The Detroit Lions had a lead in their playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys, but couldn’t hold on for the win.
The Pittsburgh Steelers watched their 2014 hopes slip away as the Baltimore Ravens took advantage of mistakes and won the wild card playoff game, 30-17.
Atlanta still has yet to figure out how to win on the road this season as New York topped them 30-20 at MetLife Stadium.
The New Orleans Saints played a much better game on defense as they faced off with the Seattle Seahawks this time, but there were plenty of other problems. It was a hard-fought effort and a really good season, but the road woes have got to stop.
The Indianapolis Colts were hoping to not end up having to come from behind in another huge deficit this week. Well, they didn’t have to until they got to the fourth quarter and the New England Patriots opened it up.
The Cincinnati Bengals haven’t won a playoff game in 23 years and now one more year can be added onto that streak. The San Diego Chargers were able to continue their rejuvenated season by dominating the Bengals and eliminating Cincinnati from the playoffs.
The New Orleans Saints had never won a road playoff game and were often marred by their road woes and the “cold curse.” Temperatures in Philadelphia were down in the twenties and Drew Brees was faltering, but the Saints left it in the hands, or on the foot, of their newest player in Shayne Graham.
If grades would have been handed out after the first half of the game, the Indianapolis Colts would have received straight F’s across the entire board. With the second largest comeback in NFL playoff history ousting the Kansas City Chiefs, it’s quite amazing what a difference just 30 minutes can make.
Don’t count out the Falcons just yet. It’s true that Atlanta is currently just 2-4. But with a much-needed 31-23 victory over the now 0-6 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Dirty Birds can still salvage the season with 10 games still remaining.