Kansas City Chiefs 31, Indianapolis Colts 13
OT Cam Erving: made his way back into the starting lineup after a knee injury had forced him to miss time. With a first round bye, Erving was able to get healthy and played every offensive snap of the game:
Chiefs' offensive snaps vs. Indianapolis Colts, Divisional Round pic.twitter.com/xZtlTxrr0W— Arrowhead Pride (@ArrowheadPride) January 13, 2019
DT Derrick Nnadi: recorded two tackles (one solo) and a TFL. Nnadi’s tackle in the backfield was a relentless effort against one of the best offensive lines in the league:
Derrick Nnadi just single-handedly blew up this #Colts run.— Mitch B. (@MitchBrownTV3) January 12, 2019
The @OceanLakesHS alum and #ChiefsKingdom rookie making an impact in his playoff debut. #The757 | #INDvsKC https://t.co/5OuIWxCmcW pic.twitter.com/hPkGt0yqvz
WR Kelvin Benjamin: was reported to be a healthy scratch ahead of the game.
LB Terrance Smith: (Injured Reserve)
Los Angeles Rams 30, Dallas Cowboys 22
S Lamarcus Joyner: recorded six tackles (four solo) in his team’s win. Joyner was beat on one occasion where he was caught in a mismatch with Dallas receiver Amari Cooper. Cooper ran a sharp route and beat Joyner for the 29-yard score:
.@Dak hits @AmariCooper9 for the 29-yard #DallasCowboys TOUCHDOWN!#FinishThisFight #NFLPlayoffs— NFL (@NFL) January 13, 2019
: #DALvsLAR on FOX pic.twitter.com/IiwVg5R0WM
Everyone gets beat from time to time and i’m sure playing in the conference championship game will be enough for Joyner
Los Angeles Chargers 28, New England Patriots 41
Derwin James: a monster game from the defensive rookie of the year candidate wasn’t enough as the Patriots carved up the zone defense Los Angeles was playing all afternoon. James totaled 10 tackles (five solo) and two TFL’s as his incredible rookie season came to an end.
James was humble in defeat and pointed to the early hole they found themselves in as the main culprit for the loss.
Philadelphia Eagles 14, New Orleans Saints 20
LB Nigel Bradham: tied for the team lead in tackles with 10 (five solo).
DT Timmy Jernigan: recorded two tackles (one solo), a QB hit, and 0.5 a sack as he teamed up with Chris Long to bring down Drew Brees:
Timmy Jernigan plows through a double team, Chris Long comes around the edge and it's a Grilled Brees Sandwich pic.twitter.com/qmA2fyioKV— The Bitter Birds (@AdrianFedkiw) January 13, 2019
DE Josh Sweat: (Injured Reserve)
DB Ronald Darby: (Injured Reserve)
CB P.J. Williams: it was an up and down night for Williams as he was beat for the first touchdown of the game when he, for whatever reason, stopped running in coverage of Philadelphia receiver Jordan Matthews:
The touchdown! Eagles lead 7-0 pic.twitter.com/KDi081vqd3— BleedingGreenNation (@BleedingGreen) January 13, 2019
Williams closed out the game much stronger than he started it, finishing with three tackles (two solo), a pass defended, and two QB hits.
CB Patrick Robinson: (Injured Reserve)
OT Rick Leonard (practice squad)