With the Sunday victories of the Los Angeles Chargers and the Philadelphia Eagles, the NFL Wild Card Series ended with two wins for local teams and two for visitors.
With the above, the Divisional Round has been defined as follows, on the road to Super Bowl LIII.
Saturday, January 12, at 3:35 am in Mexico, the Indianapolis Colts will visit the Kansas City leaders in a duel between the sixth seed and the first seeds of the AFC. The last time these two teams clashed in the postseason occurred in the Wild Card Round of the 2013 campaign, with an incredible Indy comeback win, with a score of 45-44.
At 7:15 am Mexico time on the same day, the Dallas Cowboys will play against Los Angeles Rams. From the 1985 season, Cowboys and Rams did not measure forces in the postseason. On that occasion, the Rams won with a 20-0 shutout.
For next Sunday, the first match will be AFC, with the Chargers visiting the New England Patriots at 12:05 am, Mexico time. The history of the most recent playoffs among these opponents was written in the AFC Game championship of the 2007 season, that of the Pats almost finished unbeaten. The victory, logically, was for New England, with a score of 21-12.
Sunday afternoon, the Eagles are still facing the New Orleans Saints in the Superdome, another duel that puts the last and the first seeds of the conference face to face. Furthermore, it is the revenge of the season with the most recent history. Two postseasons ago, the Saints beat the Eagles in the Wild Card Round, with a score of 26-24.
The winners of the four games next weekend will then define the Super Bowl LIII participants. The Championship Conference games will be played on Sunday, January 20th.