NFL Week 16 Grades: Bengals Earn ‘B+’ For Wild Win Over Patriots; Lions get “D” for disappointing loss

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The NFL officially became a winter wonderland in Week 16.

The league had eight games that started in sub-freezing temperatures on Saturday, which was a record for a single day. Things were so cold in Nashville that the Texans-Titans game was actually delayed an hour due to rolling blackouts in Tennessee that were ordered due to the extreme cold.

The Panthers played their coldest home game in franchise history (20 degrees at kick-off), which was a 37-23 win over the Lions. The Ravens also had their coldest home game in franchise history (17 degrees), a 17-9 win over the Falcons. Not to be outdone, the Seahawks tackled a temperature (12 degrees) which was the coldest in franchise history for any regular season game.

One game where the weather wasn’t an issue was in Minnesota, where the Vikings beat the Giants 27-24 on Greg Joseph’s game-winning 61-yard field goal. The kick was the fifth-longest game-winning field goal in NFL history. The Vikings are now 11-0 in one-score games this season, which is the most wins in a single season in NFL history.

So what kind of grade do you get for making a 61-yard field goal? Let’s go to the Week 16 grades and find out.

If you’re looking for a deeper dive into the Jaguars’ big win over the Jets on Thursday, check it out here.

Minnesota 27-24 over the NY Giants

Giants-Vikings grades by Jared Dubin (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)

Buffalo 35-13 over Chicago

Bills-Bears Characters by John Breech (Love the characters? Hate the characters? Let him know on Twitter.)

New Orleans 17-10 over Cleveland

Saints-Browns characters by John Breech (Love the characters? Hate the characters? Let him know on Twitter.)

Carolina 37-23 over Detroit

Lions-Panthers grades by John Breech (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)

Baltimore 17-9 over Atlanta

Falcons-Ravens characters by John Breech (Love the characters? Hate the characters? Let him know on Twitter.)

Kansas City 24-10 over Seattle

Seahawks-Chiefs Grades by John Breech (Love the Grades? Hate the Grades? Let him know on Twitter.)

Cincinnati 22-18 over New England

Bengals-Patriots grades by Tyler Sullivan (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)

Houston 19-14 over Tennessee

Texans-Titans characters by John Breech (Love the characters? Hate the characters? Let him know on Twitter.)

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