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NFL Week 15: Playoff implications abound

The Packers clinched the NFC North, and the Texans won the AFC South, while things in the NFC East only got even more confusing. Oh, and the Chiefs-Raiders game happened.

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Wrong about the Falcons

Robert Wheel tells you everything you need to know from Week 15 in this week's edition of Takeaways

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Terrelle Pryor gets first NFL action Sunday

Although it wasn't exactly memorable, Terrelle Pryor did get on the field for the first time in his professional career Sunday.

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Winners, losers and chokers

The Broncos are eyeing a double-digit win streak while the Bears are prepping themselves for another collapse.

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Relatively healthy

Mathews is done for the year.

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'Time to start over' after Chargers latest loss

After the Chargers most recent humiliation, fans are calling for a complete team makeover.

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Torrey Smith injured, Calvin Johnson goes for 2000

A Baltimore receiver joins the concussion list while another joins a list of star receivers having horrible days.

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NFC South escapes Week 15 mostly injury free

The NFC South did not suffer any major injuries in Week 15.

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Adrian Peterson stands alone in Week 15

While Peterson stands alone on top, some of his fellow top backs had a bad day at the office.

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AFC playoff picture: Order out of chaos

The AFC postseason lineup is coming into view, and it looks like the Texans and Broncos have the top spots. What's the rest of the order look like?

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Russell Wilson leads Week 15 quarterbacks

With RG3 on the sidelines, which young quarterback would step into his place as the rookie to watch?

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NFC playoff picture: Head east

The Washington Redskins lead the NFC East, and the rest of the playoff picture in the NFC depends largely on what happens in that division.

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49ers hold on after furious Pats comeback

The New England Patriots rallied back from a 31-3 deficit, but Colin Kaepernick kept his cool and threw four touchdowns in a 41-34 win.

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Hair monster brings down Brady

Ray McDonald didn't have lid on when he brought down Tom Brady in the fourth quarter. He didn't need it.

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Aldon Smith, pinball wizard

Tom Brady threw another interception that the 49ers came up with on the bounce.

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Touching? Huh?

The most confusing chain of events this season happened in a New England on Sunday night. Ed Hochuli tried to explain a sequence of events around a second quarter punt, but nobody knew what the hell he was talking about.

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Tom Brady, defensive MVP

Tom Brady saved a touchdown after throwing an interception with ... let's be generous and call it a tackle.

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Ryan Matthews out for season with broken clavicle

Ryan Matthews furthered his fragile moniker Sunday when he broke his clavicle against the Carolina Panthers.

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Cowboys control their own destiny

The Cowboys' win over the Steelers on Sunday was huge, as it gave the team a chance to clinch a playoff berth by simply winning its final two games.

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Cowboys edge Steelers in OT

The Cowboys won a back-and-forth contest against the Steelers to move into a first-place tie in the NFC East.

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Ravens loss opens up AFC North race

Losses from the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers muddy up the playoff race.

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Janikowski's 5 FGs propel Raiders over Chiefs

The punchless Kansas City Chiefs were held without a first down for the majority of their 15-point loss to the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.

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Cardinals force turnovers, route Lions

Matthew Stafford threw three interceptions, two of which were returned for touchdowns, as the Arizona Cardinals routed the Detroit Lions on Sunday, 38-10.

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Russell Wilson, Seahawks crush Bills, 50-17

The Seahawks demolished the Bills on Sunday on the strength of a huge day from rookie quarterback Russell Wilson.

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Matthew Stafford is not having a good day

Throwing three picks, Matthew Stafford is struggling.

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Seahawks Fake Punt up 30 points

The Seahawks caught some flak for throwing last week while up 58-0, but they are not trying to run up the sco- never mind. They are.

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Brady Quinn reaches 2,700 yards. In his career.

Brady Quinn has been in the NFL five years. He finally accomplished a milestone of which all NFL quarterbacks dream.

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Antonio Gates ties franchise TD record

In a welcome distraction from the season, Antonio Gates tied a Chargers record.

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Dez Bryant rewarding patient fantasy owners

Dez Bryant scored a touchdown to salvage an otherwise quiet day as he nurses a finger injury.

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Big Ben and all of the pump fakes

Playing mind games with the Dallas defense like they're man's best friend.

