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NFL Week 16 grades: Tom Brady’s Buccaneers get ‘C’ for Christmas win; Packers earn ‘B+’ for upsetting Dolphins

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The NFL officially became a winter wonderland in Week 16. 

The league had eight games that kicked off with a temperature below freezing on Saturday, which was a record for a single day. Things were so cold in Nashville that the Texans-Titans game actually got delayed an hour on account of rolling blackouts in Tennessee that were ordered on account of the intense cold. 

The Panthers played their coldest home game in franchise history (20 degrees at kickoff), which was a 37-23 win over the Lions. The Ravens also had their coldest home game in franchise history (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 history for any regular-season game. 

One game where weather wasn’t a difficulty was in Minnesota, where the Vikings beat the Giants 27-24 on Greg Joseph’s game-winning field goal from 61 yards out. The kick was the fifth-longest game-winning field goal in NFL history. The Vikings at the moment are 11-0 in one-score games this season, which is essentially the most one-score victories in a single season in NFL history.

So what sort of grade do you get for winning on a 61-yard field goal? Let’s get to the Week 16 grades and discover. 

On Christmas Sunday, the weather were significantly better as we saw one other Tom Brady comeback within the desert, Aaron Rodgers keeping the Packers alive in Miami and Baker Mayfield putting up 50 points in L.A.

When you’re on the lookout for a deeper dive on the Jaguars’ big win over the Jets that was played Thursday, you’ll be able to 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.)

Green 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

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

Recent 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 City 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 Recent 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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