SEATTLE SEAHAWKS quarterback Russell Wilson (3) hands off to running back Christine Michael (32) during the second half of an NFL wild-card football game against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday in Minneapolis.

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS quarterback Russell Wilson (3) hands off to running back Christine Michael (32) during the second half of an NFL wild-card football game against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday in Minneapolis.

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers recovered from a poor start to throw for two touchdowns, Eddie Lacy and James Starks each ran for a score, and the Green Bay Packers came back to beat the Washington Redskins 35-18 in an NFC wild-card game Sunday.

GREEN BAY running back Eddie Lacy (27) spins into the end zone for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL wild card playoff football game against the Washington Redskins in Landover, Md., on Sunday.

GREEN BAY running back Eddie Lacy (27) spins into the end zone for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL wild card playoff football game against the Washington Redskins in Landover, Md., on Sunday.

Rodgers opened 1 for 8, and Green Bay’s first four drives ended this way: punt, safety, punt, punt. Trailing 11-0, the Packers used a bit of hurry-up to score 17 consecutive points, then put the game away on the ground. Rodgers connected with Randall Cobb and Davante Adams for TDs. After rushing for only 17 yards in the first half, the Packers finished with 141.

Green Bay (11-6), which lost its last two regular-season games, will play at Arizona on Saturday.

NFC East champion Washington (9-8) had won four games in a row, but its season ends without a victory over a winning team.

Seahawks 10, Vikings 9

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Blair Walsh’s 27-yard field goal try into the frigid wind hooked left with 22 seconds remaining, handing Seattle a victory over stunned Minnesota in a wild-card round playoff game in below-zero weather that tied for the third-coldest NFL game on record.

The Seahawks (11-6) didn’t score until Russell Wilson’s short touchdown pass to Doug Baldwin early in the fourth quarter, and a fumble by Adrian Peterson for the Vikings on the next possession set up a field goal by Steven Hauschka.

The Vikings (11-6) took the ball back with 1:42 left at their 39 and, aided by a pass interference penalty on Kam Chancellor, drove deep into Seattle’s territory. After draining the clock for the seemingly inevitable win, Walsh missed the winner. He made all three of his earlier attempts.

Seattle will play next weekend at Carolina, where the Panthers had a first-round bye in balmy mid-50s weather.

Steelers 18, Bengals 16

CINCINNATI ( AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers are heading to Denver. The Cincinnati Bengals are heading to another long off-season after a meltdown as ugly and ill-timed as it was complete.

Chris Boswell kicked a 35- yard field goal with 14 seconds remaining as the Steelers somehow pulled out a victory in the AFC wild-card game Saturday night.

Pittsburgh (11-6) moved into field goal position after a pair of 15-yard penalties on the Bengals, one on linebacker Vontaze Burfict and another on Adam Jones after Burfict hit defenseless Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown. Boswell drilled his fourth field goal of the game to give the Steelers their first playoff win since the 2010 AFC championship game.

The Bengals (12-5) appeared to be in position for their first postseason win in 25 years before Jeremy Hill’s fumble gave Pittsburgh one last shot.

Roethlisberger left with a right shoulder injury on the final play of the third quarter but returned for Pittsburgh’s last-gasp drive. Unable to throw with any real authority, he still managed to get the Steelers near midfield with 22 seconds to go when he threw high to Brown in Cincinnati territory.

Chiefs 30, Texans 0

HOUSTON (AP) — Knile Davis had a 106-yard kickoff return and the Kansas City defense forced five turnovers to cruise to the Chiefs’ first playoff win since 1994, a wild-card victory over the Houston Texans.

On the opening kickoff, Davis got three good blocks around the 10-yard line and then simply outran the rest of the defenders for the second longest kickoff return TD in postseason history. The defense took over after that, harassing Brian Hoyer into a fumble and three of his career-high four interceptions before halftime to help the Chiefs (12-5) take a 13-0 lead at halftime.

Alex Smith threw a touchdown pass and Spencer Ware added a 5-yard run on the first play of the fourth quarter to make it 27-0.

The victory broke a streak of eight straight playoff losses by the Chiefs and was their first postseason win since beating the Oilers in Houston on Jan. 16, 1994. They have won 11 straight games.

Hoyer, booed all afternoon, was 15 of 34 for 136 yards as Houston (9-8) lost a home playoff game for the first time.