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Mariota handed the ball off to Henry, who started to run to the middle, but then switched direction and ran to the left.
Aided by a key block from Mariota against linebacker Frank Zombo , Henry raced 22 yards down the left sideline for a game-clinching first down, and the Titans ran out the rest of the clock,  having held the Chiefs to 41 yards and three first downs in the second half.
Alex Smith finished as the leading passer with yards and two touchdowns, but only yards after the first quarter. Mariota threw for yards, two touchdowns and an interception in his first playoff start; his self-caught touchdown pass made him the first player since at least to throw and catch a touchdown pass in the same playoff game.
Chiefs coach Andy Reid faced criticism for not relying on Hunt to protect their lead in the second half, as Hunt only carried the ball five times after halftime.
Tennessee became the first road team to erase an point deficit to win a postseason game since the playoffs. This time, the Falcons were able to take the ball to the end zone, scoring on a 3-yard touchdown run by Devonta Freeman as a result of center Alex Mack literally dragging him across the goal line.
Late in the second quarter, the Rams finally managed to get on the board, sparked by a yard run by Todd Gurley. Jared Goff finished the drive with passes to Cooper Kupp , the first for 15 yards, and the second a yard touchdown completion that made the score 13—7.
The next time they had the ball, only 1: The Falcons took up more than half the third quarter with their opening drive, moving the ball 76 yards in 16 plays.
Freeman carried the ball six times for 42 yards, while quarterback Matt Ryan converted a fourth-and-1 with a 1-yard sneak. Bryant finished the possession with his third field goal, this one from 25 yards, increasing their lead to 16— The Rams quickly struck back, with Gurley rushing twice for gains of 14 and 33 yards, along with Goff completing an yard pass to Woods.
However, Atlanta came back with an eight-play, yard drive featuring a yard completion from Ryan to Mohamed Sanu. Goff then threw a touchdown pass to tight end Tyler Higbee , but the call was reversed by a review, as replays showed the ball hit the ground as Higbee was going to the turf.
On the next play, Goff threw an incomplete pass, causing a turnover on downs with 2: The Rams received the ball one more time, but this resulted in another turnover on downs.
Ryan completed 21 of 30 passes for yards and a touchdown, while Jones caught nine passes for 94 yards and a touchdown.
Goff finished the day for for yards and a touchdown. His top target was Woods, who caught nine passes for yards. Every drive in the first quarter ended in a punt.
Early in the second quarter, Jacksonville got a chance to score when Aaron Colvin intercepted a pass from Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor on the Buffalo yard line.
However, the team lost three yards over the next three plays and decided to punt rather than risk a long field goal. However, an offensive pass interference penalty against receiver Kelvin Benjamin pushed them back 10 yards and they ended up settling for a yard Steven Hauschka field goal to take a 3—0 lead with 1: The key player of the drive was running back Leonard Fournette , who carried the ball eight times for 33 yards and caught a pass for 12 yards.
Eventually the team faced fourth-and-goal on the 1-yard line, and decided to go for the touchdown, which paid off as Bortles threw a pass to tight end Ben Koyack for the score with 42 seconds left in the third quarter.
Bills running back LeSean McCoy rushed for 75 yards and caught six passes for 44 yards. Saints safety Vonn Bell Who finished with 9 tackles and a sack sacked Cam Newton on fourth down to win the game.
This was the first postseason meeting between the Panthers and Saints. But over the next two plays, Kaelin Clay dropped a potential touchdown catch in the end zone and then Graham Gano missed a yard field goal attempt.
On the second play after the missed field goal, New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees threw a deep pass down the middle of the field to Ted Ginn Jr.
This gave New Orleans a 7—0 lead with less than two minutes left in the first quarter. Carolina responded on their next drive, converting a yard completion from Cam Newton to Greg Olsen and a yard pass interference penalty against defensive back Ken Crawley into a yard Gano field goal that cut the score to 7—3.
However, New Orleans responded immediately, with Brees completing passes to Michael Thomas for gains of 19, 8, and 13 yards, as well as passes to running backs Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara for gains of 13 and 10 yards.
On the last play of the drive, Brees put the Saints up 14—3 with a 9-yard touchdown pass to tight end Josh Hill. Carolina struck back, with Newton completing a yard pass to Brenton Bersin and converting a fourth-and-1 with a quarterback sneak.
Gano finished the yard drive with a yard field goal to make the score 14—6 with 2: Taking the ball back with just over 40 seconds left, Newton completed a yard pass to Devin Funchess.
