Let’s call it a super wild card weekend. Saturday, the San Francisco 49ers It went on a 25-point run in the second half to defeat the rival Seattle SeahawksAnd Trevor Lawrence threw four straight touchdowns after throwing four straight interceptions to complete the third-largest comeback in NFL history after trailing 27-0. Los Angeles Chargers. Sunday was also full of surprises.
Skyler Thompson and The Miami Dolphins gave Buffalo Bills So scared, The New York Giants Sadness Minnesota Vikings Behind Daniel Jones’ outstanding performance in Minneapolis Cincinnati Bengals won a close game with Baltimore Ravens.
On Monday night, the Dallas Cowboys destroyed Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, snapping an eight-game playoff road sweep.
This coming week, the No. 1-seed Kansas City Chiefs And Philadelphia Eagles Enter the fray. Remember, first-round byes didn’t exactly help No. 1-ranked teams last year Tennessee Titans And Green Bay Packers They were upset in the second round of the playoffs. What will happen this year? We’ll break down below NFL Divisional Round Table, kickoff times, spreads and more. We’re one round closer to Super Bowl LVII.
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When: Saturday, 4:30pm ET
TV: NBC | Stream: FuboTV
line: Chiefs -8.5, O/U 52
The two teams met in November, with the Chiefs defeating the Jaguars 27-17. Jacksonville’s defense struggled to stop Patrick Mahomes, who threw for 331 yards, four touchdowns and one interception. However, the Jaguars defense has been playing some good football. They won a game against the Titans in Week 18 to clinch a playoff spot, then held the Chargers to just three points in the second half Saturday night.
It says something about the Zags that they were able to complete the third-greatest comeback in NFL postseason history, and Lawrence deserves a ton of credit. On his first seven drives, he completed 5 of 18 passes for 35 yards and four interceptions. On his last five drives, he completed 23 of 29 passes for 253 yards and a touchdown in a 31-30 victory.
Looking ahead to this next weekend, the Jaguars offense can’t get off to a slow start. Statistically the leading offense in the league. Hopefully, we’re in a shootout, with both offenses trading blows.
(3) Cincinnati Bengals (2) at Buffalo Bills
When: Sunday, 3pm ET
TV: CBS | Stream: Paramount+
line: Bills -5, O/U 50
It feels right that we get this fit. The Bills vs. Bengals were set to be our Week 17 Monday night finale, but everything came to a screeching halt when Tamar Hamlin suffered a heart attack on the field. Fortunately, he recovered and both teams were able to focus on football. It looked like we were in the thick of things before that unfortunate event took place, and now, we’ve got the competition back.
The Bills beat the Dolphins 34-31 in Super Wild Card Weekend, but it didn’t feel like a big win. Despite playing the third-string rookie quarterback, Skylar Thompson and the Dolphins went on a 17-0 run in the second quarter to tie the game with 33 seconds left before halftime, then fumbled the defense for a touchdown on the opening drive of the second. The lead was 24-20 at the half. Although Buffalo eventually got a win, the Bills were. They didn’t live up to expectations.
Josh Allen threw for 352 yards and three touchdowns, but threw two interceptions and fumbled three times, losing one of them. Buffalo can’t lose the turnover battle against Cincinnati if they want to advance to the AFC Championship Game.
Not only did Cincinnati produce an incredibly impressive performance on Super Wild Card Weekend, Joe Burrow and co. They beat the Ravens 24-17. Tyler Huntley and J.K. Dobbins gave Cincy a run, but ABengals defensive end Sam Hubbard scored the game-winning touchdown early in the fourth quarter.
Both teams need to play well and progress. I don’t know how many people expected Miami to drop 31 points on Buffalo with a third-string quarterback or the Ravens to record 364 yards of total offense with an injured backup quarterback.
(6) New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles (1)
When: Saturday, 8:15 pm ET
TV: Fox | Stream: FuboTV
line: Eagles -7.5, O/U 47.5
Here’s a divisional matchup in the divisional round. The Eagles swept the season series with the Giants this year, knocking them out by 26 points in December, then Davis Webb kept the rematch close in the regular season finale, which the Giants eventually lost 22-16.
The Giants offense was fantastic in their 31-24 win over the Vikings Sunday. Daniel Jones became the first player in NFL playoff history to record 300-plus passing yards, two passing touchdowns and 70-plus rushing yards in his first season start, while Isaiah Hodgins caught eight passes for 105 yards and a touchdown. Saquon Barkley wasn’t too shabby either, as he recorded 109 yards from scrimmage and scored two touchdowns. Sunday marked the Giants’ first playoff victory over Super Bowl XLVI New England Patriots On February 5, 2012.
While the Giants were able to take advantage of a poor defense in the first round of the playoffs, they face a much tougher challenge next weekend. The Eagles are the only team in the NFL with a top-three offense and top-three defense, as they’ve looked like an elite team since the 2022 season began. Philly is rocking as Jalen Hurts takes the field for his second career playoff start.
(5) Dallas Cowboys at (2) San Francisco 49ers
When: Sunday, 6:30pm ET
TV: Fox | Stream: FuboTV
line: 49ers -3.5, O/U 46
Snapping an eight-game playoff losing streak, the Cowboys will look to carry the momentum of their win against the Bucs to Santa Clara when they take on the 49ers. The last time these two teams met was last season when San Francisco traveled to AT&T Stadium and sent Dallas home on Super Wild Card Weekend.
As they look to avenge that loss from a year ago, Dak Prescott should be the best defense in the NFL’s Niners. That unit held the Seahawks to just six points in the second half of their playoff win on Saturday and also boasts an offense fueled by rookie sensation Brock Birdie. Interestingly enough, both Purdy and Prescott threw for multiple touchdowns and rushed for a score in their playoff victories. There’s no shortage of star power at the skill levels on this head, with Christian McCaffrey, Seadee Lamb, Deebo Samuel and Tony Pollard.