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NFL Week 17: This is the end

The 2012 NFL season ends Sunday with 16 games that will determine the playoff picture and the draft order.

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Terrelle Pryor: "I will be great"

Even though the Raiders weren't victorious Sunday, QB Terrelle Pryor still strongly believes he's meant to succeed in this league.

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Seahawks blogger reaction to Week 17 win

After the Niners defeated the Cardinals, it didn't matter what the Seahawks did. They would have been the No. 5 seed no matter the outcome of their game against the Rams. They won despite playing what the guys over at Field Gulls believe was their worst game of the month.

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Chargers blogger reaction to Week 17 win

The reaction from the guys over at Bolts from the Blue after the Chargers won a meaningless game against the Raiders in Week 17.

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Cardinal fans calling for OC Mike Miller's head

Cardinal fans are hoping for lots of change this offseason and a new offensive coordinator is at the top of their list.

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Broncos stay healthy, earn home field

The AFC West watched the season come to a close without any significant injuries.

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Disappointing day in Detroit

The Detroit Lions fell to the Chicago Bears on Sunday to end a disappointing season in a disappointing manner.

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Browns fight hard, still lose

The Cleveland Browns finish the 2012 season at 5-11 and in last place in the AFC North.

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Vikings win instant classic

The Minnesota Vikings took control of their destiny and punched their ticket to the postseason on Sunday by defeating the Green Bay Packers.

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Morris, Redskins top Cowboys for playoff spot

Tony Romo had the chance to bring the Dallas Cowboys back trailing late against the Washington Redskins, but he threw his third pick of the day, allowing Alfred Morris' brilliant performance to stand up.

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Heads will roll

Washington's punter was not about to let Dwayne Harris by him.

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Cowboys, Redskins tied up at half

Alfred Morris's 17-yard touchdown and Jason Witten's touchdown reception have the Redskins and Cowboys tied at 7-7 at half on Sunday night.

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NFC playoff schedule is set

Here are the first round NFC matchups that football fans will be treated to next Saturday and Sunday.

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'Nine yards what?'

The Vikings running back wasn't aware of just how close he was to the record books this week.

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Seahawks edge Rams in season finale

After a win over the St. Louis Rams, the Seattle Seahawks are entering the playoffs on a high note.

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Peterson fails to break record

A big game wasn't enough for Peterson to set the new record.

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Minnesota clinches playoff berth

Led by another big game from Adrian Peterson, the Minnesota Vikings clinched a playoff berth with their 37-34 win against Green Bay.

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NFC Playoff Picture gets clearer

The Redskins and Cowboys fight for the final spot while the Seahawks wait to see where they travel next week.

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Patriots blank Dolphins, wrap up No. 2 seed

The Patriots defeated the Dolphins 28-0 on Sunday and head into the playoffs at 12-4 with a first-round bye.

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San Diego holds off Oakland in season finale

San Diego defeats Oakland 24-21 in what is likely Norv Turner's last game as head coach of the Chargers.

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AFC Playoff Picture is set

Home-field advantage was on the line today, but the AFC playoff picture is now set.

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49ers handle Cards with ease

The San Francisco 49ers officially sealed up a 2012 NFC West title on Sunday afternoon with a win over Arizona.

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Broncos wrap up home field advantage

The Broncos took care of business on Sunday, routing the Chiefs to ensure that the AFC's road to the Super Bowl will go through the Mile High city.

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What's that, Jordy?

The Packers receiver was just trying to help his coach.

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Butt interception, almost

Too bad it was overturned.

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Greg Jennings lighting up Vikings

Greg Jennings has two touchdowns against the Vikings in the season finale.

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The greatest halftime show

It's just like it sounds: A monkey riding a dog and herding goats while wearing an Andrew Luck jersey.

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Stevan Ridley rewarding fantasy owners early

Stevan Ridley took advantage of goal line plunges to get big fantasy points for Week 17 leagues.

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Panthers defeat Saints 44-38 in high scoring game

Carolina running back DeAngelo Williams finished with 210 rushing yards and two touchdowns in a 44-38 victory over the New Orleans Saints.

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Chuck Pagano has reason to dance

Chuck Pagano returned to the sideline and his Colts brought home a Week 17 win over the Texans. What a way to cap the season.

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Bengals beat Baltimore's backups, 23-17

If you're a fan of watching what backup quarterbacks can do, then Ravens vs. Bengals was the game for you.

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Bengals could face Texans, Broncos, Patriots

After defeating the Ravens in Week 17, the Bengals could play the Texans, Patriots or Broncos depending on who wins and who loses the rest of the day.

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Bucs knock off Falcons in season finale

The Falcons lose players and the game in an ugly way to end the regular season for a Super Bowl hopeful.

