NFL Week 16 Recaps 2016 NFL Week 16 Game Recaps: New York Giants 10-5-0 19 VS Philadelphia Eagles 6-9-0 24 Final, Miami Dolphins 10-5-0 34 VS Buffalo Bills 7-8-0 31 Final OT, New York Jets 4-11-0 3 VS New England Patriots 13-2-0 41 Final, Tennessee Titans 8-7-0 17 VS Jacksonville Jaguars 3-12-0 38 Final, Minnesota Vikings 7-8-0 25 VS Green Bay Packers 9-6-0 38 Final, San Diego Chargers 5-10-0 17 VS Cleveland Browns 1-14-0 20 Final, Washington Redskins 8-6-1 41 VS Chicago Bears 3-11-0 21 Final, Atlanta Falcons 10-5-0 33 VS Carolina Panthers 6-8-0 16 Final, Indianapolis Colts 7-8-0 25 VS Oakland Raiders 12-3-0 33 Final, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 8-7-0 24 VS New Orleans Saints 7-8-0 31 Final, Arizona Cardinals 6-8-1 34 VS Seattle Seahawks 9-5-1 31 Final, San Francisco 49ers 2-13-0 22 VS Los Angeles Rams 4-11-0 21 Final, Cincinnati Bengals 5-9-1 10 VS Houston Texans 9-6-0 12 Final, Baltimore Ravens 8-7-0 27 VS Pittsburgh Steelers 9-5-0 31 Final, Denver Broncos 8-7-0 10 VS Kansas City Chiefs 11-4-0 33 Final, Detroit Lions 9-6-0 21 VS Dallas Cowboys 13-2-0 42 Final

2016 NFL Week 16 Game Recaps



Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'veon Bell faces the Baltimore Ravens on Christmas Day.





Chris Ransom Last Updated: December 25, 2016.




New York Giants 10-5-0
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Philadelphia Eagles 6-9-0


Game Recap: PHILADELPHIA-Philadelphia got right guard Brandon Brooks and right tackle Lane Johnson back tonight. Jason Pierre-Paul was out at left end for the Giants as was field cornerback Janoris Jenkins. I picked the Giants, but if I knew Janoris Jenkins was out I would have picked the Eagles.


Philadelphia's offensive line clicked on their first drive. Carson Wetnz had a healthy offensive line for the first time since the loss to the Detroit Lions in week 5. Philadelphia's opening drive lasted 4 minutes and 13 seconds while Philadelphia drove downfield for a touchdown. That offensive line opened up playing with a lot of passion and intensity for the Philadelphia Eagles.


Left end Brandon Graham pressure on Eli Manning on third down. Free safety Malcolm Jenkins returned an interception for a touchdown. Ereck Flowers sucks at left tackle and the Giants do not have a right tackle to compliment him. That's a huge problem for the New York Giants and Philadelphia capitalized on it as I expected.


New York got a field goal to end the first quarter. Philadelphia led 14-3 after one quarter.


Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie lined up at field cornerback and intercepted Carson Wentz. Eli Manning overthrew some passes on the Giants drive. Philadelphia got the ball back at their own 5-yard line.


New York got the ball back. The Giants got another field goal to make it a 14-6 game.


Philadelphia got the ball back. Dorial Green-Beckham made a critical third down conversion. Eli Apple was flagged for unnecessary roughness. Carson Wentz threw a touchdown to Nelson Agholor who beat Eli Apple in the slot. Philadelphia took a 21-6 lead.


Eli Manning threw a touchdown pass to Sterling Shepard. That made it a 21-13 game. Philadelphia led 21-13 at halftime.


The Giants got a field goal in the third quarter. Philadelphia led 21-16 after three quarters. Doug Peterson went for it on fourth and goal instead of kicking a field goal. The Giants got the ball back, but could not score.


Caleb Sturgis got a field goal in the fourth quarter. Philadelphia took a 24-16 lead. The Giants kicked a field goal to make it 24-19. Philadelphia was stopped by New York's defense. New York had some momentum. Eli Manning drove the football to the Philadelphia Eagles 34-yard line before throwing an interception that cost the Giants any chance of winning the NFC East.


