Seattle Seahawks  running back Marshawn Lynch dives into the end zone for a touchdown against as  the New York Giants  during the fourth quarter of the game at CenturyLink Field  in Seattle, Washington. Photograph: Steve Dykes/Getty Images

NFL round-up: The San Francisco 49ers prevailed in an overtime thriller with New Orleans after Saints quarterback Drew Brees fumbled and the league-le(...)

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb carries the ball past New Orleans Saints defensive back Marcus Ball. Photograph: Crystal LoGiudice/USA Today Sports.

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees threw three touchdown passes to lead the Saints to a 44-23 win over Green Bay yesterday, bringing the Packer(...)

Indianapolis quarterback Andrew Luck stretches out to score a  touchdown in the fourth quarter of their NFl wild-card play-off game against Kansas City Chiefs  at Lucas Oil Stadium  in Indianapolis. Photograph: Rob Carr/Getty Images

The San Diego Chargers took full advantage of a second half meltdown by the Cincinnati Bengals to claim a 27-10 AFC wild card win on Sunday and move o(...)

Carolina Panthers’ Greg Hardy closes in on  Drew Brees (No 9) of the New Orleans Saints during the clash at the America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina. Photo: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

The Carolina Panthers, New England Patriots and Cincinnati Bengals all clinched play-off spots as the National Football League playoff picture came in(...)

Detroit Lions wide receiver  Calvin Johnson (centre) had 329 yards receiving in his side’s win over the Dallas Cowboys, the second-most in NFL history. Photograph:  Leon Halip/Getty Images

NFL round-up: The Detroit Lions scored a dramatic late touchdown to beat the Dallas Cowboys, while the Kansas City Chiefs remained unbeaten and the De(...)

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is sacked for a safety by defensive end Calais Campbell  of the Arizona Cardinals during the third quarter of the NFL game at the University of Phoenix Stadium  in Glendale, Arizona.  Photograph: Christian Petersen/Getty Images

The Cincinnati Bengals ended New England’s unbeaten start to the season and Tom Brady’s run of 52 games with a touchdown pass as they beat the Patriot(...)