2013 NFL Playoffs
250-pound LeGarrette Blount struggled the last time he faced the Broncos, a game the Patriots won 34-31 in overtime Nov. 24. He carried the ball three times and lost it twice.
Peyton Manning and the Broncos narrowly avoided a repeat of their playoff slip from last year, advancing to the AFC championship game with a 24-17 win over the Chargers on Sunday.
Welker missed the Broncos’ last 3½ games after sustaining his second concussion in a four-week span just before halftime in a game against Tennessee on Dec. 8.
Chargers QB Philip Rivers is 6-2 in Denver. And he’d be 7-1 if not for Ed Hochuli’s blown call on a last-minute Denver fumble in 2008. Rivers And The Chargers Have Momentum On Their Side
Seismologists believe Seattle Seahawks fans shook the ground under Seattle’s CenturyLink Field during Saturday’s playoff win.
No quarterback has been to the playoffs more than Peyton Manning or experienced more heartache either. Only once in his previous dozen trips to the postseason has Manning put his fingerprints on the Lombardi Trophy.
The Colts completed the second biggest comeback in NFL postseason history. They outlasted the Kansas City Chiefs in a wild-card game 45-44 after trailing 38-10 early in the third quarter.
There is a mutual admiration between clutch kickers Stephen Gostkowski and Adam Vinatieri.
The Seahawks chance at making amends for what happened in last season’s playoffs arrives Saturday when they host New Orleans in the NFC divisional playoff.
Phil Dawson kicked a 33-yard field goal as time expired as the San Francisco 49ers beat the Green Bay Packers 23-20 on Sunday night in a frigid NFC wild-card game.
Saints head coach Sean Payton pointed to New Orleans’ nearly 10-minute edge in time of possession, converting seven of 13 third downs compared to the Eagles’ three of 12.
The shocking turnaround, from a 38-10 second-half deficit to 45-44 victory over the Chiefs, left Indianapolis spent both physically and mentally, linebacker Jerrell Freeman said.
San Diego took advantage of Andy Dalton’s three turnovers in the second half on Sunday, pulling away to a 27-10 victory that extended the Bengals’ streak of playoff misery to 23 years and counting.
The NFL has fined Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch $50,000 for violating the league’s media policy.
The last time an NFL playoff game was blacked out was on Jan. 10, 2002, a wild-card game between the Dolphins and Baltimore Ravens in Miami.