NFL Weekly Recap Week 14

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Week 14 matchups

Jacksonville Jaguars 27 vs. Houston Texans 20 (TNF on NFL Network)

  • Chad Henne completed 12 of 27 passes for 112-yards and a pair of touchdown passes while Maurice Jones-Drew gained 103-yards on 14 carries. Case Keenum and Matt Schaub combined to complete 33 of 58 passes for 323-yards and each threw for a touchdown pass. Andre Johnson made 13 receptions for 154-yards as Houston outgained Jacksonville (406-281). However, Schaub threw an interception with 2:08 remaining and the Jaguars were able to transform the turnover into a 39-yard field goal with 25 seconds remaining to preserve their first season sweep since 2009.

Cincinnati Bengals 42 vs. Indianapolis Colts 28

  • Andy Dalton completed 24 of 35 passes for 275-yards and three touchdown passes along with a rushing touchdown. Giovanni Bernard gained nearly 100-yards on 12 carries and his running helped set up two short yardage touchdowns by BenJarvus Green-Ellis. Andrew Luck completed 29 of 46 passes for 326-yards and four touchdowns, including two to Da’Rick Rogers, who made six catches for 107-yards. Even though Indianapolis lost, they still clinched the AFC South thanks to the Titans losing to the Broncos, making them the first team to win its division this season.

Green Bay Packers 22 vs. Atlanta Falcons 21

  • Matt Ryan completed 20 of 35 passes for 206-yards and a pair of touchdown passes while linebacker Sean Witherspoon returned an interception for a 71-yard score to give Atlanta a 21-10 halftime lead. Matt Flynn overcame five sacks and engineered a comeback by completing 24 of 32 passes for 258-yards and a touchdown pass to tight end Andrew Quarless. Green Bay’s defense thwarted any threat that the Falcons had to win the game and cornerback Jeremiah Bush sealed the victory with an interception with four seconds remaining.

New England Patriots 27 vs. Cleveland Browns 26

  • Jason Campbell completed 29 of 44 passes for 391-yards and three touchdown passes, including one each to Josh Gordon and Jordan Cameron. Gordon made seven receptions for 151-yards and Cameron caught another nine for 121 of his own as Cleveland built a 26-14 lead with just over two and a half minutes remaining in the game. As he has done so many times during his career, Tom Brady led a late comeback by completing 32 of 52 passes for 418-yards. With just over a minute remaining, Brady found Julian Edelman for a quick touchdown. After the Patriots recovered the onside kick, Brady went to work again and after a pass interference penalty against the Browns brought New England to the one-yard line, he threw the winning touchdown pass to Danny Amendola with 31 seconds remaining.

New York Jets 37 vs. Oakland Raiders 27

  • Geno Smith completed 16 of 25 passes for 219-yards and a touchdown pass to Jeremy Kerley from 25-yards out. Smith also rushed for another touchdown and Chris Ivory ran for another as well. Matt McGloin completed 18 of 31 passes for 245-yards and a pair of touchdown passes, including one to Rod Streater, who made seven catches for 130-yards. Marcel Reece carried 19 times for 123-yards and scored a touchdown from 63-yards out.

Philadelphia Eagles 34 vs. Detroit Lions 20

  • At snowy Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia overcame a 14-0 deficit behind the running of LeSean McCoy. McCoy broke Steve Van Buren’s single game franchise record by rushing for 217-yards on 29 carries with two long touchdown runs of 40 and 57-yards. Nick Foles completed 11 of 22 passes for 179-yards and a touchdown pass to DeSean Jackson. The Eagles gained 478-yards of total offense while limiting Detroit to 228 and forcing the Lions into committing three turnovers. Lions return ace Jeremy Ross returned a kickoff for a 98-yard touchdown and a punt for 58-yard score as well. Ross racked up a total of 243 return yards in the game.

Miami Dolphins 34 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 28

  • Ryan Tannehill completed 20 of 33 passes for 200-yards and three touchdown passes, including a pair to tight end Charles Clay. Running back Daniel Thomas scored a touchdown himself while gaining 105-yards on 16 carries. Ben Roethlisberger completed 23 of 39 passes for 349-yards and three touchdowns, including one to Antonio Brown, who made five receptions for 137-yards. During the game, Roethlisberger broke Terry Bradshaw’s franchise record for most career touchdown passes.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27 vs. Buffalo Bills 6

  • Although he completed only nine passes in 25 attempts for 90-yards, Mike Glennon did throw for two touchdowns and Bobby Rainey gained 127-yards on 22 carries while scoring from 80-yards out. Tampa Bay’s defense committed five turnovers and forced E.J. Manuel to throw four interceptions while sacking him seven times. Buffalo was held without a touchdown as the Buccaneers only allowed two field goals.