The Panthers continued to chip away at their deficit with their first drive of the second half, as they moved the ball 64 yards in nine plays on a possession that featured a yard run by Jonathan Stewart.
Gano finished the drive with his fourth field goal, making the score 21— But New Orleans was able to respond, with Ginn catching two passes for 30 yards on a yard drive that ended with Wil Lutz kicking a yard field goal, bringing their lead back up to 24— With less than two minutes left in the third quarter, the Panthers started a yard drive in which Olsen caught three passes for 54 total yards, the last one a yard touchdown catch that cut the score to 24—19 after the two-point conversion failed.
New Orleans took the ball back and drove to a fourth-and-2 situation on the yard line at the two-minute warning. On second down, Newton was flagged for intentional grounding while throwing a pass to avoid a sack, bringing up third-and Then after an incompletion, safety Vonn Bell sacked Newton, forcing a turnover on downs with four seconds left.
Newton finished the game of for yards and two touchdowns, along with 37 yards on the ground. His top target was Olsen eight receptions for yards and a touchdown , who was one of four players in this game to have over receiving yards.
The others were McCaffrey six for yards and a touchdown , Thomas eight receptions for yards and Ginn four receptions for yards and a touchdown.
Brees was of for yards with two touchdowns and one interception. Bell had nine tackles — seven solo — and a sack.
After the teams exchanged punts, Ajayi rushed four times for 26 yards and receiver Nelson Agholor ran for 21 yards on an end-around play as the team drove to a fourth-and-goal on the Atlanta 1-yard line.
On the next play, LeGarrette Blount finished the yard drive with a rush for the touchdown, putting the team up 6—3 with Following a punt from each team, Philadelphia got the ball on their own yard line with 46 seconds left in the half.
With just under six minutes left in the third quarter, the Eagles got the ball on their own 7-yard line due to a yard punt by Matt Bosher.
On the next play, the last of the third quarter, Ryan was sacked for a yard loss by safety Rodney McLeod. The Falcons ended up going three-and-out , and their defense was soon back on the field trying to contain another long Eagles drive.
This one went for 14 plays and 80 yards, 32 of them on a reception by Ajayi, taking 7: However, Elliott kicked his third field goal on the next play, giving Philadelphia a 15—10 lead with 6: After throwing incomplete passes on the next two plays, Ryan threw a seven-yard pass to Jones on the 2-yard line.
Filling in for injured starter Carson Wentz , Foles completed 23 of 30 passes for yards. Ryan completed 22 of 36 passes for yards and a touchdown.
Jones caught nine passes for yards, and rushed for 21 yards, while Tevin Coleman was the top rusher of the game with 10 carries for 79 yards,  while also catching a pass for 14 yards.
With the win, the Eagles won their first playoff game and advanced to their first NFC Championship appearance since , and their first at home since New England racked up eight sacks, yards, and 31 first downs as they advanced to their seventh consecutive AFC Championship game.
Midway through the first quarter, Tennessee drove 95 yards in 11 plays, featuring a yard completion from Marcus Mariota to tight end Delanie Walker.
Mariota finished the drive with a yard touchdown pass to Corey Davis , who made a running one-handed catch in the back corner of the end zone to put the Titans up 7—0.
However, the Patriots stormed right back, with Tom Brady completing five consecutive passes for 67 yards, the longest a yard completion to Dion Lewis and the last a five-yard shovel pass to James White for a touchdown that tied the score.
The next time New England got the ball, they had to punt after three plays, but a neutral zone infraction penalty on Titans defensive back Brynden Trawick gave them a first down.
In the first half alone, Brady completed 21 of 31 passes for yards and two touchdowns. The next time New England got the ball, they went on a play, yard drive in which they only faced two third downs.
Brady completed seven passes for 78 yards on the drive, the longest a yard throw to Danny Amendola , and finished it off with a four-yard touchdown toss to Gronkowski, making the score 35—7 with Lewis rushed for 62 yards, caught nine passes for 79 yards, and returned a kickoff for 27 yards.
This game set the NFL postseason record for largest the age difference between opposing quarterbacks: Brady was 40 and Mariota was Jacksonville built up a 28—7 first-half lead and held off a second-half Steelers comeback to win the fourth highest scoring NFL playoff game.
The Jaguars then drove 75 yards in 11 plays and scored on T. But the next time Pittsburgh got the ball, Roethlisberger lost a fumble while being sacked by Yannick Ngakoue.
