NFL News: Player News and Updates for 12/22/14
NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Week 17 Schedule and More
December 22, 2014
Week 16 in the NFL is almost all wrapped up, and it’s time to start looking forward to that final weekend of the NFL campaign. While we’re sorting out all the playoff scenarios, let’s check out some of the notable happenings out there around the league.
SNF Wrap-Up: The Seattle Seahawks thumped their division rival Arizona Cardinals 35-6 last night in Glendale, moving one step closer to the No. 1 seed in the NFC and an NFC West title.
The Seahawks simply need to win against the Rams to clinch the division this week, or a Cardinals loss would do it as well, since Seattle owns the tiebreaker with two wins over Arizona.
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Let’s check out Dallas QB Tony Romo’s history-making day yesterday against the Colts. He was straight-up electric, finishing 18-of-20 for 218 yards and four touchdowns on the afternoon.
Romo would pass Cowboys great Troy Aikman as the franchise’s all-time passing yardage leader during this game, totaling 32,971 yards--and doing it in 37 fewer games than Aikman did.
He also had a streak of 16 straight complete passes, which fell just one shy of his career-best number. Dallas has clinched the division and will finish up against the Redskins on Sunday.
The Ravens had an all-around bad weekend, as they’re now on the outside of the playoff picture looking in. San Diego is now in that No. 1 Wild Card spot--the only spot that’s still up for grabs--and is ahead of Baltimore based on head-to-head win percentage.
The Ravens can still get in, but they need a victory and a loss from the Chargers this weekend.
Meanwhile, the Steelers locked up a playoff spot with a big win over the Chiefs yesterday. They’re now sitting at 10-5 and still can overtake Cincinnati (9-4-1) for the AFC North championship, depending on what happens tonight and next week.
Over in the NFC, we’ve still got one playoff slot up for grabs, and that one will be decided on Sunday when the Falcons take on the Panthers. The winning team there will only have seven victories on the season.
Week 17 NFL Schedule: It’s time to start looking forward to Week 17 in the NFL. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks you can catch the games on.
Bye Week: None
Sunday, December 28, 2014:
1:00 PM ET
Carolina Panthers at Atlanta Falcons (FOX)
Cleveland Browns at Baltimore Ravens (CBS)
Dallas Cowboys at Washington Redskins (FOX)
Indianapolis Colts at Tennessee Titans (CBS)
Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers (FOX)
Jacksonville Jaguars at Houston Texans (CBS)
San Diego Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs (CBS0
New York Jets at Miami Dolphins (CBS)
Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings (FOX)
Buffalo Bills at New England Patriots (CBS)
Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants (FOX)
Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers (CBS)
New Orleans Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (FOX)
4:25 PM ET
Oakland Raiders at Denver Broncos (CBS)
Arizona Cardinals at San Francisco 49ers (FOX)
St. Louis Rams at Seattle Seahawks (FOX)
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