Sarah Thomas named to playoff officiating crew, will work Chargers-Patriots matchup

Sarah Thomas named to playoff officiating crew, will work Chargers-Patriots matchup

Sarah Thomas named to playoff officiating crew, will work Chargers-Patriots matchup

In the AFC, the Andrew Luck-led Indianapolis Colts travel to Houston where they will take on a Texans team that has been red-hot after a 0-3 start to the season. They had to survive after Tarik Cohen, an All-Pro punt returner, took back the kickoff following Philly's go-ahead score 35 yards.

Against the Ravens, Bill Belichick and Tom Brady are 2-2 in the playoffs since 2009, when Baltimore won the Wild Card game 33-14 in Foxborough.

- Michael Badgley, Chargers, kicked franchise playoff-record five field goals - connecting from 21, 53, 40, 34 and 47 yards - to help lead Los Angeles past Baltimore 23-17.

Dallas needed two touchdowns in the fourth quarter and the best rushing day against the Seahawks by any club this season to subdue Seattle. Just before the end of the second quarter, Dallas managed the first Touchdown of the game - followed by a successful additional attempt to the 10:8.


John Hussey will head up the Colts-Chiefs game, John Parry will lead for the Dallas Cowboys-Los Angeles Rams game and Carl Cheffers will lead the crew officiating the Philadelphia Eagles-New Orleans Saints game. Seattle's 24-22 loss at Dallas ended a run of nine straight victories in playoff openers. The Elias Sports Bureau says it was the longest streak in National Football League history.

Luck went 19-for-32 for 222 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in an uneven but productive-enough afternoon at NRG Stadium, powering the Colts to a 21-7 win over the Texans that vaults them from the No. 6 seed to a chance to play in the AFC Championship Game.

Louis Riddick joins SportsCenter with Scott Van Pelt to give the keys to victory for the Kansas City Chiefs and the New England Patriots in the AFC divisional round.

Deshaun Watson, who was sacked an NFL-leading 62 times in the regular season, was sacked three times and hit eight more times in a disappointing playoff debut. The Browns were bound to fall under their win total for the 10 time in 11 seasons after starting 2-6-1. Before their move to Los Angles, the Patriots defeated the San Diego Chargers 24-21 in the 2006 divisional round before beating them again 21-12 in the AFC championship in 2007.

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