Week 16: Games at a glance

Originally Published: December 26, 2004
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Packers 34, Vikings 31

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Ryan Longwell's 29-yard FG sailed through the uprights as time expired. The kick was set up by a 31-yard pass from Brett Favre to Javon Walker. Favre. Completed 30 of 43 passes for 365 yards and one TD. Guided the Packers on a 76-yard drive to set up the game-winning kick.

UP NEXT: Vikings (8-7) at Redskins (5-10) | Packers (9-6) at Bears (5-10)

Chiefs 31, Raiders 30

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Lawrence Tynes booted a 38-yard field goal with just 22 seconds left. The kick was set up by a 49-yard kickoff return by Dante Hall. Tony Gonzalez. Caught 11 passes for 124 yards and two TDs (both in the second quarter).

UP NEXT: Raiders (5-10) vs. Jaguars (8-7) | Chiefs (7-8) at Chargers (11-4)

Broncos 37, Titans 16

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Reuben Droughns scored on a 23-yard run to put the Broncos up 37-16 with just under seven minutes left. Jake Plummer. Completed 21 of 26 passes for 303 yards and two TDs as the Broncos kept their playoff hopes alive.
UP NEXT: Broncos (9-6) vs. Colts (12-3) | Titans (4-11) vs. Lions (6-9)

Colts 34, Chargers 31 OT

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Mike Vanderjagt's 30-yard field goal sailed through the uprights in OT. The kick was set up by a 35-yard pass from Peyton Manning to Reggie Wayne. Manning. Completed 27 of 44 passes for 383 yards and two TDs. Broke Dan Marino's TD record and more importantly, rallied the Colts to the win.
UP NEXT: Colts (12-3) at Broncos (9-6) | Chargers (11-4) vs. Chiefs (7-8)

Texans 21, Jaguars 0

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Antwan Peek returned a Troy Edwards fumble 66 yards for a TD to put the Texans up 21-0 late in the fourth quarter. Domanick Davis. Rushed for 150 yards and one TD on 30 carries.
UP NEXT: Texans (7-8) vs. Browns | Jaguars (8-7) at Raiders (5-10)

Bengals 23, Giants 22

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Eli Manning was picked off by Carl Powell with just under 30 seconds left in the game. Chad Johnson. Caught eight passes for just 46 yards, but two of them went for TDs, including the game-winner with under one minute left.
UP NEXT: Giants (5-10) vs. Cowboys (6-9) | Bengals (7-8) at Eagles (13-1)

Lions 19, Bears 13

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When replay failed to overturn an incomplete call on what would have been a 43-yard game-tying TD pass from Chad Hutchinson to Bernard Berrian with just 1:26 left. Kevin Jones. He was the offense for the Lions, rushing for 123 yards and one TD on 25 carries.
UP NEXT: Bears (5-10) vs. Packers (9-6) | Lions (6-9) at Titans (4-11)

Saints 26, Falcons 13

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Probably when it was announced that Michael Vick wouldn't play. But in the game, when Michael Lewis returned a kickoff 96 yards to put the Saints up 26-13 in the third quarter. Deuce McAllister. Rushed for 128 yards on 29 carries as the Saints stayed in the NFC playoff hunt.
UP NEXT: Falcons (11-4) at Seahawks (8-7) | Saints (7-8) at Panthers (7-8)

Steelers 20, Ravens 7

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Kyle Boller's pass on fourth-and-four from the Steelers' 34 was incomplete with just under eight minutes left and the Ravens trailing 20-7. Jerome Bettis. Carried the ball 27 times for 117 yards. It was his sixth 100-yard game of the season.
UP NEXT: Ravens (8-7) vs. Dolphins | Steelers (14-1) at Bills (9-6)

Bills 41, 49ers 7

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Willis McGahee scored on a 1-yard run in the third quarter to put the Bills up 27-0. McGahee. A game-time decision with a knee injury, McGahee rushed for 102 yards and two TDs on 15 carries.
UP NEXT: Bills (9-6) vs. Steelers (14-1) | 49ers (2-13) at Patriots (13-2)

Patriots 23, Jets 7

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Justin McCareins came up one yard short on fourth-and-six with just over four minutes left in the game. Tom Brady. Rebounded from one of his worst games as a pro, completing 21 of 32 passes for 264 yards and two TDs.
UP NEXT: Patriots (13-2) vs. 49ers (2-13) | Jets (10-5) at Rams (6-8)

Seahawks 24, Cardinals 21

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Trent Dilfer rushed for seven yards on third-and-six just before the two minute warning. The Seahawks ran out the clock. Shaun Alexander. Came up big in a game the Seahawks needed to win, carrying the ball 30 times for 150 yards and three TDs.
UP NEXT: Seahawks (8-7) vs. Falcons (11-4) | Cardinals (5-10) vs. Bucs (5-10)

Cowboys 13, Redskins 10

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Jeff Chandler's 57-yard field goal attempt as time expired fell short. Vinny Testaverde. After struggling for much of the game, Testaverde led the Cowboys on a 75-yard drive for the winning score.
UP NEXT: Cowboys (6-9) at Giants (5-10) | Redskins (5-10) vs. Vikings (8-7)

Panthers 37, Bucs 20

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Kindal Moorehead returned a Brian Griese INT 17 yards for a TD to put the Panthers up 37-20 with just under five minutes left. Jake Delhomme. Completed 19 of 24 passes for 214 yards and four touchdowns.

UP NEXT: Panthers (7-8) vs. Saints (7-8) | Bucs (6-9) at Cardinals (5-10)

Dolphins 10, Browns 7

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Olindo Mare booted a 51-yard field goal with just seven seconds left in the game. Jim Bates. Just one day after Nick Saban decided to take over the Dolphins, Bates led the team to its second straight win and fourth of the season.

UP NEXT: Dolphins at Ravens (8-7) | Browns at Texans (7-8)

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