The NFL divisional playoff round wrapped up action on Sunday Jan. 13, 2013, as the Patriots were the last team to book their place in their respected conference championship playoff game by defeating the Houston Texans.
Earlier in the weekend the Atlanta Falcons narrowly escaped against the visiting Seattle Seahawks. The Falcons had gotten off to an early 0-20 lead only to find themselves having to rely on a last minute drive and field goal to escape with a 28-30 victory at home.
The San Francisco 49ers' took the Green Bay Packers to the cleaners as second year quarterback Colin Kaepernick stole the show breaking the NFL quarterback rushing record of 173 yards, previously held by Michael Vick, with an unheard of 181 rushing yards and over 400 total yards of offense.
However, one of the true gems of the weekend was the opening day game between the Denver Broncos and the Baltimore Ravens at Mile High in Denver, Colorado. Veterans Peyton Manning and Ray Lewis led their teams to impressive displays that would end with the Ravens upsetting the Broncos at home in double overtime thanks to an unfortunate Manning interception.
All in all it was another magical weekend in NFL playoff history and the stage is now set for another great weekend of action in the coming championship round as the Patriots host the Ravens and the Falcons host the 49ers'.
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