Thanks to Philadelphia's victory, Dallas has secured home field in the NFC. Free safety Malcolm Jenkins had 7 solo tackles plus 2 interceptions. Jenkins was easily my player of the game.




Miami Dolphins 10-5-0
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Buffalo Bills 7-8-0


Game Recap: BUFFALO-Matt Moore dominated the New York Jets last Saturday. Today he faces the Buffalo Bills.


Jay Ajayi ran it in for a touchdown. Miami took a 7-0 lead. Jay Ajayi had 7 carries, 43 rushing yards, and 1 rushing touchdown in the first quarter. Miami led 7-0 after one quarter.


Miami took a 14-0 lead in the second quarter. Tyrod Taylor threw a touchdown pass to Sammy Watkins. Miami led 14-7 at halftime.


Matt Moore threw a 56-yard touchdown pass to Devante Parker. Miami took a 21-7 lead in the third quarter.


LeSean McCoy ran it into the end zone. That made it a 21-14 game with the Dolphins leading by 7 in the third quarter.


Matt Moore threw another touchdown pass to Kenny Stills. Miami took a 28-14 lead.


Tyrod Taylor threw a touchdown pass to Charles Clay. That made it a 28-21 game. Miami led 28-21 after three quarters.


Dan Carpenter kicked a field goal. That made it a 28-24 game in the fourth quarter.


Tyrod Taylor went back to Charles Clay. Buffalo took their first lead of the game going up 31-28. Miami got a field goal near the end of the game with 6 seconds left. The game was tied 31-31 after four quarters.


Miami won 34-31 in overtime. Running back Jay Ajayi was the player of this game. Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy also played well. Ajayi had 32 carries, 206 rushing yards, and 1 rushing touchdown. McCoy had 24 carries, 128 rushing yards, and 1 rushing touchdown despite the losing effort. Ajay is the biggest reason the Miami Dolphins are 10-5 needing a win at home against New England next week to get in. Ryan Tannehill could be back for that game.




New York Jets 4-11-0
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New England Patriots 13-2-0


Game Recap: NEW ENGLAND-New England can secure home field in the AFC with a win today. Dallas already clinched home field in the NFC on Thursday thanks to the Eagles win over the Giants. New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles got taken to a hospital last night. The Jets have 11 starters on injured reserve as well which is most in the NFL.


Left tackle Ryan Clady, right tackle Breno Giancomi, left guard James Carpenter, center Nick Mangold, and right guard Brian Winters were all inactive with injuries. The Jets were playing a second team offensive line against New England's defense.


Malcolm Brown and Don'ta Hightower were injured for the Patriots. Petty made no effort to avoid the sack for a three and out.


Tom Brady got the ball. Brady threw a 16-yard completion to Malcolm Mitchell. Mitchell moved the chains for a first down. Brady threw a 14-yard pass to Martellus Bennett. Nate Solder and Marcus Cannon did an awesome job at left tackle and right tackle protecting Tom Brady.


The Jets defense made a critical stop on third down. New York forced New England to kick a field goal. New England took a 3-0 lead.


Malcolm Butler intercepted Bryce Petty on third down. New England had the football in excellent field position once again.


Tom Brady threw a third down pass to Chris Hogan. That first down kept the drive alive.


Tom Brady threw a touchdown pass to Martellus Bennett on third down. That gave New England a 10-0 lead. Tom Brady began 6/8 with 70 passing yards, 1 passing touchdown, and no interceptions. New England took 4 minutes and 17 seconds off the clock following Malcolm Butler's interception.


New England's defense stepped up again. The New York Jets were 0/3 on third down conversions in the first quarter. New England led 10-0 after one quarter.


Bryce Petty went 0/3 in the first quarter. Malcolm Butler recovered a fumble on the first play in the second quarter. Bryce Petty walked to the side lines injured.


New England got the ball to the Jets goal line. New England got a field goal to take a 13-0lead in the second quarter.


Bryce Petty got takent o the locker room. The Jets brought Ryan Fitzpatrick into the game to fill in for Bryce Petty. Petty would not return to the game.


Ryan Fitzpatrick completed the first pass for the Jets. I5 felt like New York was playing with intensity once Fitzpatrick came in for Petty. Powell had some good runs for first downs once Fitzpatrick came into the game.


