Wild Card Round
This would be quite the redemption story for the Chargers, who famously choked away a 27-point lead to Jacksonville in last year’s playoffs. We haven’t had a 2-7 upset yet since the NFL playoff field expanded but Justin Herbert outduels Patrick Mahomes to stun the defending champs on Super Wild Card Weekend.
Aaron Rodgers scores New York’s first playoff win in 12 years with a late touchdown drive to hold off Baltimore. Lamar Jackson, despite playing well, receives criticism for failing to come through again in the postseason.
These two teams met in London early in the year with Jacksonville scoring a win thanks to their ability to stay in the United Kingdom for a week while Buffalo flew over for their game the week of. That loss likely cost Buffalo the AFC East title and they repay the Jaguars by eliminating them from the postseason.
This is a rematch from last year’s Wild Card round and we end up with virtually the same result. Another subpar playoff performance from Geno Smith raises questions about his viability as Seattle’s long-term answer at quarterback.
Ford Field is rocking for its first ever playoff game as Detroit sneaks out a one-point win to advance to the Divisional Round. A missed extra point early in the game comes back to bite the Giants as Jared Goff throws a go-ahead touchdown to Amon-Ra St. Brown in the final minute.
This is another playoff rematch from a year ago as Tampa Bay once again wins a mediocre NFC South. Without Tom Brady at the helm things don’t go any better than they did against the Cowboys in January.