NFL Round-up: Week 16 brings festive cheer for some, misery for others

🥶 Burrow & the #Bengals
⚡️ Mahomes & the #Chiefs
🌪️ Hurts & the #Eagles
🤩 Purdy & the #49ers

With a #SuperBowlLVII spot on the line, we’ve used @NextGenStats to analyze #CINvsKC and #SFvsPHI – two incredible, mouthwatering matchups. 🔥

#NFLPlayoffs
https://thegeniusplaybook.com/nfl-playoffs-battle-for-conference-championships/

.@SantaFe begin their #LigaBetPlayDimayor campaign tonight with a trip away to @JaguaresdeCord. 🔜

Former Wigan and Fulham striker Hugo Rodallega could make his first appearance for #SantaFe since returning to Colombia earlier this month.

#LigaDimayor 🇨🇴
https://thegeniusplaybook.com/liga-betplay-dimayor-returns-everything-you-need-to-know/

The #LigaProfesional returns. 🇦🇷

Defending #TorneoBinance champions @BocaJrsOficial were worthy winners last season, holding off a strong challenge from @RacingClub. Here’s their title-winning year in numbers. 👇

Can they repeat in 2023?

#BocaJuniors

🏈 Elite QBs
🏈 Game-changing skill players
🏈 Stacked rosters
🏈 #SuperBowl spot on the line

We’ve used @NextGenStats to analyze #SFvsPHI and #CINvsKC – two incredible, mouthwatering matchups.

#NFLPlayoffs

.@USC_Hoops upsets No. 8 @UCLAMBB. 🚨

A huge performance from Boogie Ellis (31 points, 4 rebounds, 6 assists). He’s averaged 18.3 points per game in his last five, ranking him in the 98th percentile of all #NCAA players. 🔥

#Bruins/#Trojans shot charts below. 👇

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USC Men’s Basketball @USC_Hoops

FINAL: USC 77, UCLA 64

BEAT. THE. BRUINS ✔️

#FightOn | @WellsFargo

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T’was the day after Week 16, some divisions were clinched.

Russell Wilson continued his struggles since getting hitched.

 

Rodgers broke Favre’s Packers touchdown record with much time to spare;

I do not envy Jordan Love, Rodger’s apparent heir.

 

Many coaches will be fired soon that is not in doubt;

With no health insurance, they should stay away from yeasty foods as they cannot afford a bout of gout.

 

I am here to recap the week’s biggest stories,

Apologies in advance to all of my quarries.

 

Cardinals continue meltdown, lose to the Colts

With their loss to the Colts on Christmas night, the Cardinals have now lost three straight games and look to be in dire straits. Colts RB Johnathan Taylor continued his surge, rushing for over 100 yards in his third straight game and seemingly locking up this year’s rushing title. The Colts currently reside as the 5th seed in the AFC and are being hailed as the team nobody wants to play with the way they can control the clock through the ground.

GLENDALE, AZ – DECEMBER 25: Indianapolis Colts Running Back Jonathan Taylor (28) breaks through Arizona Cardinals Nose Tackle Rashard Lawrence (90) and Arizona Cardinals Linebacker Chandler Jones (55) during an NFL game between the Indianapolis Colts and the Arizona Cardinals on December 25, 2021 at State Farm Stadium, in Glendale AZ. (Photo by Jeffrey Brown/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
Bengals blowout the Ravens, take control of the division

Behind QB Joe Burrow’s franchise record 525 passing yards, the Bengals buried their division rivals by a score of 41-21. The Bengals, who boast a trio of young offensive playmakers in RB Joe Mixon and WRs Tee Higgins and Jamar Chase, look set to contend for AFC supremacy for years to come. With a win next week and a Pittsburgh loss, the Bengals will clinch the AFC North for the first time since 2015. Hold the skyline chili celebratory dinners, though, as I am a strong believer that history always repeats itself  – not because time is an infinite loop but because the only entertainment that airs today is superhero movies and reruns – and if we look at the last time Cincinnati had a successful professional sports team, it stands to reason that Joe Burrow’s indictment for betting on Cincinnati Reds games should be announced any day.

