Eagles Thank Saint Nick in December

The Philadelphia Eagles kept their playoff hopes alive when they beat the Houston Texans on Sunday.

Nick Foles controlled the game at quarterback, passing for 471 yards and four touchdowns, helping the Eagles create a 13-point lead in the fourth quarter.

However, the Texans came back, claiming a one-point lead with two minutes to play.

But the Eagles marched into field goal territory to make a last second kick to win the game.

Philadelphia can now make the playoffs if they beat the Washington Redskins next week and the Minnesota Vikings lose in Chicago.

The Texans fell from the number two seed to number three in the AFC, but still guaranteed a playoff berth due to other results around the NFL.

One such result was the New Orleans Saints victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Mercedes Superdome.

The win secured the number one seed in the NFC for the Saints, but the Steelers fell out of the playoff spots.

The game came down to the final drive, but the Saints won it when Juju Smith-Schuster fumbled the ball inside the Saints 40, with the Steelers a field goal down.

The Saints had taken the lead with a minute to go when Drew Brees found Michael Thomas in the end zone for his 32nd touchdown pass of the season.

The Steelers now need to win in Cincinnati next week and rely on the Baltimore Ravens losing to the Cleveland Browns.

Thanks to the Steelers loss, the Ravens took control over the AFC North, as they beat the high-flying Los Angeles Chargers on Saturday night

The Chargers had won 10 of their last 11 games and were coming off a big divisional win over the Kansas City Chiefs.

However, the Ravens defence kept Phillip Rivers to only 181 passing yards, his lowest of the season.

The Chargers had already locked up a playoff spot before this loss, but a win could have given them the number one seed.

 

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The Seattle Seahawks also guaranteed themselves a playoff berth on Sunday by handing the Chiefs their second consecutive loss.

Russell Wilson had one of the best games of his career, and Doug Baldwin made some exceptional catches, including the go-ahead touchdown late in the third quarter.

The Chiefs remain the top seed in the AFC, and will secure it with what seems like a routine win against the Oakland Raiders next week.

 

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