Pro Football Notebook-Recap-AFC-NFC Title game

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AFC-Championship Game…New England-L-Denver (20-18)…Broncos defense stifles Tom Brady in wild come-from-behind effort…Aqib Talib deflects 2-point conversion pass turned into interception to preserve win….Peyton Manning 2-TD passes to TE-Owen Daniel….Denver ‘Orange Crush’ defense 4-sacks-3-picks, 15-hits and 19-pressures on Brady….Held Patriots to (2-15) on 3rd downs…also made 2-4th down stops at Denver 14-and-17 to keep Brady out of the end zone….Brady threw 56-passes for (310Y)…Peyton Manning (176P) was sacked 3-times……Bill Belicheck-devstated at missed opportunities in 4th quarter of game….Said losing was like a plane crash…..Gary Kubiak praising the toughness that his team has embraced week after week

 

 

 

 

NFC-Championship Game…Arizona-L-Carolina (49-15)….Panthers score 3-times-in 8-and half minute span in opening quarter…Took (17-0) lead…buried Cardinals…Carson Palmer threw 4-interceptions and fumbled….Panthers defense had 7-takeaways in all…Luke Kuechly took a pic-six back for a score…Patrick Peterson with a costly punt fumble opened up flood gates….Cam Newton wound up with (382APY) and threw 86-TD pass to Corey Brown..Palmer and WR-Larry Fitzgerald in tears at postgame press conference…..Coach Bruce Arians defended Carson Palmer-‘none of our big players stepped up and played big’……Ron Rivers says team plays amazing unselfish football.

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