Monday, December 14, 2015

NFL - Week Fourteen Review

Carolina Domination - The Carolina Panthers thoroughly dominated the visiting Atlanta Falcons, 38-0 to improve to 13-0 for the season. Quarterback Cam Newton (pictured left) hooked up with wide receiver Ted Ginn, Jr. for two of his three touchdown passes and the Panthers defense limited the Falcons, who lost their sixth consecutive game, to just 230 yards of total offense.

Bengals All Thumbs -  The Pittsburgh Steelers went into Cincinnati and dominated the Bengals, 33-20 as Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton was lost for an undetermined amount of time with a broken thumb on his throwing hand.
Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams had two rushing touchdowns and William Gay took an interception back 23 yards for another score to lead the way in the win.

TOP RUSHERS FOR WEEK FOURTEENIsaiah Crowell (Cleveland) 145 yards and two touchdowns;  Todd Gurley (St. Louis)  140 yards and two touchdowns;  Eddie Lacy (Green Bay) 124 yards and one touchdown.

TOP PASSERS FOR WEEK FOURTEENEli Manning (New York Giants) 337 yards and four touchdowns; Russell Wilson (Seattle) 292 yards and five touchdowns;  Drew Brees (New Orleans) 312 yards and two touchdowns;  Cam Newton (Carolina) 265 yards and three touchdowns.

Raiders linebacker Kahlil Mack

Heftyinfo NFL Player of the WeekKhalil Mack (Linebacker - Oakland Raiders) had FIVE quarterback sacks to help lead the way as Oakland won at Denver, 15-12. The Raiders defense held the Broncos without a touchdown in the game.

Game highlights -  Quarterback Kirk Cousins ran for a score and threw for another as the Washington Redskins won their first road game this season, beating the Chicago Bears, 24-21. Bears kicker Robbie Gould missed a 50-yard field goal attempt that would have tied the game late in the fourth quarter . . .  The Oakland Raiders stunned the host Denver Broncos, 15-12 as the defense limited the host team to just four field goals while Raiders QB Derek Carr threw two TD passes . . .  Jacksonville smashed the visiting Indianapolis Colts, 51-16 behind three touchdown passes from QB Blake Bortles and touchdowns on defense (Andre Branch 49-yard fumble return) and special teams (Allen Hurns 73-yard punt return) to climb to within one game of first place in the AFC South . . .  The Philadelphia Eagles held off the Buffalo Bills, 23-20 as kicker Caleb Sturgis' 30-yard field goal late in the fourth quarter proved to be the difference . . .  The New York Jets won their third straight game as they pounded the visiting Tennessee Titans, 30-8 behind three TD passes from QB Ryan Fitzpatrick . . .  The Seattle Seahawks served notice they are not to be forgotten as they blew out the host Baltimore Ravens, 35-6 behind FIVE touchdown passes from Russell Wilson and superb defense that limited the Ravens to just 28 yards rushing in the game . . .   The Kansas City Chiefs won their seventh consecutive game, beating stubborn San Diego, 10-3 as their defense held the Chargers on a goal line stand as time expired . . .  The New Orleans Saints knocked off the host Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 24-17 behind two TD passes from Drew Brees . . .  Cleveland won a home game, toppling the San Francisco 49ers, 24-10 as QB Johnny Manziel had a TD pass and RB Isaiah Crowell scored two rushing touchdowns while the Browns defense had nine quarterback sacks . . .  The Green Bay Packers rolled over the visiting Dallas Cowboys, 28-7 as QB Aaron Rodgers had a pair of scoring passes while the offense amassed 230 yards on the ground and Green Bay held the ball nearly 38 minutes . . .  The St. Louis Rams won 21-14 over the visiting Detroit Lions behind two rushing scores from RB Todd Gurley and a 58-yard "pick six" interception return by Trumaine Johnson . . .  The Arizona Cardinals held off the Minnesota Vikings, 23-20 last Thursday night as kicker Chandler Catanzaro drilled a 47-yard field goal with 1:23 remaining for the winning score as the Cardinals won their seventh game in a row . . .  The Sunday Night Football game had the New England Patriots blasting the Houston Texans, 27-6 as QB Tom Brady had two TD passes and the Pats defense limited the Texans to 189 yards in offense. The win clinched a playoff berth for the Patriots . . .  The New York Giants got a big road win against Miami, 31-24 on Monday Night Football as QB Eli Manning had 337 yards passing and four TD passes (two to WR Odell Beckham, Jr.) to keep the Giants in a first place tie in the NFC East division with Washington and Philadelphia.

Arizona 23, Minnesota 20
Washington 24, Chicago 21
Seattle 35, Baltimore 6
Cleveland 24, San Francisco 10
Pittsburgh 33, Cincinnati 20
Carolina 38, Atlanta 0
New Orleans 24, Tampa Bay 17
Philadelphia 23, Buffalo 20
St. Louis 21, Detroit 14
Kansas City 10, San Diego 3
NY Jets 30, Tennessee 8
Jacksonville 51, Indianapolis 16
Oakland 15, Denver 12
Green Bay 28, Dallas 7
New England 27, Houston 6
NY Giants 31, Miami 24

                                                         NFL FAN PHOTO OF THE WEEK 

Green Bay Packers fans had plenty to cheer about in a 28-7 rout of visiting Dallas.

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