A long and grueling 17-game schedule has come to its conclusion. The numbers have revealed the 12 squads out of a 32-team league that will be competing for the Lombardi Trophy – the most distinguished and exclusive piece of hardware in all of North American professional sports. Indeed, the NFL Playoffs are just around the corner after game 256 of the 2018 regular-season schedule came to a close late on the evening of December 30. All fans interested in purchasing NFL Playoff Tickets can check out our large selection of affordable options available to the general public now.
Colts vs Titans
Football fans have become accustomed to witnessing the New England Patriots carve a path directly to the #1 seed or #2 seed in the AFC. They occupy the #2 slot after finishing one game behind the Kansas City Chiefs, who had a stellar season en route to a 12-4 record. Before these two talented squads get involved, the opening round of the AFC Wild Card will unfold.
The Indianapolis Colts secured their spot by defeating the Tennessee Titans at home on the final Sunday Night of the season. It will earn them the chance to travel to Houston to take on a Texans squad that began the year 0-3. The Colts began the year 1-5. For teams to begin 0-3 and 1-5 and still make the postseason is an incredible longshot, but for two of them to matchup against each other in the first round is absolutely unheard of, and nothing short of historic.
Chargers vs Ravens
In one of the most intriguing first-round AFC matchups in years, the 12-4 San Diego Chargers will travel across the country to square off against the 10-6 Baltimore Ravens. Again, this is an extremely rare situation in the NFL Playoffs, as a team with two more wins than their opponent is the road team. The quarterback play will be essential in this one, as seasoned, cagey veteran Philip Rivers will aim to toss the ball over the field, while rookie sensation Lamar Jackson will look to combine his passing skills with his running acumen.
The victorious teams will earn themselves more hard work, as the Kansas City Chiefs will be waiting and well-rested for a showdown inside of Arrowhead Stadium, and the New England Patriots will have done the exact same leading up to a game in the second weekend of 2019 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts.Both of these venues are incredibly tough places to play, especially for teams who play inside of domes or those who are accustomed to warm weather. The chilly path that is paved to the Super Bowl through the AFC Playoffs almost always unfolds in frigid conditions. A bye is incredibly valuable, as it allows an extra week of game planning and resting, as well as home-field advantage. If the Patriots prevail and the Chiefs do the same, it will setup an unprecedented matchup starring perhaps the greatest QB of all-time and one already putting the building blocks in place. AFC Playoff Tickets are available for purchase now.