NFL Week 12 Recaps 2020 NCAA Football Rankings: 1. Alabama: 6-0, 2. Notre Dame: 7-0, 3. Ohio State: 3-0, 4. Clemson: 7-1, 5. Texas A&M: 5-1, 6. Florida: 4-1, 7. Cincinnati: 6-0, 8. BYU: 8-0, 9. Miami FL: 6-1, 10. Indiana: 3-0, 11. Oregon: 1-0, 12. Georgia: 4-2, 13. Wisconsin: 1-0, 14. Oklahoma State: 5-1, 15. Coastal Carolina: 7-0, 16. Marshall: 6-0, 17. Iowa State: 5-2, 18. Oklahoma: 5-2, 19. SMU: 7-1, 20. USC: 1-0, 21. Texas: 5-2, 22. Liberty: 7-0, 23. Northwestern: 3-0, 24. Auburn: 5-2, 25. Louisiana: 6-1












2020 NFL Week 12 Game Recaps



Find out who takes control of the NFC East Division on Thanksgiving Day. Find out which NFC East team surpasses the Philadelphia Eagles and improves to 4-7.





Chris Ransom Last Updated: November 26, 2020.




Houston Texans 4-7-0
Versus
Detroit Lions 4-7-0


Game Recap: DETROIT-Houston did not have David Johnson at running back or Randall Cobb at wide receiver. Detroit did not have D'Andre Swift at running back or Kenny Golladay at wide receiver. Romeo Crennell and Matt Patricia both defensive coordinators for Bill Belichick. Crennell won 3 rings as Belichick's defensive coordinator and Patricia won t2 rings as Belichick's defensive coordinator.


Houston avoided a three and out as Deshaun Watson threw a first down to Will Fuller on third down. Watson threw another first down to Brandin Cooks. Detroit sacked Deshaun Watson on third down courtesy of defensive end Everson Griffen and middle linebacker Jarrad Davis, Detroit's 2017 first round pick out of Florida.


Detroit began this game with a third down conversion of their own by throwing the ball to tight end T.J. Hockenson after Houston stopped Adrian Peterson twice. Stafford went back to Hockenson and Hockenson had 2 receptions on 2 targets for 61 receiving yards. Adrian Peterson got a rushing touchdown. Detroit led 7-0.


Deshaun Watson took off and ran. Watson got a first down. Detroit made a defensive stop.


Matthew Stafford threw an interception to J.J. Watt. Watt returned that interception for a pick 6. Houston missed the extra point. Detroit led 7-6.


Detroit had another turnover. Bradley Roby recovered the fumble.


Deshaun Watson with a 3-step drop and read three different progressions before throwing the first down. Watson displayed his high football IQ on that play. Watson threw a touchdown pass to running back C.J. Prosise. Houston led 13-7 after one quarter of play.


Detroit fumbled it again. Houston recovered the fumble. Detroit recovered the fumble.


Adrian Peterson ran it in for a touchdown. Detroit led 14-13.


Deshaun Watson threw a touchdown pass to running back Duke Johnson. Houston led 20-14.


Houston got a field goal. Houston led 23-14 at halftime.


Both teams traded field goals in the third quarter. Houston led 26-17 after three quarters of play.


Deshaun Watson threw a touchdown pass to Will Fuller. Houston led by 15, but decided to go for a two point conversion hoping to make it a 17 point lead. Houston called a timeout, but still went for two and got it. Houston led 34-17 in the fourth quarter.


Deshaun Watson went back to Will Fuller. Houston led 41-17.


Matthew Stafford threw a touchdown pass. Detroit got the two point conversion. Houston led 41-25. Houston won 41-25.


Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson was my player of the game going 17/25 with 318 passing yards, 4 passing touchdowns, and no interceptions.


Houston Texans wide receiver Will Fuller had 6 receptions, 171 receiving yards, and 2 receiving touchdowns on 7 targets. J.J. Watt had the pick 6 for the Houston Texans on defense at 3-4 left end. Those two Texans earned honorable mentions even though Watson is the star of this game.




