The top two seeds in the NFC meet up in this year’s championship game. The 49ers find themselves in the NFC Championship game for the second year in a row, this time with Colin Kaepernick as their quarterback. They will take on the top-seeded Atlanta Falcons who barely made it to this game.
This year’s NFL playoffs begin the same way they did last season, with the Bengals heading to Houston to take on the Texans. Both teams are the same seed that they were last year … which is not something the Texans are proud of.
Week 16 got off to a record-breaking start with Calvin Johnson eclipsing Jerry Rice’s decades-old single-season record for receiving yards. His Lions lost, however, to the surging Falcons. The rest of the Week 16 slate features a few duds but mostly pivotal games that will have a big impact on the playoff picture.
The final Monday Night Football game of the season will take place on Saturday when the Falcons head into Detroit with a chance to clinch the top spot in the NFC.