We're rapidly approaching crunch time in the 2015 NFL season, with playoff contenders starting to separate from also-rans. While some teams are essentially out of the playoff race, many are still in the thick of a playoff run. Let's get you caught up with Week 12's action with our comprehensive NFL Final.
Patriots Lose A Game And Gronk
The Patriots lost to the Broncos 30-24 in OT but that's not the worst part of their night. TE Rob Gronkowski went down with a knee injury and it didn't look good. If he's out for an extended period of time, it's a massive blow to a team already without Julian Edelman and Dion Lewis.
Panthers Crush Cowboys, Romo Injured
We didn't forget about the Thanksgiving Day games. The Panthers blew out the Cowboys 33-14, keeping Carolina's record perfect. Making the loss even worse for the Cowboys was Tony Romo fractured his collarbone again. His season is over, just like the Cowboys'.
Bears Beat Packers
Chicago upset Green Bay Thursday Night, giving the Packers' their fourth loss in five games. The Bears are now 5-6 and still very much in the NFC Wild Card race.
Chiefs Now 6-5
After battling numerous injuries, the Chiefs are 6-5 and in the middle of the AFC Wild Card battle. Beating the Bills, who are now 5-6, could give the Chiefs' a tiebreaker. It's five wins in a row for the Chiefs, who look like the second-best team in the AFC West. Of course, the 5-6 Raiders can stake their claim when the two teams play next week.
AFC South Is A Battle
This divisional battle is a two-team race between the Colts and Texans. Both teams won this week, with Indianapolis beating the Buccaneers and Houston beating the Saints. The division might go down to the wire.
Redskins Muddle NFC East
The Giants could have take a stranglehold on the NFC East by beating the Redskins, but it was Washington that picked up a 20-14 win. The Cowboys are out with Romo done (although they would have made a push if he was healthy) and the Eagles are reeling at 4-7. It seems like it's going to come down to the Giants and Redskins, but one thing is clear: This division is bad.
Seahawks Beat Steelers In Shootout, Graham Injured
For the first time in his career, Russell Wilson led the Seahawks to a win when the opposing team scored more than 25 points. Wilson was incredible, completing 21 of 30 passes for 345 yards and 5 TDs. However, TE Jimmy Graham left the game with a leg injury and his season is over.
Vikings Rise, Falcons Fall
The Vikings bounced back from a loss against the Packers with a 20-10 win over Atlanta. The two teams are on opposite paths. The Vikings have won six of their last seven, while Atlanta has dropped five of their last six. Minnesota looks like a lock for the playoffs, something that can't be said about the Falcons.
Jets Roll Over Dolphins
In another game with playoff implications, the Jets beat the Dolphins 38-20. The Jets had a balanced offense that had success across the board, which is why they one. The Dolphins ran the ball just nine times and threw it 58. They have yet to figure out that a one-dimensional offense is killing them.
Bengals Back On Track
The Bengals crushed the St. Louis Rams 31-7, in a game the Bengals needed to help calm the doubts around them. Nick Foles was awful for the Rams, while Andy Dalton had a sharp game.Back to the NFL Newsfeed