December 2008 in Sports - December 14, 2008 (Sunday) - American Football

American Football

  • National Football League Week 15:
    (Teams in bold clinched a playoff berth; teams in italics are eliminated)
    • New York Jets 31, Buffalo Bills 27
      • The Bills are eliminated from playoff contention.
    • Indianapolis Colts 31, Detroit Lions 21
      • The Lions drop to 0–14, the third team ever to lose the first 14 games of a season (1976 Buccaneers, 1980 Saints).
    • Jacksonville Jaguars 20, Green Bay Packers 16
      • The Packers are eliminated with the loss.
    • San Diego Chargers 22, Kansas City Chiefs 21
    • Miami Dolphins 14, San Francisco 49ers 9
    • Seattle Seahawks 23, St. Louis Rams 20
    • Atlanta Falcons 13, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10 (OT)
      • Atlanta's win eliminated the New Orleans Saints from playoff contention.
    • Houston Texans 13, Tennessee Titans 12
      • The Texans' win prevents Tennessee from getting home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs for this week.
    • Cincinnati Bengals 20, Washington Redskins 13
    • Minnesota Vikings 35, Arizona Cardinals 14
    • Carolina Panthers 30, Denver Broncos 10
    • New England Patriots 49, Oakland Raiders 26
    • Pittsburgh Steelers 13, Baltimore Ravens 9
      • The win gives the Steelers the AFC North title and a first-round playoff bye, and sets up a showdown with the Titans for AFC playoff home field advantage next Sunday.
    • Dallas Cowboys 20, New York Giants 8
      • The Giants loss now sets up a showdown with Carolina for home field advantage in the NFC playoffs next week.

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