The Eagles were in Dallas last night in a winner-take-all game for the NFC East Division title. Mychal Kendricks was a monster for the Eagles defense leading the team with 12 tackles and recorded the Eagles forced fumble on the Cowboys opening drive and had the first of Kyle Orton's two interceptions. LeSean McCoy, Brent Celek, and Bryce Brown all recorded touchdowns in the Eagles 24-22 victory sending them to the playoffs for the first time in three years. More here.
The Sixers were in Los Angeles last night taking on the Kobe-less Lakers. Thaddeus Young had a big game for the second consecutive night dropping 25 points and grabbing nine rebounds. Philadelphia only had 11 turnovers but forced 22 Los Angeles turnovers en route to their first road win since November 1st and their first regulation win since November 8th as the Sixers beat the Lakers 111-104. More here.
The Bears and Packers were in the same boat as the Eagles and Cowboys yesterday with one game deciding who will win the NFC North. It was a back-and-forth matchup with the Bears holding a 28-27 lead with under two minutes remaining. With the Packers facing a fourth-and-eight inside of one minute from the Bears 48-yard line, Rodgers found Randall Cobb on a deep post route to give the Packers a 33-28 lead after the failed two-point conversion. That would be the final as the Packers won the NFC North title.
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The Giants and Redskins met at the Meadowlands to end each of their seasons. Kirk Cousins was dreadful for Washington going 19-for-49 (38.7%) for 169 yards and two interceptions. Eli Manning was taken down awkwardly at the end of the first half but the Giants went on to win 20-6 and finish the year 7-9. The Redskins locked up the second overall pick finishing the year at 3-13 but their pick is headed to St. Louis as part of the Robert Griffin III trade.