In the eyes of many football fans, the second round of the playoffs – the Divisional Round, as it is known – is the best weekend of the football year. Between the AFC and NFC games, there are a total of four contests to watch in little more than 24 hours. The top two seeds in each conference are in action on this weekend, playing the winners from the Wild Card games. Despite the fact that the home teams on this weekend are generally favored to advance, plenty of surprises have been in store over the years.
If your team is able to land a top-two seed and a bye through the first round, one of the two AFC Divisional Round games will be headed to your city. Tickets for such a game are sure to be popular, especially if it has been a while since your team had such a good season. While you could choose to watch this game on TV, there is nothing quite like being there in person, with the rest of the fans, as you show support for your favorite players.
A High-Stakes Game
Any close game during the Divisional Round of the playoffs is going to feel exciting and full of tension. That’s because every player on the field, and every fan in the stands, knows what’s on the line during that game. A win means that your team is only one more game away from the Super Bowl. It’s obviously a dream for players and coaches everywhere to one day reach the Super Bowl, and getting through the Divisional Round successfully is a necessary part of that journey. Nerves are high during these games, the weather can be rough, and the entertainment for the fans is off the charts.
What round of the playoffs is the AFC Divisional Round?
These are second round playoff games. The top two AFC teams earn byes through the first week of the playoffs, so those two teams face off against the two winners from the AFC Wild Card round.
Where are the AFC Divisional Round games played?
The games will be played on the home field of the team which had a bye during the first round.
How far in advance can fans purchase tickets?
When the regular season is complete, it will be confirmed which teams are playing at home in the AFC Divisional Round. Shortly after that time, tickets will become available. Each team will have a slightly different plan for how tickets will become available and be distributed.