The 2014 NFL playoff schedule continues with the Divisional round. And that does not include the Kansas City Chiefs, who lost to the Indianapolis Colts in the Wild Card round last Saturday. The continuation of the playoffs as if nothing happened after your team loses is one of the worst feelings. I'm dying for some sympathy here, NFL!
We have two more sets of games next weekend. Some people call this the best weekend in the NFL because it's the best teams and there's still two games each day.
In the AFC, the Colts, who beat the Chiefs, play the No. 2 seed Patriots, while the No. 6 seed Chargers, who extended the Bengals playoff winless streak to 23 seasons, play the No. 1 seed Broncos.
The Chargers once beat the Broncos (in Denver) this offseason so it's not insane to think they could do it again. The Chargers are on an absolute roll right now. I was asked before the playoffs who a dark horse team was and I said the Chargers. They've played four winning teams on the road and they beat them all. They're ready for this.
The Colts playing the Patriots is ... that's the Chiefs game. The game Kansas City should be playing had they not blown that 28-point lead. Ugh. I can't handle this yet. Gimme a few more days.
In the NFC, it looks like we're setting ourselves up for a Seahawks-49ers NFC Championship game. Could you imagine playing a divisional game on that stage? It'd be like the Chiefs and Broncos playing in the NFC Championship.
Saturday, January 11
(4) Indianapolis Colts (11-5) vs. (2) New England Patriots (12-4), 8:15 p.m. ET, CBS
Sunday, January 12
Thoughts on this year's Divisional field?