Wer kommt in die Playoffs? Wer muss zittern? Wer darf auf eine First-Round-Bye hoffen? Die NFL biegt auf die Regular-Season-Zielgerade ein. Die vier Divisionssieger erreichten die Playoffs, gleichzeitig wurde ein Tie-Breaking-System eingeführt. Die 1. Playoff-. Im NFL-Finale in Tampa, Florida treffen die beiden besten Teams der National Football League aufeinander. Doch bis dahin ist für die Teams ein.
Play-offs (NFL)Wer kommt in die Playoffs? Wer muss zittern? Wer darf auf eine First-Round-Bye hoffen? Die NFL biegt auf die Regular-Season-Zielgerade ein. Im NFL-Finale in Tampa, Florida treffen die beiden besten Teams der National Football League aufeinander. Doch bis dahin ist für die Teams ein. Erstmals werden in dieser Saison 14 statt zwölf Teams an den NFL-Playoffs teilnehmen. Das heißt: Es gibt in der Wild Card Round drei Partien pro Conference.
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Houston rallied back from a 16—0 third-quarter deficit — having been held to 62 total yards in the first half  — to win with remaining in overtime on Ka'imi Fairbairn 's yard field goal, for Buffalo's 6th consecutive playoff loss since their last win in December On the opening drive of the game, Bills quarterback Josh Allen rushed for 42 yards — the Bills' longest rush of the season  — and then caught a yard touchdown pass from receiver John Brown on a trick play to put Buffalo up 7—0.
In the second quarter, Devin Singletary rushed for an yard gain and Allen completed a yard pass to Brown as the Bills drove 69 yards in 11 plays to go up 10—0 on Stephen Hauschka 's yard field goal.
Then after a punt, Buffalo drove 74 yards in 15 plays to score on a second yard field goal from Hauschka, giving them a 13—0 lead at halftime.
Five minutes into the third quarter, Texans receiver DeAndre Hopkins fumbled the ball while being tackled by Tre'Davious White , and Tremaine Edmunds recovered it on the Texans' yard line.
Buffalo then drove to the yard line, but ended up settling for Hauschka's third field goal after Allen was sacked on third down by J.
Watt , giving them a 16—0 lead. This time, Houston managed to respond, moving the ball 75 yards in 9 plays and scoring on a yard touchdown run from quarterback Deshaun Watson ; Watson also scored the ensuing two-point conversion to make the score 16—8.
On the Bills' ensuing drive, linebacker Whitney Mercilus forced a fumble while sacking Allen,  which Jacob Martin recovered for the Texans at midfield with remaining.
Watson then completed a yard pass to Kenny Stills that set up Fairbairn's yard field goal, cutting the score to 16— After Buffalo punted on their next drive, Watson completed a yard pass — on the drive's second play — to Hopkins on the Buffalo yard line, and later connected with tight end Darren Fells for 14 yards to bring up first and goal from the 1-yard line.
Running back Carlos Hyde fumbled a pitch from Watson, then was forced out of bounds for a 4-yard loss after he recovered the ball.
On the next play, he caught a 5-yard touchdown pass from Watson. Hopkins caught Watson's pass for a two-point conversion, giving Houston their first lead at 19—16 with remaining.
Buffalo started out their next drive with a yard completion from Allen to Singletary, and soon found themselves with a first down on the Texans' yard line.
After an incompletion, Frank Gore was dropped by Mike Adams for a 3-yard loss and then Allen was flagged for intentional grounding, pushing the team all the way back to the yard line.
Allen was sacked for a yard loss  by Martin on fourth-and, with a turnover on downs putting the Texans at Buffalo's yard line with less than two minutes remaining.
The Bills' defense managed to pin the Texans down, with Watson being stopped short by Star Lotulelei on fourth-and Gaining the ball with left, Allen led Buffalo 41 yards in 11 plays, including a yard run by Allen, to score on Hauschka's yard field goal,  sending the game to overtime at 19— After both teams punted on their first drive of overtime — Buffalo had to punt after a penalty pushed them out of field goal range  — Houston drove 73 yards in 9 plays for the game-winning score; the key play of the drive was an yard completion from Watson to running back Duke Johnson on third-and from the Texans' yard line.
Then Watson rushed for 5 yards, Stills caught a pass for 10 yards, and Hyde rushed 4 yards to the Bills' yard line.
On the next play, Watson evaded a sack attempt by two Buffalo defenders and fired a short pass to reserve running back Taiwan Jones ,  who took off for a yard gain to Buffalo's yard line.
Fairbairn then kicked a yard field goal to give Houston the victory. Watson completed 20 of 25 passes for yards and a touchdown, while also rushing for 55 yards and a touchdown; Hopkins caught 6 passes for 90 yards.
