THE NFL STORY: WILD CARD WEEKEND
So maybe god is be a Tebow fan, after all.
Cincinnati (9-8) 10
HOUSTON (11-6) 31
THE STATS: Houston RB Arian Foster 24-153-2 TD.
THE STORY: The game mirrored Cincinnati's season: Get off to an early 7-0 lead (started 6-2), then struggle the rest of the way in scoring just 3 more points (3-5 record to end the season at 9-7).
Atlanta (10-7) 2
NY GIANTS (10-7) 24
THE STATS: NY Giants WR Hakeem Nicks 6-115-2 TD.
THE STORY: New York's reward for an impressive win: Green Bay.
Detroit (10-7) 28
NEW ORLEANS (14-3) 45
THE STATS: New Orleans offense 34 first downs, playoff record 626 total yards.
THE STORY: Saints still haven't lost since before Halloween.
Pittsburgh (12-5) 23
DENVER (9-8) 29
THE STATS: Denver QB Tim Tebow 10-21-316-0-2 TD, 125.6 rating;
10-50-1 TD rushing.
THE STORY: Most memorable picture of the weekend wasn't Tebow Tebowing after the win, but the media rushing to get pictures of Tebow Tebowing after the win.
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