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New Orleans Saints' Drew Brees passes during the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)

The first round of the NFL playoffs ended over the weekend, one that lived up to every bit of the hype that’s been building up all season long. After the wild card games ended Sunday evening, the league is one step closer to naming a champion.

The weekend matchups had football fans on their feet as they showcased game-winning field goals, big-time upsets and freezing-cold weather. Throughout the games, there were many spectacular moments, as well as some disappointing ones.

With that being said, here are the best and worst of wild card weekend.

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