Allen completed 24 of 46 passes for yards, while also rushing for 92 yards and catching a yard touchdown pass.
Singletary rushed for 58 yards and caught 6 passes for 76 yards. On the defense, Buffalo linebacker Matt Milano recorded 12 tackles 8 solo , while defensive end Trent Murphy had 6 tackles 4 solo and 2 sacks.
Tennessee running back Derrick Henry accounted for of the Titans' total offensive yards, including 34 carries for yards and a touchdown as he led his team to victory.
For the Patriots, it was the first time they failed to win a playoff game in a season since New England took the opening kickoff and drove 57 yards in 8 plays, the longest a yard completion from Tom Brady to tight end Benjamin Watson.
Nick Folk finished the drive with a yard field goal to put the Patriots up 3—0. Later on, Patriots receiver Mohamed Sanu returned a punt 23 yards to the Titans' yard line, and the team drove on to a first and goal on the 1-yard line.
The Patriots took a 13—7 lead on Folk's yard field goal with left in the half. Henry took off for a yard gain on the first play of the team's ensuing drive, before picking up 23 more yards with his next three carries after an incompletion.
Henry then ran a screen pass 22 yards to the Patriots' 1-yard line, ultimately converting a 1-yard touchdown run to give the Titans a 14—13 halftime lead.
This would turn out to be the last offensive score of the game, as both teams combined for a total of 9 punts in the second half.
New England got a mild scoring chance when Duron Harmon intercepted a pass from Tannehill — who finished with 72 passing yards  — at New England's yard line, but the offense could only move the ball to Tennessee's yard line before being forced to punt.
In the final minute of the game, Tennessee punter Brett Kern 's yard kick pinned the Patriots back at their own 1-yard line.
This would end up being Brady's last game with the Patriots. Despite fumbling the ball on the second play of the game, Adam Thielen ultimately led the Vikings to victory with 7 receptions for yards, including a yard catch in overtime that set up the game winning score from tight end Kyle Rudolph ,  giving the Vikings their first playoff win on the road since January Janoris Jenkins tackled Thielen to force the ball loose, and Vonn Bell recovered it for the Saints, returning it 6 yards to the Minnesota yard line.
New Orleans then drove to third-and-goal from the 4-yard line before Everson Griffen and Danielle Hunter 's shared sack on Drew Brees forced them to settle for a yard field goal by Wil Lutz , making the score 3—0.
Minnesota struck back with an play, yard drive, including a yard run on an end around by receiver Alexander Mattison , to tie the game on Dan Bailey 's yard field goal.
Midway into the second quarter, New Orleans drove 70 yards in four plays, featuring a yard completion from reserve quarterback Taysom Hill to Deonte Harris.
Alvin Kamara gave the Saints a 10—3 lead with a 4-yard touchdown run on the next play. The Vikings responded, with Dalvin Cook rushing 4 times for 31 yards and catching a yard pass on a play, yard drive that ended with Bailey's yard field goal, making the score 10—6.
On the third play of the Saints' next drive, safety Anthony Harris intercepted a pass from Brees and returned it 30 yards to the New Orleans yard line.
Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins went on to complete two passes to Thielen for gains of 19 and 13 yards as the team drove to a 13—10 lead on Cook's 5-yard touchdown run,  with just 23 seconds left in the half.
Deonte Harris returned the kickoff 54 yards to the Vikings' yard line, which was followed with a yard pass from Brees to Michael Thomas.
After the first three drives of the third quarter ended in punts, Minnesota drove 54 yards in 8 plays, the longest being a yard catch by Thielen.
Cook finished the drive with a 1-yard touchdown run to put the Vikings ahead 20— After a few more punts, New Orleans opened the fourth quarter with an eight-play, yard drive in which Brees completed two yard passes to tight end Jared Cook and a yard pass to Ted Ginn Jr.
After a punt, the Saints drove to the Vikings' yard line, only to have Brees fumble the ball while being sacked by Hunter;  this was recovered by defensive tackle Jalyn Holmes.
The Vikings took the opening kickoff in overtime and proceeded to drive 75 yards in 9 plays for the game winning score.
After 3 carries for 20 yards by Cook and a yard catch by Stefon Diggs , Cousins completed a yard pass to Thielen,  to move the ball to the Saints' 2-yard line.
For the Vikings, Cousins completed 19 of 31 passes for yards and a touchdown,  and Cook rushed for 94 yards and two touchdowns,  while also catching 3 passes for 36 yards.