Linebacker Telvin Smith recovered the ball and returned it 50 yards for a touchdown, making the score 28—7 with less than two minutes left until halftime.
However, the Jaguars were penalized 15 yards for excessive celebration, and then Cameron Sutton returned the ensuing kickoff 22 yards to the Jacksonville yard line.
This was the start of a scoring run from both teams, cumulatively totaling 38 points in the fourth quarter. Jacksonville stormed right back, moving the ball 75 yards in eight plays, one of them a yard completion from Bortles to Yeldon on third-and Fullback Tommy Bohanon caught a yard touchdown pass from Bortles with 4: The Steelers responded by moving the ball 75 yards in 12 plays, the longest a yard reception from Bell.
Pittsburgh then drove 75 yards in 10 plays, including a yard completion from Roethlisberger to Brown. He ended up throwing a four-yard touchdown pass to JuJu Smith-Schuster , but by then, one second remained.
Bortles completed 14 of 26 passes for yards and a touchdown. Fournette was the top rusher of the game with 25 carries for yards and three touchdowns, along with two receptions for 10 yards.
Bell rushed for 67 yards and a touchdown, while also catching nine passes for 88 yards, while Brown caught seven passes for yards and two touchdowns.
Tight end Vance McDonald also went over yards receiving, making 10 receptions for yards. The Steelers lost despite gaining yards of total offense, the most yards gained by a losing team in a playoff game this record would later be surpassed by the Patriots in Super Bowl LII.
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In a record-setting shootout between Nick Foles and Tom Brady, the backup quarterback led a pressure-packed yard drive to the winning touchdown, 11 yards to Zach Ertz with 2: Then, a defense that had been shredded throughout the second half made two final stands -- including a strip-sack of Brady by Brandon Graham -- to clinch the win.
Tim Hasselbeck says Foles played a Brady-esque performance Cronin: The Jaguars jumped out to a lead in the second quarter, but Tom Brady led a tremendous second half effort, including two touchdown catches by Danny Amendola , to earn another trip to the Super Bowl.
The two teams combined for just one turnover -- a fumble by Dion Lewis recovered by Myles Jack. Eagles quarterback Nick Foles finished the game with yards passing and three touchdowns, while Keenum managed yards and the lone touchdown along with two picks.
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This game ended up being a rain-soaked vicious battle between two AFC North rivals , filled with injuries and personal fouls on both sides. The game started off as a defensive battle with both teams punting at the end of its first eight drives.
With less than six minutes left in the second quarter, Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict forced a fumble from Markus Wheaton that safety George Iloka recovered on the Cincinnati yard line.
But on the next play, McCarron lost a fumble due to a hit by linebacker Jarvis Jones. Defensive end Cam Thomas recovered the ball and ended up losing it while being tackled, then defensive back William Gay picked it up and returned it for a touchdown.
Then he threw a pass in the back of the end zone to Bryant, who made a diving somersault catch and maintained possession for a touchdown by pinning the ball against one leg while falling to the ground.
Shazier was not penalized for the hit, much to the dismay of the home crowd. Hill then got the ball into the end zone with consecutive carries, the second a 1-yard touchdown run that made the score 15—7.
The Steelers, now led by Landry Jones , started off their next drive well, as Jordan Todman rushed for a yard gain on the second play.
Later on, he converted a 3rd-and-9 with an yard completion to tight end Tyler Eifert , and eventually the Bengals got close enough for Mike Nugent to kick a yard field goal, making the score 15—10 with 5: McCarron soon faced a 4th-and-2 situation, but converted with a 9-yard completion to Marvin Jones.
Then when faced with 3rd-and-7, he launched a yard touchdown pass to Green. After their two-point conversion failed, the Bengals held a 16—15 lead with 1: He celebrated by running all the way through the tunnel.
Now with the ball on his own yard line with 1: On the next play, with just 22 seconds left, Roethlisberger threw a pass intended for Brown.
On the next play, Boswell kicked a yard field goal with 18 seconds left to win the game. McCarron completed 23 of 41 passes for yards, with a touchdown and an interception.
Hill rushed for 50 yards and a touchdown, while also catching three passes for 27 yards. Green caught five passes for 71 yards and a touchdown, while Burfict had six tackles, a sack, an interception, and a forced fumble.
This marked another round of playoff futility for the Bengals, who lost their fifth playoff game in a row after starting the season 8—0 and finishing with a franchise record tying 12—4 record, despite losing starting quarterback Andy Dalton to a broken thumb injury in week After the game, Dalton stated that "This locker room should feel a lot different right now.
