Packers-Seahawks final score update
Green Bay held off a late Seattle charge to win 28-23 and advance to the NFC Championship Game, where they will travel to face the 49ers at Levi’s Stadium. Davante Adams had a monster performance in the Divisional round, catching eight passes for 160 yards and two touchdowns. Aaron Jones scored two touchdowns as well, but Adams and Jimmy Graham made clutch catches in the victory.
The Packers defense impressed against Russell Wilson. They secured five sacks, and made an additional key stop on the Seahawks final two point conversion attempt. If Seattle had succeeded there, it would have opened the door for a potential overtime in the game. Instead, Jaire Alexander blitzed off the corner to stop Wilson.
Chiefs-Texans final score update
Houston looked like they were going to shock the Chiefs in Arrowhead, jumping out to a 21-0 first quarter lead. However, their decision to kick a field goal rather than go for it on 4th and 1 was a turning point. They took a 24-0 lead, but then proceeded to get absolutely run over the rest of the way. They were outscored 51-7 the rest of the way in the loss.
Patrick Mahomes finished the day with 321 yards and five touchdowns. Injured tight end Travis Kelce was his primary target, catching ten passes for 134 yards and three touchdowns. After settling down int he second quarter, the Chiefs defense made DeShaun Watson’s life miserable — sacking him five times.
The Chiefs advance to the AFC Championship Game where they will host the Tennessee Titans.
Titans-Ravens final score update
Well, we didn’t see this one coming. The Titans thumped the Ravens in the Divisional round, winning by a final score of 28-12. Derrick Henry rushed for 195 yards and threw for a touchdown to lead the way. Ryan Tannehill completed 7 of 14 passes for 88 yards and two touchdowns.
Lamar Jackson put up huge yardage totals (365 passing yards, 143 rushing yards), but most of that came in garbage time. His receivers struggled catching the ball, but it was a rough day in general for Jackson and the Ravens offense. It’s safe to say teams will be studying this film all offseason in preparation for the 2020 season.
49ers-Vikings final score update
San Francisco thumped Minnesota 27-10 to advance to the NFC Championship Game. They jumped on top early 7-0 after Jimmy Garoppolo completed five of six passes on the opening drive to lead them to a touchdown. The Vikings responded with their own touchdown on a 41-yard catch-and-run by Stefon Diggs.
It looked like they would make this one interesting, but they were effectively shut down from there. The Vikings finished with 147 total yards, with 66 of them coming in the final two drives after the game was just about over. Dalvin Cook finished the day with 18 rushing yards and Kirk Cousins threw for 172 yards — with most coming on the final two drives.
Jimmy Garoppolo struggled at times, with an interception that gave Minnesota a chance to get back in the game. The 49ers leaned heavily on their ground game in the second half en route to the victory.
The Divisional Round of the 2020 NFL Playoffs is officially upon us. The second round of the tournament gets underway Saturday afternoon following a truly wild Wild Card weekend. We’re down to the final eight teams looking to take home the Lombardi Trophy at Super Bowl 54.
The Wild Card round saw both sixth-seeded teams knock off the three seed in their conference. The Titans sent the Patriots packing, and now get to face the Ravens. The Vikings knocked off the Saints, and now get to face the 49ers. The fifth seeded Seahawks ended up favorites over the fourth seeded Eagles and handled their business. The Bills second half collapse in Houston is the only reason we didn’t see all four road teams advance.
The Divisional round gets going with the San Francisco 49ers hosting the Minnesota Vikings. Kickoff is set for 4:35 p.m. ET on NBC. We get Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, and Michele Tafoya calling the game. The 49ers are a touchdown favorite at DraftKings Sportsbook, with the point total sitting at 44. Kirk Cousins had a huge breakthrough game last week, but he and that passing attack face a 49ers pass defense that is getting healthy at a critical time. If the 49ers can contain Dalvin Cook, they’ll cover the spread in this one.
The second game on Saturday features the Baltimore Ravens hosting the Tennessee Titans. Kickoff is set for 8:15 p.m. ET on CBS. We get Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts, and Evan Washburn calling the game. The Ravens are a 9.5-point favorite at DraftKings Sportsbook, with the point total set at 47. The Titans are headed into their third straight road game, and this is the toughest matchup of the three. Mark Ingram’s calf injury is concerning, but I do think Gus Edwards and Justice Hill are talented enough to compensate enough. This is a game to tease down if you can, but as is, I’d lay the points.
The Sunday schedule gets underway with the New Orleans Saints hosting the Minnesota Vikings. Kickoff is set for 3:05 p.m. ET on CBS. We get Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson, and Jay Feely calling the game. The Chiefs are a 9.5-point favorite at DraftKings Sportsbook, with the point total set at 51. KC is rolling right now, and much healthier than they were when Houston came to Arrowhead and beat them in Week 6. I think the Chiefs win, but 9.5 is just too much to lay against DeShaun Watson. I’d prefer this number be ten, but if I had to pick as is, I’d take the 9.5 points.
The final Wild Card game features the Green Bay Packers hosting the Seattle Seahawks. Kickoff is set for 6:40 p.m. ET on FOX. We get Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews, and Chris Myers calling the game. The Packers are a 4.5-point favorites at DraftKings Sportsbook, with the point total set at 47. Seattle is getting a lot of love for a second straight week, but I’m just not feeling it. Both teams have done a lot of unsustainable things this year, so it might as well be a coin flip. I’m leaning Packers taking care of business, particularly against a banged up Seahawks offense.
NFL Divisional Round
Saturday, January 11
Sunday, January 12
Sunday, January 19
AFC: 3:05 p.m. CBS
NFC: 6:40 p.m. FOX
Super Bowl LIV
Sunday, February 2
NFC champion vs. AFC champion 6:30 p.m. FOX