NFL divisional round playoff game plans: Keys to win, players to watch, matchup advantages for all eight teams

We're onto the divisional round of the 2021 NFL playoffs. On Sunday night, the Bills and Chiefs will try to come out on top of what should be a shootout.

How can each team playing on Sunday continue their playoff run at least another week and earn a bid to the conference championship games? We took a closer look at the game tape and outlined the winning blueprint for all eight teams. For each of the divisional-round matchups, we identified the biggest thing each team must do to create an advantage and win, picked a played to watch and pointed to a scheme that could make all the difference in the outcome. We're looking at personnel matchups, scheme advantages and coaching tendencies that can clear a path for every team to the next round -- and one step closer to Super Bowl LVI.

Here are the focal points, key game-breaking players and impact schemes for all four matchups. (We included ESPN's Football Power Index projections for each matchup, along with the current game lines.)