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NFL Week 17: Giants knock Dallas out of playoffs

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Eli Manning threw three touchdown passes and the New York Giants won an all-or-nothing game to claim the final spot in the NFL playoffs, beating the Dallas Cowboys 31-14 on Sunday night.

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The regular season went down to the last game, and it was coach Tom Coughlin's Giants (9-7) who won the NFC East and returned to the postseason for the first time since 2008.

New York won three of its final four games and earned a wild-card home game next Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons (10-6).

Giants 31, Cowboys 14

Dallas 0 0 7 7--14

N.Y. Giants 7 14 0 10--31

FIRST QUARTER

NYG--Cruz 74 pass from Manning (Tynes kick), 4:57.

SECOND QUARTER

NYG--Bradshaw 5 run (Tynes kick), 13:27.

NYG--Bradshaw 10 pass from Manning (Tynes kick), 1:09.

THIRD QUARTER

Dal--Robinson 34 pass from Romo (Bailey kick), 6:54.

FOURTH QUARTER

Dal--Robinson 6 pass from Romo (Bailey kick), 10:15.

NYG-- Tynes 28 FG, 5:45.

NYG--Nicks 4 pass from Manning (Tynes kick), 3:41.

Attendance--81,077.

Dal NYG

First downs 19 20

Total Net Yards 300 437

Rushes-yards 16-49 31-106

Passing 251 331

Punt Returns 3-17 3-1

Kickoff Returns 6-127 3-66

Interceptions Ret. 0-0 1-(-1)

Comp-Att-Int 29-37-1 24-33-0

Sacked-Yards Lost 6-38 2-15

Punts 6-42.3 4-40.3

Fumbles-Lost 2-1 2-0

Penalties-Yards 7-43 3-28

Time of Possession 25:27 34:33

Individual statistics

RUSHING--Dallas: F.Jones 11-30, Morris 3-16, Romo 2-3. N.Y. Giants, Bradshaw 16-57, Ware 2-19, Jacobs 7-16, Manning 6-14.

PASSING--Dallas: Romo 29-37-1-289. N.Y. Giants, Manning 24-33-0-346.

RECEIVING--Dallas: Witten 7-69, F.Jones 7-47, Bryant 6-70, Robinson 4-61, Austin 2-20, Fiammetta 1-14, Bennett 1-5, Morris 1-3. N.Y. Giants, Cruz 6-178, Nicks 5-76, Hynoski 4-31, Bradshaw 3-12, Pascoe 2-14, Beckum 2-13, D.Thomas 1-14, Ware 1-8.

MISSED FIELD GOALS--Dallas: Bailey 52 (WL). N.Y. Giants, Tynes 40 (WR).

Ravens 24, Bengals 16

Baltimore 10 7 0 7--24

Cincinnati 3 0 7 6--16

FIRST QUARTER

Bal--Rice 70 run (Cundiff kick), 12:58.

Bal-- Cundiff 42 FG, 6:45.

Cin-- Nugent 46 FG, 3:02.

SECOND QUARTER

Bal--Pitta 9 pass from Flacco (Cundiff kick), :11.

THIRD QUARTER

Cin--Scott 25 run (Nugent kick), 3:26.

FOURTH QUARTER

Cin-- Nugent 46 FG, 12:35.

Bal--Rice 51 run (Cundiff kick), 5:41.

Cin-- Nugent 23 FG, 2:39.

Attendance--63,439.

Bal Cin

First downs 15 19

Total Net Yards 347 336

Rushes-yards 32-221 24-105

Passing 126 231

Punt Returns 1-11 4-45

Kickoff Returns 2-22 3-72

Interceptions Ret. 0-0 0-0

Comp-Att-Int 15-19-0 22-44-0

Sacked-Yards Lost 1-4 1-1

Punts 7-46.7 4-53.5

Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-1

Penalties-Yards 7-59 4-35

Time of Possession 29:26 30:34

Individual statistics

RUSHING--Baltimore: Rice 24-191, R.Williams 6-28, Flacco 1-1, Leach 1-1. Cincinnati: Benson 13-51, Scott 6-34, Dalton 4-17, Hawkins 1-3.

PASSING--Baltimore: Flacco 15-19-0-130. Cincinnati: Dalton 22-44-0-232.

RECEIVING--Baltimore: Pitta 6-62, T.Smith 5-33, Rice 2-8, Dickson 1-20, Leach 1-7. Cincinnati: Gresham 5-72, Simpson 5-54, Hawkins 3-34, Green 2-26, Leonard 2-19, Benson 2-10, Lee 2-9, Scott 1-8.

MISSED FIELD GOALS--Cincinnati: Nugent 36 (WR).

Steelers 13, Browns 9

Pittsburgh 0 3 10 0--13

Cleveland 0 6 3 0--9

SECOND QUARTER

Cle-- Dawson 26 FG, 6:03.

Cle-- Dawson 45 FG, 1:06.

Pit-- Suisham 19 FG, 0:00.

THIRD QUARTER

Pit-- Suisham 29 FG, 9:43.