Sportswriter Mike Freeman called this game "one of the dirtiest and ugliest contests in the modern era of the sport". I would say no catch.
On their first possession Seattle went three-and-out, but punter Jon Ryan bobbled a low snap and was unable to get off a punt, giving Minnesota possession at the Seattle yard line.
The Vikings drove to the 4-yard line but had to settle for a Walsh field goal to open the scoring. Rather than attempt a field goal, Russell Wilson threw a pass to Fred Jackson who was tackled short of a first down after a 7-yard gain.
Neither team could score for the rest of the half, and Minnesota went to halftime leading 3—0. Both teams combined for total yards in the half, the lowest in a playoff game since On the first possession of the second half Seattle drove into Minnesota territory and again went for it on fourth down, only for Wilson to be intercepted by Trae Waynes.
Minnesota was then helped by a penalty for Cliff Avril roughing the passer, and Walsh kicked a yard field goal to give them a 6—0 lead.
Seattle went three-and-out on their next drive, and Minnesota began their drive in Seahawks territory after a horse collar tackle on the punt return.
They settled for another Walsh field goal, this time from yards out, to take a 9—0 lead into the fourth quarter.
Two plays later Wilson threw a touchdown to Doug Baldwin , cutting the deficit to 9—7. Steven Hauschka converted on a yard field goal to put Seattle ahead 10—9 with 8: Both teams punted on their next two drives, and Minnesota took possession with 1: With a yard pass interference call on Chancellor and a yard pass from Teddy Bridgewater to Kyle Rudolph , Minnesota advanced to the Seattle 9-yard line with 26 seconds remaining.
Walsh, however, kicked the yard field goal wide left, allowing Seattle to kneel out the clock and preserve the victory. Bridgewater finished as the leading passer with yards, while Wilson recorded yards with a touchdown and an interception.
Seattle became just the fifth team to win a playoff game despite scoring ten or fewer points, and the first since Green Bay erased an early 11—0 deficit by scoring on five consecutive possessions on the way to a 35—18 victory over the Redskins.
A few plays later, Preston Smith sacked Aaron Rodgers in the end zone for a safety, giving Washington a 2—0 lead. On the ensuing drive the Redskins drove to the Green Bay 1-yard line with a yard pass from Kirk Cousins to DeSean Jackson that was initially ruled a touchdown but reversed upon review.
The Packers defense held the Redskins to a yard Dustin Hopkins field goal, and Washington led 5—0 at the end of the first quarter.
Green Bay, however, responded by scoring 17 points by the end of the half. First, a yard completion from Rodgers to James Jones set up a yard touchdown pass to Randall Cobb.
Washington had to punt on their next drive, and Micah Hyde returned the ball 17 yards to the Packers yard line. Cousins later completed a yard pass to Reed before finishing the drive with a 3-yard touchdown run, regaining the lead at 18— In what turned out to be a critical play, Eddie Lacy picked up the first down with an yard run.
Lacy added a yard run on the next play, and James Starks finished the drive with a 4-yard rushing touchdown, giving the Packers a 24—18 lead.
Washington was unable to score again as Cousins was sacked twice on fourth down plays, once by linebacker Nick Perry and once by Neal.
Rodgers finished the game with yards and a pair of touchdowns, while Cousins recorded yards with a touchdown. Reed was the top receiver with nine receptions for yards, becoming the first Redskins tight end with receiving yards in a playoff game.
Playing in an NFL record-tying 30th postseason game, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady completed 28 of 42 passes for yards and two touchdowns, without being sacked or throwing any interceptions, and also rushing for a score as he led the team to their fifth consecutive AFC championship game.
New England scored on their opening drive, moving the ball 80 yards in 11 plays. But it did not stop New England from driving 98 yards in 11 plays on a drive where they faced only two third downs.
The key play of the drive was a yard completion from Brady to receiver Keshawn Martin. Knile Davis returned the ensuing kickoff 34 yards, then Charcandrick West subsequently rushed for a yard gain and Smith completed a yard pass to Jason Avant ; the team drove to a yard Santos field goal that made the score 14—6 at halftime.
Kansas City struck right back, converting two third downs and one fourth down on an yard drive featuring a yard reception by Avant.
Smith finished the drive with a yard touchdown pass to Albert Wilson , cutting their deficit to 21—13 with two minutes left in the third quarter.
