NFL Wild Card Week Recap
Monday night capped off the final game of Wild Card Weekend, which featured four games decided by one score and a couple of blowouts. The playoffs are now down to eight teams, with next weekend’s winner advancing to the conference championships.
Bengals Win On 98-yard Fumble Return To Top Ravens
After three quarters, the Cincinnati Bengals and Baltimore Ravens were tied 17-17. At the start of the fourth, the Ravens had possession and drove the ball down to the Cincinnati one-yard line with just over 12 minutes remaining in the game.
However, when Tyler Huntley tried to go over the top for the score on third-and-goal, the ball was stripped by LB Logan Wilson and picked up by Sam Hubbard, who returned it 98 yards for the go-ahead touchdown.
The Bengals’ defense held Baltimore on their final possession after they drove to Cincinnati’s 17- yard line but turned the ball over on downs to end the game. The win marked the first time in history that Cincinnati won playoff games in consecutive seasons. The Bengals will travel to face Buffalo next Sunday.
Cowboys Dominate Bucs To Advance
The Dallas Cowboys traveled to Tampa on Monday night and shut down the Buccaneers 31-14 in their NFC Wild Card matchup. It was the Cowboys’ first win over Tom Brady in his illustrious career while winning their first road playoff game in 30 years. Dallas had lost eight straight road playoff games since they won the NFC Championship at San Francisco in 1993.
Brady threw a career-high 66 passes and threw for 351 yards, but he had a big interception in the first half in the end zone, which could have given them the lead.
Prescott had his best game in the last several weeks, throwing for 305 yards, four touchdowns, and no interceptions. Dallas must travel to face the 49ers in the Divisional Round as four-point underdogs on Sunday and try to keep them from winning their 12th straight game.
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