2018 NFL playoffs schedule, Super Bowl LIII coverage

The 2018 regular season is in the books, and the playoff field is set. From the wild-card round through Super Bowl LIII -- which is Feb. 3 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta -- ESPN.com has you covered. Check out our full playoff coverage below.

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New England Patriots 13, Los Angeles Rams 3

The Patriots tied the Steelers for the most Super Bowl victories by any franchise with their sixth behind a suffocating defensive performance -- holding the Rams to 260 yards and 3-for-13 on third downs. Meanwhile, QB Tom Brady became the first player in NFL history to win six Super Bowls.

Barnwell: A defensive masterpiece, and the play that won the Super Bowl

Take a bow, Bill Belichick and Brian Flores. This Pats win over the Rams was fueled by the greatest defensive performance in Super Bowl history.

How the Patriots' defense stymied Sean McVay in Super Bowl LIII

The future of football might be offense, but Bill Belichick showed on Sunday night that while he's still coaching defense isn't dead yet.

It's time to appreciate this Patriots dynasty as the greatest in sports

You might not like it, but you're watching the greatest dynasty in sports history. And it's time to appreciate it, whether or not you root for the Pats.

Tom Brady-Bill Belichick dynasty rolls on as Patriots win Super Bowl LIII

It wasn't the prettiest Super Bowl for fans of offense, but a fourth-quarter TD helped the Patriots beat the Rams for Brady's sixth title.

Rams fall short of Super Bowl title, but likely contenders for years to come

The Rams have plenty of contract decisions to make on defense this offseason, but the future looks bright after a Super Bowl berth.

Five Super Bowls that were somehow just as boring as Pats-Rams (really)

With 16 combined points, Super Bowl LIII was a yawnfest. But how about Cowboys-Dolphins in 1972? Or Niners-Broncos? Let's consider five others that are among the worst of all time.


New England Patriots 37, Kansas City Chiefs 31 (OT)

Tom Brady engineering his 57th career game-winning drive to bring the Patriots back to top the Chiefs and advance to Super Bowl LIII.

Tom Brady exults, says 'odds were stacked against' Patriots

Tom Brady, despite his long list of once-in-a-generation accolades, had the look of a kid in a candy store after Sunday's AFC title game win. Afterward, he attributed his emotions to the adversity New England conquered this season.


Los Angeles Rams 26, New Orleans Saints 23 (OT)

The Rams crawled out of a 13-0 hole -- and dodged a controversial non-call for pass interference -- to defeat the top-seeded Saints and advance to the Super Bowl.

The Rams went all-in, and now they are going to the Super Bowl

The Rams spent big on both sides of the ball and had expectations to match. It was all worth it, as the Rams made their first Super Bowl since 2001.

From 4-12 to Super Bowl LIII: This Rams' turnaround is on Sean McVay

The Rams' turnaround has come ahead of schedule thanks to the environment built by their 32-year-old coach who has become a standard other teams wish to copy.


Kansas City Chiefs 31, Indianapolis Colts 13

Behind a dominating performance from a much-maligned defense, the Chiefs handily beat the Colts. Up next: Hosting the AFC Championship Game.

Chiefs end home playoff curse, advance to AFC title game

Top AFC seed Kansas City plays its best defensive game of the season and in turn exorcises its playoff demons.

Andrew Luck, Colts see inspiring season end with thud versus Chiefs

With their QB back to playing great football and a nucleus of young talent, the Colts look like a team that could contend for years to come.

New England Patriots 41, Los Angeles Chargers 28

The Chargers had no answers for the Patriots, who jumped out to a 35-7 lead in the second quarter and advance to face the Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game.

Sony Michel's big day bodes well for Patriots against Chiefs

The rookie's 129-yard game showed he can be relied upon to be a go-to guy in the playoffs, and the Pats will need more of the same with the Chiefs up next.

Chargers return to playoffs but fall short of potential

It was an early exit for the 12-4 Chargers in their first postseason appearance since 2013, but this team should be back.


Los Angeles Rams 30, Dallas Cowboys 22

Behind 273 yards on the ground from C.J. Anderson and Todd Gurley, the Rams dispatched the Cowboys and are on to the NFC Championship Game.

High-flying Rams run over Cowboys for first playoff win in McVay era

Sean McVay turned to C.J. Anderson and Todd Gurley to pile up 273 yards on the NFL's best rushing D. The win proves they're more than just hype.

Cowboys' future appears bright despite falling short of ultimate goal

A young team with plenty of cap space, Dallas has some contract decisions to make with Jason Garrett and Dak Prescott, but it's a team with momentum.

New Orleans Saints 20, Philadelphia Eagles 14

The Saints fell into a 14-0 hole in the first quarter, but their defense rallied to shut the Eagles out the rest of the game and move on to the NFC Championship Game.

Historic, 11-minute, 29-second drive moves Saints to NFC title game

The longest drive in an NFL playoff game in at least 20 years featured four penalties, clutch conversions and a lot of Saints All-Pro Michael Thomas.

Eagles fall short of repeating, but late surge reflects mettle of a champ

Nick Foles flashed some of his magic from 2017, but he couldn't duplicate the Super Bowl feat as injuries hurt the Eagles all season.


Indianapolis Colts 21, Houston Texans 7

The Colts jumped out to a 21-0 lead that the Texans never seriously threatened, and Indianapolis moves on to the divisional round to face the No. 1-seeded Chiefs.

Los Angeles Chargers 23, Baltimore Ravens 17

The Chargers held off a furious Ravens rally in the fourth quarter to win on the road and advance to face New England in the divisional round.


Philadelphia Eagles 16, Chicago Bears 15

The Eagles scored a touchdown on fourth down to take the lead, then held on to win when a Cody Parkey field goal attempt hit the goalpost twice before bouncing no-good.

Dallas Cowboys 24 , Seattle Seahawks 22

The Cowboys improved to 8-1 in their past nine games and advance to the divisional round behind a strong performance from Ezekiel Elliott.