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The playoff chase went down to the final minutes of the season Sunday Youth John Hannah Jerseys , when Baltimore squeezed in as AFC North winner, and defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia got some help to secure an NFC wild card.That left Pittsburgh and Minnesota out.Kansas City (12-4) grabbed the AFC’s top seed, followed by New England (11-5), Houston (11-5) and Baltimore (10-6). The Chargers (12-4) own the first wild card and will play at the Ravens next Sunday at 1 p.m. EST. The Colts (10-6) romped past the Titans 33-17 at Tennessee and have the other wild card. They travel to Houston on Saturday afternoon.The Saints (13-3) have the top seed in the NFC, and the Rams (12-4) got the No. 2 spot when they beat San Francisco. Chicago (12-4), whose win at Minnesota knocked out the Vikings and put the Eagles into the postseason, is seeded third and gets Philadelphia (9-7) next Sunday at 4:40 p.m.Dallas (10-6) is the fourth seed and will play Seattle (10-6) on Saturday night.C.J. Mosley intercepted a fourth-down pass by Baker Mayfield to preserve the Ravens’ 26-24 win as Baltimore rushed for a season-best 296 yards. A year ago, Baltimore missed the playoffs by losing its finale at home to the Bengals, who rallied with a last-minute touchdown.“If you want to write a book about this season, probably no one would believe it,” coach John Harbaugh said.Steelers players remained on the field after they edged Cincinnati 16-13 and watched the drama from Baltimore on the videoboard. But their archrival Browns couldn’t help them against the equally hated Ravens John Hannah Jerseys Stitched , and Pittsburgh (9-6-1) is out.“It just sucks,” Steelers guard David DeCastro said. “How hard we work, how much effort we put in. To go from 7-2-1 to where we are now is heartbreaking.”Nick Foles, who led the Eagles to the Super Bowl title over the Patriots in Minneapolis last February, guided them to a resounding 24-0 victory at Washington. Then the Bears helped out at Minnesota with a 24-10 win even though they had nothing to play for, being set as the NFC’s third seed.“We’re not sneaking in. We’re here to do some damage,” Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins said.Earlier, the Texans rallied from losing their first three games to win the AFC South and become the No 3 seed.Houston easily handled Jacksonville 20-3 Sunday as Deshaun Watson threw for 234 yards and ran for a touchdown, and DeAndre Hopkins had 147 yards receiving.The Texans finished last in the division in 2017. They and the Bears have done the worst-to-first turnaround this season, making it 15 of the past 16 seasons that has occurred in the league.“It’s do or die now, so you’ve got to put everything on the line now Infant Joejuan Williams Jersey ,” Watson said. “Prepare harder than you did before and anything can happen at this point. The tournament is wide open and it’s my first playoff, so I’m just excited to get in and see how things go.”New England, meanwhile, will get a week off in early January for the 13th time since 2001, most in the NFL during that span. The Patriots routed the Jets 38-3, and because they defeated Houston during the season, they get the bye.“Eleven and five is nothing to be sad about,” Tom Brady said. “We fought pretty hard and put ourselves in good position.” A team considered a strong Super Bowl contender will be at Lambeau Field on Thursday night. It's not — at least right now — the visiting Eagles.Philadelphia was among the early favorites in the NFC. Then injuries and sloppiness struck. Now, the Eagles (1-2) are scrambling to get their season headed in the right direction before unbeaten Dallas slips away.To change their course against the Packers is a hefty order. Green Bay (3-0) has displayed an impressive defense led by newcomers Preston Smith and Za'Darius Smith, and is waiting for its Aaron Rodgers-guided offense to take off."Yeah, they've added some really talented pieces up front Joejuan Williams Jersey Draft , certainly one on one those guys are pretty dangerous," Eagles offensive coordinator Mike Groh says. "So we're very mindful of those guys. They've got a talented defense."Rodgers is thrilled with the perfect record — Green Bay has allowed an NFC-low 35 points — and not so happy with his own play as the Packers have scored just 58 points."I want to play better," he says. "I want to score more points. I mean, obviously you love having a defense, but I don't take any satisfaction in having an 'oh, OK' performance. No, I want to have greatness out there."No. 5 Green Bay is a 4-point favorite over No. 16 Philadelphia. Have to go with Cheeseheads over CheesesteaksPACKERS, 24-16KNOCKOUT POOL: Dallas did the job last weekend vs. Miami. Did you think we'd leave the Dolphins Debacle behind this week? Go with LA CHARGERS.No. 24 Oakland (plus 7) at No. 13 IndianapolisRaiders aren't worst mess in NFL, but getting closer to it.BEST BET: COLTS, 30-16No. 8 Minnesota (plus 3 1-2) at No. 14 ChicagoTempted by several underdogs this week. Like Vikes most.UPSET SPECIAL: VIKINGS, 20-16No. 2 Kansas City (minus 4) at No. 15 DetroitLions can prove they are for real here. We know Chiefs are.CHIEFS Joejuan Williams NFL Jersey , 26-24No. 1 New England (minus 7) at No. 11 BuffaloPatriots' opponents are 0-9, Bills are 1-8. Tom Brady doesn't lose to Bills.PATRIOTS, 26-16No. 4 Dallas (minus 3) at No. 7 New OrleansDrew Brees means that much in spread? Guess so with how Cowboys are playing. Still ...SAINTS, 28-27No. 19 Cleveland (plus 3 1-2) at No. 6 BaltimoreNot sure what Browns are yet. Neither is Freddie Kitchens.RAVENS, 25-20No. 21 Jacksonville (plus 3) at No. 27 DenverRocky Mountain low for Broncos so far.JAGUARS, 20-16No. 22 Carolina (plus 4) at No. 12 HoustonTexans and Colts will battle for division title all season.TEXANS, 28-23No. 29 Washington (plus 3) at No. 23 New York GiantsAs impressive as Danny Dimes-led comeback by Giants, Redskins' prime-time showing was as unimpressive.GIANTS, 27-21No. 17 Los Angeles Chargers (minus 16) at No. 32 MiamiJust what Dr. Anthony Lynn ordered for his sputtering Chargers.CHARGERS, 36-13No. 20 Tennessee (plus 3 1-2) at No. 18 AtlantaBoth teams looked so ugly last week. Falcons a different squad at home.FALCONS, 24-20No. 26 Tampa Bay (plus 9 1-2) at No. 3 Los Angeles RamsIs Bruce Arians wondering yet why he bothered coming back to coaching?RAMS Joejuan Williams NFL Draft , 27-15No. 10 Seattle (minus 3) at No. 28 ArizonaDesert should be a relief from rainy Seattle for Seahawks.SEAHAWKS, 33-17No. 30 Cincinnati (plus at 4) at No. 25 Pittsburgh, Monday nightHow excited is ESPN about 0-3 vs. 0-3? Steelers have to get one soon.STEELERS, 21-192019 RECORD:Last Week: Against spread (9-7). Straight up (11-5)Season Totals: Against spread (27-20-1). Straight up: (31-16-1)Best Bet: 2-1 against spread, 3-0 straight upUpset special: 2-1 against spread, 2-1 straight up

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