Davante Adams  of the Green Bay Packers runs into the end-zone past Barry Church  of the Dallas Cowboys for a touchdown. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images

Aaron Rodgers rallied the Green Bay Packers to a thrilling 26-21 playoff victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, sending them to the NFC title game(...)

 Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo passes the ball against the Detroit Lions in the second half of the NFL wild card playoff game between the Lions and the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium (Photograph: EPA/LARRY W. SMITH)

Tony Romo engineered a stirring second-half comeback to lead the Dallas Cowboys to a nail-biting 24-20 NFC wildcard win over the Detroit Lions and a t(...)

Seattle Seahawks  running back Marshawn Lynch dives into the end zone for a touchdown against as  the New York Giants  during the fourth quarter of the game at CenturyLink Field  in Seattle, Washington. Photograph: Steve Dykes/Getty Images

NFL round-up: The San Francisco 49ers prevailed in an overtime thriller with New Orleans after Saints quarterback Drew Brees fumbled and the league-le(...)

 Minnesota Vikings running back Matt Asiata  dives past Washington Redskins outside linebacker Adam Hayward to score a touchdown on a one yard run in the second half in Minneapolis. Photograph:  Craig Lassig/EPA

NFL round-up: Tom Brady continued his success against Peyton Manning by throwing four touchdowns to lead New England to a 43-21 win over the Denver Br(...)

Carolina Panthers’ Greg Hardy closes in on  Drew Brees (No 9) of the New Orleans Saints during the clash at the America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina. Photo: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

The Carolina Panthers, New England Patriots and Cincinnati Bengals all clinched play-off spots as the National Football League playoff picture came in(...)

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is sacked for a safety by defensive end Calais Campbell  of the Arizona Cardinals during the third quarter of the NFL game at the University of Phoenix Stadium  in Glendale, Arizona.  Photograph: Christian Petersen/Getty Images

The Cincinnati Bengals ended New England’s unbeaten start to the season and Tom Brady’s run of 52 games with a touchdown pass as they beat the Patriot(...)