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NFL Week 16 grades: Tom Brady's Buccaneers get 'C' for Christmas win; Packers earn 'B+' for upsetting Dolphins – CBS Sports activities


The NFL formally changed into a winter wonderland in Week 16. 

The league had eight video games that kicked off with a temperature beneath freezing on Saturday, which was a report for a single day. Issues had been so chilly in Nashville that the Texans-Titans recreation truly acquired delayed an hour attributable to rolling blackouts in Tennessee that had been ordered as a result of excessive chilly. 

The Panthers performed their coldest residence recreation in franchise historical past (20 levels at kickoff), which was a 37-23 win over the Lions. The Ravens additionally had their coldest residence recreation in franchise historical past (17 degrees), a 17-9 win over the Falcons. To not be outdone, the Seahawks handled a temperature (12 degrees) that was the coldest in franchise historical past for any regular-season recreation. 

One recreation the place climate wasn’t a difficulty was in Minnesota, the place the Vikings beat the Giants 27-24 on Greg Joseph’s game-winning subject aim from 61 yards out. The kick was the fifth-longest game-winning subject aim in NFL historical past. The Vikings are actually 11-0 in one-score video games this season, which is essentially the most one-score victories in a single season in NFL historical past.

So what sort of grade do you get for profitable on a 61-yard subject aim? Let’s get to the Week 16 grades and discover out. 

On Christmas Sunday, the weather had been a lot better as we noticed one other Tom Brady comeback within the desert, Aaron Rodgers holding the Packers alive in Miami and Baker Mayfield placing up 50 factors in L.A.

Should you’re on the lookout for a deeper dive on the Jaguars’ huge win over the Jets that was performed Thursday, you can check that out here

Tampa Bay 19-16 (OT) over Arizona

Buccaneers-Cardinals grades by John Breech (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)

L.A. Rams 51-14 over Broncos

Broncos-Rams grades by John Breech (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)

Inexperienced Bay 26-20 over Miami

Packers-Dolphins grades by John Breech (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)

Minnesota 27-24 over N.Y. Giants

Giants-Vikings grades by Jared Dubin (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)

Buffalo 35-13 over Chicago

Payments-Bears grades by John Breech (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)

New Orleans 17-10 over Cleveland

Saints-Browns grades by John Breech (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)

Carolina 37-23 over Detroit

Lions-Panthers grades by John Breech (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)

Baltimore 17-9 over Atlanta

Falcons-Ravens grades by John Breech (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)

Kansas Metropolis 24-10 over Seattle

Seahawks-Chiefs grades by John Breech (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)

Cincinnati 22-18 over New England

Bengals-Patriots grades by Tyler Sullivan (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)

Houston 19-14 over Tennessee

Texans-Titans grades by John Breech (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)

Dallas 40-34 over Philadelphia

Eagles-Cowboys grades by Jeff Kerr (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)

San Francisco 37-20 over Washington

Commanders-49ers grades by Jordan Dajani (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)

Pittsburgh 13-10 over Las Vegas

Raiders-Steelers grades by John Breech (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)



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