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Playoff picture: What the Texans' loss means

The AFC's top seed comes down to the wire and the Broncos and Patriots, both in action at 4:25 p.m. ET, have a chance now that the Texans lost to the Colts.

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Jets can't find the end zone, fall, 28-9, to Bills

The Buffalo Bills finished the 2012 season with a 28-9 victory over the New York Jets behind strong efforts from Ryan Fitzpatrick and C.J. Spiller. Both teams finish the season 6-10.

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Bears still alive after beating Lions, 26-24

The possibility of a postseason appearance still looms over the Bears after a 26-24 victory over the Lions on Sunday.

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Bears knock out Giants, force Vikings hand

The Chicago Bears' win over the Lions officially eliminated the Giants and forced the Vikings to beat the Packers to claim the No. 6 seed in the NFC.

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Titans roll behind big plays

Big plays on defense and special teams sparked the Titans for the sixth win on the season

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Steelers end season with win against Browns

The Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Cleveland Browns to end a disappointing year on a high note.

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Colts win in Pagano's return

The Colts' emotions were running high from the start as head coach Chuck Pagano's return to the sideline fueled the team to a big win over the Texans on Sunday. Now, Houston needs New England or Denver to lose in order to secure a week off to start the postseason.

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Falcons DE John Abraham carted off the field

Atlanta Falcons defensive end John Abraham didn't look good as he was carted off the field following an ankle injury during the Falcons' game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.

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Henry "The Rhino" Hynoski delivers on his nickname

Henry Hynoski, known affectionately as the Rhino, did everything he possibly could to live up to his nickname after he scored a touchdown against the Eagles.

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Texans tumbling in Indy, Bears holding on

The Chicago Bears lead the Lions by double digits late in the fourth quarter, pushing the Giants' longshot playoff hopes to the brink of elimination.

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Terrelle Pryor starts for Raiders

The NFL has required that the Raiders and Chargers play. Several players will not, though. The inactive list is a wonderful reprieve for some.

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Inactive lists: Cardinals vs. 49ers

Tight end Vernon Davis will suit up against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, but defensive lineman Justin Smith remains out.

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Broncos KR Trindon Holliday (ankle) out for finale

The Broncos are considerably healthier than the Chiefs for the season finale but they'll still be without their elite return specialist Trindon Holliday (ankle).

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Titans scored 28 points without one offensive play

Thanks to two punt returns from Darius Reynaud and two interception returns for touchdowns from Zach Brown, the Titans have scored 28 unanswered points without the offense stepping foot on the field.

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Seahawks LB Hill out vs. Rams

The Seahawks will be without starting linebacker Leroy Hill, who is dealing with a hamstring injury, on Sunday against the Rams.

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Monkeys riding dogs!

The greatest halftime show on Earth is back, and still amazing.

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Dolphins & Patriots inactives: Gronkowski to play

The lists of inactive players are out for Sunday's 4:25 p.m. ET contest between the New England Patriots and Miami Dolphins. New England tight end Rob Gronkowski is active after missing the last five weeks with a forearm injury.

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Randall Cobb among inactives for Packers-Lions

Randall Cobb is among the inactive players for Sunday's big matchup between the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings.

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Arian Foster is all class

The Texans' talented running back showed a nice gesture after scoring against the Colts in Week 17.

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Missed FG is the most beautiful thing I have seen

Eagles kicker Alex Henery is making a statement on American society. Or he's just having a rough day.

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Josh Gordon injury: Browns WR hurts ankle, out

Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Gordon injured his ankle in the first half against the Pittsburgh Steelers and won't return.

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Bears, Giants fighting to stay alive early Sunday

The Giants and Bears, who both must win to have a shot at the No. 6 seed in the NFC, are two teams up double-digits early on Sunday.

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Matthew Stafford sets single-season attempts mark

Matthew Stafford sure doesn't seem like a guy who's suffered multiple shoulder injuries in his career. Sunday, he broke the record for pass attempts in a single season.

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Bengals haven't scored offensive TD since Week 15

The Bengals have now gone close to a game and a half without scoring an offensive touchdown, something that isn't very typical of a playoff team.

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A little Tuck for Luck

Everyone's favorite NFL rule made an appearance in the Colts game against the Texans this week.

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Dunta Robinson out with possible concussion

Dunta Robinson was injured in the 1st quarter of the Falcons' game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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It's The Chris Johnson Futility Dance Party!

The Titans are 4-11 and Chris Johnson is having another disappointing year. That doesn't matter: DANCE PARTY.

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Reid starts his (probable) last game like a boss

Andy Reid's likely last game as the Eagles' coach started with a big 'up yours' to football convention. It was awesome.

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Packers' Cobb out vs. Vikings

Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb will miss Sunday's regular season finale against the Minnesota Vikings with an ankle injury he suffered last week vs. the Tennessee Titans.

