Latest news for all games of week 17

It’s a new year and the NFL is firing on all cylinders.

Several teams enter Week 17 with the goal of making a final push toward the 2022 playoffs.

The NFC South was decided as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. The Buccaneers won the division for the second straight year and will now host a playoff game. The New York Giants also clinched their postseason ticket by defeating the Indianapolis Colts.

Meanwhile, the Philadelphia Eagles squandered a chance for a first-round bye and home-court advantage by losing to the New Orleans Saints. The Miami Dolphins also failed to take control of a playoff spot. Both teams will need to rely on Week 18 and a little help to firmly lock in their playoff standings.

Week 17 ends with the Cincinnati Bengals and Buffalo Bills. The Bengals can also wrap up AFC North with a win and a Baltimore Ravens loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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PLAYOFF IMAGE: 3 teams can clinch splits; Cowboys alive for NFC East title

POWER RANKINGS:The Top 5 remains unchanged; Jaguars move up to 10th

WEEK 17 CHOICES:Bills-Bengals set for Monday night showdown

Here’s a look at all the Week 17 action around the NFL.

Dallas Cowboys 27, Tennessee Titans 13

Briefly: The Cowboys picked up a tough road win Thursday night. Dallas overcame a disappointing first half to put away the Titans. Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott had three turnovers but made later plays. He completed 29 of 41 passes for 282 yards and threw two touchdowns to tight end Dalton Schultz. The Titans were understaffed without star running back Derrick Henry and key point guards. However, Titans quarterback Joshua Dobbs looked solid in his first NFL start. The Titans play for AFC South next week and Dobbs has shown promise to stay in the starting lineup.

A strong point to know: Titans quarterback Joshua Dobbs found receiver Robert Woods for a 7-yard touchdown in the third trimester. It was his first career NFL touchdown in six seasons.

Next : The Titans take on the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 18. The Cowboys have a road game against the Washington Commanders.

Atlanta Falcons 20, Arizona Cardinals 19

Briefly: The Falcons snapped a four-game losing streak against the Cardinals on Sunday afternoon. Atlanta rookie quarterback Desmond Ridder earned his first NFL win after crafting a 12-play, 72-yard drive that culminated in a Younghoe Koo game-winning field goal. Ridder threw for 169 yards and running back Tyler Allgeier rushed for 83 yards and scored a touchdown. The Cardinals played well without key starters and generated a total of 339 yards of offense. Reserve quarterback David Blough completed 24 of 40 passes for 222 yards and a touchdown in the loss. The Cardinals have now lost six straight games.

A strong point to know: Falcon Safety Richie Grant blocked a punt late in the second quarter which served as a springboard for a touchdown just before halftime.

Next step : The Falcons face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 18. The Cardinals face the San Francisco 49ers.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 30, Carolina Panthers 24

Briefly: The Buccaneers won the NFC South for the second straight season. It was a banner day for Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans. The veteran had 10 receptions for 207 yards and three touchdowns. He led the way as the Buccaneers edged the Panthers by 10 points in the fourth quarter. The Buccaneers also anchored the Panthers’ dynamic offense. Carolina rushed for just 74 yards and had to rely on the arm of starting quarterback Sam Darnold. The talented flagman responded with 341 yards, three touchdowns and an interception. However, it was NFL star Tom Brady who sealed the victory with a one-yard touchdown late in the fourth quarter.

A strong point to know: Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans caught a 63-yard touchdown for the first of three afternoon scores.

Next step : The Buccaneers face the Atlanta Falcons in Week 18. The Panthers face the New Orleans Saints in the regular season finale.

Cleveland Browns 24, Washington Commanders 10

Briefly: The Browns squandered the Commanders’ chance to clinch a playoff berth on Sunday. Washington slipped behind the Detroit Lions in the NFC Wild Card race. Commanders quarterback Carson Wentz threw three interceptions, giving the Browns a clear lead. Cleveland edged Washington by 18 points in the second half. Browns receiver Amari Cooper shone with 105 yards and two touchdowns in the win.

A strong point to know: Browns wide receiver Amari Cooper carried in a 46-yard touchdown in the second quarter to extend the advance. He passed a defender and raced along the touchline to score.

Next : The Browns face the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 18. The Commanders face the Dallas Cowboys.

New England Patriots 23, Miami Dolphins 21

New York Giants 38, Indianapolis Colts 10

Kansas City Chiefs 27, Denver Broncos 24

New Orleans Saints 20, Philadelphia Eagles 10

Detroit Lions 41, Chicago Bears 10

Jacksonville Jaguars 31, Houston Texans 3

New York Jets vs. Seattle Seahawks

To start up: 4:05 p.m. ET


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What there is to know: Both teams are sitting on the playoff bubble on Sunday. The Jets have lost four straight games and are in danger of withdrawing from the competition. The Seahawks are behind the Washington Commanders in the race for the final NFC Wild Card spot. The Jets should get quarterback Mike White back and that should get their offense going again. The Seahawks are 3-4 at home and could need the “12th Man” to create an electric atmosphere for a win.

San Francisco 49ers vs. Las Vegas Raiders

To start up: 4:05 p.m. ET


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What there is to know: The 49ers are already locked into a playoff spot. This game is a chance to prepare and stay sharp before the final weeks. The Raiders have an interesting history. Replacement quarterback Jarrett Stidham will start while Derek Carr was on the bench. How will the change impact the morale of the Raiders team? It’s something to watch on a Sunday afternoon.

Los Angeles Rams vs. Los Angeles Chargers

To start up: 4:25 p.m. ET


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What there is to know: It’s the Battle of Los Angeles on Sunday afternoon. Both teams won’t have to go far to play the game. When it comes to the 2022 season, these teams are heading in different directions. The Rams will play for bragging rights while the Chargers are comfortably in the playoffs.

Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers

To start up: 4:25 p.m. ET


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What there is to know: The Packers have passed the first tier of their unlikely playoff challenge. They must defeat the Vikings to stay alive for the final NFC Wild Card spot. The Vikings still have a desire to secure home-court advantage. Minnesota must win and have the Philadelphia Eagles lose their last two games. It seems like an unlikely undertaking. However, the Vikings know that a chance to eliminate the Packers is motivation enough to play well.

Pittsburgh Steelers vs Baltimore Ravens

To start up: 8:20 p.m. ET


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What there is to know: Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin has never suffered a losing season. The Steelers must win the last two games to avoid this result. A clash against the Ravens might not mean much, due to slim playoff hopes, but don’t tell the AFC North rivals that. Expect a fierce battle worthy of the Sunday Night Football platform.

Buffalo Bills vs. Cincinnati Bengals

To start up: 8:15 p.m. ET


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What there is to know: Could this be a preview of the AFC Championship match? The Bengals and Bills are among the conference elite and will meet Monday night. They each have something to play outside of a friendly contest. The Bills can get home-court advantage with a win and a Kansas City Chiefs loss. The Bengals can clinch AFC North with a win and a loss to the Baltimore Ravens. The elements are there to create a fun environment on the national stage.

Playoff scenario: The Bills can earn a first-round bye with a Kansas City Chiefs win and loss. The Bengals can win AFC North with a win or tie and lose the Baltimore Ravens.

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