NFL playoff picture: Week 15 scenarios for Cowboys, Texans, others to clinch
Multiple NFL playoff clinching scenarios are in play for Week 15. Here is how the NFL playoff picture looks as 2018 postseason gets closer.
The Texans would secure the division title with a victory against Jacksonville next week. They’d get a first-round bye with a win and if the Filling in for the injured Carson Wentz for the second straight week, Foles again played like the Super Bowl MVP who led Philadelphia to a victory over New England.
The Texans had a first down at the Eagles 31 on the ensuing drive but Chris Long sacked Watson, forcing a fumble that was recovered by Fletcher The Eagles have won three of their last four games to stay in the playoff race. Philadelphia has eight takeaways over those last four games after totalling
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Jake Elliott kicked a 35-yard field goal as time expired and the Philadelphia Eagles beat the Houston Texans 32-30 Sunday to keep their playoff hopes alive.
The defending Super Bowl champion Eagles (8-7) need a win at Washington (7-8) next week and for Minnesota (8-6-1) to lose or tie or Seattle (8-6) to lose twice or lose once and tie to get a wild-card berth.
The Texans (10-5) missed an opportunity to clinch the AFC South and also allowed New England (10-5) to take control of the No. 2 seed. The Texans would secure the division title with a victory against Jacksonville next week. They'd get a first-round bye with a win and if the Patriots lose or tie.
Back in the game: Foles leads Eagles past Rams 30-23
Nick Foles took over for Carson Wentz and passed for 270 yards, and Wendell Smallwood rushed for two touchdowns in the Eagles' 30-23 victory over Los Angeles on Sunday night. Rookie Josh Adams also rushed for a score as the Eagles (7-7) kept their playoff hopes alive with a gritty victory over the Rams (11-3), who lost consecutive regular-season games for the first time in coach Sean McVay's tenure. The Eagles scored 17 consecutive points in the third quarter and then survived the Rams' late rally. They got help from Los Angeles returner JoJo Natson, who fumbled a punt return that D.J. Alexander recovered with 2:51 to play.
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Filling in for the injured Carson Wentz for the second straight week, Nick Foles again played like the Super Bowl MVP who led Philadelphia to a victory over New England.
Foles threw for a franchise-record 471 yards and four touchdowns.
Deshaun Watson had two TD passes and ran for two scores.
Watson threw a 35-yard touchdown pass to Vyncint Smith with 2:04 remaining as Houston rallied from a 13-point deficit.
But Foles brought Philadelphia back into position for the win.
Foles was injured on a late hit by Jadeveon Clowney while completing a 19-yard pass to Alshon Jeffery to the Texans 30 on third-and-10. Nate Sudfeld came in and threw an incomplete pass, but Foles returned on the next play. His 20-yard pass to Zach Ertz on third-and-10 put Philadelphia at the Houston 35.
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Philadelphia Eagles ' Nick Foles passes during the first half of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans on Dec. Jake Elliott kicked a 35-yard field goal as time expired after Foles led the offence into position and the Philadelphia Eagles beat the Houston Texans 32 - 30 Sunday to keep
Advertisement. Supported by. Eagles 32 , Texans 30 . Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles saved the day, and the season, with a four-touchdown performance Sunday against the Houston Texans .
The Eagles ran the clock down and Elliott made the kick to make up for missing an extra point earlier in the quarter.
Watson threw a 14-yard TD to DeAndre Hopkins to cut the deficit to 29-23 with 4:48 left and the Texans got the ball back at their 20 after a three-and-out.
Watson made an incredible escape on third-and-11 and threw 22 yards to Jordan Akins for a first down at the Philadelphia 34.
On third-and-11, he hit Smith deep in the back of the end zone. Smith made an outstanding catch, and dragged his feet to stay inbounds.
Foles connected with Nelson Agholor on an 83-yard TD in the third quarter to give the Eagles a 23-16 lead. Foles fired a deep pass that Agholor caught in stride at the Texans 30 and ran untouched to the end zone, stopping at the 1 and falling backward in for the score.
The Texans had a first down at the Eagles 31 on the ensuing drive but Chris Long sacked Watson, forcing a fumble that was recovered by Fletcher Cox and returned to the Houston 49.
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The Eagles kept their playoff hopes alive with a thrilling 32 - 30 win over the Houston Texans as Nick Foles threw for a franchise-record 471 yards. Bo and Sheil reacted as they always do
The Eagles are still alive in the playoff hunt after Jake Elliott kicked a field goal as time expired in a 32 - 30 win over the Texans . Philadelphia Eagles ' Chris Long reacts after a sack during the second half of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans , Sunday, Dec.
Foles then connected with Ertz on a 23-yard TD to give the Eagles a 29-16 lead. Elliott missed the extra point.
Ertz had 12 catches to break Jason Witten's single-season record for tight ends. Ertz has 113. Witten had 110 catches for the Dallas Cowboys in 2012.
Watson ran in from the 5 one play after Clowney's strip-sack and recovery, giving the Texans a 9-7 lead.
The Eagles scored a TD on their opening drive for just the fourth time this season. Darren Sproles turned a short pass from Foles on fourth-and-2 into a 37-yard TD to give Philadelphia a 7-0 lead.
Texans: WR Demaryius Thomas (right leg) was carted off the field in the fourth quarter. CB Kareem Jackson (knee) and CB Kayvon Webster (thigh) were injured in the first half. CB Johnathan Joseph (neck) went down in the third quarter.
Eagles: LT Jason Peters (quad) got hurt on the first possession.
Texans: Host the Jacksonville Jaguars next Sunday.
Eagles: Visit the Washington Redskins (7-8) next Sunday.
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