Week 16 of the NFL The season continues Saturday with an action-packed slate — and we’ve got you covered with all the must-see moments from around the league. As the playoff race continues to intensify, so does the winter weather, and frigid cold temperatures and gusty winds have already had a major impact on the Christmas Eve schedule.
Eight of the early window’s 11 games had kickoff temperatures below freezing — many in the single digits — and two of the evening’s three games had temperatures near or well below freezing, per FOX Sports Research and FOX Weather.
Here are the top plays from Saturday’s slate!
Moves like Renfrow
Las Vegas started the game with a 14-play touchdown drive that took over eight minutes. Derek Carr hit wide receiver Hunter Renfrow, who put the moves on Pittsburgh’s defense and found his way into the end zone for a 14-yard score.
Pittsburgh and Las Vegas each punted on their ensuing drives, which was followed by the former missing a field goal and the latter punting once more.
In the closing minutes of the first half, Pittsburgh got a field goal on the board. It trailed 7-3.
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Action right out of the gate!
‘Boys bounce back
Have to see it to believe it
In with the spin!
The turnover and subsequent busted coverage on the corner route by the Eagles defense allowed Dallas to take its first lead of the game, 14-10, early in the second quarter after CeeDee Lamb reeled in a 36-yard touchdown from Prescott.
The Eagles were back in the lead, 17-14, after Minshew took it in himself midway through the second quarter. Both teams traded off field goals ahead of the break to keep it a three-point game, 20-17, with Philly in the lead.
The Eagles started to pull away in the third quarter, after a wide-open DeVonta Smith touchdown made it a 10-point game, 27-17, early in the frame.
Not so fast!
Dallas had other plans, however. A field goal and a Michael Gallup touchdown knotted things up once again headed into the fourth quarter.
Eyes on the prize
The Eagles answered with Smith’s second touchdown of the night, putting Philly ahead 34-27 in the fourth quarter. That marked the 36th-straight red zone score for the Eagles, good for the longest active streak in the NFL.
On the following possession, the Dallas offense didn’t waste any time charging downfield, thanks to that TY Hilton.
The Cowboys fired back with another Prescott-Lamb touchdown that evened things up once again. Then, Dallas added two field goals, the second coming after a costly Eagles fumble with less than two minutes remaining, to seal the win.
Going, going, gone!
Up for grabs
How’d he catch that?
The turnover led to a Washington score, as a rookie John Dotson reeled one in to knot things up headed into halftime.
The Niners kicked off the second-half scoring with a massive 34-yard touchdown from George Kittle. The four-time Pro Bowl tight end added another score two drives lateras San Francisco jumped out to a 21-7 lead late in the third quarter.
Within arm’s reach
Two plays later, McLaurin finished the job, reeling in a short pass from Heinicke for the score.
QB2 checks in
After the Niners added three field goals in the fourth quarter to extend their lead, 30-14, the Commanders put Carson Wentz in the game in place of Heinicke, and the veteran signal-caller got one score in before things ended.
Just how did they draw it up?
Man on a mission
Rookie QB Malik Willis picked up his first NFL touchdown on a tough 14-yard run midway through the third quarter to give Tennessee the lead, 14-10.
Mills turned it Brandin Cooks late in the fourth quarter, and the veteran receiver came up in a big way for the Texans, punching in a 6-yard score to give Houston a 19-14 lead that they held on to until the end.
It was just the Texans’ second win of the season, snapping a nine-game losing streak.
Irwin added another score late in the second quarter to extend the Bengals’ lead to 22-0 at the break.
On third-and-29, Mac Jones sent up a Hail Mary to the end zone that somehow landed in Jakobi Meyers‘ hands for the touchdown. Just like that, the Patriots scored 18 unanswered points after falling into a 22-0 hole in the first half.
Down to the wire
After each team fumbled on consecutive drives, the Patriots ended up with the ball with less than a minute to play. They had to punt it away, however, and weren’t able to pull off the comeback.
With a 25-yard reception in the first quarter, Justin Jefferson (1,661 yards) set the new Vikings single-season receiving yard record, breaking Randy Moss’ 2003 record (1,623) after coming up just short last season (1,616).
Then, with momentum on their side, the Vikings were first on the board with a touchdown courtesy of TJ Hockenson.
Kirk Cousins launched one up for Hockenson, who didn’t let any number of Giants defenders keep him from scoring.
Then, Cousins found Jefferson for a wild 17-yard touchdown to take a 24-16 lead.
Back and forth
The Giants weren’t going down without a fight, answering with a score of their own on the following drive.
In the end, it all came down to that Greg Josephwho nailed a 61-yard field goal as the clock expired to seal the home win.
Just like that, Carolina had a 31-7 edge midway through the third frame and never relinquished the lead.
On the move
Closing the gap
Need for speed
Buffalo kicked off the second-half scoring with a 33-yard touchdown rush from Devin Singletary, taking its first lead of the game, 14-10. Then, James Cook added a 27-yard touchdown run to extend the Bills’ lead, 21-10.
Fields found Velus Jones Jr. for a 44-yard gain before turning the ball over on downs early in the fourth quarter, as the Bills ran away with a double-digit win on the road.
After going three-and-out on their opening drive, the Chiefs bounced back in a big way on their second possession when Patrick Mahomes a hit Kadarius Toney for an 8-yard touchdown to give KC an early lead.
Extending the lead
What can’t he do?
Mahomes gave an all-out effort on his way to the end zone, diving for the pylon to put the Chiefs up 24-3 late in the fourth, as the Chiefs cruised to an easy win at home.
Change of direction
Air game strong
The turnover was a golden opportunity for Baltimore. Tyler Huntley — in for an injured Lamar Jackson — connected with Demarcus Robinson in the corner of the end zone for six. It was the first touchdown by a Ravens receiver since Week 3.
The Ravens went on to hold off the Falcons and come out with the home win, 17-9.
After trading field goals to close out the second quarter, the Saints got the third-quarter scoring started with an 8-yard touchdown rush up the middle from Taysom Hill. With that score, Hill set a new record for most rushing touchdowns by a non-running back in Saints history.
Right place, right time
The Saints defense came up with a huge interception late in the third quarter on a tipped ball. The turnover led to a 4-yard touchdown rush from Alvin Kamara to give the Saints a 17-10 lead that they held until the end.
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