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NFL scores and recaps for every divisional-round playoff game

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts (1) in action against the New York Giants during an NFC divisional round game at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

PFF broke down the numbers immediately after every divisional-round playoff game, including scores, rookie standouts, offensive line performances and more.


Kansas City Chiefs 27, Jacksonville Jaguars 20

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Offensive Spotlight: While Mahomes' performance while gutting through an injury was impressive in its own right, Travis Kelce was the game's best offensive performer, finishing with a career-high 14 receptions from 17 targets for 98 receiving yards and two touchdowns. He picked up seven first downs on the day and finished with 2.88 yards per route run.

Even in a loss, Jaguars running back Travis Etienne had a notable day, picking up 62 rushing yards from 10 carries in addition to three receptions for 18 yards. Most impressively, Etienne forced five missed tackles on the ground, which enabled him to 41 yards after contact.

Defensive Spotlight: While there weren't a ton of standout defensive performances, Chiefs interior defender Chris Jones proved why he's one of the NFL premier defenders, finishing with a game-high six total pressures to go with a stop. Even though it was a modest performance by Jones' usual playoff standards, he still was one of the game's most impactful defenders.

Chiefs defensive back Jaylen Watson made a few huge plays for the Chiefs defense on Saturday, as he finished with three tackles, a quarterback hit an interception on the day.

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Philadelphia Eagles 38, New York Giants 7

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Offensive Spotlight: Dallas Goedert was the star of the Eagles offense, finishing with an 86.7 grade on first review. The fifth-year tight end had a 154.6 passer rating when targeted as he caught all five of his targets for 58 yards and a one-handed touchdown.

Defensive Spotlight: James Bradberry had a career night against the Giants. He currently owns a 92.1 grade on first review, which would be the highest of his seven-year tenure thus far. He picked off Daniel Jones and forced an incompletion. In all, he only allowed two catches for six yards. Bradberry only allowed a 16.7 passer rating when targeted. For comparison, spiking the ball every play nets a 39.6 rating.

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Cincinnati Bengals 27, Buffalo Bills 10

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Offensive spotlight: Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow went 23-of-36 for 242 yards, two scores and no interceptions, finishing the game with one big-time throw and zero turnover-worthy plays.

The former No. 1 overall pick started the game with nine straight completions for 105 yards and the game's first score and was clinical in the short to intermediate range all night, going 13-of-18 for 130 yards and a score on passes thrown between 1 and 19 yards downfield.

Defensive spotlight: Veteran pass-rusher Trey Hendrickson recorded one hit and four hurries on first review, good for a 26.1% pass-rush win rate. Bills edge Boogie Basham was every bit his equal, though, recording four hurries and a sack (which was later nullified due to a penalty) for a 41.7% pass-rush win rate.

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San Francisco 49ers 19, Dallas Cowboys 12

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Offensive spotlight: Big players make big plays in big games, and 49ers tight end George Kittle made them exactly when his team needed him to on Sunday night. Kittle hauled in all five of his targets for 95 yards and four first downs, the best of which was a one-handed, 30-yard grab to move the Niners into scoring position in the third quarter.

Four of Kittle's catches went for 15 or more yards, and he averaged a game-leading 3.28 yards per route run. Since Week 13, he's generated a 143.3 passer rating when targeted.

Defensive spotlight: Niners linebacker Fred Warner put on an outstanding display against the Cowboys and will likely come out of reviews with an 85.0-plus PFF grade. He was targeted five times in coverage but gave up just two receptions for 15 yards. He snagged an interception, didn't give up a single first down and added a team-leading three run stops for good measure.

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