The San Diego Chargers have clinched their first Super Bowl appearance in their 37-year history.
The AFC Championship game at Levi’s Stadium on Sunday night will be played at San Diego’s Candlestick Park and will mark the first time the Chargers have qualified for the postseason since 1993.
The Chargers were the defending Super Bowl champions before they were eliminated by the New England Patriots in the divisional round of the playoffs.
San Diego is one of only three teams in NFL history to have five consecutive seasons with three consecutive division titles, joining the New York Giants in 1998 and the Denver Broncos in 2000.
The last Chargers team to win five consecutive division crowns was the 1999-00 Denver Broncos.
The Chargers have won eight of their past nine games, the franchise’s longest winning streak in franchise history.
The streak came to an end in the playoffs when the Chargers lost to the Baltimore Ravens.
The team had a record of 4-13-1.
The franchise was born in San Diego in 1958.
The franchise was renamed the San Diego Padres in 2000 and moved to Los Angeles in 2007.
The Los Angeles Rams and the Miami Dolphins also have franchises in the Los Angeles area.
San Francisco 49ers (4-13)San Francisco lost to Baltimore 28-21 in Super Bowl XLII on Sunday.
The 49ers had a 10-game winning streak at home against the Ravens in 2016.
The Ravens won their first four regular season games at Levi-Avenue before falling to the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Sunday.
The 49ers have dropped four of their last five games and have lost four straight.
Quarterback Colin Kaepernick was benched for the final time in the team’s 4-12 season and replaced by Joe Staley.
The replacement, Quinton Patton, threw for 464 yards and two touchdowns against the Chiefs.
The Baltimore Ravens (7-8) won their final five regular season home games and finished 7-6 in 2017.
The loss was the Ravens first since January 4, 2017, when they lost to Cleveland 26-24.
The Ravens are 2-3 against the NFC South.
The Falcons have a win over Atlanta and a loss to Carolina.
Atlanta was 1-1 against the Saints last season.
The Panthers defeated Carolina in Week 1 of the regular season.
The Carolina Panthers (4.5-14) defeated the Arizona Cardinals 35-28 in Super Saturday.
It was the Panthers second win over the Cardinals, which came after a 17-13 loss in Week 7 of the 2017 season.
It marked the first loss by Carolina this season.