Packers Lose, Colts Win on Wild NFL Sunday
The Green Bay Packers finally lost, the Indianapolis Colts finally won and the NFL season got even a little more wilder.
The Packers dropped to 13-1 with a 19-14 loss at Kansas City while the Colts improved to 1-13 by knocking off the Tennessee Titans, 27-13.
The loss by the Packers means the 2007 Patriots remain the lone 16-0 team in NFL regular season history while the win by the Colts leaves the 2008 Lions as the one 0-16 team in league regular season history.
Kansas City's victory will no doubt be studied by many teams around the league, especially in the NFC as the Chiefs were able to pressure Packers quarterback Aaron Rogers repeatedly and move the ball on offense.
The win came as the Chiefs had lost five of their last six games leading to the firing of coach Todd Haley last Monday. Romeo Crennel got the win and a Gatorade bath as interim coach and Kyle Orton started at quarterback and threw for 299 yards.
In Indianapolis the Colts won as Dan Orlovsky threw a touchdown pass and had a spring block on an 80-yard touchdown by Donald Brown.
Orlovsky had lost his first nine NFL starts and became the first quarterback not named Manning to win a game for the Colts since December 1997 when current San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh was the quarterback.
Kansas City's win kept them alive in the AFC West race while Indianapolis' win won't do much to quiet the Andrew Luck quarterback speculation.
Also on Sunday both New York teams laid eggs to further muddle some already complicated playoff races.
In East Rutherford the Giants came out flatter than a pancake and were steamrolled by the Washington Redskins, 23-10. The loss knocked the Giants out of first place in the NFC East, handed control of the division to the Dallas Cowboys and even kept the Philadelphia Eagles' faint playoff hopes alive.
Speaking of the Eagles, they bombed the Jets, 45-19, as LeSean McCoy ran for three touchdowns.
Philadelphia (6-8) can still win the NFC East by winning its last two games and then getting some help from both the Jets and Giants. The Eagles need the Jets to knock off the Giants and then for the Giants to rebound and defeat Dallas in the regular-season finale.
The Jets (8-6) had their three-game winning streak snapped and fell into a tie with Cincinnati for the final wild-card spot in the AFC. The Jets hold the tiebreaker advantage over the Bengals with a better record against common opponents.
In other games the New England Patriots clinched the AFC East and are still in the running for the top seed in the AFC after a 41-23 victory over Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos.
The Broncos remain in first in the AFC West, a game ahead of Oakland and San Diego.
The Raiders blew a 13-point fourth-quarter lead in a 28-27 loss to the Detroit Lions while the Chargers dismantled the Baltimore Ravens, 34-14, to stay in playoff contention.
Billick: Week 15 Recap
- NFL Teams Prepare For Final Stretch
- AFC Playoff Picture
- NFC Playoff Picture
- NFL Playoff Scenarios for Week 16
- NFL to Stream Super Bowl for First Time
- 49ers Overcome Power Outage and Steelers in Big Win
- Packers Lose, Colts Win on Wild NFL Sunday
- Orton and Succup Deliver Goods: Chiefs End Packers Perfect Season
- Cardinals Push Win Streak to Four with OT Victory Against Browns
- Dolphins Interim Head Coach Todd Bowles Gets First Win
- Romo Sharp: Cowboys Blow Out Bucs
- Playoff Races Heat Up: 22 Teams in Playoff Contention
- NFL to Remain on Broadcast TV
- Matt Ryan, Falcons Rip Jaguars 41-14
- Vikings QB Joe Webb Weaves Magic
- Stafford, Levy Come Through as Lions Pursue Playoff Spot
- Dolphins Fire Head Coach Tony Sparano
Manning Throws for 400 Yards
Giants Take Control of NFC East
- Tebow Magic Continues: Broncos Beat Bears in OT
- Lions Dodge Bullet on Final Play to Overcome Vikings
- Brady's Three Scoring Strikes Lift Patriots Over Redskins
- Big Ben's Next start in Jeopardy Due to Ankle Sprain
- Kansas City Chiefs Fire Head Coach Todd Haley
- Browns Colt McCoy Suffers Concussion from Helmet-to-Helmet Hit
- Time is Now for Bills Running Back C.J. Spiller
- Youth Football Players at Increased Risk for Stroke
- Giants Have Malice for Dallas as Cowboys Game Approaches
- Browns Can't Stop Hobbled Big Ben
- Four Games Remain as NFL Enters Final Quarter
- Green Bay Packers Continue March Towards Perfection
- Linebacker U Products: Lee and Bowman Emerging as NFL Stars
- NFL 2011 Week 14: What To Look For
- Bears Running Back Matt Forte Out 2-6 Weeks with MCL Sprain
- Giants Put Up Good Fight: Aaron Rodgers and Packers Just Too Much
- Rice Tops 200 Yards as Ravens Rout Browns
- Once Woeful Dolphins Pulvarize Streaking Raiders
- Big First Half for Johnson Helps Titans Past Bills
- Sleeping in Seattle: Eagles Suffer Embarrassing Loss to Seahawks
- Winning Helps Denver's Unconventional QB Tim Tebow Gain Fans
- Giants Likely to be Without Osi Umenyiora Against Packers
- Vikings Officially Release Donovan McNabb
- Playoff Races Heat Up: NFL Enters Final Month of Regular Season
- Aaron Rodgers Avoids 16-0 Talk
- Drew Brees Keeps Marching Saints Into End Zone
- Texans Hope Quarterback Jake Delhomme Has Something Left in Tank
- Two-Game Suspension for Lions Tackle Suh
- Jaguars Fire Coach Jack Del Rio After 3-8 Start
- Hapless Colts Can Defensive Coordinator Larry Coyer
- Janikowski Nails Six Field Goals: Raiders Take Down Bears
- Mark Sanchez Throws 4 TD Passes To Rally Jets Past Bills
- Tom Brady Gets Going with 3 TD Passes: Patriots Put Away Eagles
- Chris Johnson, Matt Hasselbeck Lead Titans Past Buccaneers
- Game-Winning Field Goal Lifts Bengals Over Bumbling Browns
- Stuffed! Ravens Suffocating Defense Halts 49ers
- Dan Bailey's Last Second Field Goal Lifts Cowboys Past Dolphins
- Packers Remain Undefeated with Turkey Day Win vs Lions
- Vick, Eagles Teammates Still Ailing; Corner Asomugha Hurt in Practice
- McCoy Coming into His Own at Quarterback for Browns
- Chiefs Claim Ex-Broncos Quarterback Kyle Orton
- 22 Teams Within Two Games of Playoff Spot
- NFL Serves Up Three Sizzling Courses of Thanksgiving Football
- Running Backs: Reliable Option in Passing Game
- Brees, Brady and Rodgers Chasing Marino's NFL Passing Mark
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