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  What we learned on NFL playoffs divisional round weekend Day 1 49ers tough but vulnerable Packers promising (47 อ่าน)

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Another round of postseason football is well underway, with the advancing to the AFC Championship and the falling just short in their upset bid against the No. 1-seeded on Saturday. Before long, the final four teams will be squaring off for a place in LVIII, which will be broadcast on CBS, Nickelodeon and .Here are some immediate takeaways from Saturday's games:San Francisco is very vulnerableThe 49ers are tough; we all know that. They were physical and opportunistic on defense here, especially late and in the red zone, and briefly quieted any lingering skeptics by capping an erratic night with a go-ahead touchdown drive. The path to a appearance Tony Conigliaro Jersey still looks very feasible. And yet, for a No. 1 seed hosting a No. 7 seed, they barely survived this one on their own gra s. Kyle Shanahan bent conservative in a sluggish first half, probably could've used a dominant even more, and permitted more extracurricular shenanigans from veterans like . Should they remain favorites in the NFC, especially with McCaffrey cooking? Sure. But it's clear they're built to play with a lead, not the other way around.Brighter days should come in Green BayNot entirely di similar to the Texans with C.J. Stroud, the Packers can take solace knowing their Johnny Pesky Jersey franchise appears to be in special hands. wasn't perfect this year -- his fourth in the and first as the Packers' starter -- and Saturday was no exception, with a late cro s-body pick dooming a potential comeback. But his natural fluidity as an off-balance gunslinger was on full display for much of the night, keeping the 49ers on their toes. Better yet, he's got an array of young weapons -- four different rookies combined to top 2,100 receiving yards in 2023, playoffs included -- that should only improve with more time in Matt LaFleur's creative system. Who knows if will be part of that group, but he gave his all against San Francisco, too. Baltimore is truly a complete teamMost fans could've told you this before Saturday, but the rout of Houston was Nathan Eovaldi Jersey a pitch-perfect argument for their chances. Facing a 1-3 career playoff mark, looked precisely like an MVP against ' defense, effortle sly gliding to 100 rushing yards while making all the right reads through the air. Mike Macdonald's Ravens "D" was hyperactive as usual, bottling up Houston's run game to overburden star rookie . And John Harbaugh shepherded the whole thing with championship-caliber flexibility, overseeing halftime adjustments to tighten the screws after a relatively slow start. There may be another hurdle to clear before a fight for the Lombardi, but it's clear this club is the total package.It's time for the Texans to restock the trenchesC.J. Stroud proved long ago that he's the present and future face of the team, showcasing unusually polished pocket presence and downfield decision-making as a rookie quarterback. But too often Mookie Betts Jersey against Baltimore's front he was forced to escape the pocket, extend plays and/or run gadget calls to offset regular pre sure. The Ravens are elite in that regard, but if Houston intends to capitalize on Stroud's franchise ability and make an immediate playoff leap next time around, bolstering his front will be paramount. DeMeco Ryans' defense needs its own tweaks, too, but Stroud works Jimmie Foxx Jersey best when he has time to unleash his arm inside the pocket, and that's a lot harder to do without reliable protection or ground support. The AFC Championship is gonna be must-see TVNot that the Texans wouldn't have made the conference title game intriguing, but now we're guaranteed a duel between Lamar Jackson and either or , pitting two of the most explosive young QBs against each other. No matter who wins Sunday's tilt between Buffalo and Kansas City, the league will be celebrating.

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