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NFL News: Player News and Updates for 1/5/15

NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Playoffs Schedule and More

January 5, 2015

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What a great Wild Card Weekend it was in the NFL. We saw some great plays out there on the field, and also some pretty unexpected results in the four games over the past couple of days. While we’re waiting on the divisional round, let’s check out some of the notable happenings around the league.

Sunday Football Wrap-Up: We had two more Wild Card games yesterday, and the top seed emerged victorious in both.
Indianapolis took care of the Bengals relatively easily 26-10, driven by an injured and ineffective Cincinnati offense that couldn’t get anything going the entire afternoon. The Colts will now head to Denver to take on the Broncos.
In the NFC, the Cowboys stormed back for a big win over the Lions 24-20, and we’ll be hearing quite a bit this week about a pass interference call on Dallas late in the game that was rescinded after the flag was thrown. Regardless, the Cowboys move on to Green Bay where they’ll visit the Packers and Aaron Rodgers.

NFL News: Player News and Updates for 1/5/15

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Speaking of the Cowboys, it seems QB Tony Romo finally has that playoff monkey off his back. He played well in the win, tossing 19-of-31 for 293 yards and two touchdowns. One of those scores was a 76-yard pass to Terrance Williams in the second quarter.
Romo would help guide his team back from 20-7 down to take the win for Dallas’ first playoff win since 2009. This weekend at Lambeau will serve as a good test for him.

On the other side of the playoff spectrum we have Andy Dalton and the Bengals. Dalton posted just 18-of-35 passes for 155 yards and no scores in his team’s loss. Honestly, it was a pretty predictable outcome. Dalton was missing both A.J. Green and Jermaine Gresham, who are two of his top receivers. He’s now 0-4 in postseason play.

The Panthers’ Philly Brown underwent an MRI this weekend on his injured shoulder. He is currently day-to-day, according to the coaching staff. It sounds like everything came out clean, but we’re still calling him questionable for the game in Seattle on Saturday.

NFL Playoffs Schedule: Here’s a look at the complete schedule for the next round of the NFL playoffs, along with the start times and TV networks you can catch the games on.

Divisional Playoffs:

Saturday, January 10:

4:35 PM ET:
Baltimore Ravens at New England Patriots (NBC)

8:15 PM ET:
Carolina Panthers at Seattle Seahawks (FOX)

Sunday, January 11:

1:05 PM ET:
Dallas Cowboys at Green Bay Packers (FOX)

4:40 PM ET:
Indianapolis Colts at Denver Broncos (CBS)

Sunday January 18:

NFC Championship:
3:05 PM ET:
TBA at TBA (FOX)

AFC Championship
6:40 PM ET
TBA at TBA (CBS)

Sunday, January 25:

Pro Bowl, 8:00 PM ET

Sunday, February 1:

Super Bowl:

6:30 PM ET
TBA vs. TBA (NBC)

For the latest article updates, follow Andrew on Twitter @SCPAndrew.

 

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