Sunday Divisional playoff capsules

Who are the leaders for each team and which players are on a roll entering Sunday’s playoff games?

NFC


Dallas Cowboys (13-4) at Green Bay Packers (12-4)

LEADER: Packers lead series 13-12.
STREAKS: Packers won past 3.
COACHES VS. OPP.: Garrett: 0-2; McCarthy: 3-2.
COACHES PLAYOFF RECORD: Garrett: 1-0; McCarthy: 6-5.
VS. COMMON OPP.: Dal.: 5-1 (Chi. 1-0; Det. 1-0; NO 1-0; Phi. 1-1; Sea. 1-0); GB: 4-3 (Chi. 2-0; Det. 1-1; NO 0-1; Phi. 1-0; Sea. 0-1).
PLAYOFF RECORD: Cowboys: 34-25; Packers 30-19.
LAST WEEK: Cowboys: W 24-20 vs. Lions; Packers: Bye.
LAST GAME: 12/15/13: Packers 37 at Cowboys 36. Green Bay RB Eddie Lacy rushes for game-winning TD with 1:31 remaining. Packers QB Matt Flynn throws for 299 yards & 4 TDs.
LAST GAME AT SITE: 11/7/10: Packers 45, Cowboys 7. Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers passes for 289 yards & 3 TDs. Packers WR James Jones catches 8 passes for 123 yards & TD.
LAST PLAYOFF: 1/14/96: Packers 27 at Cowboys 38. Dallas RB Emmitt Smith rushes for 150 yards & 3 TDs. Cowboys QB Troy Aikman adds 255 passing yards & 2 TDs.
BROADCAST: : FOX (12:05 PM CT): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews and Chris Myers (Field reporters). Westwood One: Kevin Harlan, Dan Fouts, Hub Arkush (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 93 (Dal.), 85 (GB). XM: 88 (WW1), 225 (Dal.), 85 (GB).


STATS LEADERS
PASSING Romo: 304-435-3705-34 (2C)-9-113.2 (1L) Rodgers: 341-520-4381-38 (1C)-5-112.2 (2L)
RUSHINGMurray: 392-1845 (1L)-4.7-13 (T1L) Lacy: 246-1139-4.6-9 (T3L)
RECEIVING Bryant: 88-1320-15.0-16 (1L) Nelson: 98-1519 (2C)-15.5-13 (T2L)
OFFENSE382.6 386.1 (3C)
TAKE/GIVE +6+14 (1L)
DEFENSE355.1 346.4
SACKSMincey: 6 Matthews: 11
INTsCarter: 5 (T3L) Hayward, Williams: 3
PRHarris: 9.2 Hyde: 15.8
KRHarris: 24.7 Harris: 20.7
PUNTINGJones: 45.4 Masthay: 44.1
KICKINGBailey: 131 (56/56 PAT; 25/29 FG) Crosby: 134 (T2C) (53/55 PAT; 27/33 FG)
COWBOYS: Won 34th playoff game last week, most in NFL history. Are 34-25 (.576) in postseason. Have played 59 postseason games, most in league history. This is Dallas’ 31st time in postseason, tied for most in NFL history...Jason Garrett is 5th Cowboys head coach to win 12+ games in regular season. Are 8-0 on road, 6th NFL team in 16-game schedule (since 1978) with 8-0 road mark…Cowboys had 6 players selected to Pro Bowl: WR Dez Bryant (2nd), C Travis Frederick (1st), rookie G Zack Martin (1st), RB DE MARCO MURRAY (2nd), QB Tony Romo (4th) & T Tyron Smith (2nd). Team’s 6 offensive selections are most in NFL…QB Romo led NFL with franchise-record 113.2 rating. Has 2 of 3 100+ rating seasons in team history. Had 114 rating last week in WC. In past 5 (incl. playoffs), is 5-0, completing 102 of 142 (71.8 pct.) for 1,280 yards with 14 TDs vs. 1 INT for 129.4 rating…RB Murray led NFL with team-record 1,845 rush yards & 12 100-yard games. Murray passed HOFer EMMITT SMITH for most rush yards & most 100-yard rush games in season by Cowboy. Incl. playoffs, leads NFL with 14 rush TDs. Rushed for 134 yards & TD in last meeting. Cowboys were 2nd in NFL in rush offense (147.1)…WR Bryant led NFL with franchise-record 16 rec. TDs. Since 2012, leads NFL with 41 rec. TDs. Is only player in NFL with 12+ rec. TDs in each of past 3 seasons. Had 88 catches for 1,320 yards & 16 TDs, his 3rd consecutive season with 85+ catches, 1,200+ yards & 12+ TDs. TE Jason Witten had 703 rec. yards & is 2nd TE in NFL history (Tony Gonzalez) with 700+ rec. yards in 11 consecutive seasons. WR Terrance Williams was 2nd on team with career-high 8 rec. TDs. Had 2 TDs last week in WC, 1st Cowboy with 2+ rec. TDs in playoff game since HOFer Michael Irvin (1/14/96). Williams had 76-yard TD in WC, longest rec. TD by Cowboy in playoffs since ALVIN HARPER (1/8/95, 94 yards). WR Cole Beasley & TE Gavin Escobar each had 4 rec. TDs…Cowboys had 4 players with 70+ tackles: S BARRY CHURCH (93), LB ROLANDO MC CLAIN (81), rookie LB Anthony Hitchens (73) & S J.J. Wilcox (70). CBs Sterling Moore (13) & ORLANDO SCANDRICK (9) had most PD on club. LB Bruce Carter had career-high 5 INTs & led NFL LBs. DE Jeremy Mincey led team with 6 sacks. Also had sack in WC & has 6 sacks in past 8, incl. playoffs. Rookie DE DEMARCUS LAWRENCE had sack, FF & 2 FR last week…K Dan Bailey has made 89.8 pct. of FGs in career in regular season (114 of 127), highest mark in NFL history (min. 100 FGs). Scored 131 points, his 4th consecutive 100-point season.

