Week 16 NFL The season continues Saturday. As the playoff race continues to intensify, so does the winter weather Bitterly cold temperatures and strong winds have already had a major impact On this Christmas Eve slate.
Eight of the early window’s 11 games had kickoff temperatures below freezing — many in the single digits — and two of the evening’s three games had temperatures near or below freezing, according to Fox Sports Research and. Fox Weather.
Here are the best plays from Saturday’s slate!
Las Vegas Raiders at Pittsburgh Steelers
moves like Renfro
Las Vegas opened the game with a 14-play, 8:22 touchdown drive. The quarterback Derek Carr He hit wide receiver Hunter Renfrow, who made moves on Pittsburgh’s defense and dashed into the end zone for a 14-yard score.
Honoring Franco Harris
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Dallas Cowboys 40, Philadelphia Eagles 34
Action right out of the gate!
Josh sweats Came up with a big interception and took it Doc Prescott And took 42 yards to the house to put Billy 10-0 early.
‘Boys bounce back
Later, the Cowherd warriors Closes the gap a bit, 10-7, courtesy of a short scamper Ezekiel Elliott.
It has to be seen to be believed
Gardner Minshupass to Quez Watkins Inadvertent interception by Cowboys defense Jayron KearsQuickly gave the ball back to Dallas.
With a twist!
A turnover on a corner route by the Eagles defense and a subsequent broken coverage allowed Dallas to take its first lead at 14-10 early in the second quarter. CeeDee Lamb Reeled in a 36-yard touchdown from Prescott.
A back and forth battle
The Eagles then regained the lead at 17-14 Minshu took it into himself Midway through the second quarter. Both teams traded field goals before halftime and Philly led by three points, 20-17.
The Eagles started to pull away in the third quarter Devonta Smith The touchdown made it a 10-point game, 27-17, early in the frame.
Not so fast!
However, Dallas had other plans. A field goal and a Michael Gallup The touchdown knot went back into the fourth quarter.
Eyes on the prize
The Eagles responded with Smith’s second touchdown of the night to put Philly up 34-27 in the fourth quarter. It marked the 36th-straight red-zone mark for the Eagles, good for the longest active streak in the NFL.
Fourth quarter surge
On the following possession, the Dallas offense wasted no time charging downfield, thankfully TY Hilton.
The cowherd soldiers fired back Another Prescott-Lamb touchdown He equalized once again. Later, Dallas added two field goals, the second coming on a punt A costly vultures stumble Less than two minutes left to clinch victory.
San Francisco 49ers 37, Washington Commanders 20
Going, going, gone!
It was 49ers That got on the board first, as Ray-Ray McCloud III He took it 71 yards for the score.
Brock Birdie Then it was taken on San Francisco’s home turf Javon Jennings The ball bounced and it fell into the hands Generals Security Taric Forrest.
How did he catch it?
A turnover led to a Washington score John Dodson I made a reel to tie things up.
The Niners opened the scoring in the second half with a huge 34-yard touchdown run. George Kittle. Four-time Pro Bowl tight end added another score two drives laterSan Francisco led 21-7 late in the third quarter.
Within arm’s reach
Taylor Heinicke is connected with Terry McLaurinHe was able to catch the ball with defenders on each shoulder for a 51-yard pickup to put the Commanders deep in Niners territory.
Two plays later, McClarin finished the job. Heinicke dangled a short pass for the score.
After the Niners made three field goals in the fourth quarter to extend the lead to 30-14, the Commanders replaced Heinig with Carson Wentz, and the veteran signal caller scored a touchdown before things ended.
Houston Texans 19, Tennessee Titans 14
Derrick Henry A monster touchdown run resulted Titans vs. initially on the board Texans.
How did they draw it?
Houston knotted things up late in the first quarter Davis Mills Fumble-touchdown, thank you Rex Burkhead.
Man on a mission
Rookie QB Malik Willis He scored his first NFL touchdown on a difficult 14-yard run midway through the third quarter to give Tennessee a 14–10 lead.
Mills returned Brand’s Cooks Late in the fourth quarter, and the veteran receiver came through in a big way for the Texans, they held on for a 6-yard score to give Houston a 19-14 lead.
It was the Texans’ second win, snapping a nine-game losing streak.
Cincinnati Bengals 22, New England Patriots 18
The dynamic duo
The Joe Burrow–Dee Higgins Link stayed warm despite the freezing weather, scoring a smooth first quarter.
The Bengal Burrow added six more points when he sent one wideout Trent IrwinHe reeled in this pass under pressure while fighting Patriots Guardians.
