Indianapolis Colts (10-6) vs. New York Jets (11-5)
Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 8:15 PM EDT
Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN (TV: NBC)
The NFL will have a different champion in 2010, as the 7-9 Seattle Seahawks - capitalizing on a rather horrendous performance by the New Orleans Saints - provided the weekend's biggest upset, bar none, by defeating the Saints 41-36 at Qwest Field. Former Buffalo Bills running back Marshawn Lynch made his presence felt, to say the very least: he ran 19 times for 131 yards, and broke off a 67-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter to provide the Seahawks with the game's decisive points. This isn't hyperbole: it was one of the greatest runs in NFL playoff history.
Indianapolis and New York provide the nightcap, with Peyton Manning looking to out-duel Rex Ryan. Who's everyone pulling for here (as if I have to ask)?