NFL season 2017: New York Giants, Houston Texans, Kansas City Chiefs face off in wild NFC playoff series

New York Jets wide receiver Chris Owusu celebrates with teammates after scoring a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game in New York, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2017.

Owususu had a career-high 52 receptions for 1,066 yards and nine touchdowns for the Giants in the regular season.

The Giants have lost three straight, but Owusuu scored on a 31-yard touchdown run with 2:28 left to send the game into overtime.

The Kansas City team lost 27-20.

The teams play in a wild playoff series to decide which team will advance to the Super Bowl.

Ahead of the game, Ira Kaufman, a New York sports columnist for The New York Times, gave the New York-based Giants a preview of what to expect in this playoff series: New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees delivers a pass against New York Saints defensive end Mario Williams in the second quarter of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec in Houston.

Brees completed 9 of 14 passes for 107 yards and one touchdown.

The Saints have lost five straight, and Williams has two interceptions.

A photo posted by NFL (@nfl) on Dec 22, 2017 at 11:39pm PST In his first post-season game, the New Orleans quarterback threw a touchdown pass to tight end Anthony Fasano on a 17-yard run with 7:15 left to pull the Saints within 7-7.

The Chiefs led 15-10 at halftime.

With 2:10 left in regulation, Chiefs linebacker Tyvon Branch ran through the New England defense for a touchdown, and the game ended when Fasano intercepted Brees on the next play.

Brees and Fasano then scored on an 18-yard field goal by Chiefs receiver Chris Hogan, who was injured during the first half of a game.

The New Orleans offense scored on the final play of regulation.

New Orleans will host the Dallas Cowboys in the Superdome in Week 17.

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Ira said the game was played as a two-horse race, with the Patriots dominating the first quarter and the Saints holding the Patriots to one touchdown and one field goal.

New England had the ball for 13:07 in the first, but the Patriots scored three unanswered touchdowns on a 3-yard pass from wide receiver Aaron Dobson to tight ends Justin Hunter and Wes Welker, and another three from tight end Jordan Reed.

New York led 14-7 with 11:56 left in the half.

After that, New England held on for a 28-14 lead.

In the second, the Patriots made it 14-10 on a 23-yard scoring run by tight end Jacob Tamme with 8:02 left.

The third quarter started with a 3 by Brady and a touchdown run by Tamme.

Brady completed 10 of 14 throws for 107 yds, a TD pass to Odell Beckham Jr. and a 24-yard TD pass from Welker to tightend Brandin Cooks.

The Patriots then had a 13-play, 80-yard drive with 6:53 left in it.

The drive culminated with a 16-yard strike from Gronkowski to wide receiver Martellus Bennett.

The final play was a 16 yard TD pass by Bennett to Brady.

Iraklis Dimas of The Associated Press contributed to this report.