NFL Week 17 Game Recaps 2018 NFL Week 17 Game Recaps: Atlanta Falcons 7-9-0 34 VS Tampa Bay Buccaneers 5-11-0 32 Final, Dallas Cowboys 10-6-0 36 VS New York Giants 5-11-0 35 Final, Carolina Panthers 7-9-0 30 VS New Orleans Saints 13-3-0 0 Final, New York Jets 4-12-0 3 VS New England Patriots 11-5-0 38 Final, Jacksonville Jaguars 5-11-0 3 VS Houston Texans 11-5-0 20 Final, Detroit Lions 6-10-0 31 VS Green Bay Packers 6-9-1 0 Final, Miami Dolphins 7-8-0 7 VS Buffalo Bills 5-10-0 14, Arizona Cardinals 3-13-0 24 VS Seattle Seahawks 10-6-0 27 Final, San Francisco 49ers 4-12-0 32 VS Los Angeles Rams 13-3-0 48 Final, Los Angeles Chargers 12-4-0 23 VS Denver Broncos 6-10-0 9 Final, Philadelphia Eagles 9-7-0 24 VS Washington Redskins 7-9-0 0 Final, Cincinnati Bengals 6-10-0 13 VS Pittsburgh Steelers 9-6-1 16 Final, Chicago Bears 12-4-0 24 VS Minnesota Vikings 8-7-1 10 Final, Oakland Raiders 4-12-0 3 VS Kansas City Chiefs 12-4-0 35 Final, Cleveland Browns 7-8-1 24 VS Baltimore Ravens 10-6-0 26 Final, Indianapolis Colts 10-6-0 33 VS Tennessee Titans 9-7-0 17 Final

2018 NFL Week 17 Game Recaps



Find out who got the final wild card in the AFC. Two AFC South teams competed over the final wild card in the AFC.





Chris Ransom Last Updated: January 1, 2019.




Atlanta Falcons 7-9-0
Versus
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 5-11-0


Game Recap: TAMPA BAY-Jameis Winston is playing for his job. Whoever loses this game will have the best draft position among NFC South teams.


Atlanta won this meaningless week 17 game 34-32. Tampa Bay played harder then expected though.


Quarterback Matt Ryan was the player of the game for the Atlanta Falcons. Matt Ryan went 31/44 with 378 passing yards, 2 passng touchdowns, 1 receiving touchdown, 3 total touchdowns, and 1 interception.




Dallas Cowboys 10-6-0
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New York Giants 5-11-0


Game Recap: NEW YORK-This game had little value for both teams. At the same time, Dallas wanted to sweep the New York Giants.


This game like the Atlanta VS Tampa Bay game kept going back and forth. Dallas won 36-35.


Quarterback Dak Prescott was my player of the game for Dallas. Dak Prescott went 27/44 with 387 passing yards, 4 passing touchdowns, and no interceptions.




Carolina Panthers 7-9-0
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New Orleans Saints 13-3-0


Game Recap: NEW ORLEANS-Carolina was starting a third stringer. Teddy Bridgewater was starting for New Orleans.


Kyle Allen came in and outplayed Teddy Bridgewater. Carolina won 33-14.




New York Jets 4-12-0
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New England Patriots 11-5-0


Game Recap: NEW ENGLAND-New England could lock up a first round bye with a win. This was a huge game for New England.


New England's offensive line was flawless in this game. As a result quarterback Tom Brady went 24/33 with 250 passing yards, 4 passing touchdowns, and no interceptions in New England's 38-3 win over the New York Jets. New England also locked up a first round bye thanks to this win.





Jacksonville Jaguars 5-11-0
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Houston Texans 11-5-0


Game Recap: HOUSTON-Blake Bortles got the start again. Houston locked up the AFC South Division.


Houston's defense really stepped up in the 20-3 win over Jacksonville. Deshaun Watson went 25/35 with 1 rushing touchdown and no interceptions. His offensive line did a good job with Julie'n Davenport having his best game of the season at left tackle.




Detroit Lions 6-10-0
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Green Bay Packers 6-9-1


Game Recap: GREEN BAY-This may be the worst Detroit VS Green Bay game in years. This was a pretty meaningless game between two of the worst teams in the NFC North this season.


Detroit just embarassed Green Bay 31-0. They shutout the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford went 20/32 with 266 passing yards, 2 passing touchdowns, and no interceptions.




Miami Dolphins 7-9-0
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Buffalo Bills 6-10-0


Game Recap: BUFFALO-This game served almost very little value for both teams. This may be the final start for Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill.


Buffalo crushed Miami 42-17. The Buffalo Bills rookies Josh Allen and Tremaine Edmunds both really stepped up for Buffalo.


Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen went 17/26 with 224 passing yards, 3 passing touchdowns, 95 rushing yards, 2 rushing touchdowns, 319 total yards, 5 total touchdowns, and 1 interception. Buffalo Bills middle linebacker Tremaine Edmunds had 11 solo tackles, 1 assisted tackle, 12 total tackles, 1 sack, 1 tackle for a loss, and 1 interception. Both of Buffalo's first round rookies have bright futures with Buffalo moving forward.




Arizona Cardinals 3-13-0
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Seattle Seahawks 10-6-0


Game Recap: SEATTLE-Arizona could lock up the number one pick with a loss to Seattle. Seattle needed a win to lock up the five spot.


Seattle won 27-24. Running back Chris Carson had 19 carries, 122 rushing yards, and 1 rushing touchdown. Arizona also secured the first pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.





San Francisco 49ers 4-12-0
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Los Angeles Rams 13-3-0


Game Recap: LOS ANGELES-San Francisco headed to Los Angeles. Los Angeles could secure a first round bye with a win.


Los Angeles won 48-32. Aaron Donald was my player of the game and really stepped up by helping the Los Angeles Rams secure a first round bye.





Los Angeles Chargers 12-4-0
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Denver Broncos 6-10-0


Game Recap: DENVER-Los Angeles could lock up the five seed in the AFC. Denver wanted to end the season ona high note.


Los Angeles won this game 23-9. Their defensive effort was second to none in this game. Honestly, I won't be surprised if the Los Angeles Chargers push the New England Patriots or Kansas City Chiefs for the AFC Championship this season.




Philadelphia Eagles 9-7-0
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Washington Redskins 7-9-0


Game Recap: WASHINGTON-Nick Foles headed to Washington. Philadelphia needed a win and a Minnesota loss to make the 2019 NFL Playoffs.


Philadelphia won this contest 24-0. Quarterback Nick Foles went 28/33 with 221 passing yards, 2 passing touchdowns, and 1 interception. Nick Foles did well enough for Philadelphia to win this game.




Cincinnati Bengals 6-10-0
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Pittsburgh Steelers 9-6-1


Game Recap: PITTSBURGH-Pittsburgh needed a win and a Cleveland win over the Baltimore Ravens to make the 2019 NFL Playoffs.


Cincinnati took a 10-0 lead thanks to a pick 6 by Shawn Williams. Pittsburgh would manage to tie the game up and pull things together.


Pittsburgh won 16-13. T.J. Watt was able to lead Pittsburgh to a win and pressure Jeff Driskel at will thanks to the injury of left tackle Cordy Glenn which took place in the third quarter.





Chicago Bears 12-4-0
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Minnesota Vikings 8-7-1


Game Recap: MINNESOTA-Chicago gets the three seed no matter what. A Bears win would keep the Minnesota Vikings out of the 2019 NFL Playoffs.


Chicago's defense stepped up for the most part in their 24-10 victory over Minnesota. Running back Jordan Howard was the player of this game though with 21 carries, 109 rushing yards, and 2 rushing touchdowns. The Chicago Bears running back did a hell of a job running the football on Minnesota's front 7 which is usually one of the best in the league.




Oakland Raiders 4-12-0
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Kansas City Chiefs 12-4-0


Game Recap: KANSAS CITY-Oakland headed to Kansas City. Kansas City could lock up home field in the AFC with a win.


Kansas City won 35-3. Patrick Mahomes may have only went 14/24 with 281 passing yards, 2 passing touchdowns, and 1 interception. I'm looking more at how Mahomes got 50 passing touchdowns and 5,000 passing yards in his first season as a starting quarterback. That's what really blows me away. You really can't argue against Patrick Mahomes being the league MVP for this season unless you want to make that case for Drew Brees.





Cleveland Browns 7-8-1
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Baltimore Ravens 10-6-0


Game Recap: BALTIMORE-The first game between Baker Mayfield and Lamar Jackson. Baker would either bail Pittsburgh into the playoffs or Lamar Jackson would do just enough for Baltimore to win.


Baltimore had 20 of their 26 points in the first half. Cleveland played much better in the second half to the point where Baker Mayfield had to throw an interception on fourth down to bail Baltimore out.


Lamar Jackson went 14/24 with 179 passing yards. He didn't have a passing touchdown, but his two rushing touchdowns were enough for Baltimore to squeak by in a 26-24 win over Cleveland.




Indianapolis Colts 10-6-0
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Tennessee Titans 9-7-0


Game Recap: TENNESSEE-Andrew Luck played in this game. Marcus Mariota didn't. That would be the difference most likely.


Indianapolis won 33-17. Indianapolis Colts running back Marlon Mack was my player of the game. Marlon Mack had 25 carries, 119 rushing yards, and 1 rushing touchdown. Mack did a fantastic job running the football on the ground for Indianapolis.






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