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The Eagles fans showing their form of respect to the Cowboys. AP Photo/Mel Evans

In a season that has been as lackluster as any in recent memory, the drama of Week 17 singlehandedly saved the season.

In the morning you had the Patriots-Bills game that was played in gale-force winds. It was so bad the officials had to call time out so the grounds crew could straighten the goal posts on field goal attempts. There was the drama of the Giants-Vikings game that would determine if the Vikings would win the NFC North, the Raiders-Buccaneers game that would decide if the Bucs would get the wild card or the Bears-Texans game to see if the Bears would get the NFC North or the wild card.

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Is your head spinning yet?

Of course the Bears and Buccaneers lost which meant that the Cowboys-Eagles game would be a play-in game to see which team would get the last wild card spot in the NFC playoffs.