NFL Wild Card Weekend Recap
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NFL Wild Card Weekend Recap

Lawrenceville : GA : USA | Jan 09, 2011 at 5:08 PM PST
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Adam Vinatieri 50Yd Field Goal. Wild Card Game 2011

It's been an exciting couple of days for football fans as the NFL playoffs got under way this weekend with the wild card match-ups. The results are in and the Divisional games have now been decided. Let's recap all the weekend action.

AFC

New York Jets 17-16 Indianapolis Colts
A defensive struggle that ended with some high drama. The Colts looked to have sealed the win when Adam Vinatieri hit a 50 yard field goal to put the Colts up 16-14 with only 53 seconds remaining. A great kick-off return and a clutch pass from Mark Sanchez put the Jets on the 14, where Nick Folk kivked the winner with no time left on the clock. Jets will travel to New England to meet the Patriots.

Baltimore Ravens 30-7 Kansas City Chiefs
The Cinderella Chiefs were brought down to Earth after being dominated by the visiting Ravens. It looked good early for the home team as they rushed to a 7-3 lead, but the Ravens created 5 turnover and went on a number of clock killing drives to ice the game. The Raven will now travel to Pittsburgh to face the Steelers.

NFC

New Orleans Saints 36-41 Seattle Seahawks

Undoubtedly the upset of the weekend as the 7-9 Seahawks ousted the defending champion Saints in a shoot-out. The Saints defence seemed incapable of stopping 'hawks QB Matt Hasselbeck who threw for 272 yards and 4 TD's. They were also hurt on the ground by Marshawn Lynch who scampered for 131 yards. The upstart Hawks travel to Chicago next weekend to face the Bears.

Green Bay Packers 21-16 Philadelphia Eagles
The Packers ended the season as one of the NFL's hottest teams and they continued that trend by marching into Philadelphia and knocking off the Eagles. QB Aaron Rodgers was the difference maker, throwing for 180 yards and 3 TD's. The Eagles did have their chances though, and will live to regret two missed field goals by David Akers, as well as a late interception in the end zone, thrown by Michael Vick. The Packers next stop is Atlanta where they will meet the Falcons.

JohnWatson is based in Lawrenceville, Georgia, United States of America, and is an Anchor for Allvoices.
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