Winner of Cardinals-Rams will head to Tampa for Divisional Round vs. Bucs

Jan 16, 2022, 6:05 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) discusses a play with Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensiv...
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) discusses a play with Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich and Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians during the game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on January 16, 2022 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL. (Photo by Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
(Photo by Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

There will be two teams from the NFC West playing in the Divisional Round next week following the San Francisco 49ers 23-17 win over the Dallas Cowboys.

The NFC Divisional Round matchups are nearly set heading into Monday night’s showdown between the Arizona Cardinals and Los Angeles Rams.

The winner of the third matchup this season between the division foes will book a ticket to the Sunshine State to face the defending Super Bowl champions, quarterback Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Tampa had no problem with the No. 7 seed in the NFC on Sunday, beating the Philadelphia Eagles 31-15.

With the No. 6 seed 49ers knocking off No. 3 Dallas, San Francisco will head North next weekend to face the NFC’s top seed, the Green Bay Packers.

The Niners became the first road team to win a game these playoffs, as the home team had won the first three games of Wild Card weekend.

As for the Cardinals and Rams, the two wrap up Wild Card weekend in a featured Monday Night Football game.

A victory for Arizona would mark the first meeting between them and the Bucs this season. For the Rams however, it would mark a rematch from Week 3, where Los Angeles beat Tampa 34-24.

The other NFC Divisional matchup also signals a rematch from Week 3 of the regular season, where the Packers beat the 49ers 30-28.

The Cardinals and Rams Wild Card showdown will kickoff at 6:15 p.m. on Monday from SoFi Stadium and will air on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station.


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