Green Bay received help from two unlikely sources in their 21-16 win over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. Running back James Starks set a Packer rookie playoff record with 123 yards. Meanwhile, Philly’s normally reliable kicker David Akers missed a pair of field goals (34 & 41 yarders).
The big news out Kansas City today was not the Ravens defeating Kansas City 30-7. Instead, the bigger news is that we will now see Ravens/Steelers III next Saturday. These two teams last met in the postseason during the ’08 AFC title game, which Pittsburgh won 23-14.
After bailing out Taj Smith following an egregious running into the kicker penalty, Peyton Manning watched from the sideline as Nick Folk and the New York Jets knocked off the Colts in the AFC Wild Card round, 17-16 on Saturday night.