Is it possible to be hyped up about the AFC and NFC championship games this weekend? Or must attention be focused on Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o and the fake death of his fake girlfriend?
OK, so the Giants didn’t make the playoffs this year. We all know what happened with the Jets. Even without your favorite team in the mix, Championship Sunday is teed up to be a great one.
Brady became the winningest quarterback in postseason play, throwing for three touchdowns Sunday to beat Houston 41-28.
Matt Bryant kicked a 49-yard field goal with 8 seconds left and the Atlanta Falcons bounced back after blowing a 20-point lead.
Colin Kaepernick ran for a quarterback playoff record 181 yards and two touchdowns and threw two scoring passes.
Justin Tucker kicked a 47-yard field goal 1:42 into the second overtime Saturday to lift the Ravens to a 38-35 victory.
It would be hard for anyone to downplay what the Seattle Seahawks are now capable of heading forward. On Sunday they pretty much defended their well-deserved reputation as the team that nobody wants to face.
Marshawn Lynch ran for 131 yards in Seattle’s 24-14 playoff victory over the Washington Redskins.
Ray Lewis’ career will continue for another round after the Ravens defeated the Colts 24-9.
The Packers brushed away the Vikings with ease, but the 49ers will be a much tougher test in divisional round.
The Houston Texans defeated the Bengals 19-13 and will face the Patriots in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs.
When the red-hot Seahawks take on the equally scorching Redskins on Sunday afternoon in our nation’s capital the world will get to see the most fascinating QB battle in recent memory.
The Giants’ annual blueprint for much of Tom Coughlin’s tenure has been a perilous playoff tightrope. And Sunday they finally slipped and plunged flat on their faces.
Despite getting a career-best five touchdown passes from Eli Manning, New York’s playoff hopes ended Sunday minutes after a 42-7 win over the Philadelphia Eagles when Chicago beat Detroit 26-24.
Coughlin may be disappointed and he is probably angry. However, his team should not be broken up.