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NFL Weekly Recap: Divisional Round

We bring you all the recent updates and news from around the leagueWe bring you all the recent updates and news from around the league in the NFL Weekly Recap from Overtime Sports. We have now wrapped up the Divisional Round of the 2020 NFL playoffs and we look ahead at the last four teams standing. Which two teams will claim victory and continue their push for a Super Bowl?

Aaron Rodgers Leads Packers Past Rams

Coming off of an incredible regular season, the Green Bay Packers continued their fantastic play with a victory over the Los Angeles Rams. 

The Rams were without Aaron Donald for the majority of the game, but their talented defense was no match for Rodgers and Davante Adams as Rodgers threw for 296 yards and two touchdowns while Adams had 66 receiving yards and a touchdown. 

They also got tremendous success in the rushing attack, taking 36 carries for 188 yards and two touchdowns during their 32-18 win. 

Meanwhile, the Rams struggled with an injured Jared Goff at quarterback. Only throwing for 174 yards and a touchdown while not being able to eclipse 100 yards on the ground.  

The Packers now enter the NFC Championship game against Tom Brady’s Buccaneers at a cold Lambeau Field. 

For the Rams, it was the end of a fairly successful season which saw them take down their division rivals during Wild Card weekend. 

Bills Cruise Past Ravens

The Buffalo Bills were able to put together a fantastic performance en route to their 17-3 win over the surging Baltimore Ravens in the Divisional Round of the 2020 playoffs. 

The Bills were led by their MVP candidate quarterback Josh Allen, who threw for 206 yards and a touchdown. 

Even though those stats don’t jump off the page, he was their entire offense throughout this contest as their rushing attack took 16 carries for a measly 32 yards, with the team barely opting to run the football during the first half of action. 

Stefon Diggs ended up being half of Allen’s yards as well, posting 106 yards and a touchdown against a very tough Ravens secondary. 

But the biggest storyline in this matchup was the injury to the Ravens star quarterback Lamar Jackson, who suffered a concussion during the second half of the game. After he left the field it was all over for Baltimore as the offense couldn’t get anything going with Tyler Huntley in at quarterback. 

Buffalo was able to completely stifle the Ravens throughout the entire game though even with Jackson at quarterback, they had put all of their efforts into stopping the Ravens rushing attack and they passed with flying colors. 

However, Baltimore was very unlucky as Justin Tucker missed two field goals in the first half of the ball game, something, unlike his recent form. 

Buffalo now play Kansas City Cheifs in the AFC Championship game and its there first in over 25 years while the Ravens hope that their franchise quarterback is able to make a full recovery for next season.

Chiefs secure win against Browns

The Kansas City Chiefs were very lucky to get out of this game with a victory as all of the momentum was in the Browns hands throughout the entire second half of the game. 

Cleveland was putting together quite the comeback in the fourth quarter and to make matters worse for the Chiefs they lost their superstar quarterback Patrick Mahomes due to a concussion that he suffered while trying to run for a first down. 

Then stepped in veteran quarterback Chad Henne, who was able to finish the season off as the starter due to Mahomes getting some rest to end the year and he came up huge in this ball game. 

Henne was able to throw a few excellent passes that extended drives and even threw a fireball to Tyreek Hill on a fourth down conversion with under two minutes left in the game, icing the 22-17 victory for the reigning Super Bowl champions. 

But the Browns shouldn’t be discredited after their performance, with Baker Mayfield throwing for 204 yards and a touchdown to go along with one interception and their rushing attack taking 22 carries for 112 yards and a touchdown. 

This clearly isn’t the same old Browns team that we have grown accustomed to seeing over the last few years, they have a ton of talent and have officially found their head coach of the future in Kevin Stefanski. 

As for the Chiefs, they hope to repeat last years SuperBowl win and have a date set with the Buffalo Bills in Arrowhead stadium next weekend. They hope to get Mahomes back out there for this contest as his absence could badly hurt this talented football team.

Buccaneers Defeat Saints in what could be Brees last game

This game featured a ton of lead changes throughout the contest with both teams struggling to get anything going during the first half. 

That was until the second half hit, when the Saints marched down the field and scored a touchdown on their first possession of the half and then followed that up with a stop on Tom Brady and the Buccaneers offense. 

They were driving down the field once again to take a two-score lead until Jared Cook had a costly fumble that resulted in Tampa Bay points the other way. 

It only got worse for the Saints after that, as Drew Brees threw two more interceptions on a night that was just unlucky for him and the team. 

This game could very well be the final game of Brees illustrious career which saw him surpass a number of fantastic milestones that people never believed would get passed in their lifetimes. 

If this is truly it for the Saints legend, it was an incredible career. As for the Buccaneers, they make the NFC Championship game for the first time since 2002 when they won the Super Bowl. 

They have to take the trip to Lambeau Field to face off against the possible MVP of the league in Aaron Rodgers and this Packers team that seems almost unbeatable right now. However, after this past weekend anything is possible when you have Brady on your team.

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