TEXAS, Sporting Alert – NFL scores and results on Sunday’s final day of regular season fixtures, with the Steelers, Broncos, Miami and Panthers all picking up wins.
NFL FINAL: DOLPHINS 20, PATRIOTS 10
Tom Brady and New England Patriots failed to secure the No. 1 overall seed in the AFC after shockingly losing to the Miami Dolphins, 20-10 on Sunday.
Brady was sacked twice and knocked down quite a number of times during the game, as he finished with 12 of 21 on completed passes for 134 yards, while failing to throw a touchdown pass for the first time this season.
Ryan Tannehill was 25 of 38 on completed passes for 350 yards and two touchdowns for Miami, who was winning for the sixth time this season.
DeVante Parker took five catches for 106 yards and a touchdown, with Jordan Cameron taking one catch for a touchdown.
Miami tallied 438 total yards on offense and held New England to just 196.
Elsewhere on Sunday, the Denver Broncos clinched home-field throughout the AFC playoffs with a 27-20 victory over the Chargers, while the Panthers clinched home-field throughout the NFC playoffs.
Cam Newton went 21 of 26 on completed passes for 293 yards and two touchdowns and ran for two more scores and the Panthers (15-1) used a strong second quarter to set up a 38-10 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Devin Funchess had seven catches for 120 yards and one touchdown, Jerricho Cotchery took two catches for 52 yards and one touchdown and Cameron Artis-Payne rushed for a score for Carolina, which bounced back from last week’s defeat to the Atlanta Falcons.
Meanwhile, Russell Wilson completed 19 of 28 passes for 197 yards and three touchdowns and the Seattle Seahawks (10-6) beat the Arizona Cardinals (13-3), 36-6.
Christine Michael rushed for 102 yards for the Seahawks in the defeat.
Also on Sunday in Week 17’s final regular season fixtures, Peyton Manning returned from injury to throw for 69 yards on 5 of 9 passes in Denver’s win over the San Diego Chargers.
Brock Osweiler threw for 232 yards and one touchdown with two interceptions, while Ronnie Hillman ran for 117 yards and a score and C.J. Anderson rushed for 95 yards and a TD for the Broncos (12-4).
Demaryius Thomas caught the ball five times for 117 yards and a touchdown and Emmanuel Sanders had five catches for 99 yards for Denver.
PANTHERS 38, BUCCANEERS 10
BRONCOS 27, CHARGERS 20
DOLPHINS 20, PATRIOTS 10
SEAHAWKS 36, CARDINALS 6
EAGLES 35, GIANTS 30
CHIEFS 23, RAIDERS 17
49ERS 19, RAMS 16
LIONS 24, BEARS 20
COLTS 30, TITANS 24
REDSKINS 34, COWBOYS 23
BILLS 22, JETS 17
SAINTS 20, FALCONS 17
BENGALS 24, RAVENS 16
STEELERS 28, BROWNS 12
TEXANS 30, JAGUARS 6