NFL Playoff Capsules
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Tony Romo threw two touchdown passes to Terrance Williams, the second for the lead late in the fourth quarter, and the Dallas Cowboys rallied for a 24-20 wild-card win over Detroit on Sunday in their first playoff game in five years.
The Cowboys (13-4) wiped out an early two-touchdown deficit to earn a trip to Green Bay, their first visit there in the postseason since a heartbreaking loss to the Packers in the Ice Bowl in 1967.
The Lions (11-6) went 99 yards for one of two first-quarter touchdowns, but Matthew Stafford couldn’t get them in the end zone again. He fell to 0-2 in the playoffs three years after losing a wild-card game to New Orleans.
The winning drive came after officials reversed a pass interference penalty against Dallas, resulting in a Detroit punt.
COLTS 26, BENGALS 10
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Andrew Luck threw for 376 yards and one touchdown, Daniel ”Boom” Herron ran for another score and Indianapolis dominated the second half to beat Cincinnati in the AFC wild-card round.
The Colts (12-5) head to Denver (12-4) next week Sunday; Luck is 0-2 in the postseason on the road.
For Cincinnati (10-6-1), the postseason misery continued: It became the first team in NFL history to lose four consecutive opening-round playoff games. Andy Dalton finished went 18 of 35 for 151 yards and lost a fumble as he fell to 0-4 in the playoffs.
Indy led 13-10 at halftime, but Luck changed the game by floating a perfect 36-yard TD pass to Donte Moncrief as Luck was falling down in the third quarter. That made it 20-10.
Adam Vinatieri sealed the win with the final two of his four field goals.
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