Kansas City responded with a drive to the New England yard line, but ended up turning the ball over on downs. Following a punt Kansas City got the ball back with 6: They proceeded to drive 80 yards in 16 plays for a score, including a yard catch by Avant on 4th-and-8 and a yard reception by Wilson.
West finished the drive with a 1-yard touchdown run that made the score 27—20, with 1: Kansas City attempted an onside kick, but failed to recover it.
Edelman was the top receiver of the game with 10 receptions for yards. Smith completed 29 of a career-high 50 pass attempts for yards and a touchdown.
West was the leading rusher of the game with 61 yards and a touchdown, adding two receptions for 15 yards. This gave Palmer his first career playoff win at age 36, after 13 seasons in the NFL.
This drive had two big plays nullified by penalties; one of which was a yard one-handed catch by Randall Cobb that was wiped out by offsetting penalties on both teams.
Later on, Rodgers threw a pass that Peterson intercepted and returned yards for a touchdown, but this was eliminated by an illegal use of hands penalty on defensive lineman Frostee Rucker.
Following an Arizona punt, the Packers went on another long scoring drive, this one covering 71 yards in 17 plays and taking 7: A few plays later, Palmer also threw an interception, which was taken in by safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix.
On the second play after the turnover, Eddie Lacy gained 14 yards. Then he stormed through the line for a yard run to the Arizona 8-yard line.
Rodgers eventually finished the drive with an 8-yard pass to Janis, giving Green Bay their first lead at 13—7. Following a Packers punt, Arizona drove to the Green Bay yard line, but on the second play of the fourth quarter, cornerback Damarious Randall intercepted a pass from Palmer in the end zone.
After Green Bay punted, Arizona got the ball on their own yard line with Palmer completed a yard pass to John Brown on the second play of the drive, and later completed a yarder to Fitzgerald.
On the next play after that, Palmer threw a pass that bounced out of the hands of defensive back Sam Shields.
After an incomplete pass, Palmer threw a pass to Johnson, who just barely managed to backpedal across the first down marker as he was falling to the ground.
Then from the 9-yard line, Palmer threw a pass that was deflected by Randall, but fell right into the hands of Floyd for a touchdown, giving the Cardinals a 17—13 lead with 3: A few plays into their ensuing drive, Green Bay faced 4th-and-5 on their own yard line.
Arizona was unable to get a first down on their drive, which included an incomplete pass that helped the Packers save some time.
Catanzaro finished the drive with a yard field goal, putting the Cardinals up 20—13, but the team had only managed to run 43 seconds off the clock, 1: Green Bay got the ball back on their own yard line with 1: Two incompletions and a yard sack by Dwight Freeney brought up 4th-and, but Rodgers managed to overcome the situation by launching a yard completion to Janis on the Arizona yard line.
After an incompletion, only five seconds remained in the game. Rodgers, took the snap, ran left and launched a Hail Mary pass to the end zone just before being leveled by linebacker Markus Golden.
Janis then made a leaping catch in the end zone between two defenders for a yard touchdown reception, sending the game into overtime.
This was the first game-tying touchdown pass on the last play of regulation in postseason history and the second time that Rodgers threw a Hail Mary touchdown pass at the end of regulation in the season, after the Miracle in Motown.
Palmer completed 25 of 41 passes for yards and three touchdowns, with two interceptions. Fitzgerald, who had a single reception for six yards in the first half, caught eight passes for yards and a touchdown, his fifth consecutive yard postseason game.
Brown caught five passes for 82 yards. Rodgers finished the game 24 for 44 for yards with a pair of touchdowns and an interception.
Janis, who caught only two passes during the season, caught seven passes for yards and a pair of touchdowns. Lacy was the top rusher of the game with 89 yards.
The day after the game, the Arizona Republic celebrated the victory by titling the front page Hail Larry. The Panthers jumped out to a 31—0 halftime lead and held off a second half rally from the Seahawks to prevail 31—24 and advance to the NFC Championship for the first time since Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart ran for 59 yards to the Seahawks yard line on the first offensive play of the game, then scored a touchdown from four yards out to give Carolina an early lead.
After forcing a Seahawks punt, Carolina mounted a play, yard drive which featured a yard reception by tight end Greg Olsen and culminated in a Stewart 1-yard touchdown run early in the second quarter.
Wilson then threw his second interception on the first play of the next drive, this time to Cortland Finnegan on the Seattle yard line, and a Graham Gano yard field goal put Carolina up 24—0.
