Monday, November 28, 2016

NFL - Week Twelve Review

Cowboys' rookies led the way to a 10th straight win.
The Dallas Cowboys won their tenth consecutive game on Thanksgiving Day, beating the Washington Redskins, 31-26 behind two rushing touchdowns by running back Ezekiel Elliott and another scoring run from quarterback Dak Prescott.
Redskins QB Kirk Cousins had three touchdown passes to go with 449 yards passing in the loss.
The Detroit Lions outlasted the Minnesota Vikings, 16-13 on a 40-yard field goal by Matt Prater as time expired to take over first place in the NFC North division.
The night cap game saw the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the host Indianapolis Colts, 28-7 as QB Ben Roethlisberger threw for three touchdowns and running back Le'Veon Bell gained 120 yards on the ground and scored a TD as well to pace the easy victory. The Steelers defense intercepted Colts QB Scott Tolzien twice.
The Sunday night game saw a great finish in the fourth quarter as the Kansas City Chiefs scored with just twelve seconds remaining and then converted a two-point play to force the overtime session before emerging with a 30-27 win against the host Denver Broncos.
Tyreek Hill scored three touchdowns for the Chiefs (rushing, receiving and kick return) and kicker Carlos Santos drilled a game winning 34-yard field goal in the OT that spoiled a big game from Broncos QB Trevor Siemian, who had 368 yards passing and three touchdown passes. 

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Quarterback Matt Ryan hooked up twice for scoring passes with wide receiver Taylor Gabriel as the Atlanta Falcons (7-4) beat the Arizona Cardinals, 38-19 . . .  LeSean McCoy had two rushing TD (including a 75-yard scoring run) to lead the Buffalo Bills to a 28-21 home win against the Jacksonville Jaguars . . .  Baltimore beat the Cincinnati Bengals, 19-14 as the Ravens defense forced two fumbles and kicker Justin Tucker made four field goals to lead the way . . .  Heftyinfo NFL Player of the Week Drew Brees had four TD passes and a rushing TD to lead the New Orleans
Drew Brees had a huge game for the Saints
Saints to a 49-21 rout of the Los Angeles Rams in the Big Easy. The Saints piled up 555 yards in total offense while their defense limited the Rams to just 247 yards in offense . . .   The New York Giants won their sixth consecutive game with a 27-13 road win against the Cleveland Browns (0-12). Giants QB Eli Manning had three TD passes to lead the way . . .  The New England Patriots (9-2) rallied in the fourth quarter for a 22-17 road win against the New York Jets as QB Tom Brady threw an eight yard scoring pass to WR Malcolm Mitchell in the final two minutes . . .   The Miami Dolphins won for the sixth straight time as they held off the visiting San Francisco 49ers, 31-24 as QB Ryan Tannehill had three TD passes to offset three scoring passes (and 113 yards rushing) from 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick . . . San Diego QB Philip Rivers had three TD passes and the Chargers defense had three interceptions and a fumble recovery resulting in a 21-13 road win against the Houston Texans . . .  The Tennessee Titans beat the Chicago Bears, 27-21 as QB Marcus Mariota had two TD passes and Derrick Henry scored on an 11-yard run. Bears backup QB Matt Barkley threw for three touchdowns in the loss . . .  Tampa Bay won 14-5 over visiting Seattle in a yawner game as QB Jameis Winston had two scoring passes in the first quarter and the Bucs defense made it stand as they limited the Seahawks to just 245 yards in offense . . .  The Oakland Raiders (9-2) squandered a 17-point halftime lead but managed a fourth quarter comeback to beat the visiting Carolina Panthers, 35-32. Raiders QB Derek Carr had two TD passes and Kahlil Mack scored a TD off an interception to pace the win. Carolina RB Jonathan Stewart had two rushing touchdowns in the loss . . .   The Green Bay Packers beat the host Philadelphia Eagles, 27-13 on Monday Night Football as QB Aaron Rodgers threw two scoring passes to WR Davante Adams.

Detroit 16, Minnesota 13
Dallas 31, Washington 26
Pittsburgh 28, Indianapolis 7
Tennessee 27, Chicago 21
Miami 31, San Francisco 24
San Diego 21, Houston 13
NY Giants 27, Cleveland 13
Baltimore 19, Cincinnati 14
New Orleans 49, Los Angeles 21
Atlanta 38, Arizona 19
Buffalo 28, Jacksonville 21
Tampa Bay 14, Seattle 5
Oakland 35, Carolina 32
New England 22, NY Jets 17
Kansas City 30, Denver 27 (OT)
Green Bay 27, Philadelphia 13

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