NFL Playoffs Reach Cusp of Super Bowl


With the divisional round and then championship round of the NFL playoffs coming to a close, there were some major upsets that nobody expected. The biggest surprise was the Titans upsetting the Ravens in Baltimore with a score of 28-12. Their defense held likely MVP Lamar Jackson to a 63.2% passer rating, with only one touchdown through the air complimented by two interceptions. Derrick Henry had 202 total yards against the Ravens. The Chiefs, however, even after Frank Clark called Henry out, shut him down. They held him to under 75 yards rushingThe 49ers waltzed to a victory over the Vikings. They racked up six sacks and only allowed 10 points to an offense that employed Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs in a 27-10 game. The Texans were only able to show up for the first half as Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs tore their secondary apart in the second half, racking up five touchdowns and a 134.6% passer rating by the end of the game. The final score was 51-31. The Packers pulled off a close one against the Seahawks, beating them 28-23. Aaron Rodgers had 243 yards and two touchdowns, with 160 of those yards and both touchdowns coming from Davante Adams. 

In the championship games, the Chiefs came back from an early 10 point deficit to defeat the Cinderella Titans. This propels them to their first Super Bowl since the very first one. Patrick Mahomes put an end to the Titans run. The 49ers rolled the Packers behind Raheem Mostert’s career day with roughly 200 yards and four touchdowns. They put the Packers in the ground and never looked back, winning 37-20 in dominating fashion. The 49ers and Chiefs will meet in a couple of weeks in Miami for Super Bowl LIV. It’s anyone’s bet as to who will take home the Lombardi trophy. Both are coming off dominating regular seasons and largely rolling through the playoffs to this point.

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