The Indianapolis Colts remain healthy heading into Sunday’s AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots in Foxborough. Vontae Davis and Greg Toler expected to play.
The Indianapolis Colts face off against the Denver Broncos in the AFC Divisional round with a healthy roster at just the right time.
After defeating the Cincinnati Bengals in the wild card round, the Indianapolis Colts are in preparation for a familiar foe; the Denver Broncos.
The Pittsburgh Steelers finalized their regular season with a win over the Cincinnati Bengals to host the Baltimore Ravens during wild card week of the 2014 NFL Playoffs.
On Sunday in Kansas City the Chargers were simply outplayed by a Chiefs team that was also playing for its playoff life. With their 19-7 win and season sweep of the Bolts, Kansas City eliminated the Chargers and claimed second place in the AFC West outright. That is probably little relief, however, as the Chiefs will also be in for a long off-season.
Those are just the games with playoff implications as to which teams get in etc., while several other games will determine final playoff seeds and first-round byes.
Going into Sunday’s second meeting of the season between the long-time AFL rivals (Kansas City won earlier this season 23-20), the stakes could not be any higher.
After a wild come-from-behind 38-35 overtime win in San Francisco this past Saturday evening, the Chargers will look to lock up the final AFC playoff spot this Sunday when they travel to Arrowhead Stadium to battle division rival Kansas City.
The San Diego Chargers were battling the AFC’s top-seeded New England Patriots this past Sunday evening, leading 14-3 at one point. Before too long, however, the direction of the game and ultimately the final score would change rather dramatically.
For the New England Patriots, they left town with what they wanted, a 23-14 victory. Meantime, the Chargers continue to show that they are not quite there with the upper echelon of the AFC, particularly the Patriots and the Denver Broncos.
That would best describe this Sunday night’s much anticipated meeting between the 9-3 New England Patriots and the host 8-4 San Diego Chargers.
Well, the San Diego Chargers will face that task at home this Sunday evening when they host the 9-3 Patriots, a team that just had its seven-game winning streak snapped this past Sunday in Green Bay (26-21).
On the professional level, there is exciting jockeying for a handful of playoff spots in the respective conferences after the division winners have all but been established. For the San Diego Chargers, they find themselves right in that mix.
A Super Bowl champion just two seasons ago, the Ravens are in a dogfight in the AFC North with Cincinnati, Pittsburgh and Cleveland for the division title and a possible wild card spot.
After a two-game span in five days that left them sitting at 5-3, the Bolts are hoping that their game two days after Halloween does not continue a frightful trend that appears to be emerging.