Pit--Redman 7 run (Suisham kick), 5:27.

Cle-- Dawson 49 FG, 1:59.

Attendance--68,266.

Pit Cle

First downs 22 14

Total Net Yards 360 240

Rushes-yards 36-161 15-72

Passing 199 168

Punt Returns 0-0 3-22

Kickoff Returns 4-92 2-23

Interceptions Ret. 1-0 0-0

Comp-Att-Int 23-40-0 16-41-1

Sacked-Yards Lost 2-22 2-9

Punts 4-45.3 6-38.3

Fumbles-Lost 2-2 2-0

Penalties-Yards 4-37 5-40

Time of Possession 39:11 20:49

Individual statistics

RUSHING--Pittsburgh: Redman 19-92, Mendenhall 8-38, Clay 9-31. Cleveland: Wallace 3-44, Hillis 10-30, Hardesty 2-(minus 2).

PASSING--Pittsburgh: Roethlisberger 23-40-0-221. Cleveland: Wallace 16-41-1-177.

RECEIVING--Pittsburgh: A.Brown 6-90, Ward 5-24, Cotchery 3-28, Redman 3-18, Miller 2-23, Sanders 1-14, Wallace 1-11, Mendenhall 1-7, Johnson 1-6. Cleveland: Cribbs 7-91, Moore 4-39, Massaquoi 2-16, C.Mitchell 1-19, Cameron 1-15, Hillis 1-(minus 3).

MISSED FIELD GOALS--Pittsburgh: Suisham 45 (WL).

Chargers 38, Raiders 26

San Diego 7 17 7 7--38

Oakland 7 6 6 7--26

FIRST QUARTER

Oak--Heyward-Bey 3 pass from Palmer (Janikowski kick), 7:20.

SD--Gates 38 pass from Rivers (Novak kick), 1:03.

SECOND QUARTER

SD--Tolbert 1 run (Novak kick), 10:26.

Oak-- Janikowski 52 FG, 6:19.

SD--Goodman 105 kickoff return (Novak kick), 6:06.

Oak-- Janikowski 43 FG, 2:19.

SD-- Novak 51, :46.

THIRD QUARTER

Oak-- Janikowski 27 FG, 13:18.

SD--Jackson 13 pass from Rivers (Novak kick), 7:33.

Oak-- Janikowski 32 FG, 1:18.

FOURTH QUARTER

Oak--Boss 22 pass from Palmer (Janikowski kick), 9:37.

SD--Floyd 43 pass from Rivers (Novak kick), 6:49.

Attendance--58,721.

SD Oak

First downs 25 28

Total Net Yards 463 520

Rushes-yards 31-153 24-103

Passing 310 417

Punt Returns 0-0 0-0

Kickoff Returns 6-215 3-64

Interceptions Ret. 1-5 1-0

Comp-Att-Int 19-26-1 28-43-1

Sacked-Yards Lost 0-0 0-0

Punts 0-0.0 1-58.0

Fumbles-Lost 0-0 0-0

Penalties-Yards 8-68 8-64

Time of Possession 30:27 29:33

Individual statistics

RUSHING--San Diego: Tolbert 9-58, Brinkley 16-52, Jackson 1-41, Hester 2-5, Rivers 3-(minus 3). Oakland: Bush 19-66, Murphy 1-27, Palmer 2-6, Moore 1-3, Cartwright 1-1.

PASSING--San Diego: Rivers 19-26-1-310. Oakland: Palmer 28-43-1-417.

RECEIVING--San Diego: Floyd 7-127, Gates 5-106, Brinkley 3-12, Jackson 2-29, Crayton 1-23, Tolbert 1-13. Oakland: Heyward-Bey 9-130, Murphy 5-72, Moore 3-101, Boss 3-33, Reece 2-28, Ford 2-19, Bush 2-13, Myers 1-11, Ausberry 1-10.

MISSED FIELD GOALS--San Diego: Novak 44 (WR).

Chiefs 7, Broncos 3

Kansas City 7 0 0 0--7

Denver 0 0 3 0--3

FIRST QUARTER

KC--McCluster 21 run (Succop kick), :11.

THIRD QUARTER

Den-- Prater 38 FG, 8:11.

Attendance--76,005.

KC Den

First downs 14 16

Total Net Yards 281 266

Rushes-yards 30-106 47-216

Passing 175 50

Punt Returns 4-40 2-23

Kickoff Returns 0-0 1-25

Interceptions Ret. 1-1 0-0

Comp-Att-Int 15-29-0 6-22-1

Sacked-Yards Lost 1-5 2-10

Punts 8-47.1 9-44.7

Fumbles-Lost 1-1 1-1

Penalties-Yards 6-36 6-49

Time of Possession 27:02 32:58

Individual statistics

RUSHING--Kansas City: McCluster 12-61, Jones 15-42, McClain 2-4, Orton 1-(minus 1). Denver: McGahee 28-145, Ball 9-24, Royal 2-18, Tebow 6-16, Johnson 2-13.

