New England took a 20-0 lead in the first half, and turned away Miami's comeback bid with the help of a 77-yard touchdown catch-and-run by
The Patriots (14-2), who were already assured of a first-round bye, became the ninth team since 1972 to go undefeated on the road during the regular season.
The Dolphins (10-6), beaten for only the second time in the past 11 games, had already earned an AFC wild-card berth and will play their first postseason game since 2008 next weekend at Pittsburgh.
Brady completed 25 of 33 passes with no turnovers. Edelman had a career-high 151 yards on eight catches. Miami's
Facing an opponent with nothing to play for, the Washington Redskins blew their chance to make the playoffs with an uninspired loss to visiting New York.
The Redskins would have made the playoffs with a win as long as the
The Packers and Lions each qualified as a result of the Redskins' loss to New York (11-5), which will be the first wild card. Eli Manning played the entire game, going 17 of 27 for 180 yards despite the Giants opting for a conservative approach for much of the second half.
Cousins finished 22-of-35 passing for 285 yards and a touchdown, but more importantly the interceptions in the third and fourth quarters. Fittingly the game ended with another Washington turnover when tight end
Ryan completed 17 of 19 passes for 235 yards by halftime, directing the Falcons (11-5) to touchdowns on all five possessions and a commanding 35-13 lead. He finished 27 of 36 for 331 yards, leaving him with a franchise-record 4,944 yards, 38 touchdowns and just seven interceptions this season.
Atlanta is seeded second in the
The Saints (7-9) came into the regular-season finale looking to finish another disappointing season with a three-game winning streak and avoid a third straight losing mark. But they were blitzed early and often by the league's highest-scoring offense.
The loss capped a disastrous season for the 49ers (2-14), who matched the franchise record for losses in a season previously reached in 1978, '79 and 2004.
Tony Romo threw his first touchdown pass in nearly 14 months and playoff-bound Dallas played it safe in a 27-13 loss at Philadelphia.
The Cowboys (13-3) locked up the No. 1 seed and home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs when the Eagles (7-9) beat the Giants on Dec. 22. So
Carson Wentz tossed two scoring passes to
Prescott completed four of eight passes for 37 yards before giving way to Romo, who hadn't played in a regular-season game since Thanksgiving 2015 when he broke his left collarbone for the second time in less than three months. Romo broke a bone in his back in the third preseason game against Seattle in August, paving the way for Prescott to have one of the best years by a rookie quarterback in
Romo, completed three of four passes for 29 yards, overthrew
The Titans (9-7) also ended a five-game skid to the two-time
The Texans (9-7) had little at stake except sweeping the AFC South for the first time in franchise history. Hosting a wild-card game next weekend, the Texans deactivated six starters before kickoff and had just one starter still in on defense by midway through the third quarter. Undrafted rookie Joel Heath had two of the Texans' four sacks.
Bradford completed 25 of 33 passes for 250 yards with one interception, finishing with a 71.6% completion rate to set an NFL single-season record.
The Bears (3-13) wound up with their fewest wins in a non-strike year since 1973 after turning the ball over five times.
Jordan Howard, the lone bright spot, rushed for 135 yards on 23 carries to break Matt Forte's franchise rookie record and finish with 1,313 yards for the season for Chicago.
The Bengals (6-9-1) missed out on the playoffs for the first time in six years, and haven't won a playoff game in 26 years, the sixth-longest streak in NFL history. Coach
Baltimore (8-8) failed to reach the playoffs for the third time in four years. The Ravens played their final game as if they were emotionally hungover from a last-minute loss at Pittsburgh last Sunday that eliminated them.
The Colts (8-8) went 75 yards in 84 seconds with no timeouts to avoid their first losing season since 2011, sending retiring linebacker
Jacksonville (3-13) matched the second-worst record in franchise history after blocking a punt with 1:54 to go and breaking a 17-17 tie with 1:33 left.
Instead, Luck took the Colts right downfield for the score. He finished 24 of 40 with 321 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in a game full of milestones.
Mathis extended his league record of strip-sacks to 41 in the fourth quarter, two days after announcing he would retire.
Pittsburgh backups assured Cleveland of the top pick in the 2017 draft when Landry Jones hit
The Browns took a lead on Cody Parkey's 34-yard field goal with 7:17 remaining in the extra session.
Jones, who started while the playoff-bound Steelers rested
Jones finished with 277 yards passing and three touchdowns and one interception.
The Steelers will host Miami in the wild-card round next weekend. The Dolphins thumped Pittsburgh 30-15 on Oct. 16.
Isaiah Crowell ran for a career-high 152 yards for the Browns (1-15), who finished with the worst record in franchise history.
Winston threw a 10-yard pass to Mike Evans to snap a fourth-quarter tie and became the first player in NFL history to start his career with consecutive 4,000-yard seasons. But the Bucs (9-7) could not secure their first postseason berth since 2007.
Winston's franchise record-setting 28th TD pass put the Bucs ahead 17-10 with 3:10 remaining. Newton, however, moved the Panthers (6-10) right down the field, with help of a 47-yard pass to Kelvin Benjamin and two fourth-down passes to set up a 5-yard scoring pass to trim Carolina's deficit to one with 17 seconds left.
Instead of kicking the extra point to send the game into overtime, the defending NFC champions opted to go for 2 points. Newton's pass intended for tight end Olsen was batted away by safety Bradley McDougald.
Newton completed 18 of 32 passes for 237 yards, but was intercepted three times.
Despite a 5-11 record, the Jets are making no changes in leadership, meaning both coach Todd Bowles and general manager Mike Maccagnan will remain with the team next season. The team announced the moves after the game.
Bowles is 15-17 in his two-year tenure with New York, which hired him in January 2015 after firing Rex Ryan. Maccagnan is also in his second season with the Jets, and had also been criticized for the team's roster, which likely faces an overhaul this offseason.
Fitzpatrick went 20-of-30 passing for 210 yards. He is likely to be among the big names to go because he's a free agent and unlikely to return. It could have also been the final game with New York for cornerback Darrelle Revis (who had his first interception of the season in the game); wide receiver Brandon Marshall (inactive because of a hip injury); and center