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Little drama down the stretch?

With several teams closing in on playoff berths, divisional games could lose luster

Originally Published: December 6, 2013
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell decided a few years ago to schedule more divisional games toward the end of the season to generate excitement.

Divisional games usually are close. This year, for example, 56.9 percent of all divisional games have been decided by eight points or less. As a result, the NFL could have a record season for close games.

But how competitive will the final month of divisional games be? The Seattle Seahawks clinched a playoff berth Monday night and six ...

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