Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers reamined red hot in Wild Card weeekend, as the star quarterback threw for 362 yards and four touchdowns in a 38-13 rout of the New York Giants. Three of the four touchdown passes went to Randall Cobb, including one Hail Mary heading into halftime. It is the seventh straight win for the Packers dating back to the regular season, as they will visit the Dallas Cowboys in the Divisional Round next week. The Packers' offense did get off to a slow start, as the Giants held a 6-0 lead through one quarter. Green Bay battled back to lead 14-13 by the break, and was able to pull away in the second half. The frustration boiled over into the locker room for New York, as wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. reportedly punched a hole in the wall of the team's locker room after the loss. The Packers did lose wide receiver Jordy Nelson to a rib injury, and there is no word on his status for next week's game.
Bell, Brown Lift Steelers Past Dolphins
Le'Veon Bell and Antonio Brown went off, and wasted little time, in the Pittsburgh Steelers' 30-12 rout of the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. Bell set the Steelers' all-time postseason rushing record with 167 yards and two touchdowns in the win. While Brown caught just five passes for 124 yards and two scores of his own. After the Steelers' quick start, Miami was never able to get closer than 11 points in the game. The hard-hitting defense of the black and gold sacked Dolphins QB Matt Moore five times, and forced turnovers in three straight Miami possessions. Pittsburgh will visit the Kansas City Chiefs next week in the Divisional Round, while the Texans battle the Patriots. The Steelers did defeat Kansas City, 43-14, in Week 4 this season, behind Ben Roethlisberger's five touchdown passes. Big Ben was in a walking boot after Sunday's game, but states that he will be active in next week's contest.
Harden's Triple-Double Helps Rockets Extend Streak
James Harden posted his 10th triple-double of the season in dominant fashion on Sunday, helping his Houston Rockets win their eighth straight, 129-122, over the Raptors. Harden had 40 points, 10 rebounds, and 11 assists, as his team hold off Toronto, despite trailing 99-95 after three quarters. The bearded star was not afraid to mention his sloppy play in a postgame interview, as he had 10 of Houston's 15 turnovers, keeping the Rockets from pulling away. He is reportedly the first player with a 40-point triple-double and 10 or more turnovers in a game since turnovers became an official stat in 1977-78. He shot 13-of-26, finishing with 30 points and 10 assists for an NBA-leading 13th time this year. Montrezl Harrell had 28 points in 26 minutes off the bench, while Eric Gordon added 19, as Houston won consecutive games in Toronto for the first time in franchise history.