Deshaun Watson threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Hunter Renfrow with a second left to play, and Clemson rallied to upset Alabama, 35-31, to win the College Football Playoff Championship in Tampa on Monday night.
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The Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers each won their respective NFL wild-card games on Sunday. Here’s a recap of the day’s action:
The Seattle Seahawks and Houston Texans each won their respective NFL wild-card playoff games on Saturday. Here's a quick recap of the action:
Seattle 26, Detroit 6
Thomas Rawls ran for 161 yards and a touchdown, and the Seattle Seahawks beat the Detroit Lions, 26-6, in an NFC wild-card game on Saturday night. Always a force at home, Seattle won its 10th straight playoff game at CenturyLink Field and advanced to play the Falcons in Atlanta next Saturday.
Seahawks’ quarterback Russell Wilson finished 23 of 30 for 224 yards and two touchdowns. He was helped out tremendously by wide receivers Paul Richardson and Doug Baldwin, both of whom made several circus catches in the game. Baldwin had 11 catches for 104 yards and a score.
Detroit’s Matthew Stafford was held to 205 passing yards on Saturday. He was sacked three times.
Houston 27, Oakland 14
The Texans defense forced the Raiders into three turnovers, and Houston beat Oakland, 27-14, in an AFC wild-card game on Saturday. Brock Osweiler had a touchdown pass and ran for another score for the Texans, who never trailed in the game.
The nation’s two best college football teams face off for the national title on Monday night in a rematch of last year’s thrilling game, when Alabama edged Clemson, 45-40.
The first round of the NFL postseason starts this weekend with two games on both Saturday and Sunday. Here’s a preview of the wild-card round.
No. 7 Oklahoma rolled up 524 yards of offense against one of the SEC’s best defenses to secure a 35-19 Sugar Bowl victory over No. 14 Auburn.
The Granddaddy of Them All didn’t disappoint as USC beat Penn State in a wild 52-49 shootout that went right down to the wire.
No. 15 Western Michigan’s Cinderella year and dreams of an undefeated season came to an end with a 24-16 loss to No. 8 Wisconsin in the Cotton Bowl Classic.
The second week of bowl season has given us plenty of upsets and wild finishes.
The Packers and Chiefs clinched division titles, and the Lions backed into the playoffs. Here’s a full recap of the action from Week 17 of the 2016 NFL season.: