Incredible Indy Make Playoffs

Andrew Luck led the Indianapolis Colts into the playoffs with a win over their division rivals, the Tennessee Titans on Sunday night.

Luck started the game with a thrilling 11-yard touchdown pass that saw him escape from two Titans linemen and finding Dontrelle Inman in the back of the endzone.

However, the Titans kept it close for the majority of the game, until midway through the fourth quarter, when Blaine Gabbert threw an interception to Kenny Moore, giving the Colts the opportunity to run the clock down and seal the victory with an easy field goal.

Frank Reich’s men will now travel to Houston to face the Texans in the wild-card round of the playoffs this weekend.

 

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The Pittsburgh Steelers failed to reach the post-season for the first time since 2013.

They beat the Cincinnati Bengals without really playing their best football, but needed the Cleveland Browns to beat the Baltimore Ravens to get to the playoffs.

That didn’t happen, however, as the Ravens survived a late Browns charge to claim their first AFC North title since their Super bowl winning season in 2012.

Lamar Jackson played his usual game of making plays with his feet rather than his arm, as he carried the ball into the end zone twice, and nearly made it in a third time.

The Ravens will now host the LA Chargers in the first round of the playoffs.

The Philadelphia Eagles snuck into the final wild-card spot in the NFC after they beat a lacklustre Washington Redskins team by a score of 24-0.

Nick Foles was again excellent under centre for the Eagles, completing 85% of his passes and throwing for two touchdowns.

Philadelphia fans were worried for a while as their Super bowl hero had to exit the game in the fourth quarter due to a rib injury, but it has since been declared that ‘Saint Nick’ will be available for their first playoff game in Chicago this weekend.

Helping the Eagles into the playoffs were the Chicago Bears, who beat the Minnesota Vikings 24-10, giving the reigning Super bowl champions the chance to leapfrog Mike Zimmer’s team into the number six seed.

The Vikings’ offence struggled against a dominant Bears defence, and Kirk Cousins once again failed to play well in a big game, as he only threw for 132 yards and one touchdown; a two-yard toss to Stefon Diggs.

 

Sub-edited by Callum Ferguson

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