Brees sets mark, Saints win South title
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees celebrates after throwing a touchdown pass and breaking the NFL single-season record for passing yardage, held by Dan Marino, in the fourth quarter against the Atlanta Falcons in New Orleans, Monday, Dec. 26, 2011. New Orleans clinched the NFC South title with a 45-16 victory over the Falcons.
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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers celebrates a touchdown pass during the second half against the Chicago Bears on Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011, in Green Bay, Wis. Rodgers threw five touchdown passes for the first time in his career to help the Packers nail down the No. 1 seed in the NFC and defeat the Bears 35-21.
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49ers bounce 'Hawks, eyeing bye
San Francisco 49ers' Frank Gore (21) is grabbed by Seattle Seahawks' Richard Sherman in the second half in Seattle on Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011. Gore had a 4-yard touchdown and rushed for 83 yards rushing and the 49ers held on for a 19-17 win over the Seahawks on Saturday.
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Romo injured as Eagles top Cowboys
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick (7) eludes Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Jay Ratliff (90) during the first quarter, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011, in Arlington, Texas. Michael Vick threw two touchdown passes to lead the Eagles to a 20-7 victory over the Cowboys in a game that had all the intensity of a preseason dress rehearsal.
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Lions rip Bolts, reach playoffs
Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) passes against the San Diego Chargers in the first half on Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011, in Detroit. Stafford threw three touchdown passes in the first half to beat the Chargers 38-10.
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Vikes end skid, but lose Peterson, Ponder
Running back Adrian Peterson (28) of the Minnesota Vikings is helped off the field after being injured in the third quarter against the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field on Dec. 24, 2011 in Landover, Md. Adrian Peterson and Christian Ponder were hurt on the first two offensive plays of the second half, the Minnesota Vikings seemed doomed to their longest single-season losing streak since they were a baby NFL franchise 50 years ago as the Vikings snapped a six-game skid with a 33-26 win over the Redskins.
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Titans keep playoff hopes alive, edge Jaguars
Tennessee Titans quarterback Matt Hasselbeck passes against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the first quarter on Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011, in Nashville, Tenn. Hasselbeck threw for 350 yards and one touchdown as the Titans won 23-17 to keep their playoff hopes alive.
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Backup Batch, Steelers crush Rams
John Clay (38) of the Pittsburgh Steelers celebrates after scoring a touchdown in the second quarter of the game against the St. Louis Rams at Heinz Field on Dec. 24, 2011 in Pittsburgh. The Steelers' beat the Rams 27-0.
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Giants beat Jets, keep title hopes alive
Ahmad Bradshaw (44) of the New York Giants runs for his second touchdown against the New York Jets in a game at MetLife Stadium on Dec. 24, 2011 in East Rutherford. N.J. The Giants kept their postseason hopes alive by winning 29-14.
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Brady rallies Pats past Dolphins
Tom Brady (12) of the New England Patriots throws over Will Allen (25) of the Miami Dolphins during the second half of New England's 27-24 win at Gillette Stadium on December 24, 2011 in Foxboro, Mass.
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Raiders drop Chiefs, playoff hopes alive
Place kicker Sebastian Janikowski (11) of the Oakland Raiders kicks a 36-yard field goal against the Kansas City Chiefs to win the game in overtime on Dec. 24, 2011 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City. Oakland defeated Kansas City 16-13 in overtime.
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Bengals survive Cards, stay in hunt
Andy Dalton (14) of the Cincinnati Bengals looks to pass against the Arizona Cardinals at Paul Brown Stadium on Dec. 24, 2011 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Dalton threw two more touchdown passes, becoming only the fourth rookie to have 20 in a season, and Cincinnati got a break when the NFL's top comeback team tripped itself up in the closing minutes. The Bengals defeated the Cardinals 23-16.
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Panthers pile up points on Bucs
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) scrambles past Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Da'Quan Bowers (91) during the third quarter in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011. The No. 1 pick in the NFL draft added to his remarkable season by breaking Peyton Manning's rookie record for yards passing and setting a franchise mark with a 91-yard touchdown toss to Brandon LaFell as the Panthers handed the Buccaneers their ninth straight defeat, 48-16.
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Tebow, Broncos stalled by Bills
Tim Tebow (15) of the Denver Broncos stands on the field after throwing an interception in the fourth quarter against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium on Dec. 24, 2011 in Orchard Park, New York. Buffalo won 40-14.
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Flacco leads Ravens past Browns
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, right, rushes past Cleveland Browns defenders Jayme Mitchell (92) and Brian Schaefering (91) in the second half in Baltimore, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011. Joe Flacco threw two touchdown passes, and the Ravens beat the bumbling Cleveland Browns 20-14 to move one step closer to winning the AFC North.
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Colts score late in fourth to stun Texans
Indianapolis Colts' Reggie Wayne exults after his touchdown catch during the fourth quarter against the Houston Texans on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, in Indianapolis. Indianapolis won 19-16.
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