NFL Week 16 Recaps 2018 NFL Week 16 Game Recaps: Washington Redskins 7-8-0 16 VS Tennessee Titans 9-6-0 25 Final, Baltimore Ravens 9-6-0 22 VS Los Angeles Chargers 11-4-0 10 Final, New York Giants 5-10-0 27 VS Indianapolis Colts 9-6-0 28 Final, Houston Texans 10-5-0 30 VS Philadelphia Eagles 8-7-0 32 Final, Jacksonville Jaguars 5-10-0 17 VS Miami Dolphins 7-8-0 7 Final, Green Bay Packers 6-8-1 44 VS New York Jets 4-11-0 38 Final OT, Cincinnati Bengals 6-9-0 18 VS Cleveland Browns 7-7-1 26 Final, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 5-10-0 20 VS Dallas Cowboys 9-6-0 27 Final, Minnesota Vikings 8-6-1 27 VS Detroit Lions 5-10-0 9 Final, Buffalo Bills 5-10-0 12 VS New England Patriots 10-5-0 24 Final, Atlanta Falcons 6-9-0 24 VS Carolina Panthers 6-9-0 10 Final, Chicago Bears 11-4-0 14 VS San Francisco 49ers 4-11-0 9 Final, Los Angeles Rams 12-3-0 31 VS Arizona Cardinals 3-12-0 9 Final, Pittsburgh Steelers 8-6-1 28 VS New Orleans Saints 13-2-0 31 Final, Kansas City Chiefs 11-4-0 31 VS Seattle Seahawks 9-6-0 38 Final, Denver Broncos 6-8-0 0 VS Oakland Raiders 3-11-0 0

2018 NFL Week 16 Game Recaps



New Orleans can lock up home field with a win in the NFC. Pittsburgh would have their hands full in New Orleans.





Chris Ransom Last Updated: December 25, 2018.



Washington Redskins 7-8-0
Versus
Tennessee Titans 9-6-0


Game Recap: TENNESSEE-Washington headed to Tennessee. Both teams needed to win this game.


Tennessee won 25-16. Marcus Mariota got injured and Blaine Gabbert stepped in. Marcus Mariota went 10/13 with 110 passing yards before his injury. Blaine Gabbert went 7/11 with 101 passing yards, 1 passing touchdown, and no interceptions. Tennessee did just enough to win this game.




Baltimore Ravens 9-6-0
Versus
Los Angeles Chargers 11-4-0


Game Recap: LOS ANGELES-Baltimore is facing the Los Angeles Chargers. Melvin Gordon is also back for the Chargers.


Baltimore got a field goal in the first quarter. Baltimore led 3-0 after one quarter.


Both teams traded field goals. Baltimore led 6-3 at halftime.


Melvin Gordon ran for a rushing touchdown. Los Angeles led 10-6. Lamar Jackson threw a 68-yard pass to Mark Andrews. Justin Tucker nailed a 56-yard field goal. Baltimore led 16-10 after three quarters of play.


Baltimore got two field goals in the fourth quarter. Baltiore won 22-10.


The Baltimore Ravens defense as a whole stepped up today. The Los Angeles Chargers were held to 198 total yards. That was the fewest total number of yards since 2014.




New York Giants 5-10-0
Versus
Indianapolis Colts 9-6-0


Game Recap: INDIANAPOLIS-Indianapolis needed to win this game to stay alive. Eli Manning headed to Indianapolis where his older brother used to play.


New York held Indianapolis to a three and out on their first drive. New York put together an 11-play 70-yard drive that took up 5 minutes and 54 seconds. Saquon Barkley got a rushing touchdown. New York led 7-0.


New York held Indianapolis to another three and out. New York put together another scoring drive. This was a 9-play drive that lasted 4 minutes and 29 seconds. New York led 14-0 after one quarter of play.


Indianapolis finally scored. Indianapolis executed a 12-play drive that lasted 78-yards and took up 6 minutes and 48 seconds of clock. New York led 14-7. New York got a field goal. New York led 17-7 at halftime.


Andrew Luck and Eli Manning traded passing touchdowns in the third quarter. Indidanapolis made it 17-14, but New York expanded the lead to 24-14. Marlon Mack made this game close with a rushing touchdown. New York led 24-21 after three quarters of play.


