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NFL Week 17 scores and recaps: Seahawks clinch home field, Panthers playoff-bound

A look back at the action in Week 17.

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Week 17 had all 16 games on Sunday -- no Thursday game, no Monday night game. There were 16 Sunday games.

Now the regular season is over and the playoffs are about to start.

With the action on Sunday, the Seattle Seahawks clinched the NFC West and home field throughout the playoffs. The Green Bay Packers and Carolina Panthers also won their divisions, with Green Bay earning a bye.

In the AFC, the Baltimore Ravens secured the final postseason slot, while the Pittsburgh Steelers won the AFC North and the Denver Broncos earned a first round bye.

Let's look back at all the games from Sunday:

Ravens 20, Browns 10

Ravens-Browns final score: Baltimore completes season sweep, wins 20-10 - Baltimore Beatdown
The Ravens got their second win over the Browns this season.

Instant Recap: Browns Finish Below .500 With 20-10 Loss to Ravens - Dawgs By Nature
The Cleveland Browns headed into the fourth quarter with a 10-3 lead over the Ravens, behind a competent performance from rookie QB Connor Shaw and a solid defensive effort. Baltimore out-scored the Browns 17-0 in the final quarter of play.

Texans 23, Jaguars 17

Post Game Re-Cap: Texans 23, Jaguars 17; Houston Falls Short of Playoffs - Battle Red Blog
Your Houston Texans squeak out a win, but the Browns didn't do their job to get us into the post-season. Talk about it on Battle Red Blog.

Jaguars vs. Texans final score: 3 things we learned in 23-17 loss - Big Cat Country
A chance in the red zone in the final minutes of the game fell incomplete and the Jaguars finished the year 3-13.

Chiefs 19, Chargers 7

Chargers-Chiefs final score: Kansas City eliminated from playoffs despite 19-7 victory over San Diego - Arrowhead Pride
The Chiefs end the season at 9-7 after beating the Chargers in Week 17, 19-7.

San Diego Chargers season over after 19-7 loss to Kansas City Chiefs - Bolts From The Blue
After a pathetic showing in Kansas City, the San Diego Chargers will be watching the playoffs on television next week.

Jets 37, Dolphins 24

Jets 37 Dolphins 24: Out With a Bang - Gang Green Nation
The Jets finished off a bitterly disappointing 2014 season with a win. New York defeated the Dolphins 37-24 in Miami today. Gang Green's final record in 2014 is 4-12. Let's put a bow on the season...

Jets vs Dolphins final score: Miami drops to 8-8 with 37-24 loss to Jets - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins drop their eighth game of the year as the New York Jets beat them 37-24.

Vikings 13, Bears 9

Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings Final Score: Vikings Hold On To Win, 13-9 - Daily Norseman
The final score wasn't pretty, but the result certainly was for the Minnesota Vikings, as they hold off the Chicago Bears to win the season finale at TCF Bank Stadium.

Bears vs Vikings Final Score: Bears Fall in Season Finale to Vikings 13-9 - Windy City Gridiron
The Bears' offensive ineptness continued into the final game of the season, and they enter the offseason with a 5-11 record.

Bills 17, Patriots 9

Bills vs. Patriots final score; Buffalo wins in New England, 17-9 - Buffalo Rumblings
The Buffalo Bills have won in New England for the first time since 2000.

Patriots vs. Bills Final Score: New England Drops Playoff Warm-up 17-9 - Pats Pulpit
The New England Patriots dropped the season finale to the Buffalo Bills to a final score of 17-9.

Eagles 34, Giants 26

Eagles vs. Giants Final Score: Philadelphia beats New York in season finale, 34-26 - Bleeding Green Nation
The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New York Giants on Sunday at MetLife Stadium, 34-26. The Eagles advanced to 10-6 in their final game of the 2014 NFL season. Read on for a drive-by-drive recap of the game.

Instant Analysis: Eagles 34, Giants 26 - Big Blue View
Let's take a look at this final loss in the New York Giants' season, as we go over five things we learned one last time.

Saints 23, Buccaneers 20

Saints vs. Buccaneers Final Score: Saints Complete 23-20 4th Quarter Comeback over Tampa Bay - Canal Street Chronicles
Despite three Drew Brees interceptions the Saints were able to overcome a 13-point deficit in the fourth quarter to win a meaningless game over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Saints vs. Buccaneers Final Score: Tampa Bay loses 23-20, secures first pick - Bucs Nation
The Buccaneers lost to the Saints despite a valiant effort throughout the game, securing the first overall pick in the process.

