SportsPulse: It wasn’t pretty but who cares. The Browns end their 18 year playoff drought while the Dolphins fumbled a chance to end theirs. Mackenzie Salmon reacts to all the biggest storylines from Week 17 in the AFC. USA TODAY
Here’s how the NFL playoff picture looks with Week 17’s Sunday afternoon games complete. (Note: the postseason field expands to 14 teams this season.)
z-1. Green Bay Packers (13-3), NFC North champions: They beat up rival Bears in Chicago to wrap up home-field advantage and a first-round bye.
► Wild-card weekend opponent: N/A
y-2. New Orleans Saints (12-4), NFC South champions: They settle in as the No. 2 seed by virtue of Sunday’s