Except for those wintery winds, it felt a lot like October all over again.
On a slippery, snow-filled field against a run-stuffing defense, LeSean McCoy had the game of his life.
All season, Matt Prater has been an afterthought on a team that's rewriting the record books on the strength of Peyton Manning's passing arm.
Mike Shanahan helped put an end to Andy Reid's tenure with the Philadelphia Eagles a year ago, when the Washington Redskins beat their NFC East rivals twice in the second half of the season.
In a career filled with fourth-quarter comebacks, Tom Brady never saw anything like this.
Cameron Wake isn't sure he can keep living like this.
Finally, the Packers got the all-around effort they needed to make up for the loss of Aaron Rodgers.
Maybe this practice stuff is overrated.
On their way to the Super Bowl last season, the Baltimore Ravens knocked off the top-seeded Denver Broncos by erasing a fourth-quarter deficit with a near-miraculous touchdown pass.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Buffalo Bills spent much of the afternoon showing why they're likely to miss the playoffs again.
It's one Manning down, and the other one to go for the San Diego Chargers.
Rex Ryan stuck with Geno Smith, even when it appeared the New York Jets might have needed a change at quarterback.
Offensive coordinator Greg Roman saved the special "G" play for Frank Gore to pull out at just the right time.
Brutally bad weather or bitter cold meant good vibes for lots of NFL players.
Drew Brees often makes the extraordinary look routine, particularly during night games in the Superdome.
Carolina's franchise-record eight-game winning streak came crashing down under the New Orleans Saints' home dominance.
Drew Brees saw his face on giant Superdome video boards, then nodded and smiled as a jubilant crowd applauded the star quarterback's latest milestone and the meaningful way in which he hit it.
Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers still have Eli Manning's number.
Unbothered by the freezing weather, Matt Prater set an NFL record with a 64-yard field goal and Peyton Manning threw four more touchdown passes Sunday, lifting the Denver Broncos to a 51-28 victory over the Tennessee Titans.
It was cold enough for Mike Munchak. Just not windy or wet like he had hoped.
Peyton Manning and Matt Prater were more about big numbers than the little one Sunday.
The NFL set a single-day record for touchdowns when the New Orleans Saints scored three times in the first half of Sunday night's game against the Carolina Panthers.
Marc Trestman broke out the heaters in practice for the Bears this week. Jason Garrett sent the Cowboys outside on a bitterly cold day in Dallas.
CINCINNATI | The Colts thought they had BenJarvus Green-Ellis down near the goal line.
MERRILLVILLE | Angelo Madrigal sat in a classroom Sunday with some Merrillville players who instantly recognized the fierce Valparaiso High School linebacker.
LeSean McCoy ran for a franchise-best 217 yards, including touchdowns of 57 and 40 yards, and the Philadelphia Eagles overcame two TD returns by Jeremy Ross to beat the Detroit Lions 34-20 in a blizzard Sunday.
As college football prepares for the final Bowl Championship Series, featuring a Florida State-Auburn championship game, it's easy to see why the coming four-team playoff won't solve all the postseason problems.
At first, it appeared the unrelenting snow would be the main topic of conversation. Then came an incredible flurry of touchdowns _ five over the final 125 seconds _ that truly made this a one-of-a-kind, unforgettable football game.
This was what football used to be like in Minnesota before the Vikings began playing under a dome.
It was the kind of a game deserving of the burgeoning rivalry, a chippy affair very much in doubt until Frank Gore ripped off a run that saved some self-respect if not the season for the San Francisco 49ers.
The New York Giants got themselves in big trouble with an 0-6 start, and then began to climb out of the hole by winning five of six.
Every time the Seattle Seahawks seemed to steal some momentum, they found a way to hurt their cause.
Frank Gore saw a huge hole with the clock ticking down and his team trailing, and went for it with everything he had.
Carson Palmer didn't throw a pass in practice all last week, then completed practically every one he tried Sunday.
Joe Haden had never experienced a game like this one. This loss was particularly painful, even for the hard-luck Cleveland Browns.
Rob Gronkowski's season appears to be over after he hurt his knee when hit after a reception.
A disputed call went the Bengals' way _ not that they absolutely needed it.
Denver kicker Matt Prater kicked an NFL-record 64-yard field goal as the first half expired in the Broncos' game against Tennessee on Sunday.
It was a play symbolic of a lost season, filled with hope and despair and all the things in between.
Nearly everything had to go right for Tom Brady and the New England Patriots to pull off their latest comeback.
Considering everything the resilient Miami Dolphins have put themselves through over the last two months, a couple of snowflakes were hardly going to be a problem.
The NFL often promotes football as a bad weather sport. It got its share early Sunday in Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington and Pittsburgh.
Mike Shanahan had the look of a beaten man, one who might be counting down his final days with the Washington Redskins.
Geno Smith bounced back in a big way after an early interception had memories of some recent mistakes creeping into his mind.
Jeremy Ross plowed his way through the snow, even with cleats that felt more appropriate for date night than a touchdown dance.
Rookie Mike Glennon is leading a second-half turnaround that may help the Tampa Bay Buccaneers save coach Greg Schiano's job.
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will have an MRI on his right foot after he was forced out of Sunday's game against the Baltimore Ravens.
Once the Miami Dolphins got used to the snow, the Pittsburgh Steelers were no problem.
Once LeSean McCoy put his head down and ran straight ahead instead of juking and jiving, no one could stop him.
The Green Bay Packers finally found a way to win without injured quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
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