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NFL inactive list, Week 17: Buccaneers vs. Falcons

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be without safety Eric Wright on Sunday.

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Lewis gets first start with Weeden, McCoy out

Brandon Weeden, Trent Richardson and Colt McCoy will all miss Week 17's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Thaddeus McCoy will get his first career start. Byron Leftwich is out for the Steelers.

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Panthers' Jonathan Stewart inactive

The Panthers and Saints prepare to play for pride missing some players on each side.

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Andy Reid a possibility for Jaguars, Cardinals?

The Eagles will likely part ways this week with Andy Reid, who is reportedly already calling around the league to prepare a staff for a potential opening with a new team in 2013.

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Urlacher among inactives for Bears

Brian Urlacher will miss his fourth straight game for the Bears.

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NFL inactives, Week 17: Jaguars vs. Titans

The Jacksonville Jaguars are playing for the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.

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Bills vs. Jets to feature patched up lineups

Last week's starting quarterback Greg McElroy is inactive Sunday against the host Bills. Mark Sanchez will start in New York's season finale.

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Big Blue hoping for a miracle in Week 17

The Giants look to make the playoffs with a win and a ton of help against the Eagles in Andy Reid's last game.

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NFL inactive list, Week 17: Ravens vs. Bengals

Baltimore fills their inactive list with banged-up stars, while Cincinnati is practically injury-free.

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Brooks Reed inactive for Houston

Safety Brooks Reed has been ruled inactive for Houston's Week 17 regular season finale against Indianapolis. The Colts will be without starting center Samson Satele on Sunday.

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Gene Smith to be fired by Jaguars, per report

The Jacksonville Jaguars are expected to fire general manager Gene Smith at the end of the season.

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Could Jim Schwartz be on his way out?

The Ford Family is reportedly not happy with the Detroit Lions' 'culture' under coach Jim Schwartz.

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NFL playoff tiebreakers explained

The NFL season is down to one week, and it promises to be a crazy one.

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Who has the edge in Cowboys-Redskins showdown?

In the marquee game of Week 17, the Dallas Cowboys face the Washington Redskins in a winner-take-all finale in primetime.

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Buffalo spills

The first rule of a snowball attack, secure footing.

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Denver tries to wrap up bye against Chiefs

Peyton Manning and the Broncos are looking for a first-round bye against the woeful Chiefs in their regular season finale.

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Dickerson doesn't want Peterson to get record

Adrian Peterson needs 208 yards Sunday to beat the NFL's all-time single season rushing record, but the current record-holder thinks Peterson will fall short.

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49ers go for division title against Cardinals

The San Francisco 49ers have a lot on the line as they face the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.

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NFL injury report, Week 17

This week's injury report could shape the playoff picture.

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Raiders' and Chargers' seasons come to an end

The disappointing seasons of the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders will come to a close on Sunday as the two AFC West foes face each other to finish the 2012 season.

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Last chance for the playoffs

The NFL playoff picture is almost set ... almost.

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Patriots look for playoff bye against Dolphins

The Patriots face the Dolphins with a potential first-round bye on the line.

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Seattle hosts St. Louis in NFC West clash

The Seattle Seahawks will try to cap off a perfect regular season at home and run their winning streak to five games on Sunday, when Seattle plays host to the St. Louis Rams in Week 17.

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Bears visit Lions needing win, help for playoffs

The Bears face a must-win situation in Detroit just to keep their chance at reaching the playoffs alive in Week 17 on Sunday.

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Shurmur tries to go out with a win in Pittsburgh

The Browns and Steelers will meet in a season finale that has no impact on the postseason, a rarity in Pittsburgh.

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Jaguars vs. Titans 2012 game preview

With a pair of coaches that could be coaching their final games with their respective teams on Sunday, losing for draft position is the last thing on the minds of Mike Mularkey and Mike Munchak.

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Texans vs. Colts 2012 game preview

In the first meeting of the Colts and Texans two weeks ago, Houston controlled most of the game and earned a 29-17 victory.

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Packers, Vikings meet for playoff positioning

The Vikings can clinch a spot in the postseason with a win over the Packers, who can lock up the second seed in the NFC and get a first-round bye.

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Buccaneers vs. Falcons preview: Tune-up time

The Falcons' Week 17 meeting with the Buccaneers will be nothing more than an opportunity to work out the kinks before another potential Super Bowl run.

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Panthers vs. Saints 2012 game preview

The Carolina Panthers and New Orleans Saints are very different teams than when they met in week two.

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Jets' chaotic season will end in Buffalo

The Jets and Bills will wrap up disappointing seasons on Sunday when the two teams face off in Buffalo.

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The game of the millenium of the week!

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