2018 NFL Week 15 Recap

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles passes against the Los Angeles Rams during the first half in an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Eagles 30
Rams 23
Not even a year removed from an improbable Super Bowl MVP performance, Nick Foles helped the Eagles to an equally improbable win in Los Angeles, where the Rams hadn’t lost all season. They’ve already been written off a couple times, but the defending champs aren’t done just yet — and now that the Rams are 3-5 in December/January games under Sean McVay, L.A. really hasn’t arrived yet. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) (AP/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 16: Joe Haden #23 of the Pittsburgh Steelers intercepts a pass intended for Julian Edelman #11 of the New England Patriots in the fourth quarter during the game at Heinz Field on December 16, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
Patriots 10
Steelers 17 Give Pittsburgh credit for a season-saving win over an opponent they rarely beat, but New England really beat themselves. The Patriots had 14 penalties (their most in four years) to lose back-to-back December games for the first time since 2002. Considering Bill Belichick’s Pats have never advanced to the Super Bowl without a bye, this could spell the beginning of the end of the NFL’s greatest dynasty. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle (85) catches a pass over Seattle Seahawks defensive back Delano Hill during the second half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
Seahawks 23
49ers 26 (OT) San Francisco now has back-to-back wins over playoff hopefuls, which should be enough to buy Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch time to make the 49ers a legit playoff hopeful themselves in 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
Washington Redskins quarterback Josh Johnson (8) tries to outrun Jacksonville Jaguars defensive back Ronnie Harrison (36) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)
Redskins 16
Jaguars 13 It took him six starts in the 10 seasons since he started his NFL career, but Josh Johnson’s trip to Disneyland finally involves a win and a sigh of relief for a franchise that took the long road to their 600th win all-time. If he and the defense can play like this for two more weeks, the ‘Skins might actually shock us all with a highly improbable playoff berth. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton) (AP/Stephen B. Morton)
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - DECEMBER 16: Quarterback Lamar Jackson #8 of the Baltimore Ravens runs in front of Gerald McCoy #93 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the second half at M&T Bank Stadium on December 16, 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Bucs 12
Ravens 20 Baltimore has an indisputably winning formula, becoming the first team since the 1976 Steelers to top 190 rushing yards in five straight games, led by Lamar Jackson’s historic workload. If nothing else, this looks like a team that will be fun to watch for years to come. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Rob Carr)
New York Giants wide receiver Jawill Davis, center, is tackled by Tennessee Titans inside linebacker Will Compton, left, and free safety Kevin Byard during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Titans 17
Giants 0 How’s this for a shout out to Lawrence Taylor? Tennessee came into LT’s old stomping grounds and dealt the Giants their first shutout loss in five years, and rode the new-and-improved Derrick Henry to the Titans’ first shutout victory since 2000. Playoffs or not, we’ll remember these Titans. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) (AP/Seth Wenig)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 16: Dalvin Cook #33 of the Minnesota Vikings runs with the ball for a 21 yard touchdown, his second of the day, in the fourth quarter of them game against the Miami Dolphins at U.S. Bank Stadium on December 16, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)
Dolphins 17
Vikings 41 Now there’s the Minnesota Vikings we expected to see before the season! Considering how well Kevin Stefanski’s debut as Vikings offensive coordinator went, and how good Dalvin Cook looked against his hometown team, recent history has shown this could be the start of something special for the Vikes. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Adam Bettcher)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - DECEMBER 16: Marlon Mack #25 of the Indianapolis Colts puts the stiff arm to Damien Wilson #57 of the Dallas Cowboys during the game at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 16, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
Cowboys 0
Colts 23 The Dallas defense might have survived getting hit by a (Marlon) Mack truck had the offense not been held to its worst output of the Jason Garrett era — shutout for the first time since 2003. Indianapolis needs help to make the playoffs, but they look primed and ready to do their part if someone else slides. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Michael Hickey)
Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky (10) celebrates a touchdown with offensive tackle Charles Leno (72) during the second half of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)
Packers 17
Bears 24 The NFC North title blows into the Windy City for the first time since 2010 thanks to a Bears defense that snapped Aaron Rodgers’ NFL-record streak of 402 straight passes without an interception and further vexing him in his strange dichotomy season. Regardless of what happens in Green Bay moving forward, Chicago is ahead of schedule — and if Mitchell Trubisky’s game gets as lit as his winter wear, another Super Bowl run could come sooner rather than later. (AP Photo/David Banks) (AP/David Banks)
Oakland Raiders cornerback Gareon Conley (21) misses a pass contested by Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Cody Core (16) in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Gary Landers)
Raiders 16
Bengals 30 A week after their coach saw championship potential, Oakland laid a turd in Cincinnati to lose the Carson Palmer Bowl to a Bengals squad that previously lost five straight. The Raiders are likely done winning this season. (AP Photo/Gary Landers) (AP/Gary Landers)