Irwin added another score The Bengals extended their lead to 22-0 at halftime late in the second quarter.
On the third and 29th, Mac Jones Sent a Hell Mary into the end zone, which somehow landed Jacob Meyers‘ Hands for touch. Just like that, the Patriots scored 18 unanswered points after falling into a 22-0 hole in the first half.
Down to the wire
After each team fumbled on consecutive drives, the Patriots finished with the ball with less than a minute to play. However, they had to cut it off and couldn’t pull off a comeback.
Minnesota Vikings 27, New York Giants 24
With a 25-yard reception in the first quarter, Justin Jefferson (1,661 yds) was newly laid Vikings Last season (1,616), the streak broke Randy Moss’ 2003 record (1,623).
Then, with momentum on their side, the Vikings were first on the board courtesy of a touchdown DJ Hawkenson.
After Giants closing the gap to 10-7, Daniel Jones detected Isaiah Hodgins for a dazzling 29-yard gain that brought the NY fans to their feet.
Kirk Cousins Started one for Hockenson, who kept several Giants defenders from scoring.
Later, Cousins found Jefferson for a Wild 17-yard touchdown 24-16 lead.
Back and forth
The Giants didn’t go down without a fight, responding with scores of their own on the following drive.
Saquon Barkley A 27-yard touchdown, and Daniel Bellinger Accompanying Two point conversion As the two-minute warning approaches in Minnesota, each must knot at 24.
In the end, it all came down to it Greg JosephHe hit a 61-yard field goal as the clock expired to clinch the win at home.
Carolina Panthers 37, Detroit Lions 23
Jumps in the beginning
The Cheetahs Thanks to their fancy footwork, they took the lead in the opening movement Rahim Blackshear.
The Lions came back with their own opening-drive score Jared Goff Attached with a tight end Shane Zylstra.
Sam Darnold Started one wide DJ MooreHe came up with a 47-yard catch and a touchdown on the next play.
As it was, Carolina held a 31-7 edge midway through the third frame and never relinquished the lead.
Buffalo Bills 35, Chicago Bears 13
on the move
Justin Fields Connected with a wide open Dante Pettis On top of that BearsThe opening drive led 7-0 Bills.
Closes the gap
Cape Davis Reeled in a 19-yard touchdown pass Josh Allen An extra point was missed midway through the first quarter to make it a one-point game, 7-6, due to a strong wind.
Need for speed
Buffalo opened the scoring in the second half with a 33-yard touchdown rush. Devin Singletary, took their first lead of the game, 14-10. then, James Cook A was added 27-yard touchdown run to extend the Bills’ lead, 21-10.
Got the fields Wallace Jones Jr The Bills ran away with a double-digit win on the road for a 44-yard gain before turning the ball over on downs early in the fourth quarter.
Kansas City Chiefs 24, Seattle Seahawks 10
Struggles in the beginning
After going three-and-out on their opening drive, The Leaders Bounced back big on their second possession Patrick Mahomes attacked Catharious Tony for an 8-yard touchdown to give KC the early lead.
Stretching the lead
The leaders turn and run Jerick McKinnon Spinned his way into the end zone, driving through two Sea hawks The Defenders extended KC’s lead to 14-0 midway through the second quarter.
What can’t he do?
Mahomes made a full effort en route to the end zone, diving for Pilon to make the Chiefs 24-3 on the fourth play as the Chiefs cruised to an easy win at home.
Baltimore Ravens 17, Atlanta Falcons 9
Change of direction
Just like that Hawks managed to get into the red zone, Drake London Couldn’t catch the ball, and Crows Linebacker Patrick Queen Baltimore scooped up the fumble to give the ball back.
Wind sports are strong
The turnover was a golden opportunity for Baltimore. Tyler Huntley – To the injured Lamar Jackson – is connected with DeMarcus Robinson In the corner of the end zone for six. It was the first touchdown by a Ravens receiver since Week 3.
The Ravens held off the Falcons and came away with a 17-9 home win.
New Orleans Saints 17, Cleveland Browns 10
They took it!
The Browns Security taken Andy Dalton Just like that Saints past midfield, and the turnover resulted in a touchdown and the Browns a 7-0 lead on the ensuing drive.
After trading field goals in the second quarter, the Saints opened the third quarter scoring with an 8-yard touchdown rush up the middle. Daysum Hill. With that score, Hill set a new record for most rushing touchdowns by a running back in Saints history.
Right place, right time
The Saints defense came up with a big interception on a tipped ball late in the third quarter. Turnover a 4-Yar Touchdown Rush from Alvin Camara They held on until the end to give the Saints a 17-10 lead.
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