For the first time in history, both conference championship games go to overtime. The New England Patriots are in the Super Bowl, as they once again play an explosive Rams offense, led by an offensive genius head coach, in an NFC South dome. And, uh, how about that officiating?
The Saints lose a key defensive lineman, an Eagles guard faces a race to be fit for the start of next season, and the Chiefs have lingering doubts over a trio of would-be starters. We take a quick look at the injury situation for each of the remaining teams.
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A very tame divisional round again ends in a quartet of home-team victories. Only one of those road teams could even be truly described as competitive, but even Old Saint Nick was stopped late against the Saints.
Newbie quarterbacks go 0-3 in their playoff debuts. Old Saint Nick leads another seasonal upset (courtesy of an ill-timed Cody Parkey crossbar challenge). Both road teams advance in the AFC. The only matchup of two playoff veterans sees both take a back seat, as running and defense are the order of the day in Dallas.
The 2018 regular season has ended, and the playoff field is set. Your Audibles crew discusses the action on a final day that is equal parts predictable (every single top-five seed with anything to play for won) and incredible (fourth-and-season in Baltimore again, and the Eagles are back in the playoffs).
What moment best sums up Jacksonville's 2018 season? Did Joe Haden's pass interference call against the Saints merit an entire capsule of its own? Your Audibles crew discusses the action as the AFC playoff race goes down to the final week with almost nothing yet guaranteed.