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No, it’s not just recency bias to suggest Week 15 was the wildest weekend of NFL football. It actually was a ridiculously entertaining and close weekend.
Through Thursday, Saturday and Sunday’s action, 12 of 15 games were decided by one score, and all 15 games were decided by 11 points or fewer. According to NFL Research, both of those marks are tied for the most in a single week in NFL history.
We’ve got one game left Monday night between Aaron Rodgers‘ Packers and Baker Mayfield‘s Rams to break the tie.
The Vikings, Jaguars and Bengals all overcame deficits of at least 17 points to win in Week 15, the first time in NFL history that three teams overcame 17-plus point deficits to win in the same week. Minnesota’s 33-point comeback was the largest in NFL history.
It started Thursday with the 49ers fending off a Seahawks comeback behind seventh-round rookie quarterback Brock Purdy.
Saturday brought a historic Vikings comeback from down 33-0 at halftime to beat the Colts, 39-36, in OT, while Buffalo overcame a fourth-quarter deficit to beat Miami on the final play.
Then Sunday brought more ludicrous endings:
You’re up, Rams and Packers.
Colts quarterback Nick Foles threw three interceptions to earn a 31.9 passer rating in Monday night’s loss to the Chargers, but interim coach Jeff Saturday says Indy will stick with the veteran for the remaining two games of the season
The Los Angeles Chargers defense only allowed a season-best three points in Monday’s Week 16 win over the Indianapolis Colts.
The Los Angeles Chargers have clinched an AFC wild-card berth with a victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Monday night.
Keyed by a stellar defensive effort, the Los Angeles Chargers won their third straight, defeating the Indianapolis Colts on “Monday Night Football” to clinch a playoff berth.
Los Angeles Chargers All-Pro safety Derwin James was disqualified Monday night against the Indianapolis Colts for a vicious, helmet-to-helmet hit on wide receiver Ashton Dulin.
The official inactives for the Los Angeles Chargers at Indianapolis Colts “Monday Night Football” game.
Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is back in concussion protocol, head coach Mike McDaniel announced Monday. The QB’s status for Miami’s Week 17 matchup against the New England Patriots is now in doubt.
The Panthers signed veteran CB Josh Norman to their practice squad on Monday following a workout, the team announced.
The following are playoff-clinching scenarios for Week 17 of the 2022 NFL season, per NFL Research.
Broncos pass rusher Randy Gregory and Rams offensive lineman Oday Aboushi were each suspended one game without pay for their roles in a postgame skirmish after Los Angeles’ 51-14 win over Denver at SoFi Stadium.
The Broncos fired Nathaniel Hackett on Monday, ending his tenure in Denver after just 15 games. Senior assistant Jerry Rosburg will serve as the Broncos’ interim coach for the remaining two games of the season.
New York Jets quarterback Mike White (ribs) has been cleared by team doctors and will return to the starting lineup this Sunday versus the Seattle Seahawks, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported.
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Wildest week ever? 12 games in Week 15 decided by one score, tied for most in single week in NFL history – NFL.com
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