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NFL Week 15 Ravens can’t quite catch Packers; Steelers get big win over Titans; Lions stun Cardinals

Tyler Huntley and the Ravens came up just short against the Packers. (Terrance Williams/AP)
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It didn’t help that the NFL’s Week 15 Sunday slate was thinned by two games amid a spike in positive coronavirus tests, but for much of the day it lacked a certain “wow” factor. Then along came Tyler Huntley and the Baltimore Ravens, who nearly overcame the absence of starting quarterback Lamar Jackson to upset the Green Bay Packers, only to fall short on a failed two-point conversion near the end of a scintillating contest.

A pair of other close games that didn’t provide quite as many highlights — but were still highly consequential in the AFC — saw the Pittsburgh Steelers top the Tennessee Titans while the Cincinnati Bengals got past the Denver Broncos. Denver quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was carted off the field and taken to a hospital in a scary scene; the Broncos said later that he had movement in all his extremities and was being evaluated for a head injury.

The shocker of the day came from Detroit, where the Lions won just their second game of the season by handling the NFC West-leading Arizona Cardinals, who had been 7-0 on the road. That result helped the Jaguars fall to the NFL’s worst record with a loss to the Houston Texans in Jacksonville’s first game after firing former head coach Urban Meyer.

The Dallas Cowboys got their 10th win by beating the New York Giants, while the Miami Dolphins used a defeat of the New York Jets to get to 7-7 after a 1-7 start. Josh Allen led the Buffalo Bills to a win over the Carolina Panthers, and the San Francisco 49ers trampled the Atlanta Falcons.

Read below for details and analysis of the Week 15 action.