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Associated Press Detroit Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew (87) is tackled by San Diego Chargers strong safety Steve Gregory (28) after making a first down catch in the second quarter Saturday in Detroit.

NFL Week 16: Lions reach playoffs for first time since '99

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DETROIT (AP) -- Forget next year's draft. The Detroit Lions have something different to look forward to this December.

The Lions are headed to the playoffs for the first time since the 1999 season.

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"This is an accomplishment," coach Jim Schwartz said. "It's a big step for our team and our organization."

Detroit clinched a postseason berth with a resounding 38-10 win over San Diego on Saturday, and now the Lions can sit back and contemplate any number of possible first-round match-ups. There's one more regular-season game, at Green Bay next weekend, but Detroit will be a wild card win or lose.

The Lions will be on the road for the first round -- and probably for as long as they're still playing. But Detroit did get to celebrate its playoff berth with a home win and a victory lap by Schwartz and some players.

"Unless something really strange happens, it's probably the last home game that we're going to play this year. So our crowd's made a big difference," Schwartz said. "We've said a lot about how they don't just go to the games, they participate in the games. I'd like a few less waves when our offense has the ball when we're holding the lead."

Lions 38, Chargers 10

San Diego 0 0 10 0--10

Detroit 10 14 7 7--38

FIRST QUARTER

Det--Pettigrew 7 pass from Stafford (Hanson kick), 10:52.

Det-- Hanson 50 FG, 0:33.

SECOND QUARTER

Det--K.Smith 3 pass from Stafford (Hanson kick), 7:11.

Det--Johnson 14 pass from Stafford (Hanson kick), :31.

THIRD QUARTER

SD--Floyd 11 pass from Rivers (Novak kick), 8:38.

SD-- Novak 22 FG, 4:53.

Det--K.Smith 6 run (Hanson kick), :16.

FOURTH QUARTER

Det--Avril 4 interception return (Hanson kick), 2:28.

Attendance--62,469.

SD Det

First downs 20 24

Total Net Yards 367 440

Rushes-yards 16-70 23-87

Passing 297 353

Punt Returns 1-17 2-7

Kickoff Returns 3-69 1-29

Interceptions Ret. 0-0 2-47

Comp-Att-Int 28-53-2 29-36-0

Sacked-Yards Lost 1-2 3-20

Punts 4-41.5 3-41.3

Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-0

Penalties-Yards 1-10 3-8

Time of Possession 27:39 32:21

Individual statistics

RUSHING--San Diego: Mathews 11-58, Tolbert 4-9, Hester 1-3. Detroit: K.Smith 15-49, Morris 5-22, Burleson 1-11, Stafford 2-5.

PASSING--San Diego: Rivers 28-53-2-299. Detroit: Stafford 29-36-0-373.

RECEIVING--San Diego: Floyd 6-95, Tolbert 6-32, Gates 4-40, Mathews 3-16, Jackson 2-41, V.Brown 2-34, Crayton 2-20, McMichael 2-18, Hester 1-3. Detroit: Pettigrew 9-80, Burleson 6-83, Johnson 4-102, T.Young 4-39, Scheffler 3-47, K.Smith 2-12, Morris 1-10.

MISSED FIELD GOALS--None.

Packers 35, Bears 21

Chicago 0 3 7 11--21

Green Bay 7 7 14 7--35

FIRST QUARTER

GB--Finley 2 pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick), 10:26.

SECOND QUARTER

Chi-- Gould 35 FG, 1:56.

GB--J.Jones 2 pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick), :16.

THIRD QUARTER

Chi--E.Williams fumble recovery in end zone (Gould kick), 11:35.

GB--Nelson 55 pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick), 10:02.

GB--J.Jones 7 pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick), 1:54.

FOURTH QUARTER

GB--Nelson 2 pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick), 14:53.

Chi--K.Davis 1 pass from McCown (McCown run), 7:54.

Chi-- Gould 30 FG, 1:11.

Attendance--70,574.

Chi GB

First downs 24 19

Total Net Yards 441 363

Rushes-yards 42-199 21-81

Passing 242 282

Punt Returns 2-7 1-8

Kickoff Returns 5-117 1-34

Interceptions Ret. 0-0 2-23

Comp-Att-Int 19-28-2 21-29-0

Sacked-Yards Lost 0-0 1-1

Punts 2-49.0 4-44.0

Fumbles-Lost 2-0 0-0

Penalties-Yards 6-28 0-0

Time of Possession 35:48 24:12

Individual statistics

RUSHING--Chicago: Bell 23-121, Allen 11-40, McCown 8-38. Green Bay: Grant 8-44, Rodgers 4-18, Starks 6-13, Saine 1-8, Flynn 2-(minus 2).

