NFC South Roundup Week 16: Buccaneers lose division and clinch playoffs – NFL Sports

By defeating Lions 47-7 on Saturday Buccaneers He won the spot in the playoffs for the first time since 2007. But their slim NFC South title hopes were already out of date when they entered the field in Detroit the day after Christmas. This is because Saints won the Christmas day and closed the division for four consecutive seasons, guaranteeing Bacchus a fifth seed of NFC at best.

At 10-5, Tampa Bay was actually able to end up with the same overall record as New Orleans. All that is needed is the victory of the Falcons in the 17th week and the defeat of the saints to the Panthers. Two direct defeats by rivals could undo Bucks, but as the Bruce Alliance has said since the match on Saturday, his team is participating in the dance. From here, anything can happen.

It’s Wednesday. You know what that means. Before moving on to the playoffs next week or before, let’s take a look at what happened in the NFC South area in the 16th week.

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Saints Viking He won the NFC South title on Christmas Day and 52-33 in the Superdome. Minnesota hung out early and New Orleans led 14-7 in the second quarter. The home team built on that lead, climbing 24-14 by half-time, then the visitors came back and played 31-27 ball games for the final 15 minutes. But from there, it was all saints. The 21-6 run to end the game definitely remained, giving New Orleans the 11th win of the season. Saints lost to the turnover battle 2-0, but still beat Viking 583-364.

Alvin Kamara made all the difference to New Orleans, rushing 22 times with 155 yards and 6 touchdowns, setting the NFL record for a touchdown rush in one game. He may have had seven, but Taysom Hill got one carry in the fourth quarter and found the end zone. Drew Brees completed 19 of the 26 passes in the 311 yard game, but was intercepted twice. It wasn’t a marquee day for the proud Saints defense. It was possible to touchdown to Kirk Cousins ​​291 yards and 3 times, and to 73 yards rushyard and Dalvin Cook. However, New Orleans won a total of two sack and nine quarterback hits. Saints needs a win and some help in the 17th week to win NFC’s only first round buy and home field advantage through the playoffs.

Next: Carolina Panthers (5-10)

Carolina Panthers v Washington Football Team

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Panthers played spoilers in the capital on Sunday, Washington football team 20-13 to avoid winning the NFC East for at least another week. Brandon Jillstra’s fumbled recovery in the end zone led Carolina 6-0 in the first quarter, adding another 13 in the second quarter to lead 20-0 just before halftime. The field goal cut it 20-3 towards the locker room, but Matt Roulet’s defense was kept strong enough in the second half to finish the victory. Despite surpassing 386-280, the Panthers won the turnover battle 4-2. Two of those turnovers were intercepts thrown by Dwayne Haskins, with both Tahir Whitehead and Tre Boston winning one. Jillstra regained one of Washington’s fumbles and Germain Carter picked up another.

Teddy Bridgewater lost the fumble and threw a passcut, but he did enough to win the Panthers for the fifth time. He completed 19 of the 28 passes with a touchdown of 197 yards and connected Curtis Samuel five times at 105 yards. Samuel was also Carolina’s main rusher, with only 7 carries for a total of 52 yards. In addition to forcing four turnovers, Panther Defense recorded a total of three sack and eight quarterback hits. Marquis Haynes, Brian Barnes and Yetur Gross Matos picked up the team’s sack. Carolina was also tall in the Red Zone, forcing Washington to be 0-2 within the 20-yard line.

Next: vs. New Orleans Saints (11-4)

Atlanta Falcons v Kansas City Chiefs

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Falcons played a defense Bouncy ball champion chief He played in a bizarre match in Kansas City on Sunday and almost eliminated the turmoil before falling to 17-14. After the scoreless first quarter, Matt Ryan and Hayden Hurst connected to a five-yard pass and started scoring, leaving 3:35 in the second quarter. A touchdown from Patrick Mahomes to Travis Kerke took place 30 seconds before half-time, but Atlanta’s defense continued to curb Kansas City’s powerful attack, scoring no points in the third quarter. The Falcons took a 14-10 lead in 4 minutes and 33 seconds thanks to a 5-yard touchdown pass from Ryan to Lacuon Treadwell, which the Chiefs responded to. Mahomes took the lead of 17-14 with Demarcus Robinson touching down 25 yards with 1:55 remaining. The Atlanta attack gave the team a shot to delay the match, but a rare Younghoe Koo mistake from a distance of 39 yards sealed the Chiefs’ victory and gave the AFC top seed in the playoffs.

Ryan beat Mahomes in the game, completing 27 of the 35 passes with 300 yards and two touchdowns. Mahomes, who deserves MVP, was limited to just 278 yards and two touchdowns with a 24-of-44 pass, and he threw a passcut. Calvin Ridley played another monster game in Atlanta, winning five passes at 130 yards. Kianunir intercepted Sammy Watkins in a trick play in the second quarter, before Foyesade Oluokun intercepted Mahomes in the third quarter. It wasn’t the performance I expected when the Chiefs hosted the four-win Falcons. The Falcons played well, but in the end they couldn’t get the job done.

Next: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (10-5)

– NFL Sports

NFC South Roundup Week 16: Buccaneers lose division and clinch playoffs NFC South Roundup Week 16: Buccaneers lose division and clinch playoffs

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