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NFL Scores Week 14: AFC, NFC Playoff Picture, Results and Top Fantasy Stats

Kristopher Knox@@kris_knoxFeatured ColumnistDecember 8, 2019

Green Bay Packers' Aaron Jones reacts after his first down run during the second half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
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The NFL regularly reminds us that the unexpected is something we should expect.

Even in Week 14, we're still getting outcomes and performances that surprise. Mitchell Trubisky kicked things off with a stud fantasy performance Thursday night. The Denver Broncos blew out the Houston Texans on Sunday, while the San Francisco 49ers found themselves in a full-on shootout rather than a defensive struggle.

The Texans' loss opens things up in the AFC South, while the 49ers victory really shook things up at the top of the NFC. The Packers took control of the No. 2 seed in the conference thanks to a tiebreaker over New Orleans. That could be one of the biggest developments of the weekend.

"I think the NFC is as deep as I've seen it in a long time," Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers told reporters. "I think home-field advantage will definitely help."

Here, we'll examine the full results of Week 14, along with the current AFC and NFC standings and top fantasy performers.

    

Week 14 Results and Fantasy Stars

Chicago Bears 31, Dallas Cowboys 24

QB Mitchell Trubisky: 244 passing yards, three passing TDs, 63 rushing yards, one rushing TD

WR Allen Robinson: five receptions, 48 receiving yards, two TDs

     

Green Bay Packers 20, Washington Redskins 15

RB Aaron Jones: 134 rushing yards, six receptions, 58 receiving yards, one TD

RB Adrian Peterson: 76 rushing yards, one TD

    

Minnesota Vikings 20, Detroit Lions 7

RB Dalvin Cook: 62 rushing yards, two receptions, 13 receiving yards, one TD

WR Kenny Golladay: six receptions, 58 receiving yards, one TD

    

Baltimore Ravens 24, Buffalo Bills 17

QB Lamar Jackson: 145 passing yards, three passing TDs, 40 rushing yards

TE Hayden Hurst: three receptions, 73 receiving yards, one TD

     

Atlanta Falcons 40, Carolina Panthers 20

RB Christian McCaffrey: 53 rushing yards, 11 receptions, 82 receiving yards

WR Calvin Ridley: five receptions, 76 receiving yards, one TD

    

Denver Broncos 38, Houston Texans 24

QB Drew Lock: 309 passing yards, three passing TDs, 15 rushing yards

WR DeAndre Hopkins: seven receptions, 120 receiving yards, one TD

    

New York Jets 22, Miami Dolphins 21

WR Robby Anderson: seven receptions, 116 receiving yards, one TD

WR Isaiah Ford: six receptions, 92 receiving yards

    

Cleveland Browns 27, Cincinnati Bengals 19

RB Joe Mixon: 146 rushing yards, three receptions, 40 receiving yards, one TD

RB Nick Chubb: 106 rushing yards, one reception, 11 receiving yards

    

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 38, Indianapolis Colts 35

WR Breshad Perriman: three receptions, 70 receiving yards, one TD

WR Marcus Johnson: three receptions, 105 receiving yards, one TD

   

San Francisco 49ers 48, New Orleans Saints 46

QB Jimmy Garoppolo: 349 passing yards, four passing TDs

QB Drew Brees: 349 passing yards, five passing TDs, one rushing TD

     

Tennessee Titans 42, Oakland Raiders 21

QB Ryan Tannehill: 391 passing yards, three passing TDs, 19 rushing yards

WR A.J. Brown: five receptions, 153 receiving yards, two TDs

    

Pittsburgh Steelers 23, Arizona Cardinals 17

WR Diontae Johnson, six receptions, 60 receiving yards, one TD

WR Christian Kirk: eight receptions, 85 receiving yards

    

Los Angeles Chargers 45, Jacksonville Jaguars 10

RB Austin Ekeler: 101 rushing yards, four receptions, 112 receiving yards, one TD

QB Philip Rivers: 314 passing yards, three passing TDs

    

Kansas City Chiefs 23, New England Patriots 16

TE Travis Kelce: seven receptions, 66 receiving yards

WR Julian Edelman: eight receptions, 95 receiving yards, one TD

     

Los Angeles Rams 28, Seattle Seahawks 12

WR Robert Woods: seven receptions, 98 receiving yards, one TD

TE Tyler Higbee: seven receptions, 98 receiving yards

    

Mitchell Trubisky, QB, Chicago Bears

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - DECEMBER 05:Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky #10 of the Chicago Bears scrambles against defensive end Robert Quinn #58 of the Dallas Cowboys during the game at Soldier Field on December 05, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Da
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The Dallas Cowboys struggled with the mobility of Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen in Week 13. The Chicago Bears were likely well aware of this, as they used Trubisky's scrambling ability as a weapon often Thursday.