Washington Football Team 4-7-0
Versus
Dallas Cowboys 3-8-0


Game Recap: DALLAS-Washington headed to Dallas. Whoever won this game got control of first place in the nFC East.


Middle linebacker Leighton Vander Esch and defensive end Randy Gregory made big plays for the Dallas Cowboys defense on the opening play of the game.


Left tackle Cameron Erving and right tackle Zack Martin got injured. Martin usually plays right guard, but moved over to right tackle due to how depleted Dallas was. Dallas got a field goal on their opening drive.


Antonio Gibson got a rushing touchdown. Washington led 7-3 after one quarter of play.


Andy Dalton threw a touchdown pass to Amari Cooper. Dallas led 10-7.


The Washington Football Team got a field goal. That tied this game at 10-10.


Alex Smith threw a touchdown pass to tight end Logan Thomas. The former Utah quarterback connected with the former Virginia Tech quarterback. Washington led 17-10.


Dallas got a field goal. The Washington Football Team led 17-13 at halftime.


Dallas got the ball to start the second half. Ezekiel Elliott coughed up the football. Jonathan Allen recovered the football. Chase Young signalled to the official that Allen recovered the fumble.


Antonio Gibson ran with the football. He was tackled by Leighton Vander Esch. Washington got a field goal. The Washington Football Team led 20-13.


Andy Dalton threw a completion to Michael Gallup. Ezekiel Elliott ran for a first down on second and one. Dalton went back to Gallup. Gallup dropped the pass. Gallup ran a short route while cornerback Kendall Fuller played zone coverage. The cornerback tandem of Kendall Fuller and Fabian Moreau has done well enough to win the NFC East. Andy Dalton kept yelling Bahamas before being sacked by Da'Ron Payne on third down.


Terry McLaurin caught a first down. He made things easier for Alex Smith. Logan Thomas ran for a first down on a third down situation. Xavier Woods broke up a pass on second down to set up a third and ten. Jaylon Smith lined up at 4-3 right outside linebacker and intercepted Alex Smith. Terry McLaurin made the tackle to prevent the touchdown and pick 6 on the interception.


CeeDee Lamb dropped a pass on third down. The Dallas Cowboys kicked a field goal. Washington led 20-16.


Troy Aikman pointed out how the Redskins capitalized in the red zone. I was waiting to see if Aikman or Buck would call the Washington Football Team the Washington Redskins.


The Washington Football Team led 20-16 after three quarters of play. The Washington Football Team were one quarter away from being 2-0 against the Dallas Cowboys since renaming their team.


Alex Smith handed it off to rookie running back Antonio Gibson. The third round pick out of Memphis got a rushing touchdown. The Washington Football Team barely made the extra point and led 27-16.


Washington scored 14 more unanswered points. The Washington Football Team won 41-16.


Washington Football Team Running back Antonio Gibson was my player of the game. Antonio Gibson had 20 carries 115 rushing yards, and 3 rushing touchdowns. Once again, Antonio Gibson embarasses Dallas.




Miami Dolphins 7-4-0
Versus
New York Jets 0-11-0


Game Recap: NEW YORK-Ryan Fitzpatrick is starting for Tua Tagovailoa. Sam Darnold also returns from an injury and is looking for his first win as a starter this season.


Sam Darnold was 3/3 on New York's opening drive before New York got a field goal. This was the first game in 2020 where Sam Darnold had his top three wide receivers at full health. New York led 3-0.


Miami got a field goal. This game was tied 3-3 after one quarter of play.


Ryan Fitzpatrick threw a touchdown to tight end Mike Gesicki a New Jersey native who played at Penn State. Miami had a 10-play drive that lasted 5 minutes and 11 seconds. Scott Hanson negged the Jets by mentioning that the Jets just got Mossed only on NFL Red Zone seconds later. Miami led 10-3.


Jason Sanders made another field goal. Miami led 13-3 and made me look foolish for changing my prediction from Dolphins to Jets.


