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Falcons inch closer to NFC South title

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NEW ORLEANS -- They are far from perfect -- and, if truth be told, maybe even far from mediocre -- but the 6-9 Atlanta Falcons, incredibly, have the NFC South title in their sights with one game left in the season.

Patriots edge Jets, earn first-round bye

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Running back Jonas Gray scored a 1-yard touchdown early in the fourth quarter Sunday as the New England Patriots came back to edge the New York Jets, 17-16, at MetLife Stadium.

Lions overcome turnovers, beat reeling Bears

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CHICAGO -- The Detroit Lions survived their own mistakes, including three first-half turnovers, to beat the Chicago Bears 20-14 on Sunday at Soldier Field.

Steelers clinch playoff spot with win over Chiefs

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PITTSBURGH -- Ben Roethlisberger shook off a knee injury and threw for 220 yards and a touchdown as the Pittsburgh Steelers clinched a playoff berth with a 20-12 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.

Panthers a win away from playoff berth

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Carolina Panthers moved to the verge of a playoff spot as Cam Newton's 9-yard touchdown pass to running back Jonathan Stewart with 7:07 remaining propelled them to a 17-13 victory against the Cleveland Browns.

Texans keep playoff hopes alive with win over Ravens

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Kareem Jackson recorded two of three interceptions of Joe Flacco and the Houston Texans kept alive their postseason hopes with a 25-13 win over the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday at NRG Stadium.

Dolphins win, will miss playoffs

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MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- The Miami Dolphins were eliminated from the AFC playoff race despite defeating the Minnesota Vikings 37-35 on Sunday at Sun Life Stadium.

Packers stomp Bucs, set up NFC title showdown

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TAMPA, Fla. -- A week after a performance he called a "stinker," Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers found himself battling with the flu and a strained calf.

Chargers edge 49ers 38-35 in overtime

Novak field goal clinches win

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Nick Novak kicked a 40-yard field goal 4:54 into overtime to cap a stunning comeback from a 21-point deficit as visiting San Diego kept alive its playoff hopes.

Video: Janay Rice nuzzled Ray Rice after assault

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A newly released video shows the now-wife of NFL player Ray Rice lovingly nuzzling him shortly after he knocked her out cold at a casino in New Jersey.

The video obtained by ABC News shows the couple in handcuffs immediately after the February elevat...

Clausen in, Cutler out for spark-seeking Bears

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Jay Cutler's future with the Chicago Bears is not determined beyond this week, coach Marc Trestman claimed Thursday while announcing Jimmy Clausen would make his first start since 2010.

Harbaugh steers clear of Michigan question

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With reports circulating that Michigan has extended Jim Harbaugh a six-year, $48 million offer to become their head coach, he refused to answer questions about the job opening on Thursday.

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