The Conference Championship matchups are set.
The final four teams are only one game away from the Super Bowl.
Here’s a look at the exciting Divisional Round of action from this past weekend.
Philadelphia 15 Atlanta 10
Despite being the number one seed in the NFC, the Eagles came into the game as an underdog, the first time that’s ever happened in the divisional round. The oddsmakers obviously lost faith in Philadelphia after MVP frontrunner Carson Wentz was lost for the year after an ACL injury late in the season. The Eagles had no choice but to turn to backup quarterback Nick Foles, who, coincidentally, was the Eagles’ quarterback the last time they won a playoff game. The Falcons, last year’s NFC championships, were the more experienced team and looked like they were headed for victory, but bungled their goal line series in the closing minute.
The play that sent the @Eagles to the NFC Championship game! What a moment for Julio Jones to slip over 😱😱😱 #NFLPlayoffs | #FlyEaglesFly | #ATLvsPHI https://t.co/bi3Sym0ptX
New England 35 Tennessee 14
The Patriots continue to be a machine. Despite rumors of conflict between Bill Belichick and both owner Robert Kraft and Tom Brady, New England shook off the distractions to decimate the Titans, who came into the game as a big underdog. Tennessee struck blood first, but the Patriots reeled off 35 straight points to win comfortably. There doesn’t appear to be much resistance standing in the way of Brady and the Patriots’ sixth Lombardi trophy.
TB12! GRONK! That’s a @patriots TD! #GoPats #NFLPlayoffs https://t.co/SGniXY09aN
Jacksonville 45 Pittsburgh 42
The Steelers suffered a humiliating 30-9 home defeat at the hands of the Jaguars earlier in the season. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw five interceptions and two of them were returned for touchdowns as the Jaguars’ top-ranked defense smothered Pittsburgh’s offense. The Steelers were eager for a home rematch, even looking ahead and boasting that they were eager for their rematch with the New England Patriots. But the Jaguars had other ideas and once again upset the Steelers in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh’s offense was able to score a lot this time, but the Jaguars’ defense got stops when it counted and put the Steelers in a deep hole they couldn’t escape.
50 yard return for number 50. @TelvinSmith_22 gets his 3rd defensive TD of the season. #JAXvsPIT #DTWD https://t.co/SdVZNAUGbJ
Minnesota 29 New Orleans 24
The Minnesota Vikings are beginning to look like a team of destiny. The team has a very realistic chance of being the first team to play the Super Bowl in their home stadium. All of that was made possible by easily one of the most unbelievable finishes in NFL, and possibly all of sports history. Minnesota jumped out to a 17-0 halftime lead, but the Saints led by future Hall-of-Famer Drew Brees chipped away at the lead. The final few minutes saw four lead changes, which culminated in the play that everyone will be discussing for a long, long time.
@STEFONDIGGS FOR THE WIN!!!!!!!!! #SKOL #NOvsMIN #NFLPlayoffs https://t.co/UAoNJ2NJ97