Tom Savage threw for 176 yards in his first career start and the
The Bengals converted a fourth down play to keep a drive alive, but four plays later, former Texan
Savage helped the Texans (9-6) rally for a win over the
The Texans knew they were in the postseason with a win after the
Savage was able to move the offense much better in the second half, but Houston still struggled in the red zone.
The Texans had a first down at the 6 early in the fourth quarter before the offense stalled and they settled for a 22-yard field goal that put them up 6-3.
Cincinnati (6-8-1) regained the lead when Dalton found
The Buccaneers (8-7) needed a win to keep pace with Green Bay (9-6) for the final
This time, it was New Orleans' defense producing turnovers; Jairus Bryd intercepted
The Buccaneers' loss locked up the
Winston was 23-of-35 passing for 277 yards and two touchdowns, giving him 27 TDs this season, tying a franchise single-season record. His touchdown passes went to tight end Cameron Brate and Mike Evans.
The Arizona Cardinals continue to give the Seattle Seahawks headaches at home. This time, it will likely end up costing Seattle a first-round bye in the playoffs. Chandler Catanzaro hit a 43-yard field goal on the final play as the Cardinals won in Seattle.
The Seahawks rallied from a 31-18 deficit, scoring two touchdowns inside the final three minutes to pull even 31-31.
Arizona went 50 yards in the final minute and Catanzaro's kick was good, delivering a huge blow to Seattle's chances at the No. 2 seed in the NFC.
It was the Seahawks' first home loss this season; all
Tom Brady passed for 214 yards and three touchdowns , and New England moved a step closer to securing home-field advantage throughout the
A loss or tie by the
Malcolm Butler added two interceptions and a fumble recovery, and
New England (13-2) took advantage of New York miscues all day, scoring on three of its first four possessions.
The Jets (4-11), who have lost six of seven, had four turnovers.
It all helped make for a short day of work for Brady, who sat out the entire fourth quarter.
Green Bay (9-6) built a 28-13 lead at halftime, with Rodgers accounting for all four scores in the half. He finished 28 of 38, and shrugged off his right calf injury after scrambling for a six-yard touchdown late in the second quarter and making a rare Lambeau Leap .
Rodgers and Nelson connected for scores from 21 and two yards in the first half. The veteran receiver found seams in Minnesota's defense, despite the return of safety
Playing again without running back Adrian Peterson, the Vikings (7-8) had success through the air after
Thielen had a career-high 202 yards and two scores.
The Falcons (10-5) can clinch their first NFC South title since 2012 if Tampa Bay loses or ties New Orleans on Saturday. Atlanta can also clinch a playoff berth with a Detroit loss or tie against Dallas on Monday night.
A few straggling Falcons fans chanted "MVP!" at Ryan in the game's closing minutes while most Panthers fans had already headed for the exits.
The Panthers (6-9) were officially eliminated from playoff contention after making the Super Bowl last season.
Kirk Cousins threw for a touchdown and ran for two more to keep Washington's fading playoff hopes a boost with the victory in Chicago.
Eighth in the NFC behind Green Bay and Tampa Bay coming in, Washington scored 14 points in the first quarter after struggling early in recent games and never really was threatened by the struggling Bears (3-12).
Cousins, shaky against Carolina, was 18 of 29 for 270 yards. He threw a 17-yard touchdown to Chris Thompson in the first quarter and scored on a 9-yard run in the second. He also pushed in from the 1 late in the third to make it 31-14.
Jackson had a 57-yard reception, but left after he got hit in the jaw while blocking in the third quarter.
Jay Ajayi ran for 206 yards and broke loose for a 53-yarder in overtime to set up Andrew Franks' 27-yard field goal with 47 seconds left to lead Miami to the win at Orchard Park, N.Y.
In winning for the ninth time in 10 games, the Dolphins (10-5) inched closer to their first playoff berth since 2008. Miami can secure the AFC's final wild-card berth as early as Sunday if Denver loses to Kansas City.
Denver needs to win its final two games to make the postseason and Baltimore is eliminated from the wild-card race and can only make the playoffs as the
The Bills (7-8) were eliminated from contention and extended the NFL's longest active playoff drought to 17 seasons.
Jaguars 38, Titans 17
Bortles threw for 325 yards and a touchdown, and was on the receiving end of a 20-yard trick play that sealed the win with 5:25 remaining. Rookie Jalen Ramsey returned an interception 30 yards on the ensuring play to set off a raucous — and long-awaited — celebration in Jacksonville.
Bortles and the Jaguars (3-12) played inspired football from the opening kick and won for the first time this season at