Rams QB Shaun Hill comes alive late in Week 16
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
Rams quarterback Shaun Hill did most of his damage Week 16 in garbage time, throwing two touchdowns in the game's final 17 minutes. Hill finished 24 of 32 for 290 yards and two scores with one interception in the 37-27 loss to the Giants.

Hill wasn't able to rally his team to a victory, but he made the final score more respectable. Hill hit tight end Lance Kendricks for a 23-yard touchdown late in the third quarter and wideout Chris Givens for a 47-yard score late in the fourth. Hill has accounted for eight touchdowns and five turnovers in seven games.

He'll finish the season at Seattle.


Eli Manning throws for a season-high 391 yards, 3 TDs
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
Giants quarterback Eli Manning picked apart the Rams in Week 16, completing 25 of 32 passes for a season-high 391 yards and three touchdowns. It was his second straight outing with three scoring passes and no turnovers.

Manning threw a pair of touchdowns to breakout rookie Odell Beckham and another to Rueben Randle. Manning has seven touchdown passes against one interception in his team's three-game win streak, and he's accounted for 30 scores against 17 turnovers this year.

He'll take on the Eagles to close out his 2014 season.


Consistency remains out of Ryan Tannehill's grasp
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill snapped a streak of disappointing performances in Week 16 against the Vikings, as he put together arguably the finest performance of his career.

Tannehill, who has found his greatest success this season when utilizing his legs, did it all with his arm Sunday. He racked up 396 yards through the air on 35 of 47 passing, the second-best total of his career, and added a career-best four touchdowns, while tossing one interception as well.

Tannehill has taken his game to another level this season, but consistency remains an issue. He has scored 30-plus points in two of the last five games, but had just 40 in the other three combined. He had consecutive 20-plus-point games just twice overall, heading into Week 17 against the Jets.

With the Dolphins announcing they will be keeping coach Joe Philbin around for the 2015 season, Tannehill's job should be secure. His upside is apparent, but he has still shown it only in flashes. He shouldn't be viewed as a top-10 quarterback for Fantasy purposes heading into the offseason. 


Teddy Bridgewater turns it around in second half
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater got off to a very slow start in his NFL career, tossing five interceptions to just one touchdown in his first four games. However, continues to turn things around, as he put together another solid performance in Week 16 against the Dolphins.

Bridgewater tossed a pair of touchdowns to just one interception on 26 attempts Sunday, his fourth game with more scores than turnovers in the last five. He also passed for 259 yards, bringing his three-game total to 883 yards, by far the best stretch of his career.

Bridgewater now has 13 touchdowns to 11 interceptions on the season, however he has been much improved of late. Over the last eight games, heading into the season finale, Bridgewater has 12 touchdowns and six interceptions, while completing 65.5 percent of his passes and racking up 237.3 yards per game.

He hasn't been a Fantasy star, but he has certainly shown flashes of that kind of ability. He has at least 17 Fantasy points in each of his last five games, and could finish the season with a flourish in Week 17 against the Bears. Bridgewater looks like a keeper, and could be in the discussion as a starting Fantasy option for his second season in the league.  


Raiders QB Derek Carr throws two TDs in Week 16 win
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
Raiders quarterback Derek Carr completed just 17 of his 34 pass attempts for 214 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions in his team's 26-24 win over the Bills in Week 16.

Carr opened the second quarter by finding a wide-open James Jones in the back of the end zone for a three-yard score. He hit his fullback on a one-yard flare route with less than three minutes left in the game to extend his team's lead to nine points, an insurance touchdown that came in handy when the Bills were able to answer with a score a few minutes later.

Carr opened the season with 10 straight losses but has won three of his last five games, with all three of his wins coming at home. He'll hit the road for a Week 17 matchup with the Broncos in Denver.


Colts QB Matt Hasselbeck sharp in relief effort
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
Colts backup quarterback Matt Hasselbeck entered the blowout loss at Dallas in the third quarter and played well, completing 15 of 21 throws for 126 yards and a touchdown but losing a fumble. He'll back up Andrew Luck again Week 17 at Tennessee.

Bills QB Kyle Orton throws three TDs vs. Raiders
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
Bills quarterback Kyle Orton completed 32 of his 49 pass attempts for 329 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions in his team's 26-24 loss to the Raiders in Week 16.

Though Orton wound up with a nice stat line thanks to two fourth-quarter touchdowns, he made plenty of poor throws, including a massive overthrow on third-and-long deep in his own territory late in the fourth quarter for his second pick of the day. On a positive note, his third touchdown, which came with a little more than a minute left on the clock, was the 100th of his career.

The Bills have been eliminated from postseason contention with the loss. Orton will square off with the Patriots in Week 17.


Cardinals list inactives for Week 16
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
The Cardinals have listed QB Drew Stanton, WR Brittan Golden, S Chris Clemons, G Jonathan Cooper, NT Alameda Ta'amu, OL Anthony Steen, DE Kareem Martin as inactive Week 16 against the Seahawks. 

Stanton came into the contest listed as doubtful due to a knee injury. Clemons was considered probable due to a knee issue, but will not play. The other five players are healthy scratches. 


Cowboys QB Tony Romo makes history in Week 16 rout
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
Tony Romo completed 16 straight throws, tossed four touchdowns and became the Cowboys' all-time leading passer in the Week 16 blowout of the Colts. Romo finished 18 of 20 for 218 yards and posted his second four-touchdown game of the year.

On a 25-yard score to tight end Jason Witten in the third quarter, Romo passed Troy Aikman (32,942 passing yards) as the franchise's all-time leader. Romo is up to 32,971 passing yards in 37 fewer games.

Romo earlier hit Terrance Williams, Dez Bryant and Cole Beasley for touchdowns, marking his seventh game this season with at least three scores. Romo added 28 yards on three carries.

His streak of 16 straight completions fell just shy of the career-high 17 in a row he hit in December 2012. Up to 32 touchdowns against 11 turnovers, Romo visits the Redskins in the regular-season finale.


Chiefs' Alex Smith throws for 311 yards in loss to Pittsburgh
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith completed a season-high 31 passes on 45 attempts for 311 yards in Kansas City's 20-12 loss to the Steelers.

It was also Smith's first 300-yard passing game of the season after throwing for 293 and 297 the last two weeks respectively.

Despite that, Smith was unable to find the end zone for the fifth time this season. 

Smith and the Chiefs finish their season against the Chagrers in Week 17.


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