NFL Divisional Playoffs ~
Last week I let you know who was left in the NFL Divisional Playoffs so that you could pick your Super Bowl teams. Now it’s time to update you on how it stands after the NFL Divisional Playoff rounds this weekend. Did your team make it? Or is it better luck next year?
NFL Divisional Playoffs Update
The NFL Divisional Playoffs weekend featured from the NFC, No. 1 seeded Atlanta Falcons with Matt Ryan at quarterback hosting the Seattle Seahawks for the right to go to the NFC Championship Game. It looked early on as though the Falcons would walk away with this one easily, taking a 20-0 halftime lead. But, in the second half, the Seahawks battled back and took the lead with just :36 seconds remaining in the game, 28-27. However, the Seahawks could not prevent the Falcons from scoring a field goal in the final seconds, and the Falcons held on to win 30-28. They will host the NFC Championship Game in Atlanta this coming weekend.
The 2nd NFL Divisional Playoffs game in the NFC was between the Green Bay Packers, led by Aaron Rodgers, and the San Francisco 49ers in San Francisco. Green Bay was tough early on, but could not contain 49ers rookie quarterback Colin Kaepertnick, who rushed for a playoff record for a quarterback and scored two touchdowns, and the 49ers advanced with a 45-31 victory to travel to Atlanta next week to take on the Falcons. The winner will represent the NFC in the Super Bowl.
In NFL Divisional Playoffs news over in the AFC, Ray Lewis and the Baltimore Ravens traveled to a very cold Denver, Colorado to take on the Denver Broncos. This was the best game of the weekend, going back and forth, featuring touchdowns scored on offense, defense and special teams. The game went into double overtime before the Ravens were able to kick the game-winning field goal to move on by a score of 48-45. They will travel to play for the AFC Championship.
The second NFL Divisional Playoffs game for the AFC featured the New England Patriots hosting the Houston Texans. This game was never really close, and once again Tom Brady and the New England Patriots proved their worthiness with a 44-21 victory to earn the right to host the AFC Championship game against the Baltimore Ravens next weekend.
So, there you have it! We now have only four teams left: the Atlanta Falcons and San Francisco 49ers in the NFC, and the New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens in the AFC. Revise your picks if necessary, and get ready for next week!
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