Nick Folk missed a field goal with less than 6 minutes left in the first half. New England kept their 13-0 lead and got the ball back. I just get a strange feeling the Jets will start Christian Hackenberg in week 17 against Buffalo.


New England drove downfield. Tom Brady threw a touchdown pass to Matt Lengel. Lengel caught his first career passing touchdown to give New England a 20-0 lead.


Tom Brady threw another touchdown pass to James White. The Patriots took a 27-0 lead with 25 seconds left in the first half. New England led 27-0 at halftime and got the ball to start the second half.


New England got the ball to start the second half. Tom Brady recovered his own fumble as the Jets made a defensive stop. The New York Jets were 0/6 after failing another third down conversion on their first possession in the second half. LeGarrette Blount ran it in the third quarter. New England led 34-0 after three quarters.


New England took a 41-0 lead. The Patriots went on to win 41-3.


Quarterback Tom Brady was the biggest reason New England won today. Brady went 17/27 with 214 passing yards, 3 passing touchdowns, and no interceptions. New England can clinch home field with a win against Miami or with an Oakland Raiders loss to the Indianapolis Colts later today.




Tennessee Titans 8-7-0
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Jacksonville Jaguars 3-12-0


Game Recap: JACKSONVILLE-Tennessee humiliated Jacksonville on Thursday Night Football earlier this season. Tennessee cut Perrish Cox and Jason McCourty is inactive for this game. Doug Marone makes his debut as interim head coach today.


Jacksonville took a 7-0 lead. Blake Bortles began the day 3/3 with 57 passing yards, 1 passing touchdown, and no interceptions on his opening drive.


Bortles completed three more passes on his second drive. That made him 6/6 with 88 passing yards on the day. Bortles finally threw an incompletion. Jacksonville settled for a field goal. Jacksonville led Tennessee 10-0 after one quarter.


Marcus Mariota threw a touchdown pass in the red zone. Marcus Mariota now has 33 passing touchdowns and 0 interceptions in the red zone in 2016. Jacksonville led 10-7.


Blake Bortles was 15/16 with 169 passing yards, 1 passing touchdown, and no interceptions in the second quarter. Chris Ivory had a rushing touchdown which gave the Jaguars a 16-7 lead.


Blake Bortles finished the first half 18/23 with 217 passing yards, 1 passing touchdown, and no interceptions. Jacksonville led 19-7 at halftime.


Tennessee got a field goal to start the second half. It was 19-10 early in the third quarter.


Jacksonville got two field goals in the third quarter. Marcus Mariota also had an air boot around his broken ankle. Jacksonville led 25-10 after three quarters with Matt Cassel entering the game.


Matt Cassel threw a passing touchdown. That made it 25-17.


Marqise Lee threw a trick pass to Blake Bortles. The extra point was no good. Jacksonville led 31-17.


Jalen Ramsey returned a 30-yard interception for a touchdown. Jacksonville took a 38-17 lead. Jacksonville won 38-17.


Blake Bortles was the player of this game. Blake Bortles went 26/38 with 325 passing yards, 1 passing touchdown, and no interceptions.





Minnesota Vikings 7-8-0
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Green Bay Packers 9-6-0


Game Recap: GREEN BAY-This is basically a knockout game. Whoever loses this game in Green Bay is eliminated from the playoff hunt. Minnesota is already eliminated from winning the NFC North meaning Green Bay is the one team in Detroit's way of an NFC North title. Green Bay gets Detroit next week, but today they get the Vikings at Lambeau Field. Randall Cobb is inactive for this game.


Aaron Rodgers threw a touchdown pass to Jordy Nelson. Green Bay took a 7-0 lead after Rodgers threw a 21-yard touchdown pass to Nelson. Rodgers began the game 9/9 with 89 passing yards, 1 passing touchdown, and no interceptions.


Minnesota got a field goal. Aaron Rodgers had another successful drive beginning the game 12/13 with 163 passing yards, 2 passing touchdowns, and no interceptions in the first quarter.


Jordy Nelson began the game with 3 receptions, 81 receiving yards, and 1 receiving touchdown. Nelson really stepped up with Randall Cobb injured.


