Going into the game against the Atlanta Falcons on Saturday night Calvin Johnson needed 182 yards to break the record. You wouldn't have been alone in thinking he would not break it this week but would hit the mark before the end of the season. It would seem that Calvin had other ideas as by the end of the game he finished with 11 catches for 225 yards.
With the record now broken Megatron has one more game to set a new record which may even last longer than 17 years!! Unfortunately for Detroit, Johnson's record breaking night was the only good news for them as they lost to the Falcons 31 - 18.
In week 16 the Vikings squared off against the Houston Texans and so this was always going to be a tough game for Peterson to get big amounts of yardage. It was a strange game to watch if I am honest as the Texans were playing for nothing but pride as they has already won the AFC South last week. The Vikings on the other hand are playing 'lose and go home football' if they want to reach the playoffs. In the end this match up was won by the Vikings 23 - 6 and was also the first time Houston has not scored a touchdown since 2006.
Following the game this week Adrian Peterson now has 1898 yards this season and requires 207 yards in the final game against Green Bay this Sunday to break the record.
Okay so before we move onto all the scores from week 16 there is one more player that I want to talk about and that is Peyton Manning.
So far this season Manning has thrown for 4355 yards and 34 touchdowns. I am sure you will agree Manning is showing why he is considered to be one of the best quarterbacks to ever play the game!
Let us now move onto all of the scores from week 16:
Buffalo 10 vs 24 Miami
Oakland 6 vs 17 Carolina
Cincinnati 13 vs 10 Pittsburgh
New Orleans 34 vs 31 Dallas
Tennessee 7 vs 55 Green Bay
Minnesota 23 vs 6 Houston
Indianapolis 20 vs 13 Kansas City
New England 23 vs 16 Jacksonville
San Diego 27 vs 17 New York Jets
Washington 27 vs 20 Philadelphia
St Louis 28 vs 13 Tampa Bay
Cleveland 12 vs 34 Denver
New York Giants14 vs 33 Baltimore
Chicago 28 vs 13 Arizona
San Francisco 13 vs 42 Seattle
The Seattle Seahawks are currently playing great football on both sides of the ball and could be a dark horse for the Superbowl. In other NFC news the Washington Redskins now control their own fate after beating the Eagles this week. In week 17 the Redskins can seal the NFC East with a win over the Cowboys. In the words of my good friend Mickey 'Big Dog' Hogg it's squeaky bum time next week for him and his fellow Redskins fans.
So let me clarify the playoff position in NFC below:
1. Atlanta 13-2
2. Green Bay 11-4
3. San Francisco 10-4-1
4. Washington 9-6
5. Seattle 10-5
6. Minnesota 9-6
There are a few teams still hanging about and they are Chicago (9-6), Dallas (8-7) and New York Giants (8-7).
Below these teams the remaining playoff rankings are pretty much set as all of the AFC playoff teams are now known. The Colts, Ravens and Bengals are the remaining teams in the AFC playoffs. Below is the official list of how the teams currently stand:
1. Houston 12-3
2. Denver 12-3
3. New England 11-4
4. Baltimore 10-5
5. Indianapolis 10-5
6. Cincinnati 9-6
Well that raps it up from me for another week but before I go I would like to wish you all a merry christmas and happy new year. Until next week everyone take care and stay safe.