Wow, what a weekend of football we had. Both the AFC and NFC divisional match ups lived up to all the hype with the exception of the Patriots vs Broncos game. That game was never close as Tom Brady and the Pats destroyed Denver 45-10. With the win the Patriots will host the AFC Championship game against the Baltimore Ravens. The Ravens bested the Houston Texans by a final score of 20-13. The Patriots – Ravens match up should a great one as it pits one of the best offenses in the league against one of the top defenses. These two teams are no stranger to playing each other in the playoffs and will meet once again next week at Gillette Stadium in Boston, Massachusetts.
In the NFC both games results in upsets. On Saturday, we saw the San Francisco 49ers offense actually outscore Drew Brees and the high powered Saints offense 36-32. Althought the 49ers were higher seeded (#2 vs #3), most experts pick the Saints to easily beat the 49ers and 1st year head coach Jim Harbaugh.
In an even bigger upset, the NY Giants, who squeaked into the playoffs with a modest 9-7 record, defeated the heavily favored 15-1 Green Bay Packers. The Giants defense gave Aaron Rodgers plenty of pressure and the high powered Packers offense never got going. The Giants looked very impressive beating the Packers by a score of 37-20.
With the Packers being the #1 seeded team, the #2 San Francisco 49ers will get to host the NFC Championship game at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.
Stay tuned right here as we will announced when the games will be scheduled.