NFL News: Player News and Updates for 1/11/15
NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Playoffs Schedule and More
January 11, 2015
We’ve got two divisional games down in the NFL playoffs, and there are two left to go today. Things will get started with Dallas and Green Bay at 1:05 PM ET, but before then let’s check out some of the notable players and storylines out there right now.
Saturday Football Wrap-Up: Let’s check out what happened in both of yesterday’s games.
We’ve got our first entrant in the AFC Championship game, and it’s the New England Patriots. Tom Brady and company were able to come back multiple times from multiple scores down throughout the game yesterday against the visiting Ravens, resulting in a 35-31 win that was a great game overall.
Baltimore held a tight 31-28 edge with just over 10 minutes left, but Brady was able to engineer a 74-yard drive to tally the decisive score on a TD to Brandon LaFell from 23 yards out.
Joe Flacco and the Ravens had a chance to win it on their final drive, but the game essentially ended on an interception in the end zone. It was something of a mis-read by Flacco there.
New England will get the winner of today’s Broncos-Colts matchup, and that game will be in Foxborough since the Pats are the top seed in the AFC.
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Then we had the NFC matchup in the nightcap. That one featured the Seahawks hosting the Panthers. Things started off slow initially, showcasing the defensive battle most people thought this would be.
Then Russell Wilson went to work, eventually tossing for 268 yards and three touchdowns in a 31-17 victory that sends the Seahawks to the NFC Championship Game for the second consecutive year. Kam Chancellor also had a big game defensively, logging a pick-6 among his athletic plays of the night.
Seattle will host the winner of today’s Green Bay-Dallas game next Sunday for the right to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl.
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.
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:
3:05 PM ET:
TBA at Seattle Seahawks (FOX)
6:40 PM ET
TBA at New England Patriots (CBS)
Sunday, January 25:
Pro Bowl, 8:00 PM ET
Sunday, February 1:
6:30 PM ET
TBA vs. TBA (NBC)
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