Much of the drama of the matchup between division rivals was eliminated earlier in the day when the Redskins lost to the Giants, thus guaranteeing both the Packers and Lions would be playoff teams, but the N.F.C.
After the injury, the Seahawks went 2-2, with the wins coming with major asterisks as they came against the bottom-feeding Rams and 49ers.
The Texans were the least inspiring of the N.F.L.’s division champions and that was complicated further when Tom Savage, whom the team had elevated to starting quarterback after the benching of Brock Osweiler, was forced to leave Week 17’s loss to Tennessee with a concussion.
2 seed in the A.F.C., which comes with a first-round bye in the playoffs.
The loss for Oakland added to the misery of the Raiders, who have gone from Super Bowl contenders last week to a wild-card team that will play on the road in Houston next week potentially with a third-string quarterback under center as Carr’s backup, Matt McGloin, injured his shoulder in the loss to the Broncos.