Monday, December 21, 2015

NFL - Week Fifteen Review

Win and In -  The Green Bay Packers, Cincinnati Bengals and Seattle Seahawks all clinched playoff berths with wins this weekend.
The Packers jumped out quick on the host Oakland Raiders and then had to come back to win 30-20 behind a balanced offense and a defensive score on a "pick six" interception return by Damarious Randall . . .  The Bengals knocked off the host San Francisco 49ers, 24-14 as backup quarterback A.J. McCarron had a touchdown pass and running back Jeremy Hill scored twice on the ground to lead the way while the Cincy defense forced four turnovers  . . .  The Seahawks routed the visiting Cleveland Browns, 30-13 as QB Russell Wilson had three TD passes, including two to wide receiver Doug Baldwin, giving him ten receiving touchdowns in the last four games.

TOP RUSHERS FOR WEEK FIFTEEN David Johnson (Arizona) 187 yards and three touchdowns;  Rashad Jennings (New York Giants)  107 yards and one touchdown;  Alfred Blue (Houston) 107 yards;  Cam Newton (Carolina) 100 yards.

TOP PASSERS FOR WEEK FIFTEENKirk Cousins (Washington) 319 yards with four TD passes and one rushing touchdown;  Ben Roethlisberger (Pittsburgh) 380 yards and three TD;  Cam Newton (Carolina) 340 yards and five TD;  Eli Manning (New York Giants) 245 yards and four TD;  Russell Wilson (Seattle) 249 yards and three touchdowns.

Heftyinfo NFL co-Players of the WeekCam Newton (Carolina Panthers QB)  had FIVE touchdown passes and also ran for 100 yards in a 38-35 win . . . Antonio Brown (Pittsburgh Steelers WR) had 16 catches for 189 yards and two scores in a come-from-behind 34-27 triumph.

Game highlights -  The Carolina Panthers (14-0) stayed undefeated with a wild 38-35 win at New York, holding off a furious fourth quarter rally by the Giants. Panthers QB Cam Newton led the way with five touchdown passes and kicker Graham Gano made a 43-yard field goal as time expired for the win . . .  The Washington Redskins toppled the visiting Buffalo Bills 35-25 behind four TD passes from QB Kirk Cousins, who also had a rushing touchdown to place the 'Skins all alone in first place in the NFC East . . .  The New England Patriots rolled past the visiting Tennessee Titans, 33-16 behind two TD passes from Tom Brady while the defense had three turnovers, including a fumble recovery for a score . . .  The Kansas City Chiefs won for the eighth consecutive game, blasting the host Baltimore Ravens, 34-14 as their defense scored twice (fumble and interceptions returns) to go with a balanced attack on offense . . .   Houston took over first place in the AFC South with a 16-10 win at Indianapolis as third string QB Brandon Weeden came off the bench to throw a TD pass while kicker Nick Novak made three field goals for the difference . . .  The Pittsburgh Steelers overcame a 17-point first half deficit to knock off the visiting Denver Broncos, 34-27 behind a big day from QB Ben Roethlisberger (380 yards passing and three TD) and wide receiver Antonio Brown, who had 16 catches for 189 yards and two scores . . .  The San Diego Chargers won what might be their last ever home game in San Diego by a 30-14 score over the Miami Dolphins as RB Danny Woodhead scored four touchdowns (three receiving and one rushing) and QB Philip Rivers had the three TD passes along with 311 passing yards . . .  The Minnesota Vikings smashed the Chicago Bears, 38-17 in a home win as QB Teddy Bridgewater had four TD passes and a rushing touchdown to keep the Vikes within a game of Green Bay for first place in the NFC North division . . .  Atlanta surprised the host Jacksonville Jaguars, 23-17 to all but end the Jags playoff hopes as kicker Shayne Graham made three field goals to provide the difference in the outcome . . .  The St. Louis Rams beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 31-23 as Tavon Austin scored twice to offset a big game from Bucs QB Jameis Winston (363 passing yards and two TD) last Thursday night . . .  The New York Jets (9-5) beat the Dallas Cowboys, 19-16 to stay in the running for an AFC wild card spot as kicker Randy Bullock made a 40-yard field goal late in the game . . .  The Sunday night game saw the Arizona Cardinals (12-2) crush the host Philadelphia Eagles, 40-17 that clinched the NFC West title for them. Running back David Johnson rushed for 187 yards and scored three times on the ground to pace the rout . . .  The Detroit Lions held off the host New Orleans Saints, 35-27 in the Monday Night Football game as QB Matthew Stafford had three touchdown tosses. Saints QB Drew Brees also had three TD passes in the loss.

St. Louis 31, Tampa Bay 23
NY Jets 19, Dallas 16
Minnesota 38, Chicago 17
Atlanta 23, Jacksonville 17
Cincinnati 24, San Francisco 14
Pittsburgh 34, Denver 27
Houston 16, Indianapolis 10
Carolina 38, NY Giants 35
Washington 35, Buffalo 25
New England 33, Tennessee 16
Kansas City 34, Baltimore 14
Green Bay 30, Oakland 20
San Diego 30, Miami 14
Seattle 30, Cleveland 13
Arizona 40, Philadelphia 17
Detroit 35, New Orleans 27

                                               NFL CHEERLEADERS HOLIDAY CHEER 


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