Divisional round results
49ers 27, Vikings 10: San Francisco controlled most of this game and advanced to the NFC Championship Game. The 49ers defense held the Vikings to 147 total yards, with a sizable chunk of those coming in Minnesota’s final two drives after the game was all but over. Jimmy Garoppolo threw an interception that gave Minnesota a chance to get back into it, but otherwise the 49ers relied on their rushing attack to control the clock and suffocate the Vikings.
Titans 28, Ravens 12: Tennessee continued their magical run, stunning Baltimore on Saturday. Derrick Henry rushed for 195 yards and threw for a touchdown in the Titans win. It was Henry and the Titans defense that made this thing happen, and now they’ll advance to face the winner of the Chiefs-Texans Divisional round game in the AFC Championship Game.
Chiefs 51, Texans 31: Houston jumped on top 24-0 in the second quarter, only to see the Chiefs rumble back. Kansas City outscored them 51-7 the rest of the way en route to the win. Patrick Mahomes threw for five touchdowns, including three to Travis Kelce. The Chiefs advance to the AFC Championship Game to face the Titans.
Packers 28, Seahawks 23: Green Bay jumped out to a 21-3 lead and held off Seattle late to secure a spot in the NFC Championship Game. Davante Adams led the Packers offense with 160 yards and two touchdowns, while Za’Darius Smith and Preston Smith each had two sacks. The Packers will travel to face the 49ers next weekend.
Wild Card round results
Texans 22, Bills 19: Houston won a wild one in overtime to advance to the Divisional round. Buffalo jumped out to a 16-0 first half lead, only to watch DeShaun Watson put the Texans on his shoulders and execute the comeback. Houston converted a pair of two-point conversions to take a 19-16 lead late in the fourth quarter, and then the Bills were able to convert a last second field goal to force overtime. The two teams exchanged punts in overtime, and then Watson drove the Texans 73 yards to set up the game-winning field goal. Houston advances to face the Kansas City Chiefs.
Titans 20, Patriots 13: Tennessee and New England played a back-and-forth game, but Derrick Henry was the difference in this one. Henry rushed for 182 yards and a touchdown, and caught a 22 yard pass as the Patriots could not stop him most of the night. Ryan Tom Brady could not get New England’s offense going with any consistency and he capped the night throwing a pick-six to Logan Ryan in the closing seconds of the game. Tennessee advances to face the Baltimore Ravens.
Vikings 26, Saints 20: We got a third straight wild game in Wild Card weekend. The Vikings led 20-10 only to struggle in the fourth quarter to close it out, resulting in overtime. Kirk Cousins connected with Adam Thielen on a big play to set up 1st and goal, and then Cousins found Kyle Rudolph on a 3rd and goal end zone fade to get the 26-20 win. Minnesota advances to face the San Francisco 49ers.
Seahawks 17, Eagles 9: The Seahawks held off a late Eagles drive to close out Wild Card weekend as the third road team to win and advance. Russell Wilson had a solid day, and wide receiver DK Metcalf set a rookie record with 160 receiving yards. Seattle advances to face the Green Bay Packers.
The NFL regular season has come to a close and the 2020 NFL playoffs are set to kick off this coming weekend. We had a wild Week 17 to close things out, but we finally have a complete look at the 2020 NFL playoff picture.
The Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers are the No. 1 seeds in their respective conferences, with the Kansas City Chiefs and Green Bay Packers earning a first round bye as well. The complete seeding order and wild card round matchups are as follows.
AFC playoff picture
- Baltimore Ravens (13-2)
- Kansas City Chiefs (12-4)
- New England Patriots (12-4)
- Houston Texans (10-5)
- Buffalo Bills (10-6)
- Tennessee Titans (8-7)
AFC wild card round — Saturday, January 4th
Titans 20, Patriots 13
Texans 22, Bills 19
AFC divisional round
Titans 28, Ravens 12
Chiefs 51, Texans 31
AFC Championship Game — Sunday, January 19th
Titans @ Chiefs — 3:05 p.m., CBS
NFC playoff picture
- San Francisco 49ers (13-3)
- Green Bay Packers (13-3)
- New Orleans Saints (13-3)
- Philadelphia Eagles (9-7)
- Seattle Seahawks (11-5)
- Minnesota Vikings (10-6)
NFC Wild Card round — Sunday, January 5th
Vikings 26, Saints 20
Seahawks 17, Eagles 9
NFC Divisional round
49ers 27, Vikings 10
Packers 28, Seahawks 23
NFC Championship Game — Sunday, January 19th
Packers @ 49ers — 6:40 p.m, FOX
We’ll be tracking the entire 2020 NFL playoffs here, so bookmark this story stream. We’ll track injury news, roster decisions, and the final results as each round advances.