After a Super Wild Card Weekend that certainly lived up to its name, the divisional round is set for intense action and is set for Saturday and Sunday.
The Dallas Cowboys were the last team to find their ticket to the divisional round, and they did that Monday night by destroying Tom Brady and the Buccaneers. As a result of the win over Tampa Bay, the Cowboys will now travel to San Francisco, where they will face a 49ers team that made it out of the playoffs last season.
In the other NFC game, the Giants will travel to Philadelphia to face an Eagles team that has already beaten them twice this year. With the Giants, Cowboys and Eagles all in the divisional round, it will be the first time since the NFC Central in 1997..
In the AFC, Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs will play their first game of the postseason when they host the Jaguars on Saturday. The heavy game in the AFC will then take place on Sunday when the Bills host the Bengals. The two teams were supposed to play each other in Week 17, but the game was canceled after a scary incident that saw Damar Hamlin go into cardiac arrest in the first quarter.
Hamlin is now back in Buffalo, where he continues to recover.
With that in mind, here’s a look at the full postseason schedule and bracket.
Super Wild Card Weekend
Saturday, January 14
- (2) 49ers 41-23 over (7) Seahawks. The 49ers got a brief scare from the Seahawks on a day in which Seattle jumped out to a 17-16 halftime lead. But in the second half, San Francisco broke the game open with a dominant performance. Brock Purdy threw for 332 yards and became the first rookie in NFL history with four touchdowns in a playoff game. (Purdy finished with three passing touchdowns and one rushing score).
- (4) Jaguars 31-30 over (5) Chargers. The Jaguars won this game by pulling off one of the greatest comebacks in NFL history. The Jags fell behind, 27-0, early in the game thanks in large part to four interceptions by Trevor Lawrence, but rallied to pull off the impressive victory, thanks in large part to Lawrence, who threw four touchdown passes.
Sunday, January 15
- (2) Bills 34-31 over (7) Dolphins. The Dolphins entered this game as the biggest underdog in wild card round history (+14) and despite those bad news, they were still able to give the Bills a big scare. In the end, the Bills were able to pull off the upset thanks to Josh Allen (352 yards rushing, three touchdowns) and a defense that came up with several big plays, including two turnovers, four sacks and quarter stop down to iced. the game with only 2:30 left to play.
- (6) Giants 31-24 over (3) Vikings. New York was able to pull off the upset in Minnesota thanks to a historic performance from Daniel Jones, who became the FIRST QB in NFL playoff history to throw at least 300 and two touchdowns while adding 70 yards to his less on the ground too. Not only did Jones throw for 301 yards, but he was also the game’s leading rusher with 78 yards on 17 carries. The win over Minnesota was the Giants’ first since defeating the Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI in February 2012.
- (3) Bengals 24-17 over (6) Ravens. The Ravens had Cincinnati on the ropes for most of this game, but the Bengals were able to escape with a win thanks to their defense, which came up with one of the biggest plays in NFL postseason history. With the Ravens at the Cincinnati one-yard line, Tyler Huntley fumbled and Sam Hubbard returned a fumble 98 yards for what ended up being the game-winning touchdown.
Monday, January 16
- (5) Cowboys 31-14 over (4) Cowboys. The Cowboys dominated this game from start to finish, and that was due in large part to Dak Prescott, who had a historic night. The Cowboys QB set a franchise record with five total touchdowns (four passes, one rush) while also throwing for 305 yards. The only Cowboys player who struggled in this game was kicker Brett Maher, who missed an NFL-record four extra points. The Cowboys will now have to decide if they want to keep him around for Sunday’s game in San Francisco.
Saturday, January 21
- (4) Jaguars at (1) Chiefs (-8.5), 4:30 pm ET (NBC, stream on fuboTV). After getting a week off, the Chiefs will open their postseason run with a game against a Jaguars team they played earlier this season. Back in Week 10, the Chiefs defeated the Jags 27-17 in a game in which Kansas City jumped out to a 20-0 lead before going on to win.
- (6) Giants at (1) Eagles (-7.5), 8:15 pm ET (Fox, stream on fuboTV). These two division rivals will be meeting for the third time this season and the Giants will be hoping this game has a different outcome than the first two, which were both won by Philadelphia. This will mark the 25th time in NFL history that a team has swept its division rival in the regular season-and then faced them again in the playoffs. The team that went 2-0 during the regular season has pulled off a three-game sweep 15 of 24 times.
Sunday, January 22
- (3) Bengals at (2) Bills (-5), 3 pm ET (CBS, stream on Paramount+). This game will be played exactly 20 days after their original game was canceled due to the Damar Hamlin situation. With Hamlin now back home in Buffalo, it wouldn’t be a surprise if he were to attend this game.
- (5) Cowboys at (2) 49ers (-4), 6:30 p.m. ET (Fox, stream on fuboTV). The 49ers didn’t play the Cowboys this year, but these two teams met last January in a playoff game that went down to the wire. The 49ers’ 23-17 wild card victory last season wasn’t decided until the Cowboys inexplicably called a QB pull in the final seconds even though they had no timeout. That game was played in Dallas, but this time around, the game will be played in San Francisco.
- NFC Championship, 3 pm ET (fox, streaming on fuboTV)
- AFC Championship, 6:30pm ET (CBS, stream on very important+)
Note: If the Bills and Chiefs end up playing each other in the AFC Championship, the game will be played at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
Super Bowl LVII
AFC Champion vs. NFC Champion at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, 6:30 pm ET (fox, streaming on fuboTV)