The -pairings for the first knockout games next weekend have been determined.
The -Washington Football Team secured the final play-off spot of the National Football League (NFL) on Sunday (local time).
The -capital club prevailed with 20:14 at the Philadelphia Eagles and claimed first place in the NFC East Division. Since division winners always move into the play-offs, Washington had a poor record of seven wins from 16 games.
The -Rams won at home 18: 7 against the Arizona Cardinals. Chicago celebrated its entry into the wild card round despite a 16:35 home defeat to the Green Bay Packers and star quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who have a bye to kick off the postseason with the win.
Browns back for the first time in 19 years
The -Titans won 41:38 at the Houston Texans. Cleveland benefited from the fact that the already qualified Pittsburgh Steelers spared some top performers and celebrated a 24:22 home win. As a result, the Browns are back in the postseason for the first time since 2002 and will meet the Steelers again next Sunday (local time).
The -23-year-old is the first playmaker in NFL history to run more than 1,000 yards in multiple seasons. After Jackson had achieved a historic NFL record for quarterbacks at 1,206 yards last year and was unanimously voted Most Valuable Player (MVP), it was 1,005 yards this season.
The -New York Jets parted company with their coach Adam Gase immediately after their 14:28 defeat at the New England Patriots. “ It is clearly the best decision for the Jets to take a new direction,” said club chairman and owner Christopher Johnson in a statement on Sunday after the Jets lost 14 of their 16 games of the season.
Three coaches, Bill O’ Brien ( Houston Texans), Dan Quinn ( Atlanta Falcons) and Matt Patricia ( Detroit Lions), had already been fired during the season. Jacksonville Jaguars coach Doug Marrone is also on the brink of death.
(APA / dpa / Reuters)