Final 4 set in Super Bowl LV tournament

The four teams that advanced from the NFL’s Divisional Weekend put 12 players on the field from Alabama high schools and colleges, leaving a dozen former state stars still striving to reach Super Bowl LV.

The losses in those games ended the 2020 NFL seasons for 16 more players with Alabama football roots.

The Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC and the Green Bay Packers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFC will play on Sunday for the two spots in this season’s NFL championship game.

The schedule for the NFL playoffs (with all times CST):


Saturday, Jan. 9

· AFC: No. 2 Buffalo Bills 27, No. 7 Indianapolis Colts 24

· NFC: No. 6 Los Angeles Rams 30, No. 3 Seattle Seahawks 20

· NFC: No. 5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31, No. 4 Washington Football Team 23

Sunday, Jan. 10

· AFC: No. 5 Baltimore Ravens 20, No. 4 Tennessee Titans 13

· NFC: No. 2 New Orleans Saints 21, No. 7 Chicago Bears 9

· AFC: No. 6 Cleveland Browns 48, No. 3 Pittsburgh Steelers 37


Saturday, Jan. 16

· NFC: No. 1 Green Bay Packers 32, No. 6 Los Angeles Rams 18

· AFC: No. 2 Buffalo Bills 17, No. 5 Baltimore Ravens 3

Sunday, Jan. 17

· AFC: No. 1 Kansas City Chiefs 22, No. 6 Cleveland Browns 17

· NFC: No. 5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 30, No. 2 New Orleans Saints 20


Sunday, Jan. 24

· NFC: No. 5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (13-5) at No. 1 Green Bay Packers (14-3), 2:05 p.m. (FOX)

· AFC: No. 2 Buffalo Bills (15-3) at No. 1 Kansas City Chiefs (15-2), 5:40 p.m. (CBS)


Sunday, Feb. 7

Tampa, Florida

· AFC champion vs. NFC champion, 5:30 p.m. (CBS)

The players with Alabama roots on the active and practice rosters of the remaining playoff teams include:

Buffalo Bills

· Mario Addison, defensive end, Tarrant, Troy

· Siran Neal, safety, Eufaula, Jacksonville State

· Levi Wallace, cornerback, Alabama

· T.J. Yeldon, running back, Daphne, Alabama

· Practice squad: Josh Thomas, safety, Montgomery Academy

· Practice squad: Duke Williams, wide receiver, Auburn

Green Bay Packers

· JK Scott, punter, Alabama

· Za’Darius Smith, outside linebacker, Greenville

· Practice squad: Seth Roberts, wide receiver, West Alabama

· Practice squad: Anthony Rush, defensive tackle, UAB

Kansas City Chiefs

· Tyreek Hill, wide receiver, West Alabama

· Practice squad: Gehrig Dieter, wide receiver, Alabama

· Practice squad: Prince Tega Wanogho, offensive tackle, Edgewood Academy, Auburn

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

· Carlton Davis, cornerback, Auburn

· Jamel Dean, cornerback, Auburn

· Steve McLendon, defensive tackle, Carroll-Ozark, Troy

· Rakeem Nunez-Roches, defensive tackle, Central-Phenix City

· Practice squad: Josh Pearson, wide receiver, Austin, Jacksonville State

Mark Inabinett is a sports reporter for Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter at @AMarkG1.


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