For the Saints, Brees finished the day for for yards with a touchdown and an interception,  while Deonte Harris had total yards — a yard reception, yards from 3 kickoff returns and 44 yards from 4 punt returns.
Hill became the first player to record at least 50 passing yards, 50 rushing yards and 25 receiving yards in a playoff game. The Eagles came into the game with five members of their practice squad from earlier in the season starting on offense, and they were unable to contain the Seahawks, especially after defensive end Jadeveon Clowney knocked Eagles starting quarterback Carson Wentz out of the game with a concussion in the first quarter.
The Seahawks would go on to outgain the Eagles in yards —, and hold on to win and advance to the Divisional round for the first time since Seattle got a scoring opportunity on their second drive after an unnecessary roughness penalty on Eagles defensive back Craig James for tackling the Seahawks' punt returner after a fair catch had been called.
From their own yard line, the Seahawks then drove to the Eagles' yard line, but Jason Myers ' yard field goal attempt was blocked.
The next time Seattle got the ball, they drove 51 yards in 10 plays, the longest being DK Metcalf 's yard reception; Myers finished the drive with a yard field goal to give the team a 3—0 lead.
In the second quarter, Eagles backup quarterback Josh McCown — replacing Carson Wentz , who left the game in the first quarter with a head injury  — led the team 64 yards in 13 plays to tie the score on a yard field goal from Jake Elliott.
On the next drive, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson completed passes to Metcalf and David Moore for gains of 26 yards and 38 yards respectively,  as the team drove 77 yards in 9 plays.
On first and goal from the 5-yard line, Marshawn Lynch fought his way through multiple Eagles defenders, and muscled his way into the end zone,  to give Seattle a 10—3 lead at halftime.
Philadelphia took the second half kickoff and drove 52 yards in seven plays, including McCown's yard completion to tight end Zach Ertz ,  ultimately adding three points on Elliott's yard field goal.
McCown responded by completing three passes for 49 yards and rushing for 4 yards, on a yard drive that ended with Elliott's third field goal, that cut the Eagles' deficit to 17—9.
The Eagles had two drives in the fourth quarter, both of which resulted in turnovers on downs: first they drove to the Seattle yard line, only to lose the ball on a fourth down incompletion,  and in the second instance, Jadeveon Clowney sacked McCown on fourth down,  enabling Seattle's offense to run out the rest of the clock.
Ironically, this game was a rematch between a regular season game between the two teams, and the Seahawks also won that game 17—9.
Wilson completed 18 of 30 passes for yards and a touchdown, while also rushing for 45 yards. The Eagles had yards of total offense, with McCown — who, at age 40, became the oldest quarterback to make his first appearance in an NFL playoff game  — finishing for and passing for yards.
San Francisco dominated the Vikings, massively outgaining them in time of possession — , first downs 21—7 , rushing yards —21 and total yards — After forcing Minnesota to punt on their opening drive, the 49ers drove 61 yards in eight plays, featuring a pair of completions from Jimmy Garoppolo to Emmanuel Sanders for gains of 22 and 11 yards — Sanders' only receptions of the game.
Garoppolo, starting in the playoffs for the first time, ended the possession with a 3-yard touchdown pass to Kendrick Bourne that put the 49ers up 7—0.
Minnesota responded by moving then ball 79 yards in seven plays to tie the score with Kirk Cousins ' yard touchdown completion to Stefon Diggs. In the second quarter, San Francisco took advantage of Richie James ' yard punt return that gave them a first down on the Vikings' yard line.
Moving the ball 53 yards in 10 plays, including an yard catch by Deebo Samuel , the team took a 14—7 lead on a 1-yard touchdown run by Tevin Coleman.
Following a Minnesota punt, Garoppolo threw a pass that was intercepted by linebacker Eric Kendricks , who returned it 4 yards to the 49ers' yard line.
This set up Dan Bailey 's yard field goal with 31 seconds left on the clock, making the score 14—10 at halftime. On the second half kickoff, Vikings defender Mike Boone was flagged for unnecessary roughness while tackling James, turning James' yard return into a yard gain on the 49ers' yard line.
From there, San Francisco drove 46 yards, including a yard catch by Bourne, to take a 17—10 lead on Robbie Gould 's yard field goal.
Then on the third play of the Vikings' next drive, cornerback Richard Sherman intercepted Cousins and returned the ball 13 yards, giving San Francisco the ball on the Vikings' yard line.
Coleman went on to carry the ball on six of the next eight plays, picking up 36 of the drive's 44 yards,  on the way to a 2-yard touchdown run that gave the 49ers a 24—10 lead.
