@TSFSports Week 17 NFL recap and commentary: Pink slips and playoff spots handed out as the regular season ends

Posted in Blogroll on December 30th, 2013 by Ron Glover

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Kraken, Matt Ryan. Matt, Kraken. Good luck. (Getty Images)

Greg Hardy aka “The Kraken” was released as the Carolina Panthers defense sacked Matt Ryan nine times.

The final regular season game of the 2013 season gave us more than we expected as a late interception by Brandon Boykin gave the Eagles a 24-22 victory over the Dallas Cowboys and the NFC East title. Aaron Rodgers returned just in time to save the Green Bay Packers season in a 33-28 thriller over the hated Chicago Bears. The win clinched the NFC North for the Packers and sent the Bears home for the winter.

The Carolina Panthers won the NFC South and a first round by with a 21-20 comeback win over the Atlanta Falcons. The San Diego Chargers took the sixth and final playoff spot in the AFC with a 27-24 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs in overtime. Cleveland Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski was fired after the Browns ended their season with a 20-7 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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