PASSING--Kansas City: Orton 15-29-0-180. Denver: Tebow 6-22-1-60.

RECEIVING--Kansas City: Bowe 6-93, Baldwin 3-27, McCluster 3-25, Copper 1-14, Pope 1-12, Breaston 1-9. Denver: D.Thomas 3-34, Fells 1-14, Larsen 1-7, Decker 1-5.

MISSED FIELD GOALS--Kansas City: Succop 44 (WL).

Falcons 45,

Buccaneers 24

Tampa Bay 0 7 11 6--24

Atlanta 21 21 0 3--45

FIRST QUARTER

Atl--Rodgers 1 run (Bryant kick), 8:12.

Atl--Jones 17 pass from Ryan (Bryant kick), 3:30.

Atl--Jones 48 pass from Ryan (Bryant kick), 3:04.

SECOND QUARTER

Atl--Turner 1 run (Bryant kick), 11:40.

Atl--Lofton 26 interception return (Bryant kick), 10:43.

Atl--Turner 81 run (Bryant kick), 6:49.

TB--Briscoe 2 pass from Freeman (Barth kick), 2:04.

THIRD QUARTER

TB-- Barth 41 FG, 4:19.

TB--Mack 40 interception return (Winslow pass from Freeman), 3:32.

FOURTH QUARTER

TB--Briscoe 5 pass from Freeman (run failed), 11:13.

Atl-- Bryant 20 FG, 3:59.

Attendance--68,167.

TB Atl

First downs 18 22

Total Net Yards 294 428

Rushes-yards 14-35 38-251

Passing 259 177

Punt Returns 2-15 1-9

Kickoff Returns 3-53 0-0

Interceptions Ret. 1-40 3-49

Comp-Att-Int 31-45-3 13-21-1

Sacked-Yards Lost 2-15 0-0

Punts 3-49.7 2-50.5

Fumbles-Lost 3-1 1-1

Penalties-Yards 2-20 3-20

Time of Possession 29:52 30:08

Individual statistics

RUSHING--Tampa Bay: Freeman 3-14, Blount 6-12, J.Johnson 1-5, Madu 2-4, Lumpkin 2-0. Atlanta: Turner 17-172, Snelling 9-50, Rodgers 8-24, Jones 1-9, Redman 3-(minus 4).

PASSING--Tampa Bay: Freeman 31-45-3-274. Atlanta: Ryan 6-9-0-106, Redman 7-12-1-71.

RECEIVING--Tampa Bay: Briscoe 8-53, Winslow 7-56, Lumpkin 5-27, Parker 4-74, Madu 3-19, Blount 3-14, Williams 1-31. Atlanta: Jones 4-76, White 4-69, Gonzalez 1-8, Weems 1-8, Palmer 1-7, Rodgers 1-5, Snelling 1-4.

MISSED FIELD GOALS--None.

Cardinals 23,

Seahawks 20

Seattle 0 3 7 10 0--20

Arizona 7 3 7 3 3--23

FIRST QUARTER

Ari--Taylor 1 run (Feely kick), 3:02.

SECOND QUARTER

Sea-- Hauschka 43 FG, 12:10.

Ari-- Feely 41 FG, 3:28.

THIRD QUARTER

Sea--Washington 48 run (Hauschka kick), 10:56.

Ari--Heap 13 pass from Skelton (Feely kick), 6:18.

FOURTH QUARTER

Ari-- Feely 43 FG, 12:18.

Sea-- Hauschka 26, 9:05.

Sea--Lockette 61 pass from Jackson (Hauschka kick), 7:47.

OVERTIME

Ari-- Feely 28 FG, 5:49.

Attendance--61,798.

Sea Ari

First downs 19 20

Total Net Yards 369 388

Rushes-yards 34-178 31-131

Passing 191 257

Punt Returns 5-42 4-63

Kickoff Returns 2-84 3-84

Interceptions Ret. 1-33 1-49

Comp-Att-Int 21-35-1 22-40-1

Sacked-Yards Lost 4-31 2-14

Punts 8-44.6 7-46.3

Fumbles-Lost 1-0 1-1

Penalties-Yards 7-55 9-76

Time of Possession 33:42 35:19

Individual statistics

RUSHING--Seattle: Lynch 19-86, Washington 7-78, Forsett 6-16, Jackson 1-3, Tate 1-(minus 5). Arizona: Stephens-Howling 21-93, Skelton 5-19, Taylor 3-8, Roberts 1-8, Sherman 1-3.

PASSING--Seattle: Jackson 21-35-1-222. Arizona: Skelton 22-40-1-271.

RECEIVING--Seattle: Tate 5-46, Baldwin 3-40, Obomanu 3-37, Forsett 3-(minus 4), Washington 2-12, Lynch 2-5, Lockette 1-61, Morrah 1-14, Butler 1-11. Arizona: Fitzgerald 9-149, Roberts 4-24, Heap 2-35, Housler 2-27, King 2-12, Sherman 1-11, Doucet 1-7, Taylor 1-6.

MISSED FIELD GOALS--Seattle: Hauschka 24 (BK).

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