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Live Reporting

By Ben Collins and Denise Evans

All times stated are UK

  1. Week 14 recap

    Sunday of week 14 saw the Baltimore Ravens and Kansas City Chiefs secure their place in the NFL playoffs while the New Orleans Saints and San Francisco 49ers put on arguably the best game of the season so far.

    The two sides are battling it out to finish as top seed in the NFC Conference and produced a total of 981 yards of offence and 12 touchdowns, including the 49ers trick play below.

    The lead changed hands five times as the 49ers triumphed 48-46 to move to a 11-2 record, leaving the Saints 10-3.

    In the late, late game, Seattle Seahawks (10-3) missed the chance to go level with the 49ers in the NFC West as they lost 28-12 at the LA Rams.

    The win keeps the Rams (8-5) in the hunt for a play-off spot.

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  2. Best of the late games

    New England Patriots 16-23 Kansas City Chiefs

    Last season's MVP Patrick Mahomes passed for 283 yards as the Kansas City Chiefs clinched their fourth consecutive AFC West title.

    The New England Patriots, last season's Super Bowl winners, were booed off as they trailed 20-7 at half-time and again after their second straight defeat was confirmed.

    The result snapped New England's 21-game home winning streak (including postseason), tied for the longest home run in franchise history, and saw the Patriots' record slip to 10-3, a game behind the top AFC seed Baltimore.

  3. Late games round-up

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    Rookie quarterback Devlin 'Duck' Hodges passed for 152 yards and a touchdown, and wide receiver Diontae Johnson had both the Pittsburgh Steelers scores as they won 23-17 at the Arizona Cardinals.

    Philip Rivers threw for 314 yards and three touchdowns as the Los Angeles Chargers won 45-10 at the Jacksonville Jaguars.

    Rivers completed 16 of 22 passes, averaging nearly 20 yards per completion, as the Chargers improved to 5-8 and snapped a three-game losing streak. Running back Austin Ekeler added a total of 213 yards, including an 84-yard touchdown reception.

    Ryan Tannehill threw for 391 yards and three touchdowns as the Tennessee Titans won 42-21 at the Oakland Raiders to join the Houston Texans at the top of the AFC South on 8-5.

  4. Game of the season?

    New Orleans Saints 46-48 San Francisco 49ers

    Jimmy Garoppolo threw four touchdown passes and Robbie Gould kicked a 30-yard field goal as time expired as the 49ers triumphed in an NFC showdown.

    Garoppolo completed 26 of 35 passes for 349 yards and drove the 49ers 63 yards at the death after Drew Brees had given the Saints a one-point lead with his fifth touchdown pass of the day - to Tre'Quan Smith with just 53 seconds left.

    On fourth down from the 49ers' 33-yard line, Garoppolo threw a 39-yard completion to George Kittle that, combined with a face-mask penalty on the tackle, got Gould in range for his match-winning kick.

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  5. Best of the other early kick-offs

    The Baltimore Ravens clinched a playoff place by winning 24-17 at the Buffalo Bills to secure the AFC North title.

    Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson boosted his MVP hopes by throwing three touchdown passes and Baltimore sacked Josh Allen six times as they extended their winning streak to nine games to remain the top seed in the AFC Conference.

    Like the 49ers, the New York Jets clinched victory with a field goal as time expired. Sam Ficken made a 44-yard kick to win 22-21 at home to the Miami Dolphins and make it four wins from five.

  6. Early games round-up

    Matt LaFleur became the first rookie coach in Green Bay Packers history to win 10 games as his side beat the Washington Redskins 20-15.

    After upsetting the New England Patriots last week, the Houston Texans suffered a surprise 24-38 home defeat by the Denver Broncos, whose rookie quarterback Drew Lock passed for 308 yards and three touchdowns.

    The Cleveland Browns beat Cincinnati Bengals 27-19 for their fourth win from five, while the Tampa Bay Buccaneers fought back in the final quarter to claim a 38-35 win at home to the Indianapolis Colts.

