2016 NFL Week 15 Recap

ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 18:  Dak Prescott #4 of the Dallas Cowboys throws a pass during the second quarter against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at AT&T Stadium on December 18, 2016 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
Bucs 20
Cowboys 26 Zeke is grabbing the headlines, but Dak Prescott is just one win away from matching Ben Roethlisberger’s record for wins by a rookie QB, and Sunday Night’s 88.9 completion percentage was the second-best ever (minimum 30 attempts). Methinks we won’t be hearing Tony Romo’s name this week. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD - DECEMBER 18: Kicker Justin Tucker #9 of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates after kicking a second quarter field goal against the Philadelphia Eagles at M&T Bank Stadium on December 18, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Eagles 20
Ravens 27 Justin Tucker hit an NFL-record 10th field goal of 50+ yards and hasn’t missed a kick all year. Tucker and an angry Steve Smith are the best thing about Baltimore right now. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 18:   Quarterback Matt Barkley #12 of the Chicago Bears looks to pass in the first quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Soldier Field on December 18, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Packers 30
Bears 27 Chicago dodged playing in their coldest game ever and may have also dodged a big question at quarterback; Matt Barkley’s 362 passing yards were the most ever by a Bears QB against Green Bay, and he’s improved his completion percentage in every start this year. A strong finish could earn him at least a competition for the starting gig next season. And how much does Julius Peppers love playing his old team? For the second time in three years, he got a sack, forced fumble, and fumble recovery on the same play against Chicago. The Packers will need more such performances from Peppers if they’re going to run the table. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 18:  Brock Osweiler #17 of the Houston Texans reacts after throwing an interception  in  the second quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars at NRG Stadium on December 18, 2016 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
Jaguars 20
Texans 21 This game was so bad that Gus Bradley got fired, his quarterback continued to be a pick machine, Brock Osweiler was benched for his 4th multi-interception game of the season, and Ed Hochuli made a mockery of himself. Tennessee need only beat these two teams to win the AFC South—and I think they will. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
ORCHARD PARK, NY - DECEMBER 18:   Robert Griffin III #10 of the Cleveland Browns runs the ball against the Buffalo Bills during the second half at New Era Field on December 18, 2016 in Orchard Park, New York.  (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
Browns 13
Bills 33 Cleveland will officially have more hair than wins in 2016. But hey, RGIII looked ok, right? (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 18:  Head coach Andy Reid of the Kansas City Chiefs watches the scoreboard during the game against the Tennessee Titans at Arrowhead Stadium on December 18, 2016 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Reed Hoffmann/Getty Images)
Titans 19
Chiefs 17 How bad was this loss for Kansas City? Before Sunday, home teams with a 14-point lead in sub-30 degree weather were 45-0 over the last 15 seasons. This latest Andy Reid choke job might cost his team the division title despite sweeping the Raiders. (Photo by Reed Hoffmann/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 18:  Dwayne Washington #36 of the Detroit Lions is tackled by Kerry Wynn #72 of the New York Giants in the first half at MetLife Stadium on December 18, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Lions 6
Giants 17 In a game featuring the team that scores the most points in final five minutes of games this year (Lions) against the team that allows the fewest points per game in the final five minutes (Giants), Big Blue came up with a big win that inches them closer to their first playoff berth in five years. If Eli Manning gets hot, the NFC bracket is in trouble. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 18: Frank Gore #23 of the Indianapolis Colts and Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings greet each other after the game on December 18, 2016 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Colts defeated the Vikings 34-6. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
Colts 34
Vikings 6 On a day when Frank Gore passed Tony Dorsett for 10th on the all-time scrimmage yards list, no-shows by Adrian Peterson (22 yards and a fumble on only six carries) and the Minnesota defense (season-high 34 points and 411 yards allowed) basically killed any hope of a Viking playoff run. That 5-0 start is a distant memory. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
Cincinnati Bengals outside linebacker Vontaze Burfict (55) leaps to tackle Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Ladarius Green (89) in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016, in Cincinnati. Steelers ganó 24-20 a los Bengals y mantiene el liderato de la División Norte de la AFC. (AP Photo/Frank Victores)
Steelers 24
Bengals 20 Vontaze Burfict didn’t play like a guy who made peace with Pittsburgh. Now Cincinnati’s season will rest in peace. You’d think these guys would learn what happens when you disrespect the Terrible Towel. (AP Photo/Frank Victores)
GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 18:  David Johnson #31 of the Arizona Cardinals runs with the ball during the second half against the New Orleans Saints at University of Phoenix Stadium on December 18, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. Saints won 48-41. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)
Saints 48
Cardinals 41 Arizona’s disappointing season won’t include another playoff berth, but there’s still reason to watch the Cardinals down the stretch: David Johnson has an NFL-record 14-game streak of 100+ scrimmage yards and sits 200 receiving yards from the third 1,000 receiving/1,000 rushing season in league history. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 18: Austin Hooper #81 of the Atlanta Falcons scores a touchdown over Jaquiski Tartt #29 of the San Francisco 49ers during the first half at the Georgia Dome on December 18, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
49ers 13
