The Divisional Round of the 2019 NFL Playoffs was about as predictable as it could be with all four home teams advancing to their respective conference title games. Normally, at least one road team wins a game, but this year all four teams swept to victory for just the fourth time since NFL realignment in 2002.
Being the top seeded team in either conference used to not mean much, but since 2013 it has meant everything in both conferences. Nine of the ten top seeded teams over the last five years advanced to the Super Bowl. Whereas just three of the ten top seeded teams achieved the same feat from 2008-2012.
That means four of the last five Super Bowls have featured the top seeded team from each conference. Amazingly, this happened only one time from 1994-2012.
Odds are, we are going to see the Chiefs and Saints playing in early February and that seems to be just fine with Denver Broncos fan on Twitter who overwhelmingly voted for their division rival to end a really long Super Bowl drought over seeing Tom Brady add to his collection of trophies.
Who would you rather see win the AFC Championship game? #BroncosCountry— MileHighReport (@MileHighReport) January 14, 2019
Anyway, here is when you’ll want to watch. The NFC is first up then we’ll see about the AFC in the evening.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 20
NFC: 1:05 PM MT - Los Angeles Rams at New Orleans Saints (FOX)
AFC: 4:40 PM MT - New England Patriots at Kansas City Chiefs (CBS)