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>> al: again overtime rules, each team the possibility to process the ball. and the team receiving the kickoff, arizona, scores a touchdown. anything less, the ball will at least be taken by green bay for a possession. if they're tied after one possession each, the next score wins. unlike the regular season, game cannot end in a tie. in the regular season, each team gets two time-outs. but because this is like the start of a new game and a half, you get three timeouts. so, crosby, to put the ball in the air. and nelson will take it and take a knee in the end zone. you talk about having cameras everywhere, when you have you seen this? we have a camera on the coin. and you heard him say it didn't flip. and it didn't flip. >> cris: i have seen pizzas flip more than that. >> al: oh, man.
he tried it 100 times and not have it flip once. >> al: you can't. >> cris: really perceptive by aaron rodgers to immediately call for -- >> al: all of the packers did. matthews. >> cris: laughing by the end of it. >> al: and now, arizona from the 20 yard line. blitz coming. palmer extending the play. crosses the field. larry fitzgerald. fitzgerald, is going to take it larry fitzgerald in the 30, the 20. larry fitzgerald, it's insane. to the 4 yard line. one of the greatest postseason performers ever. his only postseason was one for the ages. what happens here? 75 yards, first and goal. >> cris: as great as it was by fitzgerald, it may be better by carson palmer. watch in. escapes, finds fitzgerald across
thing up. and this was a huge tackle at the end. fitzgerald scores, it's over. great play by casey hayward to give them a chance. and what we've seen around the goal line from arizona, who knows? >> al: play clock all the way down. and arizona has to take a time-out. took everybody through all of the excitement and having to go 75 yards to get down there. back to see what fitzgerald did to get free. >> cris: he's going to come all the way across the field because all of the scrambling was happening. and carson palmer, not known for his mobility, not in the least. and burnett could scramble around. and then, somehow find larry fitzgerald, runs into bobby massie. i've seen anything.
>> cris: i've seen everything. >> al: at seven catches for larry fitzgerald. 171 yards. first and goal from the 5. david johnson is the running back. fitzgerald, set to the right. he's going to go to fitz again. incomplete. that time, sam shields covering. second down and goal. >> cris: they are also flying the safety over the top. ha ha clinton-dix is flying over the top to larry fitzgerald. somebody has to get that in there to carson palmer. you have got to be really careful now. they're not going to let fitzgerald beat them on the goal line. >> al: brown, on the left side. much tighter formation out of the shotgun. brown is the motion man. and flip to fitzgerald.
and simply up between. a very old-fashioned play. a very old-fashioned play caller, bruce arians, came up with, at the perfect time. and who better than larry fitzgerald, who simply took over this football game. carson palmer on the scramble. they lose larry fitzgerald. and here you go. i can't believe what i'm seeing out of this ball game. al, come on. you've been doing this a long time. you seen anything like it? >> al: this is -- as i said, this is one for the books here. in so many ways. there's so many plays. and it ends with number 11 going into the end zone. arizona moves on. green bay goes home. postgame next. we brought you here today to get your honest opinion about this new car. to keep things unbiased, we removed all the logos. feels like a bmw.
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and carolina. if it is carolina, then the cardinal gas to charlotte. if it is seattle, the seahawks will come here. the star of the game, this time, only one game ball. it will go to the great larry fitzgerald. he was targeted 12 times. he caught eight, for 176 yards. and the 75-yarder to set up the game-winning t.d. and he caught that one. 176 total yards. when it is his time to be enshrined at canton, the highlight reel will include several plays from this game. and maybe it will include his conversation with michele tafoya. here they are. >> larry, another remarkable postseason performance. in overtime, let's talk about the first 75-yard play. what happened? >> it was an over route. and got a little pressure. over in the flat. and i tried to get to the end zone. that's an unbelievable job of the plays for us.
today. and a great team effort. >> how did you guys overcome so many ups and downs and fight through some rough performances to pull this one off? >> we're a resilient team. a lot of guys that believe in each other. we work hard in practice every day. we believe. and coach instills that into us. keep on fighting next week. >> fighting next week. what's the mindset of this team, now that this one's in the books? >> glad to get this behind us. it was tough. that team was really good. you have to tip your hats to them. they did a great job today. but we found a way to win. that's what it's all about. >> congratulations, larry. >> i appreciate it. >> michele, thank you. larry, thank you. and we're almost finished from the desert. one more break, and then, al and cris, to somehow fry to wrap this one up. i'll be right back. be good. text mom. boys have been really good today.
