The 2023 NFL season’s playoffs are forging ahead to the divisional round, widely regarded as one of the most exciting weekends on the league’s calendar with both conference’s top seeds back in action alongside the six survivors of “Super Wild Card Weekend.”
This year, that means the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers return (relatively) healthy and hungry from their bye weeks Saturday to face the Houston Texans and Green Bay Packers, respectively, while drawing QBs C.J. Stroud and Jordan Love – both fresh off dominant performances in their postseason debuts.
Sunday kicks off with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers visiting the Detroit Lions, drought-free and now just one victory from the second NFC championship game berth in team history.
But the main course should be served Sunday afternoon as the reigning Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs hit the road – for the first time in QB Patrick Mahomes’ playoff career – to face the Buffalo Bills, a team they’ve eliminated twice in the past three seasons. And with more lake effect weather likely to add some spice – or frost – to the proceedings? Yes, please.