Two memorable upsets as both underdogs beat the top-seeded home favourites
Defenses dominate in both Saturday playoff games – unders cash as easy money
Does this mean the Rams and Bills are the plays on Sunday?
It wasn't just the clash of the titans; the Titans actually got beat. And the late game sure packed a punch; too bad Packers fans and backers got clobbered in the nose.
Wow, what a day!
In two of the most memorable NFL upsets in recent memory, the Cincinnati Bengals defied the odds and exceeded expectations. They came in as the hot team after beating the Raiders in the Wild Card round, and then proceeded to never fall behind in the game as the team formally known as the "Bungles" became the Bengals and roared in Tennessee. Cincinnati won outright as +3.5 underdogs on a last-second field goal, 16-13.
In the late game, Green Bay looked like they might rout San Francisco, which looked totally lost on offense and quite uncomfortable in frigid January weather. They jumped out to an effortless 7-0 lead in the first 6 minutes, and everyone must have thought this game was going to be a yawner.
Instead, the 49ers defence played the game of the year. San Francisco held Green Bay in check for the remainder of the game, ultimately winning a thriller 13-10. The 49ers had came onto the snowy field as +5.5 underdogs, then gave their backers a huge sigh of relief with a stunning last-minute blocked punt for a touchdown, which tied the score at 10 apiece. Then, the feisty 49ers won it as time expired on a Robbie Gould field goal. The under was never in question.
So, can we take anything forward for Sunday's playoff games?
However, anyone who thinks the favourites – Tampa Bay (-3) and Kansas City (-2) will have it easy, are advised to look at today's shocking results and proceed with caution.