The Seattle Seahawks, Baltimore Ravens, Green Bay Packers and Houston Texans have all advanced to the NFL’s Divisional Playoff next weekend.
On Saturday, the Texans defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 19-13, and the Packers defeated the Minnesota Vikings 24-10. On Sunday, the Ravens defeated the Indianapolis Colts 24-9 and the Seahawks beat the Redskins 24-14.
The Seattle/Washington game was the most intriguing matchup with two of the most exciting rookie NFL quarterbacks battling each other in Seattle’s Russell Wilson battling Washington’s Robert Griffin III.
The Redskins had a 14-0 first quarter lead, but during the opening 15 minutes, Griffin injured his knee, and only had 84 total yards passing throughout the game. The Seahawks dominated from the second quarter on, scoring 24 unanswered points, and 132 yards rushing from Marshawn Lynch.
All games were much more low scoring than what they were projected to be. The Texans secondary deserve significant credit as a unit for making Cincinnati quarterback Andy Dalton’s day complicated. Minnesota quarterback Joe Webb only completed 11 passes, and the Ravens’ defense looked like the defense from the past few seasons, rather than the one from 2012.