NFL Playoffs

NFL Playoffs

Brayton Bowen

The 2020 NFL playoffs began last week with seven teams from each conference representing. The seven teams that made it out of the AFC (American Football Conference) were the Kansas City Chiefs, Buffalo Bills, Pittsburgh Steelers, Tennessee Titans, Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens, and the Indianapolis Colts.

 

The seven teams that made the playoffs from the NFC (National Football Conference) were the Green Bay Packers, New Orleans Saints, Seattle Seahawks, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Washington Football Team, LA Rams, and the Chicago Bears.

 

The AFC has turned out to be just as most people expected. The remaining competitors in the AFC are the Chiefs and the Bills, the one and two seeds. Buffalo beat Indianapolis in the wild card round, and then beat Baltimore in the divisional round. While Kansas City earned themselves a first-round bye, and then beat Cleveland in the divisional round.

 

The NFC has been on the opposite side of the spectrum with teams that came into the game as underdogs and “upset” the other team. To start, the sixth seeded LA Rams defeated the Seattle Seahawks in Seattle, which is very tough to do considering that Seattle is known as one of the harshest environments to play at. The bigger upset of the two is the fifth seeded Tampa Bay Buccaneers upset Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints last week in the divisional round by a score of 30-20. This Saints loss is believed to be future first ballot Hall of Famer Drew Brees’ last game of is career.

 

The Conference championships are set, the Kansas City Chiefs vs the Buffalo Bills, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs the Green Bay Packers. Winners will send themselves to Miami on February 7th with a chance to hoist the Lombardi trophy for the 2020-21 season and submit their legacy in the record books forever.