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Earlier Sunday NFL Playoff Game Notes

February 25, 2020

In nineteen seasons of later day conference title game starts, (2001-2019) three teams have won the earlier Sunday divisional round and title game, before winning the Super Bowl.

The Kansas City Chiefs became the third team to do so this season, winning both the division round game and title game at home, in come from behind fashion.

In ’02, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, en route to their only Supe appearance and victory, won at home in the earlier Sunday division game vs the 49ers, before beating the Andy Reid coached Philadelphia Eagles, in Philadelphia for the NFC crown.

The 2005 Pittsburgh Steelers are the other team to accomplish the feat, doing so with road victories at Indianapolis (Colts) and Denver (Broncos) before winning the Super Bowl.

 

 

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