Kai Forbath kicked a field goal. Green Bay led 14-6.


Aaron Rodgers threw another touchdown to Jordy Nelson. Green Bay took a 21-6 lead.


Minnesota made it 21-13. Aaron Rodgers ran for another rushing touchdown to put Green Bay ahead 28-13 at halftime. Aaron Rodgers went 19/22 with 268 passing yards, 3 passing touchdowns, 1 rushing touchdown, 4 total touchdowns, and no interceptions in the first half.


Neither team scored in the third quarter. Green Bay led 28-13 after three quarters.


Mason Crosby kicked a 48-yard field goal in the fourth quarter. Green Bay led 31-13 in the fourth quarter.


Aaron Rodgers threw a touchdown pass to Richard Rodgers. That made it a 38-13 game. Green Bay won this game 38-25.


Green Bay won this game due to quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers went 28/38 with 347 passing yards, 4 passing touchdowns, 1 rushing touchdown, 5 total touchdowns, and no interceptions. Green Bay improves to 9-6 with this win while Minnesota's playoff hopes are eliminated with this game.




San Diego Chargers 5-10-0
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Cleveland Browns 1-14-0


Game Recap: CLEVELAND-Cleveland is still winless. The Browns are hoping to secure their first win on Christmas Eve.


Antonio Gates got a receiving touchdown. San Diego took a 7-0 lead.


Isaiah Crowell ran it in for a touchdown. Cleveland tied the game at 7. San Diego got a field goal to end the first quarter taking a 10-7 lead into the second quarter.


Crowell had another rushing touchdown in the second quarter. Cleveland took a 14-10 lead. Cody Parkey got a field goal near the end of the first half to give Cleveland a 17-10 lead at halftime. Robert Griffin III had more rushing yards than Crowell in the first half, but Cleveland did an excellent job running the football in the first half.


Cleveland took a 20-10 lead. San Diego got a touchdown. Cleveland led 20-17 after three quarters.


San Diego had a blocked field goal in the fourth quarter. They also missed a field goal as time expired. Cleveland won 20-17 to secure their first win of the season. Cleveland finally wins a game after starting 0-14.




Washington Redskins 8-6-1
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Chicago Bears 3-12-0


Game Recap: CHICAGO-Matt Jones and Jordan Reed are inactive against Chicago. Kirk Cousins should still dominate with Kyle Fuller and Deiondre Hall injured at cornerback.


Chris Thompson had two touchdowns for Washington in the first quarter. Washington had a rushing and receiving touchdown in the first quarter to give Washington a 14-0 lead.


Washington took a 17-0 lead. Jeremy Langford got a rushing touchdown for the Chicago Bears to make it a 17-7 game.


Washington took a 24-7 lead when Kirk Cousins got a rushing touchdown. Matt Barkley threw a passing touchdown to Cameron Meredith. Washington led 24-14 at halftime.


Kirk Cousins ran for a touchdown. Washington led 31-14 after three quarters.


Washington took a 34-14 lead in the fourth quarter. Chicago got a score to make it 34-21. Washington won this game 41-21.


Quarterback Kirk Cousins was the player that stepped up in this game. Kirk Cousins went 18/29 with 270 passing yards, 2 rushing touchdowns, 1 passing touchdown, 3 total touchdowns, and no interceptions. Cousins did a great job keeping Washington's playoff hopes alive with this win.




Atlanta Falcons 10-5-0
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Carolina Panthers 6-9-0


Game Recap: CAROLINA-Atlanta does not have Desmond Trufant at cornerback. Julio Jones is back though plus Luke Kuechly is out as well.


Matt Ryan began todays game on a roll. Ryan went 5/5 with 59 passing yards, 1 passing touchdown, and no interceptions. Atlanta took a 7-0 lead thanks to Julio Jones returning.


Cam Newton threw an interception early in the game as well. Matt Ryan had momentum early in the game, but his biggest challenge would be to maintain that momentum throughout the game.


Matt Ryan began 8/8 with 91 passing yards, 1 passing touchdown, and no interceptions on his second drive. Atlanta led 10-0 after that drive.


