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Matthew Szymanowski, Deputy Sports Editor

After a wild second round of the playoffs, the Titans, Chiefs, 49ers, and Packers are the final four teams in the NFL.

On Saturday afternoon, the 49ers hosted the Minnesota Vikings.

San Francisco dominated all four quarters of this game.

Led by rookie Joey Bosa, the 49ers had six sacks and only gave up one touchdown to Minnesota the whole game.

Running back Tevin Coleman led the 49ers offense with over 100 rushing yards and two touchdowns to help give them a 27-10 victory.

The night cap on Saturday featured the red-hot Baltimore Ravens and the Tennessee Titans.

Led by quarterback Lamar Jackson, the Ravens were heavily favored at home.

The Titans did not care though. On the Ravens first drive, they forced and interception and ended up scoring.

They would score again and limit the Ravens to two field goals at the half.

The Titans scored on their first drive of the second half and forced a fumble right after.

Tennessee scored again and took a 28-6 lead.

The Ravens scored again, but they could never get back into the game.

Led by Derrick Henry and his 195 rushing yards and one touchdown pass, the Titans shocked the world by beating the Ravens 28-12.

Sunday kicked off with the Houston Texans going to Kansas City to play the Chiefs.

The Chiefs did no look like a real football team in the first quarter, surrendering 24 points to Houston.

The 2nd quarter was a completely different story. Led by star Patrick Mahomes, the Chiefs scored four touchdowns and took a 28-24 lead going into the half.

The 3rd quarter did not slow down Mahomes and the Chiefs when they scored two more touchdowns. They led 41-31 going to the fourth quarter.

On their first drive of the 4th quarter, the Chiefs scored another touchdown, tying the record for most consecutive drives with a touchdown in postseason history.

In pure offensive domination, the Chiefs beat the Texans 51-31.

The last game of this round of the playoffs featured the Seahawks and the Packers.

The Green Bay Packers dominated the first half, leading 21-3 going to the third quarter.

Seattle’s offense woke up in the second half, scoring three touchdowns on three straight drives.

The Packers led 28-23 with time winding down in the 4th quarter.

On a crucial 3rd down, Aaron Rodgers found Jimmy Graham for a first down. They took three knees, iced the clock, and defeated the Seahawks 28-23.

Next Sunday, January 19, will feature the Tennessee Titans at the Kansas City Chiefs at 3:05 p.m. in the AFC Championship, and the Green Bay Packers at the San Francisco 49ers at 6:40 p.m. in the NFC Championship.

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