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Philip Rivers Rips Into Patriots Dynasty Ahead Of AFC Divisional Matchup

10 January, 2019, 03:03 | Author: Rachael Silva
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Tom Brady and the New England Patriots have a battle on their hands against Phillip Rivers and the Los Angeles Chargers.

About 10 years ago, these two teams ruled the AFC along with the Indianapolis Colts. If the unit plays well (as they have for most of this season) and does a consistent job of opening up running lanes for Michel, James White, and Rex Burkhead, then the Patriots can wear out the L.A. defense with long, slow, methodical scoring drives.

The Cowboys grabbed a 10-6 lead at halftime but were outscored 8-0 in the third quarter to set up the late-game heroics of Elliott and Prescott.

— Dak Prescott, Cowboys, was 22 of 33 for 226 yards and a TD with an INT and also ran for 29 yards and a score in Dallas' 24-22 win over Seattle.


Check out who Madden 19 thinks will emerge from Saturday's NFL Wild Card games with a "W". Dallas will play either New Orleans or the Los Angeles Rams in the divisional round next weekend. Seattle's 24-22 loss at Dallas ended a run of nine straight victories in playoff openers.

Wilson connected with J.D. McKissic on a seven-yard touchdown pass with 78 seconds remaining and a two-point run put Seattle within the final margin, but Dallas recovered a poor onside kick attempt and ran out the clock. They did it behind Mahomes, who broke out with one of the best seasons in National Football League history for a first-year starter with 5,097 yards and 50 touchdowns.

COLTS 21, TEXANS 7HOUSTON - Andrew Luck threw for 222 yards and two touchdowns and Indianapolis raced out to a big lead and cruised over Houston in the wild-card game. Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs (12-4) earned the No. 1 seed in the AFC for the first time since 1997.

The Patriots, though, had one of the league's better run games this season with first-round pick and rookie running back Sony Michel, who had 931 yards and would have cleared 1,000 easily had he not missed three games with a sprained knee. Saturday was their first playoff appearance since the AFC championship game loss at New England in the "Deflategate" game in the 2014 season.

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