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Eagles Claim 1st NFL Playoff Berth of Season


The Philadelphia Eagles have claimed the first postseason berth in the National Football League with a 27-6 victory over the New York Giants. Philadelphia has won 10 games and lost only one. The win gives the Eagles the NFC East division title. The team is just the third since the NFL instituted a 16-game schedule in 1978 to clinch a division title after 11 games.

In the American Football Conference, the Pittsburgh Steelers also have a 10-1 record following a 16-7 win over the Washington Redskins. The defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots are at 10-1 after defeating the Baltimore Ravens, 24-3.

Setting an NFL record for most total points in a game (106), the Cincinnati Bengals beat the Cleveland Browns, 58-48.

Elsewhere in the NFL:

Minnesota Vikings 27, Jacksonville Jaguars 16

Houston Texans 31, Tennessee Titans 21

Carolina Panthers 21, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14

San Diego Chargers 34, Kansas City Chiefs 31

Atlanta Falcons 24, New Orleans Saints 21

New York Jets 13, Arizona Cardinals 3

Buffalo Bills 38, Jacksonville Jaguars 9

Miami Dolphins 24, San Francisco 49ers 17

The Saint Louis Rams travel to Green Bay to play the Packers in the weekly Monday Night game. Earlier on Thursday, the Indianapolis Colts rolled past the Detroit Lions, 41-9. The Dallas Cowboys were 21-7 winners over the Chicago Bears.

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