Ridaught: NFL playoffs heating up

Week one of the NFL playoffs is in the books.

I’m sure there was a lot of trash talking going on. I know I took heat for my Cowboys losing to San Francisco.

In addition to the ‘Boys, the Raiders, Patriots, Eagles, Steelers, and Cardinals are also gone.

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Now on to the Divisional Round. There are eight teams remaining heading into this weekend’s games.

The action begins on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. with Tennessee hosting Cincinnati. 

The visiting Bengals just ended a 31-year drought without a playoff win with a 26-19 win last weekend against the Las Vegas Raiders

Here’s why Cincinnati just might pull the upset against the AFC’s top-seeded team.

On Saturday at 8:15 p.m. the Green Bay Packers host the San Francisco 49ers.

Here are three reasons why the Packers will likely make it back to the NFC championship game for the third consecutive year.

Cincinnati isn’t the only team still in search of its first-ever Super Bowl championship.

The Los Angeles Rams, like Cincinnati, have played in the big game but they haven’t won a Super Bowl yet (minus their 20-year stint in St. Louis when they won a title in 2000).

They will take that next step on Sunday at 3 p.m. at defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay.

The game will feature two prolific offenses, who met in Week Three, a 34-24 Rams’ win in Los Angeles. This time the game is in Florida.

Buffalo has always been the bridesmaid but never a bride. They are the third of the eight playoff teams left without a win in the Super Bowl. 

The Bills, who crushed New England, 47-17, last Saturday, advanced to four straight Super Bowl games from 1991-1994 but lost each time.

Now they travel to Arrowhead at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday to face the Kansas City Chiefs. This will be a rematch of last year’s AFC championship game, which the Chiefs won easily, 38-24.

If you are a Bills fan, here are five players for the Chiefs to be concerned about.

Late Sunday night we’ll be down to the final four teams.

The AFC and NFC championship games are next Sunday at 3:05 p.m. and 6:40 p.m., respectively.

Have a great weekend!

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