Patriots Open as 4.5-Point Favorites Over Chargers in Divisional Round

Patriots Open as 4.5-Point Favorites Over Chargers in Divisional Round

Gordon had a pair of 100-yard games and totaled 40 catches for 720 yards and three touchdowns - all covering 24 or more yards.

Ezekiel Elliott ran for 137 yards and a touchdown for Dallas as the Cowboys advanced to a second-round National Football Conference playoff game next weekend against either top seed New Orleans, or the second-seeded Los Angeles Rams. Given one final chance to complete the comeback, the 21-year-old Jackson looked every bit like the youngest quarterback to start an National Football League playoff game when he lost the ball on his third fumble of the game.

The loss ended a run of nine consecutive victories in playoff openers for the Seahawks (10-7).

— Dak Prescott, Cowboys, was 22 of 33 for 226 yards and a TD with an INT and also ran for 29 yards and a score in Dallas' 24-22 win over Seattle.

But the missing kicker left the Seahawks no good options on an onside kick with 1:18 remaining.


The NFL playoffs kick continue Sunday with the remaining Wild Card round games.

Prescott led a 67-yard drive to put the Cowboys in front.

Prescott had a chance to give the Cowboys a 10-point lead, but K.J. Wright made a juggling interception in the end zone. A 34-yard pass to Amari Cooper, who had seven catches for 106 yards, led to Elliott's 1-yard plunge after an apparent touchdown by the quarterback was overturned on replay. As the No. 2 seed this postseason, New England would host the AFC title game only if Indianapolis defeats Kansas City in the other divisional semifinal, and it carries an eight-game postseason home winning streak into this contest since its 28-13 loss to Baltimore in the 2013 AFC championship game. It's been very educational for me every time I've gone through it and I've appreciated every single one of them.

The Colts' season looked all but done after starting 1-5 but have since won 10 of their last 11 behind the excellent play of quarterback Andrew Luck, including a 21-7 victory over the Houston Texans on Saturday.

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