Make or break for the Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers' squad absolutely had to win for the season to continue into the playoffs. With this defeat, the troop of Matt LaFleur is formally eliminated in front of their supporters.
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For their part, the Lions had nothing to lose. They learned just before stepping onto the field that their hopes of making the playoffs were dashed by the Seahawks' 19-16 victory. to Lions players.
It was Jamaal Williams' second major of the game that made the difference in the fourth quarter. The Lions' number 30 had a 17th rushing touchdown on the season which is the new franchise record. He thus gave the victory to his formation.
Allen Lazard completed his team's only touchdown.
On the next play, quarterback Aaron Rodgers had the most important pass of the season intercepted by Kerby Joseph, ending the hopes of the Wisconsin team.
It was the local favorites who took the lead thanks to a field goal from Mason Crosby. He will have managed two others of 49 and 48 yards respectively.
Seahawks win beforehand
Seattle Seahawks kicker Jason Myers gave the team a 19-16 win over the Los Angeles Rams earlier in the day on Sunday. He had therefore maintained his team's hopes of reaching the playoffs.
Washington State's roster needed a Green Bay Packers loss to the Detroit Lions to advance to Game 1. It's done.
It was a field goal from 32 yards that made it possible to obtain this gain. In the closing seconds of the fourth quarter tied 16-16, Jason Myers missed a 46-yard kick that could have avoided overtime, but recovered well.
The latter made three other placements during the game. Receiver Tyler Lockett completed a pass from Geno Smith for 36 yards. The only major of the match for the local team.
Among the visitors, Tutu Atwell completed his touchdown with an 11-yard run.
The Seahawks will face the 49ers in the first round of playoffs in San Francisco.
The Eagles are officially champions of the East Division of the National
By winning by a score of 22 to 16 against the New York Giants, the Philadelphia Eagles became champions of the Eastern Division in the National Conference at Lincoln Financial Field.
The door was wide open for local training. Guaranteed to participate in the playoffs since last week, the New York formation had made the decision to rest some important elements, including quarterback Daniel Jones. The meeting was a little more complicated than expected for Nick Sirianni's men.
In addition, the Eagles could also count on the return to play of quarterback Jalen Hurts who had missed the last two games. He finished with 229 yards through the air with no touchdown passes. His roster's only major was scored by Boston Scott with an eight-yard run. The rest of the work was done by kicker Jake Elliott, who made four field goal attempts, including 54 yards.
The first points for the losing clan came late in the third quarter when Graham Gano swung in for a 24-yard field goal that went past the center of both posts. Midway through the fourth quarter, backup center Davis Webb ran for 14 yards for his team's first and only touchdown in the game.
49ers finish strong
In San Francisco, the 49ers finished the season strong with a 38-13 win over the Arizona Cardinals at Levi's Stadium.
It was in the third quarter that the Californian formation took a rhythm towards victory. Rookie quarterback Brock Purdy had another strong outing finishing the game with 178 yards and three touchdowns. Christian McCaffrey and George Kittle have twice been their targets. Kicker Robbie Gould won with a 27-yard kick.
The visiting team won first thanks to A.J. Green's middle finger on a 77-yard play prepared by quarterback David Blough. Teammate Corey Clement completed a one-yard run.
This team had hoped for the Philadelphia Eagles to stumble in order to become champions in the Eastern Division in the National Conference, but their hopes were dissolved.