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Stevie Johnson's unbelievable one-handed grab

Bills wideout Stevie Johnson just made an unbelievable catch against the Seattle Seahawks.

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Marshawn Lynch dominating Bills in Toronto

Beast Mode is destroying the Bills in the first half. We break down the fantasy implications.

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Raiders fans feel pretty good facing the Chiefs

The Raiders are facing one of the few teams worse than they are. Their fans have taken notice.

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Russell Wilson OROY Nomination post

Though his rookie season has not gone unnoticed, perhaps an early thrashing of the Bills will make it more unununnoticed.

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Ryan Mathews injured

San Diego is relying on a backup RB again.

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Devon Wylie with the most-Chiefs play of the year

And what a long list of candidates we have this season.

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Texans down Colts to clinch AFC South

The best team in the AFC improved to 12-2 and clinched the South with a good bounce-back win on Sunday.

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Texans clinch south, Colts stay in playoff hunt

Despite losing the division, Indianapolis still has the inside edge on a wild card berth.

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Mike Tolbert has fat guy swag.

Mike Tolbert has all kinds of swag.

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Did the Falcons earn your respect today?

Even though the Falcons came into their Week 15 matchup against the Giants with the best record in the NFC, they hasn't gotten a ton of respect. How about now?

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Kirk Cousins leads Redskins past Browns

Replacing injured starting quarterback Robert Griffin III, fellow rookie Kirk Cousins led the Washington Redskins to an impressive road victory against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.

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Redskins control NFC East

The Washington Redskins won their fifth straight game on Sunday and with two weeks left have the inside track at an NFC East division title.

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Tannehill flawless as Dolphins upend Jaguars

The Dolphins' rookie quarterback was efficient and effective in an easy Miami win

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Falcons shut down Giants in 34-0 win

The Atlanta Falcons put on a show against the New York Giants in every phase of the game, shutting out the defending Super Bowl Champions by the score of 34-0.

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Blair Walsh ties NFL record

In the year of Legatron, Minnesota has The Blair Walsh Project

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Colts really digging deep for a comeback

Don't give up, buddy, you'll find what you're looking for someday.

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Broncos double up on Ravens, 34-17

The Denver Broncos led from the start, cruising to a 34-17 win over the Baltimore Ravens on the road.

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Packers lock up NFC North, Bears reeling

After defeating the Bears in Chicago, the Green Bay Packers have locked up the NFC North while the Bears are reeling as they lose five of their last six games.

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Adrian Peterson closing in on record

Minnesota's running back is looking to make history.

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Danny Amendola is very sorry

He promises never to spike it again.

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Steven Jackson surpasses 10,000 rushing yards

Steven Jackson surpassed 10,000 career rushing yards in Week 15 against the Minnesota Vikings, highlighting a brilliant career in St. Louis.

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Amendola spikes ball, injures security guard

Amendola wanted to celebrate. Unfortunately, he spiked the ball a little too close to where a security guard was standing.

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Brandon Weeden does a dumb thing

He threw the ball away on 4th and 3, which isn't really something you should do, ever.

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Cowboys' Claiborne inactive against Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers and Dallas Cowboys will both be without key players, but none may be more important than Cowboys' Morris Claiborne.

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Chiefs-Raiders inactives: Seymour out for Oakland

Richard Seymour is out for the Raiders, while the Chiefs' big blow came last week when Dwayne Bowe was placed on IR.

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Kirk Cousins isn't RGIII, but that's okay

The rookie signal caller from Michigan State is making the most of his first NFL start.

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Ravens' Smith leaves with a concussion

Ravens WR Torrey Smith exited in the third quarter of a 31-3 blowout with a concussion, making Baltimore's bad day even worse.

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Bills-Seahawks inactives

Wide receiver Donald Jones will miss the game for the Buffalo Bills as the inactives have been released for their matchup with the Seattle Seahawks.

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James Jones has three touchdowns

James Jones has scored his first three-touchdown game, helping the Packers take a 21-7 lead over the Chicago Bears on the road.

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NFL inactive list, Week 15: Lions vs. Cardinals

The Detroit Lions' inactive list for their Week 15 game includes defensive tackle Nick Fairley, and the Arizona Cardinals will also be missing a man up front as Dan Williams sits out.

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NFL scores update

Playoff implications abound in early games.

