2015 NFL Week 14 Recap

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - DECEMBER 14: Odell Beckham #13 of the New York Giants catches a touchdown pass as Brent Grimes #21 of the Miami Dolphins defends during the third quarter of the game at Sun Life Stadium on December 14, 2015 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
Giants 31
Dolphins 24 This game was decided by playmakers: New York saved their season by getting the ball to Odell Beckham Jr. (2 amazing TDs, including a sick end zone grab) and Dan Campbell reduced the chances he’ll bring his talents back to South Beach by overseeing an offense that inexplicably stopped giving the ball to Lamar Miller on a night when he averaged 7.4 yards per carry. Can we really get enough of Beckham though? His 24 career TDs are the second most for a player in his first 25 games and nobody has more than his seven TDs of 50+ yards the last two years. OBJ might just be the best receiver not named Antonio Brown. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Chris Trotman)
CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 13:  Jordan Reed #86 of the Washington Redskins runs the ball past Shea McClellin #50 and Jonathan Anderson #58 of the Chicago Bears during the third quarter at Soldier Field on December 13, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Redskins 24
Bears 21
Honestly, the Skins’ 9-game road losing streak didn’t surprise me. Their 6-game win streak over the Bears kind of does; the last time Chicago beat Washington, Rex Grossman was the starting QB … for the Bears. And how good is Ryan Kerrigan? He’s notched four sacks in his last three games to total 7 1/2 this season — joining Demarcus Ware, Jared Allen, Derrick Thomas and Reggie White as the only men to notch that many sacks in each of his first five seasons. The Redskins will need more such production from him and Jordan Reed (9 catches on 9 targets for 120 yards, 1 TD) if they’re going to win the NFC East. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Jonathan Daniel)
BALTIMORE, MD - DECEMBER 13: Quarterback Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks drops back to pass while defensive end Lawrence Guy #93 of the Baltimore Ravens defends in the third quarter at M&T Bank Stadium on December 13, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Seahawks 35
Ravens 6 Jimmy Clausen becoming the 6th quarterback to start games against the same opponent with two different teams in the same season is a fun fact. But not as fun as this: Russell Wilson is the first player in NFL history to post four straight games with 3+ TDs, 0 INTs, and 70 percent completion percentage. Seattle is back … … and Baltimore is just sad to watch. I know it’s supposed to be over when the fat lady sings, but in Baltimore’s sideways season they might as well just settle for their kicker. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Patrick Smith)
Philadelphia Eagles' Fletcher Cox (91) tackles Buffalo Bills' LeSean McCoy (25) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)
Bills 20
Eagles 23 As it turns out, LeSean McCoy kissed the turf less before the game than he did during it. Less surprisingly, Rex Ryan had plenty to say after a loss — but the only thing more disgraceful than the  officiating in 2015 is Buffalo blowing a great chance at ending their 16-year playoff drought. (AP Photo/Michael Perez) (AP/Michael Perez)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 13:  Ryan Fitzpatrick #14 of the New York Jets runs the ball against the Tennessee Titans in the first quarter during their game at MetLife Stadium on December 13, 2015 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Titans 8
Jets 30 Ryan Fitzpatrick since shaving his beard: 3-0, 9 TDs, 0 INTs. So now another teammate gets the Chewbacca comparison and the Jets are the favorites for an AFC wild card. And if Tennessee fans think it’s bad now, just wait until you get a load of Jimmy Haslam … (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Al Bello)
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St. Louis Rams running back Todd Gurley, center, scores between Detroit Lions linebacker Josh Bynes, left, and free safety Glover Quin, right, on a 5-yard run during the third quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)
Lions 14
Rams 21 The only thing interesting here was Todd Gurley’s latest bid for Offensive Rookie of the Year and Jay-Z showing up in the locker room after the game. And the only way the latter made any sense is if the Rams were subtly telling St. Louis “maybe you’ll love me when I fade to black …” (AP Photo/Tom Gannam) (AP/Tom Gannam)
New Orleans Saints running back Tim Hightower (34) runs through a hole in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense during the first quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)
Saints 24
Bucs 17 In perhaps the feel good story of the day, Tim Hightower’s return from a devastating knee injury was complete after he scored his first touchdown since wearing Burgundy and Gold in 2011. Here’s hoping he stays healthy and finds a home in New Orleans. And I just love the irony of a player guilty of so many sins playing for a team called the Saints: Brandon Browner’s penalty issues were a topic of discussion all week and he now holds a record nobody wants. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco) (AP/Brian Blanco)
JACKSONVILLE, FL - DECEMBER 13:   Denard Robinson #16 of the Jacksonville Jaguars runs for yardage during the game against the Indianapolis Colts at EverBank Field on December 13, 2015 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
Colts 16
Jaguars 51 Any uncertainty surrounding Chuck Pagano’s impending doom in Indianapolis is over: Jacksonville set a single-game scoring record to hand the Colts their first division loss since 2012, and let the Jags — 90 points the last two weeks — back into the division race (just a game out of first place in the AFC South). Not a good look, Indy. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Sam Greenwood)
KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 13: Travis Kelce #87 of the Kansas City Chiefs makes a catch between Jimmy Wilson #27 of the San Diego Chargers and teammate Manti Te'o #50 at Arrowhead Stadium during the fourth quarter of the game on December 13, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Chargers 3
