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NFL Top Plays: Divisional Round Highlights From Every Game

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Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images. Pictured: Dak Prescott.

The NFL Divisional Round is officially in the books, and we’re on to the AFC and NFC Championship Games.

The Kansas City Chiefs and Cincinnati Bengals will square off in the AFC Championship after defeating the Jaguars and Bills, respectively, while the NFC Championship will feature the Eagles and 49ers, who took care of business against the Giants and Cowboys.

Wondering how we got there? Here are the most important NFL top plays and highlights from every game of the Divisional Round, including how each impacted bettors.

NFL Top Plays: Divisional Round Highlights From Every Game

Cowboys vs 49ers Highlights

The 49ers covered as 3.5- to 4-point favorites in a 19-12 win over the Cowboys. San Francisco was -190 to win outright. The under also cashed, as the total was 46.5 or 47, depending on the book.


CMC With the Clutch TD

Christian McCaffrey finds the endzone to give the 49ers the lead! πŸ’₯

He was -165 to score a TD πŸ’° pic.twitter.com/egeAL8ZXuK

— Action Network (@ActionNetworkHQ) January 23, 2023

Christian McCaffrey was the most expensive anytime touchdown scorer (-165) on the day for a reason. McCaffrey punched it in for the 49ers’ first touchdown of the game, giving San Francisco a 16-9 lead and pushing the Niners to -4.5 on the live spread.

At just 35 rushing yards, McCaffrey has some work to do to reach his over/under prop of 68.5, though.

Here’s the Kicker

The @49ers block the extra point!

πŸ“Ί: #DALvsSF on FOX
πŸ“±: Stream on NFL+ https://t.co/WBXF8YHjXz pic.twitter.com/VZmmAkZASN

— NFL (@NFL) January 23, 2023

Stunningly, Cowboys kicker Brett Maher had his first extra point of the evening blocked, meaning anyone who bet on him missing an extra point has a little more money in their pockets. Maher missed an NFL-record four extra points in the Wild Card round, of course.

Maher missing an extra point was a heavily promoted prop bet at several books, with “YES” on a miss going off at +250 at BetRivers, which would have voided all bets if Maher didn’t take an extra point. “YES” on a missed extra point was +500 at SuperBook, which did not have such a provision, with “NO” -700.

A Tale of Two Daks

There's that @Dak πŸ”₯

πŸ“Ί: #DALvsSF on FOX
πŸ“±: Stream on NFL+ https://t.co/WBXF8YHjXz pic.twitter.com/513aphOpPC

— NFL (@NFL) January 23, 2023

With their kicker a question mark, the Cowboys decided to go for it on 4th-and-4, and Dak Prescott stepped up to the challenge — literally. And that 9-yard run sent Prescott over his rushing yardage total of 15.5, at least for now.

Just two plays later, Prescott was picked off for the second time.

FRED WARNER! @49ers second INT of the half.

πŸ“Ί: #DALvsSF on FOX
πŸ“±: Stream on NFL+ https://t.co/WBXF8YHjXz pic.twitter.com/5aWqysTp1V

— NFL (@NFL) January 23, 2023

Head and Shultz-ers

Dak battles back! TD to Schultz!

πŸ“Ί: #DALvsSF on FOX
πŸ“±: Stream on NFL+ https://t.co/WBXF8YHjXz pic.twitter.com/z6I3ITh3wR

— NFL (@NFL) January 23, 2023

Dalton Schultz gave the Cowboys the lead by scoring the first TD of the game. He was +1600 to be the first TD scorer and +200 as an anytime TD scorer.

Evil Dak Has Entered the Chat

.@49ERS INT by @Dmo_lenoir! #NFLPlayoffs

πŸ“Ί: #DALvsSF on FOX
πŸ“±: Stream on NFL+ https://t.co/WBXF8YHjXz pic.twitter.com/nMOb4ahktK

— NFL (@NFL) January 23, 2023

Throwing a pick at your own 20-yard line? Not great! Oddsmakers were kind of counting on a Dak Prescott interception, though, as over 0.5 picks thrown by the Cowboys QB was -170.

Looking for more highlights from Cowboys vs 49ers? Click here for the Cowboys vs 49ers Highlights and Top Plays from the NFL Divisional Round finale on Sunday.


Bengals vs Bills Highlights

The Bengals won outright as +215 underdogs and easily covered the spread of +5.5/+6. The under cashed, as the total was 48.5.


