NFL must-see moments: Week 17
Jets fall to Bills, handing Steelers playoff berth; Manning rescues Broncos
The last week of the NFL regular season was all about locking up playoff spots. Here are some of the must-see moments from Week 17.
Fitzpatrick throws 3 picks, Jets drop playoff spot
Steelers fans were on the edge of their seats as Pittsburgh's win over Cleveland wrapped up, leaving their playoff hopes in the hands of Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. The Steelers needed the Jets to lose to Buffalo for Pittsburgh to make the playoffs.
Fitzpatrick didn't let the Steelers down, throwing three picks in the fourth quarter, including two in the final two minutes, giving the Bills a 22-17 win and the Steelers a playoff berth.
A.J. Tarpley intercepts Ryan Fitzpatrick for the win! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NYJvsBUF?src=hash">#NYJvsBUF</a> <a href="https://t.co/QQEjsIUEAC">https://t.co/QQEjsIUEAC</a>—@NFL
We see you, <a href="https://twitter.com/buffalobills">@buffalobills</a>. 👍—@steelers
Also, Cleveland's Terrelle Pryor, the former Oakland Raiders quarterback and Ohio State standout, made his first NFL reception as a wide receiver.
Texans win division
The Houston Texans clinched the AFC South title, easily beating the Jacksonville Jaguars 30-6.
It was a fantastic day for defensive end J.J. Watt, who registered three sacks, a fumble recovery and a forced fumble during the win. He also caught fans' attention with a combination of dance moves.
J.J. Watt sacks Blake Bortles again and proceeds to do some combo of every 2015 dance ever. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/JAXvsHOU?src=hash">#JAXvsHOU</a> <a href="https://t.co/OQkGGujNK0">https://t.co/OQkGGujNK0</a>—@NFL
Manning returns, leads Broncos to comeback
Peyton Manning replaced Brock Osweiler in the third quarter and led the Broncos to a 27-20 win over the San Diego Chargers that clinched the top seed in the AFC playoffs for Denver.
First Peyton Manning throw? First down. He's back. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SDvsDEN?src=hash">#SDvsDEN</a> <a href="https://t.co/awcX3kaWhz">https://t.co/awcX3kaWhz</a>—@NFL
The Broncos were facing the possibility of tumbling into the wild-card round because of Kansas City's 10th consecutive win, 23-17 over Oakland, when Manning came to the rescue.
With files from The Associated Press