The Shoes That Won Last Night: Saints, Colts Advance

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January 4

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Between the last few nights of college bowl action and today’s NFL playoff match-ups, there has been no shortage of entertainment for pigskin fans lately. Yesterday, the postseason picture continued to take shape as the New Orleans Saints and Indianapolis Colts advanced to the divisional rounds.

From Indianapolis, the Colts and Chiefs put on a thriller that came down to a touchdown in the last five minutes of play. Andrew Luck connected with T.Y. Hilton for one of the QB’s four TDs, sealing the Colts lead at 45-44. Now, depending on the result of today’s San Diego/Cincinnati game, the Colts will face either the Broncos or Patriots next weekend.

From Philly, the Saints got the best of the Eagles with a 26-24 win after a last-second, 32-yard field goal from Shayne Graham. For New Orleans, it’s their first ever road playoff win, and they’ll prepare to meet the Seahawks in the divisional round.

In NBA action, Kevin Durant exploded with a season-high 48 points and a game-winning shot to push the Thunder past Minnesota. Thaddeus Young, Kemba Walker, and Tim Duncan also had big nights as their respective teams picked up wins.

All this plus men’s college hoops coverage featuring the No. 1 Arizona Wildcats after the jump.

Riley Jones is a freelance writer from Charlottesville, VA and a contributor to Sneaker Report. With an unshakable affinity for basketball and all things ’90s, he can be found on Twitter @rchrstphr.

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