Falcons 41 I love that Atlanta broke their 18-year-old franchise record for points in a season 1) in just 13 ¼ games and 2) wearing the old Dirty Bird throwbacks. If the Falcons defense doesn’t blow it for their potent offense (which averages a league-best 33.5 points per game), this season could end even better than it did for the 1998 squad. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 18:  Defensive tackle Alan Branch #97 of the New England Patriots stands up after tackling running back Justin Forsett #20 of the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on December 18, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
Patriots 16
Broncos 3 I don’t know what’s more amazing — that New England out-Bronco’d the Broncos for just their third win in 10 games in Denver during the Belichick-Brady era, or that the Pats have earned an NFL-record eight straight division titles and seven straight first-round byes. No matter how you slice it, this is the best team in the league by a wide margin. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - DECEMBER 18:  Bruce Irvin #51 of the Oakland Raiders reacts to sacking Quarterback Philip Rivers #17 of the San Diego Chargers late in the fourth quarter en route to the Raiders 19-16 win over Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on December 18, 2016 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
Raiders 19
Chargers 16 Oakland is heading to the playoffs for the first time since 2002. I hate to say “I told you so,” but … I told you so. At a time when coaches have been fired in consecutive weeks, it would be a shame if Mike McCoy is next on the list; losing 18 players to IR in perhaps the best division in football is tough for any coach to overcome. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 17:  Jarvis Landry #14 of the Miami Dolphins scores a touchdown against the New York Jets during the third quarter of the game at MetLife Stadium on December 17, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Dolphins 34
Jets 13 A game so good, they had to hide it on a Saturday. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 15:  Wide receiver Tyler Lockett #16 of the Seattle Seahawks brings in a touchdown catch against the Los Angeles Rams at CenturyLink Field on December 15, 2016 in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
Rams 3
Seahawks 24 One of the few things Jeff Fisher did right was beat Seattle; the Rams had won three of the last four meetings until this poopfest. Perhaps LA pulled the trigger a week too early… Meanwhile, Seattle should be pulling the trigger more often when it comes to getting the ball to Tyler Lockett; his 50.7 yards per touchdown makes him an underrated X-factor. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 18:  Dak Prescott #4 of the Dallas Cowboys throws a pass during the second quarter against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at AT&T Stadium on December 18, 2016 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD - DECEMBER 18: Kicker Justin Tucker #9 of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates after kicking a second quarter field goal against the Philadelphia Eagles at M&T Bank Stadium on December 18, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 18:   Quarterback Matt Barkley #12 of the Chicago Bears looks to pass in the first quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Soldier Field on December 18, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 18:  Brock Osweiler #17 of the Houston Texans reacts after throwing an interception  in  the second quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars at NRG Stadium on December 18, 2016 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
ORCHARD PARK, NY - DECEMBER 18:   Robert Griffin III #10 of the Cleveland Browns runs the ball against the Buffalo Bills during the second half at New Era Field on December 18, 2016 in Orchard Park, New York.  (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 18:  Head coach Andy Reid of the Kansas City Chiefs watches the scoreboard during the game against the Tennessee Titans at Arrowhead Stadium on December 18, 2016 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Reed Hoffmann/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 18:  Dwayne Washington #36 of the Detroit Lions is tackled by Kerry Wynn #72 of the New York Giants in the first half at MetLife Stadium on December 18, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 18: Frank Gore #23 of the Indianapolis Colts and Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings greet each other after the game on December 18, 2016 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Colts defeated the Vikings 34-6. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
Cincinnati Bengals outside linebacker Vontaze Burfict (55) leaps to tackle Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Ladarius Green (89) in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016, in Cincinnati. Steelers ganó 24-20 a los Bengals y mantiene el liderato de la División Norte de la AFC. (AP Photo/Frank Victores)
GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 18:  David Johnson #31 of the Arizona Cardinals runs with the ball during the second half against the New Orleans Saints at University of Phoenix Stadium on December 18, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. Saints won 48-41. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 18: Austin Hooper #81 of the Atlanta Falcons scores a touchdown over Jaquiski Tartt #29 of the San Francisco 49ers during the first half at the Georgia Dome on December 18, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 18:  Defensive tackle Alan Branch #97 of the New England Patriots stands up after tackling running back Justin Forsett #20 of the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on December 18, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - DECEMBER 18:  Bruce Irvin #51 of the Oakland Raiders reacts to sacking Quarterback Philip Rivers #17 of the San Diego Chargers late in the fourth quarter en route to the Raiders 19-16 win over Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on December 18, 2016 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 17:  Jarvis Landry #14 of the Miami Dolphins scores a touchdown against the New York Jets during the third quarter of the game at MetLife Stadium on December 17, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 15:  Wide receiver Tyler Lockett #16 of the Seattle Seahawks brings in a touchdown catch against the Los Angeles Rams at CenturyLink Field on December 15, 2016 in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
Rob Woodfork

Rob Woodfork is a versatile broadcaster with a broad range of experience. He can be heard in in WTOP's traffic center and on the Sports Desk and his byline is on WTOP.com as a web writer/editor and sports columnist.

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