The Dallas Cowboys cruised into the divisional round of the NFL play-off games after a hard fought 24-22 win over the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday. In the same day, the Colts proved too powerful to beat as they defeated the Houston Texans 21-7.
Dallas relied on their defense lines for the win, holding off the Seahawks three quarters of the game. Their offense was also impeccable and almost won 24-14 before Seattle closed the gap with only 2:08 minutes left. With less than 1:20 left, the Seahawks got a chance to convert for two points. Kicker Sebastian Janikowski was injured, leaving Michael Dickson to attempt but fail to complete the conversion.
By contrast, the Colts game was one-sided throughout the game. Quarterback Andrew Luck led Indianapolis with 222 yards and two touchdowns. He was playing at home anyways-in a field he’s played in since his childhood days. Luck went for 191 yards in the first half to help the Colts lead 21-0 by halftime.
While he denied having any advantage for playing in his hometown, he admitted the atmosphere at the NRG stadium was energetic.
“It’s still and away stadium” Luck said. “It was very loud, very energetic, but fun to win, certainly.”
With the win, Luck’s Colts win face Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday. The Cowboys will wait until Sunday’s results to know which team they will face on Sunday.