Carolina Panthers tight end Ed Dickson (L) dives for a touchdown against Atlanta Falcons inside linebacker Paul Worrilow during the first half of their NFL American football game at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta (Photograph: EPA/Erik S. Lesser)

The defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks claimed the number one seed in the NFC playoffs with Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers and Pitts(...)

 Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning  is surrounded by the media after a game against the San Francisco 49ers in which he broke the all-time NFL record with 509 career touchdowns. Photograph:  t Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

Peyton Manning paid tribute to team-mates past and present after breaking Brett Favre’s NFL record for most career touchdown passes.Denver Broncos qu(...)

Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak. Photograph:   Richard Clement/Reuters

Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak did not suffer a heart attack in his team’s NFL loss to the Indianapolis Colts, defensive co-ordinator Wade Phi(...)