NFL Week 15 Recap

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We saw some incredibly close games in Week 15. Every favorite this week won their respective game except one: The Seahawks. The Rams destroyed the 1 point home favorite, 42-7.

 

Eagles squeaked out a win against the Giants

Stepping in for Carson Wentz (out for the season with knee injury), Eagles QB Nick Foles threw for 237 yards and four touchdowns to four different players. The Eagles defense, however, looked shaky (they also looked shaky in week 14th matchup against the Rams). Eagles D allowed New York to roll up a stunning total of 504 yards. Philadelphia’s special teams bailed out the club with a blocked PAT, punt and field goal. With this win, the NFC East champions have secured one of the conference’s top two seeds.

 

Saints run game saves the day

The New Orleans Saints committed 3 turnovers in Sunday’s game against the New York Jets after turning the ball over only 13 times over the first 13 games (before losing to Atlanta Falcons in week 14). By the end of the game, the Saints tallied 416 total yards and scored 31 points. Mark Ingram scored 2 touchdowns as he and Alvin Kamara continue to beast-mode this Saints backfield. The Saints Defense limited the Jets to 294 total yards.

 

Rams run game and defense destroyed the Seahawks

Running back, Todd Gurley, carried 21 times for 152 yards and three touchdowns. He also added three receptions for 28 yards and one score. Jared Goff threw for only 120 yards and two scores (1 interception). Rams defensive unit limited the host Seahawks to 149 total yards and sacked Russell Wilson seven times. Fantastic performance from a Rams team that’s so close to clinching their much-deserved playoff spot.

 

Niners look like a completely different team

The SF Niners have been fun the watch the past few weeks. QB Jimmy Garoppolo has given us a glimpse of what he can do. Against the Titans, he threw for 381 yards on seven scoring drives while his team did not commit a single turnover.

 

Redskins D sighting

Washington Redskins Defense sacked Cardinals’ quarterback Blaine Gabbert five times. Add in three tackles, one interception and a fumble recovery and Washington held Arizona to 286 total yards and out of the end zone all afternoon. However, Washington offense was mostly a no-show. Bleh.

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