Week 13 of the NFL was a chance for some teams to continue their playoff push and a time for others to attempt to get back on track. The matchups didn’t disappoint, with some teams actually pulling off surprising wins. Here are the results, news and more on Week 13:
Titans 31 – 17 Colts
The Titans continued their solid run by defeating the Colts, a team that has dropped three of its last four games. The Titans have made things interesting in the division since first and third are only separated by two games.
Ravens 20 – 17 49ers
One of the most interesting matches of the week came down to the end. The match, which many saw as a Super Bowl preview, ended with the Ravens earning another win. The 49ers loss makes things a little closer in the NFC West, where the Seahawks and Rams also have positive records.
Chiefs 40 – 9 Raiders
The Chiefs scored 40 on the Raiders, a team that failed to score in the first three quarters. The Raiders are now 6 – 6 while the Chiefs are 8 – 4.
Rams 34 – 7 Cardinals
The Rams bounced back from their bad loss against the Ravens by defeating the Cardinals. Los Angeles is now three games back in the NFC West. The Cardinals have dropped their last five games and are now 3 – 8 – 1 in the season.
Broncos 23 – 20 Chargers
The Chargers dropped their third straight game after a last second field goal from the Broncos. The loss puts the Chargers at the bottom of the division with a 4 – 8 record.
Texans 28 – 22 Patriots
The Texans handed the Patriots their second loss of the season. The loss puts the Bills one game back in the AFC East, a division that the Patriots have dominated since the early 2000s.
Buccaneers 28 – 11 Jaguars
The Buccaneers took a 25 – 0 lead and the Jaguars were forced to bench Foles after a bad start. Tampa Bay is now second in the NFC South with a 5 – 7 record.
Packers 31 – 13 Giants
The Packers remain at the top of the NFC North after a big win against the Giants. Green Bay is currently one game ahead of the 8 – 3 Vikings, who will play tonight against the Seahawks.
Redskins 29 – 21 Panthers
The Panthers have now lost four straight after dropping the game against the Redskins. The win improves Washington to 3 – 9 in the season.
Dolphins 37 – 31 Eagles
The Eagles had a chance to gain ground in the NFC East but were instead surprised by a good Dolphins performance.
Steelers 20 – 13 Browns
The Steelers have lost part of their team to injuries but are somehow still in the playoff mix. The win against the Browns puts them at 7 – 5 in the season.
Bengals 22 – 6 Jets
The Bengals won their first game of the season after shutting down the Jets. Cincinnati saw the return of Dalton, who had a solid game. On the Jets, the running game struggled and most of the offense came from Anderson, who had seven catches for 101 yards.
Saints 26 – 18 Falcons
The Saints are now the winners of the NFC South. New Orleans is currently the only team in the division with a record over .500. The Falcons are now 3 – 9, which puts them last in the NFC South.
Bills 26 – 15 Cowboys
The Bills took a comfortable lead in the second quarter and never looked back. The Cowboys have struggled in recent games but remain at the top of the division since the Eagles aren’t doing any better.
Bears 24 – 20 Lions
The Bears were able to win a close one against division rival Lions. The two teams are far back in the NFC North but this win helped the Bears get back to .500.