Matt Ryan was still perfect through three drives. Ryan was 10/10 with 112 passing yards, 1 passing touchdown, and no interceptions. Atlanta led 13-0 after one quarter thanks to quarterback Matt Ryan.


Cam Newton began the game 1/7 with 11 passing yards, no passing touchdowns, and 1 interception. Newton struggled early in this contest.


Atlanta led this game 20-3 at halftime. Carolina made the second half a little more exciting. Atlanta still found a way to win 33-16.


Quarterback Matt Ryan was the player that stepped up in this game. Matt Ryan went 27/33 with 277 passing yards, 2 passing touchdowns, and no interceptions. Atlanta improved to 10-5 with this critical win while sweeping Carolina and knocking the Panthers out of the playoff picture.





Indianapolis Colts 7-8-0
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Oakland Raiders 12-3-0


Game Recap: OAKLAND-Andrew Luck needed to win this game for the Colts to have any shot of going to the playoffs. Derek Carr also needed a win.


Oakland began this game with a great defensive stand holding the Colts to a three and out on their first two possessions. Nate Allen intercepted Andrew Luck on the Colts third drive in the first quarter. Neither team scored in the first quarter.


Oakland began the second quarter with a touchdown. Oakland had a 12 play 54-yard drive that lasted 7 minutes and 12 seconds. Oakland took a 7-0 lead early in the second quarter.


Andrew Luck drove downfield. He threw a 24-yard touchdown pass to Donte Moncrief. That made it a 7-7 game.


Derek Carr threw a 35-yard pass to Michael Crabtree on third down. That set up a Derek Carr passing touchdown to Clive Walford. Sebastian Janikowski missed the extra point. Oakland led 13-7.


Andrew Luck drove Indianapolis down to the Oakland 29-yard line. Reggie Nelson intercepted Luck.


Derrick Carr drove Oakland downfield for another passing touchdown. This extra point was blocked. Oakland led 19-7 at halftime.


Oakland got the ball to start the second half. DeAndre Washington got a rushing touchdown on Oakland's first drive to give Oakland a 26-7 lead.


Oakland forced a fumble. Oakland got the ball back on a fumble recovery. Oakland drove down field again. DeAndre Washington got another rushing touchdown. Oakland led 33-7.


Andrew Luck drove the Colts downfield. Luck did a great job using his targets as a diversion to open up the running game for Robert Turbin. Oakland still led 33-14 after three quarters.


Oakland had a three and out to start the fourth quarter. Derek Carr got sacked on Oakland's next drive. Matt McGloin came in.


Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts had momentum once Derek Carr went down. Andrew Luck put together a scoring drive. Luck also helped the Colts get a two point conversion. Oakland still led 33-22.


Indianapolis stopped Oakland as Matt McGloin struggled. Andrew Luck drove the Colts downfield for a field goal. Oakland still led 33-25.


Indianapolis burned through their final timeouts. Matt McGloin fired a first down to Amari Cooper. Oakland ran out the clock and won 33-25.


Quarterback Derek Carr went 20/30 with 228 passing yards, 3 passing touchdowns, and no interceptions. Carr was a huge reason why Oakland won, but at the same time he broke his fibula and may be out for the season now. That's a huge blow for the Oakland Raiders.




Tampa Bay Buccaneers 8-7-0
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New Orleans Saints 7-8-0


Game Recap: NEW ORLEANS-This game was originally schedule to air at 1 PM EST. It got flexed to 4:25 PM EST.


Drew Brees got the ball to midfield on New Orleans first drive before punting the football. Tampa Bay could only get the ball to the 41-yard line before punting.


New Orleans put together a 14-play drive that took up 6 minutes and 42 seconds. Mark Ingram ran in for a 6-yard rushing touchdown. New Orleans led 7-0 after one quarter.


Tampa Bay made a defensive stop in the second quarter. Jameis Winston drove Tampa Bay downfield into New Orleans territory. Winston threw a 12-yard passing touchdown to tight end Cameron Brate. That tied the game at 7.


An offsides penalty by defensive tackle Gerald McCoy on third and one really cost Tampa Bay. New Orleans got into field goal range to take a 10-7 lead. New Orleans got one more field goal before halftime thanks to a great defensive stop. New Orleans led 13-7 at halftime.