After a Seahawks three-and-out, Carolina drove 54 yards and scored another touchdown with a Cam Newton yard pass Olsen.
Now trailing 31—0, Seattle drove to the Carolina yard line but turned the ball over on downs when Doug Baldwin was tackled a yard short of a first down on 4th-and Seattle had another chance to cut the deficit at the end of the half, but Steven Hauschka missed a yard field goal as time expired.
Seattle got on the board on the first drive of the second half after Tyler Lockett returned the opening kickoff to 50 yards to midfield and Carolina was called for an unnecessary roughness penalty.
Wilson found Jermaine Kearse for a yard touchdown. After forcing a Panthers punt, Seattle drove 63 yards for another touchdown. Wilson rushed for 14 yards, completed a yard pass to Kearse, and eventually finished the drive with yard scoring pass to Lockett, cutting the deficit to 31— Seattle drove into Carolina territory again on their next drive which included a yard first down run by DeShawn Shead on a fake punt, but Wilson was sacked for a yard loss by Josh Norman and they were unable to score.
On their next drive Wilson completed a yard pass to Lockett that was originally ruled incomplete but overturned on review, then threw another touchdown to Kearse from three yards out to get to within 10 points with 6: Carolina was forced to punt again on their next possession, but Seattle was unable to find the end zone and settled for a yard field goal.
Now trailing by a touchdown with 1: Wilson finished with yards on 31 of 48 passing with three touchdowns and two interceptions, while Newton had yards and one touchdown.
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Boswell finished it with a yard field goal, increasing the Steelers lead to 13—9. Denver had to punt again on their next drive, but Colquitt once again gave the team a big assist, this time with a yard punt that put the ball on the Steelers 6-yard line.
The Broncos were only able to move the ball 30 yards with their ensuing drive, but it was enough for McManus to make a yard field goal, trimming their deficit to 13— Pittsburgh took the ball back and drove to the Broncos yard line, but were halted there and decided to punt instead of trying a long field goal.
The Broncos also ended up punting, and Pittsburgh drove back to the Denver yard line with three consecutive Roethlisberger completions for 39 total yards.
But on the next play, the first turnover of the game occurred when safety Bradley Roby forced a fumble from Toussaint that was recovered by linebacker DeMarcus Ware.
The key play of the drive was a yard completion from Manning to rookie receiver Bennie Fowler on 3rd-and from the Broncos yard line. Running back Ronnie Hillman also made a big impact, with five carries for 18 yards.
Then Manning completed a pass to Demaryius Thomas for a 2-point conversion, giving the Broncos a 20—13 lead with three minutes left on the clock.
Pittsburgh started off their next drive with an yard catch by Bryant, but ended up facing 4th-and-5 on their own yard line with less than two minutes left.
They tried to pick up a first down, but Ware sacked Roethlisberger for a yard loss. Taking over at the Steelers yard line, Denver forced Pittsburgh to use up all their timeouts with three consecutive running plays.
Then McManus kicked a yard field goal that gave the Broncos a 23—13 lead with 53 seconds to go. A yard pass interference penalty on safety T. Ward and a yard reception by Bryant enabled Boswell to bring the deficit back to one score with a yard field goal.
Manning completed 22 of 37 passes for yards. Emmanuel Sanders caught five of them for 85 yards. Anderson was the top rusher of the game with 72 yards and a touchdown, while also catching two passes for 11 yards.
Ware had three tackles, a sack, and a fumble recovery. McManus tied a playoff record with five field goals. Roethlisberger finished the game 24 of 37 for yards.
Bryant caught nine passes for yards and had two carries for 40 yards. Linebacker James Harrison had seven tackles and a sack. With the win, the Broncos advanced to their second Super Bowl in three years and tied the Pittsburgh Steelers, Dallas Cowboys, and the Patriots for the most Super Bowl appearances with eight.
Later in the quarter, Manning threw the ball on a screen pass to Ronnie Hillman that was broken up and then picked up by linebacker Jonathan Freeny.
Brady completed a yard pass to running back Brandon Bolden on the next play, with a penalty on Denver moving the ball up to the 1-yard line, and then Steven Jackson ran the ball into the end zone on the next play.
Denver had to punt on their next drive, but a few plays into the second quarter, Brady threw a pass that was intercepted by linebacker Von Miller and returned four yards to the Patriots yard line.
