Biggest Winners and Losers of NFL Week 15

Aaron NaglerNFL National Lead WriterDecember 16, 2012

Week 15 saw some big statements made and raised some even bigger question marks. 

For starters, the Packers and Texans were big winners as they both clinched their respective divisions.

Don't look now, but the Aaron Rodgers to James Jones combination is officially dangerous. Jones caught all three of Rodgers' touchdown passes en route to beating the Bears, 21-13 and capturing another NFC North title.

The Texans looked back to normal after their embarrassment on Monday Night Football, clinching their division with a 29-17 win over the Colts. The Texans once again came out on top with a lethal dose of Arian Foster, Andre Johnson and J.J. Watt. 

Adrian Peterson continues to put up an argument for being named the league MVP this year. The Vikings running back led Minnesota to a big 36-22 win, keeping the team's playoff hopes alive. Peterson ran for 212 yards and a touchdown, including an 82-yard TD run.

When you are the offensive leader and put up 58 points last week and 50 this week, you are a huge winner. Russell Wilson is now in the Rookie of the Year discussion. Big time. 

Big loser? The Baltimore Ravens. They fired their offensive coordinator Cam Cameron this week, but the results were the same. Not enough Ray Rice and Joe Flacco proving he is not an elite signal-caller. The Ravens are 9-5 but heading in the wrong direction. 

Josh Freeman proved once again that he needs to be more consistent if the Bucs are to be playoff contenders. When you throw four interceptions against a porous defense like the Saints, you've got a long ways to go. The Bucs looked like playoff contenders a few weeks ago, but not anymore. 

The Chargers are big Week 15 losers as they clinched their first losing season since 2003. It didn't help that Philip Rivers fumbled the ball away four times. Cue Norv Turner's exit. 

Check out our video above for the rest of Week 15 winners and losers. Let us know in the comments below if we got them right or wrong.