The Redskins clinched the NFC East and a playoff berth with a win over the Cowboys and mistake-probe QB Tony Romo.
The Chargers wrapped up their third straight disappointing season by taking down the Raiders 24-21 on Sunday at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego.
The Seahawks finished the season with a perfect 8-0 record at home after beating the Rams 20-13 at CenturyLink Field on Sunday.
The Vikings used a last-second field goal from rookie Blair Walsh to defeat the rival Packers 37-34 on Sunday and set up a rematch in the first-round of the NFC playoffs in Green Bay.
San Francisco will take a week off before starting the NFC playoffs as the No. 2 seed on Jan. 12.
Peyton Manning and the Broncos played like a team that wanted to remove all doubt about being the No. 1 seed. The Chiefs played like a team that just wanted to go on vacation.
The Patriots shut out the Dolphins 28-0 in Foxborough on Sunday and earned a first-round bye in the playoffs.
Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith didn't try to cast his team's 26-24 win over the Lions at Ford Field on Sunday as anything more than what it was -- a game that kept his team's slim playoff hopes alive. Those hopes died later in the afternoon when the Minnesota Vikings beat the Green Bay Packers 37-34 and knocked the Bears out.
It wasn't much consolation, but the Steelers did manage to get an ugly win over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday to wrap up their first non-playoff season since 2009. The Browns aren't participating in the postseason either, and the housecleaning may begin in Cleveland on Monday.
In a topsy-turvy game with no playoff implications, Carolina beat the Saints 44-38 on Sunday in the Superdome, rallying for 28 consecutive points in the second half behind a career-high 210 rushing yards from DeAngelo Williams to clinch second place in the NFC South.

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