National Football League News & Update: Team Standing; Giants Slams Cowboys, While Seahawks stumbled in Green Bay

By Ralphy Bonn Sim , Updated Dec 12, 2016 08:24 PM EST

The "Detroit Lions" survived a scare from the "Chicago Bears" to improve to 9-4 following a 20-17 victory in Week 14. The Detroit win sets up a potential division-clinching scenario for Week 15, when the Lions can claim their first divisional crown since 1993 when they won the NFC Central.

"The Cowboys," close to securing home-field advantage throughout the playoffs, will have to wait at least another week. Dak Prescott and Co. was banged about in an ugly 10-7 loss to the "New York Giants," who is secured at 9-4 and atop the wild-card standings.

At 7-6, the Texans now remain tied with only the Tennessee Titans, who passed a daunting test against the reigning AFC Champion Denver Broncos. Though Trevor Siemian resumed his starting role for Denver after missing Week 13 due to injury, the Broncos couldn't get on the scoreboard in the first half and trailed the Titans 13-0 through the first 30 minutes.

The "Miami Dolphins" earned a costly, harrowing, but important, win by defeating the "Arizona Cardinals" 26-23 on a last-second field goal by Andrew Franks. The problem is that the Dolphins may have lost their quarterback in the process.

The "Cleveland Browns" supplied a measure of intrigue for their Week 14 game against the "Cincinnati Bengals" beyond their march to a winless season. Robert Griffin III started at quarterback for the first time since the season opener, when he left late in that game with a broken shoulder after taking a hit while scrambling. The Browns trailed 20-0 at halftime with Griffin completing just 2 of 10 pass attempts and throwing an interception.

The "San Diego Chargers" have battled injuries throughout the season, and Sunday they sustained another. Running back Melvin Gordon was carted off the field with a reported hip injury. Meanwhile, The Jets were winners over the 49ers, 23-17, in overtime. New York overcame a first-quarter 14-point deficit to earn a hard-earned, however ugly, victory in San Francisco, led by second-year quarterback Bryce Petty, who replaced Ryan Fitzpatrick this week as the team's signal caller.

The National Football League's playoff picture is slowly coming.

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