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NFL Week 17 scores: Recapping Niners/Cards and the rest of the league

Find out what was said about the Cards/Niners game and catch up with the rest of the scores from around the league.

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The Arizona Cardinals lost their Week 17 game 23-20 to the San Francisco 49ers. What was said about it around the Internet? Here are the many recaps.


49ers vs. Cardinals results: 10 observations in 23-20 loss - Revenge of the Birds
What stood out while watching the game?

49ers vs. Cardinals final score: No playoffs for Arizona, San Francisco gets 23-20 win with last-second FG - Revenge of the Birds
The team did more than expected but don't make the postseason.

49ers vs. Cardinals 2013, Week 17: Arizona pushes San Franciso, but Niners win -
The Cardinals were perhaps the longest playoff shot of the day, but the Niners removed all hope by going on the road to close out their season with a win.

49ers-Cardinals final score: Phil Dawson with two big field goals as San Francisco prepares for Green Bay - Niners Nation
The San Francisco 49ers defeated the Arizona Cardinals by a final score of 23-20. The win nets them the No. 5 seed, and a date with the Green Bay Packers. We break it all down.

Cardinals' comeback all for pride - Arizona Cardinals Blog - ESPN
From the moment Arizona beat Seattle until kickoff Sunday, the Cardinals' season finale was built up to be a what-if kind of game.

Dawson Wins It For 49ers - ESPN Video - ESPN

ESPN Video: The 49ers beat the Cardinals 23-20 to clinch the No. 5 seed in the NFC playoffs.

Cardinals come up just short in season-ending loss to 49ers | FOX Sports on MSN

The Cardinals needed a win and some help to get into the playoffs. They got neither, though it won't diminish what they were able to accomplish in one season under new coach Bruce Arians.

Watch San Francisco 49ers vs. Arizona Cardinals [12/29/2013] -

Phil Dawson's franchise-record string of 27 consecutive field goals ended with a missed 24-yard chip shot. The San Francisco kicker made up for it, to say the least, at the end of a wild 23-20 victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday that clinched the NFC's No. 5 playoff seed.

Cardinals Blogs | Niners (and a season) aftermath

This is what happens, even after a 10-6 season and a finale that goes down to the final play of the game and an exciting trading of four scores in the last 3:30 of the fourth quarter. All of it seems so inconsequential, because immediately, your thoughts go to the future.

After Start, Cards Slow Niner Attack

Gore held to just 14 yards rushing as Arizona finishes with top NFL rush defense

Tough Finish For Cardinals, But Hope

Season ends with 23-20 home loss to 49ers, but optimism for future reigns

Arizona Cardinals end season with last-second loss to the San Francisco 49ers

"I really hate to see this football team’s season end because it’s been so much fun working with them," coach Bruce Arians said. "There are a lot of winners in this locker room, and they learned how to win this year."

Other Week 17 scores and recaps:

Browns vs. Steelers 2013, Week 17: Pittsburgh handles Cleveland, still alive for AFC Wild Card -

After the Ravens and Dolphins failed to seize the final AFC playoff spot, Pittsburgh kept their hopes alive by dominating lowly Cleveland yet again.

Redskins vs. Giants 2013, Week 17: Closing out disappointment -
In one of just three games that were completely meaningless, the Giants finished off a disastrous Washington season with an ugly game in the rain.

Ravens vs. Bengals 2013, Week 17: Baltimore's playoff hopes end in Cincinnati -
The Ravens needed some help, but they could not come through and take care of the AFC North champion Bengals in Week 17.

Texans vs. Titans 2013, Week 17: Houston secures No. 1 draft pick -
In one of three meaningless early games, the Texans finished off their horrific year with another loss that locked up the first pick in May's draft.

Jaguars vs. Colts 2013, Week 17: Indy handles Jacksonville to finish season on high note -
The Colts were only playing for seeding, but they crushed the Jags in a Week 17 matchup in Indy.

Jets vs. Dolphins 2013, Week 17: Miami loses finale, playoff hopes extinguished -
The Dolphins just needed to win and they were in, but they laid an egg in the season finale against the non-contending Jets.

Lions vs. Vikings 2013, Week 17: Coaches fight for in Metrodome finale -
Jim Schwartz and Leslie Frazier are both on thin ice, and it was Frazier who got the season finale victory in the Metrodome's last game.

Falcons vs. Panthers 2013, Week 17: Carolina clinches NFC South, 1st round bye -
It was close, but the Panthers locked up a division title and first round bye with a win over Atlanta.

Buccaneers vs. Saints 2013, Week 17: New Orleans gets must-win game over Tampa -
The Saints were facing potential elimination from the playoff race with another loss, but Drew Brees came out on fire and New Orleans is headed back to the postseason.

Bills vs. Patriots 2013, Week 17: New England settles in at No. 2 seed -
There were still seeding implications on the line, but the Pats took care of a game Bills team that locked up the No. 2 seed and a first round bye in the AFC.

Rams vs. Seahawks 2013, Week 17: Seattle clinches No. 1 seed in NFC -

The Rams did not have much to play for in Seattle, and Pete Carroll's group handled their business to get back on track and finish with the top seed in the NFC.

Packers vs. Bears 2013, Week 17: Green Bay wins battle for the NFC North -
A miraculous final minute TD from Aaron Rodgers shocked the Soldier Field crowd in a winner-take-all game for the NFC North.

Broncos vs. Raiders 2013, Week 17: Denver takes No. 1 seed in the AFC -
The Broncos blasted the Raiders, as Peyton Manning set yet another record on the way to locking up home field advantage in the AFC.

Chiefs vs. Chargers 2013, Week 17: San Diego needs overtime to lock up last AFC playoff spot -
The early afternoon games played out perfectly for the Chargers, but they needed a missed chip shot field goal and overtime against the second unit of the Chiefs to just sneak into the playoffs.

Eagles vs. Cowboys 2013, Week 17: Philadelphia tames Dallas, wins NFC East -
The Philadelphia Eagles are going to the playoffs. Chip Kelly's team won the NFC East by defeating the Cowboys on Sunday night.