PACKERS: Have won 13 NFL championships, most all-time. Team’s .612 postseason winning pct. (30-19) is best in NFL history (min. 25 games). Club has 30 playoff wins, tied for 3rd most. Are 16-5 (.762) at home in postseason. Team’s 30th playoff appearance, 3rd most in NFL history. Won division for 22nd time in team history & 4th in row…MIKE MC CARTHY has led team to playoffs in 7 of his 9 seasons as head coach…Are 8-0 at home, outscoring opp. 318-163. Packers had 5 players selected to Pro Bowl: FB John Kuhn (2nd), LB Clay Matthews (5th), WR Jordy Nelson (1st), QB AARON RODGERS (4th) & G Josh Sitton (2nd)…QB Rodgers had 112.2 rating, only QB in NFL history with 6 consecutive seasons with 100+ rating. Had NFL-record 133.2 rating at home & his 25 TDs are most by QB with 0 INTs at home in season. Had 100+ rating in all 8 home games. At home, has 477 consecutive att. & 38 pass TDs in row without INT (incl. playoffs). Has 103.1 postseason passer rating, 2nd best in NFL history. His 1.57 INT pct. (5 INTs, 318 att.) is 4th lowest in NFL playoff history…RB EDDIE LACY rushed for 1,139 yards & scored 13 TDs (9 rush, 4 rec.), 1st Packer with 1,000+ rush yards & 10+ scrimmage TDs in each of 1st 2 NFL seasons. Has 2,317 rush yards, most by Packer in 1st 2 NFL seasons. Rushed for 141 yards & TD in last game vs. Dal. FB Kuhn is 1 of 2 active players with 4+ rush (4) & 3+ rec. (3) TDs in postseason…WR Nelson is 1 of 8 players in NFL history with 95+ catches (98), 1,500+ rec. yards (franchise-record 1,519) & 13+ rec. TDs (13) in season. Nelson & WR Randall Cobb (91 catches, 1,287 yards, 12 TDs) are 1st NFL teammates with 1,200+ rec. yards & 12+ rec. TDs in same season. Are also 1st duo in team history with 90+ catches each & 1st Packers teammates with 10+ rec. TDs each. Lacy (13), Nelson (13) & Cobb (12) are 1st GB trio with 10+ TDs each in season. TE Andrew Quarless had 6 catches for 66 yards & TD in last meeting …Team had +14 turnover differential, best in NFL…LB Matthews led team with 11 sacks & his 4 career 10+ sack seasons are tied for most in team history. Has 6.5 sacks in past 4. In postseason career, has 7.5 sacks, 3 FFs & 3 FRs in 8 games. In 3 games vs. Dal., has 2.5 sacks, 2 FR & 62-yard INT-TD. LB Julius Peppers is only player in NFL history with 100+ sacks (125.5) & 10+ INTs (11). CB Sam Shields has 4 INTs, incl. 52-yard TD, in past 6 playoff games. CB Tramon Williams has 4 INTs, incl. 70-yard TD, in past 8 in postseason. Shields & Williams each had INT in last game vs. Dal. DT Mike Daniels has 12 sacks in past 2 seasons, 3rd most by NFC DT. Packers had 3 players with 90+ tackles: S Morgan Burnett (122), rookie S HA HA CLINTON-DIX (91) & LB A.J. HAWK (90)…PR Micah Hyde has 3 PR-TDs (93, 75 & 55 yards) in 1st 2 seasons, tied for most in team history. Had 2 PR-TDs in 2014, tied for 2nd most in season by Packer.

