The Raiders and Cardinals suffer brutal losses in week 16. The Cowboys survive the Eagles who were led by a backup quarterback, the Jaguars get a big road win that has playoff implications, a dome team travels east (the Saints) and gets a win outside in Cleveland.

The Panthers look to stake their claim to the NFC South title with a win against the visiting Detroit Lions and the Titans lose a very important game to a division rival, the Houston Texans.

The Vikings continued to be involved in and continue winning really close games. Which begs the question, does a team only have so many close wins in them or are the Vikings just getting ready for playoff football?