Playoff Places Solidified in NFL Week 17
The final week of the regular NFL season was completed and all 16 games were played in a season riddled with a worldwide virus that forced many events to cancel.
The playoff picture is complete and New York Giants fans held on to some hope into Sunday evening only to see their team fail to make the playoffs once again, The Giants beat the Cowboys 23-19 earlier in the day but the Washington football team defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 20-14 last night to win the NFC East.
The Tennessee Titans had a big win over the Houston Texans 41-38 on the legs of star running back Derrick Henry, who had a career high 250 yards, and a total of 2,027 rushing yards for the season to capture a franchise record. Titans win the AFC South.
The red hot Buffalo Bills just kept on rolling and knock the Dolphins out of the playoffs with a 56-26 blow out, Bills Quarterback Josh Allen set a team records for 4,544 yards for a season.
The Cleveland Browns have made the post season for the first time since 2002 as they defeated the AFC North champions the Pittsburgh Steelers 24-22.
The Indianapolis Colts are back in the postseason earing a wildcard spot with a 28-14 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The Baltimore Ravens are in the playoffs again as they defeated the lowly Cincinnati Bengals 38-3, Lamar Jackson rushed for over 1000 yards for the second consecutive year making him the only quarterback to have back to back 1000 yard rushing seasons.
Aaron Rodgers threw four touchdown passes and broke another record (his own) for scoring passes in a season as the Green Bay Packers defeated the Chicago Bears 35-16, in spite of the loss the Bears pick up a post season spot after the LA rams beat the Arizona Cardinals 18-7.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Atlanta Falcons 44-27 and captured the number five seed in the NFC playoffs, the ageless wonder Tom Brady threw for 399 yards and four touchdowns.
The New Orleans Saints end the regular season winning the NFC South and the number two seed in the playoffs with a 33-7 win over the Carolina Panthers.
The Seattle Seahawks overcame a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter, Russell Wilson threw two touchdown passes to Tyler Lockett for a 26-23 win over the San Francisco 49ers.
The LA Chargers got the best of the Kansas City Chiefs 38-21, who actually didn’t play their best players, coach Andy Reid decided to rest Patrick Mahomes and several others, as the Chiefs wrapped up the number one seed last week.
The New England Patriots wrapped up their season and put the New York Jets out of the misery, with a 28-14 win over the 3-13 Jets.
The Las Vegas Raiders ended a nine game losing streak with a 32-31 season ending victory over the Denver Broncos.
The Minnesota Vikings got by the Detroit Lions 37-35, Kirk Cousin threw three touchdown passes and had 405 yards in the air.