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It began with Arizona fans screaming and waving white flags that read "Rise Up Red Sea!" hoping to see their team claim the NFC West title and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.

Marshawn Lynch wasn't on the field for the start of the game due to an upset stomach.

The NFL announced Sunday night that the AFC North showdown between the Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers will be the NBC primetime game for Week 17.

The fix is in - and it's working.

The showdown for the AFC North title will be played in prime time.

The St. Louis Rams had not allowed a touchdown in three straight games.

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After rookie Johnny Manziel was knocked out of the Browns' 17-13 loss to the Carolina Panthers with an injured left hamstring late in the first half Sunday, he hobbled onto a platform for a news conference and attempted to sell himself as the franchise's quarterback of the future.

All that stood between the Buffalo Bills and a meaningful Week 17 game with a playoff bid on the line were the lowly two-win Oakland Raiders.

So much for Andrew Luck and the AFC South champion Indianapolis Colts building some momentum for the playoffs.

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