The 2021/22 regular season is soon veering towards its end meaning that football fans can heighten their interests towards the offset of the NFL Playoffs which will feature the league’s most elite names and coveted teams battle it out for a place at Superbowl LVI which is shaping up to be an unmissable event for all sporting fanatics.
The NFL’s post-season playoffs garnish some of the sporting world’s most popular viewings and excitement in the buildup to the upcoming Superbowl game.
Football fans across the world often tune into various broadcasts of NFL games throughout the regular season, yet the post-season viewings are often a much greater commodity for all sports fans.
The top four seeded teams across varying divisions throughout the American and National Football Conferences will compete against each other including franchises that are locked into the Wildcard rule which in total sights seven teams representing each conference in the post-season.
These teams will be divided into a tournament tree which will eventually culminate in the Conference Championship games with the winners of both the NFC and AFC championships then partaking in the 56th instalment of the Superbowl.
The winner of the Superbowl will claim the most prestigious title in football, the Vince Lombardi trophy, with each player and coaching staff of the winning franchise being awarded with a championship ring soon after.
This year’s NFL post-season is shaping up to be an unmissable event given the sheer star quality that has been on display throughout the regular season with fans now clamoring for a return of the NFL’s post-season action, with many intriguing outcomes being placed on the cards ahead of the upcoming playoffs.
- Aaron Rodgers’ last dance with the Packers:
The Green Bay Packers are one of the NFL’s most established franchises occupying out of one of the countries smallest sporting sectors in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Despite playing out of such a small market, the Packers have one of the league’s most dedicated and raucous fanbase as well as an elite franchise star name in Quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who could soon be playing out his final post-season at Lambeau Field.
Rodgers is one of the league’s most recognizable and respected athletes and has since brought the Cheesehead fanbase a near two-decade long period of success which also culminated in a victory at Superbowl XLV.
After narrowly falling short of a return to the event last year in the NFC Championship game, where Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Packers 31-26, Rodgers sighted his aspirations to play one more season in Green Bay before discussing the possibilities of departing the franchise in the off-season
The Packers are already viewed as one of the premier sides heading into the NFL post-season and sit as strong favorites to make a return to the Superbowl this year before Rodgers’ inevitable summer departure.
- Chiefs and Buccaneers rematch at Superbowl LVI?
Last year’s Superbowl saw a lobsided contest between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs that resulted in star-studded Quarterback Tom Brady collecting his seventh championship ring.
During the current regular season, both the Chiefs and Buccaneers have continued their excellent form and are sighted as being potential challengers at the upcoming Superbowl event.
Fans who may look NFL playoffs odds may consider backing the Chiefs and Buccaneers to reach the conference championship games and a potential rematch could ensue at this year’s rendition of the Superbowl with the Bucs placed at +550 to win the event and Chiefs at +650 respectively.
Whatever the outcome is heading into the conference championship matchups, Chiefs Quarterback Patrick Mahomes is looking to lay claim to his second Superbowl title while Brady is sighting an incredible eighth championship ring.
- A return of playoff success for the Cowboys and Patriots?
Arguably the two most recognizable franchises for casual sporing fans of the NFL may be the Dallas Cowboys and the New England Patriots given their previous post-season successful stints and dominant presence across all major media broadcasts.
The Cowboys are undoubtably the league’s most valuable franchise but have struggled to reignite any sort of post-season success since their dynasty years throughout the 1990s.
Dallas have missed the last two playoffs after finishing with neutral and later negative records in 2019 and 2020 with fans growing frustrated after constant early exits in the divisional rounds and without a trip to the Superbowl since 1995.
This year, the Cowboys are destined to make a return to the post-season after being led by former All-Pro Quarterback Dak Prescott with the Cowboys now sighted to win the NFC Eastern Division.
The New England Patriots are also looking ahead to the post-season after losing in the Wild Card round in 2019 and missing the playoffs altogether in 2020 despite winning the Superbowl in 2018.
Following Brady’s departure, the Patriots have since improved their roster immensely as they look to remain a lively contender heading into the post-season and are arguably the AFC’s best team with rookie Quarterback Mac Jones being a particular hot commodity in New England ahead of the eagerly anticipated playoff matchups.