On the other hand, in his seven AFC playoffs wins, only one was by fewer than seven points: the 38-34 AFC Championship classic against the Patriots in 2006.
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Albert Pujols Authentic Jersey Here is a look at Manning’s six first-game playoff losses in the AFC since the 2005 season (the Super Bowl is excluded because it has a distinct character separate from conference playoffs).
This was the Jerome Bettis fumble game, where Bettis fumbled at the 1-yard line, Nick Harper picked it up and looked like he was going to score before a desperation tackle by Ben Roethlisberger saved the day for the Steelers. In the game’s final seconds, Mike Vanderjagt shanked a field goal that would have tied the game and sent it to overtime. Only Blair Walsh’s miss this year was as badly kicked.
The Packers are coming into this game looking to not only keep their Super Bowl hopes alive, but also looking to prove they’re better than their earlier showing against Arizona. Packers guard T.J. Lang said the Packers have to keep the underdog mentality that helped them prevail against Washington last week.
“We’ve got to have the same attitude that we came into (last) week with, that nobody outside this locker room believes in us,” Lang told Jarrett Bell of USA Today Sports. “We seem to be everybody’s underdog right now.”
And the Cardinals are also looking for redemption after their Week 17 loss at the hands of the Seahawks. Head coach Bruce Arians called the loss a “valuable lesson” as the team looked toward the postseason. The Cardinals spent the bye week preparing for each of their potential opponents in the Divisional round, including the Packers.