New York failed to get a field goal at the half. Miami led 13-3 at halftime.




















Arizona Cardinals 6-5-0
Versus
New England Patriots 5-6-0


Game Recap: NEW ENGLAND-Arizona's receivers include DeAndre Hopkins, Larry Fitzgerald, Christian Kirk, and Andy Isabella. New England has Stephon Gilmore, Jason McCourty, J.C. Jackson, and Joejuan Williams at cornerback at full health for the first time since week 3. Belichick even called Kyler Murray a running back and not a quarterback.


Markus Golden intercepts Cam Newton. Arizona got great field position. Kenyan Drake ran it in for a touchdown. Arizona led 7-0.


Kyler Murray began this game 6/6 with 61 passing yards before throwing two straight incomplete passes. Arizona got a field goal. Arizona led 10-0 after one quarter of play.


James White got a rushing touchdown. Arizona led 10-7.


Kyler Murray threw a touchdown pass to Keesean Johnson. He may have been ruled short on the touchdown. He was Arizona tried to run it in and that was ruled short too. Arizona led 10-7 at halftime.























Carolina Panthers 4-8-0
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Minnesota Vikings 5-6-0


Game Recap: MINNESOTA-Carolina does not have Christian McCaffrey at running back. Minnesota does not have Adam Theilen at wide receiver.


Carolina got the ball to start this game. Mike Davis just ran for a first down on a 10-yard gain despite the absence of Christian McCaffrey.


Kirk Cousins threw a touchdown pass to Justin Jefferson. Minnesota led 7-0 after one quarter of play.


Teddy Bridgewater threw a 41-yard touchdown pass to Robby Anderson in his return to Minnesota. This game was tied at 7-7.


Minnesota got a field goal at halftime. Minnesota led 10-7 at halftime.






















Cleveland Browns 8-3-0
Versus
Jacksonville Jaguars 1-10-0


Game Recap: JACKSONVILLE-Baker Mayfield heads to Jacksonville. Mike Glennon is making his first start of the season for Jacksonville which means Jacksonville will probably need to draft a new quarterback this offseason.


Jacksonville gained the lead with a field goal. Baker Mayfield threw a touchdown pass to Jarvis Landry. Cleveland gained the lead as Landry wounded the cornerback covering him. Baker Mayfield and Jarvis Landry are on my opponents fantasy team this week so you have to give the Browns credit for inflicting damage on my fantasy team. Cleveland led 7-3 after one quarter of play.


Mike Glennon drove Jacksonville downfield again. Jacksonville got a field goal. Cleveland led 7-6.


Cleveland put together a drive that lasted 6 minutes and 34 seconds. Cleveland took a 10-6 lea with the field goal.


Mike Glennon threw a touchdown pass to rookie Collin Johnson. You have to admire the effort from Johnson who I saw in Mobile. Even Glennon can pick apart the Browns without Greedy Williams. Jacksonville led 13-10.


Baker Mayfield threw a touchdown pass to Austin Hooper. Cleveland led 17-13.


Jacksonville attempted a field goal at halftime. The field goal was no good. Cleveland led 17-13 at halftime.




















Tennessee Titans 8-3-0
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Indianapolis Colts 7-4-0


Game Recap: INDIANAPOLIS-Indianapolis embarassed the Titans on Thursday Night Football a few weeks ago. Tennessee is looking for revenge as this game between 7-3 teams will decide which 8-3 team controls the AFC South heading into December.


Derrick Henry carried Tennessee to an early lead. Tennessee led 7-0.


Philip Rivers got fantastic protection. He threw a beautiful touchdown pass to Trey Burton who picked apart Kevin Byard on the play. Byard lined up at strong safety and got beat on the play.


Ryan Tannehill threw a 69-yard touchdown pass to A.J. Brown. A.J. Brown sixty nined the Colts harder than Jim Irsay after he hired Ryan Grigson to be the General Manager. Tennessee led Indianapolis 14-7 after one quarter of play.


