Week 17 In Review/Playoff Picture

QB Aaron Rodgers led the Green Bay Packers to a victory over the Chicago Bears and a playoff berth.

Headlines:

  • The Carolina Panthers defeated the Atlanta Falcons 20-21 and have an NFC First-Round Bye
  • The Cincinnati Bengals defeated the Baltimore Ravens 34-17, eliminating the reigning Super Bowl champions from playoff contention
  • The playoff-bound Indianapolis Colts beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 30-10
  • The Miami Dolphins’ playoff hopes were squandered after losing to the New York Jets 20-7
  • The Minnesota Vikings defeated the Detroit Lions 14-13 in a game featuring two previously eliminated teams
  • The New York Giants defeated the Washington Redskins 20-6 despite lacking a large home crowd
  • The Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Cleveland Browns 20-7 but missed the playoffs because of a San Diego Chargers’ victory
  • The Houston Texans are on the clock with the first overall pick after losing to the Tennessee Titans 16-10
  • The Arizona Cardinals were eliminated from playoff contention after losing to the San Francisco 49ers 23-20
  • The Green Bay Packers slipped past the Chicago Bears 33-28 en route to capturing the NFC North title
  • The New England Patriots locked up a First Round Bye by beating the Buffalo Bills 34-20
  • The New Orleans Saints’ offense exploded in their 42-17 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • The Denver Broncos secured Home-Field Advantage by defeating the Oakland Raiders 34-14
  • Kansas City Chiefs PK Ryan Succop missed what would have been a game-winning field goal, and the San Diego Chargers took care of business 27-24 F/OT
  • The St. Louis Rams were defeated 27-9 against the Seattle Seahawks
  • The Philadelphia Eagles clinched the NFC East by defeating the Dallas Cowboys 24-22

Playoff Picture:

AFC:

  1. Denver Broncos
  2. New England Patriots
  3. Cincinnati Bengals
  4. Indianapolis Colts
  5. Kansas City Chiefs
  6. San Diego Chargers

NFC:

  1. Seattle Seahawks
  2. Carolina Panthers
  3. Philadelphia Eagles
  4. Green Bay Packers
  5. San Francisco 49ers
  6. New Orleans Saints

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