As we enter the Conference Championship rounds, the NFL playoffs are into their final stretch. With only four teams remaining in the postseason, the hunt for Super Bowl glory is well and truly on.
As things stand, only the Kansas City Chiefs, San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles, and Cincinnati Bengals are the teams left in the postseason.
The Chiefs finished with the best record in the AFC after the regular season and received a first-round bye in the playoffs. Patrick Mahomes and co. then took down the Jacksonville Jaguars in the divisional round.
Meanwhile, the Bengals finished as AFC North champions. Zay Taylor's side beat the Baltimore Ravens in the Wild Card round. They then got the better of the Buffalo Bills in the divisional round.
The Eagles concluded their regular season with a 14-3 record and with the best season in the NFC. Following a first-round bye, Nick Sirianni's side trounced the New York Giants in the divisional round.
The 49ers, on the other hand, won their NFC West division and beat the Seattle Seahawks in the Wild Card round. Kyle Shanahan's team then took down the Dallas Cowboys in the divisional round.
The Chiefs will now face the Bengals for the AFC title. Meanwhile, the 49ers will square off against the Eagles in the NFC Championship matchup.
Which teams qualified for the NFL Playoffs this season?
A total of 14 teams out of 32 qualified for the NFL Playoffs this season. Seven of them progressed from the NFC while seven more made it from the AFC following the conclusion of the regular season.
Here is a list of teams from the NFC that made it to the NFL playoffs, along with their seeding:
- Philadelphia Eagles, 14-3 (NFC East winner, No. 1 seed)
- San Francisco 49ers, 13-4 (NFC West winner)
- Minnesota Vikings, 13-4 (NFC North winner)
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 8-9 (NFC South winner)
- Dallas Cowboys, 12-5 (First wild card)
- New York Giants, 9-7-1 (Second wild card)
- Seattle Seahawks, 9-8 (Third wild card)
Here are the teams from the AFC that reached the postseason along with their seeding:
- Kansas City Chiefs, 14-3 (AFC West winner, No. 1 seed)
- Buffalo Bills, 13-3 (AFC East winner)
- Cincinnati Bengals, 12-4 (AFC North winner)
- Jacksonville Jaguars, 9-8 (AFC South leader)
- Los Angeles Chargers, 10-7 (First wild card)
- Baltimore Ravens, 10-7 (Second wild card)
- Miami Dolphins, 9-8 (Third wild card)
The NFL Playoffs began on January 14th this year with Wild Card round games. It will conclude with the Super Bowl on February 12.
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