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NFL Wild Card Weekend Recap



Chiefs 30-Texans 0: After 22 years without a playoff victory, the Kansas City Chiefs finally got one in the win column again. The Chiefs had enough points to win after jumping ahead 7-0 in the first 11 seconds, and they used relentless pressure, five turnovers and a ball-control offense to dominate the Houston Texans 30-0 in the wild-card round of the NFL playoffs on Saturday. They finished off the Texans early, and they had the hometown fans booing by the second quarter. Texans quarterback Brian Hoyer had the worst game of his career with four interceptions and a fumble.

Steelers 18-Bengals 16: Ben Roethlisberger couldn’t throw. Antonio Brown couldn’t stand without help. And in the end, it didn’t matter. The Pittsburgh Steelers are heading to Denver after the Cincinnati Bengals did what they always seem to do this time of year, and that was implode. Chris Boswell kicked a 35-yard field goal with 14 seconds remaining as Pittsburgh somehow pulled out an 18-16 victory in an really ugly AFC wild-card game Saturday night.

Seahawks 10-Vikings 9: Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks needed more than three quarters to warm up in Minnesota on Sunday, and their quest to avenge last year’s Super Bowl loss was nearly frozen before it began. However, the Vikings, after gritting through a grind-it-out wild-card game, booted their chance to beat the two-time defending NFC champions. Blair Walsh’s 27-yard field goal attempt into the frigid wind hooked left with 22 seconds remaining and handed the Seahawks a 10-9 victory over the stunned Vikings in below-zero weather that tied for the third-coldest NFL game on record.

Packers 35-Redskins 18: For Aaron Rodgers and the rest of the Green Bay Packers’ offense, the first quarter of their playoff game Sunday looked quite similar to the stagnant way their regular season wound down. Not a lot of progress. Not a lot of points. Not a lot of fun. Rodgers opened the NFC wild-card game against the Washington Redskins by going 1 for 8, and the Packers’ first four drives went: punt, safety, punt, punt. They gained all of 11 yards heading into the second period, and they trailed by double digits. But. the Packers came back and rallied to a 35-18 win over the Redskins Sunday. Rodgers threw for a pair of TDs, while Eddie Lacy and James Starks each ran for a score