Paul Daugherty of the Cincinnati Enquirer writes that the Bengals backing into the playoffs is better than not making the playoffs at all.
The Browns ended the season in dreary fashion once again.
The Texans went for two at the end of their loss to the Titans because, win or lose, they wanted to turn their attention to the playoffs.
Said Colts QB Peyton Manning about his future with the team, “That’s just something I haven’t thought a whole lot about. The draft’s four months away. Like I’ve said all along, the Colts are going to do what they have to do. The draft is something the personnel department will address. They’ll deal with it as they see fit.”
Ending the season with a win gave them a shot, but the Titans missed too many opportunities in previous weeks.
Romeo Crennel made a good case for sticking around as the Chiefs’ head coach.
When the dust settled, it was another season in the playoff wilderness for the Raiders.
Is there something to read into the silence of the Eagles front office?
Dan Daly of the Washington Times doesn’t think the Redskins are all that close to turning things around.
The performance by the Lions defense on Sunday makes you wonder what they’ll do when faced with the Saints.
The Falcons feel like they are hitting the playoffs with the offense performing well.
Said Panthers QB Cam Newton, “But today it was embarrassing how we finished that game. Offense, defense, special teams. The whole nine yards. It was unacceptable. That kind of play has to be deceased going forward.”
The Saints didn’t break stride in Week 17 on their way to the playoffs.
Said Buccaneers coach Raheem Morris when asked about his job security, “It’s not the time to talk about that stuff. That’s for mental midgets.”
Rams players had nothing but good things to say about coach Steve Spagnuolo after Sunday’s game.
Plenty of 49ers have reason to be thankful about getting a week off before the next game.