Tampa Bay got the ball to start the second half. Jameis Winston threw an interception to New Orleans. That set up a short run by running back Mark Ingram. New Orleans led 20-7 after Ingram got another rushing touchdown.


Tampa Bay followed that up with a 14-play drive that took up 5 minutes and 33 seconds. New Orleans led 20-14 following that drive.


Drew Brees threw a 46-yard pass to Michael Thomas. That set up a passing touchdown that Drew Brees threw. New Orleans went for two and got it. New Orleans led 28-14 following that play.


Tampa Bay got the ball back. Jameis Wisnton threw a 34-yard touchdown touchdown pass to Mike Evans. New Orleans still led 28-21 late in the third quarter.


Coby Fleener fumbled a Drew Brees pass. The play was recovered by Kwon ALexander until Sean Payton challenged the play. The call was reversed and ruled an incomplete pass. New Orleans kept the football. New Orleans ran out the clock and led 28-21 after three quarters.


New Orleans kept driving and got a field goal. New Orleans led 31-21 in the fourth quarter.


Winston threw another interception in the fourth quarter. Tampa Bay made a stop on defense. Tampa Bay got a field goal right before the two minute warning.


New Orleans got teh ball back. Tampa Bay burned their first two timeouts after the two minute warning before Mark Ingram got a 10-yard run on third and one. New Orleans won 31-24.


Quarterback Drew Brees was the biggest reason the Saints won. Drew Brees went 23/34 with 299 passing yards, 1 passing touchdown, and no interception. New Orleans improved to 7-8 even though Atlanta's win eliminated them from the playoff picture. Tampa Bay also fell to 8-7 and is likely done. Also Atlanta won the NFC South with the Giants securing a wild card spot and the 5 seed thanks to this win.




Arizona Cardinals 6-8-1
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Seattle Seahawks 9-5-1


Game Recap: SEATTLE-Seattle already secured the NFC West last week. A win would put Seattle in the drivers seat to get the 2 seed.


Arizona was held to a three and out on their first possession. Calias Campbell recovered a fumble early in the first quarter against Seattle. That fumble recovery put Arizona in easy scoring position where David Johnson had a rushing touchdown to give Arizona a 7-0 lead.


Both defenses held their opponents to three and outs. Seattle finally got their first third down conversion when Russell Wilson completed a 10-yard pass to Tyler Lockett.


Seattle built off the Tyler Lockett third down conversion with some solid momentum late in the first quarter. One play that kept that momentum from translating to points was a blocked field goal by Arizona. The Cardinals led 7-0 after one quarter.


Arizona and Seattle both struggled for much of the second quarter. Carson Palmer threw a touchdown pass to J.J. Nelson. Arizona took a 14-0 lead in the second quarter.


Seattle had another bad break in Arizona territory. A Tyler Lockett touchdown got reversed and Lockett got injured on the play. Lockett did not return and is likely out for the season. Seattle was sacked on fourth and one at the Arizona one yard line. Arizona still led 14-0.


Right outside linebacker K.J. Wright recovered a critical fumble. That set up a field goal opportunity for Seattle. Seattle got a field goal with Arizona leading 14-3 at halftime.


Russell Wilson started the second half on a very high note. Wilson put together a 13-play drive that lasted 6 minutes and 40 seconds. Arizona led 14-10 following that scoring drive.


Carson Palmer drove the ball downfield. Chandler Catanzaro missed a 53-yard field goal. Neither team had a scoring chance after that in the rest of the third quarter. Arizona led 14-10 after three quarters.


David Johnson had his second rushing touchdown early in the fourth quarter. Arizona took a 21-10 lead.


Russell Wilson threw a touchdown pass to Doug Baldwin. Then Seattle went for a two point conversion and got it. Arizona led 21-18 in the fourth quarter.


David Johnson had a 33-yard run which set up his third rushing touchdown. Arizona led 28-18 following David Johnson's third rushing touchdown.


Arizona got a field goal. Arizona led 31-18 with 4 minutes and 10 seconds left in the fourth quarter.


Russell Wilson drove Seattle downfield with completions fo 15 yards or more to Jermaine Kearse, Paul Richardson, and Jimmy Graham. Graham caught a 37-yard touchdown pass which made it a 31-25 game after Seattle burned their first timeout. Seattle had 2:44 left in the game down by six.


