The New England Patriots have clinched a playoff berth for the 11th consecutive season.
They did it with a 34-13 win over the Cincinnati Bengals.
Tom Brady had a pedestrian passing performance with 15 completions in 29 throws for 128 yards. But his two touchdown passes gives him 538 for his career, one shy of Peyton Manning’s all-time career record.
The Patriots joined Kansas City and Baltimore in the AFC playoff field so far.
The Chiefs beat the Broncos 23-3 in the snow at Arrowhead for their ninth straight win over Denver.
In other early games:
The Texans’ 24-21 win over Tennessee snapped the Titans’ four-game winning streak and put Houston back in the driver’s seat in the AFC South.
The Seahawks edged the Panthers 30-24 to improve to 11-3.
The Eagles (7-7) kept their playoff hopes alive with a 37-27 win over Washington.
The Packers held off the Bears 21-13.
The Giants beat the Dolphins 36-20.
And the Buccaneers beat the Lions 38-17.