The end of the NFL's regular season can sometimes be a damp squib but there was no such case this year as last season's Super Bowl winners, the New England Patriots, were upset at home by the Miami Dolphins to miss the chance to earn a bye for the first round of the play-offs.
Instead it will be the Kansas City Chiefs getting a rest in the AFC as the play-offs kick off next week, while the Philadelphia Eagles and Tennessee Titans secured the last two playoff spots that were still up for grabs.
In the NFC, San Francisco 49ers held off a late charge by the Seattle Seahawks to claim the top seed in the play-offs. The Seahawks were inches away from completing a last-minute comeback when tight end Jacob Hollister caught a pass on fourth down but was stopped just short of the goal line by rookie linebacker Dre Greenlawut.
With the win the 49ers (13-3) have a first-round bye and home field advantage throughout the play-offs while the fifth-seeded Seahawks (11-5) take a trip to the Philadelphia Eagles to play the fourth-seeded Eagles (9-7) in a wild-card game on Sunday.
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