2023 NFL Divisional Playoffs finalised for this weekend

2023 NFL Divisional Playoffs finalised for this weekend

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American Football fans get ready – after a nail biting series of games recently, the NFL Divisional Playoffs are finalised and coming to you live this weekend. 

It's been a long season and it all comes down to this - the 2023 NFL Divisional Playoffs. Eight teams have battled it out for the past few months, but only four will make it to the next round. 

Excitement is high as fans anticipate which team will come out on top after these crucial fixtures in order to cross their final hurdle of reaching Super Bowl LVII.  Let's take a closer look at who made the cut and which intense matchups we can expect during these playoffs.

Fans can mark their calendars for an epic round of playoffs this weekend:  The Bengals take on the Bills, while the Eagles face the Giants, and the 49ers attempt to reign in the Cowboys this Sunday. Saturday night will be electric as the Chiefs and Jaguars hook up in a highly anticipated affair.  

AFC playoff games

Make sure to catch the AFC showdown between the two title contenders: Cincinnati Bengals and Buffalo Bills. Both teams have lived up to expectations this season, so Sunday's game promises some thrilling action. Kickoff at 8pm GMT- don't miss it! 

Fans were left in a state of shock as the game between the two teams was cut short on January 2 after Bills safety Damar Hamlin suffered cardiac arrest on the field. 

In the other match, Kansas City tangles with Jacksonville this Saturday, January 21st at 9:30pm GMT. It’s set to be an epic AFC Divisional Playoff after the Jags pulled off a massive comeback victory in their wildcard game with Los Angeles Chargers to win the game 31-30. 

If this historic matchup goes as planned we may see another thrilling rematch of last year's Bills vs Chiefs postseason battle that had everyone on their feet and brought about changes to NFL overtime rules.

NFC playoff games 

The NFC will have the Giants and Eagles battling it out for a third time, this round with higher stakes as they face off on Sunday morning at 1:15am GMT to decide who moves closer towards earning their spot atop the bracket. 

The NFC is wide open after the Dallas Cowboys defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31-14 in their Wild Card matchup, securing their first playoff road win since 1993. 

Now they are moving on to the Divisional Round, where they will face NFC powerhouse, San Francisco 49ers next Sunday night. Both teams have made great strides this season and it should make for an exciting matchup with a spot in the NFC Championship on the line. 

NFL Divisional Playoffs Team Profiles

These teams boast talented rosters with star-studded players and superstars at the quarterback position. Their team profiles show that all eight franchises have their own distinct offensive schemes and defensive formations, creating interesting matchups across the entire league. 

With attitudes ranging from confident to cautious across these teams, it's sure to be an exciting ride this weekend as they face off for a spot in the Conference Championships.

San Francisco 49ers

San Francisco 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers have been a powerhouse in the NFL for many years. They last appeared in the Super Bowl in 2020, led by quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. They lost the game 31-20 to the Kansas City Chiefs. 

They are currently led on defence by star linebacker Fred Warner who has been instrumental in keeping opposing offences at bay. The rest of their roster is filled with playmakers like tight end George Kittle and wide receiver Deebo Samuel who can change games in a moment. 

With a strong defence and explosive offence, the 49ers look poised to make a lucrative run at a Super Bowl victory this season.

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Dallas Cowboys

Dallas Cowboys

The Dallas Cowboys are in the midst of a new era, under the direction of head coach Mike McCarthy. Led by quarterback Dak Prescott the offence has proven to be explosive and capable of putting up points on any given day, especially with assistance from Wide Receiver Ceedee Lamb. 

On defence, Dan Quinn has put together an impressive group of playmakers like Right Tackle Tyron Smith, Safety Donovan Wilson and Outside Linebacker Micah Parsons, all of whom have been pivotal in keeping opponents in check. 

With a strong roster capable of competing with any team in the league, the Cowboys are hoping to make a deep run in the playoffs this season.

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Cincinnati Bengals

Cincinnati Bengals

The Cincinnati Bengals are building on a successful run under head coach Zac Taylor. The team has some talented players like quarterback Joe Burrow, wide receiver Ja'marr Chase, and Half Back Joe Mixon. On defence, some key players to keep an eye on include, Safety Jessie Bates, and Defensive Tackle B.J. Hill who are a few of the key cogs for the team. 

Though there is still a lot of work to be done, the Bengals seem poised to return to their winning ways with an improved roster and a renewed commitment to success.

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Buffalo Bills

Buffalo Bills

The Buffalo Bills have put together an impressive roster under the direction of head coach Sean McDermott. The offence has been sparked by quarterback Josh Allen and receiver Stefon Diggs, while defensive stars like Linebacker Matt Milano and Cornerback Kaiir Elam have made major impacts in the team’s success. 

With a strong group of veterans and young talent, the Bills look to make waves in the playoffs this season and prove they are one of the top teams in the NFL.

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New York Giants

New York Giants

The New York Giants, under head coach Brian Daboll, who was appointed in January last year, offensive coordinator Mike Kafka, and Defensive coordinator Don Martindale are leading a team with high hopes for this weekend's playoffs. 

The team has added some promising young talent in quarterback Daniel Jones and rookie running back Saquon Barkley. While the defence is being held up by the likes of Adoree Jackson and Ryder Anderson who both lead the team stats with the most tackles and sacks respectively. 

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Philadelphia Eagles

Philadelphia Eagles

The Philadelphia Eagles have been a powerhouse in the NFC East for many seasons, and this year is no exception. Led by quarterback Jalen Hurts and head coach Nick Sirianni, the team has proven to be one of the top contenders in the division. 

The offence has continued to move the ball downfield thanks to standout performances from wide receiver Quez Watkins and tight end Dallas Goedert. On defence, Pro Ballers like Fletcher Cox and Brandon Graham will look to lead this experienced unit as they aim for another deep playoff run.

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Kansas City Chiefs

Kansas City Chiefs

Looking primed to make another title push, Kansas City Chiefs are coached by Andy Reid, and led by superstar quarterback Patrick Mahomes, the offence has been dynamic and explosive, with weapons like wide receivers Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Kadarius Toney as well as tight end Travis Kelce making life difficult for opposing defences. 

On the defensive side, linebackers Willie Gay and Jack Cochrane have provided stability and an extra layer of excitement. All in all, the Kansas City Chiefs are a powerhouse team this year and will look to repeat their success from seasons past.

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Jacksonville Jaguars

Jacksonville Jaguars

The Jacksonville Jaguars are coached by Doug Pederson, and led by quarterback Trevor Lawrence. The offence has been amazing to watch with wide receivers Christian Kirk and Zay Jones providing a solid receiving core, while running back Travis Etienne Jr. has provided an explosive spark in the backfield. 

Defensive coordinator Mike Caldwell has put together one of the league's most formidable fronts with defensive tackle Davon Hamilton leading the way. 

Heading up the AFC South conference, the Jaguars will be looking to rewrite the history books in 2023 with hopes held high that they can clinch their first Super Bowl ever. 

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No matter who you're rooting for this weekend, it's sure to be an exciting round of NFL Divisional Playoff games, as the teams battle it out to reach the conference Championships. So fill up the snack bowls, grab your team’s merchandise (from the NO.1 FAN STORE), and get ready to catch all the action this weekend.

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