NFL fans dreaming of buying Super Bowl packages for the big game in Dallas this year are licking their chops with four intriguing playoff contests scheduled for the weekend. The New England Patriots and MVP candidate Tom Brady will face the tough-talking New York Jets on Sunday. New England and New York split their series 1-1 during the regular season, setting the stage for a must-see grudge match. The other AFC divisional match up pits old playoff foes in the Steelers and Ravens against one another. The amount of bad blood between Baltimore and Pittsburgh will make for what will likely be the hardest hitting game of the season.
The NFC is wide open with all four active playoff teams widely considered capable of making a Super Bowl run. In the Wild Card round - the Seattle Seahawks defied the experts with their emphatic upset over the New Orleans Saints, earning the right to travel to Solider Field to face the NFC North division-winning Chicago Bears. The Bears’ defense has been near the top of the league all season long, but head coach Lovie Smith’s team must avoid turning the ball over on offense to advance. The NFC Championship is destined to be a thriller with Green Bay and Atlanta colliding in the conference’s other divisional contest. Can Aaron Rogers stake his own Super Bowl claim in Green Bay or will the Falcons finally capture their first NFL Championship? However these playoff games play out this weekend, be prepared NFL fans for history to be made.