While there was no professional football in Maryland or Washington the past weekend, that didn’t stop teams from putting on a show nationwide.

Even if you weren’t among the record-breaking nearly 52 million people that tuned into the Kansas City Chiefs and Buffalo Bills’ divisional playoff that went into a thrilling overtime, you most likely have heard about the playoff weekend in general. That’s because it is being dubbed by some as the “best NFL playoff weekend ever.”

There were two games hosted on Saturday the 22. The Cincinnati Bengals defeated the number seed in the AFC division, while the San Francisco 49ers took down the Green Bay Packers. The Sunday games presented the Tampa Bay Buccaneers falling to the Los Angeles Rams, and the Chiefs beating the Bills in overtime. Following the Bucs exit from the postseason, quarterback Tom Brady has announced he will be retiring from the sport.

Arguably the most exciting part about these games is that they all have something in common. They all ended with a walk-off win. The final play of each games’ regulation ended with a field goal- winning the game for the Bengals, Ram, and 49ers, and sending the Chiefs into overtime to win with their first possession.

And the best news is that there’s still more football to come! Even though local favorites Washington Football Team and Baltimore Ravens did not qualify for the postseason, these games have been thrilling enough to make you feel like a fan.

This Sunday the Chiefs will host the Bengals, and the Rams will be home against the 49ers. The winners of these two games will play each other in the Super Bowl on Feb. 13.

If this past weekend was a foreshadow of what’s still to come, get ready for some more to the very last play nail biters.

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