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It’s officially the home stretch of the 2021 NFL season.
With more weeks off and plenty of league chaos, each team has four games to play to secure a playoff spot. No division title has yet been won and only four teams have been eliminated from the playoffs.
Week 15 includes five days of football with playoff implications spread throughout the schedule. Which teams can go one step closer to the playoffs, and which will fall further out of the mix?
Here’s a full rundown of the Week 15 schedule …
Thursday Night Football: Kansas City Chiefs vs. Los Angeles Chargers
the Kansas City Chiefs emerged victorious in a Thursday night electric football game against the Los Angeles Chargers. After being shot down at halftime, Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs rallied for a 34-28 overtime win.
Despite a tough start to the game, Mahomes finally found his rhythm and bombarded the Chargers for 410 passing yards, three touchdowns and one interception. Tight end Travis Kelce scored 191 receiving yards and two touchdowns – a score to tie the game with less than 2 minutes left in regulation and the winner in overtime. Wide receiver Tyreek Hill added 148 receiving yards and a touchdown.
The win puts Andy Reid and the Chiefs atop AFC West with a 10-4 record, ahead of the Chargers who have now fallen to 8-6.
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NFL Week 15 Saturday Game: New England Patriots vs Indianapolis Colts
For the first time in the 2021 season, there was NFL football on a Saturday.
The Indianapolis Colts ended two back-to-back stretches for the New England Patriots in their 27-17 win on Saturday night.
The Colts took a 17-0 halftime lead, becoming the first team to excluded the Pats in the first half in 99 games, a streak dating back to 2016. And with the win, Indianapolis ended the Patriots’ seven-game winning streak.
The Patriots didn’t enter the table until the fourth quarter, where Mac Jones and Hunter Henry connected for a pair of touchdowns that helped turn a 20-0 deficit into a 20-17 game.
Jonathan Taylor then sealed the Colts victory with a 67-yard touchdown with 2:01 left. Taylor finished with 170 yards on 29 carries as the Colts improved to 8-6.
Jones completed 26 of 45 passes for two touchdowns and two interceptions. Henry finished with 77 yards and two touchdowns of six catches. The Patriots fell to 9-5.
NFL Week 15 Sunday Afternoon Games
None of the clashes in the 1 p.m. ET window pitted the current playoff teams against each other, but there were still plenty of interesting battles. There have been several upheavals, including the Detroit Lions beating the Arizona Cardinals 30-12 and the Pittsburgh Steelers beating the Tennessee Titans 19-13. the Dallas Cowboys, Buffalo Bills and Miami dolphins also won victories.
The 4 p.m. ET window offered a bit of intrigue with the San Francisco 49ers towering over the Atlanta Falcons with a 31-13 victory. The 49ers drop to 8-6 this season and remain the 6th seed in the NFC.
In Mile High City, the Cincinnati Bengals faced the Denver Broncos with an AFC wildcard on the line. The Broncos were unable to do the job with a checkout at fourth and 24 points, which gave Cincinnati a well-deserved 15-10 victory. Teddy Bridgewater was also swept away with a head injury in the third trimester.
The victory brings the Bengals to 8-6 over the season and places them in first place in the AFC North.
On the other side, the Baltimore Ravens abandoned his third straight game with a very narrow 31-30 loss to the Green Bay Packers that ended in another failed 2-point conversion. While the Ravens showed no giving up in their fourth-quarter effort, it wouldn’t be enough to defeat Green Bay who move up to 11-3 and remain atop the NFC.
Sunday Night Football: New Orleans Saints vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
For the third time in his career and for the first time at home, a Tom brady-managed team did not score a single point.
Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were shutout 9-0 in Sunday Night Football against the New Orleans Saints. This is the first time Brady has been sent off since 2006. The veteran QB completed just 54% of his passes for 213 yards while throwing a pick and losing a fumble. It didn’t help that the Bucs lost Mike Evans, Chris Godwin and Leonard Fournette during the game to injuries.
While the Saints only managed 212 total yards, three field goals from Brett Maher were enough to secure the victory. The Saints’ playoff hopes remained alive and well as they improved to 7-7, while the Bucs fell to 10-4.
NFL Week 15 Double Monday evening program
The game between the Las Vegas Raiders and the Cleveland Browns, originally scheduled for Saturday night, has been postponed until 5 p.m. Monday following the Browns’ COVID-19 outbreak.
Both teams are away to watch the AFC playoffs, with the Browns in 8th place and the Raiders in No.12. Baltimore Ravens last week, when the Raiders were demolished 48-9 by the Chiefs.
Next come the Chicago Bears against the Minnesota Vikings in Monday Night Football. Minnesota won an exciting football competition Thursday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 14 which was played on the wire. Dalvin Cook and Co. took a 29-0 lead, but the Steelers had a last-second touchdown chance in what became a 36-28 victory for the Vikings. Minnesota is one of five 6-7 teams in the NFC heading into Week 15.
The Bears’ Week 14 prime-time game was equally thrilling, but ended in a loss to rival Packers. Both teams totaled 45 points in the second quarter, but the Packers’ offense was too explosive for Justin Fields and Co. to call in a 45-30 loss. Chicago is now 4-9 on the year and effectively out of the playoff race.
NFL Week 15 Rescheduled Tuesday games
Amid the COVID-19 outbreak that swept through the league, two games have been postponed until Tuesday.
The Seattle Seahawks will face the Los Angeles Chargers and the Washington football team will face the Philadelphia Eagles, with both games starting at 7 p.m. ET.
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