PASSING--Chicago: McCown 19-28-2-242. Green Bay: Rodgers 21-29-0-283.

RECEIVING--Chicago: R.Williams 6-81, Sanzenbacher 4-51, Bell 4-38, K.Davis 3-21, Bennett 1-49, Clutts 1-2. Green Bay: Nelson 6-115, J.Jones 4-50, Finley 3-20, Grant 2-34, Driver 2-29, Cobb 2-22, Crabtree 1-7, Starks 1-6.

MISSED FIELD GOALS--Chicago: Gould 49 (WR).

49ers 19, Seahawks 17

San Francisco 0 3 10 6--19

Seattle 7 3 0 7--17

FIRST QUARTER

Sea--Baldwin 13 pass from Jackson (Hauschka kick), 11:35.

SECOND QUARTER

SF-- Akers 53 FG, 14:28.

Sea-- Hauschka 19 FG, 1:30.

THIRD QUARTER

SF--Gore 4 run (Akers kick), 11:01.

SF-- Akers 29 FG, 4:04.

FOURTH QUARTER

SF-- Akers 44 FG, 12:37.

Sea--Lynch 4 run (Hauschka kick), 6:41.

SF-- Akers 39 FG, 2:57.

Attendance--66,697.

SF Sea

First downs 21 14

Total Net Yards 349 267

Rushes-yards 40-178 27-126

Passing 171 141

Punt Returns 2-41 1-24

Kickoff Returns 3-86 5-107

Interceptions Ret. 0-0 0-0

Comp-Att-Int 14-26-0 15-28-0

Sacked-Yards Lost 2-8 3-22

Punts 3-36.0 5-45.4

Fumbles-Lost 1-0 1-1

Penalties-Yards 6-77 6-51

Time of Possession 32:54 27:06

Individual statistics

RUSHING--San Francisco: Gore 23-83, Hunter 12-73, Ale.Smith 5-22. Seattle: Lynch 21-107, Washington 2-9, Jackson 3-5, Forsett 1-5.

PASSING--San Francisco: Ale.Smith 14-26-0-179. Seattle: Jackson 15-28-0-163.

RECEIVING--San Francisco: Crabtree 5-85, V.Davis 4-54, Gore 1-13, Hunter 1-11, Edwards 1-9, K.Williams 1-4, Miller 1-3. Seattle: Tate 3-16, Lynch 2-24, Forsett 2-20, Obomanu 2-20, Baldwin 2-17, Butler 2-13, Lockette 1-44, Miller 1-9.

MISSED FIELD GOALS--San Francisco: Akers 52 (SH).

Eagles 20, Cowboys 7

Philadelphia 7 7 3 3--20

Dallas 0 0 0 7--7

FIRST QUARTER

Phi--Celek 13 pass from Vick (Henery kick), 11:30.

SECOND QUARTER

Phi--Maclin 5 pass from Vick (Henery kick), :05.

THIRD QUARTER

Phi-- Henery 43 FG, 4:30.

FOURTH QUARTER

Phi-- Henery 51 FG, 13:25.

Dal--Austin 4 pass from McGee (Bailey kick), :07.

Attendance--84,834.

Phi Dal

First downs 20 16

Total Net Yards 386 238

Rushes-yards 26-105 23-81

Passing 281 157

Punt Returns 2-20 4-18

Kickoff Returns 1-3 3-95

Interceptions Ret. 0-0 0-0

Comp-Att-Int 18-32-0 24-40-0

Sacked-Yards Lost 2-12 3-25

Punts 6-42.7 9-38.1

Fumbles-Lost 1-1 0-0

Penalties-Yards 5-47 6-47

Time of Possession 27:37 32:23

Individual statistics

RUSHING--Philadelphia: McCoy 13-35, Brown 8-33, D.Jackson 2-27, Vick 3-10. Dallas: Morris 13-29, McGee 4-28, Jones 4-24, Fiammetta 1-1, Washington 1-(minus 1).

PASSING--Philadelphia: Vick 18-32-0-293. Dallas: McGee 24-38-0-182, Romo 0-2-0-0.

RECEIVING--Philadelphia: D.Jackson 5-90, Maclin 5-72, Celek 2-52, Avant 2-35, Cooper 1-28, McCoy 1-10, Harbor 1-9, Hall 1-(minus 3). Dallas: Bryant 6-62, Austin 4-40, Witten 4-24, Morris 4-10, Bennett 3-28, Washington 2-13, Robinson 1-5.

