Philadelphia, who was on the brink of playoff elimination, remains very much in the mix with two games left and QB Nick Foles under center. Los Angeles, once a sure-fire option to win a first-round bye, are now watching that slip away.
It was an uncharacteristic late-season loss for the Patriots against the Steelers, pushing New England down to the third seed in the AFC playoffs. But despite the on-field struggles (14 penalties!), there’s no counting this team out.
Plus, fire everyone in Jacksonville for the Kessler debacle, Mike Zimmer gets his wish as the Vikings run wild, the Bears are NFC North champs, Derrick Henry steamrolls another hapless defense, the 49ers and Seahawks get chippy, some weird and wild stuff from Eli Manning, and more from Week 15’s Sunday slate.
It's a story of two quarterbacks for the Monday Night Football matchup between the Saints and the Panthers—Drew Brees, who has pinpoint precision and mechanics, and Cam Newton, who's big and strong but lacks refinement.
Saturday night's game in Denver showed two franchises going in opposite directions—a confident Browns team recognizing their opponent’s plays at crucial moments (and boosted by Kobe Bryant’s words) and a slipping Broncos’ team, baffled by their head coach’s decisions.
Also, the Steelers defense in crisis, solving some problems for the Vikings offense, you’re about to be really upset about the Chargers or Chiefs going on the road for a wild-card game, Foles gets to play hero or at least impress some 2019 suitors, the matchup of the day is Colts-Cowboys, and Saluki Facts™. Plus, musical guest: Pearl Jam!
He and his baseball agent say Murray is committed to the Oakland A’s, who took him in the first round of last year’s MLB draft. But many in the NFL are convinced that, once the smoke clears, the Heisman winner will be entering this spring’s NFL draft.