Three plays later, Gould's yard field goal increased the 49ers' lead to 27—10,  with less than a minute left in the third quarter. This turned out to be the last score of the game, as the Vikings' last 4 drives would result in two punts and two turnovers on downs.
Coleman was the top offensive performer for San Francisco, with 22 carries for yards and two touchdowns. Vikings running back Dalvin Cook , who rushed for 1, yards during the season, was held to just 18 yards on 9 carries.
Tennessee stunned the heavily favored Ravens, who had the NFL's best record and had finished the year as the league's top scoring team, while also setting a new record for rushing yards in a season.
Once again, Titans running back Derrick Henry accounted for most of the Tennessee offense, accounting for of their total yards.
Meanwhile, Baltimore racked up yards, but their three turnovers and four failed fourth-down conversion attempts proved too much to overcome.
As a result, Baltimore became the first number 1 seed in the playoffs to lose to the number 6 seed since the New England Patriots lost to the New York Jets in On the Ravens' first drive of the game, Lamar Jackson threw a pass that bounced off the hands of Mark Andrews and was intercepted by safety Kevin Byard , who returned it 31 yards, with an unnecessary roughness penalty against Jackson for a horse-collar tackle adding another 15 yards and giving Tennessee a first down on the Ravens' yard line.
After getting the ball back, Baltimore drove to a fourth-and-1 on their own yard line. On the next play, Tannehill gave the team a 14—0 lead with a yard touchdown pass to Kalif Raymond.
Then after a Titans punt, Jackson completed a yard pass to Seth Roberts , as well as two completions to Brown for gains of 16 yards and 38 yards on a yard drive.
Tucker finished it off with a yard field goal as time expired in the half, making the score 14—6 at halftime. Baltimore took the second half kickoff and drove to a fourth-and-1 on the Titans' yard line.
Jackson again tried to convert with a run, but was stopped for no gain by linebacker Harold Landry.
Two plays later on third-and-1, Henry took a handoff through the middle and ran for a yard gain, to the Ravens' 6-yard line. Then when faced with third-and-goal from the 3-yard line, Henry took a direct snap out of wildcat formation and threw a jump pass to Corey Davis for a touchdown.
From there, the Titans drove to a 28—6 lead, scoring on a 6-play drive that ended with Tannehill's 1-yard touchdown run. After forcing Tennessee to punt, the Ravens finally managed to score a touchdown, moving the ball 83 yards in 10 plays, the longest a yard run by Jackson.
Jackson finished the drive with a yard touchdown pass to tight end Hayden Hurst , but his subsequent two-point conversion pass was incomplete, keeping the score at 28— Tennessee's defense then pinned down Baltimore for the rest of the game, forcing a turnover on downs on the Ravens' final two possessions.
Henry finished the game with 30 carries for yards,  while also catching two passes for 7 yards and throwing a 3-yard touchdown pass.
He became the first player to rush for over yards twice in the same postseason. Jackson completed 31 of 59 passes for yards and a touchdown, with two interceptions,  while also rushing 20 times for yards.
ET , respectively. After falling behind 24—0, Kansas City came back with an NFL playoff record seven consecutive touchdowns and a field goal over their next eight drives, including a run of 28 points in the final 10 minutes of the second quarter.
On the opening possession, Houston mounted a six-play, yard drive that culminated in Deshaun Watson 's yard touchdown pass to Kenny Stills on third-and-1, giving the Texans an early 7—0 lead.
The Chiefs then went three-and-out on their first drive, with tight end Travis Kelce dropping a potential first down pass on third down.
After both teams punted on their next drives, Chiefs returner Tyreek Hill muffed the ball inside his own yard line which was recovered by Keion Crossen for Houston.
Two plays later, Watson found tight end Darren Fells in the end zone for a 4-yard touchdown and a 21—0 lead late in the first quarter.
The next time Houston got the ball, they drove 48 yards in nine plays to a fourth-and-inches on the Chiefs yard line. The Texans lined up to go for it.
However, after having to call a timeout with the play clock running down, Texans coach Bill O'Brien changed his mind because he did not like their play call.
So, rather than risk a potential turnover on downs, the Texans settled for Ka'imi Fairbairn 's yard field goal to go up by 24 at the mark of the second quarter.
This would be the extent of their success, as the Chiefs went from being down as late as remaining in the 2nd quarter, to trailing 14—24 at the mark.
Then, 21—24 at , and finally taking the lead 28—24 at remaining in the first half. The scoring would go on to be 51—7 in favour of the Chiefs from that point in the 2nd quarter.
First, Mecole Hardman returned the ensuing kickoff 58 yards to Houston's yard line. Patrick Mahomes then threw a yard pass to Kelce to get in the red zone before hitting running back Damien Williams for a yard touchdown.
