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NFL Week 16 LIVE: Scores, playoff picture, standings and highlights; Steelers host Raiders as Franco Harris is honored

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December 24, 2022 at 8:55 PM EST

Steelers move ball, fail to attain after missing FG

The Steelers’ offense found a rhythm on its second possession but got here up with no points after Chris Boswell pulled a 43-yard field-goal attempt wide left.

Jaylen Warren was tackled for a loss on a toss attempt on third-and-2, spoiling a solid drive.

David DeChant·

Staff Editor, News

December 24, 2022 at 8:54 PM EST

Josh Jacobs joins some impressive company

After reaching the 1,500-yard rushing mark for the season earlier in the primary quarter, Raiders RB Josh Jacobs became the sixth different player to post a 1,500-yard, 10-TD rushing season since 2013.

The others: Derrick Henry, Nick Chubb, Dalvin Cook, Jonathan Taylor and DeMarco Murray.

Tobias BassTobias Bass·

Associate Editor, News

December 24, 2022 at 8:52 PM EST

Steelers move into Raiders territory

The Steelers finally show some sense and begin leaning on the bottom game and it gets them into Raiders territory at the top of the primary quarter.

KC JoynerKC Joyner·

Contributor, NFL & Fantasy

#Raiders lead the Steelers 7-0 after the first QTR. Pittsburgh can have a fresh set of downs at their 44-yard line to start out the 2nd.

— Tashan Reed (@tashanreed) December 25, 2022

December 24, 2022 at 8:48 PM EST

Cameron Jordan isn’t a giant fan of smashmouth, run-centric football in cold weather.

Saints DE Cameron Jordan got a win today in Cleveland against the Browns, but he isn’t a giant fan of smashmouth, run-centric football in cold weather.

KC JoynerKC Joyner·

Contributor, NFL & Fantasy

1st snow game. The lies which are told about this being real football 😂 that’s just dumb. It’s for slow people and offensive lineman. And people that love 50 runs a game 😂🙄🙄Coldest game in saints history. A win is a win.

— cameron jordan (@camjordan94) December 24, 2022

December 24, 2022 at 8:46 PM EST

Cam Heyward making early impact

Steelers DL Cam Heyward, who carried the No. 32 flag out of the tunnel to open the sport, is playing lights out early.

Heyward tossed an offensive lineman into Derek Carr for a sack on the primary drive, then had one other pressure on that possession and ended it with a batted pass on third down.

David DeChantDavid DeChant·

Staff Editor, News

December 24, 2022 at 8:45 PM EST

Steelers shunning run game early

What’s the most effective solution to channel the energy of Franco Harris? Give the ball to a different Harris (Najee) on the bottom, right?

No way. Pittsburgh gets too cute and gets nothing out of it. That is the kind of play calling that has driven Steelers fans to tears this 12 months.

KC JoynerKC Joyner·

Contributor, NFL & Fantasy

December 24, 2022 at 8:45 PM EST

Close games in every single place

Entering the Raiders-Steelers game tonight, eight of the 11 games which have been accomplished in Week 16 finished inside eight points.

In all, there have been 180 games inside one rating (eight points) in the course of the fourth quarter this season, essentially the most through the primary 16 weeks in NFL history

Jason StarrettJason Starrett·

Deputy Managing Editor, College Football

December 24, 2022 at 8:41 PM EST

Where’s the run game?

Why was Steelers OC Matt Canada so pass-happy on the primary drive?

Mark KabolyMark Kaboly·

Senior Author, Steelers

OL playing well, Steelers running game has been good, Raiders gave up 200 yards rushing last week, it’s cold, it’s windy so, in fact, let’s throw the ball 5 of the primary 6 plays

— Mark Kaboly (@MarkKaboly) December 25, 2022

December 24, 2022 at 8:34 PM EST

Raiders got here able to play

The Steelers got here out of the tunnel fired up with emotion, but that trait didn’t repay on this opening drive.

The Raiders didn’t appear in the least rattled by the gang or the weather.

KC JoynerKC Joyner·

Contributor, NFL & Fantasy

December 24, 2022 at 8:33 PM EST

Hunter Renfrow finally on the board

Raiders WR Hunter Renfrow’s 14-yard receiving touchdown was his first of the season.

He had a team-high nine touchdown grabs in 2021.

Jason StarrettJason Starrett·

Deputy Managing Editor, College Football

December 24, 2022 at 8:32 PM EST

Raiders quiet Pittsburgh crowd, take 7-0 lead

The stadium was filled with energy at kickoff, however the Steelers defense wasn’t in a position to capitalize on the sport’s opening drive. The Raiders marched 72 yards in 14 plays, including a third-and-16 conversion after a sack by Cam Heyward.

Hunter Renfrow capped it by juking two Steelers defenders for a 14-yard touchdown and a 7-0 lead. Las Vegas used up greater than half of the primary quarter (8:22).

David DeChantDavid DeChant·

Staff Editor, News

December 24, 2022 at 8:27 PM EST

NFL playoff picture at Week 16: Bills win AFC East, Eagles yet to clinch No. 1 seed

Greater than half of the 14 playoff spots are clinched before Christmas Day. Here’s where the NFL playoff picture stands ahead of Saturday night’s Raiders-Steelers game.

Listed odds to make the playoffs, secure the No. 1 seed and win the Super Bowl are all via The Athletic’s NFL betting model, created by Austin Mock. The projected playoff probabilities have been adjusted to account for possible Week 18 rest scenarios and injuries to quarterbacks Jalen Hurts, Lamar Jackson and Ryan Tannehill.

