It’s the sixteenth Sunday of the 2021 NFL season and we’re preserving you up to date on all of the motion and largest storylines all through the day. The Week 16 slate has some incredible matchups and storylines, and we’re right here that can assist you watch it unfold. Check again typically to search out out every part it is advisable know.

Schedule

Thursday

Titans 20, 49ers 18 (Recap)

Saturday

Packers 24, Browns 22 (Recap)
Colts 22, Cardinals 16 (Recap)

Sunday 

Bengals 41, Ravens 21 (Recap)
Bills 33, Patriots 21 (Takeaways)
Falcons 20, Lions 16 (Recap)
Jets 26, Jaguars 21 (Recap)
Texans 41, Chargers 29 (Recap)
Rams 30, Vikings 23 (Takeaways)
Eagles 34, Giants 10 (Takeaways)
Buccaneers 32, Panthers 6 (Recap)
Bears 25, Seahawks 24 (Box score)
Raiders 17, Broncos 13 (Recap)
Chiefs 36, Steelers 10 (Takeaways)
Washington at Cowboys, 8:20 p.m. (Preview)

Monday

Dolphins at Saints, 8:15 p.m. (Preview)

Wild end! 

The Bears appeared lifeless halfway by way of the fourth quarter. The Seahawks had been lining up for a 39-yard discipline aim to go up 27-17, and with the way in which Chicago’s offense was enjoying, a double-digit deficit appeared too giant to beat. But then Jason Myers missed the try, and after the Bears turned the ball over on downs, they pressured a punt to get the ball again with 2:56 to play. Six performs and 80 yards later, Nick Foles hit Jimmy Graham in double protection on a third-and-14 to place Chicago inside an additional level of tying the sport.

Only at 4-10 and the season already misplaced, the Bears needed to resolve the competition in regulation and on their phrases. That’s when Damiere Byrd made one of many catches of the 12 months, skying above two defenders and getting his knee in bounds — whereas sustaining possession of the ball with ONE HAND — regardless of the Seahawks attempting to hold him out of the tip zone. 

There hasn’t been a lot to be enthusiastic about this season for Bears followers, however that 25-24 triumph is one thing they’re going to absolutely keep in mind.

Dippin’ and dunkin’

What a luxurious it should be for Patrick Mahomes to finish a go and watch his playmaker go to work. And I’m not speaking about Tyreek Hill or Travis Kelce. This time it was Byron Pringle, who made the catch on the nine-yard line, threw off one defender, ducked underneath one other after which outran two extra throughout the aim line. It was ALL Chiefs in Arrowhead.

Seattle responds!

The Seahawks wasted little time responded to Herbert’s too-easy landing run. It took all of 4 performs for Seattle to trek 61 yards and return up by double digits on Russell Wilson’s 24-yard rope to Gerald Everett.

Herbie absolutely loaded

Rookie Khalil Herbert took the hand-off and exploded throughout the road of scrimmage like he was shot out of a cannon. No Seahawks defender might even get a finger on him as he burst by way of the left aspect and into the tip zone for a 20-yard landing.

Tip drill! 

The Broncos have not executed a lot of something offensively within the first half, but they maintain a 13-7 lead at halftime over the Raiders. Denver can thank Bradley Chubb for that, as he tipped Derek Carr’s go to himself after which rumbled to the Las Vegas 1-yard line. On the subsequent play, Javonte Williams crossed the aim line for the go-ahead rating.

Chiefs dominating! 

Things could not have gone a lot worse for the Steelers within the first half. After a missed discipline aim — Chris Boswell’s first inside 40 yards in 44 tries — the Chiefs flew down the sphere and tacked on a 3rd landing because of a powerful particular person effort from Mecole Hardman.

Back-to-back beauties

In a primary half the Chiefs have dominated, Chase Claypool is doing his greatest to construct some momentum for the Steelers. Check out these contested catches on back-to-back performs. 

Carr (Ren)throws a TD

Regardless of opponent or state of affairs, it at all times appears as if Derek Carr and Hunter Renfrow are on the identical web page. They connected for his or her sixth landing of the season on an excellent throw however a fair higher catch between a blanketed defender and the sideline.

DK TD

It’s a snow sport in Seattle, however the Seahawks haven’t been afraid to air it out. Case in level: Russell Wilson’s famend moon ball that (ultimately) dropped proper into the arms of DK Metcalf for as easy of a landing as you may see.

525!

That’s what number of yards Joe Burrow threw for in what was the sport of his life in opposition to the Ravens. He was unstoppable because the Bengals dropped 41 factors on the Ravens AGAIN to take over first place within the AFC North. Burrow’s 525 passing yards — which got here on 37-of-46 passing and included 4 touchdowns — is the fourth-most single-game passing yards in NFL HISTORY. Unbelievable from Burrow within the Bengals’ greatest sport shortly.

Texans’ pick-six!