After Houston went three-and-out on their next drive, they attempted a fake punt on fourth-and-4 with a direct snap to Justin Reid who was tackled by Daniel Sorensen two yards short, giving Kansas City the ball at the Texans Johnson was then called for pass interference to put the ball at the five before Mahomes hit Kelce in the end zone to cut the deficit to On the ensuing kickoff, DeAndre Carter fumbled the ball due to a hit by Sorenson, and it went right into the arms of Kansas City's Darwin Thompson , who returned it to the Houston 6-yard line.
Mahomes then threw his third touchdown pass in less than four minutes, and his second to Kelce, to make the score 24— Taking possession at their own 10 with left in the quarter, the Chiefs went on a yard drive that included another pass interference on Johnson, while Mahomes rushed twice for 35 yards and completed a pair of yard passes to Hill and Kelce.
Finally, with 44 seconds left in the half, Mahomes threw another five-yard touchdown to Kelce to give the Chiefs their first lead of the game, 28— Fairbairn missed a yard field goal as time expired in the half as the Chiefs became the first team in NFL history to fall behind by as many as 20 points in the first half but still lead at halftime.
The Chiefs would extend their lead on the opening possession of the third quarter, going 85 yards in seven plays, the longest a yard catch by Sammy Watkins.
Williams ran the ball in from the goal-line, increasing their lead to 34—24 after Harrison Butker missed the extra point.
After forcing another Texans punt, the Chiefs took advantage of another pass interference penalty against Houston and a yard completion from Mahomes to Kelce, scoring on their sixth straight possession with another Williams touchdown run to give them a 41—24 lead with left in the quarter.
Houston finally snapped Kansas City's point run when Watson completed 4 passes for 80 yards and finished the drive with a 5-yard touchdown run, making the score 41—31 with 24 seconds left in the third quarter.
Kansas City would make it seven touchdowns in a row, setting a new postseason record, on a drive that included a yard pass to Kelce and a yard completion to Watkins, putting the ball at the Houston 8.
Mahomes then found Blake Bell in the end zone, making the score 48— On Houston's next drive, they turned the ball over on downs at the Chiefs A pair of runs by Williams for gains of 11 and 26 yard to set up Butker's yard field goal with left to put Kansas City up by Houston then turned the ball over on downs on their final two possessions, the last coming when Frank Clark sacked Watson for a yard loss on fourth-and-8 from the Kansas City 8-yard line.
He was also the leading rusher with 53 yards on seven carries. Kelce had 10 catches for yards and three touchdowns, tying a Super Bowl-era postseason record.
Hardman had six kickoff returns for yards. Williams rushed for 47 yards, caught two passes for 21 yards, and scored three touchdowns. Watson threw for yards and two touchdowns, while DeAndre Hopkins had yards on nine catches.
Kansas City's point comeback was the fourth largest in postseason history. Despite being nearly even in total yards — and both sides avoiding turnovers, the Packers built a 21—3 halftime lead and withstood a Seattle second-half comeback to earn their fourth trip to the NFC title game under quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
Green Bay got the ball first and on their first play, Aaron Jones ran for a yard gain to the Packers yard line, beginning a drive that culminated with a yard touchdown pass from Aaron Rodgers to Davante Adams.
Later in the quarter, Seattle receiver David Moore 's yard punt return gave the Seahawks a first down on their own Russell Wilson 's subsequent yard completion to Tyler Lockett set up a yard field goal by Jason Myers that made the score 7—3.
Jones finished it off with a 1-yard touchdown run to give Green Bay a 14—3 lead in the second quarter. Then, after Myers missed a yard field goal attempt, the Packers got the ball on their own Receiver Tyler Ervin opened the drive with an yard run on an end around play.
Nine plays later, Jones finished the drive with his second 1-yard touchdown run, increasing Green Bay's lead to 21—3 with left in the half.
On the opening drive of the second half, Wilson ran for a yard gain and completed a yard pass to DK Metcalf as the Seahawks drove 69 yards in 10 plays to score on Marshawn Lynch 's 1-yard touchdown run, cutting their deficit to 21— However, Green Bay stormed right back in just five plays, as Rodgers completed a yard pass to tight end Jimmy Graham before throwing the ball to Adams for a yard score, putting them back up at 28— After a Green Bay punt, Wilson completed four consecutive passes for 68 yards on the way to a 1-yard touchdown run by Lynch, making the score 28—23 after a failed two-point conversion try.
But the next time they got the ball, Seattle had to punt with left on the clock. Green Bay was able to run out the time with their ensuing possession, picking up two key first downs on third down completions.
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