Kansas City 30, Houston 0 - The Chiefs dominated the host Texans as their defense forced five
turnovers from Texans quarterback Brian Hoyer, who threw four interceptions and also lost a fumble.
|Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid celebrates playoff win.|
Pittsburgh 18, Cincinnati 16 - Steelers kicker Chris Boswell made a 35-yard field goal after Bengals' players Vontaze Burfict (late hit on Pittsburgh wide receiver Antonio Brown) and Adam "Pacman" Jones (who had a meltdown after the call against Burfict) were each flagged for 15-yard penalties t set up the game winning kick.
The Steelers were coasting 15-0 heading into the final quarter before the Bengals scored 16 unanswered points to grab the lead with 1:50 remaining in regulation.
Cincy running back Jeremy Hill (who later fumbled the ball away to give Pittsburgh the ball back for the winning drive) scored on a one-yard run and QB A.J. McCarron threw a 25-yard scoring pass to WR A.J. Green following kicker Mike Nugent's 36-yard field goal.
NFC WILD CARD ROUND
Seattle 10, Minnesota 9 - After making three field goals earlier in the game, Minnesota Vikings kicker Blair Walsh missed a 27-yard field goal with just 22 seconds left in the game that allowed the visiting Seattle Seahawks to escape with the win.
The Vikings led 3-0 at halftime and carried the 9-0 advantage into the fourth quarter before Seahawks QB Russell Wilson connected with WR Doug Baldwin on a three-yard scoring play to cut the deficit to 9-7.
The Seattle defense forced a fumble by Vikes RB Adrian Peterson and that led to a 46-yard field goal by kicker Steven Hauschka to provide the difference in the defensive struggle played in below zero wind chill temperatures.
|Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers led Packers to victory.|
Green Bay 35, Washington 18 - Packers QB Aaron Rodgers and the offense woke up after falling behind 11-0 to win the road playoff game, completing a sweep for the road teams this weekend. It was the first time in NFL playoff history all four games in a weekend were won by the road teams.
The Packers scored 17 unanswered points to take a 17-11 lead into halftime as Rodgers had a pair of scoring passes to go with a 43-yard field goal by Mason Crosby.
Redskins QB Kirk Cousins (who also had a TD pass) scored on a three-yard run to give them an 18-17 lead early in the third quarter but then the Packers took over, scoring the game's final 18 points.
Green Bay running back James Starks scored on a four-yard run and Eddie Lacy added a two-yard scoring run and Crosby finished the scoring with a 29-yard field goal to clinch the game.
NEXT WEEKEND'S DIVISIONAL ROUND GAMES
Saturday, January 16
Kansas City at New England
Green Bay at Arizona
Sunday, January 17
Seattle at Carolina
Pittsburgh at Denver