AFC


Indianapolis Colts (12-5) at Denver Broncos (12-4)

LEADER: Broncos lead series 12-9.
STREAKS: Colts won 5 of last 6.
COACHES VS. OPP.: Pagano: 1-1; Fox: 2-2.
COACHES PLAYOFF RECORD: Pagano: 2-2; Fox: 8-6.
VS. COMMON OPP.: Ind.: 1-1 (Cin. 1-0; NE 0-1); Den.: 0-2 (Cin. 0-1; NE 0-1).
PLAYOFF RECORD: Colts: 21-22; Broncos: 20-18.
LAST WEEK: Colts: W 26-10 vs. Bengals; Broncos: Bye.
LAST GAME: 9/7/14: Colts 24 at Broncos 31. Denver QB Peyton Manning passes for 269 yards & 3 TDs to TE Julius Thomas. Broncos RB Montee Ball rushes for 67 yards & TD.
LAST PLAYOFF: 1/9/05: Broncos 24 at Colts 49. Indianapolis WR Reggie Wayne has 10 catches for 221 yards & 2 TDs. Colts QB Peyton Manning throws for 458 yards & 4 TDs.
BROADCAST: : FOX (12:05 PM CT): CBS (2:40 PM MT): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms, Tracy Wolfson (Field reporter). Westwood One: Tom McCarthy, Rod Woodson, Mark Malone (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 93 (Ind.), 85 (Den.). XM: 88 (WW1), 225 (Ind.), 85 (Den.).


