Titans Clinch; Jets Fall Short

Tennessee upsets the Steelers' shot at top playoff berth
By Laurel Jorgensen,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 21, 2008 5:10 PM CST
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, left, fumbles the ball as he is hit by Tennessee Titans defensive end Jason Jones.   (AP Photo/John Russell)
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(Newser) – In NFL games today, New York Jets likely blew their playoff chances in a snowy loss to Seattle, while Tennessee clinched home-field advantage, AP reports:

  • Seattle coach Mike Holmgren topped his former star player Brett Favre as the Jets missed several scoring chances and lost their bid to stay atop the AFC East, 13-3.
  • The lowly Bills upended Denver, 30-23, as the Broncos failed to clinch a playoff berth.
  • Tennessee routed the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-14 to clinch the No. 1 seed and home-field advantage for the playoffs.
  • With a 42-7 loss to the New Orleans Saints, the Detroit Lions became the first team ever to go 0-15.

  • The San Diego Chargers kept their playoff hopes alive after a 41-24 win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
  • Arizona’s Kurt Warner had one of his worst games in 11 pro seasons, and the Cardinals fell to the New England Patriots 47-7 on a snowy field. 
  • The Dallas Cowboys couldn’t muster a win in their final game at Texas Stadium, as the Baltimore Ravens inched closer to the playoffs with their 33-24 victory.
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