ORCHARD PARK, NY - DECEMBER 16:  Josh Allen #17 of the Buffalo Bills carries the ball for a touchdown  during the second quarter against the Detroit Lions at New Era Field on December 16, 2018 in Orchard Park, New York.  (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
Lions 13
Bills 14 Josh Allen: Good enough to make the opposing coach curse in public, bad enough to make his coach curse under his breath. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Brett Carlsen)
Atlanta Falcons running back Tevin Coleman (26) leaps into the end zone as he scores on a pass from Matt Ryan during the second half of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Danny Karnik)
Cardinals 14
Falcons 40 Hey Atlanta, where the hell was this game when it mattered? (AP Photo/Danny Karnik) (AP/Danny Karnik)
DENVER, COLORADO - DECEMBER 15: Quarterback Baker Mayfield #6 of the Cleveland Browns celebrates a touchdown against the Denver Broncos at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on December 15, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Browns 17
Broncos 16 Given how Denver has historically tortured Cleveland — including but certainly not limited to their 11 straight wins, which was the NFL’s longest active streak over a single opponent entering Saturday — this was double sweet for the Browns, who actually keep their somewhat-plausible playoff hopes alive in December while simultaneously dealing the Broncos a death blow to theirs. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Matthew Stockman)
Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) scrambles against the New York Jets during the first half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
Texans 29
Jets 22 Deshaun Watson’s TD toss to DeAndre Hopkins dominates the headlines and highlights, but it’s hard not to notice Watson has been sacked a league-high 52 times, including six times Saturday. Houston better shore up this problem or else the Texans’ postseason run will be a short one — regardless of whether they hold on to a first-round bye. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger) (AP/Adam Hunger)
Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams (81) catches a two-point conversion for the win against the Kansas City Chiefs during the second half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo., Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. The Los Angeles Chargers won 29-28. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)
Chargers 29
Chiefs 28 Mike Williams’ breakout game — and a ballsy choice by coach Anthony Lynn — led the Chargers’ first-ever 14-point comeback in the final five minutes of regulation, courtesy of the first go-ahead two-point conversion in the final four seconds in NFL history. This is the kind of play that can spark a late push to the #1 seed — and perhaps, a deep playoff run. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga) (AP/Ed Zurga)
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Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles passes against the Los Angeles Rams during the first half in an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 16: Joe Haden #23 of the Pittsburgh Steelers intercepts a pass intended for Julian Edelman #11 of the New England Patriots in the fourth quarter during the game at Heinz Field on December 16, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle (85) catches a pass over Seattle Seahawks defensive back Delano Hill during the second half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
Washington Redskins quarterback Josh Johnson (8) tries to outrun Jacksonville Jaguars defensive back Ronnie Harrison (36) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - DECEMBER 16: Quarterback Lamar Jackson #8 of the Baltimore Ravens runs in front of Gerald McCoy #93 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the second half at M&T Bank Stadium on December 16, 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
New York Giants wide receiver Jawill Davis, center, is tackled by Tennessee Titans inside linebacker Will Compton, left, and free safety Kevin Byard during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 16: Dalvin Cook #33 of the Minnesota Vikings runs with the ball for a 21 yard touchdown, his second of the day, in the fourth quarter of them game against the Miami Dolphins at U.S. Bank Stadium on December 16, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - DECEMBER 16: Marlon Mack #25 of the Indianapolis Colts puts the stiff arm to Damien Wilson #57 of the Dallas Cowboys during the game at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 16, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky (10) celebrates a touchdown with offensive tackle Charles Leno (72) during the second half of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)
Oakland Raiders cornerback Gareon Conley (21) misses a pass contested by Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Cody Core (16) in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Gary Landers)
ORCHARD PARK, NY - DECEMBER 16:  Josh Allen #17 of the Buffalo Bills carries the ball for a touchdown  during the second quarter against the Detroit Lions at New Era Field on December 16, 2018 in Orchard Park, New York.  (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
Atlanta Falcons running back Tevin Coleman (26) leaps into the end zone as he scores on a pass from Matt Ryan during the second half of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Danny Karnik)
DENVER, COLORADO - DECEMBER 15: Quarterback Baker Mayfield #6 of the Cleveland Browns celebrates a touchdown against the Denver Broncos at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on December 15, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) scrambles against the New York Jets during the first half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams (81) catches a two-point conversion for the win against the Kansas City Chiefs during the second half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo., Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. The Los Angeles Chargers won 29-28. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

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