Jacoby Brissett got a rushing touchdown as the backup quarterback. That tied the game at 14-14.


Derrick Henry got another ruhsing touchdown. Tennessee led 21-14. Henry scored again. Derrick Henry had 140 rushing yards and 3 rushing touchdowns in the first half. Tennessee led Indianapolis 28-14 at halftime.


Ryan Tannehill got a rushing touchdown. Tennessee led 35-14 at halftime.


















New York Giants 4-7-0
Versus
Cincinnati Bengals 2-8-1

Game Recap: CINCINNATI-No Saquon Barkley or Joe Mixon makes this game underwhelming. No Joe Burrow just makes this game depressing to recap.


Daniel Jones Wayne Gallman with a huge rushing touchdown on fourth and goal. New York takes the lead.


Cincinnati returned the kickoff for a touchdown. That tied this game at 7-7. This game was tied 7-7 after one quarter of play.


Cincinnati got a field goal in the second quarter. Cincinnati led 10-7.


New York got a field goal. That tied this game at 10-10. This game remained tied at halftime.























Los Angeles Chargers 3-7-0
Versus
Buffalo Bills 7-3-0


Game Recap: BUFFALO-Justin Herbert looks like the front runner to win offensive rookie of the year. The Los Angeles Chargers defensive line is banged up at edge rusher with Melvin Ingram and Joey Bosa injured. Buffalo's offensive line is pretty depleted too.


Josh Allen threw a touchdown pass to Dawson Knox. Buffalo led 7-0.


Justin Herbert threw a touchdown pass to Keenan Allen. Los Angeles missed the extra point. Buffalo led 7-6 after one quarter of play.


Josh Allen pitched to Cole Beasley who threw a trick pass to rookie Gabriel Davis. Buffalo led 14-6.


Tyler Baas made a field goal. Buffalo led 17-6 at halftime.






















Las Vegas Raiders 6-4-0
Versus
Atlanta Falcons 3-7-0


Game Recap: ATLANTA-Las Vegas heads to Atlanta. Todd Gurley and Julio Jones out for Atlanta at running back and wide receiver.


Las Vegas went for it on fourth and one, but did not captialize. Fantastic defensive stop by Atlanta to begin this game. Atlanta captialized off of the turnover on downs. Younghoe Koo made a 38-yard field goal. Atlanta led 3-0.


Younghoe Koo got another field goal following Derek Carr's first fumble. Atlanta led 6-0 after one quarter of play.


Las Vegas got a field goal in the second quarter. Atlanta led 6-3.


Matt Ryan threw a touchdown pass to Calvin Ridley. Atlanta led 13-3 without Todd Gurley and Julio Jones.


Derek Carr fumbled the ball again. Atlanta recovered and capitalized off of the turnover.




















San Francisco 49ers 5-6-0
Versus
Los Angeles Rams 7-4-0


Game Recap: LOS ANGELES-Richard Sherman returns from his injury. That may limit what this offense can do a little. Jared Goff has been fantastic without left tackle Andrew Whitworth the last few weeks.






























New Orleans Saints 9-2-0
Versus
Denver Broncos 4-7-0


Game Recap: DENVER-New Orleans is starting Taysom Hill. Denver is starting a receiver on their practice squad at quarterback after all of their quarterbacks tested positive for Covid.































Kansas City Chiefs 9-1-0
Versus
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 7-4-0


Game Recap: TAMPA BAY-Patrick Mahomes VS Tom Brady. This game is going to be a treat. You have to wonder if Mahomes returns here.






























Chicago Bears 5-5-0
Versus
Green Bay Packers 7-3-0


Game Recap: GREEN BAY-Chicago heads to Green Bay. Nick Foles is injured so Mitchell Trubisky will get the start.






























Seattle Seahawks 7-3-0
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Philadelphia Eagles 3-6-1


Game Recap: PHILADELPHIA-































Baltimore Ravens 6-4-0
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Pittsburgh Steelers 10-0-0


Game Recap: PITTSBURGH-

































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