Tuck kicks Ravens through

  • Last Updated: January 13 2013, 8:23 GMT

A review of Saturday's action in the NFL as the Ravens beat the Broncos and the 49ers got the better of the Packers.

The Ravens beat the Broncos
The Ravens beat the Broncos

A field goal in second overtime by Justin Tucker has sent the Baltimore Ravens into the AFC Conference final after they beat the Denver Broncos 38-35.

The kicker converted from 47 yards after Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was intercepted by Corey Graham to give the Ravens the ball on the Denver 45.

Three Ray Rice runs up the middle set up Tucker whose effort sailed through the uprights with room to spare.

The Ravens forced overtime on a 70-yard touchdown pass from Joe Flacco to Jacoby Jones with 31 seconds left in regulation, after Jones slipped behind a pair of Broncos defenders along the sideline.

Baltimore will travel to the winner of New England and Houston for the AFC title game next Sunday.

Meanwhile, Colin Kaepernick outdueled reigning MVP Aaron Rodgers to lead San Francisco 49ers to a 45-31 win over Green Bay Packers.

The emphatic win sees the 49ers move into the National Football Conference title game against either Atlanta Falcons or Seattle Seahawks.

Kaepernick had a sensational game, setting an NFL playoff rushing record for a quarterback by gaining 181 yards, including scoring gallops of 56 and 20 yards. He also threw a pair of touchdown passes to Michael Crabtree in the romp.


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