The NFL Divisional Playoffs are halfway done this year, and the top seeds in each conference have moved on.
In the NFC, the Philadelphia Eagles pulled off the odd home upset over the sixth seeded Atlanta Falcons 15-10. Both teams struggled to move the ball on a cold and windy day in Philadelphia, but the Eagles defense put together a stand on the goal line late in the fourth quarter to preserve the win.
The top seeded Patriots blew out the Tennessee Titans 35-14 tonight in Foxborough. New England got off to a sluggish start, and the upstart Titans led 7-0 after the first quarter. The Patriots caught fire on offense in the second quarter. The Titans made big mistake after big mistake, and the official made several suspect calls in favor of New England at key points that stalled any momentum the Titans could have build.
The Patriots and Eagles will host the two Conference Championship Games next Sunday against the winners of tomorrow’s games.
Wild Card Round
AFC byes: New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers
NFC byes: Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings
Saturday, Jan. 6
GAME 1: Tennessee Titans 22 Kansas City Chiefs 21
GAME 2: Atlanta Falcons 26 Los Angeles Rams 13
Sunday, Jan. 7
GAME 3: Jacksonville Jaguars 10 Buffalo Bills 3
GAME 4: New Orleans Saints 31 Carolina Panthers 26
Saturday, Jan. 13
GAME 5: Philadelphia Eagles 15 Atlanta Falcons 10
GAME 6:New England Patriots 35 Tennessee Titans 14
Sunday, Jan. 14
GAME 7: Jacksonville Jaguars at Pittsburgh Steelers, 1:05 p.m., CBS
GAME 8: New Orleans Saints at Minnesota Vikings, 4:40 p.m., FOX
Sunday, Jan. 21
AFC Championship: Jacksonville Jaguars or Pittsburgh Steelers at New England Patriots, 3:05 p.m., CBS
NFC Championship: New Orleans Saints or Minnesota Vikings at Philadelphia Eagles, 6:40 p.m., FOX
Super Bowl 52
Sunday, Feb. 4
AFC Champion vs. NFC Champion, 6:30 p.m., NBC
All times are Eastern.