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The NFL playoffs get underway this weekend and for the first time in a long while all four games are intriguing. Even the Saturday afternoon ESPN game, which is usually the worst matchup, is an interesting game between the Colts and Texans.


We're in for a weekend of entertaining football, but this weekend also features some of the league's best defenses, which means we might get some low-scoring games. Let's see who the odds, according to ​FanDuel Sportsbook, have as the best bet to be the lowest scoring team out of the eight playing this weekend.

The No. 6 seed Philadelphia Eagles at (+310) are the most likely team to score the fewest points against the stout Chicago Bears defense. This makes sense since Foles is banged up and the Bears have a ferocious defense particularly when they're playing at home. The Bears held the Los Angeles Rams to just six points at Soldier Field earlier in December. But the Eagles also beat the Rams so who knows what could happen.

The Chargers at +480 and Seahawks at +500 join the Eagles in the Top 3 and in the club of playing top defenses on the road. The Chargers got shut down by the Ravens No. 1 defense a couple weeks ago, while the Seahawks put up 24 points on the Cowboys in a victory back in September.

The middle of the pack are the three teams playing the three teams at the top, the Ravens, Bears and Cowboys are all at +700. None of those teams are bad on offense but they're very rarely extremely explosive either. Their opponents all have solid defenses of their own and we might see a low scoring defensive struggle or two among these games.

Finally, the Colts at +750 and Texans at +800 are playing each other and have the lowest chances of finishing as the lowest scoring team of the week. So if you're looking for the game with points tune into the early Saturday afternoon game.

Just one more day until the NFL playoffs start and hopefully, at the end of the weekend, the lowest scoring team was at least still one score within reach of whoever they're playing. 


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