After an exciting and an intense Wild Card Weekend, we turned our eyes to the divisional round to see if it could somehow compare to last week's action. When it was all said and done and the dust had settled, it was even better.
To start off the weekend, we had one of the more exciting playoff games in recent memory. Who would have thought that the 49ers offense could step up in a big way when the game was on the line?
We knew there defense was the real deal, but there was a huge question mark on if the offense could compete with the likes of the Saints. With that question mark looming, Jim Harbaugh rallied his troops and they came out on top, sending the the favored New Orleans packing.
The nightcap wasn't exactly the shootout that the first game was, to say the least. The way Tom Brady performed, you would've thought it was, but that was just Brady reminding people that he still is the best in the game.
They easily rolled over the Broncos on their way to yet another AFC Championship game.
To start off Sunday, we had what was supposed to be the least entertaining game of the round. Rookie QB T.J. Yates and the Texans had other plans, though, as they fought hard until the very end.
They fell a little bit short due to a big performance by the Ravens defense, however. Baltimore asserted their dominance and narrowly escaped a nail-biter at home.
To end the weekend, we had the defending champs taking on the New York Giants. The Packers had been thrown into conversation as one of the best teams of all time with "the best quarterback in the game," and the Giants slammed the door shut on those discussions.
New York, rather easily, rolled to a 37-20 win at Lambeau, ending Green Bay's 13-game home winning streak.
In a round that featured four former Super Bowl MVPs for the first time ever, we saw it all. There were close games, upsets and even a record-breaking performance—what else could a fan ask for?
Before next week's action starts, let's take a look back and see who the most outstanding performers of the weekend were.