In September, there were 32 teams with one thing in common, they all wanted to win the Super Bowl. Now, there are only two teams left. One will leave Dallas with the coveted Lombardi Trophy.
Win and you’re in, to the Super Bowl that is. Fierce NFC North rivals face off in Chicago, while hopefuls in New York travel to the Steel City.
In the second round of NFL playoff action, disliked divisional rivals face off in the AFC games, while the fifth and sixth seeds hope to steal the show in the NFC.
Playoffs?! Yes, it is playoff time. The postseason opens with the Wild Card round, and some unsual matchups. A team with a record below .500 made the playoffs for the first time in NFL history. Also, three of this weekend’s four games are hosted by teams with less wins than the visiting team.
In a weekend full of playoff scenarios, the Bears and Packers finish the season with an old fashion NFC North battle that can vault Green Bay (9-6) into the sixth seed.
This Monday night matchup will help shape the playoff picture for the NFC as rivals from the South faceoff. The Falcons are currently atop the NFC South at 12-2, and would clinch both the division and the first seed with a win tonight.
It was a Merry Christmas so far this week for Pittsburgh and Arizona. Who else will find presents under the tree? Others may be looking forward to a New Year.
The NFC North leading Chicago Bears (9-4) travel to Minnesota to play in the Vikings (5-8) first outdoor home game in almost three decades. With the Metrodome collapsed, the University of Minnesota will host the game after last week’s game was moved to Detroit. How will the elements change the game?
Week 15 has many games with playoff implications. Unlike years past, there are no teams that can afford to bench their starters, unless you are Mike Shanahan.
These games become more meaningful as the playoffs near, especially with so much parity in the NFL this season. Check the scores from Sunday and read up on more Monday night action.