NFL: Washington secures last playoff ticket

NFL: Washington secures last playoff ticket

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.

In addition to Washington, the Los Angeles Rams and the Chicago Bears also qualified in the NFC on the last day of the regular season.

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.

That goes for the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC.

The -defending champion was defeated by the Los Angeles Chargers at 21:38, but spared some regulars like superstar quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

Browns back for the first time in 19 years

The -Tennessee Titans, Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens are also still in the play-offs.

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 -Ravens prevailed 38: 3 against the already eliminated Cincinnati Bengals. Baltimore quarterback Lamar Jackson ran 97 yards of space and thus made for a record.

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.

The -NFL schedule for the “ Super Wild Card Weekend”, which opens the play-offs next weekend:

Saturday ( January 9th): Buffalo Bills Indianapolis Colts, Seattle Seahawks Los Angeles Rams, Washington Football Team Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Sunday ( January 10th): Tennessee Titans Baltimore Ravens, New Orleans Saints Chicago Bears, Pittsburg Steelers Cleveland Browns

(APA / dpa / Reuters)

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