Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton throws a successful 'Hail Mary' pass to Tyler Eifert against the Miami Dolphins in this week's NFL plays of the week.
The penultimate Sunday of the NFL's regular season saw the Baltimore Ravens claim an 11th straight win to secure the number one seed for the AFC conference, meaning a first-round bye and home advantage throughout the AFC play-offs.
The battle for top spot in the NFC will go down to the wire, with the Seattle Seahawks spurning the opportunity to regain it from the San Francisco 49ers before they meet next Sunday.
The Dallas Cowboys also missed the chance to secure the NFC East title as the Philadelphia Eagles beat them to move into pole position for a play-off spot, while there were overtime wins for the Miami Dolphins and New York Giants.
In the late game, Kansas City Chiefs claimed their fifth straight win, beating Chicago Bears, and still have a slim chance of securing a first-round bye in the playoffs.
AFC East: New England Patriots (12-3).
AFC North: Baltimore Ravens (13-2).
AFC South: Houston Texans (10-5).
AFC West: Kansas City Chiefs (11-4).
AFC wild-cards: Buffalo Bills (East, 10-5) and one of Tennessee Titans (South, 8-7), Pittsburgh Steelers (North 8-7) or Oakland Raiders (West 7-8).
NFC East: Either Philadelphia Eagles (8-7) or Dallas Cowboys (7-8).
NFC North: Green Bay Packers (11-3) or Minnesota Vikings (10-4) - whoever finishes second will be an NFC wild-card.
NFC South: New Orleans Saints (12-3).
NFC West: San Francisco 49ers (12-3) or Seattle Seahawks (11-4) - whoever finishes second will be an NFC wild-card.
The Philadelphia Eagles took control of the NFC East with victory over the Dallas Cowboys.
A win for Dallas would have clinched the division but Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz threw for one touchdown and Miles Sanders rushed for another as Philadelphia claimed a third straight win, improving to an 8-7 record for the season.
That result means that if the Eagles win at the New York Giants next Sunday, they'll top the division and clinch a play-off berth for the third consecutive season.
Kenyan Drake rushed for two touchdowns and Larry Fitzgerald became the second player in NFL history with more than 17,000 receiving yards as the Arizona Cardinals won 27-13 at the Seattle Seahawks.
The Seahawks (11-4) dropped a game behind the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC West, so with the teams scheduled to meet next Sunday, the winner will claim the division title.
The Oakland Raiders remain in the hunt for an AFC play-off spot after winning 24-17 at the Los Angeles Chargers while the Denver Broncos won 27-17 at home to the Detroit Lions.
Jason Sanders kicked a 37-yard field goal as time expired to lead the Miami Dolphins to a 38-35 overtime win over the Cincinnati Bengals.
Cincinnati (1-14) produced a 23-point rally which included three touchdowns in the final 6:11 minutes and two in the last 29 seconds. The Bengals also made two-point conversions after the latter two touchdowns to force overtime but are now destined to finish the season with the worst record and receive the first draft pick in 2020.
The New York Giants also enjoyed an overtime victory, with Daniel Jones throwing five touchdown passes - including the game-winner - in a 41-35 win at the Washington Redskins.
Saquon Barkley accounted for 279 total yards and two touchdowns for the Giants (4-11), who blew a 14-point lead in the last quarter. Case Keenum came on for injured Washington quarterback Dwayne Haskins, throwing for 158 yards and a touchdown and rushing for a one-yard touchdown with 29 seconds remaining to force overtime.
Baltimore Ravens secured the top seed for the AFC conference with a 31-15 win at the Cleveland Browns while Michael Thomas set a single-season record for pass receptions as the New Orleans Saints came from 14-0 down to win 38-28 at the Tennessee Titans.
Thomas caught Drew Brees' third touchdown pass of the day and finished with 12 receptions for 136 yards, giving him 145 catches for the year - two more than Marvin Harrison's previous best in 2002.
The Saints (12-3) had already secured the NFC South division title and remain in contention for the top overall seed in the NFC. Despite losing, Tennessee (8-7) now occupy a wild-card spot due to the Pittsburgh Steelers' 16-10 loss at the New York Jets so the Titans will secure the last NFC play-off spot by winning at Houston next Sunday.
Nyheim Hines became the first man since 2012 to return two punts for touchdowns in the same game as the Indianapolis Colts beat the Carolina Panthers 38-6 while the Atlanta Falcons made it five wins from seven with a 24-12 victory at home to the Jacksonville Jaguars.
These are the results so far this weekend, with the Chicago Bears set to host the Kansas City Chiefs in the late, late game (01:20 GMT).Copyright: .
The Cardinals ice it and Seattle slip to a 11-4 record. It's their third home defeat of the season and the CenturyLink Field is normally a fortress.
The Seahawks have missed the chance to regain the top seed in the NFC today but they'd already secured a play-off spot.
As it stands, they'll visit the Eagles in the wild-card round, which won't be as daunting as it initially seems as it's their away form this year that has put Seattle into the post-season.
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz says: "This was a huge one for us. The guys made plays and played great.
"We came up big at the end and this one feels good. Resilient team. One man down, next man up.
"We keep believing, the guys didn't look down and it was fun out there."
The ruling on the field stands. Seattle are 4th & 22...
Russell Wilson gets out of the pocket and again goes long to Tyler Lockett but again he's covered and the Seahawks have to hand it over on downs.
Time running out for Seattle, and Russell Wilson goes deep to Tyler Lockett, who is snuffed out by two men 10 yards from the end zone. There's a challenge though, they're looking at pass interference.
It's advantage the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC East. Dallas would have won the division with a victory, but instead drop to second and their play-off hopes are now reliant on the Eagles (8-7) losing at the New York Giants next week.
The Cowboys (7-8) play at home against the Washington Redskins but even a win won't be enough if the Eagles win in New York.
Kenyan Drake finishes off the drive but that touchdown has Brett Hundley's name written all over it. Nine plays on the drive for 78 yards and Arizona make it a two-possession game.
I'd say that must be job done but not after what happened in Miami earlier. ICYMI, the Bengals scored 16 points in the final 29 seconds to force overtime. I mean, they went on to lose anyway, but still.
That's even better by Brett Hundley. He avoids the pressure then scrambles for another first down before jinking inside for a 12-yard gain. Arizona are now within three yards of the Seattle end zone.
A Cowboys touchdown and a two-point conversion is all that is separating us from overtime.
But this could be a huge moment. Dak Prescott looks for Michael Gallup in the end zone, but Sidney Jones tracks his man well and, at full stretch, gets a hand to it to stop Gallup holding on to it.
Well played by Brett Hundley. The back-up quarterback scrambles for first down...and then some. He gains 14 yards while also eating up some of the clock.
Not great, but it's better than nothing for the Seahawks.
After the Seattle drive stalls with three incomplete passes by Russell Wilson, Jason Myers kicks a 51-yard field goal. That makes it a one-possession game.
A chance for the Cowboys, Dak Prescott's pass is in the fingertips of Michael Gallup and he may have ran home from there, but the ball does not stick.
Just a reminder that Seattle have to win to regain number one seed in the NFC from the San Francisco 49ers.
They currently have it, just inside Arizona territory, so can quarterback Russell Wilson lead them back into it? He has just over 10 minutes to do it.