Updated NFL playoff picture and schedule: AFC, NFC Championship Games set

NFL Playoffs

The top two seeds advanced to the NFC Championship Game but the AFC Championship Game sees the Titans trying to continue their run as a No. 6 seed.

The playoffs have seen some big upsets in the first two rounds but the top two seeds have emerged in the NFC. The Green Bay Packers beat the Seattle Seahawks with Davante Adams looking like the best receiver in the NFL. They leave behind the home-field advantage that Lambeau Field provides when they head to San Francisco to take on the top-seed 49ers.

Nick Bosa, Richard Sherman and the 49ers defense didn’t have much trouble slowing Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings in the Divisional Round win on Saturday. Jimmy Garoppolo picked up his first playoff win as a starting quarterback. Could his second come against Aaron Rodgers who looks to get to his second Super Bowl?

While the NFC sees the top two seeds playing for a trip to the Super Bowl, the AFC has been turned upside down by the Tennessee Titans who dispatched the New England Patriots in the first round and Lamar Jackson and the top-seed Baltimore Ravens on Saturday night.

Derrick Henry looks to make it three road wins in a row against division winners. Henry, the NFL’s rushing champion in the regular season, has 377 yards in the postseason.

Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs fell down 24-0 in the second quarter to the Houston Texans before the reigning MVP threw four touchdowns in quarter to take the lead they’d never relinquish. The Chiefs won 51-31 and had a stretch where they scored touchdowns on seven straight drives.

Updated playoff picture: NFC, AFC Championship Game schedule

  • AFC Championship Game: Tennessee Titans at Kansas City Chiefs – 2:05 p.m. ET – Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City – Jim Nantz and Tony Romo on the call for CBS
  • NFC Championship Game: Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers – 6:50 p.m. ET – Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara – Joe Buck and Troy Aikman on the call for FOX
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