All 4 Home Teams Win on NFL Divisional Round Weekend for 1st Time Since 2005

January 18, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

A rarity occurred during this year's divisional round of the NFL postseason. All four home teams protected their turf and moved on to the conference championship games for the first time in over a decade.
NFL Network's Andrew Siciliano alluded to the possibility before the Denver Broncos knocked off the Pittsburgh Steelers, 23-16, to conclude the divisional round Sunday:
ESPN Stats & Info revealed the last time the top two seeds of their respective conferences played each other on championship weekend:
The New England Patriots, who defeated the Kansas City Chiefs, 27-20, on Saturday, will travel to Denver to take on the Broncos for AFC bragging rights next Sunday, when legendary quarterbacks Tom Brady and Peyton Manning will vie for further glory.
On the strength of Sunday's 31-24 triumph over the Seattle Seahawks, the Carolina Panthers will host another NFC West foe, the Arizona Cardinals, for the right to suit up for Super Bowl 50.
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