NFL Super Wild Card Weekend is here!
The NFC is up first as the No. 7 Seattle Seahawks take on the No. 2 San Francisco 49ers on FOX. Later, the AFC takes center stage as the No. 5 seed Los Angeles Chargers take on the No. 4 Jacksonville Jaguars (8:15 pm ET).
Here are the best plays!
Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers
setting the tone
After the Seahawks went three-and-out on their first possession, the Niners loaded the field with ease on their first drive, which ended with a field goal and an early 3-0 lead.
Find a rhythm
Once again, Seattle went three-and-out on its next possession.
San Francisco then extended its lead to 10-0 after going 85 yards in five plays. Christian McCaffrey started the drive with a monster 68-yard run, capped by a short touchdown pass from the rookie quarterback. Brock Purdy.
Heading into Saturday, the Niners have won 25 straight playoff games by 10 points or more.
On the hunt
The Seahawks closed the gap early in the second quarter, 10-7, thanks to a 7-yard score by Kenneth Walker.
Seattle took the lead, 14-13, on the next play, courtesy of a stunning 50-yard score by DK Metcalf.
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Setting the scene
The 49ers are 5-2 in the wild-card round in the Super Bowl era and 3-0 since 2002.
Rookie third-string quarterback Brock Purdy has done a masterful job thus far leading a talent-laden 49ers offense that includes running backs Christian McCaffreyreceiver Deebo Samueltight end George Kittle and receiver Brandon Aiyuk. Purdy also has one of the best offensive lines in the league protecting him, led by a left tackle Trent Williams.
Heading into the postseason, San Francisco boasts the league’s best defense statistically and has an NFL-best 13th turnover differential.
On the other hand, the Seahawks have reached the postseason for the 10th time in Pete Carroll’s 13-year tenure after a resurgent season, thanks to the quarterback. Geno Smith and a young and opportunistic defense.
Smith finished the regular season with the highest completion percentage in the NFL, connecting on 69.8% of his passes.
Los Angeles Chargers at Jacksonville Jaguars (8:15 p.m. ET)
Los Angeles Chargers
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