Updated NFL playoff bracket after Bills pushed to limit by Dolphins

The Buffalo Bills live to fight another day, as they outlasted the Miami Dolphins in the playoffs.

The Buffalo Bills got their heads checked by the heavy hitter that is the Miami Dolphins.

It wasn’t easy, but nothing ever is. No No. 2 seed has ever lost to a No. 7 seed since the NFL expanded to 14 playoff teams. It may only be the third year of this format, but Buffalo showed Miami who the No. 2 works for, okay. They showed these fish who’s boss. Buffalo returns to the AFC Divisional Round, while Miami continues to bring Darius Rucker to tears, especially in January.

Here’s a look at the updated NFL playoffs after the Bills survived a Dolphins scare, 34-31.

NFL playoff bracket update after Buffalo Bills survive Miami Dolphins scare

AFC playoff table

  • No. 2 Buffalo Tickets defeat No. 7 Miami Dolphins, 34-31
  • No. 6 Baltimore Ravens at No. 3 Cincinnati Bengals — Sunday, Jan. 15, 8:15 p.m. ET
  • Number 4 Jacksonville Jaguars defeat the No. 5 Los Angeles Chargers, 31-30

Buffalo became the second AFC team to go past Wild Card weekend. The No. 4-seeded Jacksonville Jaguars overcame a staggering 27-point deficit to stun the Los Angeles Chargers at Duval. Buffalo and Jacksonville have to wait until Sunday night’s game between a pair of AFC North rivals in the No. 3 Cincinnati Bengals and No. 6 Baltimore Ravens to find out who they will be up against.

If Cincinnati protects The Jungle, Buffalo will host Cincinnati, while Jacksonville will go to Arrowhead to face the top-seeded Kansas City Chiefs. If Baltimore stuns the Bengals in Cincinnati, the Ravens will travel to Kansas City, while Buffalo will host Jacksonville in their division game. So far it was actually chalk in the AFC, if you can believe it!

NFC Playoffs Support

  • No. 2 San Francisco 49ers defeat the No. 7 Seattle Seahawks, 41-23
  • No. 6 New York Giants vs. No. 3 Minnesota Vikings — Sunday, Jan. 15, 4:30 p.m. ET
  • No. 5 Dallas Cowboys at No. 4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Monday, Jan. 16, 8:15 p.m. ET

Only one team has exited Wild Card Weekend outside of the NFC so far. It would be the No. 2 seeded San Francisco 49ers who dominated division rival Seattle Seahawks on Saturday night. The 49ers know they’re hosting an NFC Divisional Round game, but don’t know their opponent. The same principle can be applied to the top-seeded Philadelphia Eagles.

If the No. 3 Minnesota Vikings beat the No. 6 New York Giants, Minnesota will face San Francisco in Santa Clara, while the winner of Monday night’s game between the No. 4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Dallas Cowboys No. 5 will play at the Linc in Philadelphia. If New York upsets Minnesota, the Giants will go to Philadelphia, while Monday night’s winner will go to San Clara.

We’re halfway there and living on a prayer when it comes to Super Wild Card Weekend in the NFL!


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