Road To Super Bowl XLVIII: The Field Is Set

Article Written By: Alexandro H. Zatarain

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AP Photo/NFL

What an incredible season. Several playoff scenarios coming down to the very last day of the NFL season.

Now, we move forward to the new season. The playoffs.

Teams such as the Chargers, Saints, and Eagles clinched berths into the postseason with wins today. San Diego, however, had the most luck. With losses by Miami and Baltimore in consecutive weeks, the Chargers played the Chiefs second stringers. The task wasn’t an easy one though. They were roughly a yard from being eliminated and letting the Steelers walk into the playoffs in what seemed like an improbable scenario. San Diego would then go into OT, score a field goal, and stop the Chiefs offense, winning 27-24.

Later in the day, the Eagles and Cowboys played for their division title. The game ended up being closer than many anticipated as Tony Romo was out for the Cowboys after having surgery earlier in the week. Kyle Orton made the start but was then picked off with less than two minutes to go as the attempt to start the game winning drive ended quickly.

Below, we have the schedule of next weeks games, along with polls for each match-up.

AFC WILD-CARD ROUND

SATURDAY, JAN. 4, AND SUNDAY, JAN. 5

No. 5 Kansas City Chiefs at No. 4 Indianapolis Colts, Saturday Jan. 4 at 4:35 p.m. ET on NBC

No. 6 San Diego Chargers at No. 3 Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday Jan. 5 at 1:05 p.m. ET on CBS

NFC WILD-CARD ROUND

SATURDAY, JAN. 4, AND SUNDAY, JAN. 5

No. 5 San Francisco 49ers at No. 4 Green Bay Packers, Sunday at 4:40 p.m. ET on FOX

No. 6 New Orleans Saints at No. 3 Philadelphia Eagles, Saturday at 8:10 p.m. ET on NBC

AFC DIVISIONAL ROUND

SATURDAY, JAN. 11, AND SUNDAY, JAN. 12

TBA at No. 1 Denver Broncos, Sunday Jan. 12 at 4:40 p.m. ET on CBS

TBA at No. 2 New England Patriots, Saturday Jan. 11 at 8:15 p.m. ET on CBS

NFC DIVISIONAL ROUND

SATURDAY, JAN. 11, AND SUNDAY, JAN. 12

TBA at No. 1 Seattle Seahawks, Saturday Jan. 11 at 4:35 p.m. ET on FOX

TBD at No. 2 Carolina Panthers, Sunday Jan. 12 at 1:05 p.m. ET on FOX

AFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

SUNDAY, JAN. 19, time TBA

NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

SUNDAY, JAN. 19, time TBA

SUPER BOWL XLVIII

SUNDAY, FEB. 2, 6:30 p.m. ET, MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J.

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