Aaron ReissAaron Reiss·

Staff Editor, NFL

GO FURTHER

NFL playoff picture at Week 16: Bills win AFC East, Eagles yet to clinch No. 1 seed

December 24, 2022 at 8:21 PM EST

Josh Jacobs joins Marcus Allen

Together with his 7-yard run on the Raiders’ second play of the sport, Josh Jacobs becomes just the second player in Raiders history to achieve 1,500 yards rushing in a season.

Hall of Famer Marcus Allen ran for team-record 1,759 yards in 1985.

Jimmy DurkinJimmy Durkin·

Senior Editor, NFL

December 24, 2022 at 8:20 PM EST

Able to roll

The Raiders get the ball first. It’s game time.

KC JoynerKC Joyner·

Contributor, NFL & Fantasy

December 24, 2022 at 8:19 PM EST

Touching moment

After Cam Heyward led the Steelers out of the tunnel with a No. 32 flag, the team held a moment of silence for Franco Harris.

David DeChantDavid DeChant·

Staff Editor, News

December 24, 2022 at 8:18 PM EST

Kaboly: What I’m anticipating the Steelers tonight against the Raiders

With temperatures in the only digits on the night the Steelers have a good time the fiftieth anniversary of the Immaculate Reception — and the most effective running back in franchise history by retiring the late Franco Harris’ No. 32 — you possibly can expect them to rely heavily on their “Franco offense,” running the ball, with a bit little bit of Steel Curtain added in by stopping the run. The Steelers have been one among the league’s best running teams for the reason that bye week in early November. Given the weather, the duo of Najee Harris and Jaylen Warren behind the all-of-a-sudden improving offensive line ought to be the difference by hook or by crook against the Raiders.

The Raiders’ run defense is in the course of the pack, allowing 117 yards per game. The Patriots ran for greater than 200 last week, breaking Las Vegas’ four-game streak of allowing fewer than 100 yards on the bottom. The Raiders have top-of-the-line running backs within the league with Josh Jacobs, so they are going to attempt to run the ball as well. Whoever plays higher within the trenches will win.

Mark KabolyMark Kaboly·

Senior Author, Steelers

December 24, 2022 at 8:12 PM EST

Updated fantasy scorers

The 4 p.m. games ended up giving fantasy managers a ton of points to assist of their efforts to make the championship contest in Week 17. Listed here are the totals (full PPR scoring).

  • Cowboys WR CeeDee Lamb – 34.0 points
  • Cowboys QB Dak Prescott – 27.98 points
  • Cowboys RB Tony Pollard – 14.0 points
  • Cowboys WR Michael Gallup – 13.6 points
  • Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott – 13.1 points
  • Cowboys TE Dalton Schultz – 7.3 points
  • Cowboys WR T.Y. Hilton – 6.2 points
  • Eagles WR DeVonta Smith – 31.3 points
  • Eagles QB Gardner Minshew – 22.7 points
  • Eagles WR A.J. Brown – 16.3 points
  • Eagles RB Kenneth Gainwell – 9.8 points
  • Eagles TE Dallas Goedert – 9.7 points
  • Eagles RB Miles Sanders – 6.1 points
  • Eagles WR Quez Watkins – 2.9 points
  • 49ers TE George Kittle – 30.0 points
  • 49ers QB Brock Purdy – 15.96 points
  • 49ers RB Christian McCaffrey – 13.8 points
  • 49ers WR Ray-Ray McCloud – 13.1 points
  • 49ers WR Brandon Aiyuk – 13.1 points
  • Commanders WR Jahan Dotson – 19.6 points
  • Commanders WR Terry McLaurin – 17.7 points
  • Commanders WR Curtis Samuel – 16.4 points
  • Commanders QB Taylor Heinicke – 10.24 points
  • Commanders RB Brian Robinson Jr. – 5.8 points
  • Commanders RB Antonio Gibson – 5.1 points

KC JoynerKC Joyner·

Contributor, NFL & Fantasy

December 24, 2022 at 8:12 PM EST

DeFabo: What I’m anticipating the Steelers tonight against the Raiders

The news of Franco Harris’ death left the complete city of Pittsburgh, the NFL community and the Steelers’ organization shocked and saddened, as probably the most iconic figures in franchise history passed unexpectedly just days before he was to be honored. The day was originally imagined to be a celebration of Harris, with a jersey retirement slated for halftime and a number of other events to recollect the fiftieth anniversary of the Immaculate Reception. As an alternative, the mood and tone of those ceremonies will shift.

Quarterback Kenny Pickett said the Steelers might be playing for Harris and his family. In an analogous way, coach Mike Tomlin said the Steelers have practiced this week with “heavy hearts.” He challenged this team to stay focused on putting together a performance “fitting of an amazing man like Franco.” Because the Steelers look to honor Harris with their play, managing the complex emotions that might be swirling on Saturday might be a singular challenge.

Mike DeFaboMike DeFabo·

Staff Author, NFL

December 24, 2022 at 8:10 PM EST

Coach Rivera on Heinicke-Wentz

After pulling Taylor Heinicke for Carson Wentz today, Ron Rivera told reporters he’ll evaluate each and make a call in regards to the starter early next week.

He said it was essential to see Wentz play after he had been out since Week 6.

David DeChantDavid DeChant·

Staff Editor, News

On the starting QB decision:

“We’re gonna evaluate the tape, we’ll discuss those things and I’ll make a call next week. And I’ll make it early, too, because whoever’s gonna start is gonna get the prospect to work.” https://t.co/ADXOQhIrOg

— Washington Commanders (@Commanders) December 25, 2022

December 24, 2022 at 7:32 PM EST

Cowboys win 40-34

The Cowboys penchant for moving into shootout games hasn’t paid off of late, nevertheless it did today as Dallas gets the fourth down stop via a ton of pass rush pressure on Gardner Minshew and win the sport 40-34.

KC JoynerKC Joyner·

Contributor, NFL & Fantasy

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