The NFL playoff bracket and schedule for next weekend’s big divisional round games have been set! Let’s quickly recap the weekend. The Colts and Saints both advanced to round two in dramatic fashion on Saturday.
Indy had the second biggest comeback in NFL history as they sent the Chiefs packing, while the Saints drove the length of the field on their final drive behind quarterback Drew Brees to kick the game winning field goal as time expired knocking the Eagles out of the postseason.
Sunday’s action saw the Bengals once again stumble in the postseason while the 49ers slipped by Green Bay on the final play of the game.
Sportsline reports on Jan. 5 that the biggest underdogs of the day, the San Diego Chargers, took advantage of Andy Dalton's three turnovers in the second half and marched on to a 27-10 win. Philip Rivers and the San Diego offense were sluggish at times but had enough in the end to beat the self-imploding Bengals.
In the nightcap, the NFC Wild-Card battle went to the 49ers by the final score of 23-20.
Green Bay put up a great fight and actually had several shots at winning the game but in the end Colin Kaepernick got it done with his legs more than his arm as the 49ers drove the length of the field with 4 minutes left in the 4th quarter and kicked the game winning field goal as time expired.
Here is a look at next weekend's upcoming games, updated bracket and current Super Bowl odds.
Jan. 12 Chargers vs. Broncos -- 4:40 p.m. EST
Jan. 11 Colts vs. Patriots -- 8:15 p.m. EST
Jan. 11 Saints vs Seahawks -- 4:30 p.m. EST
Jan. 12 49ers vs. Panthers -- 1:00 p.m. EST
Super Bowl odds
- Seattle Seahawks - 13/5
- Denver Broncos - 3/1
- San Francisco 49ers - 13/2
- Carolina Panthers - 10/1
- New England Patriots - 10/1
- New Orleans Saints - 15/1
- Indianapolis Colts - 20/1
- San Diego Chargers - 40/1