Love For (and From) Damar Hamlin

We're so glad you're here, @HamlinIsland. 🫢#LoveForDamar | #BillsMafia pic.twitter.com/rxR7PX7I00

— Buffalo Bills (@BuffaloBills) January 22, 2023

Regardless of the outcome of the game, seeing Damar Hamlin in a suite at the stadium watching his Bills, standing up to give the heart sign with his hands, was one of the true highlights of Sunday.

Mixon Puts It Out of Reach

Joe Mixon extends the Bengals lead!

He was +135 to score a TD πŸ’° pic.twitter.com/74mT08MveN

— Action Network (@ActionNetworkHQ) January 22, 2023

According to review, Joe Mixon got into the end zone late in the third quarter to give the Bengals an insurmountable 24-10 lead, cashing as a +135 anytime TD scorer. Mixon had also soared past his rushing total of 46.5 by this point.

Very Sneaky, Sir

Josh Allen sneaks it in to get the Bills on the board πŸ”₯

Allen Anytime TD (+150) βœ… pic.twitter.com/vjWM9BOy2g

— Action Network (@ActionNetworkHQ) January 22, 2023

Josh Allen kept it himself again at the goal line to get the Bills on the board and cash as a +150 anytime TD scorer after successfully executing another sneak on fourth down earlier in the drive.

Allen finished with 217 passing yards and 26 rushing yards, under his totals of 277.5 and 48.5, respectively.

Setting the Tone Early

BURROW TO HURST βœ…

THE BENGALS (+5.5) ARE UP BY 14 πŸ‘€pic.twitter.com/Ow7PmBwe5u

— Action Network (@ActionNetworkHQ) January 22, 2023

It took just two drives for Joe Burrow to cash on over 1.5 passing TDs (at anywhere from -140 to -155), as he connected with Hayden Hurts (a +340 anytime TD scorer) to give Cincy a 14-0 lead.

Burrow’s first TD pass — and the first score of the game — went to Ja’Marr Chase, who was a +125 anytime TD scorer and +900 to score the first TD.

Burrow to Chase is AUTOMATIC in the #NFLPlayoffs.

πŸ“Ί: #CINvsBUF on CBS
πŸ“±: Stream on NFL+ https://t.co/RqOcaBu1Zc pic.twitter.com/8uSokUrjBO

— NFL (@NFL) January 22, 2023

Looking for more highlights from Bengals vs Bills? Click here for the full Bengals-Bills Highlights and Top PlaysΒ from Sunday’s first Divisional Round game.


Jaguars vs Chiefs Highlights

The Chiefs won outright 27-20 as -425 favorites, although the Jaguars covered as 9.5-point underdogs. The under cashed, as the total was 52.


The Field Goal Heard ‘Round the Sportsbook

Riley Patterson with a VERY significant kick πŸ‘€

Jaguars +9.5 get the backdoor cover βœ…pic.twitter.com/YOHLAXp8pP

— Action Network (@ActionNetworkHQ) January 22, 2023

This is why sports betting is the best. A field goal with 30 seconds remaining that otherwise didn’t matter meant everything to bettors, as it ensured a backdoor Jaguars cover.

Travis Kelce: Stuff of Legends

14 catches for Travis Kelce! @TKelce

πŸ“Ί: #JAXvsKC on NBC
πŸ“±: Stream on NFL+ https://t.co/3PQhoYeSUP pic.twitter.com/Rw4ZtnslPE

— NFL (@NFL) January 21, 2023

Travis Kelce’s total receptions prop was 6.5 against the Jaguars on Saturday. With his 14th catch, the Kansas City star set a record for most receptions by a tight end in NFL postseason history.

Kelce also cashed as the first touchdown scorer at +600 and as an anytime TD scorer at -120, then added a second score to cash +400 to score multiple TDs.

Tight end so nice he scored twice. @TKelce

πŸ“Ί: #JAXvsKC on NBC
πŸ“±: Stream on NFL+ https://t.co/3PQhoYeSUP pic.twitter.com/oochFaCbW6

— NFL (@NFL) January 21, 2023

Air Mahomes

Mahomes breaks out the jump pass early πŸ‘€

πŸ“Ί: #JAXvsKC on NBC
πŸ“±: Stream on NFL+ https://t.co/3PQhoYeSUP pic.twitter.com/dmO7VYzQxK

— NFL (@NFL) January 21, 2023

Before his ankle injury, Patrick Mahomes threw an absolute dart while hanging in mid-air, twisting his legs as if he were Michael Jordan.