Chiefs 10 San Diego won the turnover battle, won time of possession, and held KC to just 10 points — but still managed to lose. If the Chargers are moving to L.A. Mike McCoy won’t be with them. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Jamie Squire)
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Denver Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler (17) is sacked by Oakland Raiders defensive end Khalil Mack (52) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)
Raiders 15
Broncos 12 Neither team’s young QB played particularly well, nor could they muster even 2 yards per carry on the ground — so it’s safe to say Khalil Mack single-handedly won this game with his historic 5-sack performance. Oakland’s first win over Denver since September 2011 is a very public announcement that they’re going to be in the mix for AFC West supremacy in 2016 and beyond. Cue up the new Raiders theme song … (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney) (AP/Joe Mahoney)
Green Bay Packers' Eddie Lacy runs during the first half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)
Cowboys 7
Packers 28 Aaron Rodgers may be half of a Star Wars power couple but the force is with Green Bay only if Eddie Lacy keeps running like he did Sunday. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer) (AP/Mike Roemer)
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) catches a pass for a touchdown over Houston Texans strong safety Quintin Demps (27) during the first hall of an NFL football game Sunday,  Dec. 13, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/George Bridges)
Patriots 27
Texans 6 New England clinched their 13th playoff berth in the Brady/Belichick Era, Rob Gronkowski returned to notch his third season with 1,000 receiving yards and 10 TDs, and the Pats both shut down J.J. Watt and knocked out Brian Hoyer in a game key to the AFC playoff picture. Fresh indeed. (AP Photo/George Bridges) (AP/George Bridges)
GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 10:  Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater #5 of the Minnesota Vikings has the ball knocked free by inside linebacker Dwight Freeney #54 of the Arizona Cardinals during the final moments of the NFL game at the University of Phoenix Stadium on December 10, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. The Cardinals defeated the Vikings 23-20.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Vikings 20
Cardinals 23 Thanks to the old guys, Arizona has 11 wins in back-to-back seasons for the first time in the franchise’s 95-year history: 35 year-old Dwight Freeney now has four sacks and two forced fumbles for the Cardinals in only eight games, and 32 year-old Larry Fitzgerald is again over 1,000 receiving yards thanks to 35 year-old Carson Palmer’s MVP-caliber season (already over 4,000 yards and a franchise-record 31 TDs). This is the best band of old guys since George Allen’s “Over The Hill Gang” here in Washington. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Christian Petersen)
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MIAMI GARDENS, FL - DECEMBER 14: Odell Beckham #13 of the New York Giants catches a touchdown pass as Brent Grimes #21 of the Miami Dolphins defends during the third quarter of the game at Sun Life Stadium on December 14, 2015 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 13:  Jordan Reed #86 of the Washington Redskins runs the ball past Shea McClellin #50 and Jonathan Anderson #58 of the Chicago Bears during the third quarter at Soldier Field on December 13, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD - DECEMBER 13: Quarterback Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks drops back to pass while defensive end Lawrence Guy #93 of the Baltimore Ravens defends in the third quarter at M&T Bank Stadium on December 13, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Philadelphia Eagles' Fletcher Cox (91) tackles Buffalo Bills' LeSean McCoy (25) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 13:  Ryan Fitzpatrick #14 of the New York Jets runs the ball against the Tennessee Titans in the first quarter during their game at MetLife Stadium on December 13, 2015 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
St. Louis Rams running back Todd Gurley, center, scores between Detroit Lions linebacker Josh Bynes, left, and free safety Glover Quin, right, on a 5-yard run during the third quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)
New Orleans Saints running back Tim Hightower (34) runs through a hole in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense during the first quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)
JACKSONVILLE, FL - DECEMBER 13:   Denard Robinson #16 of the Jacksonville Jaguars runs for yardage during the game against the Indianapolis Colts at EverBank Field on December 13, 2015 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 13: Travis Kelce #87 of the Kansas City Chiefs makes a catch between Jimmy Wilson #27 of the San Diego Chargers and teammate Manti Te'o #50 at Arrowhead Stadium during the fourth quarter of the game on December 13, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Denver Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler (17) is sacked by Oakland Raiders defensive end Khalil Mack (52) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)
Green Bay Packers' Eddie Lacy runs during the first half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) catches a pass for a touchdown over Houston Texans strong safety Quintin Demps (27) during the first hall of an NFL football game Sunday,  Dec. 13, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/George Bridges)
GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 10:  Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater #5 of the Minnesota Vikings has the ball knocked free by inside linebacker Dwight Freeney #54 of the Arizona Cardinals during the final moments of the NFL game at the University of Phoenix Stadium on December 10, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. The Cardinals defeated the Vikings 23-20.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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