Both teams burned their second timeout on Arizona's next drive. Seattle got the ball back with 2 minutes and 22 seconds left in the fourth quarter.


Russell Wilson threw a touchdown pass to Paul Richardson. Seattle missed the extra point. The game was tied with 1 minute left in the fourth quarter.


Carson Palmer threw a 29-yard pass to running back David Johnson. That completion put Arizona in field goal range. Arizona kicked a game-winning field goal as time expired. Arizona won 34-31.


Running back David Johnson was the biggest reason Arizona won. Johnson had 28 carries, 95 rushing yards, 41 receiving yards, 136 total yards, and 3 rushing touchdowns. Johnson was a huge reason why Arizona won this game. Seattle also blew the 2 seed in the NFC and fell to the 4 seed in the NFC thanks to this loss.




San Francisco 49ers 2-13-0
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Los Angeles Rams 4-11-0


Game Recap: LOS ANGELES-Jared Goff is still seeking his first career win. San Francisco was hoping to play spoiler in Los Angeles by sweeping the Rams.


Jared Goff threw an interception to Trumaine Brock. That set up a Colin Kaepernick passing touchdown to Carlos Hyde. San Francisco took a 7-0 lead.


Jared Goff kept his cool. Todd Gurley got a rushing touchdown as a drive by Goff and Gurley tied the game at 7. San Francisco threw an interception. Tavon Austin scored on a 30-yard run to give Los Angeles a 14-7 lead after one quarter.


Neither team scored in the second quarter or the third quarter. The Rams led 14-7 heading into the fourth quarter.


San Francisco got called with pass interference on Lance Kendricks. Goff threw a touchdown to Tyler Higbee. Los Angeles led 21-7.


San Francisco put together a 13-play drive that lasted 5 minutes and 26 seconds. Colin Kaepernick ended the drive with a 13-yard rushing touchdown. Los Angeles led 21-14 following that play.


Colin Kaepernick threw a game-tying touchdown. San Francisco wanted to go for two though. he two point conversion got San Francisco the win, but cost them the #1 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft after Jared Goff threw another interception late in the game. San Francisco wins 22-21.





Cincinnati Bengals 5-9-1
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Houston Texans 9-6-0


Game Recap: HOUSTON-Tom Savage made his first NFL start. It didn't help that Lamar Miller was inactive at running back.


Neither team scored in the first quarter. Randy Bullock, the former Texan kicked a field goal to give the Bengals the only score of the first half. Cincinnati led 3-0 at halftime.


Tom Savage did a good job driving Houston downfield. The Texans got a field goal and tied the game at 3-3 in the third quarter. It was tied at 3 after three quarters.


Houston took a 6-3 lead in the fourth quarter. Andy Dalton threw a passing touchdown to Brandon LaFell. Cincinnati led 10-6 in the fourth quarter.


Alfred Blue had a rushing touchdown. The extra point was blocked Houston led 12-10.


Houston used their first timeout on a fourth and four. Andy Dalton completed the pass to keep the drive alive. Cincinnati had just about a minute to score. Dalton threw a screen pass to Rex Burkhead for a nine yard game. Houston burned a second timeout with 47 seconds left.


Cincinnati got the ball to the Houston 25-yard line. Cincinnati called their final timeout with 5 seconds left. Houston also called a timeout hoping to freeze the former Texan.


Randy Bullock missed the field goal. The kick was wide right. Houston won the AFC South thanks to this win. Alfred Blue had 21 carries, 73 rushing yards, and 1 rushing touchdown. Blue was the biggest reason why Houston won.




Baltimore Ravens 8-7-0
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Pittsburgh Steelers 10-5-0


Game Recap: PITTSBURGH-Baltimore did not have Jimmy Smith at cornerback. Pittsburgh did not have LaDarius Green at tight end.


Mike Wallace got open early. Pittsburgh made a great defensive stop.


Le'veon Bell did a phenomenal job running the football. Bell had 39 rushing yards on Pittsburgh's opening drive setting things up for Xavier Grimble who caught a touchdown to give Pittsbrugh a 7-0 lead.


