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And down the stretch they come in NFL season

And down the stretch they come.

The Cowboys already are in the playoffs. The Patriots and Seahawks almost certainly will qualify soon, too. Believe it or not, Raiders fans, your team is about to end its 13-season drought.

As for the rest, well, the scramble is on. Here's what's ahead in the frantic final four weeks of an already unpredictable season:


Chiefs come through to take control of division race

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Charcandrick West was playing for Joe McKnight. Tyreek Hill was playing for the fans chanting his name. The Chiefs defense was playing for its injured leader.

Everybody on the Kansas City sideline was playing for control of the AFC West.

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