2016 NFL Week 16 Recap

ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 26: Dak Prescott #4 of the Dallas Cowboys throws as Kerry Hyder #61 of the Detroit Lions defends during the first half at AT&T Stadium on December 26, 2016 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Lions 21
Cowboys 42
Dak Prescott went 5-of-6 for 113 yards and 3 TD on passes thrown 15+ yards downfield, after throwing only three such TD passes in his previous seven games combined. If he’s suddenly got this deep ball thing down pat, the NFC playoff bracket is in a world of trouble. And Andre Roberts…you should quit while you’re behind. https://twitter.com/meninisttweet/status/813599492792406017 (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Ronald Martinez)
PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 25:  Le'Veon Bell #26 of the Pittsburgh Steelers leaps into the end zone in front of Eric Weddle #32 of the Baltimore Ravens for a 7 yard rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter during the game at Heinz Field on December 25, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
Ravens 27
Steelers 31 Nobody had a better Christmas than Pittsburgh: Le’Veon Bell continued his historic run, Big Ben’s game-winning TD put him ahead of John Elway on the all-time TD list, and the Steelers notched their milestone 600th regular season win to clinch the AFC North and the 3-seed in the AFC. Meanwhile, Baltimore is home for the holidays because their overrated defense has given up an average of 29 points in their last three games. The Ravens need more than just good health and an angry Terrell Suggs to help that defense in 2017. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Joe Sargent)
KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 25:  Tyreek Hill #10 of the Kansas City Chiefs carries the ball on his way to scoring during the 1st quarter of the game against the Denver Broncos at Arrowhead Stadium on December 25, 2016 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Reed Hoffmann/Getty Images)
Broncos 10
Chiefs 33 Remember when Denver had a dominant defense? The unit tasked with offsetting the damage done by their flat-out awful offense allowed Kansas City to score two 70-plus yard offensive touchdowns in a game for the first time in almost 50 years. The Broncos have a lot of offseason work to do if they’re going to make a return trip to the playoffs in 2017, let alone the Super Bowl. (Photo by Reed Hoffmann/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Reed Hoffmann)
Washington Redskins running back Mack Brown (34) runs for a 61-yard touchdown against the Chicago Bears during the second half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Redskins 41
Bears 21 Here’s some free advice for the Redskins: You’re 8-1-1 when you have 20 or more rushing attempts and 0-5 when you don’t. Maybe ring in the new year by running the ball against the Giants. Here’s some more free advice for Kirk Cousins: Stop letting your wife pick your clothes. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) (AP/Nam Y. Huh)
ORCHARD PARK, NY - DECEMBER 24:   Jay Ajayi #23 of the Miami Dolphins runs the ball against the Buffalo Bills during overtime at New Era Stadium on December 24, 2016 in Orchard Park, New York.  (Photo by Rich Barnes/Getty Images)
Dolphins 34
Bills 31 (OT) Apparently, Jay Ajayi loves playing Buffalo more than Mario Williams does; Ajayi’s 420 yards and three TDs in two games this season have sullied what’s left of Rex Ryan’s reputation. (Photo by Rich Barnes/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Rich Barnes)
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, right, and New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis speak at midfield following an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Jets 3
Patriots 41 Bill Belichick is just the fifth coach in NFL history to register 200 wins with the same team. No wonder he’s so full of holiday cheer. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) (AP/Elise Amendola)
JACKSONVILLE, FL - DECEMBER 24: Blake Bortles #5 of the Jacksonville Jaguars carries for a touchdown off a pass from Marquise Lee, not pictured, during the fourth quarter of the game against the Tennessee Titans at EverBank Field on December 24, 2016 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)
Titans 17
Jaguars 38 For the first time this season, Jacksonville actually made some positive history: Blake Bortles and Marqise Lee became the first pair of teammates with a TD pass and TD catch in a same game since Jim McMahon and Walter Payton did so with the ’85 Bears. That’s obviously where the similarities between these teams ends. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Rob Foldy)
GREEN BAY, WI - DECEMBER 24:  Jordy Nelson #87 of the Green Bay Packers breaks a tackle by Andrew Sendejo #34 of the Minnesota Vikings during the second quarter of a game at Lambeau Field on December 24, 2016 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
Vikings 25
Packers 38 Just when we thought this was the perfect encapsulation of Minnesota’s season, an even worse reality took place when the Vikings defense went rogue. It’s going to be a long offseason in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Meanwhile, Aaron Rodgers now has tied the league record with four seasons with 35-plus TDs and is in the midst of a six-game hot streak (14 TDs, no picks). Nobody wants to see Green Bay right now. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Stacy Revere)
CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 24:   Greg Olsen #88 of the Carolina Panthers runs the ball against  Keanu Neal #22 of the Atlanta Falcons in the 2nd half during their game at Bank of America Stadium on December 24, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Falcons 33
Panthers 16 Lost in Carolina’s lost season (the Panthers are the first team since 2007 to post a losing season after a Super Bowl appearance) is just how great Greg Olsen is. He’s the first tight end in NFL history with 1,000 receiving yards in three consecutive seasons. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Streeter Lecka)
OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 24:  Derek Carr #4 of the Oakland Raiders is helped off the field after injuring his right leg during their NFL game against the Indianapolis Colts at Oakland Alameda Coliseum on December 24, 2016 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
Colts 25
