The Chargers (7-9) won 24-21 over the hated Raiders (4-12) in the season finale on Sunday. It was an average performance by the Bolts -- but good enough to beat a below-average team.
The Packers offense was great on Sunday, but the defense was horrendous, and that put the Vikings into the playoffs and denied Green Bay a first-round bye.
The Saints ended a disappointing season with a 44-38 loss to the Panthers.
The Lions ended a 4-12 season with a loss to the Bears.
The season is over for the Cowboys, who lost 28-18 to the Redskins on Sunday night.
Tampa Bay's playoff chances wilted away with a five-game losing streak late in the season. But the Buccaneers should enter the offseason on a relatively happy note thanks to Sunday's 22-17 win over the NFC's No. 1 seed, Atlanta.
The Redskins defeated the Cowboys to claim their first NFC East title since 1999, when QB Robert Griffin III was 9 years old.
The Vikings know how to finish a season. In the last regular-season game at the Metrodome, they hosted the Packers to one of the great games in the history of their rivalry. It wasn't perfectly performed, but for drama's sake it's has few to match it, as the Vikings outlasted the Packers and earned the opportunity to meet them next Saturday in the playoffs at Lambeau Field.
The 28-0 win should restore confidence heading into the playoffs.
After three consecutive weeks of straight A's, the Seahawks only received one A following their 20-13 win over St. Louis.

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