Four teams remain in the NFL playoffs after this weekend’s divisional matchup.In the AFC, it was the Chiefs who knocked out the Jaguars despite star quarterback Patrick Mahomes being injured. In doing so, former Notre Dame wide receiver Kevin Austin, a member of Jacksonville’s practice team, was also knocked out. The Chiefs will battle the Bengals for his AFC title for the second year in a row.
In the NFC, it’s the 49ers who move east to Philadelphia, as three Notre Dame players will be dressed in that game. Check out which ex-dormer has progressed below.
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After defeating the Giants, the Eagles eliminated Jaron Smith, Julian Love and Nick McLeod while Zach Martin was knocked out in the Cowboys’ loss.
Irish fans can root for the winning NFC team to win Super Bowl Sunday.
Aaron Banks, Offensive Guard – 49ers
Aaron Banks is entering his second NFL season after being selected by the 49ers in the second round of the 2022 NFL Draft.
Mike McGrinchy, Offensive Tackle – 49ers
Mike McGrinchee is in his fifth season with the 49ers and is seeking his second Super Bowl appearance. He’s taking part in his game of his third straight NFC championship this weekend.
Conference Championship Schedule:
NFC Championship: Sunday 3pm – Eagles’ 49ers
AFC Championship: Sunday 6:30 PM ET – Bengals at Chiefs