    The Atlanta Falcons earned a 40-20 home win against the Carolina Panthers, who fired head coach Ron Rivera on Tuesday, and the Minnesota Vikings enjoyed a comfortable 20-7 win over the Detroit Lions.

  7. 'Seahawks to win the NFC West'

    Los Angeles Rams 0-0 Seattle Seahawks

    Osi Umenyiora

    Two-time Super Bowl winner

    San Fransisco are a fantastic football team but they have the harder road going forward.

    The Seahawks have shown that they can beat anyone and they are going to be there at the end. They're going to win it all [the NFC West].

    Click here to follow the live score at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

    Russel Wilson
  8. Get Involved


    Andrew Priestley: We may just have witnessed the beginning of the end for Tom Brady. At 42 it is very evident that his powers are waning, and his team are performing in spite of him being their QB, not because of him being the QB.

    Tom Brady
  9. Get Involved

    NFL This Week

    Dave #72: Seeing Bill Belichick fired up must make Tuesday's show!

    You can find out from 23:15 GMT on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer.

  10. Mutual respect

    FT: New England Patriots 16-23 Kansas City Chiefs

    At full-time, Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes marched through the crowds, ignoring congratulations from team-mates and waiting photographers, to make sure he shook hands with his opposing number, Tom Brady.


    Mahomes and Brady
  11. Late games

    Final scores

    • Jacksonville Jaguars 10-45 Los Angeles Chargers
    • Oakland Raiders 21-42 Tennessee Titans
    • New England Patriots 16-23 Kansas City Chiefs
    • Arizona Cardinals 17-23 Pittsburgh Steelers
  12. Post update

    FT: New England Patriots 16-23 Kansas City Chiefs

    Here's the game-clinching play by Kansas City cornerback Bashaud Breeland.

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  13. Get Involved


    Andrew Priestley: Sheer incompetence from the officials in Foxborough. They have cost the Patriots 11 points in a very tight and important game. A 16-23 deficit should be a 27-23 lead.

  14. BreakingFull-time

    New England Patriots 16-23 Kansas City Chiefs

    Patrick Mahomes takes a knee to run down the clock and it's game over in Foxborough.

    That's back-to-back losses for last season's Super Bowl winners and boos ring around the Gillette Stadium.

    Coach Bill Belichick is gracious in defeat though, walking on to the field to embrace Chiefs coach Andy Reid. With Oakland having lost to Tennessee, Reid's Kansas City side have just clinched the AFC West.

  15. Post update

    New England Patriots 16-23 Kansas City Chiefs

    The Patriots get to within five yards with a nine-yard throw to Julian Edelman.

    Tom Brady goes for Edelman again on fourth down...but Bashaud Breeland reaches over Edelman in the end zone to bat the ball down. Great play by the cornerback, and that'll be the game.

  16. Post update

    New England Patriots 16-23 Kansas City Chiefs

    The Patriots go for it on 4th & 6 on the Chiefs' 29-yard line.

    And Tom Brady makes first down, scrambling for a 17-yard gain before sliding to the deck. The veteran quarterback roars with delight. He is PUMPED!!

  17. Post update

    New England Patriots 16-23 Kansas City Chiefs

    It's a quick series by Kansas City and they have to kick it straight back.

    And from the first play of their drive, the Patriots mix it up with receiver James White finding Jakobi Meyers for 35 yards.

  18. Post update

    New England Patriots 16-23 Kansas City Chiefs

    Tom Brady finds Julian Edelman for 13 yards, making it the third 1,000-yard season of his career. James White then makes a 17-yard catch but the Patriots have to punt after six plays.

  19. Full-time

    Oakland Raiders 21-42 Tennessee Titans

    It was comfortable for the Titans in the end after the Raiders stuck with them for the first half.

    But the home side seemed to run out of steam, just as the Titans got a second wind and the visitors dominated the final 30 minutes to canter to their fourth consecutive victory.

    Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill, running back Derrick Henry and wide reciever AJ Brown not surprisingly topped the top performers stats and the Titans sit second in AFC South on 8-5.

    Ryan Tannehill