Aside from the last 30 minutes of Steelers-Bengals, the first round of the NFL Playoffs has been physical, defensive football. Most of it came from the Chiefs, who manhandled Brian Hoyer and the Texans en route to a 30-0 victory. Saturday also gifted us this beautiful short film.
But Sunday belongs to the NFC. The first matchup was in frigid Minnesota, where the Vikings were the biggest underdog of the weekend against Seattle. Minnesota had a chance at the end to pull the upset, but a missed 27-yard field goal from Blair Walsh spoiled the party.
Aaron Rodgers silenced the critics in the final game of the weekend, knocking off Washington. The Redskins jumped out to an 11-0 lead, but Rodgers kept his composure and drove his offense down time and time again.
Now the weekend is over, and the bracket is set for the next round. For their efforts in Washington, the Packers will fly to the opposite end of the country, and take on the second-seed Arizona Cardinals.
Here’s how the bracket looks after Sunday:
Upcoming NFC Playoff Schedule
January 16th, 8:15 p.m. Eastern – Game in Arizona
January 17th, 1:05 p.m. Eastern – Game in Carolina
Sunday January 24th