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NFL scores, Week 16: Broncos, Patriots and Bengals clinch divisions, Cowboys and Cardinals stay alive

Peyton Manning is your new single-season touchdown record holder, as he threw four touchdowns in a blowout against Houston.

With the morning slate of games in the books, the NFL's playoff picture has become more clear. The Broncos clinched a first-round bye in the AFC as Peyton Manning broke Tom Brady's record for single-season touchdown passes with 51. The Dolphins loss to Buffalo means Brady and the Patriots wrapped up the AFC East, making the playoffs for the 10th time in 11 years. Meanwhile, in a laugher, the Bengals beat Minnesota to remain in the driver's seat for the AFC North title.

In the NFC, the Cowboys needed a touchdown pass from Tony Romo in the final minutes to finish off the Redskins. Dallas still needs to beat the Eagles next week to win the NFC East, their only chance to get into the playoffs. The Panthers stayed alive with a last-minute touchdown drive of their own, with Cam Newton outgunning Drew Brees in heavy rain as Carolina beat New Orleans.

The afternoon games saw some new developments. The Cardinals shocked the Seahawks on the road, staying alive in the wild card chase. Seattle can still clinch the division and homefield advantage if the 49ers lose on Monday night. The Lions dropped an overtime heartbreaker to the Giants and are eliminated from the playoffs, while the Packers are on the ropes with a home loss to Pittsburgh. The Chargers took care of the Raiders and are still in the wild card race. They got a lot of help with the Dolphins and Ravens both losing.


1 p.m. ET

Miami Dolphins 0, Buffalo Bills 19, F (full coverage)

New Orleans Saints 13, Carolina Panthers 17, F (full coverage)

Minnesota Vikings 14, Cincinnati Bengals 42 F (full coverage)

Denver Broncos 37, Houston Texans 13, F (full coverage)

Tennesee Titans 20, Jacksonville Jaguars 16, F (full coverage)

Indianapolis Colts 23, Kansas City Chiefs 7, F (full coverage)

Dallas Cowboys 24, Washington Redskins 23, F  (full coverage)

Cleveland Browns 13, New York Jets 24, F (full coverage)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 13, St. Louis Rams 23 F (full coverage)

4:05 p.m. ET

Arizona Cardinals 17, Seattle Seahawks 10 F (full coverage)

New York Giants 23, Detroit Lions 20 F/OT (full coverage)

4:25 p.m. ET

New England Patriots 41, Baltimore Ravens 7 F (full coverage)

Oakland Raiders 13, San Diego Chargers 26 F (full coverage)

Pittsburgh Steelers 38, Green Bay Packers 31 F (full coverage)

8:30 p.m. ET

Chicago Bears 11, Philadelphia Eagles 54 F (full coverage)


Atlanta Falcons at San Francisco 49ers (full coverage)

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