Game Recap - Football Wiretap

Patrick Mahomes Rallies Chiefs To Second Straight Super Bowl Title

Feb 12, 2024 12:58 AM

Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce and Andy Reid have made the Kansas City Chiefs a dynasty.

They’re already thinking three-peat.

First, they had to become the first back-to-back Super Bowl champions in 19 years.

Mahomes made sure of it, leading another super comeback on the NFL’s biggest stage in America’s showcase capital.

Mahomes threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Mecole Hardman in overtime, and the Chiefs rallied to beat the San Francisco 49ers 25-22 on Sunday, becoming the NFL's ninth repeat Super Bowl champs.


Tags: Kansas City Chiefs, San Francisco 49ers, Game Recap, Team Achievement

NFC Wins Second Straight Pro Bowl Games, 64-59

Feb 5, 2024 12:31 AM

Baker Mayfield completed 9 of 13 passes for 102 yards and two touchdowns in the flag-football affair before 55,709 at Orlando's Camping World Stadium. The NFC won with a cumulative 64-59 score, stopping the AFC's fourth-down play at the 3-yard line with 4 seconds remaining.

Tags: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, All-Star, Game Recap

Chiefs Win AFC Title, Advance To 4th Super Bowl In Five Years

Jan 28, 2024 10:00 PM

The Kansas City Chiefs, who for most of this regular season looked more vulnerable than at any time since Patrick Mahomes became their starting quarterback in 2018, are going back to the Super Bowl.

The Chiefs scored a touchdown on each of their first two possessions and then held on to beat the Baltimore Ravens 17-10, sending Kansas City to the Super Bowl for the fourth time in the past five years.

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49ers Rally To Reach Super Bowl LVIII

Jan 28, 2024 9:57 PM

As the seconds ticked away in the San Francisco 49ers' Super Bowl LIV loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, tight end George Kittle was filmed on the sideline vowing to return to the NFL's biggest stage. It took four years and a historic Sunday comeback -- but the Niners finally made good on Kittle's promise.

With their stunning 34-31 come-from-behind win against the Detroit Lions in Sunday's NFC Championship Game, the 49ers are not only returning to the Super Bowl but will get a chance to avenge that loss to the Chiefs on Feb. 11 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.

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Chiefs Beat Bills, Reach AFC Championship For 6th Straight Season

Jan 21, 2024 10:32 PM

The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Buffalo Bills 27-24 to reach the AFC Championship for the sixth straight season. Kansas City will play at the Baltimore Ravens with the chance to reach the Super Bowl for the fourth time in the Patrick Mahomes' era.

Isiah Pacheco scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 4-yard run 40 seconds into the fourth quarter in a game during which the teams traded leads five times. Travis Kelce scored a pair of touchdowns in a return to form game in what has been a subpar season by his standards. 

The Bills had their third consecutive postseason end in the divisional round, following losses to Cincinnati last year and the Chiefs in 2021. And the Chiefs ended Buffalo’s season for the third time in four years, including a 38-24 decision at Kansas City in the AFC championship game in the 2020 season.


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Lions Beat Buccaneers 31-23 To Reach NFC Championship Game

Jan 21, 2024 10:29 PM

The Detroit Lions defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31-23 to reach the NFC Championship Game for the first time since 1991. The Lions will play at the San Francisco 49ers where they opened as 7-point underdogs. 

"So, this team is going to be built on, we're going to kick you in the teeth, right? And when you punch us back, we're going to smile at you," Dan Campbell told reporters. "And when you knock us down, we're going to get up and, on the way up, we're going to bite a kneecap off. All right?"

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Tags: Detroit Lions, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Game Recap

49ers Avoid Upset, Head Back To NFC Championship Game

Jan 21, 2024 1:50 AM

Christian McCaffrey scored his second touchdown on a 6-yard run with 1:07 to play, and the San Francisco 49ers mounted their first second-half comeback of the season to defeat the Green Bay Packers 24-21 in a divisional round playoff game on Saturday night.

After spending the regular season as front-runners, the Niners (13-5) needed to come from behind for a change, and Brock Purdy and McCaffrey did just enough on the last drive to send San Francisco to its third straight NFC Championship Game. The Niners will host the winner of Sunday's game between Tampa Bay and Detroit next weekend for a spot in the Super Bowl.

Tags: San Francisco 49ers, Green Bay Packers, Detroit Lions, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Game Recap, Team Achievement

Ravens Beat Texans, Advance To AFC Championship Game

Jan 20, 2024 8:06 PM

Lamar Jackson threw two touchdown passes and ran for two scores, and the Baltimore Ravens pulled away in the second half for a 34-10 win over the Houston Texans on Saturday to advance to the AFC championship game.

On one of his most productive rushing days of the season, Jackson helped the Ravens (14-4) take control in the third quarter after the teams entered the half tied at 10.

Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Houston Texans, Game Recap, Team Achievement

Ravens Rout Dolphins To Lock Up AFC's Top Seed

Dec 31, 2023 6:18 PM

In a game and performance reminiscent of 2019, Lamar Jackson looked like the unquestioned NFL MVP as the Ravens clinched the AFC North title and the No. 1 seed in the AFC.

With Jackson recording a perfect passer rating (158.3) and throwing five touchdown passes, the Ravens routed the Miami Dolphins 56-19 on Sunday to secure a first-round bye and home-field advantage through the AFC playoffs.

Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Miami Dolphins, Game Recap, Team Achievement

49ers Beat Commanders, Get Help To Clinch NFC's No. 1 Seed

Dec 31, 2023 6:11 PM

As the 49ers filed into their locker room following Sunday's win over the Commanders, they were greeted by team CEO Jed York with a handshake and a score update.

The Cardinals had just taken the lead against the Eagles with 32 seconds remaining, leaving the Niners a few plays away from wrapping up the NFC's No. 1 seed, along with the first-round bye and home-field advantage.

Niners players and coaches rushed to a tiny corner and huddled around a small television showing the final seconds. When Jalen Hurts' last-gasp throw was intercepted, the room burst into loud cheers and a wild celebration.

With the Niners' 27-10 win, the Cardinals' victory against Philadelphia and the Dallas Cowboys' controversial win against the Detroit Lions on Saturday night, the NFC's road to the Super Bowl runs through Levi's Stadium.

Tags: San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Football Team, Arizona Cardinals, Game Recap, Team Achievement

Lions Win First Division Championship Since 1993

Amari Cooper Sets Browns' Receiving Record

Raiders Score Franchise Record 63 Points On Chargers

Chiefs Criticize Offside Penalty Call

Bengals' Zac Taylor Defends Joe Mixon After Loss

Eagles Tie Record With Fourth Straight Comeback Win

Michigan Beats Ohio State For Third Straight Win In Rivalry

Brock Purdy Posts Perfect Passing Rating In 49ers Win

C.J. Stroud Makes Rookie History In Texans Win Over Bucs

Raiders Win In Antonio Pierce's Debut

Kirk Cousins Tears Right Achilles In Vikings' Win

Lions' Dan Campbell: 'Probably Needed' Blowout Loss To Refocus

Patriots' Bill Belichick Gets 300th Regular-Season Win

49ers' Deebo Samuel, Christian McCaffrey Injured In Loss To Browns

Jets Make OC Nathaniel Hackett A Winner In Revenge Game

Cowboys At A Loss After 42-10 Rout By 49ers

Bears Feel 'Relief' After Ending 346-Day Losing Streak

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Christian McCaffrey Makes MVP Case With Four TDs

Bears Seek Ways 'To Keep Moving Forward' After Loss

Patrick Mahomes Fastest To Reach 25,000 Passing Yards