Team Grades

Team Grades: Defense, Special Teams Help Elevate Patriots To Win Over CowboysThe offense struggled at times, but every other part of New England's game was solid.
Team Grades: Patriots Survive Bills Rally After Second-Half LetdownWhat looked like a blowout eventually turned into a nail-biter.
Team Grades: Brady, Gronkowski Lead Patriots To Opening Week Win Over SteelersQuarterback Tom Brady and tight end Rob Gronkowski combined for three touchdowns.
Team Grades: Lions Season Ends In DallasThe Detroit Lions had a lead in their playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys, but couldn't hold on for the win.
Team Grades: Steelers Fall To Ravens, 30-17The Pittsburgh Steelers watched their 2014 hopes slip away as the Baltimore Ravens took advantage of mistakes and won the wild card playoff game, 30-17.
Saints Can't Stop Marshawn Lynch Yet Again In Sloppy Loss To SeahawksThe New Orleans Saints played a much better game on defense as they faced off with the Seattle Seahawks this time, but there were plenty of other problems. It was a hard-fought effort and a really good season, but the road woes have got to stop.
Andrew Luck's Errors Hurt Again As Pats Run All Over ColtsThe Indianapolis Colts were hoping to not end up having to come from behind in another huge deficit this week. Well, they didn't have to until they got to the fourth quarter and the New England Patriots opened it up.
Bengals Season Ends With First Home Loss Courtesy Of Underdog ChargersThe Cincinnati Bengals haven't won a playoff game in 23 years and now one more year can be added onto that streak. The San Diego Chargers were able to continue their rejuvenated season by dominating the Bengals and eliminating Cincinnati from the playoffs.
Saints Survive With Last-Second Field Goal In PhiladelphiaThe New Orleans Saints had never won a road playoff game and were often marred by their road woes and the "cold curse." Temperatures in Philadelphia were down in the twenties and Drew Brees was faltering, but the Saints left it in the hands, or on the foot, of their newest player in Shayne Graham.
Colts Advance Over Chiefs With Second Largest Comeback In Playoff HistoryIf grades would have been handed out after the first half of the game, the Indianapolis Colts would have received straight F's across the entire board. With the second largest comeback in NFL playoff history ousting the Kansas City Chiefs, it's quite amazing what a difference just 30 minutes can make.