|UNDATED (AP) -- Three NFL teams were able to wrap up division titles Sunday. Another clinched a postseason berth while the defending Super Bowl champs put themselves back in the playoff hunt.
The Chargers wrapped up their fourth straight AFC West title by downing Cincinnati 27-24 on Nate Kaeding's 52-yard field goal with three seconds left. The winning kick came after Philip Rivers moved the Chargers 46 yards in 51 seconds with no timeouts.
Vincent Jackson caught two of Rivers' three touchdown passes in the Chargers' ninth consecutive win, which allowed them to clinch the AFC West crown.
It was an emotional day for Bengals receiver Chad Ochocinco, who was brought to tears during a pregame moment of silence for former teammate Chris Henry. Cincinnati was playing just three days after Henry died from injuries suffered when he fell out of a pick-up truck Wednesday.
Ochocinco scored Cincinnati's first touchdown on a 49-yard reception, but the Bengals failed for the second straight week to clinch the AFC North title.
The Eagles put two teams in the NFC playoffs.
The Eagles kept their one-game lead over Dallas in the NFC East by posting their fifth straight win, a 27-13 downing of San Francisco. DeSean Jackson racked up 140 receiving yards, including a 59-yard grab and a 19-yard TD catch.
Donovan McNabb threw for a TD and ran for another to help Philadelphia earn a playoff berth for the eighth time this decade. McNabb was 21 of 36 for 306 yards for the 10-and-4 Eagles.
The Niners' loss allowed the Arizona Cardinals to wrap up their second straight NFC West championship.
Kurt Warner found Anquan Boldin for a five-yard scoring strike with 1:54 left to push the Cardinals past Detroit 31-24.
Warner passed for 233 yards and two TDs for the Cardinals, who carried a 17-0 lead into the second half before allowing the Lions to tie the game in the third quarter. Arizona's Beanie Wells finished with 110 rushing yards, including an 18-yard scoring run that put the Cardinals ahead 24-17 early in the fourth quarter.
Pittsburgh is one of six AFC teams at 7-and-7. The Steelers ended a five-game losing streak with a victory over Green Bay. Ben Roethlisberger hit Mike Wallace for a 19-yard touchdown with no time remaining before Jeff Reed's extra point gave the Steelers a 37-36 win. Roethlisberger completed 29 of his 46 passes for a team-record 503 yards and three touchdowns.
Aaron Rodgers threw for 383 yards and three touchdowns for the 8-and-6 Packers, who remain in control of their playoff destiny.
Green Bay's loss gave Minnesota the NFC North title.
The Vikings absorbed a 26-7 beating in Carolina as Steve Smith caught nine passes for 157 yards and the go-ahead touchdown. The Vikes were ahead 7-6 until Matt Moore hit Smith for a 42-yard TD with 14:40 remaining. Jonathan Stewart scored the Panthers' last two touchdowns and became the first running back in 37 games to rush for more than 100 yards versus Minnesota, finishing with 109 on 25 carries.
Oakland has slowed Denver's charge toward an AFC playoff berth. JaMarcus Russell threw a 10-yard scoring pass to Chaz Schilens with 35 seconds left before Sebastien Janikowski's extra point gave the Raiders a 20-19 win over the Broncos. Russell entered the game with about 11 minutes left following an injury to starting quarterback Charlie Frye.
Kyle Orton passed for 278 yards, including a six-yard scoring toss to Brandon Marshall. But Denver falls to 8-and-6, one game ahead of six other playoff contenders.
New England leads the AFC East by two games over Miami and the New York Jets with two to play following the Patriots' 17-10 win at Buffalo. Tom Brady hit Randy Moss for a 13-yard TD early in the second half before Laurence Maroney's one-yard scoring run made it 14-3 just before halftime. Moss had five receptions for 70 yards, one week after being accused by Carolina players of quitting.
The Dolphins scrambled back from a 24-6, second-half deficit, only to lose 27-24 in overtime at Tennessee. Rod Bironas won it with a 46-yard kick, four plays after Michael Griffin intercepted Chad Henne on the first possession of OT.
Vince Young threw for a career-high three touchdowns and Chris Johnson ran for 104 yards as the 7-and-7 Titans reached .500 for the first time this year.
Atlanta has damaged the Jets' playoff hopes, although some of New York's woes were self-inflicted in a 10-7 loss to the Falcons. The Jets led 7-3 until Tony Gonzalez grabbed a six-yard scoring pass from Matt Ryan on fourth down with 1:38 remaining.
Jets quarterback Marc Sanchez threw three interceptions, and New York also blew three field-goal tries. Jay Feely missed one field-goal attempt, another was blocked and yet another ended when Kellen Clemens mishandled the snap.
Baltimore still controls its playoff fate after Joe Flacco threw for a career-high four touchdowns in a 31-7 rout of Chicago. Flacco went 21 for 29 for 234 yards with two touchdown passes to Todd Heap and one apiece to Demetrius Williams and Derrick Mason. Ray Rice ran for 77 yards in the first quarter and finished with 87 for the 8-and-6 Ravens.
The Ravens took advance of six Bears turnovers, three coming on Jay Cutler interceptions.
Two records fell in Cleveland's 41-34 triumph at Kansas City.
Joshua Cribbs became the first player in NFL history with seven career kickoff returns for touchdowns, doing it with a 100-yard burst in the first quarter. He topped the record with a 103 yard return in the second period.
Jerome Harrison rushed for 286 yards, breaking Jim Brown's single-game team record of 237 yards. Harrison also scored three touchdowns in a game that leaves both teams 3-and-11.
Houston is 7-and-7 after Matt Schaub passed for 367 yards and a touchdown in a 16-13 triumph at St. Louis. Andre Johnson was Schaub's primary target, hauling in nine passes for 196 yards. But the Texans didn't take the lead for good until Kris Brown drilled a 28-yard field goal with 4:36 remaining.
Tampa Bay was a 24-7 winner against Seattle as rookie Josh Freeman threw for a pair of second-half touchdowns. The NFL's 26th-ranked defense forced five turnovers by Seattle quarterback Matt Hasselbeck as the 2-and-12 Buccaneers won for just the second time in 17 games since last season.
Presented with an opportunity to get back into the race for the best record in the NFC, Brett Favre and the Minnesota Vikings fell flat with another Sunday night dud.
Steve Smith caught the go-ahead touchdown pass and his long catch and run set up the clinching score and the Carolina Panthers used a ferocious defense to stifle Favre, Adrian Peterson and the Vikings in a 26-7 victory.
Hours after clinching the NFC North when Green Bay lost, the Vikings (11-3) failed to move within a game of NFC-leading New Orleans a night after the Saints' first loss of the season.
Surprisingly, the best quarterback on the field wasn't the 40-year-old Favre, but Matt Moore. In his third start for the injured Jake Delhomme, Moore threw three touchdown passes.
New York Giants visit the NFC East-rival Washington Redskins in Monday night's game.
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