This is where you find which team is edging out the rest. While the wins and losses are the usual go-to columns for teams, finding out home-road records can be telling for a team. We also want to keep an eye on who is doing well within their division, but also their conference. The dominant teams will show their dominance in the net points column, which is where you will usually see teams like the Packers, Steelers, and other dominant teams. The last 5 record can give you an indicator where teams are trending, but also schedule will play an impact to that so there is more to the story than just the record. You have the ability to view standings by division, conference, or overall. Each team will link into their home page which features their current week matchup, depth chart, news, snaps, roster, injuries, and future week schedules. You also have the ability to take a look at last year’s standings, just to see where teams landed in a completed season, but also how they did in various other aspects of their schedule. You can also gauge the defensive and offensive worth with points allowed and scored. This year is going to present some close battles again, especially the AFC West being wide open, but also the battle in the NFC North with three quality teams. There are a lot of interesting storylines to follow each year, and this is a spot to keep tabs.
We had the four best teams remaining, and it showed in the outcomes of each game. Both went to overtime, but also both had some controversial calls that may have shifted the outcomes of both games. The rematch of the birth of New England’s dynasty will take place in the Super Bowl, as they face the Los Angeles Rams in Atlanta. New Orleans led the Rams 13-10 heading into half, and things turned into a defensive battle in the second. It was an odd game to see both offenses struggle somewhat. Both quarterbacks had average games, and between four quality running backs, the defenses limited all four of them. Brandin Cooks broke out against his former team to have over 100 receiving yards. Michael Thomas was quiet with 36 yards on four catches. The controversy came at the end of the game when New Orleans had the case for interference and it was not called. This would have ended the game in a Saints win, but the Rams were able to force overtime. The NFL has already came out and said they blew the call, but regardless the Rams are heading to the Super Bowl.
The Chiefs were very close to pulling off an epic comeback. They were shut out in the first half, before going onto score 31 second half points. They fell short in overtime, as Tom Brady and company marched down the field and scored on an opening drive. While Brady threw for over 300 yards, the rushing attack had over 150 yards and four total scores. James White cooled off a bit from last week, but it was nice to see Rob Gronkowski have double-digit targets again. There is no doubt Sony Michel is leading the way through the playoffs, but James White being phased out was somewhat of a surprise. The Patriots held Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce to a total of four catches. There were a few penalties at the end of the game including a roughing the passer on Brady that gave them another chance to score. The Chiefs also would have ended a Patriots drive, but their interception was nullified by an offsides penalty. We get to see Brady for the ninth time in the Super Bowl.