NFL Scores: NFL Week 17 was packed with 16 action-fuelled matches. Here is a complete recap of all the action.
New York Jets (10-6) vs Buffalo Bills (8-8)
Result: The 10-6 Jets need a win to keep their playoff hopes alive. Unfortunately for Jets fans, Ryan Fitzpatrick threw interceptions on each of their final three drives, which resulted in a 22-17 loss.
Final Score: Bills 22, Jets 17
Passing Leader: Tyrod Taylor (182)
Rushing Leader: Chris Ivory (81)
Receiving Leader: Sammy Watkins (136)
New England Patriots (12-4) vs Miami Dolphins (6-10)
Result: The NFL champs had to win the game to clinch the top seed in the AFC playoffs. However, Tom Brady was sacked twice and knocked down at least 7 times in the 20-10 loss to Dolphins.
Final Score: Dolphins 20, Patriots 10
Passing Leader: Ryan Tannehill (350)
Rushing Leader: Lamar Miller (60)
Receiving Leader: DeVante Parker (106)
New Orleans Saints (7-9) vs Atlanta Falcons (8-8)
Result: With less than two minutes left, Jamarca Sanford had an interception at the Atlanta 25 as Kai Forbath completed a 30-yard field goal to set up a 20-17 win for the Saints.
Final Score: Dolphins 20, Patriots 10
Passing Leader: Matt Ryan (334)
Rushing Leader: Devonta Freeman (81)
Receiving Leader: Julio Jones (149)
Baltimore Ravens (5-11) vs Cincinnati Bengals (12-4)
Result: AJ McCarron overcame a difficult start before throwing a deuce of TD passes as the Bengals rallied to a 24-16 win over Ravens. With the win, Bengals stayed in the running for a first-round bye.
Final Score: Bengals 24, Ravens 16
Passing Leader: Ryan Mallett (292)
Rushing Leader: Jeremy Hill (96)
Receiving Leader: Kamar Aiken (76)
Pittsburgh Steelers (10-6) vs Cleveland Browns (3-13)
Result: Ben Roethlisberger dominated from the onset, threw three TD passes, while the Steelers’ defense picked up intensity. The Steelers stormed into the AFC playoffs with a 28-12 victory.
Final Score: Steelers 28, Browns 12
Passing Leader: Ben Roethlisberger (349)
Rushing Leader: Isaiah Crowell (53)
Receiving Leader: Antonio Brown (187)
Jacksonville Jaguars (5-11) vs Houston Texans (9-7)
Result: J.J. Watt and Whitney Mercilus led the defense and Jonathan Grimes scored twice to help the Houston Texans clinch the AFC South with a 30-6 victory over Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.
Final Score: Texans 30, Jaguars 6
Passing Leader: Brian Hoyer (249)
Rushing Leader: Alfred Blue (102)
Receiving Leader: Allen Robinson (108)
Tennessee Titans (3-13) vs Indianapolis Colts (8-8)
Result: New signees Josh Freeman and Ryan Lindley each threw one TD pass in the first half while Jerrell Freeman scored on a 23-yard interception in the second half.
Final Score: Colts 30, Titans 24
Passing Leader: Josh Freeman (149)
Rushing Leader: Frank Gore (76)
Receiving Leader: Delanie Walker (94)
Washington Redskins (9-7) vs Dallas Cowboys (4-12)
Result: Kirk Cousins threw for three TDs before leaving late in the first half as the Washington Redskins finished the regular season with a 34-23 victory over the Dallas Cowboys.
Final Score: Redskins 34, Cowboys 23
Passing Leader: Kellen Moore (435)
Rushing Leader: Alfred Morris (100)
Receiving Leader: Terrance Williams (173)
Philadelphia Eagles (7-9) vs New York Giants (6-10)
Result: The New York Giants suffered another tough loss in what may have been Tom Coughlin’s final game. It was a forgettable way to end a forgettable season for New York.
Final Score: Eagles 35, Giants 30
Passing Leader: Sam Bradford (320)
Rushing Leader: Rashad Jennings (170)
Receiving Leader: Zach Ertz (152)
Detroit Lions (7-9) vs Chicago Bears (6-10)
Result: Matthew Stafford threw for 298 yards and three TDs, Calvin Johnson had 137 yards receiving, as Lions beat the Chicago Bears 24-20 in what could be coach Jim Caldwell’s final game.
Final Score: Lions 24, Bears 20
Passing Leader: Matthew Stafford (298)
Rushing Leader: Matt Forte (76)
Receiving Leader: Calvin Johnson (137)
Carolina Panthers (15-1) vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-10)
Result: Cam Newton ran for two touchdowns and threw for two more, and the Carolina Panthers captured the NFC’s No. 1 seed for the first time in franchise history with a 38-10 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Final Score: Panthers 38, Buccaneers 10
Passing Leader: James Winston (325)
Rushing Leader: Mike Tolbert (59)
Receiving Leader: Devin Funchess (120)
Oakland Raiders (7-9) vs Kansas City Chiefs (11-5)
Result: Alex Smith threw two TD passes, K.C. sacked Raiders QB Derek Carr six times and the Chiefs held on for a 23-17 victory Sunday to give them a franchise-best 10 straight wins entering the playoffs.
Final Score: Chiefs 23, Raiders 17
Passing Leader: Derek Carr (194)
Rushing Leader: Spencer Ware (76)
Receiving Leader: Jeremy Maclin (54)
San Diego Chargers (4-12) vs Denver Broncos (12-4)
Result: Peyton Manning replaced Brock Osweiler in the third quarter Sunday and led the Broncos a 27-20 win over the San Diego Chargers that clinched the top seed in the AFC playoffs for Denver.
Final Score: Broncos 27, Chargers 20
Passing Leader: Brock Osweiler (232)
Rushing Leader: Ronnie Hillman (117)
Receiving Leader: Demaryius Thomas (117)
Seattle Seahawks (10-6) vs Arizona Cardinals (13-3)
Result: Russell Wilson threw three touchdown passes in a second-quarter outburst and the Seattle Seahawks emphatically snapped Arizona’s nine-game winning streak with a 36-6 rout of the Cardinals on Sunday.
Final Score: Seahawks 36, Cardinals 6
Passing Leader: Russell Wilson (197)
Rushing Leader: Christine Michael (102)
Receiving Leader: Larry Fitzgerald (55)
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