Detroit Ends Season Winless
Lions have worst record at 0-16
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 28, 2008 6:00 PM CST
Minnesota Vikings linebacker Napoleon Harris, left, brings down New York Giants running back Derrick Ward in the second quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008, in Minneapolis.   (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
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(Newser) – The Detroit Lions today achieved the perfect record that last season eluded the New England Patriots—only perfectly losing at 0-16, reports the AP. In other NFL games:

  • The Minnesota Vikings secured their place in the playoffs as a walk-off field goal from Ryan Longwell put them 20-19 over the Giants.
  • A year after finishing 1-15, Miami clinched the AFC East title with a 24-17 win over Brett Favre and the Jets.
  • Philly clinched an improbable playoff berth, plowing over Dallas 44-6.

  • Another field goal with seconds left made the Carolina Panthers the NFC South champions with a 33-31 victory over the New Orleans Saints.
  • The Oakland Raiders smashed Tampa Bay’s slim chances of making the playoffs with a 31-24 win.
  • The Bears' playoff hopes were dashed as Andre Johnson scored two touchdowns to propel the Houston Texans to a 31-24 win over Chicago.
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