CINCINNATI, OH – DECEMBER 26: Joe Burrow #9 of the Cincinnati Bengals looks to throw the ball during the game against the Baltimore Ravens at Paul Brown Stadium on December 26, 2021 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)
Bills get payback, bully the Patriots

Sometimes football games come down to who has the best player on the field. At Gillette Stadium on Sunday afternoon, Bills QB Josh Allen’s playmaking proved to be the deciding factor as he accounted for nearly 400 yards of offense and three touchdowns. The Bills were able to reclaim the division lead with the victory and will need to finish the season strong to ensure a home playoff game. The Patriots, now in their second year of the post Tom Brady Era, have to like how the season has gone regardless of Sunday’s result, as it looks like they have found their Quarterback of the future in Mac Jones.

FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS – DECEMBER 26: Quarterback Mac Jones #10 of the New England Patriots looks on during the fourth quarter of the game against the Buffalo Bills at Gillette Stadium on December 26, 2021 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Omar Rawlings/Getty Images)
Cowboys clobber Washington, clinch the NFC East

On Sunday night football, the Cowboys had their guns a-blazing in a 56-14 rout of division rival Washington. This game was never really close as the Cowboys had a three touchdown lead by the end of the first quarter. Cowboys QB Dak Prescott passed for over 300 yards and four touchdowns as he continues his campaign for NFL Comeback Player of the Year. The Cowboys, who have the second-highest point differential in the league, will be looking to put previous playoff woes behind them as they vie for their 6th Superbowl title.

ARLINGTON, TEXAS – DECEMBER 26: Cooper Rush #10 hands off the ball to Tony Pollard #20 of the Dallas Cowboys during a game against the Washington Football Team at AT&T Stadium on December 26, 2021 in Arlington, Texas. The Cowboys defeated the Football Team 56-14. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
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🥶 Burrow & the #Bengals
⚡️ Mahomes & the #Chiefs
🌪️ Hurts & the #Eagles
🤩 Purdy & the #49ers

With a #SuperBowlLVII spot on the line, we’ve used @NextGenStats to analyze #CINvsKC and #SFvsPHI – two incredible, mouthwatering matchups. 🔥

#NFLPlayoffs
https://thegeniusplaybook.com/nfl-playoffs-battle-for-conference-championships/

.@SantaFe begin their #LigaBetPlayDimayor campaign tonight with a trip away to @JaguaresdeCord. 🔜

Former Wigan and Fulham striker Hugo Rodallega could make his first appearance for #SantaFe since returning to Colombia earlier this month.

#LigaDimayor 🇨🇴
https://thegeniusplaybook.com/liga-betplay-dimayor-returns-everything-you-need-to-know/

The #LigaProfesional returns. 🇦🇷

Defending #TorneoBinance champions @BocaJrsOficial were worthy winners last season, holding off a strong challenge from @RacingClub. Here’s their title-winning year in numbers. 👇

Can they repeat in 2023?

#BocaJuniors

🏈 Elite QBs
🏈 Game-changing skill players
🏈 Stacked rosters
🏈 #SuperBowl spot on the line

We’ve used @NextGenStats to analyze #SFvsPHI and #CINvsKC – two incredible, mouthwatering matchups.

#NFLPlayoffs

.@USC_Hoops upsets No. 8 @UCLAMBB. 🚨

A huge performance from Boogie Ellis (31 points, 4 rebounds, 6 assists). He’s averaged 18.3 points per game in his last five, ranking him in the 98th percentile of all #NCAA players. 🔥

#Bruins/#Trojans shot charts below. 👇

2

USC Men’s Basketball @USC_Hoops

FINAL: USC 77, UCLA 64

BEAT. THE. BRUINS ✔️

#FightOn | @WellsFargo

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