With three games left in the Divisional Round, there’s still one more game to play, and Sunday night in Santa Clara, California, the Cowboys will take on the 49ers.
The winner of this game will go to Philadelphia for the NFC Championship. The Eagles advanced after a dominant 38-7 victory over the Giants on Saturday night.
In the AFC, the Bengals went to Buffalo and completely dominated Invoices Sunday. The Bengals totaled over 400 yards of offense as they cruised to a 27-10 victory. A win for the Bengals puts them in a rematch for the AFC title with a team headswho beat Jaguar27-20, on Saturday.
Even though the Chiefs won, everyone in Kansas City will be holding their breath this week waiting to hear an update on Patrick Mahomes Health. The Chiefs QB sprained his ankle in the first quarter and missed almost the entire second quarter before returning in the second half.
Kansas City is heading to the AFC Championship for the fifth consecutive season, which matches the 1973-77 season Raiders for the second-longest streak in NFL history, behind only Patriots (2011-18). If the Chiefs want to return to the Super Bowl, Mahomes will have to beat Joe Burrow for the first time (he’s 0-3 against the Bengals QB).
With that in mind, here’s a look at it all Postseason schedule and bracket.
Saturday 14 January (2) 49ers 41-23 more (7) Seahawks. The 49ers got a short scare from the Seahawks on a day when Seattle jumped out to a 17-16 halftime lead. In the second half, however, San Francisco broke up the game with a dominant performance. Brock Purdy threw for 332 yards while also becoming the first rookie in NFL history to total four touchdowns in a playoff game. (Purdie finished with three passing touchdowns and one rushing point.) (4) Jaguar 31-30 up (5) chargers. The Jaguars won this game by hitting one of the biggest comebacks in NFL history. The Jags trailed, 27-0, early in the game due to four interceptions by Trevor Lawrence, but rebounded to claim the stunning win, thanks in large part to Lawrence, who threw four touchdown passes.
Sunday 15 January (2) Bills 34-31 up (7) dolphins. The Dolphins came into this game as the biggest underdog in wild card round history (+14) and despite those odds, they still managed to put a huge scare in the Bills. In the end, the Bills managed to avoid an upset thanks to Josh Allen (352 yards, three touchdowns) and a defense that came up with several big plays, including two turnovers, four sacks and an iced fourth-down stand. Game with only 2:30 left to play. (6) giants 31-24 more (3) Vikings. New York pulled off the Minnesota meltdown thanks to the historic performance of Daniel Jones, who became the first QB in NFL playoff history to throw at least 300 and two touchdowns while adding at least 70 yards on the ground. Not only did Jones throw for 301 yards, but he also threw for the game-leading rusher with 78 yards on 17 carries. The victory over Minnesota was the first playoff victory for the Giants since their victory over the Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI in February 2012. (3) Bengals 24 to 17 years old (6) crows. The Ravens had Cincinnati on the ropes for most of this game, but the Bengals managed to escape with a win thanks to their defense, which came up with one of the biggest plays in NFL postseason history. With the Ravens at the Cincinnati one-yard line, Tyler Huntley fumbled and Sam Hubbard returned that fumble 98 yards for what ended up being the game-winning touchdown.
Monday, January 16th (5) Cowboys 31-14 more (4) hacker. The Cowboys dominated this game from start to finish, and the main reason this happened was because of Dak Prescott, who had a big historic night. The Cowboys QB set a franchise record with five total touchdowns (four passing, one rushing) while also throwing for 305 yards. The only Cowboys player to struggle in this game was kicker Brett Maher, who missed an NFL record four extra points. The Cowboys will now have to decide if they want to keep him for Sunday’s game in San Francisco.
Saturday 21st January (1) Chiefs 27-20 over (4) Jaguars. After leaving the game in the second quarter with a serious ankle injury, Patrick Mahomes returned in the second period to lead the Chiefs to victory. Playing on one foot didn’t seem to slow him down as he completed 10 of 15 passes for 107 yards after getting injured. The Chiefs defense also came through with two key turnovers in the fourth quarter to help propel Kansas City to its fifth straight AFC title game. (1) the Eagles 38-7 over (6) Giants. The Eagles jumped out to a 28-0 halftime lead and then fell back to win from there. The Eagles managed a dominant win thanks to a defense that got five sacks and a rushing offense that totaled 268 yards on the ground. Jalen Hurts also had a big night, and more importantly, his shoulder looked healthy as he hit three touchdowns (two passing and one rushing).
Sunday 22nd January (3) Bengal 27-10 on (2) bills. The Bengals offense put up some big numbers, but it was the defense that stole the show in this game. The Bengals limited the Bills to just 10 points, Buffalo’s lowest total for the season. Cincinnati’s offense also came through with a big game that included 242 yards and two touchdowns from Joe Burrow along with 105 yards from Joe Mixon. (5) Cowboys at (2) 49ers (-3.5), 6:30 p.m. ET (Fox, live fuboTV). The 49ers didn’t play the Cowboys this year, but those two teams met this past January in a playoff game that ended in failure. The 49ers’ 23-and-17 wild card win last season wasn’t settled until the Cowboys inexplicably called a QB tie in the dying seconds despite there being no timeouts. This game was played in Dallas, but this time, the game will take place in San Francisco.
NFC Championship 49ers/Cowboys at (1) Eagles, 3 p.m. ET (FoxAnd stream on fuboTV)
Asian Championship (3) Bengals vs. (1) Chiefs 6:30 p.m. ET (CBS, stream on Paramount +). The Chiefs would have another crack at defeating the Bengals team they couldn’t beat. Since January 2022, the AFC Chiefs have gone 0-3 against the Bengals, including losing in the AFC title game last year. This game will mark the first AFC Championship rematch since the Ravens-Patriots in 2011 and 2012.
AFC Champion vs. NFC Champion at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, AZ, 6:30 p.m. ET (Fox stream on fuboTV)