Manning then scored on another touchdown pass to Daniels, this one from 12 yards, to give the Broncos a 14—6 lead. New England responded with a yard drive, with Brady completing a yard pass to tight end Rob Gronkowski and later scrambling for an yard gain on 3rd-and The next time New England got the ball, Brady was intercepted by safety Darian Stewart , who returned the ball eight yards to the Broncos yard line.
But a false start penalty and a sack by Alan Branch shut the drive down and Denver ended up punting. This would be the only score of the quarter as both teams punted on each of their next two drives.
Denver then drove 48 yards in 10 plays, including a yard burst by running back C. New England took the ball back and drove to the Broncos yard line.
But on 4th-and-1, defensive back Chris Harris tackled Julian Edelman for a 1-yard loss. Following a punt, New England got into the Broncos red zone again, this time driving all the way to the yard line.
This drive also ended with a turnover on downs, this time an incomplete pass on 4th-and Brady threw three consecutive incompletions, but on 4th-and, he launched a yard bomb to Gronkowski on the Broncos yard line.
A few plays later, the Patriots faced 4th-and-goal from the 4-yard line, but Brady proved up to the task again, throwing a 4-yard touchdown pass to Gronkowski that made the score 20—18 with 12 seconds left on the clock.
On the subsequent 2-point conversion attempt, Brady took a snap out of shotgun formation and threw a pass to Edelman, but the ball was deflected by Aqib Talib into the arms of defensive back Bradley Roby for an interception.
Manning, who threw only one touchdown pass at home during the season, finished the game 17 of 32 for yards and two touchdowns, while also rushing for 11 yards.
Anderson was the top rusher of the game with 72 yards on 16 carries, and also caught three passes for 18 yards. Brady finished his NFL record 31st postseason game 27 of 56 for yards and a touchdown, with two interceptions, while also leading the team in rushing with 13 yards.
Gronkowski caught eight passes for yards and a score. Linebacker Jamie Collins had eight tackles and two sacks.
With this win, Manning became the first quarterback to lead two different teams to the Super Bowl multiple times. Denver won despite being outgained in total yards to With the loss, the Patriots become the 11th consecutive team to surrender the Vince Lombardi Trophy to a new champion the Patriots remain the last repeat World Champion.
Carolina dominated the game from start to finish, outgaining Arizona in total yards to and forcing seven turnovers in the first NFC Championship played at Bank of America Stadium.
The Panthers accomplished this despite the loss of all-pro linebacker Thomas Davis and veteran safety Roman Harper , who both suffered game-ending injuries in the first half.
On the Panthers first drive, quarterback Cam Newton completed three passes for 32 yards and rushed for four yards on the way to a yard Graham Gano field goal.
Arizona had to punt on their next drive, and Ted Ginn Jr. Several plays later, he took a pitch on an end around play and raced 22 yards to the end zone, giving Carolina a 10—0 lead.
On 3rd-and-8, Newton fired a pass to Corey Brown near the yard line. Brown caught the ball, evaded a tackle attempt by Rashad Johnson , and took off for an yard touchdown reception, making the score 17—0 with 49 seconds left in the first quarter.
It was the longest play in Panthers postseason history. Meanwhile, the Cardinals offense continued to struggle, as quarterback Carson Palmer lost a fumble due to a hit by Kawann Short , which linebacker Luke Kuechly recovered on the Panthers yard line.
However, this time the Cardinals defense stepped up and forced a punt. Consecutive carries by Jonathan Stewart moved the ball 40 yards to the Arizona 1-yard line.
Then on third down, Newton dove over the pile for a 1-yard touchdown that increased the Panthers lead to 24—7 with 1: What followed was three turnovers over the span of the next four plays.
First, Charles Johnson forced a fumble from Palmer that was recovered by safety Tre Boston on the Arizona yard line. Then Newton returned the favor with a pass that was intercepted by Peterson, who returned it 72 yards.
He appeared to be heading for the end zone, but Ginn managed to chase him down and tackle him on the Panthers yard line. This turned out to be crucial, as on the next play, Palmer threw a pass that was intercepted in the end zone by safety Kurt Coleman with 49 seconds left until halftime.
Carolina took the second half kickoff and drove 80 yards in 11 plays. Newton completed five consecutive passes for 76 yards on the drive, including two to tight end Greg Olsen for 43 total yards and a yarder to fullback Mike Tolbert.
Gano finished the drive with a yard field goal that put the team up 27—7. After a punt, Newton completed a yard pass to Ginn and a yard strike to Devin Funchess.
