2019 NFL Playoffs Feature Three NFL Alumni-Head Coaches

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The NFL postseason begins this weekend and 3 of the 12 playoff teams are led by former NFL players who now are head coaches.

Those three NFL alumni who now are head coaches include two Super Bowl-winning coaches and one former Super Bowl-winning player making his head coaching postseason debut.

Coach Doug Pederson (above right) and his Philadelphia Eagles clinched the NFC East title and a playoff spot last weekend and now will play host to the Seattle Seahawks in the 4:40 PM (ET) game this Sunday, January 5. Pederson (who was a QB on the Dolphins, Packers, Eagles and Browns from 1992-2004) was the Super Bowl LII winning coach when his Eagles defeated the Patriots 41-33.

Coach Sean Payton and the New Orleans Saints are making their eighth playoff appearance since he was named head coach in 2006. Payton (who played QB for the Bears in 1987) was the winning Super Bowl XLIV coach when the Saints defeated the Colts 31-17. The Saints will play at home this Sunday in the 1:05 PM (ET) game against the Minnesota Vikings. Finally, Coach Mike Vrabel (above left) and his Tennessee Titans clinched the final AFC playoff spot last weekend in only his second year as head coach. Vrabel (who played LB for the Steelers, Patriots and Chiefs from 1997-2010) won three Super Bowl rings as a defensive star with the Patriots. The Titans travel to New England this Saturday, January 4 to play the Pats in the second game that day at 8.15 PM (ET).

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