Aldrick Rosas made it a 27-21 game. Andrew Luck threw a passing touchdown to Chester Rogers with 55 seconds left. Indianapolis won 28-27 thanks to that clutch play from Luck to Rogers.


T.Y. Hilton was my player of the game. Hilton had 7 receptions for 138 receiving yards.




Houston Texans 10-5-0
Versus
Philadelphia Eagles 7-8-0


Game Recap: PHILADELPHIA-Houston headed into Philadelphia. A win would expand Houston's lead in the AFC.


Houston went three and out on their first drive. Philadelphia put together a 13-play 77-yard drive that lasted 7 minutes and 4 seconds. Philadelphia led 7-0 after one quarter of play.


Houston got a field goal off a drive. Houston got a touchdown, but missed an extra point. Houston led 9-7.


PHiladelphia had a 14-play 84-yard drive that lasted 7 minutes and 15 seconds. Philadelphia led 14-9.


Deshaun Watson scrambled. Houston led 16-13 at halftime.


Nick Foles threw an interception on his first drive of the second half. That didn't seem to matter as Philadelphia still outscored Houston 10-0 in the third quarter. Philadelphia led 23-16 after three quarters of play.


Nick Foles threw a touchdown pass to Zach Ertz. The extra point was no good. Philadelphia led 29-16.


Deshaun Watson threw two passing touchdowns in the fourth quarter. Houston led 30-29 after those two touchdowns. That didn't seem to matter as Philadelphia won this game on a field goal. Philadelphia won 32-30.


Zach Ertz was the player of this game. Zach Ertz had 12 receptions, 110 receiving yards, and 2 receiving touchdowns.





Jacksonville Jaguars 5-10-0
Versus
Miami Dolphins 7-8-0


Game Recap: MIAMI-The two AFC teams in the state of Florida squared off. This was a big game for Miami not so much for Jacksonville.


Ryan Tannehill threw a touchdown pass in the first quarter. Miami led 7-0.


Leonard Fournette got a rushing touchdown. The game was tied at 7-7 after one quarter of play. Neither team scored in the second quarter. It remained 7-7 at halftime.


This game was still tied at 7-7 after three quarters of play. Jacksonville outscored Miami 10-0 in the fourth quarter to win 17-7.


Telvin Smith was my player of the game at 4-3 right outisde linebacker for Jacksonville. Telvin Smith had 5 solo tackles, 1 assisted tackle, 6 total tackles, 1 interception, 1 deflection from a pass breakup, and 1 defensive touchdown on a 33-yard return.




Green Bay Packers 6-8-1
Versus
New York Jets 4-11-0


Game Recap: NEW YORK-This game was pretty meaningless for both teams. Green Bay had a chance to defeat New York on the road with Aaron Rodgers though. Right tackle Bryan Bulaga returned for this game even though the Packers were eliminated from contention.


New York missed a field goal that would come back to haunt them. New York led 7-0 after one quarter of play though.


New York and Green Bay traded touchdowns in the second quarter. Mason Crosby kicked a field goal. New York led 21-17 at halftime.


Green Bay got a field goal on their first possession in the third quarter. New York led 21-20. New York scored 14 unanswered and led 35-20 after three quarters of play.


Green Bay outscored New York 18-3 in the fourth quarter. The Packers managed to force this game into overtime. Green Bay won 44-38 in overtime.


Quarterback Aaron Rodgers was the player of this game. Aaron Rodgers went 37/55 with 442 passing yards, 2 passing touchdowns, 32 rushing yards, 2 rushing touchdowns, 474 total yards, 4 total touchdowns, and no interceptions.




Cincinnati Bengals 6-9-0
Versus
Cleveland Browns 7-7-1


Game Recap: CLEVELAND-Cleveland had another chance to make a statement with Baker Mayfield at the helm. Baker Mayfield has made a strong case for rookie of the year with his stellar play down the stretch.


Neither team scored in the first quarter. Cleveland had a 13-play 74-yard drive that lasted 7 minutes and 23 seconds which dragged into the second quarter. Cleveland led 7-0. Cleveland got another touchdown, but this time they missed the extra point and led 13-0. Cleveland got a field goal and led 16-0 at halftime.


