Plenty to Sweat

Games of the week
Texans 34, Patriots 27
The Skinny: The Texans finish with their first winning record in franchise history, yet still can't get past the bouncer and into the playoff dance. Meanwhile, the Patriots' chance for playoff success might have gone down with Wes Welker.
Steelers 30, Dolphins 24
The Skinny: The Steelers dug themselves a hole with losses to teams like the Raiders, Browns and Chiefs. They finished with three consecutive wins, but the damage had already been done.
Cowboys 24, Eagles 0
The Skinny: Finally, the Cowboys don't turn soft in the season's final month. Now, can they win a playoff game for the first time since the Macarena was a hit?
QB B. Favre, GB (316 yards, 4 TDs)
RB J. Charles, KC (259 yards, 2 TDs)
WR J. Gaffney, DEN (14 rec., 213 yards)
QB C. Palmer, CIN (1 of 11, 0 yards, 0 TDs, 1 INT)
RB M. Bell, NO (17 carries, 28 yards, O TDs)
WR C. Ochocinco, CIN (0 rec., 0 yards)
Quote of the week

I'm disappointed with the way Cincinnati played. I thought that probably that game, the odds were a little more in our favor than any of the other games (Sunday). As it turned out they just left their game at home.

Texans owner Bob McNair, on the Bengals' 37-0 loss to the Jets, which bumped his team from the playoffs.

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