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NFL 5 43 Week 17: What we learned 30513801 Favre's still hurting the Vikings Favre%27s+still+hurting+the+Vikings NFL

No, not because of that lousy 2010 season, or that crushing interception against the Saints in the NFL championship game the previous season. No, this one goes way back. Minnesota's Jared Allen had 3-1/2 sacks in the Vikings' 17-13 loss to Chicago on Sunday. That gave him 22 sacks this season, an excruciatingly close half-sack behind Michael Strahan's record set in 2001. Strahan's last sack that year came on Favre, who was in the prime of his Green Bay Packers career. Many consider that a phantom sack at best, a setup at worst. The Packers were well ahead with three minutes left when Favre audibled a blind rollout in Strahan's direction as his line continued to think it was a running play. A decade later, that play separated Allen from the league record.

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NFL 5 43 Week 17: What we learned 30518274 This guy's a pro This+guy%27s+a+pro NFL

It hasn't been a banner year for veteran quarterbacks on the move in 2011. Donovan McNabb, Carson Palmer, Kerry Collins . . . need we continue? But Matt Hasselbeck was rock solid in Tennessee after departing his long-held job in Seattle. He was 22 of 35 passing Sunday for 297 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions as the Titans won 23-22 at Houston. The Texans, locked into the No. 3 playoff position in the AFC, played reserves in the second half and botched a bizarre two-point conversion in the final seconds, but the Titans aren't going to apologize for a win. Nor will Hasselbeck apologize for extending his career. He has earned every penny this season, unlike his veteran peers.

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NFL 5 43 Week 17: What we learned 30513798 Stafford could be the next Rodgers Stafford+could+be+the+next+Rodgers NFL

Yeah, he lost to Aaron Rodgers' backup Sunday, but there's no shame in losing a shootout to the league's best team. Matthew Stafford continued a late-season surge as the Lions fell 45-41 to Green Bay. He posted his fourth straight game with a passer rating above 100 and finished those four games with 14 touchdown passes against two interceptions. The Packers rode Rodgers' hot hand from the No. 6 seed to the Super Bowl championship last season. Might Stafford be able to duplicate the feat? His first test will be a tough one — New Orleans at the Superdome — but Stafford is playing with supreme confidence, and the Lions have regained their swagger.

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NFL 5 43 Week 17: What we learned 30513800 Brady might be toying with us Brady+might+be+toying+with+us NFL

The Patriots won their final two regular-season games after spotting their opponents leads of 17 and 21 points, respectively. Ever get the feeling the Patriots are just trying to keep it interesting for Tom Brady? While the focus has been on Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees this year, Brady has been as efficient as ever. His 5,235 yards passing in 2011 would be an NFL record if not for the fact Brees threw for 251 more than that this year. Brady threw for 338 yards and three touchdowns in New England's 49-21 victory over Buffalo to wrap up the No. 1 seed in the AFC. What's Brady got to do to get some attention, marry a supermodel? Oh, wait . . .

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NFL 5 43 Week 17: What we learned 30513799 These fans must be hoarse These+fans+must+be+hoarse NFL

Nobody in the NFL has had a bigger home-field advantage than the Saints this year. Not only is their high-flying offense suited for artificial turf, but the home crowd has become perhaps the loudest in the league. Chris Ivory (pictured) got up close and personal after a touchdown run in the Saints' 45-17 thrashing of Carolina on Sunday. That victory left the Saints 8-0 at home this year with an average of 41 points per home game. Good luck with that next week, Lions.

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NFL 5 43 Week 17: What we learned 30518276 The Eagles still don't get it The+Eagles+still+don%27t+get+it NFL

Go ahead and strut, Keenan Clayton. You deserve it. Why, you made a second-quarter tackle. That's fantastic! Never mind that you and your teammates rendered your 34-10 victory over Washington meaningless by believing your press clippings early in the year and stumbling around for two-thirds of the season. So go ahead and pose. You guys were posers all year long, anyway.

