Alfred Morris (46) of the Washington Redskins carries the ball against the defense of Eric Frampton (27) of the Dallas Cowboys in the third quarter at FedExField on December 30, 2012 in Landover, Maryland. The Redskins won 28-18. They are 10-6 and will host the Seattle Seahawks next Sunday, having won seven straight since their bye week. Washington is the first NFL team to rally from 3-6 to make the postseason since the Jacksonville Jaguars in 1996.
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Robert Griffin III (10) celebrates his third quarter touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys with Logan Paulsen (82) of the Washington Redskins at FedExField on December 30, 2012, in Landover, Maryland. RG3 ran for a touchdown, and fellow rookie Alfred Morris rushed for 200 yards and three scores night as the Redskins won their first division title in 13 years by beating the Dallas Cowboys 28-18.
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Head coach Chuck Pagano of the Indianapolis Colts talks with Antoine Bethea (41) after returning to the sidelines for a game against the Houston Texans at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 30, 2012, in Indianapolis, Indiana. It was Pagano's first game back as coach since starting treatment for leukemia Sept. 26. Andrew Luck threw for two touchdowns and Deji Karim swung the game with a 101-yard kickoff return in the third quarter, giving the Colts a 28-16 victory over Houston. Indianapolis (11-5) heads into the playoffs as the No. 5 seed and on a roll.
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Jacoby Jones (12) of the Baltimore Ravens is tackled by Adam Jones (24) of the Cincinnati Bengals during the NFL game at Paul Brown Stadium on December 30, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Carlos Dunlap returned an interception 14 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter, sending the Bengals to a 23-17 victory over the Ravens in a game that didn't much matter to either playoff-bound team.
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Quarterback Peyton Manning (18) congratulates wide receiver Eric Decker (87) of the Denver Broncos after the two connected for a touchdown during a game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Sports Authority Field Field at Mile High on December 30, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. Manning threw for 304 yards and three touchdowns to lift Denver to a 38-3 win over Kansas City that sealed the No. 1 seed in the AFC playoffs for the Broncos. Manning finished the season with 4,659 yards, only 41 short of his career high.
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Adrian Peterson (28) of the Minnesota Vikings carries the ball during the third quarter of the game against the Green Bay Packers on December 30, 2012 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Peterson rushed for 199 yards to become the seventh player to surpass 2,000 in a season and scored two touchdowns to help the Vikings to a 37-34 victory over the Packers that sets up a playoff rematch next weekend.
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Michael Crabtree (15) of the San Francisco 49ers throws the ball in to the stands after he scored a touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals at Candlestick Park on December 30, 2012 in San Francisco, California. Crabtree caught touchdown passes of 49 and 7 yards and finished with a career-high 172 yards, leading the 49ers to a second straight NFC West title with a 27-13 victory over the Cardinals.
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Quarterback Russell Wilson (3) of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates with wide receiver Golden Tate (81) after scoring a touchdown against the St. Louis Rams at CenturyLink Field on December 30, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. The Seahawks defeated the Rams 20-13. Wilson tied Peyton Manning's record for most touchdown passes by a rookie with 26, and his 1-yard TD run with 1:39 left gave Seattle a 20-13 victory over the St. Louis Rams and an 8-0 home mark for the Seahawks. Seattle plays the Redskins next week in the first round of the playoffs.
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Brian Hartline (82) of the Miami Dolphins misses a catch in front of Steve Gregory (28) of the New England Patriots during the game at Gillette Stadium on December 30, 2012 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. Tom Brady threw two touchdown passes, the defense had a season-high seven sacks and New England ended a rare slump by dominating the Miami Dolphins 28-0. The Patriots earned the second seed in the AFC and an extra week to savor the win and prepare for their postseason opener on Jan. 13.
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Anthony Gaitor (26) of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers tackles Jacquizz Rodgers (32) of the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on December 30, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. Atlanta looked flat, especially early, and the Buccaneers seized
the opportunity. Josh Freeman threw a touchdown pass to Mike Williams and Doug Martin ran for 142 yards, including a 40-yard touchdown, in the Buccaneers' 22-17 victory over Atlanta.
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Jay Cutler (6) of the Chicago Bears avoids a tackle by Cliff Avril (92) of the Detroit Lions during a second quarter play at Ford Field on December 30, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. Chicago had kept its playoff hopes alive - but only momentarily.
The Bears beat the Detroit Lions 26-24, then were eliminated from postseason contention when the Vikings won 37-34 to earn the final NFC wild card.
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Eli Manning (10) of the New York Giants speaks with Michael Vick (7) of the Philadelphia Eagles after the Giants 42-7 win at MetLife Stadium on December 30, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Giants (9-7) playoff hopes ended minutes after routing the Eagles. Chicago's win over Detroit ended New York's long-shot playoff chances.
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