Baker Mayfield threw a 17-yard pass to Rashard Higgins. Cleveland led 23-0 after three quarters of play.


Both teams traded field goals in the fourth quarter. Cincinnati made it 23-3, but Cleveland made it 26-3 before winning 26-18.


Quarterback Baker Mayfield was my player of the game. Baker Mayfield went 27/37 with 284 passing yards, 3 passing touchdowns, and no interceptions.




Tampa Bay Buccaneers 5-10-0
Versus
Dallas Cowboys 10-5-0


Game Recap: DALLAS-Tampa Bay headed to Dallas. Dallas could lock up the NFC East Division with a win today.


Tampa Bay kicked a field goal. Tampa Bay led 3-0. Dak Prescott took up 5 minutes and 1 second on an 8-play drive. Dallas led 7-3 after a rushing touchdown by Dak Prescott.


Jaylon Smith recovered a fumble for a 69-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown. Dallas led 14-3 after one quarter of play.


Both teams traded field goals in the second quarter. Dallas led 17-6. Jacquizz Rodgers got a rushing touchdown. Dallas led 17-13 at halftime.


Missed opportunities really killed Tampa Bay in the third quarter. Tampa Bay missed a field goal. Dallas got a field goal and led 20-13.


Tampa Bay fumbled the football. Dallas got a touchdown. Dallas led 27-13 after three quarters of play.


Tampa Bay got a touchdown. Dallas won 27-20.


Middle linebacker Leighton Vander Esch was the player of the game. Leighton Vander Esch had 11 solo tackles, 4 assisted tackles, and 15 total tackles.





Minnesota Vikings 8-6-1
Versus
Detroit Lions 5-10-0


Game Recap: DETROIT-Minnesota was playing for a wild card spot. The same could not be said about the Detroit Lions who were already eliminated.


Detroit got a field goal. Detroit led 3-0 after one quarter of play.


Detroit got two more field goals. Detroit led 9-0.


Minnesota went on a 27-0 run after that. Minnesota won 27-9.


Tight end Kyle Rudolph was the player of this game. Kyle Rudolph had 9 receptions, 122 receptions, and 2 receiving touchdowns.




Buffalo Bills 5-10-0
Versus
New England Patriots 10-5-0


Game Recap: NEW ENGLAND-Buffalo headed to New England. New England could lock up the AFC East Division with a win.


Sony Michel got a rushing touchdown. New England led 7-0 after one quarter of play.


James White had a 27-yard rushing touchdown. New England led 14-0 at halftime.


Buffalo got two field goals in the third quarter. New England led 14-6. Tom Brady threw a touchdown pass to Julian Edelman. New England led 21-6 after three quarters of play.


New England got a field goal. New England led 24-6. Josh Allen threw a touchdown pass to Zay Jones. Buffalo missed the two point conversion. New England won 24-12.


Running back Sony Michel was the player of the game. The rookie running back Sony Michel had 18 carries, 116 rushing yards, and 1 rushing touchdown.




Atlanta Falcons 6-9-0
Versus
Carolina Panthers 6-9-0


Game Recap: CAROLINA-This game was pretty meaningless for both teams. Neither team had anything to play for plus Cam Newton was out for this game.


Both teams traded touchdowns in the first quarter and both teams traded field goals in the second quarter. This game remained tied after the first half with the game tied at 10-10.


Matt Ryan's two touchdown passes in the third quarter put this game away. Matt Ryan threw a 75-yard touchdown pass to Calvin Ridley. Matt Ryan also threw a 44-yard touchdown pass to Mohamed Sanu.


Atlanta won 24-10. Matt Ryan was my player of the game. Matt Ryan went 15/26 with 239 passing yards, 3 passing touchdowns, and no interceptions. Matt Ryan was my player of the game for this reason.




Chicago Bears 11-4-0
Versus
San Francisco 49ers 4-11-0


Game Recap: SAN FRANCISCO-Chicago headed to San Francisco. Chicago needed to win this game to keep up in the NFC Playoff race.


