Upon Further Review - Wild Card Weekend - Jan 7 2019

By: Nabeela Damji

Monday, January 7, 2019

COLTS @ TEXANS

Andrew Luck completed the first step in his comeback, as the Colts eliminated the Texans 21-7 in the first game of the wild card weekend.

Luck threw for 222 yards and two TDs, 191 of them coming in the first half to help the Colts to the 21-0 halftime lead. Marlon Mack had 148 yards and a TD in the win.

The Texans, who had a bit of a comeback season of their own, after starting the season 0-3 saw their QB sacked three times in his playoff debut.  He finished the game with 235 yards, a TD and an interception.  The only score for the Texans was a 6-yard TD pass by Keke Coutee with 11 minutes left in the game, but it wasn’t enough.

Up Next: Colts @ Chiefs

SEAHAWKS @ COWBOYS

Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 137 yards as the Cowboys edged pas the Seahawks and onto the divisional round with a 24-22 win on Saturday.  

This was the first win for Elliott and QB Dak Prescott after losing their divisional game two years ago.  Prescott threw for 226 yards in the win. The Dallas defense was solid, handing Russell Wilson his first loss in four wild card games, and ended a run of nine straight victories in playoff openers for the Seahawks. An ijured Sebastian Janikowski’s injury proved costly, when punter Michael Dickson’s drop kick was caught by Cole Beasley at the Dallas 31, and sealed their fate.

Up Next: Cowboys @ Rams

CHARGERS @ RAVENS

Oh, what an end to a solid half season for Lamar Jackson.

The Chargers overpowered the Ravens and punched their ticket to the divisional round with a 23-17 win on Sunday.

Philip Rivers went 22 of 32 for 160 yards while Michael Badgley set a franchise record by kicking five field goals in the win.  LA built up a commanding 23-3 lead in the fourth, before Jackson threw two touchdowns to make things interesting. He finished 14 of 29 for 194 yards and an interception, and was sacked seven times.

Up Next: Chargers @ Patriots

EAGLES @ BEARS

What in the hell was this…

Saint Nick connected with Golden Tate with less than a minute left to give the Eagles an edge over the Bears.  Then all hell broke loose.

Former Eagles kicker Cody Parkey hit the left upright and then the crossbar with 10 second remaining to make sure the Eagles left Chicago with a 16-15 win.

Foles went 25 of 40 for 266 yards in the win.

No team has repeated as Super Bowl champions since the Pats in 2004, and the last sixth seed to win the title was Green Bay in 2010.

Up Next: Eagles @ Saints