The Latest: Packers need late turnaround for a first-round bye

The Latest: Packers need late turnaround for a first-round bye

The Latest: Packers need late turnaround for a first-round bye

The Latest on Week 17 in the NFL (all occasions EST):

3:45 p.m.

The Green Bay Packers need a late turnaround to verify a first-round bye.

The Packers haven't driven in their game against the last-place Lions, and Detroit took a 20-13 lead on Matt Prater's 56-yard field objective with 11:08 remaining.

If Green Bay loses and New Orleans wins – and the Saints are up against large – the Packers would need to play in the main gathering of season finisher games this coming week.
 Noah Trister announcing from Detroit.

The Latest: Packers need late turnaround for a first-round bye

3:35 p.m.
Jaguars running back Christian McCaffrey has gotten the third running back in NFL history to record 1,000 yards hurrying and getting in a similar season.
McCaffrey joins Roger Craig (49ers in 1985) and Marshall Faulk (Rams in 1999) as the main running backs in that tip top club.
The third-year running back required 67 yards accepting coming in and arrived at that imprint with a 17-yard gathering from Kyle Allen late in the second from last quarter against the Saints.
After it was declared at the arena that McCaffrey had arrived at the imprint, the group stood and commended and partners arranged to embrace the running back on the sideline.
 Steve Reed announcing from Charlotte, North Carolina.
The Latest: Packers need late turnaround for a first-round bye

3 p.m.
Terrell Suggs has his first sack with the Kansas City Chiefs, one that not just constrained the Los Angeles Chargers to punt in the second from last quarter of a nearby game yet moved the long-lasting Baltimore pass rusher past Demarcus Ware for eighth on the NFL profession list. Suggs now has 139 vocation sacks.
Suggs was asserted by Kansas City after the Arizona Cardinals deferred him not long ago. It ended up being a marriage of both comfort and need: The Chiefs had lost Alex Okafor and Emmanual Ogbah to season-finishing tore pectoral muscles, and Suggs was thinking about whether to complete out the season and possibly his profession.
There was some theory Suggs would play with no one else yet the Ravens, however, he was persuaded to answer to Kansas City for an opportunity to make a season finisher run with Patrick Mahomes and the four-time AFC West champions.
 Dave Skretta detailing from Kansas City.

2:40 p.m.
Bison Bills running back Frank Gore is playing his 226th vocation customary season game, tying Emmitt Smith for most by a running back in NFL history.
Violence additionally stretched out beyond Devin Singletary, with season finisher bound Buffalo resting the greater part of its starters in its season finale against the New York Jets. The Bills are secured as the No. 5 seed regardless of what occurs against the Jets. Blood is falling off his first vocation game in which he had no yards from scrimmage.
Against the Jets, he has six conveys for 26 yards, and furthermore, a group best three gets for 16 yards.
New York drives 3-0 at halftime after Jets kicker Sam Ficken missed his second of three field objective endeavors as time lapsed. Ficken has missed from 51 yards wide left and from 34 yards wide right.
The game is being played in an industrious shower.
- John Wawrow revealing from Orchard Park, New York.

2:15 p.m.
Pumas youngster quarterback Will Grier has been trucked to the storage space in the wake of taking a sack right off the bat in the subsequent quarter.
The Panthers state Grier harmed his foot and his arrival is dubious.
Kyle Allen has supplanted Grier, who left the game with a 0.0 passer rating. He was 1 of 8 for 4 yards with a block attempt that was returned for a touchdown by A.J. Klein.
The Saints are cruising toward another success, driving the Panthers 35-0 late in the subsequent quarter.  

2:05 p.m.

The 4-11 Dolphins won't enable the Patriots to effortlessly acquire another first-round season finisher bye.

Miami is driving New England 10-3 in the subsequent quarter, leaving the Gillette Stadium swarm for the most part quiet. The Patriots can procure their tenth successive opening-round bye with a success or Kansas City misfortune to the Los Angeles Chargers.

Confronting second-and-10 on the Patriots 31, Tom Brady's pass endeavor to Julian Edelman was blocked by Eric Rowe and returned 35 yards for a touchdown. It was Brady's first profession pick-6 against the Dolphins.

In the primary quarter, the Dolphins drove right to the Patriots 9 on their second drive of the game before the 12-play, 80-yard drive finished with a 27-yard field objective by Jason Sanders that put Miami in front 3-0.
 Kyle Hightower, revealing from Foxborough, Massachusetts.

2:05 p.m.

The Chiefs have lost security Juan Thornhill to knee damage and cornerback Bashaud Breeland to a sickness in the principal half of what is turning out to be a critical ordinary season finale against the Chargers.

The Chiefs need to beat the Chargers and have the Patriots lose to Miami — a steamed that was fermenting in Foxborough — to verify the No. 2 seed in the AFC and a first-round season finisher bye.

