NFL Week 16 Recap

Andrew Owen
BarnBurner Sports Writer

@98mustang1234

Tuesday, December 29, 2020


Christmas Day is where we start this week as The New Orleans Saints beat The Minnesota Vikings 52-33. Drew Brees did not preform well, with 311 passing yards and two interceptions. Alvin Kamara led the way with 155 rushing yards and six rushing touchdowns in the win (ties NFL record). The Saints now move to 11-4, while The Vikings move to 6-9. 

On Friday, The Tampa Bay Buccaneers pounced on The Detriot Lions 47-7. Tom Brady went 22/27 with 348 yards and four touchdowns. Mike Evans led the team in receiving yards in this one, going for 10 receptions, for 181 yards and two touchdowns. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers move to 10-5 on the year, while The Detroit Lions move to 5-10 on the year. 

The San Francisco 49ers beat The Arizona Cardinals 20-12. C.J. Beathard went 13/22 with 182 yards and three touchdowns. Jeffrey Wilson added 183 rushing yards and a receiving touchdown in the win. The 49ers now move to 6-9, while The Cardinals move to 8-7 on the year. 

The Miami Dolphins narrowly beat The Las Vegas Raiders 26-25. Ryan Fitzpatrick came in relief for Tua Tagovailoa and went 9/13 with 182 yards and a touchdown. Myles Gaskin added 82 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns. Jason Sanders made a 44-yard field goal with one second left to win the game. The Dolphins move to 10-5, while The Raiders are officially eliminated from playoff contention with a 7-8 record on the year. 

To start off Sunday football, The Chicago Bears beat The Jacksonville Jaguars 41-17. Mitch Trubisky went 24/35 with 265 yards, two touchdown and an interception. David Montgomery added 95 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown in the win. The Bears now move to 8-7, while The Jaguars move to 1-14 on the year. 

The Kansas City Chiefs beat The Atlanta Falcons 17-14. Patrick Mahomes went 24/44 with 278 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. Travis Kelce had 98 receiving yards and a receiving touchdown in the win. The chiefs move to 14-1, while The Falcons move to 4-11 on the year. 

The Pittsburgh Steelers beat The Indianapolis Colts 28-24. Ben Roethlisberger went 34/49 with 342 yards and three touchdowns. JuJu Smith-Schuster had 96 receiving yards and a receiving touchdown in the win. The Steelers clinch The AFC North with the win and move to 12-3, while The Colts move to 10-5 on the year. 

The New York Jets beat The Cleveland Browns 23-16. Sam Darnold went 16/32 with 175 yards and two touchdowns. Jamison Crowder had 92 receiving yards and a touchdown, as well as a 43 yard touchdown pass in the win. The Jets move to 2-13, while The Browns move to 10-5 on the year. 

The Cincinnati Bengals beat The Houston Texans 37-31. Brandon Allen went 29/37 with 371 yards and two touchdowns. Tee Higgins had 99 receiving yards and a receiving touchdown in the win. The Bengals move to 4-10-1, while The Texans move to 4-11 on the year. 

The Baltimore Ravens beat The New York Giants 27-13. Lamar Jackson went 17/26 with 183 yards and two touchdowns. Gus Edwards added 85 rushing yards in the win. The Ravens move to 10-5, while The Giants move to 5-10 on the year. 

The LA Chargers beat The Denver Broncos 19-16. Justin Herbert went 21/33 with 253 yards and a touchdown. Austin Ekeler added 45 rushing yards, along with 23 receiving yards and a receiving touchdown. Michael Badgley made a 37-yard field goal to give The Chargers the win. The Chargers move to 6-9, while The Broncos move to 5-10 on the year. 

The Carolina Panthers beat Washington Football Team 20-13. Teddy Bridgewater went 19/28 with 197 yards, a touchdown and an interception. Mike Davis added 28 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown in the win. The Panthers move to 5-10, while Washington move to 6-9 on the year. 

The Dallas Cowboys beat The Philadelphia Eagles 37-17. Andy Dalton went 22/30 with 377 yards, three touchdowns and an interception. Michael Gallup had 121 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns in the win. The Cowboys move to 6-9, while The Eagles move to 4-10-1 on the year. 

The Seattle Seahawks beat The LA Rams 20-9, to take The NFC West. Russell Wilson went 20/32 with 225 yards and a touchdown. Chris Carson added 69 rushing yards in the win. The Seahawks move to 11-4, while The Rams move to 9-6 on the year. 

The Green Bay Packers beat The Tennessee Titans 40-14. Aaron Rodgers went 21/25 with 231 yards, four touchdowns and an interception. Davante Adams had 142 receiving yards and three receiving touchdowns in the win. The Packers move to 12-3, while The Titans move to 10-5 on the year. 

 In Monday night football The Buffalo Bills beat The New England Patriots 38-9. Josh Allen went 27/36 with 320 yards and four touchdowns. Stefon Diggs had 145 receiving yards and three receiving touchdowns in the win. The Bills move to 12-3, while The Patriots move to 6-9 on the year.