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Pagano, Peterson … and Alfred Morris, really, on NFL marquee. A Week 17 NFL quiz

Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano, (l.), celebrates with offensive coordinator Bruce Arians after their 28-16 win over the Houston Texans in an NFL football game, Sunday, in Indianapolis. (AJ Mast/AP)

The NFL’s regular season ended Sunday with one coach, Indianapolis’s Chuck Pagano, making a triumphant and inspiring return to the sidelines after months of cancer treatments. Meanwhile a handful of coaches were about to receive pink slips (Philadelphia’s Andy Reid, Kansas City’s Romeo Crennel, Cleveland’s Pat Shurmur, and Buffalo’s Chan Gailey were gone by Monday morning, and others seemed sure to follow). Amid the musical chairs to make the playoffs, Minnesota’s Adrian Peterson came up just nine yards shy of his quest to overtake Eric Dickerson’s single-season rushing record of 2,105 yards. His 199 yards, however, helped the Vikings land a playoff berth. The Redskins also were carried to the playoffs by a running back, rookie Alfred Morris, a little-known sixth-round draft pick out of Florida Atlantic, who gained a team record 200 yards in Washington’s win-or-go-home 28-18 victory over Dallas. To test your knowledge of Week 17 NFL developments, take this 12-question quiz.

- Ross AtkinStaff writer

1. Which team managed to clinch a division title despite losing four of its last five games?

The Baltimore Ravens last four of their last five games, including a 23-17 defeat by Cincinnati to close out the regular season. Still, they managed to win the AFC North and will now meet Indianapolis in a wild-card playoff game.

The Baltimore Ravens last four of their last five games, including a 23-17 defeat by Cincinnati to close out the regular season. Still, they managed to win the AFC North and will now meet Indianapolis in a wild-card playoff game.

The Baltimore Ravens last four of their last five games, including a 23-17 defeat by Cincinnati to close out the regular season. Still, they managed to win the AFC North and will now meet Indianapolis in a wild-card playoff game.

The Baltimore Ravens last four of their last five games, including a 23-17 defeat by Cincinnati to close out the regular season. Still, they managed to win the AFC North and will now meet Indianapolis in a wild-card playoff game.

Green Bay Packers

 

Baltimore Ravens

 

Houston Texans

 

San Francisco 49ers

 
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