Loserville: Detroit is 0-15, the first team ever to achieve such a dubious feat. The Lions finish at Green Bay, where they have not won since 1991. Expansion Tampa Bay finished 0-14 in 1976.
Outside looking in: New England crushed Arizona, scoring on nine of its 10 possessions before Matt Cassel sat out the rest of the game. Still, with a win next week against Buffalo, the Patriots could become the second team to miss the postseason with an 11-5 record since the NFL adopted a 16-game schedule in 1978.
Failing Arizona: The Cardinals have qualified for the playoffs, but they are not exactly heading in on a roll. The NFC West champions have lost four of their last five and host Seattle next week.
Joining the club: Cleveland running back Jamal Lewis became the 24th player in NFL history to rush for 10,000 career yards. He came in needing 63 yards and went over the milestone on an 8-yard burst up the middle in the third quarter.
NEXT WEEK'S STORY LINES
Dolphins at Jets: Welcome back, Chad. Miami QB Chad Pennington faces his former team with a chance to lead the Dolphins to the AFC East title a year removed from a 1-15 record.
Titans at Colts: Tennessee has already clinched the best record in the AFC and homefield advantage throughout the playoffs. Indy can do no better than the fifth seed as a wild-card team. So, what might this one look like, with playoff position no longer at stake?
Chiefs at Bengals: 2-13 vs. 3-11. Yuck! The big question here is whether this will be Herman Edwards' last game as the Kansas City coach. The Chiefs are about to finish the worst season in the 49-year history of the franchise and general manager Carl Peterson abruptly resigned last week.
Broncos at Chargers: The winner takes the AFC West, thanks to the Broncos' home loss to Buffalo yesterday.