As the first few months of the year arrive, two of my favorite seasons that do not happen in the summer are here: awards season and the National Football League Postseason.
And, since the latter has just broadcasted its 50th finale in San Francisco, I’ve decided to report that to you, the Chant’s loyal readers.
Super Bowl 50 came upon the world and the playoff picture was set like this: On January 9th, the postseason kicked off (pun intended) with the Kansas City Chiefs slaughtering the Houston Texans and the Pittsburgh Steelers versus the Cincinnati Bengals.
The next day, the two time National Football Conference champion Seattle Seahawks played the Minnesota Vikings and the Green Bay Packers played the Washington Redskins.
The following weekend, the Divisional Playoffs happened: Kansas City played the previous Super Bowl champs, the New England Patriots, and Green Bay played the Arizona Cardinals. On January 17th, the Steelers played the number one seed in the American Football Conference, Denver Broncos, and Seattle played the number one seed in the NFC, the Carolina Panthers.
On the 24th, Denver barely emerged victorious against in the AFC Championship game, and Carolina destroyed Arizona in the NFC Championship game. Then, the winners of those two games, Carolina and Denver, squared off in Super Bowl 50. When the dust finally settled, the Denver Broncos were crowned champion.
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