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.


  • 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:


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


  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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