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NFL 5 43 Week 17: What we learned 30518277 The Colts have a big decision The+Colts+have+a+big+decision NFL

It's official. The Colts have the No. 1 draft choice in April. They secured that with a 19-13 loss to Jacksonville. They sucked. But did they Suck for Luck? That's the biggest offseason question since . . . is Brett Favre retired? Do the Colts cut ties with rehabbing quarterback legend Peyton Manning (pictured)? Do they pass on a chance at Stanford QB Andrew Luck and collect a bushel of draft picks in return? Or do they dare try to get Manning and Luck to coexist? We all know how that turned out with Favre and Aaron Rodgers. The Colts' offseason will be far more interesting to watch than their season was.

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NFL 5 43 Week 17: What we learned 30513802 Jim Harbaugh knows best Jim+Harbaugh+knows+best NFL

We admit it. We questioned San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh on Sunday. We wondered why he burned a fantastic fake-out play with his team up by 10 points late in the third quarter against the lowly Rams. Kicker David Akers (pictured) threw a touchdown pass to an uncovered Michael Crabtree on a fake field goal. Why not save that play for the playoffs, when you might really need it? Well, Harbaugh knew best. The Rams made a game of it, and San Francisco won 34-27, meaning the margin of victory was that tricky touchdown. The 49ers secured the No. 2 seed in the NFC playoff and a first-round bye. Harbaugh, presumably, secured Coach of the Year long ago.

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NFL 5 43 Week 17: What we learned 30518275 Sanchez deserves the criticism Sanchez+deserves+the+criticism NFL

The New York Jets went to the AFC title game with Mark Sanchez at quarterback in his first two NFL seasons. Of course, they had a punishing running attack and a feared defense. As both those units regressed in 2011, Sanchez did nothing to step up his game. That's why he learned those bright Broadway lights can turn to heat as quickly as a pass lands in the hands of a linebacker. The Jets fell out of the playoff hunt Sunday with a stinker of a 19-17 loss at Miami. Sanchez played no small part, throwing three interceptions.

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NFL 5 43 Week 17: What we learned 30521076 Next season’s 49ers? Next+season%26rsquo%3Bs+49ers%3F NFL

Last season, Seattle won the division nobody wanted to win with a 7-9 record, while the Arizona Cardinals struggled for answers at quarterback. This offseason, the Cards traded for Kevin Kolb and seemed to have everything in place for a run at another NFC West crown. But the 49ers and new coach Jim Harbaugh became the modern-day monsters of the midway, Arizona struggled to find an identity and consistency with Kolb, and by the time November was upon us, the division was over. But if the Cards and their fans are looking for optimism heading into next season, they have it. Arizona won four home overtime games in the final nine weeks of the season and bounced back from a six-game losing streak to finish the season on a 7-2 run and with an overall record of 8-8. In Sunday’s 23-20 win over the Seahawks (in OT, of course), receiver Larry Fitzgerald caught nine passes for 149 yards.

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NFL 5 43 Week 17: What we learned 30521080 BFFs? BFFs%3F NFL

Or at least for another season? Seemingly every season, the Chargers fall flat in the playoffs, and questions begin swirling about the future of coach Norv Turner with the franchise. This season, San Diego did not even qualify for the postseason — and questions about Turner’s future have been swirling for weeks. On the final day of their season, the Bolts played like a team desperate to keep its coach around for 2012, as they crushed the Raiders’ playoff hopes with a 38-26 victory in Oakland. QB Philip Rivers, perhaps Turner’s biggest proponent, played like a job was on the line, throwing for 310 yards and three TDs.

