One week of playoff competition is in the books as the Cardinals, Chargers, Eagles and Ravens each won their wild card games. Two more weeks remain in the playoff race to earn a spot in Super Bowl XLIII, with the division round of the playoffs up next.
It’s rematch weekend, as the teams in each contest played their opponent at some point during the regular season. In the AFC, the Ravens and Titans took it into the final minutes in Baltimore, and Tennessee escaped with a 13-10 win in Week 5. The Chargers and Steelers battled in a game that produced a first-ever score of 11-10 in Week 11, Pittsburgh on top.
In the NFC, the Cardinals and Panthers met in Week 8 in Charlotte in another closely fought game, but the home team came away victorious, 27-23. The Eagles and Giants have one of the most long-standing and bitter rivalries in the NFL, and they split their division series in 2008, with the Giants winning 36-31 in Philadelphia in Week Week 10 and the Eagles winning 20-14 in New Jersey in Week 14.
This weekend, the teams all meet again — but this time around, there’s a lot more on the line.