Trubisky was able to keep the Dallas defense off-balance with his legs while also making him pay with his arm. In one of the most complete performances of the season, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2017 draft finished with 244 passing yards, 63 rushing yards and four total touchdowns.

This marked the second consecutive good fantasy outing for Trubisky, though he did have one interception in each. He passed for 338 yards and three scores in Week 12 against the Detroit Lions.

Trubisky's Week 15 matchup at the Packers isn't particularly favorable, but he should be a solid streaming option for managers still in the postseason.

    

Aaron Jones, RB, Green Bay Packers

Fans have gotten accustomed to seeing Rodgers take over games. Against the Washington Redskins, however, it was Aaron Jones who couldn't be stopped.

Jones finished with six receptions, 192 total yards and a touchdown.

The Packers needed every bit of Jones' production, as the Rodgers and the rest of the offense were out of rhythm all afternoon. The quarterback finished with 195 passing yards and a touchdown.

Zach Kruse @zachkruse2

Aaron Jones is destroying Washington so naturally the Packers are banging their heads against the wall with their frustratingly inconsistent passing game.

The Bears will present a tough challenge in Week 15, but if you have Jones on your roster, he's worth the start. He's become an important piece of the game plan and a valuable point-per-reception producer.

    

Drew Brees, QB, New Orleans Saints

The Saints didn't get the win against San Francisco, but they should have gained a ton of confidence in the loss—at least on one side of the ball. They moved the ball with ease against a good defense and fell just short after a last-second Robbie Gould field goal.

Quarterback Drew Brees was particularly impressive against the 49ers, finishing with 349 passing yards, five passing touchdowns and a one-yard touchdown run. While he did struggle a bit in stretches, Brees definitely played well enough to win.

Unfortunately, the Saints defense did not.

StatsCentre @StatsCentre

Despite his effort for the #Saints today, Drew Brees joined Dan Marino (1988), Matt Hasselbeck (2003), Eli Manning (2015), Blake Bortles (2015), Deshaun Watson (2017) & Matt Ryan (2018) as the only QBs to record a game of 5+ TD passes & 0 INT but still lose

On a positive note, most fantasy managers who started Brees should now be in a good position to win. He should be kept in the starting lineup for a Week 15 game against the Indianapolis Colts.

    

Austin Ekeler, RB, Los Angeles Chargers

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The Los Angeles Chargers may not be in the playoff mix, but that doesn't mean they cannot have a huge impact on the fantasy landscape. Against the listless Jacksonville Jaguars, the Chargers racked up 45 points and gave fans a glimpse of the sort of offense they could have next season.

Running back Austin Ekeler is likely to play a significant role in that offense. Against the Jaguars, he racked up 21 combined rushing and receiving yards to go with a touchdown and eight receptions.

Eric Williams @eric_d_williams

Austin Ekeler just eclipsed 100 yards rushing and 100 yards receiving (213 scrimmage yards on just 12 total touches), becoming the first Charger to do so since Lionel James in 1985.

Performances like this one from Ekeler are precisely why the Chargers may not re-sign running back Melvin Gordon in the offseason. Gordon is still productive—he had 84 combined yards and a touchdown on Sunday—but he's looking for a hefty contract in free agency.

Ekeler has a tough matchup against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 15, but he still has enough PPR value to be worth the start.

    

AFC, NFC Standings

AFC

1. Baltimore Ravens 11-2

2. New England Patriots 10-3

3. Kansas City Chiefs 9-4

4. Houston Texans 8-5

5. Buffalo Bills 9-4

6. Pittsburgh Steelers 8-5

7.Tennessee Titans 8-5

8. Oakland Raiders 6-7

9. Indianapolis Colts 6-7

10. Cleveland Browns 6-7

11. Denver Broncos 5-8

12. Los Angeles Chargers 5-8

13. New York Jets 5-8

14. Jacksonville Jaguars 4-9

15. Miami Dolphins 3-10

16. Cincinnati Bengals 1-12

NFC

1. San Francisco 49ers 11-2

2. Green Bay Packers 10-3

3. New Orleans Saints 10-3

4. Dallas Cowboys 6-7

5. Seattle Seahawks 10-3

6. Minnesota Vikings 9-4

7. Los Angeles Rams 8-5

8. Chicago Bears 7-6

9. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 6-7

10. Philadelphia Eagles 5-7

11. Carolina Panthers 5-8

12. Atlanta Falcons 4-9

13. Detroit Lions 3-9-1

14. Arizona Cardinals 3-9-1

15. Washington Redskins 3-10

16. New York Giants 2-10