Tue. Jan 31st, 2023

The Chiefs and Eagles every took one step nearer to the Tremendous Bowl by successful within the divisional spherical on Saturday and two extra groups can have an opportunity to hitch them on Sunday. 

The Bengals and Payments will likely be kicking off the motion in Buffalo on Sunday afternoon. The winner of that recreation will advance to the AFC Championship, the place they’re going to be dealing with Kansas Metropolis. The Chiefs punched their ticket to the AFC title recreation with a 27-20 win over the Jaguars. 

Though the Chiefs gained, everybody in Kansas Metropolis will likely be holding their breath this week ready to listen to an replace on the well being of Patrick Mahomes. The Chiefs QB injured his ankle within the first quarter and missed practically your complete second quarter earlier than returning within the second half. 

The win by the Chiefs imply that Kansas Metropolis is headed to the AFC Championship for the fifth straight season, which is tied with the 1973-77 Raiders for the second-longest streak in NFL historical past, behind solely the Patriots (2011-18). 

Within the NFC, the Cowboys and 49ers will likely be taking part in within the late recreation on Sunday with the winner heading to Philadelphia to face the Eagles within the NFC title recreation. The Eagles superior after a dominating 38-7 win over the Giants on Saturday night time.  

With that in thoughts, this is a take a look at your complete postseason schedule and bracket. 

Tremendous Wild Card Weekend

Saturday, Jan. 14

(2) 49ers 41-23 over (7) Seahawks. The 49ers obtained a quick scare from the Seahawks on a day the place Seattle jumped put to a 17-16 halftime lead. However within the second half, San Francisco broke the sport open with a dominating efficiency. Brock Purdy threw for 332 yards whereas additionally turning into the primary rookie in NFL historical past to complete 4 touchdowns in a playoff recreation. (Purdy completed with three passing touchdowns and one speeding rating).
(4) Jaguars 31-30 over (5) Chargers. The Jaguars gained this recreation by pulling off one of many largest comebacks in NFL historical past. The Jags fell behind, 27-0, early within the recreation due largely to 4 interceptions from Trevor Lawrence, however they rebounded to tug off the gorgeous win, thanks largely to Lawrence, who threw 4 landing passes.  

Sunday, Jan. 15

(2) Payments 34-31 over (7) Dolphins. The Dolphins went into this recreation as the most important underdog within the historical past of the wild-card spherical (+14) and regardless of these odds, they have been nonetheless capable of put a significant scare into the Payments. In the long run, the Payments have been capable of stave off the upset due to Josh Allen (352 passing yards, three touchdowns) and a protection that got here up with a number of large performs, together with two turnovers, 4 sacks and a fourth-down cease that iced the sport with simply 2:30 left to play. 
(6) Giants 31-24 over (3) Vikings. New York was capable of pull off the upset in Minnesota due to a historic efficiency from Daniel Jones, who turned the FIRST QB in NFL playoff historical past to throw for a minimum of 300 and two touchdowns whereas additionally including a minimum of 70 yards on the bottom. Not solely did Jones throw for 301 yards, however he additionally the sport’s main rusher with 78 yards on 17 carries. The win over Minnesota marked the Giants’ first playoff victory since they beat the Patriots in Tremendous Bowl XLVI again in February 2012. 
(3) Bengals 24-17 over (6) Ravens. The Ravens had Cincinnati on the ropes for many of this recreation, however the Bengals have been capable of escape with a win due to their protection, which got here up with one of many largest performs in NFL postseason historical past. With the Ravens at Cincinnati’s one-yard line, Tyler Huntley fumbled and Sam Hubbard returned that fumble 98 yards for what ended up being the game-winning landing. 

Monday, Jan. 16

(5) Cowboys 31-14 over (4) Buccaneers. The Cowboys dominated this recreation from begin to end, and a giant cause why that occurred was due to Dak Prescott, who had a traditionally large night time. The Cowboys QB set a franchise report with 5 complete touchdowns (4 cross, one rush) whereas additionally throwing for 305 yards. The one Cowboys participant who struggled on this recreation was kicker Brett Maher, who missed an NFL-record 4 further factors. The Cowboys will now need to resolve in the event that they need to maintain him round for Sunday’s recreation in San Francisco.  

Divisional Spherical

Saturday, Jan. 21 

(1) Chiefs 27-20 over (4) Jaguars. After leaving the sport within the second quarter resulting from a severe ankle harm, Patrick Mahomes returned within the second half to guide the Chiefs to the win. Enjoying on one foot did not appear to sluggish him down as he accomplished 10 of 15 passes for 107 yards after struggling the harm. The Chiefs’ protection additionally got here up with two key turnovers within the fourth quarter to assist propel Kansas Metropolis to its fifth straight AFC title recreation. (1) Eagles 38-7 over (6) Giants. The Eagles jumped out to a 28-0 halftime lead after which coasted to the win from there. The Eagles have been capable of decide up the dominating win due to a protection that racked up 5 sacks and a speeding assault that totaled 268 yards on the bottom. Jalen Hurts additionally had a giant night time, and extra importantly, his shoulder seemed absolutely wholesome as he totaled three touchdowns (two passing and one speeding). 

Sunday, Jan. 22

(3) Bengals at (2) Payments (-6), 3 p.m. ET (CBS, stream on Paramount+). This recreation will likely be performed precisely 20 days after their authentic recreation was canceled because of the state of affairs involving Damar Hamlin. With Hamlin now again residence in Buffalo, it would not be stunning in any respect if he have been to attend this recreation. This matchup will likely be function Joe Burrow and Josh Allen dealing with one another for the primary time. (5) Cowboys at (2) 49ers (-4), 6:30 p.m. ET (Fox, stream on fuboTV). The 49ers did not play the Cowboys this 12 months, however these two groups did meet final January in a playoff recreation that went right down to the wire. The 49ers’ 23-17 wild-card win final season wasn’t determined till the Cowboys inexplicably known as a QB draw within the ultimate seconds regardless that they’d no timeouts. That recreation was performed in Dallas, however this time round, the sport will likely be performed in San Francisco. 

Championship Sunday

Jan. 29

NFC Championship

49ers/Cowboys at (1) Eagles, 3 p.m. ET (Fox, stream on fuboTV)

AFC Championship

Payments/Bengals vs. (1) Chiefs 6:30 p.m. ET (CBS, stream on Paramount+)

Notice: If the Payments and Chiefs find yourself taking part in one another within the AFC Championship, then the sport will likely be performed at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta. If the Bengals play the Chiefs, then the sport will likely be in Kansas Metropolis. 

Tremendous Bowl LVII

Feb. 12

AFC Champion vs. NFC Champion at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, 6:30 p.m. ET (Fox, stream on fuboTV)

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