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January 7, 2013

Crunch Time


Gloucester Daily Times

---- — Ravens move on

The Baltimore Ravens sent Ray Lewis out a winner in his last game at M&T Bank Stadium Sunday with a 24-9 win over the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC Wild Card Round.

The Ravens now move on to the AFC Divisional Round where they will visit the top seeded Denver Broncos on Saturday (4:30 p.m.).

The teams traded first half field goals until Vonta Leach put Baltimore up for good with a two yard touchdown run to make it 10-3 Ravens. Adam Vinatieri drilled a 52 yard fg before the half to make it 10-6.

But it was all Ravens in the second half as touchdown receptions from Dennis Pitta and Anquan Boldin (team playoff record 145 yards receiving) put the game out of reach.

Seattle pulls away

The Seattle Seahawks looked to be in deep trouble early in their Wild Card Round game at Washington Sunday falling behind 14-0 in the first quarter. The Seahawks, however, dominated the rest of the day with Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III hobbled and later injured en route to a 24-14 win.

Seattle moves on to this weekend’s NFC Divisional Round and it will travel to Atlanta to take on the 13-3 and top seeded Falcons on Sunday (1:00 p.m.).

After falling behind 14-0, the Seahawks got a pair of field goals and a touchdown to move to within one at 14-13. A Marshawn Lynch fourth uarter touchdown and Zach Miller two point conversion made it 21-14 and essentially sealed the Seahawks win. The Seahawks finished the contest with 24 straight points.

Divisional Playoff Schedule

Saturday

4:30 p.m.- Baltimore Ravens (11-6)

at

Denver Broncos (13-3)

8:00 p.m.- Green Bay Packers (12-5) at

San Francisco 49ers (11-4-1)

Sunday

1:00 p.m.- Seattle Seahawks (12-5) at

Atlanta Falcons (13-3)

4:30 p.m.- Houston Texans (13-4)

at

New England Patriots (12-4)

-Compiled by Nick Curcuru