NFL Playoff Recap
- Tom Brady throws for 367Y-passing and 3-TDs, outdueling Joe Flacco (292P-4TD)…Ravens twice built 14-point leads but could not hold off Patriots no huddle attack in 2nd half…RB-Justin Forsett (129R) in the game…Difference maker-clutch receptions TE-Rob Gronkowski (7R-108Y)….Patriots defense disrupted Flacco-holding him (1-9) on third down conversions and picking off two passes..Baltimore (428Y) offense..New England (424Y) offense…Ravens coach John Harbaugh criticizes officials for allowing Pats to run a 4-OL formation with extra FBs-TEs on field, and not allowing Ravens to substitute on some passing downs-reason he drew 15Y penalty for coming on the field…Brady now (13-3) postseason at home.
- Legion of Boom defense makes a ton of plays vs Cam Newton in 2nd half to finally take control of the game…S-Kam Chancellor 90-TD-Interception, also had 2-other pass deflections…Seattle defense had 3-takeaways-2 sacks-forced Newton to scramble 7-times in game…Russell Wilson (268P-3TD) including key 25-63TD passes-wore out Panthers defense…Carolina did put up (362Y) offense in game..Seattle has now won 9-straight postseason games at home.
- Indianapolis defense chokes off Broncos offense…QB-Andrew Luck (265Y) passing-2TD…Colts defense held Peyton Manning (211P-1TD)…Broncos 6-dropped passes…Denver (4-16) on 3rd downs…Manning misfired 7-straight passes…missed 7-deep throws…went 11-minutes without lst down…Broncos WRs (8YPC) on receptions..Colts overwhelmed Denver with press coverage and sure tackling…Denver lost out on instant replay-over-ruled fumble recovery on Colts dropped punt midway thru 4th quarter….Colts pass protection-allowed only 2-hits-no sacks on 43-Luck pass attempts… Manning has lost 9X in his teams first playoff games…..it is the third straight year of posteason failure…two extts in opening games and the demolition in the Super Bowl a year ago… Colts play at New England in AFC Championship game.
- Ailing QB-Aaron Rodgers outduels banged up QB-Tony Romo in NFC thriller..Rodgers-bad calf (316P-3TD)…Backups WR-Davante Adams-TE-Andrew Quarless combine 11-catches-2TDs in come from behind win…RB-Eddie Lacy (101R)..WR-Randall Cobb (8R)…Romo (191P-4QBX) playing on ailing ankle…..RB-DeMarco Murray (123R)…Instant Replay takes away huge Dez Bryant catch at 1-yard line late in 4th quarter-called it incompletion-would have likely given Cowboys the lead…Green Bay plays at Seattle for NFC-title.