Raiders 33 Oakland has their first 12-win season since 2000 and an NFL-best seven Pro Bowlers…and it’s all tainted now that Derek Carr is presumably out for the season. What a deflating blow to the Raiders’ resurgence. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Brian Bahr)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - DECEMBER 24:  Mark Ingram #22 of the New Orleans Saints is tackled by  Lavonte David #54 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on December 24, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
Bucs 24
Saints 31 New Orleans should expect to get a lovely Christmas card from Ashburn, Virginia. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Jonathan Bachman)
SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 24:  Running back David Johnson #31 of the Arizona Cardinals rushes against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on December 24, 2016 in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
Cardinals 34
Seahawks 31 There’s only two positives to Arizona’s disappointing 2016 campaign: David Johnson’s historic tear and being able to say they were undefeated against Seattle. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Otto Greule Jr)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 24:  Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers rushes for a 13-yard touchdown during the fourth quarter as Aaron Donald #99 and Alec Ogletree #52 of the Los Angeles Rams attempt to tackle him at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on December 24, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
49ers 22
Rams 21 In their last 19 games, the 49ers are 3-0 against the Rams and 0-16 against the rest of the NFL. The NFC West is weird. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Sean M. Haffey)
HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 24:  Carlos Dunlap #96 of the Cincinnati Bengals pressures Tom Savage #3 of the Houston Texans in the third quarter at NRG Stadium on December 24, 2016 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
Bengals 10
Texans 12 Here’s how the AFC South was won: Houston is 5-0 in-division and 4-6 outside. Tennessee is 1-4 in-division and 7-3 outside. That’s obviously good enough to win a crappy division, but the Texans better figure out Tom Savage if they want to do anything beyond that. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Tim Warner)
New York Giants' Odell Beckham (13) is hit by Philadelphia Eagles' Leodis McKelvin (21) during the second half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)
Giants 19
Eagles 24 The team representing the Big Apple took the cheese and Odell Beckham Jr. did his best Gus Frerotte impersonation. Even still, the Giants’ charmed season continues with their first playoff berth in five years. (AP Photo/Michael Perez) (AP/Michael Perez)
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ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 26: Dak Prescott #4 of the Dallas Cowboys throws as Kerry Hyder #61 of the Detroit Lions defends during the first half at AT&T Stadium on December 26, 2016 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 25:  Le'Veon Bell #26 of the Pittsburgh Steelers leaps into the end zone in front of Eric Weddle #32 of the Baltimore Ravens for a 7 yard rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter during the game at Heinz Field on December 25, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 25:  Tyreek Hill #10 of the Kansas City Chiefs carries the ball on his way to scoring during the 1st quarter of the game against the Denver Broncos at Arrowhead Stadium on December 25, 2016 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Reed Hoffmann/Getty Images)
Washington Redskins running back Mack Brown (34) runs for a 61-yard touchdown against the Chicago Bears during the second half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
ORCHARD PARK, NY - DECEMBER 24:   Jay Ajayi #23 of the Miami Dolphins runs the ball against the Buffalo Bills during overtime at New Era Stadium on December 24, 2016 in Orchard Park, New York.  (Photo by Rich Barnes/Getty Images)
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, right, and New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis speak at midfield following an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
JACKSONVILLE, FL - DECEMBER 24: Blake Bortles #5 of the Jacksonville Jaguars carries for a touchdown off a pass from Marquise Lee, not pictured, during the fourth quarter of the game against the Tennessee Titans at EverBank Field on December 24, 2016 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)
GREEN BAY, WI - DECEMBER 24:  Jordy Nelson #87 of the Green Bay Packers breaks a tackle by Andrew Sendejo #34 of the Minnesota Vikings during the second quarter of a game at Lambeau Field on December 24, 2016 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 24:   Greg Olsen #88 of the Carolina Panthers runs the ball against  Keanu Neal #22 of the Atlanta Falcons in the 2nd half during their game at Bank of America Stadium on December 24, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 24:  Derek Carr #4 of the Oakland Raiders is helped off the field after injuring his right leg during their NFL game against the Indianapolis Colts at Oakland Alameda Coliseum on December 24, 2016 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - DECEMBER 24:  Mark Ingram #22 of the New Orleans Saints is tackled by  Lavonte David #54 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on December 24, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 24:  Running back David Johnson #31 of the Arizona Cardinals rushes against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on December 24, 2016 in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 24:  Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers rushes for a 13-yard touchdown during the fourth quarter as Aaron Donald #99 and Alec Ogletree #52 of the Los Angeles Rams attempt to tackle him at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on December 24, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 24:  Carlos Dunlap #96 of the Cincinnati Bengals pressures Tom Savage #3 of the Houston Texans in the third quarter at NRG Stadium on December 24, 2016 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
New York Giants' Odell Beckham (13) is hit by Philadelphia Eagles' Leodis McKelvin (21) during the second half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)

WASHINGTON — Winners are losers, losers are winners and Christmas miracles highlight the NFL Week 16 Recap.

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