Chicago Bears 24 - Green Bay Packers 17
The Bears clinched the NFC North with their 10th win of the season, meaning P Pat O’Donnell and S Deon Bush will both make their first trips to the postseason. O’Donnell took care of business in the kicking game, totaling 177 yards on 4 punts, dropping 2 inside the 20. Bush was credited with a tackle in spot duty for the Bears elite defense.
Packers TE Jimmy Graham caught 3 passes for 32 yards, but Green Bay was unable to complete another comeback against Chicago.
Atlanta Falcons 40 - Arizona Cardinals 14
Falcons P Matt Bosher booted 6 punts for 266 yards as the Falcons snapped their 5-game losing streak.
Indianapolis Colts 23 - Dallas Cowboys 0
Cowboys WR Allen Hurns caught 1 pass for 9 yards as Dallas failed to put points on the board for the first time since 2003.
Minnesota Vikings 41 - Miami Dolphins 17
Dolphins RB Frank Gore carried the ball 5 times for 14 yards before leaving the game in the first quarter with a sprained foot. He would leave the stadium with a walking boot on his left foot, which could put his NFL-leading streak of 122 consecutive starts in jeopardy.
Cincinnati Bengals 30 - Oakland Raiders 16
Bengals RB Mark Walton didn’t receive any carries or offensive snaps, but he still made his presence known on special teams with 2 tackles.
Tennessee Titans 17 - New York Giants 0
Giants DL Olivier Vernon and RJ McIntosh registered 3 and 1 tackles respectively in the losing effort.
Jaguars DE Calais Campbell led a solid defensive effort with 7 tackles, a sack and 2 tackles for loss, but Jacksonville came up short as the Redskins converted a field goal as time expired.
Chargers WR Travis Benjamin made 2 key catches for 57 yards while adding an 8-yard rush as the Chargers upset the #1 seed in the AFC. The team website wrote about Benjamin’s impact on the game:
K Michael Badgley converted all 3 of his extra-points, and S Rayshawn Jenkins registered a tackle for the Chargers.
Chiefs DT Allen Bailey collected 3 tackles as Kansas City suffered its 3rd loss of the season.
Houston Texans 29 - New York Jets 22
Texans RB Lamar Miller rushed 3 times for 8 yards on the opening drive before having to leave the game due to an ankle injury. Head coach Bill O’Brien told reporters that the injury did not appear to be severe.
Jets TE Chris Herndon caught 3 passes for 53 yards in the losing effort.
Cleveland Browns 17 - Denver Broncos 16
Browns RB Duke Johnson Jr finished with 8 touches for 53 yards, and TE David Njoku caught 3 passes for 30 yards as the Browns pulled out their 6th win of the season, keeping their playoff hopes alive.
Steelers DE Anthony Chickillo and CB Artie Burns contributed 3 and 2 tackles respectively as the Steelers held the defending AFC Champs to only 10 points.