Sunday's Wild-Card Playoff summaries

NFC wild-card: Giants 24 Buccaneers 14
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) _ Eli Manning engineered four scoring drives
and the New York Giants shut down Tampa Bay's offense in a 24-14
win over the Buccaneers.
Brandon Jacobs scored a pair of second-quarter touchdowns after
Earnest Graham scored on a 1-yard run to put the Bucs ahead 7-0
late in the opening period. Jacobs tied the game with a 5-yard
touchdown reception before scoring on an 8-yard run that put the
Giants ahead to stay with about 4 minutes left in the first half.
The Giants added a third-quarter field goal after Michael
Spurlock fumbled on the second-half kickoff. Manning added a 4-yard
touchdown pass to Amani Toomer to make it 24-7 with 8:03 remaining.
Manning was 20-of-207 for 185 yards and no interceptions to help
the Giants win a playoff game for the first time since 2000.
The Giants handled Jeff Garcia while holding the Bucs to 271
total yards. Garcia passed for 207 yards and 1 touchdown but was
picked off twice.
New York will take on Dallas in the NFC Divisional Game next
weekend. The Cowboys already have beaten the Giants twice this
^AFC wild-card: Chargers 17 Titans 6
SAN DIEGO (AP) _ The San Diego Chargers have ended a 13-year
victory drought in postseason play by rallying to score all their
points in the second half of a 17-6 win over the Tennessee Titans.
The Chargers had dropped four straight playoff games since
winning the 1994 AFC championship. San Diego also trailed the
Titans 6-0 at halftime before earning the right to take on the
Colts at Indianapolis next weekend.
The Chargers finally took the lead when Vincent Jackson grabbed
a 25-yard touchdown pass from Philip Rivers late in the third
quarter. Jackson had five receptions for 114 yards, and Rivers was
19-of-30 for 292 yards and one interception.
LaDainian Tomlinson was held to 42 yards but was able to
celebrate when his 1-yard touchdown run put San Diego ahead 17-6
midway through the final quarter.
The Chargers were able to keep the Titans out of the end zone
and held Vince Young to 150 total yards. Young was 16-of-29 for 138
yards and one interception.

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