Chiefs seize prime seed in AFC, Ravens and Eagles advance

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Chiefs grab top seed in AFC, Ravens and Eagles advance
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Kansas Metropolis Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes threw his 50th landing of the season in a 35-Three NFL win over the Oakland Raiders

The Kansas Metropolis Chiefs cruised previous the Oakland Raiders 35-Three on one other milestone day for quarterback Patrick Mahomes, locking up the American Convention prime seed on the ultimate day of the NFL common season on Sunday.

Mahomes threw for 281 yards and two touchdowns earlier than exiting within the fourth quarter. His 89-yard TD bomb to Demarcus Robinson gave him 50 landing passes and 5,097 yards for the season.

He joined Peyton Manning as the one quarterbacks to throw for 50 TDs and greater than 5,000 yards in a single season, Manning carrying out the feat again in 2013.

Along with a first-round bye, the highest seeding provides the Chiefs residence subject benefit all through the AFC playoffs.

Perennial AFC contenders New England settled for the second seed — with a first-round bye and a playoff opener at residence — after a 38-Three rout of the New York Jets.

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New England quarterback Tom Brady leaves the sphere after the Patriots’ 38-Three NFL win over the New York Jets

New England’s celebrity quarterback Tom Brady threw three of his 4 landing passes within the first half because the Patriots completed the season unbeaten at residence.

“We had an incredible alternative for it,” Brady mentioned of grabbing the bye. “I am simply glad we might shut it out. You hate to have that chance and never deal with what we would have liked to deal with.”

Brady mentioned it was satisfying to shut out the common season with back-to-back victories after two straight defeats.

“We confirmed some resiliency,” he mentioned. “We will want that going ahead.”

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Baltimore quarterback Lamar Jackson ran for 90 yards and two touchdowns within the Ravens’ 26-24 NFL victory over the Cleveland Browns

The Baltimore Ravens expunged the reminiscence of final season’s week 17 heartbreak as they held on for a 26-24 victory over the Cleveland Browns to seize a playoff berth.

The Ravens, who missed the post-season final yr when the Bengals scored late, led 20-7 within the first half. However the Browns pulled inside 26-24 on Baker Mayfield’s third landing cross of the day with 3:24 remaining.

That noticed Mayfield break the NFL rookie report along with his 27th TD cross of the season. After the Browns protection thwarted a Baltimore drive Mayfield had one other probability, however his fourth-down cross was intercepted by Ravens linebacker C.J. Mosley for a victory that gave Baltimore the NFC North division title.

– Eagles maintain title protection alive –

The win additionally all however ensured that division rivals Pittsburgh would miss the playoffs. The Steelers did what they might with a 16-13 victory over Cincinnati.

Steelers gamers then remained on the sphere to look at the closing minutes of the Ravens recreation on the large scoreboard.

Their solely remaining hope of creating the playoffs was if Indianapolis and Tennessee performed to a tie within the remaining recreation of the day.

Reigning Tremendous Bowl champions Philadelphia squeaked into the playoffs, crushing the Washington Redskins 24-Zero after which gaining the ultimate NFC wild card berth when the Chicago Bears defeated the Minnesota Vikings 24-10.

Elsewhere the Houston Texans lastly clinched the AFC South division title that had lengthy appeared theirs for the taking with a 20-Three win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Deshaun Watson threw for 234 yards and ran for a landing and DeAndre Hopkins had 147 receiving yards for the Texans, who roared again from an 0-Three begin to the season with a nine-game profitable streak however had misplaced two of their final three.

The playoff-bound Dallas Cowboys will take some momentum into the post-season after capturing a 36-35 victory over the New York Giants due to a two-point conversion within the remaining minute.

They will face a first-round conflict with the Seattle Seahawks, who beat the Arizona Cardinals 27-24.

The New Orleans Saints, already assured of the Nationwide Convention prime seed, rested quarterback Drew Brees and fell 33-14 to the Carolina Panthers.



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