday night's action. If you want to join me on these plays, you should do so at FanDuel Sportsbook. If you click the link below to sign up for an account, you'll receive $150 in bonus bets if your first $5 wager wins!
The 49ers are trying to chase down the Eagles atop the NFC, while the Seahawks are doing their best to stay afloat in the NFC wild card race. This will be the first of two meetings between these teams in the final stretch, of the season, they'll play again in Week 14.
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