Colts 27, Titans 10

Final Score: Colts 27, Titans 10 - Stampede Blue
The Colts beat the Titans 27-10 to improve to 11-5 on the season as they approach the playoffs.

Colts vs Titans Quick Recap, Final Score: 27-10. - Music City Miracles
The Titans finished the season like only they could...

Cowboys 44, Redskins 17

Cowboys Jump On Washington Early, Hold On For 44-17 Win - Blogging The Boys
Dallas head coach Jason Garrett kept his starters in to make sure of this one.

Redskins fall to Cowboys 44-17 - Hogs Haven
The Redskins brutal 2014 season has officially come to an end, the Redskins finishing with a 4-12 record, and a lot of questions to be answered this off-season.

Panthers 34, Falcons 3

Back-to-back NFC South Champion Panthers "pluck up" the Falcons, 34-3 - Cat Scratch Reader
Make it back-to-back NFC South titles and back-to-back playoff appearances for the Carolina Panthers after dismantling the Atlanta Falcons, 34-3.

Falcons vs. Panthers Recap: Atlanta crushed 34-3 by Carolina in winner-take-all game - The Falcoholic
The Atlanta Falcons were dominated 34-3 by the Carolina Panthers with the division title and a trip to the postseason on the line.

Broncos 47, Raiders 14

Broncos Raiders final score: Manning, Broncos clinch 2nd seed in playoffs with 47-14 win - Mile High Report
C.J. Anderson rushed for three touchdowns, Brock Osweiler threw for one, and the Broncos defense nabbed another as Denver earned a needed week off in their 2014 season finale.

Raiders vs Broncos final score: Raiders road woes continue in 47-14 loss in Denver - Silver And Black Pride
The end of the Raiders' forgettable 2014 season ended with a whimper in Denver Sunday. From the very start the Raiders offense could do nothing while the defense could stop nothing. And the result...

Packers 30, Lions 20

Packers vs. Lions Final Score: Rodgers Fights Green Bay To 30-20 NFC North Win - Acme Packing Company
The Packers took home the NFC North crown with a gritty 30-20 win on Sunday.

Lions-Packers final score: Detroit outplayed in 30-20 loss - Pride Of Detroit
The Detroit Lions' Lambeau losing streak continued on Sunday with a 30-20 loss to the Green Bay Packers.

Seahawks 20, Rams 6

Seahawks vs. Rams Final Score: Defensive turnovers lift Seahawks to NFC West title and home field advantage throughout playoffs - Field Gulls
The NFC road to Super Bowl XLIX will go through CenturyLink Field as the Seahawks clinched home field advantage throughout the playoffs with a 20-6 win over the Rams on Sunday.

Rams 6, Seahawks 20: Second Half Stiflings Define Rams Again - Turf Show Times
Yet again, the Rams stuck in a game with their defense. Yet again, the final whistle blows delivering a loss to the Rams.

Rams 6, Seahawks 20: Second Half Stiflings Define Rams Again - Turf Show Times
Yet again, the Rams stuck in a game with their defense. Yet again, the final whistle blows delivering a loss to the Rams.

49ers 20, Cardinals 17

49ers-Cardinals final score: San Francisco finishes 8-8 following win over Arizona - Niners Nation
The San Francisco 49ers 2014 season is officially a wrap. The 49ers defeated the Arizona Cardinals 20-17, finishing the season at 8-8. Craig Dahl clinched the game with an interception, which he...

Cardinals vs. 49ers final score: Arizona falls 20-17 in regular season finale - Revenge of the Birds
A recap of the 2014 season finale.

Steelers 27, Bengals 17

Bengals vs. Steelers final score: Pittsburgh clinches AFC North title with 27-17 win over Cincinnati Bengals - Behind the Steel Curtain
Steelers survive wild and painful Week 17 battle with Cincinnati Bengals, and claim their first AFC North title since 2010.

Cincinnati Bengals secure No. 5 seed after 27-17 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers - Cincy Jungle
The Cincinnati Bengals have clinched the No. 5 seed and will head to Indianapolis after losing 27-17 to the Pittsburgh Steelers, who have secured the AFC North Championship.


Bring on the postseason!