Monday, December 29, 2014

2014 NFL Playoffs Are Now Set

The 2014 postseason is now set. Three division titles, and various playoff seedings were all determined in Week 17 as the regular season came to a climax on Sunday.

To recap: the Steelers won the AFC North with a 27-17 victory over the Bengals, although it might have been costly as Le'Veon Bell left the game with a knee injury. It was ruled a hyperextended knee injury, so he should be alright for the playoffs.

The loss by the Bengals means Cincy will travel to Indianapolis for the Wild Card round. The Steelers will host the Ravens, who captured the sixth seed with a 20-10 win over the Browns. The Ravens got some much needed help from Kansas City, who defeated the Chargers 19-7.

In the NFC, the Packers clinched the North and the number two seed with a win over the Detroit Lions. While Aaron Rodgers was carted off the field at one point in this game, he still came back in the second half to spur the Pack to a 30-20 win.

The Seahawks clinched the West and the number 1 seed with a win over the lowly Rams, while the beat-up Cardinals fell to the 49ers. And lastly the Carolina Panthers won the division nobody wanted, the NFC South, by defeating the Atlanta Falcons 34-3.

That sets up the following: Arizona at Carolina on Saturday afternoon at 4:30 on ESPN, and Detroit at Dallas on Sunday afternoon at 4:40 p.m. on FOX. Green Bay and Seattle get the byes.

Here is the complete playoff schedule...

Sat. Jan 3, Cardinals @ Panthers 4:30 ESPN

Sat. Jan 3, Ravens @ Steelers 8:25 NBC

Sunday, Jan 4, Bengals @ Colts 1:00 CBS

Sunday, Jan 4, Lions @ Cowboys 4:40 FOX

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