A playoff series of surprises
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The playoffs are over now and the Falcons and Patriots will meet on Feb. 5 in Houston for Super Bowl LI.
After fighting a hard battle for a spot in the playoffs, the Falcons crushed every team they faced. With a bye week for the first round after being the number two seed in the NFC. The Seahawks came at them after they beat Detroit in the first round of the playoffs. The Seahawks would fight hard but the Falcons would prevail 36-20.
After the Seahawks, the Falcons had to face the Green Bay Packers and the Packers were coming off a win over Dak Prescott and the Cowboys. Nobody thought the Packers could be stopped, especially by the Falcons, after a first half that no Packers fan wanted to see, the Falcons punched in 24 points in the first half to the Packers zero, the Packers would score 21 points in the second half but the Falcons would score 20 more points to end the game 44-21 in favor of Atlanta.
On the AFC side of the league the Patriots were a strong contender going into the playoffs and got the first round bye being the number one seed in the AFC.
The Raiders also made it to the playoffs for the first time in quite a few years but without their star quarterback and Brock Oswiler figuring out how to play, the Texans took the Raiders down. Houston would go to Foxborough, Mass. to take on the Patriots and would be crushed by Brady.
The Steelers took on the Dolphins in the first round and would destroy them moving on to the Kansas City Chiefs who took the number two seed in the AFC. During the game the Steelers would not score a single touchdown, but would make 18 points just on field goals winning the game 18-16 and allowed the steelers to move on to the AFC championship game.
While the Patriots and Steelers game wasn’t the most epic game in championship history, it was a good game as games go, but the Patriots would win it and move on to the Super Bowl to play the Falcons in the game to win it all.