Then he finished the possession with consecutive carries, the first for 11 yards, and the second a yard touchdown run that increased their lead to 34—7.
Arizona took the ball back and drove for a touchdown, as Palmer completed 7 of 8 passes for 80 yards, the last one a yard scoring pass to tight end Darren Fells.
Nelson ran the ball in for a 2-point conversion, cutting the score to 34—15 less than a minute into the fourth quarter. Following a punt, Arizona drove to the Panthers yard line, but their last hope of a comeback slipped away when Palmer threw a pass that was picked off by Coleman for his second interception of the day.
After that, Newton completed a yard pass to Olsen, rushed for 14 yards, and finished the drive with a 5-yard touchdown pass to Funchess. Then his 2-point conversion pass to Tolbert put the team up 42— While the scoring was over, the turnovers were not, as Palmer was intercepted for the fourth time in the game on the next drive, this time by Boston.
Newton completed 19 of 32 passes for yards and two touchdowns, with one interception, while also rushing for 47 yards and two scores. Brown caught four passes for yards and a touchdown, while Olsen had six receptions for yards.
Stewart was the leading rusher of the game with 83 yards. Ginn rushed for 22 yards, caught two passes for 52 yards, and added 38 more yards on two punt returns.
Coleman had four tackles and two interceptions, while Kuechly had eight tackles, an interception returned for a touchdown, and a fumble recovery.
Boston had a fumble recovery and an interception. Meanwhile, Palmer was badly mauled by the Panthers defense, completing just 23 of 40 passes for yards and a touchdown, while being intercepted four times and losing two fumbles.
Denver took the opening kickoff and started out strongly. Peyton Manning completed an yard pass to tight end Owen Daniels and a yard throw to receiver Andre Caldwell.
A pair of carries by C. First, linebacker Shaq Thompson tackled Ronnie Hillman for a 3-yard loss. Then after an incompletion, Thomas Davis tackled Anderson for a 1-yard gain on third down, forcing Denver to settle for a 3—0 lead on a Brandon McManus yard field goal.
The score marked the first time in the entire postseason that Carolina was facing a deficit. After each team punted, Panthers quarterback Cam Newton appeared to complete a yard pass to Jerricho Cotchery , but the call was ruled an incompletion and upheld after a replay challenge.
CBS analyst and retired referee Mike Carey stated he disagreed with the call and felt the review clearly showed the pass was complete.
After a punt from both teams, Carolina got on track with a 9-play, yard scoring drive. Newton completed all four of his pass attempts for 51 yards and rushed twice for 25 yards, while Jonathan Stewart finished the drive with a 1-yard touchdown run, cutting the score to 10—7 with However, the Panthers soon took the ball back when defensive end Kony Ealy tipped a Manning pass to himself and then intercepted it, returning the ball 19 yards to the Panthers yard line with 1: The Panthers could not gain any yards with their possession and had to punt.
After a Denver punt, Carolina drove to the Broncos yard line. But with 11 seconds left and no timeouts left, Newton was sacked by DeMarcus Ware causing time for the half to expire.
The Panthers seemed primed to score on their opening drive of the second half when Newton completed a yard pass to Ted Ginn Jr. But the Broncos defense halted the drive on the yard line, and it ended with no points when Graham Gano hit the uprights on a yard field goal attempt.
Carolina got off to another strong start after the kickoff, with Newton completing a yard pass to Corey Brown. But once again they came up empty, this time as a result of a Newton pass that bounced off the hands of Ginn and was intercepted by safety T.
Ward fumbled the ball deep in Denver territory during the return, but Trevathan was able to recover the ball enabling Denver to keep possession.
There would be no more scoring in the third quarter, but early in the fourth, the Broncos drove to the Panthers yard line. The next three drives of the game would end in punts.
On the next play, Miller stripped the ball away from Newton, and after several players dove for it, it took a long bounce backwards and was recovered by Ward, who returned it five yards to the Panthers 4-yard line.
Newton was the third player to attempt a recovery following Demarcus Ware and Mike Remmers of the ball and while various angles appeared to show that he had a decent probability of recovery if he had dived in his attempt, Newton instead hesitated and instead tried to drop on top of the ball, which failed.
This split second decision later earned him heavy criticism. Then Anderson scored on a 2-yard touchdown run and Manning completed a pass to Bennie Fowler for a 2-point conversion, giving Denver a 24—10 lead with 3: Carolina had two more drives and managed just one first down between them before the game ended.
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