MISSED FIELD GOALS--None.

Panthers 48, Buccaneers 16

Tampa Bay 0 10 0 6--16

Carolina 10 10 21 7--48

FIRST QUARTER

Car--D.Williams 8 run (Mare kick), 10:12.

Car-- Mare 21 FG, 8:27.

SECOND QUARTER

TB--Benn 4 pass from Freeman (Barth kick), 14:07.

Car--LaFell 91 pass from Newton (Mare kick), 13:06.

TB-- Barth 42 FG, 5:33.

Car-- Mare 19 FG, 0:25.

THIRD QUARTER

Car--D.Williams 22 run (Mare kick), 11:55.

Car--Stewart 11 pass from Newton (Mare kick), 3:24.

Car--Newton 49 run (Mare kick), :24.

FOURTH QUARTER

Car--Shockey 8 pass from Newton (Mare kick), 14:53.

TB--Freeman 1 run (pass failed), 11:08.

Attendance--70,363.

TB Car

First downs 22 20

Total Net Yards 317 433

Rushes-yards 19-59 31-270

Passing 258 163

Punt Returns 1-9 1-1

Kickoff Returns 5-101 1-17

Interceptions Ret. 0-0 1-20

Comp-Att-Int 28-38-1 12-17-0

Sacked-Yards Lost 3-16 1-8

Punts 1-59.0 2-46.5

Fumbles-Lost 3-3 0-0

Penalties-Yards 7-64 8-77

Time of Possession 32:57 27:03

Individual statistics

RUSHING--Tampa Bay: Lumpkin 7-24, Madu 4-20, Blount 2-11, Freeman 6-4. Carolina: Stewart 7-88, D.Williams 7-66, Newton 6-65, Vaughan 7-24, Smith 1-23, Brockel 2-5, D.Anderson 1-(minus 1).

PASSING--Tampa Bay: Freeman 28-38-1-274. Carolina: Newton 12-17-0-171.

RECEIVING--Tampa Bay: Winslow 6-63, Stroughter 4-52, Madu 4-42, Williams 4-39, Lumpkin 4-38, Stocker 3-14, Parker 1-16, Briscoe 1-6, Benn 1-4. Carolina: LaFell 3-103, D.Williams 2-18, Shockey 2-14, Naanee 2-12, Stewart 1-11, Smith 1-9, Brockel 1-4.

MISSED FIELD GOALS--None.

Titans 23, Jaguars 17

Jacksonville 7 3 0 7--17

Tennessee 10 7 3 3--23

FIRST QUARTER

Ten-- Bironas 51 FG, 7:05.

Ten--Cook 55 pass from Hasselbeck (Bironas kick), 4:39.

Jac--Jones-Drew 10 run (Scobee kick), :19.

SECOND QUARTER

Ten--Harper 1 run (Bironas kick), 12:03.

Jac-- Scobee 39 FG, 0:31.

THIRD QUARTER

Ten-- Bironas 51 FG, 6:16.

FOURTH QUARTER

Ten-- Bironas 35 FG, 12:29.

Jac--G.Jones 1 run (Scobee kick), 3:41.

Attendance--69,143.

Jac Ten

First downs 18 20

Total Net Yards 300 407

Rushes-yards 28-113 25-65

Passing 187 342

Punt Returns 1-5 6-44

Kickoff Returns 5-97 4-90

Interceptions Ret. 2-27 1-0

Comp-Att-Int 21-42-1 24-40-2

Sacked-Yards Lost 1-11 1-8

Punts 9-45.1 4-43.0

Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-1

Penalties-Yards 6-28 0-0

Time of Possession 29:01 30:59

Individual statistics

RUSHING--Jacksonville: Jones-Drew 24-103, D.Harris 2-5, Gabbert 1-4, G.Jones 1-1. Tennessee: C.Johnson 15-56, Harper 4-6, Hasselbeck 5-2, Hall 1-1.

PASSING--Jacksonville: Gabbert 21-42-1-198. Tennessee: Hasselbeck 24-40-2-350.

RECEIVING--Jacksonville: Jones-Drew 6-21, Dillard 5-61, Thomas 3-26, Cloherty 2-33, G.Jones 2-9, Potter 1-22, West 1-14, Lewis 1-12. Tennessee: Cook 8-169, Williams 8-83, Washington 4-71, L.Hawkins 2-5, Stevens 1-17, Harper 1-5.

MISSED FIELD GOALS--None.

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