Crazy plays define crazy last day of NFL regular season

Safety Marcus Gilchrest celebrates after the Chargers defense stopped the Chiefs on fourth down in...

Safety Marcus Gilchrest celebrates after the Chargers defense stopped the Chiefs on fourth down in overtime to end the game at Qualcomm Stadium Dec. 29, 2013. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images/AFP)

JOHN KRYK, QMI Agency

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It’s fitting that on the last day of the NFL season, when 10 teams still had a shot at the last four playoff vacancies, crazy plays decided two of those post-season berths.

The Green Bay Packers and San Diego Chargers were both moments away from walking off the field as losers in the final minute of their games, their seasons over.

Instead, they’re both in the playoffs.

The Packers won the NFC North because, on a 4th-and-8 from the Chicago 48 with 46 seconds remaining, and trailing 28-27, Aaron Rodgers somehow avoided a heavy Bears blitz, stepped to his left and skied a perfect spiral deep to receiver Randall Cobb, who’d worked himself wide open past the farthest Bears defensive back.


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