Brandon Marshall of the New York Jets carries three Indianapolis Colts defenders into the end zone for a 15-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter at Lucas Oil Stadium. Photograph: Joe Robbins/Getty Images

The Indianapolis Colts’ once-potent offense fell short of early-season expectations again after Andrew Luck and his team mates succumbed to their sec(...)

Team Irvin quarterback Matt Ryan of the Atlanta Falcons walks offsides the field after the 2015 Pro Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium. Photograph: Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Matt Ryan threw the winning score on a fourth down to give Team Irvin a dramatic 32-28 victory over Team Carter in the NFL Pro Bowl on Sunday.In the s(...)

 New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady celebrates after the AFC Championship game at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photograph: EPA/CJ GUNTHER)

Bill Belichick and Tom Brady are headed to a special place where no coach or player has gone more — the Super Bowl.They earned their trip with the sec(...)

Aaron Rodgers will face a ferocious Seattle defence that led the NFL in fewest points allowed per game. Photograph:  Chris Graythen/Getty Images

Four months after the Seattle Seahawks routed the Green Bay Packers in the NFL’s season opener, the NFC powerhouses will go at it again, this time wit(...)

 Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos walks off the field after losing 24-13 to the Indianapolis Colts in a the AFC Divisional Playoff game   in Denver, Colorado. Photo: Ezra Shaw/Getty

Peyton Manning slumped off the field towards an uncertain future following Denver’s divisional playoff loss to the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, with (...)

Denver Broncos  quarterback Peyton Manning threw for three touchdowns against the Indianapolis Colts at Sports Authority Field  on the opening day of the NFL season.  Photograph: Justin Edmonds/Getty Images

Peyton Manning gained revenge against his former team and put his recent Super Bowl nightmare behind him by leading the Denver Broncos to a season-ope(...)

Shayne Graham (3) of the New Orleans Saints kicks a 32-yard game winning field goal to defeat the Philadelphia Eagles in their NFC Wild Card Play-off game at Lincoln Financial Field on January 4th, 2014 in Philadelphia. The New Orleans Saints defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 26-24. Photograph:  Al Bello/Getty Images

The New Orleans Saints snapped a road jinx with their play-off win last week in Philadelphia but face the NFL’s ultimate travel test in their division(...)

Indianapolis quarterback Andrew Luck stretches out to score a  touchdown in the fourth quarter of their NFl wild-card play-off game against Kansas City Chiefs  at Lucas Oil Stadium  in Indianapolis. Photograph: Rob Carr/Getty Images

The San Diego Chargers took full advantage of a second half meltdown by the Cincinnati Bengals to claim a 27-10 AFC wild card win on Sunday and move o(...)

 Golden Tate  of the Seattle Seahawks makes a catch for a touchdown against Robert Alford  of the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome  in Atlanta. Photograph: Scott Cunningham/Getty Images

NFL review: The Jacksonville Jaguars pulled off the week 10 shocker upsetting the Tennessee Titans 29-27 to collect their first win of the season on S(...)

Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak. Photograph:   Richard Clement/Reuters

Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak did not suffer a heart attack in his team’s NFL loss to the Indianapolis Colts, defensive co-ordinator Wade Phi(...)