Japan’s X League Playoff Schedule Set

A thrilling regular season came a conclusion last weekend in Japan’s X League with nail biting finishes.

The 18 teams that started the 2016 season have been whittled down to 10 as the wild card round followed by the quarterfinals are set to kick off.

So the top six teams from the Super 9 teams have advanced to the quarterfinals while the top two from the Battle 9 will square off against two lower from Super 9 in the wild card playoffs which commence this weekend. The quarterfinal round kicks off Nov. 12-13.

Here are the X League playoff matchups;

Wild card playoffs

Nov. 5 at Oji Stadium, Kobe

7. Elecom Kobe Finies (2-4) vs 11. As One Black Eagles (B4-2), 10:30 a.m.

8. Asahi Soft Drinks Challengers (2-4) vs 10. All Mitsubishi Lions (B5-1), 13:10 p.m.

Quarterfinal pairings

Nov. 12 at Yokohama Stadium

2. Obic Seagulls (6-0) vs Finies or Black Eagles, 11 a.m.

1. Fujitsu Frontiers (6-0) vs Challengers or Lions, 2 p.m.

4. Lixil Deers (4-2) vs 5. IBM BigBlue (3-3), 5 p.m.

Nov. 13 at Banpaku Stadium, Osaka

3. Panasonic Impulse (5-1) vs 6. Asahi Beer Silver Star (3-3), noon

American Football International is your source for news and updates about American Football outside the United States!