The Baltimore Ravens took care of business in Kansas City on Sunday, easily dispatching the Chiefs to move on to the next round with a 30-7 win. For the AFC, the first round of the NFL playoffs is over and the bracket is set, with the New York Jets and Baltimore Ravens living to play another day. Those two join the New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers in the divisional round, set to take place next Saturday and Sunday.
Here’s how the AFC is shaping up after this weekend’s game.
No. 1 New England Patriots vs. No. 6 New York Jets at Gillette Field in Foxborough, Mass. The game will take place at 1:30 p.m. local time, next Sunday on CBS.
No. 2 Pittsburgh Steelers vs. No. 5 Baltimore Ravens at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. Once again, CBS will have the broadcast, Saturday at 1:30 p.m. local time.
Both road teams walked away with a win in the first round, with the Jets dropping the Indianapolis Colts behind a last-second field goal on Sunday night and the Ravens using strong defense to stymie the Chiefs. Both teams hit the road again, traveling face two well-rested teams in the AFC divisional round.
The rest of the schedule, including television information, days and times, will be released after the NFC finishes its first round on Sunday afternoon. With the AFC done, all that’s left is a final NFC game to determine the brackets. If the Green Bay Packers beat the Philadelphia Eagles, the Seattle Seahawks head to Chicago to face the Bears next Sunday. If the Eagles win, Seattle heads to Atlanta to face the Falcons next Saturday.
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