Two straight wins for the Texans? TWO STRAIGHT WINS FOR THE TEXANS. The icing on the cake got here within the closing two minutes when Tavierre Thomas caught the errant go from Justin Herbert and delivered it 49 yards for the rating. Texans 41, Chargers 29.

Pro Bowl sort out Lane Johnson has completed rather a lot throughout his 110-career begins getting into Sunday, however he had by no means made a catch. And not solely did Johnson haul one in in opposition to the Giants, nevertheless it resulted in a landing! A becoming reward for a participant who’s given a lot to the Eagles group the previous 9 seasons.

Game-sealing INT

The Lions ALMOST had it, however then Tim Boyle reminded us of the participant who threw greater than double the quantity of interceptions (26) as touchdowns (12) in his school profession. On first-and-goal from the nine-yard line, Boyle threw the ball proper to the roaming linebacker, Foyesade Oluokun, to seal the Falcons’ 20-16 victory.

Another big-man TD! 

Conor McDermott noticed fellow offensive lineman Will Richardson fall on a fumble for a landing, and he raised him by catching a landing go later within the sport. It wasn’t a straightforward snag, both. The 6-foot-8, 310-pound McDermott needed to go up for it earlier than falling again into the tip zone for a play he’ll always remember.

Toe-drag TD

It simply looks like DeVonta Smith at all times finds a technique to get his ft in bounds, would not it? The No. 10 general decide did so once more within the third quarter in opposition to the Giants for a four-yard landing that prolonged the Eagles lead.

The frisky Lions have as soon as once more been frisky, however the Falcons are holding them off — for now — because of a superbly positioned go from Matt Ryan to Hayden Hurst for the 12-yard landing.

Punt return TD

We’ve already had a kick return TD within the early slate from Braxton Berrios, and now we have got a punt return rating courtesy of the Rams’ Brandon Powell to present Los Angeles a 20-10 benefit. The Vikings’ punt unit may need to work on angles of pursuit in observe subsequent week.

Int x3

Seems like a throw-out-the-tape sport for Matthew Stafford, who’s tipped go resulted in his third interception of the afternoon and led to the Vikings slicing the deficit to 13-10 early within the third quarter.

No Brandin Cooks, no downside for rookie Davis Mills. He’s vastly improved since being thrust into the beginning function earlier within the season, and that enchancment was on full show within the first half. Eleven completions on 13 makes an attempt for Mills for 131 yards and this dime of a landing go to Chris Conley.

Brady to Brate

If the Saints are Tom Brady’s kryptonite, the Panthers appear to be the antidote. The Bucs put up 19 factors earlier than halftime in Carolina, with the newest rating being a four-yard TD go from Brady to a WIDE OPEN Cameron Brate.

Punter throws a dime

Dan Campbell has nothing to lose, which is why after a false begin on fourth-and-1, he introduced the punt crew out — after which FAKED THE PUNT. Jack Fox took the snap, set his ft and delivered a 21-yard strike to maneuver the chains. The Lions capitalized by tacking on a landing on a 20-yard go from Tim Boyle to Amon-Ra St. Brown.

Kick return TD

Perhaps probably the most entertaining sport of a stacked early slate is…Jaguars-Jets? Hear me out. It’s halfway by way of the second quarter, and there is already been an electrical landing run from Zach Wilson, a fumble recovered ultimately zone for a landing and now a 101-yard kickoff return (untouched!) from Braxton Berrios to present the Jets again the lead.

O-lineman TD!

No, Will Richardson didn’t catch a landing go, however the fourth-year offensive sort out made a heady play nonetheless. Upon getting off the bottom after making a block, he noticed the ball knocked away from Trevor Lawrence and dove over a Jets defender to make the restoration ultimately zone.

Ke’Shawn Vaughn?

Thrust right into a complementary function with Leonard Fournette on injured reserve, second-year RB Ke’Shawn Vaughn took his first hand-off in opposition to the Panthers and was off to the races, winding and weaving for a 55-yard landing. It marked simply his twelfth carry of the season.

Zach Wilson regarded as if he was going to dip out of bounds across the Jaguars’ 35-yard line, which froze a defender. He then tip-toed alongside the correct sideline and made one other defender look foolish earlier than crossing the aim line for a 52-yard rating. In what’s been a tough rookie marketing campaign for the No. 2 general decide, this was undoubtedly one in every of his greatest highlights.

Texans strike first

The Chargers have the fourth-worst dashing protection within the NFL, permitting 136.8 yards per sport. The Texans racked up 44 on their opening drive Sunday, with Rex Burkhead gobbling up 37 of these yards and placing Houston forward with a 25-yard rating.

4th-down TD!

The Bills scored one landing of their 14-10 loss to the Patriots in Week 13. They scored their first fewer than 10 minutes into the sport Sunday, as Josh Allen discovered Isaiah McKenzie on a fourth-and-2 strike to take the early lead in a monumental AFC East showdown.





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