Then there were four.
The NFL playoffs have not unfolded as many expected – everyone on USA TODAY Sports’ expert panel picked either the Saints or Ravens to win Super Bowl LIV – championship weekend now promising to vault fresh teams to Super Sunday.
The NFC representative – either the San Francisco 49ers or Green Bay Packers – will be the conference’s sixth different entry in the past six seasons. On the AFC side, a team other than the Patriots – the Kansas City Chiefs or Tennessee Titans – will compete for the Lombardi for the first time since the 2015 Broncos won Super Bowl 50.
Who do we like (now)? The picks are in …