Eagles SB Team Grades: Complete Effort To Last Whistle Secures Philly's First Super Bowl WinIn one of the best Super Bowl games ever played, the Philadelphia Eagles came out on top, 41-33, beating the defending champion New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII. Eagles quarterback Nick Foles, who started the season as the backup, won the Most Valuable Player honors by completing 28 passes for 373 yards and three touchdowns, but the Philly defense came up with the big plays late to stifle the Patriots offense.
Patriots Team Grades: Late Fumble By Tom Brady Seals Super Bowl Loss To EaglesIt appeared as if the New England Patriots could do no wrong and only got better as the season progressed, but there comes a time when everyone meets their match. It was close throughout the game, but a late surge by the Philadelphia Eagles defense was enough to take the Super Bowl away from the Pats.
Eagles Team Grades: Eagles Ace NFC Championship Test With Dominating Victory Over VikingsThe Philadelphia Eagles are heading to the Super Bowl thanks to one of the most dominating all-around team performances in franchise history.
Patriots Team Grades: Lackluster Play Leads To Fourth Quarter Comeback Win Over Jags And Super Bowl ReturnThe Patriots needed a fourth quarter comeback, but Tom Brady and Co. will be returning to the Super Bowl for the eighth time since drafting Brady in 2000.
Steelers Team Grades: Pittsburgh Eliminated As Defense Couldn't Stop JaguarsThe Pittsburgh Steelers will not be playing in the Super Bowl for the seventh straight year as they fell to the Jacksonville Jaguars 45-42. With the loss, the Steelers fell to 3-5 in playoff games since their last Super Bowl appearance in 2010.
Patriots Team Grades: Titans Outmatched And Routed As Pats Head To AFC Championship GameThe New England Patriots show just why they are Super Bowl favorites, shutting down the Tennessee Titans in the AFC Divisional Round.
Eagles Grades: Defense Pitches Second-Half Shutout, Nick Foles Gets Job Done Vs. FalconsThe Eagles defense delivered in a hard-fought 15-10 victory over the Falcons in the NFC Divisional Round Playoff matchup.
Seahawks Team Grades: Mistakes In All Phases Of Game Doom Seattle In 36-20 Road Loss To AtlantaOn the bright side, the Seattle Seahawks didn't fall behind by 20 points early in this game like they have three times under Head Coach Pete Carroll in playoff losses on the road. However, after taking an early lead, the Seahawks did fall behind eventually by a big margin thanks to errors on offense, defense and special teams. Those errors proved too much to overcome as Seattle lost on the road to Atlanta, 36-20, in the NFC Divisional Playoffs. The biggest mistake came on special teams in the second quarter where a holding penalty wiped out a huge punt return and changed the momentum of the contest for good as the Falcons used the big break to run off 19 straight points.
Seahawks Team Grades: Seattle Runs Away From Detroit With Second-Half SurgeThe Seattle Seahawks won their 10th straight home playoff game on Saturday night against the visiting Detroit Lions, grinding out a 26-6 win at CenturyLink Field. With the win, the Seahawks will advance to next weekend's NFC Divisional Playoff round where they will face the NFC South Division champion Atlanta Falcons. Those two teams played in the same postseason round back in 2012, with the Falcons emerging victorious. The key to this win over the Lions was the successful ground game the Seattle offense mounted behind a finally healthy Thomas Rawls, who ran for 161 yards and a touchdown against the Detroit defense.
Seattle Week 17 Team Grades: Seahawks Show Grit While Fending Off 49ers In Regular Season FinaleBackups and reserves prove themselves worthy while helping team earn a victory that'll make Seattle the No. 3 seed in NFC playoffs.
Seahawks Team Grades: Second-half Rally Not Enough, Settle Falls To Arizona On Last-second Field GoalRussell Wilson threw four touchdown passes, all in the second half, but it still wasn't enough for the Seahawks to get past their always difficult rivals from the desert.
Seahawks Team Grades: Seattle Defense Shines As Seahawks Clinch NFC West On Thursday Night Football'Hawks dominate line of scrimmage, allow just 183 total yards in 24-3 win over Rams.