Kansas City Chiefs 45 @ Washington Redskins 10

  • Kansas City ended a three game losing streak as Alex Smith completed 14 of 20 passes for 137-yards and two touchdown passes, one each to Dwayne Bowe and Jamaal Charles. Charles also rushed for 151-yards on 19 carries while scoring on the ground. The special teams contributed when Dexter McCluster returned a punt back 74-yards for one score and Quentin Demps returned a kickoff 95-yards for another. Kansas City’s defense sacked Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins six times while they limited Alfred Morris to only 31-yards on 12 carries as Washington managed only 65-yards on the ground.

Baltimore Ravens 29 vs. Minnesota Vikings 26

  • Matt Cassel completed 17 of 38 passes for 265-yards and two touchdown passes while Toby Gerhart gained 89-yards on 15 carries while scoring a 40-yard touchdown. Gerhart came in for Adrian Peterson, who left the game early with an injury. Although he threw three interceptions, Joe Flacco bounced back by completing 28 of 50 passes for 245-yards and three touchdown passes. After the Vikings scored when Cassel found Cordarrelle Patterson for a 79-yard touchdown pass with 45 seconds remaining in the game, Flacco mounted a five play, 80-yard drive and he found Marlon Brown in the end zone for the game winning score with four seconds remaining. In a game which featured six lead changes and 42 points in the fourth quarter, the Ravens came out on top.

Denver Broncos 51 vs. Tennessee Titans 28

  • Peyton Manning completed 39 of 59 passes for 397-yards and four touchdown passes, including one to Eric Decker, who made eight receptions for 117-yards. Knowshon Moreno and Montee Ball combined for 153-yards on the ground and each found the end zone. Tennessee actually built a 21-10 lead in the second quarter, but from that point on, Denver outscored the Titans, 41-7. Matt Prater set an NFL record by making a 64-yard field goal on the final play of the first half. Not to mention, Denver clinched a playoff berth by beating Tennessee.

Arizona Cardinals 30 vs. St. Louis Rams 10

  • Carson Palmer completed 27 of 32 passes for 269-yards and a touchdown pass to Larry Fitzgerald, who made 12 receptions. Andre Ellington and Rashard Mendenall each scored a touchdown on the ground. The Cardinals defense held St. Louis to a single touchdown and they recorded four sacks, three by John Abraham.

San Diego Chargers 37 vs. New York Giants 14

  • Philip Rivers completed 21 of 28 passes for 349-yards and three touchdown passes, including two to Keenan Allen. Ryan Mathews gained 103-yards on 29 carries with a touchdown. San Diego jumped out to a 24-0 lead that they would not relinquish and the Chargers defense committed three turnovers.

San Francisco 49ers 19 vs. Seattle Seahawks 17

  • Colin Kaepernick completed 15 of 29 passes for 175-yards and a touchdown pass to Vernon Davis while Frank Gore rushed for 110-yards on 17 carries. Russell Wilson completed 15 of 25 passes for 199-yards and a touchdown pass and the Seahawks took a one point lead when Steven Hauschka kicked a 31-yard field goal with 6:20 remaining. When San Francisco got the ball back, Kaepernick led the 49ers on an 11 play, 76-yard drive and with 26 seconds left, Phil Dawson made a 22-yard field goal to provide the 49ers with the hard fought win. Although Seattle lost, they still clinched a playoff spot.

New Orleans Saints 31 vs. Carolina Panthers 13 (SNF on NBC)

  • After spotting the Panthers two field goals, New Orleans responded with a string of 31 unanswered points and never looked back. Against the leagues sixth ranked pass defense, Drew Brees completed 30 of 42 passes for 313-yards and four touchdown passes, two each to Jimmy Graham and Marques Colston, who made nine receptions for 125-yards. The Saints defense sacked Cam Newton five times and they held Carolina to a total of 239-yards of total offense.

Chicago Bears 45 vs. Dallas Cowboys 28 (MNF on ESPN)

  • Josh McCown completed 27 of 36 passes for 348-yards and four touchdown passes while completing six of those passes for 100-yards to Brandon Marshall. Matt Forte contributed with 102-yards on 20 carries while catching seven passes for 73-yards and a touchdown. Tony Romo completed 11 of 20 passes for 104-yards and three touchdown passes and DeMarco Murray rushed for 146-yards on 18 carries.

Week fifteen matchups

San Diego Chargers @ Denver Broncos (TNF on NFL Network)

Washington Redskins @ Atlanta Falcons

Chicago Bears @ Cleveland Browns

Houston Texans @ Indianapolis Colts

New England Patriots @ Miami Dolphins

Philadelphia Eagles @ Minnesota Vikings

Seattle Seahawks @ New York Giants

San Francisco 49ers @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Buffalo Bills @ Jacksonville Jaguars

Kansas City Chiefs @ Oakland Raiders

New York Jets @ Carolina Panthers

Green Bay Packers @ Dallas Cowboys

Arizona Cardinals @ Tennessee Titans

New Orleans Saints @ St. Louis Rams

Cincinnati Bengals @ Pittsburgh Steelers (SNF on NBC)

Baltimore Ravens @ Detroit Lions (MNF on ESPN)

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