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NFL 5 43 Week 17: What we learned 30521077 Remember us? Remember+us%3F NFL

Sure, Drew Brees makes defenses — and NFL records — look like Swiss cheese each weekend. And Aaron Rodgers has spent all season making people ask whether they are watching the greatest season by a QB in NFL history. But the team that locked up the NFC’s No. 1 seed last season is taking flight at perhaps just the right time. The trio of (left to right) Roddy White, Michael Turner and Matt Ryan have led the Falcons to an 8-3 record down the stretch and spearheaded a team that has put up 102 points in the past three games. On Sunday, the Falcons scored 42 points in the first half and cruised to a 45-24 thrashing of the Buccaneers at home. The stars in Week 17 included Turner (172 yards and two TDs on the ground) and Ryan (106 yards, two TDs on only nine pass attempts in limited work), but the receiving star was actually rookie Julio Jones. The speedster had four grabs for 76 yards and both of Ryan’s scoring passes. The victory earned them the No. 5 seed and avoided a first-round date with the Saints in New Orleans.

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NFL 5 43 Week 17: What we learned 30521078 Kiss the first round goodbye Kiss+the+first+round+goodbye NFL

Because Ray Rice (blowing kiss) and the Baltimore Ravens will be watching it from home — resting for the divisional round. On Sunday, Rice got loose in a big way, running for 191 yards. The 24-16 victory at Cincinnati improved the Ravens’ record to 12-4 and secured them a first-round bye. It also means that they will open their postseason at home, where they are 8-0 this season. On the other sideline, the news wasn’t entirely bad. With the Broncos and Raiders going down, the Bengals still made the playoffs, locking up the No. 6 seed with a 9-7 record. Now the offense led by an all-rookie QB-WR hookup (Andy Dalton to A.J. Green) will play at Houston next weekend in the opening round of the playoffs, taking on a Texans team with major questions at QB.

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NFL 5 43 Week 17: What we learned 30521081 Can Steelers be healers? Can+Steelers+be+healers%3F NFL

Pittsburgh will likely be a big favorite in its playoff opener at Denver, but that does not mean the Steelers will face Tim Tebow without some serious questions of their own. With starting QB Ben Roethlisberger already hobbled by a badly sprained ankle, Pittsburgh lost starting RB Rashard Mendenhall (pictured) to a knee injury during its 13-9 win at Cleveland in Week 17. While the extent of the injury was not known as of Sunday night, it is clear that the Steelers will be looking to rely even more heavily on backup Isaac Redman and their defense against the Broncos next weekend. The good news for Pittsburgh? Redman had 92 yards rushing and a TD in relief, and the Steelers' defense has given up fewer than 10 points in five of their last six games. Oh yeah, Denver has tallied fewer than 20 points in six of its last eight games.

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NFL 5 43 Week 17: What we learned 30521079 Say your prayers? Say+your+prayers%3F NFL

Tim Tebow and his Broncos certainly will this week, hoping to avoid the curtain falling on their season in the playoffs. The one-time feel-good story of the season has crashed hard, as Denver has dropped three in a row to end the regular season after Sunday’s dreadful 7-3 loss at home to Kansas City. However, the Tebows, thanks to the Chargers’ victory over the Raiders, are still AFC West champs with an 8-8 record (they emerged from a three-way tie atop the division). Their "reward" for winning the division? A first-round matchup with the 12-4 Pittsburgh Steelers, winners of six of their last seven and owners of the defense that surrendered the fewest points in the NFL. One possible saving grace? The Seahawks were in a similar position last season, winning the NFC West with a 7-9 record and hosting the defending Super Bowl champion Saints in the first round. Despite the widely anticipated Saints blowout, the Seahawks won 41-36.

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NFL 5 43 Week 17: What we learned 30516997 Process of elimination Process+of+elimination NFL

Throughout his tenure as Cowboys QB, Tony Romo has been dogged by his poor December record and inability to win a "big game." To help his golden-armed signal-caller, owner Jerry Jones has changed just about everything — coaches, schemes, receivers, running backs . . . even stadiums! Yet here we are, another postseason upon us and another disappointment in Big D. This season, the Cowboys won't even be in the playoffs after Sunday night's 31-14 "win or go home" thumping at New York. Romo was not terrible (289 yards, 2 TDs), but the Giants' Eli Manning was better (346 yards, 3 TDs), and Romo turned the ball over twice. Perhaps this offseason the Dallas brain trust can identify the common themes in all these failures. The two most obvious: Romo and Jones.

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