This isn't another pointless piece on how Lovie Smith was too conservative and played another game "not to lose" which ended up in another loss. I'm here to tell you, from my perspective, the Bucs as an organization played to hopefully lose in Sunday's loss to the Saints.
Coming into week seventeen the reports were that the Jets would clean house, fire Rex Ryan and John Idzik. After Sunday’s impressive victory it is not set in stone that will happen. The Jets beat their division rival by a score of 37-24 in their season finale, which will put things up in the air.
Aaron Rodgers returned from an injured calf to help the Packers beat the Lions in Sunday's NFC North title game at Lambeau Field. After the injury, the Packers scored 16 unanswered points as Rodgers went 13-of-15 for 129 yards and a touchdown.
At halftime, the Seahawks held a 245 to 60 edge in total yards but were losing in the two most critical statistics - the score, of course, and turnover margin. By evening the 0-2 halftime takeaway deficit with big plays from defenders Jordan Hill, Bruce Irvin, the Seahawks survived to win the NFC West and capture the conference's No. 1 seed.