clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

NFL playoff results: Colts, Saints get close comeback wins to move on in the postseason

The Saturday games were historically close.

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

There were no worthwhile Cardinals articles to share, but the first day of the NFL playoffs happened, and boy were they some games.

The Kansas City Chiefs came out like world-beaters, only to see their big lead evaporate as Andrew Luck led the Colts to a 45-44 win at home to move on to the next round of the playoffs. Chiefs fans will continue to languish in the agony of no playoff wins in their last eight trips.

In the second game, the New Orleans Saints won a postseason road game for the first time ever, defeating the Philadelphia Eagles 26-24 on a Shayne Graham field goal as time expired.

Here are the links and a couple of other NFL articles about the postseason that are worth taking a look at:

The Chiefs lose:

Colts beat Chiefs: KC loses 8th consecutive playoff game - Arrowhead Pride
The Kansas City Chiefs Wild Card game against the Indianapolis Colts ended like so many other Chiefs playoff games -- in heartbreak. The Chiefs lost 45-44 after having a 38-10 lead at one point.

The Colts win:

Wild Card Game Notes: Colts 45, Chiefs 44 - Stampede Blue
WOW! WOW! WOW! The Indianapolis Colts overcame a 28-point deficit to beat the Kansas City Chiefs, 45-44 in the wild card round of the playoffs.

Complete coverage:

Chiefs vs. Colts 2013, AFC playoffs: Andrew Luck completes amazing Indianapolis comeback -
After a disastrous start, the Colts and Andrew Luck erased a 28-point deficit to finish off the second biggest comeback in NFL postseason history.

The Eagles lose:

Eagles vs. Saints Final Score: Philadelphia Falls to New Orleans, 26-24 - Bleeding Green Nation
Season over.

NFL Playoffs 2014: Eagles vs. Saints in Philadelphia on Wild Card Weekend - Bleeding Green Nation
The Philadelphia Eagles have home field advantage as they are set to face the New Orleans Saints on Wild Card weekend. The game starts at 8:10 PM EST on Saturday, January 4 and will be televised on NBC. Full coverage of the Eagles-Saints game here.

The Saints win:

Saints vs. Eagles NFL Wild Card Playoffs Final Score: Saints Win 26-24: - Canal Street Chronicles
On Saturday night in Philadelphia, the New Orleans Saints were out to prove that not only could they win on the road, they could kill two birds with one stone by winning their first-ever road-playoff game. they did so, beating the Eagles 26-24

Complete coverage:

Saints vs. Eagles 2013, NFC playoffs: New Orleans gets 1st ever playoff road win -
The Saints are headed back to Seattle after going on the road to knock off the Eagles, picking up the franchise's first postseason win away from the Superdome.

Other NFL links:

2014 NFL playoff bracket and schedule: The picture heading into Sunday -
The 2014 playoff bracket is slightly more defined after the Saints' win on Saturday, but much is still contingent on Sunday's results. Here's the bracket thus far.

Reseeding Wild Card weekend by fanbases -
The NFL needs to rethink its playoff seeding structure.