Sunday followed the pattern of games that Saturday did. The early game went down to the wire and the late game was a blowout. The Atlanta Falcons gave up a 20-point fourth quarter lead to fall behind 28-27 with under a minute to play, but they rallied with one last drive and a got a game winning field goal from Matt Bryant to win it 30-28. The New England Patriots set the tone early, jumping ahead 17-3 and finally winning 41-28.
Here are the recaps from the national perspective, and then from the winning and losing perspectives:
Seahawks vs. Falcons, 2013 NFL Playoffs final score: Atlanta survives late push, win 30-28 - SBNation.com
The Atlanta Falcons left the door open, but there wasn't enough time for the Seattle Seahawks to take advantage as they fell by a score of 30-28.
Seahawks vs. Falcons, NFL playoffs 2013: Atlanta survives thriller - SBNation.com
The Atlanta Falcons kicked a last-second field goal to beat the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday and advance to the NFC Championship game.
Texans vs. Patriots, 2013 NFL Playoffs results: New England cruises to 41-28 win - SBNation.com
The Patriots did what they always seem to do, scoring 41 points on the way to a win over the Houston Texans.
From the winning side:
Falcons-Seahawks Final Score: Atlanta Wins Wild Game, 30-28 - The Falcoholic
Fact: After the Falcons win the Super Bowl, commentators will host a panel about how much they suck
Texans vs. Patriots Final Score: New England Cruises to 41-28 Victory - Pats Pulpit
The New England Patriots are moving onto the AFC Championship, following a dominating 41-28 victory over the Houston Texans.
From the losing side:
Seahawks' season ends with heartbreaking loss to Falcons - Field Gulls
The Seahawks came back from a 20-point 4th quarter deficit to take the lead with 0:34 seconds remaining, but the Falcons countered with two quick pass plays after a nice kickoff return, and kicked the game-winning FG.
Texans-Patriots Score: New England Eliminates Houston, 41-28 - Battle Red Blog
The season is over. Bring on the NFL Draft!
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