After 17 weeks of play, 11 teams are heading to the NFL playoffs. Meanwhile, the top seeds for each conference have yet to be determined.
On Sunday afternoon, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers won a second straight NFC South title after defeating the Carolina Panthers. The New York Giants beat the Indianapolis Colts to advance to the playoffs for the first time since 2016.
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2023 NFL Power Rankings : Semaine 18
Chicago Bears 3-13
Last week : L, 41-10 to DET
Last row: 32 ème
The Bears tried to avoid a ninth straight loss when they faced the Lions in Detroit. Quarterback Justin Fields rushed for 105 in the first quarter and finished with 132 of the club’s 200 rushing yards.
Chicago’s defense, however, gave up 265 yards on the ground and 504 yards on offense in total. Matt Eberflus’ club took a 10-7 lead in the first quarter and conceded the game’s last 34 points. The Bears tied a franchise record with 13 losses in a season.
Houston Texans 2-13-1
Last week : L, 31-3 vs JAC
Last row: 31ème
With a 13-6 win at Jacksonville in Week 5, the Texans were in a position to sweep rival AFC South for the fifth straight year. The league’s worst running defense had another long outing as the Jaguars inflicted 169 rushing yards on Lovie Smith’s club.
Sophomore quarterback Davis Mills threw for 202 yards and led the team with 33 rushing yards, but lost a fumble as the Texans offense only managed to reach 277 yards late in the game. match.
Arizona Cardinals 4-12
Last week : L, 20-19 at ATL
Last row: 29th
The Cardinals have lost five straight to Atlanta. David Blough became the team’s fourth starting quarterback this season. He finished the day with 222 yards through the air and a score.
Arizona totaled 339 yards but settled for a TD and four field goals from Matt Prater, the latter giving his team a two-point lead with 4:57 to play. The Falcons got the last laugh with the game-winning kickoff on the last play of the game.
Denver Broncos 4-12
Last week : L, 27-24 at KC
Last row: 30th
It was the debut of interim head coach Jerry Rosburg as the Broncos looked to end a 14-game losing streak against the rival Chiefs. Denver’s defense limited Kansas City to just 46 yards on the ground but didn’t have many answers for Patrick Mahomes.
The Broncos still had two strikes, including an interception, and took a 17-13 lead in the third quarter. Denver failed to sack Mahomes, who threw for 328 yards and three scores.
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