The NFL Divisional round, or the quarterfinals, was some of the best action of the entire season. It is shaping up to be a great confernce finals this upcoming weekend. Let’s look at what went down in these divisional game to get to this point.
Houston Texans at Baltimore Ravens
Saturday started out with the Ravens showing that they are the best team in the AFC. The Texans were led by rookie CJ Stroud but he was no match for this Baltimore defense. Lamar Jackson and the Ravens ran all over Houston and this one was never that close.\
Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers
Not many people gave the Packers a chance in this game even after pulling off a huge upset win over the Eagles in the Wildcard. This game was way closer than anyone thought. It came down to the last few possessions. Trying to force the ball downfield, Jordan Love threw across his body and across the field into triple coverage. The second Dre Greenlaw interception ended the game.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Detroit Lions
Detroit looked really good at home but Tampa Bay put up a good fight. After the Lions thought they had this game wrapped up the Bucs came back and scored a late touchdown and then got the ball back with two minutes. The potential game-tying drive ended in an interception on just the second play.
Kansas City Chiefs at Buffalo Bills
This has been the premier matchup of the AFC Playoffs for a handful of years now. Josh Allen vs Patrick Mahomes and Mahomes got the best of Josh Allen yet again. The story of this one though was dropped passes for the Bills and a missed field goal at the end that would have tied it.
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