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MMQB Week 16: Cowboys, Bengals, Packers, Steelers All Survive Scares

Links to all our coverage of the NFL’s Christmas weekend, including Albert Breer’s conversations with Micah Parsons, Kenny Pickett, Rasul Douglas, Dan Quinn, Vonn Bell, D’Onta Foreman and Sean McDermott.

Welcome to Week 16 of the NFL season here at The MMQB. We are trying things a little differently with Albert Breer’s Monday-morning column, publishing items as separate stories throughout the morning. Below are links to everything Albert wrote about Week 16, plus more from our staff.

Cowboys Beat Eagles Thanks to Lessons From Loss to Jaguars

CeeDee Lamb and Dak Prescott celebrate a touchdown against the Eagles

Lamb and Prescott were there when the Cowboys needed their best players.

Dallas’s best players stepped up as the team bounced back and made a statement. Albert Breer talks to Micah Parsons and defensive coordinator Dan Quinn about what the last week was like after a crushing loss to the Jaguars.

Ten Takeaways: Kenny Pickett on the Good and Bad of His Rookie Season 

Kenny Pickett throws a pass against the Raiders on Christmas Eve

Pickett has helped turn the season around and the Steelers remain alive with two weeks left.

Albert Breer speaks to Kenny Pickett about how he has improved this season and what it took to beat the Raiders and keep Pittsburgh’s playoff hopes alive. Plus, the Packers are making a final playoff push. Sean McDermott describes his team’s travel adventure, what you need to know about Sunday Ticket in 2023 and much more.

Three Deep: How the Bengals Answered the Bell Against the Patriots 

Von Bell chases Mac Jones in Week 16.

The safety tells Albert Breer about the drill that kept alive their hopes for home field advantage. Plus, the Panthers’ playoff push and how the Ravens are winning without Lamar.

Six From Saturday: Ranking the Six Best 2023 NFL Prospects in the College Football Playoff

Ohio State QB C.J. Stroud drops back against Penn State

C.J. Stroud can really help himself in the draft process with a strong showing against Georgia.

Here are the players scouts are most interested in from Georgia, Michigan, TCU and Ohio State.

More From The MMQB Staff

Patrick Mahomes dives for the end zone and just touches the ball against the tip of the pylon for a TD.

Mahomes has made a career of making the incredible look routine.

Michael Rosenberg: Patrick Mahomes Is Clearly the NFL’s Most Valuable Player

Mitch Goldich: Christmas Day Takeaways: Buccaneers Escape Again, Packers Are Alive, New Low for Broncos

Week 16 Game Balls: Recognizing the week’s top performers