* BENGALS 34, CHARGERS 20: At Cincinnati, Carson Palmer threw four touchdown passes during a near-perfect performance in the swirling snow, and the Bengals ended the Chargers' run of four straight AFC West titles. The Chargers (8-7) froze up in their coldest game in nearly 3 years, and their loss gave the division title to Kansas City. Palmer led the Bengals (4-11) to their second straight win and finished with a career-best passer rating of 157.2.
* BRONCOS 24, TEXANS 23: At Denver, Tim Tebow rallied the Broncos past Houston when he scored on a 6-yard scramble with 3 minutes left in his first home start, capping a comeback from a 17-point halftime deficit. The Broncos (4-11) avoided a franchise record 12th loss in handing the Texans (5-10) their eighth loss in nine games. Tebow threw for 308 yards but when it mattered most, he used his legs to give the Broncos their first win since Nov. 14. With wins by the Broncos and Bengals, Carolina (2-13) clinched the first pick in the NFL draft.
* COLTS 31, RAIDERS 26: At Oakland, Peyton Manning threw three touchdown passes and iced the game with a 27-yard keeper to help Indianapolis to a victory that turned out to have little playoff meaning. The Colts (9-6) allowed Jacoby Ford to return the opening kick for a touchdown, overcame a pair of interceptions by Manning in the second half and survived four field goals from Sebastian Janikowski, including two from more than 50 yards, to move within a win of clinching the AFC South title for their ninth straight playoff berth. With Jacksonville's loss to Washington, the Colts can clinch the division with a win at home next week against the Titans or a Jaguars loss at Houston.
* BUCS 38, SEAHAWKS 15: At Tampa, Josh Freeman threw for 237 yards and a career-best five touchdowns to help the Buccaneers keep their playoff hopes alive. Kellen Winslow and rookie Mike Williams each had a pair of TD receptions for the Bucs (9-6), who guaranteed themselves a winning record. Amazingly, the Seahawks (6-9) can still win the NFC West - thus earning a playoff spot with a losing record - by beating the first-place St. Louis Rams (7-8) next week.
* RAVENS 20, BROWNS 10: At Cleveland, Joe Flacco threw two touchdown passes, Ray Lewis and Baltimore's tenacious defense bottled up the Browns' Peyton Hillis and the Ravens clinched their third straight playoff appearance. Ed Reed intercepted Cleveland rookie quarterback Colt McCoy twice as the Ravens (11-4) stayed in contention for the AFC North title. The Browns (5-10) did nothing to help embattled coach Eric Mangini, who fell to 10-21 in two seasons and awaits a postseason review by president Mike Holmgren.
* LIONS 34, DOLPHINS 27: At Miami, the Lions took advantage of two interceptions to score 17 points in the final 4:37 and rally past the reeling Dolphins. With the comeback, Detroit (5-10) has won three consecutive games for the first time since 2007. Miami (7-8), eliminated from the playoff race last week, finished 1-7 at home to match a franchise low.
* RAMS 25, 49ERS 17: At St. Louis, Sam Bradford set an NFL record for completions in a rookie season and the Rams (7-8) can clinch their first playoff bid since 2004 with a win at Seattle next week. Troy Smith was benched in the fourth quarter of a loss that eliminated the 49ers (5-10) from playoff consideration in the weak NFC West.
* CHIEFS 34, TITANS 14: At Kansas City, Matt Cassel threw three touchdown passes and Eric Berry returned an interception 54 yards for another score in the Chiefs' romp over Tennessee. Cassel hit 12 of his first 13 passes for the fast-starting Chiefs (10-5), including touchdown tosses to Jamaal Charles on their first two possessions. The Chiefs clinched the AFC West title with San Diego's loss at Cincinnati. The Titans (6-9) spent much of the game dropping passes, missing arm tackles and piling up penalties while losing for the seventh time in eight games.