For three weekends, NFC and AFC playoff teams faced off to battle for their conference championship titles, and as they did, fans flocked to Twitter to support their teams and get closer to the action.
The two hottest games for Twitter buzz during the playoffs were the @Ravens vs. @Patriots and the @49ers vs. @Falcons, raking in nearly 4 million Tweets collectively. The playoffs’ most popular players on Twitter? @RayLewis ranked first for chatter, followed by @rgiii, Tom Brady and @M_Ryan02.
Throughout the playoffs, Twitter is where fans, athletes, commentators and more went before, during and after the game for all things NFL.
PIC: Colin Kaepernick hanging with @ usherraymondiv before today’s NFC title game in Atlanta. twitpic.com/bwx0ht
— Bryan Armen Graham ( @BryanAGraham) January 20, 2013
The Falcons gave up five draft picks to get Julio Jones. Today that trade looks like a bargain.
— Michael Smith ( @michaelsmith) January 20, 2013
Football! Football! Football! Football! Football! Football! Football! Football! Football! Football! Football! Football!
— Bill Simmons ( @BillSimmons) January 20, 2013
Greatness…. A lot of small things done well…. @ raylewis love u kid…. #ravennation
— Michael Phelps ( @MichaelPhelps) January 20, 2013
Happy for my brotha @ raylewis!Their defense is ridiculous!! Inspirational
— Kobe Bryant ( @kobebryant) January 21, 2013
Check back soon for more as we get closer to the #SuperBowl!
Posted by Omid Ashtari (@omid)
Head of Sports & Entertainment