If you haven’t been watching the NFL wildcard games today, you have missed out on some of the best football of this season.
The Chiefs built a 28-point lead early in the third quarter before the Colts tallied five second half touchdowns including a 64-yard touchdown reception by T.Y. Hilton with 4:21 remaining to give Indianapolis a 45-44 lead. The Chiefs couldn’t answer without the services of Both Jamaal Charles and Knile Davies who were injured earlier in the game and the Colts took home the one-point win.
It’s no shock that were some great offensive performances in a games that totaled 89 points.
Alex Smith completed 30-of-46 passes for 378 yards and four touchdowns. His main target on the night was Dwayne Bowe who caught eight passes for 150 and a touchdown. The Chiefs also got a solid game from Davis before he got injured late in the game. He registered 18 carries for 67 yards and a touchdown to go along with seven receptions for 33 yards and another score.
The Colts got 443 yards and four touchdowns from the golden arm of Andrew Luck in a breathtaking come back. His main weapon on the night was Hilton who ended up with 13 receptions for 224 yards and two touchdowns. Donald Brown also scored twice for Indianapolis in the victory.
Although not as high scoring, the game between the Saints and the Eagles was almost as entertaining. In a back-and-forth affair, the Saints were able to come away with a 26-24 victory on a late field goal from Shayne Graham.
Drew Brees completed 20-of-30 passes for 250 yards and one touchdown but was also intercepted twice in the win. New Orleans had plenty of success on the ground led by Mark Ingram who had 18 carries for 97 yards and a score.
Nick Foles completed 69.7 percent of his passes for 195 yards and two Scores including a three-yard Touchdown pass to Zach Ertz with 4:54 remaining to give the Eagles their first since the second quarter.
Unfortunately for the Eagles, Brees And the Saints used the remainder of the clock and marched all the way down the field before Graham hit the 32-yard game winner as time expired.
As football fans, We couldn’t have asked for two better games to start the playoffs.