Thornhill went down at the line of scrimmage when Los Angeles scored from the get-go in the subsequent quarter. Prior to the drive, Breeland pursued off the field Mike Williams pulled in a long gathering over top of him.

The Chargers are likewise down a cautious back after Desmond King hurt his lower leg.
 Dave Skretta announcing from Kansas City.

1:55 p.m.

The Panthers still can't stop anybody on the ground and it's helped the Saints assemble a mid 14-0 lead.

Carolina permitted two first-quarter touchdown runs by New Orleans running back Alvin Kamara, bringing the Panthers' season aggregate to 31 touchdowns permitted on the ground.

That ties the most surrendered by an NFL group since the AFL-NFL merger, joining the 1980 Giants, 1986 Buccaneers, and the 2008 Lions.

1:55 p.m.

The Chargers have finished the Chiefs' dash of 10 back to back quarters without permitting a touchdown.

Kansas City had not enabled anyone to arrive at the end zone since New England in the second from last quarter of their game three weeks prior, holding the Broncos and Bears to just handle objectives the previous two games. The Chiefs extended the streak to 10 quarters when they constrained Philip Rivers and Co. to punt on their opening belonging Sunday.

The stretch at last finished when Rivers tossed a 12-yard touchdown go to Keenan Allen with 11:44 left in the subsequent quarter to give Los Angels a 7-3 lead. The scoring drive shrouded 74 yards in 11 plays and incorporated a key third-down transformation.

The Chiefs need to win and expectation New England loses to Miami to gain the No. 2 seed and a first-round season finisher bye.

1:50 p.m.

Wild ox Bills starter Josh Allen finished 3 of 5 disregards for 5 yards two arrangement against the New York Jets before being supplanted by reinforcement Matt Barkley.

Mentor Sean McDermott said he needed to be wary in playing his starters, with the Bills previously secured as the AFC's fifth-seeded group. Five starters, including collectors Cole Beasley and John Brown, were among Buffalo's inactive.

The Bills lost a player to damage with beginning cornerback Levi Wallace being hauled away the sideline in the wake of harming his correct lower leg late in the main quarter.

Wallace's foot seemed to get trapped in the turf when he blocked Sam Darnold's pass that caromed off the rear of Bills colleague Taron Johnson's head protector.

The Bills reported Wallace is far fetched to return.
 John Wawrow revealing from Orchard Park, New York.

1:30 p.m.

The Detroit Lions will obviously be making a special effort in their season finale against season finisher bound Green Bay.

Quarterback David Blough got a 19-yard touchdown to go from beneficiary Danny Amendola on a stunt play that gave the Lions a mid 7-0 lead. Blough took a shotgun snap and gave the ball to Amendola on what resembled an end-around – however, then Blough slipped into the optional on the left side and was all the way open when Amendola tossed to him.

Last season, the Lions beat the Packers in a to a great extent pointless finale. Detroit kicker Matt Prater tossed a touchdown go in that game.  Noah Trister announcing from Detroit

1:20 p.m.

With their spot at the end of the season games verified, the Minnesota Vikings are giving Kirk Cousins the game off.

Sean Mannion began the opening arrangement at quarterback against Chicago, finishing Cousins' dash of 79 straight starts. The Vikings additionally had both beginnings handles, both beginning wide collectors and their best two running backs on the sideline against the Bears.

Cousins has not missed a game since turning into a full-time starter in 2015 with Washington.

The Vikings additionally sent a reinforcement overwhelming lineup onto the field on guard, with their best two linebackers, top two cornerbacks, top two securities and top two protective handles on the sideline.
 Dave Campbell announcing from Minneapolis.

1:10 p.m.

The Panthers held a snapshot of quiet before their game against the New Orleans Saints to respect the memory of Carly McCord, who passed on in a plane accident on Saturday in Lafayette, Louisiana.

McCord had filled in as an in-game correspondent for the Saints.

She was on a little plane on the way to Atlanta for the school football match-up among LSU and Oklahoma. Her dad-in-law is Steve Ensminger, who fills in as a hostile organizer for LSU.

The Lions likewise held a snapshot of quiet before their game for beneficiary Marvin Jones' half-year-old child, who as of late passed on.

A bunch of groups is as yet battling for a spot in the NFL end of the season games on Sunday during the last seven day stretch of the ordinary season.
The Philadelphia Eagles have the edge for the NFC East title in the wake of beating Dallas a weekend ago. In the event that the Eagles can beat the Giants on Sunday, they're in. On the off chance that the Eagles lose, the Cowboys could at present make the end of the season games and in part rescue their baffling season by beating Washington.

In the AFC, the Tennessee Titans can secure the last trump card spot with a success over the Houston Texans. Pittsburgh and Oakland are as yet alive, yet need Tennessee to lose to get an opportunity. Oakland's circumstance is especially critical, with a few outcomes expecting to go its direction.

Different groups that have just made the end of the season games are battling.

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