NFL playoff odds 2016: Seahawks, Chiefs among Wild Card Weekend favorites

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The Seattle Seahawks crushed the Minnesota Vikings when those NFC teams met back in Week 13. The Seahawks will get a chance to beat the Vikings in Minnesota for a second time this season as a road betting favorite when the teams do battle on Wild Card Weekend.

The Seahawks opened as 5-point road favorites at sportsbooks monitored by against the Vikings for their Wild Card matchup, with Seattle having topped Minnesota 38-7 and easily covering the 3-point spread on the road when they met in early December. Seattle is also coming off a blowout victory, knocking off the Cardinals in Arizona by a 36-6 score to close out their regular season schedule on Sunday afternoon.

The Vikings, meanwhile, won the NFC North title with a 20-13 win at Green Bay in Week 17, sending the Packers on the road to face the Redskins in Washington in the NFC's other Wild Card Weekend matchup. Washington opened as a 1.5-point home favorite for the contest; the Redskins rode a season-ending four-game winning streak to the NFC East division title.

The Seattle at Minnesota matchup will kick off at 1:05 p.m. ET on Sunday, with theGreen Bay at Washington matchup then getting underway at 4:40 p.m. ET. The Carolina Panthers and the Arizona Cardinals have first-round NFC playoff byes and await the winners.

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