Broncos, Colts, Pats, Cards clinch playoff berths

NEW YORK (AP) Denver, New England and Indianapolis all clinched division titles with victories Sunday, while Arizona earned a playoff berth without even playing.

The Cardinals, who beat St. Louis 12-6 on Thursday night, earned their first playoff spot since the 2009 season when the Dallas-Philadelphia game Sunday night didn't end in a tie. The Cowboys won 38-27.

The Broncos won the AFC West for the fourth straight year with a 22-10 victory at San Diego.

Tom Brady and the Patriots beat Miami 41-13 to win the AFC East for the sixth consecutive year and become the first team in NFL history with 11 division titles in 12 years.

The Colts held off the Houston Texans 17-10 to clinch the AFC South title and a third consecutive playoff appearance.

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