Mahomes followed that up with another jump pass, this one off of one foot and after an ankle sprain.

OFF ONE FOOT. Mahomes to MVS!

πŸ“Ί: #JAXvsKC on NBC
πŸ“±: Stream on NFL+ https://t.co/3PQhoYeSUP pic.twitter.com/dDFMLPHlC3

— NFL (@NFL) January 22, 2023

With throws like that, bettors who took the over on Mahomes passing yardage total (which was 309.5 pregame at most shops) had to have been feeling pretty decent … but that injury threw everything up in the air as Mahomes left the game for much of the second quarter.

At DraftKings, however, bettors were in luck. The sportsbook refunded all Mahomes single bets placed pregame or live before the injury.

🚨 DIVISIONAL ROUND REFUND 🚨

We will be refunding all losing singles on Patrick Mahomes and all SGP/SGPx bets where Mahomes is the only losing selection.

Online bets only. Bets credited inside 48 hours and refunded in bonus bets. pic.twitter.com/WyniICnLc5

— DraftKings Sportsbook (@DKSportsbook) January 21, 2023

Pacheco Goes Over With Rip-Roaring Run

.@isiah_pachecoRB goes 40 YARDS!

πŸ“Ί: #JAXvsKC on NBC
πŸ“±: Stream on NFL+ https://t.co/3PQhoYeSUP pic.twitter.com/DlmzGPHW8Y

— NFL (@NFL) January 21, 2023

Isiah Pacheco nearly went over his rushing total of 50.5 with this 40-yard run alone — and, in fact, that prop cashed on this big play.

Looking for more highlights from Jaguars vs Chiefs? Click here for the NFL Top Plays and Jaguars vs Chiefs Highlights from Saturday night’s first Divisional Round game.


Giants vs Eagles Highlights, Betting Results

The Eagles covered as 7.5- to 8-point favorites in a 38-7 win over the Giants. Philadelphia was -370 to win outright. The under also cashed, as the total was 48.5.


Putting the Hurts on Them

.@JalenHurts doing what he does πŸ™Œ

πŸ“Ί: #NYGvsPHI on FOX
πŸ“±: Stream on NFL+ https://t.co/W32lU4mm7c pic.twitter.com/6OqvEhI0Ax

— NFL (@NFL) January 22, 2023

Jalen Hurts was the most expensive anytime TD scorer of the game at -110, and it didn’t really matter. The Eagles QB scored to both put Philly up 28-0 and cash the first half over.

And for good measure, the Hurts TD meant our boosted Anytime TD parlay from bet365 on Saturday’s “The Touchdown Show” cashed.

Travis Kelce βœ…

Jalen Hurts βœ…

Boosted anytime TD parlay from "The Touchdown Show" βœ…

Nice call by @GDAWG5000 and @RotoDoc πŸ‘ https://t.co/glBXiXpI9U

— Action Network (@ActionNetworkHQ) January 22, 2023

Watch Your 6

Jalen Hurts to DeVonta Smith 🎯pic.twitter.com/AfhHsA4cEI

— Action Network (@ActionNetworkHQ) January 22, 2023

A nice 40-yard reception by DeVonta Smith in the first minute got the Eagles offense cooking. Hurts’ longest completion prop of over 38.5 cashed — and it also got Smith more than halfway to his receiving yardage total of 65.5 in just one catch.

Smith kept the ball rolling with a TD in the closing minutes of the first quarter to cash as a +160 anytime TD scorer. He did finish with just 61 receiving yards, though, meaning that total went under.

Let me Up-Breida

Anyone have a Matt Breida anytime TD ticket (+850)? πŸ’°pic.twitter.com/VBM6mP8sud

— Action Network (@ActionNetworkHQ) January 22, 2023

Saquon Barkley anytime TD bettors’ eyes might have lit up when the Giants RB took a direct snap in a goal-to-go situation, but Barkley handed off to Matt Breida instead, who scored as anywhere from a +850 to +1200 anytime TD long shot.

Our “Bet What Happens Live!” live betting crew was among those with a Barkley anytime TD, and they weren’t necessarily thrilled, of course …

Matt ****ing Breida though?!

— Billy Ward (@Psychoward586) January 22, 2023

But “Bet What Happens Live!” will be back at halftime of both Sunday’s Divisional Round games — and we’ll be back to update the top plays and highlights live and in real-time on Sunday, too.

Looking for more highlights from Giants vs Eagles? Click here for the NFL Top Plays and Giants vs Eagles Highlights from Saturday night’s second Divisional Round game.

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