NFL Playoffs: Wildcard Weekend Recap
A quick, concise recap of the wildcard round of the NFL playoffs:
Texans 19 – Bengals 13: Little did we know that the opening game of the NFL playoffs would possible be the most competitive game of the weekend. The Texans defended their home field on the strength of Arian Foster who rushed for 140 yards and a touchdown.
Packers 24 – Vikings 10: A week after the Vikings toppled the Packers in a thrilling 37-34 contest in week 17 to close out the regular season, the Vikings now had to travel to the not so friendly confines of Lambeau Field. This time, however, it was the Packers who controlled the game, with Aaron Rodgers throwing for 247 yards and a touchdown and the Packers defense limiting stud Vikings RB Adrian Peterson to just 99 yards.
Ravens 24 – Colts 9: In a game with no shortage of drama, the Ravens handled the upstart Colts in front of their home fans. With NFL legend Ray Lewis announcing his retirement following this season, a loss would be his last game, Lewis and the Ravens defense had a throwback dominant performance. Lewis led his team with 13 tackles and even played the last (offensive) snap of the game.
Seahawks 24 – Redskins 14: After jumping out to a 14-0 lead in the first half, Redskins QB RG III’s knee got balky and the Seahawks defense got stingy. After holding the Skins for the rest of the game, the Seahawks began making plays on the other side of the ball and took the game from the Redskins. RG III’s knee injury became perhaps the biggest story of the weekend.