The NFC divisional round will give NFL fans another meeting between superstar quarterbacks Tom Brady of the Tampa Bay Bucaneers and the New Orleans Saints' Drew Brees.
Possibly the final one.
Brees assured that NFC South rivals will meet once more, throwing for two touchdowns in a 21-9 victory for New Orleans over the Chicago Bears.
The Saints quarterback, who turns 42 on Friday - one year younger than Tampa Bay's star - is toying with retirement, but with the way the Saints defence is playing, a second trip to the Super Bowl is a real possibility.
The Bucs will travel to New Orleans next Sunday night having lost both of their previous meetings to the Saints this season.
"The minute that he signed with the Bucs and came to the division, you felt like that was going to be a team to contend with, that was going to be a team that would have playoff aspirations and beyond, just like us," Brees said of meeting Brady in the post-season for the first time.
"So, I guess it was inevitable."
The other NFC game next weekend will be on Saturday as the Green Bay Packers host the Los Angeles Rams.
On Sunday, Michael Thomas and Latavius Murray caught Brees' touchdown passes, and Alvin Kamara rushed for 99 yards and a 3-yard scoring run.
In the AFC, after two post-season flops, Lamar Jackson was his usual dynamic and decisive self in leading the Ravens to a 20-13 wildcard victory at the Tennessee Titans.
Jackson finally won a play-off game but he wasn't in any way the only reason Baltimore are advancing, as their defence shut down 2,000-yard Titans rusher Derrick Henry.
Baltimore rallied from a 10-0 hole and held Tennessee to their fewest points all season.
Jackson ran for 136 yards and a 48-yard touchdown while throwing for 179 more.
Despite being sacked five times and throwing an interception, Jackson turned in the sixth 100-yard rushing game by a quarterback in the post-season, and joined Colin Kaepernick with two.
"We stayed focused. We didn't get rattled. Our coaches didn't get rattled. We had to put points on the board," Jackson said.
"I throw an interception, a dumb interception. We just kept fighting."
The visiting Cleveland Browns scored 14 seconds into the game and Kareem Hunt ran for two touchdowns Sunday en route to a 48-37 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Cleveland plays Sunday at Kansas City.
The Browns, in their first playoff game since 2002, were without coach Kevin Stefanski, who tested positive for COVID-19, and assorted other coaches and players because of protocol related to the pandemic.
The Steelers won the AFC North but lost four of their final five regular season games following an 11-0 start, including a 24-22 defeat last week against Cleveland when four key starters were rested.
Cleveland quarterback Baker Mayfield was 21-of-34 passing for 263 yards and touchdowns to Jarvis Landry, Austin Hooper and Nick Chubb as the team notched its first playoff victory since the 1994 season.