Due to the Big 12 conference realignment, the Border War rivalry, pitting the Missouri Tigers against the Kansas Jayhawks, came to an end after 105 years. In the rivalry's final game, the Jayhawks rallied from a 19-point second-half deficit to win 87-86 in overtime.
Down 7-4 in the bottom of the eighth inning, the St. Louis Cardinals played like a team on a divine mission against the Texas Rangers. With David Freese at the plate, the Cardinals were down to their final strike when Freese ripped a game-tying two-run triple and stepped back up to the plate in the bottom of the 11th inning and belted the walk-off home run. In fact, the Cardinals were down to their final strike twice yet still prevailed.
After scoring a combined 34 points in the first three quarters of the NFC Divisional playoff round, the San Francisco 49ers and the New Orleans Saints combined for 34 points in the fourth quarter alone. As the dust settled after an Alex Smith 14-yard touchdown pass to Vernon Davis with nine seconds left in regulation, the 49ers escaped with a thrilling 36-32 playoff victory.