NFL Playoffs


Michael Paddock, Reporter

The NFL playoffs have begun and have been to a good start.  Going into the Conference Championships, we have seen some outstanding performances by certain players and a couple of big upsets.  The NFC Championship game is between the San Francisco 49ers and the Green Bay Packers. The 49ers are the favored team to win this game but it should be a close one.  The AFC Championship game is between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tennessee Titans. As the Chiefs are the favored team to win this game but the Titans are on fire going into this week.

In the Wild Card round, one of the big games was the Minnesota Vikings vs the New Orleans Saints.  The score of the game was 26- 20, the Vikings were able to come out on top in overtime. Kirk Cousins threw 19 of 31, with 242 passing yards, and a passing TD.  Dalvin Cook played a big part in the game as he had 28 carries for 94 rushing yards and he had rushed for two touchdowns. Adam Thielen also had a really good game as he had 7 receptions for 129 yards.  Another game that was a good one in the Wild Card round wis the Patriots vs Titans. The Titans were able to upset the Patriots as they beat them 20-13.

The Divisional Round had a couple of great games but the one that stood out the most was the Houston Texans vs Kansas City Chiefs.  The Texans started the game off very good as they had a 24-0 lead at halftime. The Chiefs were able to create one of the greatest comebacks of NFL history, as they scored 51 points in the second half to beat the Texans and advance to the AFC Conference Championship.  The big upset of the Divisional round was the Baltimore Ravens vs Tennessee Titans. The Titans shocked the world as they beat the Ravens 28- 12.

The Conference Championships will be on Sunday, Jan 19, at 2:05 pm and 5:40 pm.