STATS LEADERS
PASSING Luck: 380-616-4761 (3L)-40 (1L)-16-96.5 Manning: 395-597-4727 (3C)-39 (2L)-15-101.5 (2C)
RUSHINGRichardson: 159-519-3.3-3 Anderson: 179-849-4.7-8 (T3C)
RECEIVING Hilton: 82-1345-16.4-7 D. Thomas: 111 (2L)-1619 (2L)-14.6-11
OFFENSE406.6 (3L) 402.9 (3C)
TAKE/GIVE -5+5
DEFENSE342.7 305.2 (1C)
SACKSNewsome (R): 6.5 V. Miller: 14
INTsAdams: 5 (T3L) Talib, Moore: 4
PRWhalen: 7.2 Welker: 6.7
KRCribbs: 32.0 Bolden: 33.0
PUNTINGMcAfee: 46.7 Colquitt: 44.2
KICKINGVinatieri: 140 (3L) (50/50 PAT; 30/31 FG) Barth: 60 (15/15 PAT; 15/16 FG)
COLTS: Club has reached postseason for 3rd straight season under head coach Chuck Pagano & 12 of past 13 seasons overall…Clinched AFC South title for 9th time since 2003…QB ANDREW LUCK passed for 376 yards with 1 TD vs. 0 INTs for playoff career-high 104.0 rating vs. Bengals in WC round. Aims for 4th playoff in row with 300+ yards. Led NFL with 40 TDs & became 8th player with 40+ TDs in season. Since entering NFL in 2012, has 12,957 yards, most of any NFL player in 1st 3 seasons, & 86 TD passes, 2nd-most in player’s 1st 3 years (HOFer DAN MARINO, 98). 1 of 2 Super Bowl era starting QBs to win at least 10 games in each of 1st 3 NFL seasons (Russell Wilson)…In 1st career playoff game, RB DANIEL HERRON led team with 141 scrimmage yards (56 rush, 85 receiving) with rush TD last week…WR T.Y. Hilton led team with 103 receiving yards on 6 catches (17.2 avg.) last week. Has 496 rec. yards in 4 career postseason games, 2nd-most of any NFL player in 1st 4 career playoff games (Larry Fitzgerald, 546). In past 13 (incl. playoffs), has 72 rec. for 1,262 yards with 7 TDs, incl. 7 100-yard games. Led team with career-high 1,345 receiving yards, joining MARVIN HARRISON & REGGIE WAYNE as only players in club history with 1,300+ yard receiving season. WR Reggie Wayne ranks 2nd all-time with 93 career postseason catches (HOFer Jerry Rice, 151). Has 1,254 career receiving yards in playoffs & needs 62 yards to surpass CLIFF BRANCH (1,289) & HOFer MICHAEL IRVIN (1,315) for 2nd all-time. TEs Dwayne Allen (8) & Coby Fleener (8) are 1st TEs in club history with 8+ TD catches each in same season…LB D’QWELL JACKSON led AFC with 140 tackles. Rookie LB Jonathan Newsome led AFC rookies with 6.5 sacks in 2014. S Mike Adams led team with career-high 5 INTs this season. CB Vontae Davis tied career-high with 4 INTs (2009, 2011)…K ADAM VINATIERI is NFL’s all-time playoff leader in career points (227) & made FGs (55), incl. 14 points & 4 FGs last week vs. Cin…Club had 5 players selected to 2015 Pro Bowl (QB Luck, WR Hilton, CB Davis, K Vinatieri, P PAT MC AFEE).

BRONCOS: Have 15-4 (.789) postseason record at home, tied for 2nd-best all-time (minimum 10 games). Club is 9-5 (.643) all-time in Divisional Playoffs…Won AFC West for 14th time & 1st time in 4 consecutive seasons. 1 of 2 NFL teams with 8-0 home record in 2014 (Green Bay)…QB PEYTON MANNING (6,589) is all-time playoff leader in passing yards & ranks 2nd in completions (572) & attempts (889), trailing only Tom Brady (590 of 950). Manning (37) ranks 4th all-time in postseason TD passes. This season, Manning (530) surpassed BRETT FAVRE (508) for most career regular-season TD passes in NFL history. Selected No. 1 overall in 1998, Manning spent 14 seasons (1998-2011) with Colts. Won 4 AP NFL MVP awards with Ind. & ranks 1st in career pass yards (54,828) & TD passes (399) in club annals…RB C.J. Anderson led team with 849 rush yards & 8 TDs & joined Terrell Davis (1998) as only player in club history with 3+ rush TDs in multiple games in same season…WR Demaryius Thomas set single-season franchise record for receiving yards (1,619), surpassing Rod Smith (1,602 in 2000). 1st Bronco to have 3 1,400-yard seasons. In 6 career playoff games, averages 106.7 yards per game (640 total) with 5 TDs. Aims for 5th in row in postseason with TD catch. WR Wes Welker (87) is tied for 4th all-time in career postseason catches & needs 2 to surpass HOFer MICHAEL IRVIN (87) & HINES WARD (88) for 3rd place. In 2014, TE JULIUS THOMAS led team with 12 TDs & joined HOFer Shannon Sharpe (1996, 1998) as only TEs in club history with multiple 10-TD seasons...LB Brandon Marshall led team with career-high 110 tackles this season…Broncos were 1 of 3 NFL teams with 2 players with 10+ sacks each in 2014 (LBs Von Miller & DE MARCUS WARE). Since entering NFL in 2011, Miller is 2nd in AFC with 49 sacks. Ware has 4 sacks in 4 career postseason games & aims for 4th playoff in row with sack…Club had NFL-best 9 players selected to 2015 Pro Bowl (QB Manning, WR D. Thomas, TE J. Thomas, LB Miller, DE Ware, T Ryan Clady, CB Chris Harris, CB Aqib Talib & S T.J. Ward).


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