Baltimore responded quickly. Joe Flacco threw a pass to Steve Smith. A penalty by Pittsburgh after the hit put the Ravens in field goal range. Baltimore made it a 7-3 game.


Antonio Brown's offensive pass interference penalty negated a huge first down for Pittsburgh. The Steelers had to punt the ball to Baltimore.


Ryan Shazier had an unnecessary roughness penalty that put Baltimore in field goal range. Lawrence Timmons got a huge sack to make up for it. Baltimore muffed the snap on a field goal. That kept Pittsburgh ahead 7-3.


Baltimore got a field goal late in the second quarter. Baltimore entered the red zone five times, but only has 6 points to show for it. Pittsburgh is extremely fortunate to be ahead 7-6 at halftime.


Ben Roethlisberger threw two costly interceptions to C.J. Mosley and Zachary Orr. Baltimore got 10 points off those turnovers and led 20-10 in the fourth quarter after leading 17-10 after three quarters.


Le'veon Bell gave Pittsburgh a 24-20 lead with a rushing and receiving touchdown in the fourth quarter. Joe Flacco took up 5 minutes of clock driving Baltimore downfield. The Ravens took a 27-24 lead late in the fourth quarter.


Ben Roethlisberger made up for his two picks with a touchdown to Antonio Brown. Pittsburgh scored with under 10 seconds left and took a 31-27 lead. Pittsburgh won 31-27 to capture the AFC North Division.


Le'veon Bell was the biggest reason Pittsburgh won. Bell had 20 carries, 122 rushing yards, 1 rushing touchdown, 1 receiving touchdown, and 2 total touchdowns. Bell helped Pittsburgh secure the 3 seed in the AFC.




Denver Broncos 8-7-0
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Kansas City Chiefs 11-4-0


Game Recap: KANSAS CITY-T.J. Ward was out for Denver in this game at strong safety. Travis Kelce may go off without T.J. Ward.


Alex Smith had a 10-yard rushing touchdown. Kansas City took a 7-0 lead.


Tyreke Hill ran for a 70-yard rushing touchdown. Kansas City took a 14-0 lead.


Justin Forsett had a rushing touchdown. Denver trailed 14-7.


Alex Smith threw a 60-yard touchdown pass to Travis Kelce. Kansas City took a 21-7 lead and led 21-7 after one quarter.


Kansas City had a lot of momentum, but missed an easy field goal. Denver got a field goal on their next drive to make it a 21-10 game.


Kansas City led 21-10 at halftime. Neither team scored in the third quarter. Kansas City kicked a field goal in the fourth quarter to give Kansas City a 24-10 lead.


Denver fumbled a kickoff. Kansas City had the ball in field goal range. Kansas City kicked another field goal to take a 27-10 lead.


Denver missed another fumble. Dontari Poe threw a pass into the end zone. Eric Berry ended the game wiht an interception.


Travis Kelce had 11 receptions, 160 receiving yards, and 1 receiving touchdown. Kelce was the biggest reason why the Chiefs won and why Denver is now officially eliminated from the playoff picture.




Detroit Lions 9-6-0
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Dallas Cowboys 13-2-0


Game Recap: DALLAS-Dallas already secured home field. Many speculated that Tony Romo would play.


Dak Prescott gave Dallas a 7-0 lead. Detroit tied it at 7 before Ezekiel Elliott got a rushing touchdown. Dallas led 14-7 after one quarter.


Detroit scored two touchdowns in a row in the second quarter. Detroit took a 21-14 lead. That would be the only lead Detroit had the entire game with Detroit not scoring after that. Dak Prescott threw a 25-yard passing touchdown to Dez Bryant. The game was tied 21-21 at halftime.


Ezekiel Elliott got a rushing touchdown in the third quarter to give Dallas a 28-21 lead. Dez Bryant threw a trick pass to Jason Witten. Dallas led 35-21 after three quarters.


Dak Prescott threw a touchdown pass to Dez Bryant in the fourth quarter. Dallas won 42-21 to improve to 13-2 despite having home field locked up. Dak Prescott was the player of the game. Dak Prescott went 15/20 with 212 passing yards, 3 passing touchdowns, and no interceptions.






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