Colts Beat Bengals In AFC Wild Card Clash
Andrew Luck threw for 376 yards and a touchdown as the Colts beat the Bengals 26-10 in an AFC Wild Card clash in Indianapolis. T.Y. Hilton had 103 receiving yards for the Colts, who blanked the Bengals in the second half. Indy will battle Peyton Manning and the Broncos in Denver in the Divisional Round next week. Andy Dalton was 18-of-34 for 155 yards, no touchdowns or interceptions for the Bengals, who haven't won a playoff game since 1991. Jeremy Hill rushed for 47 yards and a touchdown in the loss.
Cowboys Rally Past Lions
Tony Romo's eight-yard touchdown pass to Terrance Williams with 2:32 to go lifted theCowboys to a 24-20 comeback win over the Lions in an NFC Wild Card showdown in Arlington. Romo threw for 293 yards and two touchdowns for Dallas, which trailed by as many as 13 in the second half. The Cowboys will travel to Green Bay to face the Packers next Sunday. Matthew Stafford passed for 323 yards, a touchdown and an interception for the Lions, who haven't won a playoff game since 1992. Golden Tate had six catches for 89 yards and a score in the loss.
Panthers Take Down Cardinals In Wild Card Round
Jonathan Stewart rushed for 123 yards and a touchdown as the Panthers downed the Cardinals 27-16 in an NFC Wild Card matchup in Charlotte. Cam Newton threw for 198 yards, two touchdowns and an interception for the Panthers, who will face either the Seahawks or Packers in the Divisional Round. Carolina forced three turnovers and held Arizona to a playoff record-low 78 total yards in the victory. Ryan Lindley passed for only 81 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions for Arizona, which led 14-13 at the half.
Ravens Sink Steelers In AFC Wild Card Bout
Joe Flacco passed for 259 yards and two touchdowns as the Ravens sunk the rival Steelers 30-17 in an AFC Wild Card bout in Pittsburgh. Crockett Gillmore and Torrey Smith had the touchdown grabs for the Ravens, who will face the Patriots in the Divisional Round next week. Steve Smith had 101 receiving yards in the victory. Ben Roethlisberger threw for 334 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions for the Steelers, who committed three turnovers in the loss. Antonio Brown made nine catches for 117 yards in defeat.
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