Neither team scored in the first quarter. San Francisco watched Robbie Gould make a hat trick of field goals in the second quarter. San Francisco led 9-7 at halftime.


Jordan Howard got the go-ahead touchdown. Chicago won 14-9.


Mitchell Trubisky was my player of the game. Mitchell Trubisky went 25/29 with 246 passing yards, 1 passing touchdown, and no interceptions.





Los Angeles Rams 12-3-0
Versus
Arizona Cardinals 3-12-0


Game Recap: ARIZONA-Los Angeles faces Arizona. The Los Angeles Rams need to win this game to remain eligible for a first round bye.


Zane Gonzalez kicked a 36-yard field goal. Arizona led 3-0. The Los Angeles Rams got the first touchdown of the game. Los Angeles led 7-3 after one quarter of play.


Jared Goff got a rushing touchdown. Los Angeles led 14-3. Larry Fitzgerald threw a touchdown pass to David Johnson. Los Angeles led 14-9.


The Los Angeles Rams won 31-9. Aaron Donald was my player of the game. Aaron Donald had 5 solo tackles, 2 assisted tackles, 7 total tackles, 3 sacks, and 4 tackles for a loss.




Pittsburgh Steelers 8-6-1
Versus
New Orleans Saints 13-2-0


Game Recap: NEW ORLEANS-Pittsburgh headed to New Orleans. New Orleans could lock up homefield in the NFC with a win.


Pittsburgh took an early lead with a field goal. Pittsburgh led 3-0. Drew Brees threw a 28-yard pass to Michael Thomas. That set things up for a rushing touchdown by Mark Ingram. New Orleans led Pittsburgh 7-3 after one quarter of play despite being 0/1 on third down conversions.


Chris Boswell kicked a 30-yard field goal. New Orleans led 7-6. Alvin Kamara got a rushing touchdown. New Orleans led 14-6.


Ben Roethlisberger threw a touchdown pass to Jaylen Samuels. Pittsburgh went for a two point conversion. That tied the game at 14-14.


Will Lutz kicked a field goal. New Orleans led 17-14 at halftime.


Alvin Kamara got another rushing touchdown. New Orleans led 24-14. Ben Roethlisberger threw back-to-back touchdown passes to Antonio Brown. Pittsburgh led 28-24 after three quarters of play.


Drew Brees threw a touchdown pass to Michael Thomas. New Orleans won 31-28 thanks to Pittsburgh being 0/3 on third down conversions in the fourth quarter.


Both quarterbacks did well in this game. Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlsiberger went 33/50 with 380 passing yards, 3 passing touchdowns, and no interceptions. New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees went 27/39 with 326 passing yards, 1 passing touchdown, and no interceptions.




Kansas City Chiefs 11-4-0
Versus
Seattle Seahawks 9-6-0


Game Recap: SEATTLE-Kansas City had a chance to lockup home field in the AFC with a win. Seattle could secure a wild card spot with a win.


Chris Carson got a rushing touchdown. Seattle led 7-0. Kansas City settled for a field goal. Seattle led 7-3 after one quarter of play.


Patrick Mahomes and Russell Wilson traded passing touchdowns in the second quarter. Seattle led 14-10 at halftime.


Sebastian Janikowski got a field goal. Kansas City tied the game at 17-17. Russell Wilson threw a 27-yard touchdown pass to Doug Baldwin. Seattle led 24-17 after three quarters of play.


Both teams traded points in the fourth quarter. Seattle ended up winning 38-31. Seattle locked up a wild card spot in the NFC and Kansas City will have to wait another week for a shot at home field.


Running back Chris Carson was the player of the game. Chris Carson had 27 carries, 116 rushing yards, and 2 rushing touchdowns in Seattle's win over the Kansas City Chiefs.




Denver Broncos 6-9-0
Versus
Oakland Raiders 4-11-0


Game Recap: OAKLAND-This game was pretty meaningless. Denver headed to Oakland for what may be the final game at Network Associates Colloseum.


Oakland outscored Denver 17-0 in the first half. Oakland ended up winning 27-14.


Running back Doug Martin was my player of the game. Doug Martin had 21 carries, 107 rushing yards, and 1 rushing touchdown.








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