January 15, 2018 - by
Academy Sports+Outdoors Noles In The NFL: Divisional Playoffs

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – There are just four NFL teams remaining in the race to reach Super Bowl LII, but there are still several Seminoles vying for pro football’s biggest prize. After wins by Philadelphia, Jacksonville and Minnesota, there are seven Seminoles set to appear in next week’s conference championships (and two more on injured reserve). And if the Jaguars beat the New England Patriots in Sunday’s AFC Championship Game, a Seminole will be guaranteed to win a Super Bowl ring.

Here’s the results from the Divisional Round:

Philadelphia 15, Atlanta 10
Eagles: CB Ronald Darby started and had a team-high seven tackles (one for loss). LB Nigel Bradham started, made four tackles (one for loss) and one sack and defended a pass. DT Timmy Jernigan started and made one tackle. CB Patrick Robinson played but did not record any statistics.
Falcons: RB Devonta Freeman started, totaled 33 yards (seven rushing, 26 receiving) and caught a six-yard touchdown pass.

Jacksonville 45, Pittsburgh 42
Jaguars: LB Telvin Smith started, made a game-high 16 tackles (including 14 solo stops), defended one pass and recovered a fumble that he then returned for a 50-yard touchdown. CB Jalen Ramsey started and made four tackles. WR Rashad Greene (Achilles) is on injured reserve.
Steelers: LB Vince Williams started and made 10 tackles.

Minnesota 29, New Orleans 24
Vikings: CB Xavier Rhodes started, made two tackles and defended two passes.
Saints: CB P.J. Williams made four tackles and defended a pass.

Noles in the conference championships: Jacksonville (Smith, Ramsey, Greene) at New England; Minnesota (Rhodes, Cook) at Philadelphia (Darby, Bradham, Jernigan, Robinson)

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