NFL Playoff Picture 2016: Updated Title Odds and Most Compelling Scenarios

January 11, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Two compelling finishes and two decisive victories marked the wild-card round of the NFL playoffs.
After winning their last 10 regular-season games, the Kansas City Chiefs had no trouble disposing of the Houston Texans and making it 11 wins in a row. Knile Davis returned the opening kickoff 106 yards for a touchdown and the Chiefs never looked back in registering a 30-0 triumph.
While the margin was unexpected, it was not a surprise to see the Chiefs win. That victory was the first of a sweep by the road teams. The Pittsburgh Steelers took advantage of a meltdown by the Cincinnati Bengals and came away with an 18-16 triumph, while the Seattle Seahawks edged the Minnesota Vikings 10-9 when Blair Walsh's 27-yard field-goal attempt in the final seconds flew wide left.
Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer tried to encourage his team after the defeat and would not play the blame game, per the team's official Twitter account:
"I've never been more proud of a team than I am...

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