The NFL PLayoffs are the most exciting time of the year for all football fans! Showcasing the best players that the sport has to offer, these games are ones that you do not want to miss. The speed, stamina and skill used by these players is so astounding that no matter what the outcome of the game is you are sure to leave satisfied. Due to the immense popularity of the sport, tickets to playoff games sell out extremely fast. Be sure to secure yours today so you are not stuck at home watching from the couch!
The first ever National Football Championship game occurred in 1933 as a result of two teams tying for the overall winning record. The Chicago Bears and the Portsmouth Spartans both finished with identical win percentages, which back then was used to decide who the champion for the season was. To break the tie an additional game was needed to be played between the two teams, ultimately the Bears were announced the winners after they defeated the Spartans 9-0. While at the time this was not considered to be a playoff game by any means, it gained enough popularity that years later it became known as the first official NFL Championship Game.
Following the 1933 championship game, the league decided that they wanted to expand upon the idea of a longer post season. The following season they broke the league up into two conferences and at the end of the season the team with the highest winning percentage from each conference faced off to decide the league champion. Up until the first Super Bowl in 1967 this format was used to determine the overall winning team of the league. From 1967 to 1969 the Super Bowl was played between the champions of the AFL and the NFL as an inter-league championship game. After the 1970 merger it became a championship game between the the two conference champions within the NFL.
Today the two conferences, AFC and NFC, are broken down into four divisions each equating to sixteen teams per conference. The top six teams from each conference compete against each other for the chance to face off in the winner take all Super Bowl. The teams from each conference are chosen as follows: the four division champions from each conference are automatically qualified, from there two wild card spots are filled with the teams that have the next highest regular season record in the conference. After three rounds of battling conference champions are announced and the two face off in the Super Bowl.
With the Super Bowl being one of the most highly anticipated games of the year you do not want to miss your chance to get your tickets to the qualifying events for the big day. Playoff tickets sell fast so be sure to get yours before they are gone!Back to top