It may not have been a winning Hail Mary, but it was close. With 30 seconds to go in a tie game, the latest installment of the Bears-Packers rivalry seemed headed for overtime.
Odell Beckham Jr. did it again. The Giants picked up a huge win on Sunday over the Lions, and the game was sealed late in the fourth quarter when Beckham made another spectacular one-handed touchdown grab. This time it was his left hand on an off-target pass. And somehow, Beckham had the presence of mind not only to pull the ball in but to control it and then reach for the end zone to score the touchdown.
Aaron Rodgers did it again. It may not have been a winning Hail Mary, but it was close. With 30 seconds to go in a tie game, the latest installment of the Bears-Packers rivalry seemed headed for overtime. But this is Rodgers we are talking about, and he hit Jordy Nelson deep down the middle of the field with a perfect pass to set up the winning field goal. It is still not clear what the Bears safety was doing or whom he was trying to cover, but it left the middle of the field open.
The Houston Texans benched Brock Osweiler, and the fans went nuts. The first season in Osweiler's $72 million contract with the Texans has not gone well, and it hit its low point on Sunday. In the first half, Osweiler threw interceptions on back-to-back passes and got benched for Tom Savage. When the crowd realized what was going on, it gave the backup a standing ovation, and the Texans came back to win, 21-20.
The Ezekiel Elliott-jumped-into-a-kettle bonus. The Cowboys beat the Buccaneers, 26-20, on Sunday night, and in the first half Elliott scored his 13th touchdown of the season. After the score, he celebrated by jumping into a gigantic Salvation Army Christmas kettle. The move earned the Cowboys a 15-yard penalty, but it probably earned the Salvation Army a lot more.