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JJ Watt chasing down sacks record, Aldon Smith

Don't worry Andrew Luck, you probably only have to deal with this for 15 more years.

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Panthers vs Chargers inactives: LaFell active

Another of Cam Newton's deep threats is active for today's game in San Diego.

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Peterson closing in on Dickerson's rushing record

The man they call "AD" is making a strong push for MVP in the second half of the season, and is rapidly closing in on Eric Dickerson's NFL rushing record.

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Texans block punt, take 20-3 lead

The Texans are adding insult to injury as they show the Indianapolis Colts they're the new top dog in the AFC South.

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Aaron Rodgers ties Marino, Favre with TD pass

What exactly does that mean? Let me tell you!

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BREAKING: Fat guy TD in Minnesota vs. St. Louis

In these tough economic times, the only sure commerce is a fat guy touchdown. Now featuring unexpected agility!

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Switch at OC isn't helping Ravens

After making a mid-week switch, the Ravens' offense doesn't look any better.

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Eli Manning, Giants Struggling In Atlanta

Eli Manning has thrown two early interceptions that have helped the Falcons take a 17-0 lead.

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Tony Gonzalez dunks all over some poor ref

The Falcons tight end has dunked the ball through the goalposts a lot in his terrific career, but this time the ref got in the way.

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Knowshon knows hurdling

Knowshon Moreno has serious hops.

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Christian Ponder escapes, and scores TD

The Vikings QB is having early success on the ground.

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Richardson sets Browns rookie rushing TD record

A Kirk Cousins interception and a nice return by T.J. Ward got the Browns deep in the red zone, and the former Alabama running back made the Redskins pay.

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Asante Samuel picks off Eli Manning

The Falcons have taken an early 7-0 lead over the Giants at home thanks to Asante Samuel's fourth career interception against Eli Manning.

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Jared Odrick keeps doing the Pee Wee

Jared Odrick continues to do the best dance in the National Football League.

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Patriots helmet decals honor Newtown victims

NFL teams are paying tribute to the shooting victims in Newtown, Conn.

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Vikings, Rams backups inactive, fairly healthy

The Vikings and Rams look to improve their playoff chances in a game between fringe playoff teams.

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Bess, Jones-Drew inactive for Dolphins vs. Jags

The Miami Dolphins will be without Davone Bess, while the Jacksonville Jaguars remain thin at running back without Maurice Jones-Drew and Rashad Jennings. Both teams released their Sunday inactive report.

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NFL inactives, Week 15: Colts vs. Texans

The Colts face Houston with a depleted offensive line and without safety Tom Zbikowski.

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Packers-Bears inactives

Clay Matthews returns for the Green Bay Packers. Brian Urlacher and Tim Jennings are out for the Chicago Bears.

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RGIII among inactives in Redskins-Browns game

Kirk Cousins will start at quarterback for Washington in place of Robert Griffin III Sunday.

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Victor Cruz honors Newtown victim

Victor Cruz will honor Jack Pinto, a victim of Friday's school shooting, with a special message on his shoes on Sunday.

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Roddy White to play vs. Giants

Despite battling a sore knee, the Falcons' star wide receiver will play Sunday against the defending Super Bowl champs.

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Saints, Buccaneers inactives

The Buccaneers and Saints will clash in a game that is expected to produce quite a few points.

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Roddy White to play against Giants

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White will be active against the New York Giants, keeping his career-long streak of not missing a game intact.

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Playoff implications abound in Week 15 early games

With just three weeks to go, there are still 24 teams mathematically alive in the playoff race. Week 15 is full of head-to-head matchups with playoff implications.

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Week 15 injury report

This week's injury report isn't a long one, but it's got some big names on it.

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Kirk Cousins will start

The Redskins will sit Robert Griffin III after he injured his knee last weekend, and will start fellow rookie Kirk Cousins against the Browns on Sunday.

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SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY!

Our very special NFL preview this week salutes the biggest game of the week: Jaguars vs. Dolphins. What? No, really, we did this on purpose. Stop laughing.

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More rain games coming

SB Nation weather contributor and meteorologist Brian Neudorff gives his weather forecast for Week 15 across the NFL.

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Week 15 picks: Can this man stop the Pats?

Sixteen games on the docket for Week 15 as the NFL playoff picture becomes clearer.

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The best team in football

New England stomped the Texans, formerly known as the NFL's best team.

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