Road to Super Bowl NFL postseason Playoff, schedules

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Seattle Seahawks knows well that if it can defend its title as No. 1 Seed in National Football Conference (NFC) West with a record of 13-3, it is off to play at the Super Bowl XLVIII on February 2, 2014 at the MetLife Stadium East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Denver Broncos will be facing Seahawks, if they too will be able to defend their title as Number 1 seed in the American Football Conference (AFC) West with a record of 13-3.

But anything can happen in the gridiron. Seahawks vs Broncos might have the highest odds of facing off during the big game, but that may all change in one fell swoop. One thing is for sure though; the MetLife Stadium will definitely be packed with loud wild fans vying for their teams, under unexpected cold or snowy weather.

The postseason would definitely be fun with 12 teams contending for a trip to the Super Bowl on Feb 2. Here is a brief schedule of the games for the postseason:

Kansas City Chiefs will face the Indianapolis Colts on January 4 4:35 p.m. Eastern Time Zone broadcasted on NBC. Both teams have a record of 11-5. On the same day and the same broadcasting network The New Orleans Saints with record 11-5 will go against the Philadelphia Eagles with record 10-6 8:10 p.m. ET.

On January 5 San Diego Chargers with record 9-7 will play Cincinnati Bengals 11-5 1:05 p.m. ET, which will broadcast on CBS. On the same day San Francisco 49ers 12-4 will take on Green Bay Packers 8-7-1 4:40 p.m. ET broadcasted by FOX.

On January 11 the lowest remaining NFC seed from the Packers, 49ers or the Saints will take on the Seahawks 4:35 p.m. ET broadcasted by FOX. While the highest remaining AFC seed from Bengals, Colts, and Chief will play New England Patriots 12-4 8:15 p.m. ET broadcasted by CBS.

On January 12, the highest remaining NFC seed from the Eagles, Packers, and 49ers will fight against Carolina Panthers with a record of 12-4 1:05 p.m. ET broadcasted by FOX, while the lowest remaining AFC seed from the Bengals, Colts, and Chief will fight Denver Broncos 4:40 p.m. ET through CBS.

On January 19 the AFC Championship Game will be played 3 p.m. ET, while the NFC Championship Game will be played 6:30 p.m. ET. There will also be a Pro Bowl, Honolulu game at 7:30 p.m. ET through NBC.

The Super Bowl XLVIII, of course, will be played on February 2 6:30 p.m. ET via FOX.

Wild Cards

New English Patriots and Carolina Panthers join the Seahawks and the Broncos with byes during the first round. Among these top seeds, the Patriots are the only undefeated team at home in this season. That winning streak includes their comeback win against the Broncos 34-31 in Week 12. That was definitely one of the most memorable games in the season, where the Patriots defeated Broncos in overtime. That game shows that if Broncos and Patriots should go against each other in the postseason, home field would make all the difference that would bring the game to a narrow margin victory. Patriots’ on the road record of 500 would only back up this possibility. The Carolina Panthers on the other hand needs to just get at least one home game and that will define their entire year. They just dropped one game after their poor start for this season, including their wins against Saints, Patriots and the 49ers. 

Possible turn around

Yes, the top four seeds may have all the best odds and records, but the last three Super Bowl Champions were coming from teams that are not included in the top two seeds. This means, ultimately, Seahawks and Broncos do not have a guarantee that either one of them will be raising the Lombardi trophy. Also, since 2000, there was only two Number 1 seeds that won the Super Bowl, and four Number 2s. That means, anything could really happen in his gridiron, and teams from below the top five seeds may still have a fighting chance to win the big game on Feb 2. 


Opening the playoffs will be The Chiefs playing at Colt’s. In Week 16, the Colts defeated the Chiefs 23-17, which mean if this happens again, the Colts will be taking on the Broncos, which the Colts also defeated earlier in this season. Colts has a big chance to play the Super Bowl Championship, which is if it can still pull off those victories again. 

Meanwhile, the Bengals will be hosting the Chargers during the opening round. The Bengals never dropped a home game for the entire season, and if this streak continues, they will be up against the Patriots. The Patriots was defeated by the Bengals in Week 5. The Bengals may also have a shot at the Super Bowl Championship. 


San Francisco 49ers is highly considered to win the Super Bowl XLVIII on Feb 2. The team was able to win six consecutive games during the season, including their victory against the No 1 seed Seahawks. One of the major contenders that 49ers have to look out for though is the Saints. If the 49ers will take on Green Bay and come out victorious in the opening round, they will head straight to Seattle. The 49ers, however, lost in Week 2 in Seattle, where they usually struggle. 

Besides the 49ers and the Seahawk game possibility, the Saints and the Panthers is another possible great rematch to witness. If the Siants go to Philadelphia and defeat the Eagles, they will go back to Carolina and go against the Panthers. They have a record of 3-5 this season though, which means; they may not be able to defeat the dangerous Eagles.  Philadelphia on the other hand won seven games out of the last eight that it played. Looking at these stats, one can only say that anything can happen on the Road to the Super Bowl XLVIII


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