Tuesday, December 1, 2015

NFL - Week Twelve Review

Turkey Day Games -  The Detroit Lions continued their recent surge as they completely dismantled the  hapless Philadelphia Eagles, 45-14 behind five touchdown passes from quarterback Matthew Stafford . . .  The Carolina Panthers (11-0) remained unbeaten with a 33-14 beat down of the host Dallas Cowboys behind two defensive scores on interceptions. Cowboys QB Tony Romo was lost for the season with another collar bone injury . . .  The night game saw a big surprise as the Chicago Bears beat the Green Bay Packers, 17-13 as the Bears defense shut out the Packers in the second half, including a goal line stand in the final seconds, spoiling the festivities as Green Bay legend Brett Favre had his number 4 retired by the Packers at halftime.

TOP PASSERS FOR WEEK TWELVERussell Wilson (Seattle) 345 yards and five TD;  Matthew Stafford (Detroit) 337 yards and five TD;  Ben Roethlisberger (Pittsburgh) 456 yards and one TD;  Ryan Tannehill (Miami) 351 yards and three TD;  Derek Carr (Oakland) 330 yards and three TD;  Philip Rivers (San Diego) 300 yards and four TD.

TOP RUSHERS FOR WEEK TWELVE - Adrian Peterson (Minnesota) 158 yards and two TD;  Spencer Ware (Kansas City) 114 yards and one TD;  C.J. Anderson (Denver) 113 yards and two TD;  Eddie Lacy (Green Bay) 105 yards;  Chris Ivory (NY Jets) 87 yards and one TD.

Heftyinfo NFL Player of the WeekRussell Wilson (QB-Seattle Seahawks)  threw for 345 yards and five touchdowns in a much needed win for his team.

Game highlights -  The Seattle Seahawks outlasted the Pittsburgh Steelers, 39-30 behind five TD passes from QB Russell Wilson in a game that saw seven lead changes. Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham was lost for the season with a knee injury  . . .  Adrian Peterson rushed for two scores as the Minnesota Vikings won 20-10 on the road against the Atlanta Falcons, who lost their fourth consecutive game . . .  The New York Jets got back on track with a 38-20 home win over the Miami Dolphins as QB Ryan Fitzpatrick threw four TD passes. The Jets defense held the Dolphins to a paltry 12 yards rushing in the game  . . .  Arizona won a road game, 19-13 against the stubborn San Francisco 49ers as QB Carson Palmer scored the winning touchdown on an eight-yard run with just over two minutes remaining . . .  The Washington Redskins beat the visiting New York Giants, 20-14 behind a running score and a TD pass from QB Kirk Cousins while their defense intercepted Giants QB Eli Manning three times . . .  The Kansas City Chiefs won their fifth straight game, 30-22 against the visiting Buffalo Bills with backup running back Spencer Ware going for 114 yards and a touchdown . . .  Houston routed the visiting New Orleans Saints, 24-6 as QB Brian Hoyer had two TD passes and the defense held the Saints without a touchdown . . .  Cincinnati beat the St. Louis Rams, 31-7 as the Bengals defense had three interceptions and QB Andy Dalton threw for three scores in the rout . . .  The Indianapolis Colts knocked off the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 25-12 as reserve QB Matt Hasselbeck had two scoring passes . . .  The Oakland Raiders kept alive playoff hopes with a come from behind 24-21 win at Tennessee as QB Derek Carr hit wide receiver Seth Roberts for a 12-yard scoring pass with 1:21 left in the game . . . San Diego snapped a six-game losing streak with a 31-25 road win at Jacksonville as QB Philip Rivers had four touchdown passes . . .  The Sunday Night Football game saw the host Denver Broncos storm back in the snow for a 30-24 win in overtime, handing the New England Patriots (10-1) their first loss of the season. Broncos RB C.J. Anderson scored twice, including the winning 48-yard jaunt in the overtime. Patriots QB Tom Brady had three scoring passes in the loss and All-Pro Tight End Rob Gronkowski left the game with a knee injury . . .  Baltimore won a bizarre game on Monday night, 33-27 against the Cleveland Browns as they blocked a field goal and Will Hill scooped it up for a return touchdown to win the game.

Detroit 45, Philadelphia 14
Carolina 33, Dallas 14
Chicago 17, Green Bay 13
Houston 24, New Orleans 6
Kansas City 30, Buffalo 22
Indianapolis 25, Tampa Bay 12
Oakland 24, Tennessee 21
Minnesota 20, Atlanta 10
Cincinnati 31, St. Louis 7
Washington 20, NY Giants 14
NY Jets 38, Miami 20
San Diego 31, Jacksonville 25
Seattle 39, Pittsburgh 30
Arizona 19, San Francisco 13
Denver 30, New England 24 (OT)
Baltimore 33, Cleveland 27

                                                      NFL FAN PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Browns fans were stunned the way their team lost this week.


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