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welcome back to the volkswagen passat postgame report. >> let's go back to the end of the game in regulation. unbelievably, as was the case in season, hail mary, jeff janis pulls it in. and that ties the game. and arizona wins the coin flip, which had to be flipped a second time. fitzgerald, the 75-reception. and the five-yard shovel pass. in the second half alone. he had one catch for six yard in
cris, larry fitzgerald's father is a sportswriter. he can't come up with a lead. where does he start tonight? >> you can't get enough of this stuff. we laugh sometimes. we're all so addicted to the national football league. but there is no reality television out there that can match the drama that we just saw. those men putting everything on the line. so many injuries. here we are with insanity. can you imagine if that had been reversed and green bay had gotten the ball there? >> six years ago, they met in the playoff game here. highest scoring postseason game in overtime, 51-45. what a rivalry this has become. >> we say thanks, very much, for the great show. >> we're done. to nantz and sims and buck and aikman, our buddies, good luck the rest of the way. arizona beats green bay.
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>> now from the night team it's party time in foxborough, as the patriots score a big-time win, from the fans and the stands and the action on the field, and player's postgame. there is more news tonight. >> a race to the rescue in worcester. a man riding his bike on a pond goes crashing through thin ice. >> and plus know alarming attack in methuen, with an elderly man. >> we are tracking an arctic front that could put a damper on your holiday weekend. >> but nothing is putting a damper on the pats' fans celebration. >> the night team has it covered. >> this is the night news on 7news.
chief concern, tom brady getting it back, and julian edelman is back. >> it's a good night tonight and live tonight at gillette stadium, victory is in the air, as patriot nation gets set. pats get it done with a win over the chiefs. >> they started and never looked back, continuing their dominance, trampling the chiefs. >> gronkowski on his a-game with a reason to celebrate. scores twice and then does his trade-mark gronk fight as well. >> and fresh back from injury, edelman is back in top form sealing the deal against the chiefs>>. from the action on the field and players and the game, with the
with our sports director live tonight at gillette. >> tom brady, belichick and the patriots are going to a fifth afc championship game tied with the raiders in the sevens. 10 overall for belichick and tom brady, brady with his 22nd post-season win and belichick with his 23rd both records. and brady getting edelman ban in the mix and wasted no time going to gronk. and hitting the tight end, pats lead it 7-0. jones got a start after his mysterious trip to the hospital.
another gronkowski touchdown, the patriots led in the fourth, and it's edelman making his 10th catch of the game. and this final nail in the chief's coffin with the pats winning 27-20. changes everything. and after the game, a little concern, a reporter from the boston herald saw edelman going reporting. >> edelman responding saying, players can't speak much but i feel good enough to prepare for next week. and we saw what edelman does for that offense and good part of the win. >> it's great to get out there.
where he left off. >> i play the plays. >> i know the offense, and tom knows me. and i stayed, the coaches kept me in mentally. >> i think he's worked his tail off, he's been one of the hardest workers i have played with. and one of the most determined young men on this team. >> edelman nine weeks removed from a joint fracture looked like himself. >> i have been through injuries and it's not easy to come back in mid-season and have a performance like that. you have to give him credit for the hard work. >> the rob gronkowski and the edelman combo lifted the
>> it's pretty cool, only four teams playing next weekend and we're one of them. >> hard earned. you face a lot of teams, yeah, see what happens next week. >> so it's on to, we will find out tomorrow. joe, the players will not give us insight whether they were hoping to play the steelers or the broncos. >> they are good at not biting at that, and steelers to come, that has to be the result. instead of going to denver. and back to studio. >> thank you, the patriots went into this game with big questions. >> gronk and edelman both step side up and we have more coverage from gillette. >> yeah, a lot of question marks
that will happen meaning so much to the team as he does and now with another nfl record. >> they checked on me mid-week and making sure i was ready for the game and ready to go, any time like this, you have to put in extra practice. >> missing two practices this week, gronkowski said never a doubt about game day. >> you want to give a special start and especially with julian and danny on the field. we were clicking. >> gronk set an nfl record for play-off scores by a tight end. >> he's a touch match-up for everyone, with size and speed. he's a tough match-up, made big plays. >> gronkowski and edelman igniting the offense, and jones delivering a huge mistake on the defense.
pressure on when they could and when they couldn't, they hustled to the ball. >> the d-line made plays and huge turnover to prevent them from scoring points. yeah, definitely huge play. >> the patriot's defense collectively playing at a very high level. smith attempting 50 passes in the game, did get loose for the most part and they held him in check and they need more for next week's game. >> trey, one down and two to go, super bowl or bust for your new england patriots, and the path will not be an easy one, two opponents in the way. who is next? comes down to the broncos or the steelers, and kimberly who fans want to face in this big playoff