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NFL's Best Christmas Day Plays: Rams Crush Broncos, Packers Drop Dolphins

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week 16 of nfl the season continues on Sunday with a three-game Christmas Day roster – and we’ve got you covered with all the action from start to finish! Next, Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will face the Arizona Cardinals to close things out (20:20 ET).

Earlier, Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers defeated Tua Tagovailoa and the Miami Dolphins on the road at Hard Rock Stadium in Florida. Trailing 20-13 at halftime, the Packers scored 16 unanswered points in the second half when Tagovailoa intercepted the Dolphins’ final three drives.

Elsewhere, Baker Mayfield and the Los Angeles Rams dominated the Denver Broncos at home in LA by over 30 points.

Here are the top plays from Sunday’s list!

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Los Angeles Rams 51, Denver Broncos 14

There’s still a Durant playing on Christmas Day

Sure, Nets star Kevin Durant isn’t playing in a game on Christmas Day for the first time since 2009 (when healthy), but another Durant is making plays.

Rams rookie corner Cobie Durant threw a diving interception to give his team good field position.

To the house!

Tyler Higbee made the catch just in front of the goal line and fought his way into the end zone to give Los Angeles a 10-0 lead going into the first quarter.

Hey, ex-partner!

Bobby Wagner got in on the fun, intercepting Russell Wilson, his former Seattle Seahawks teammate, to give the Rams great field position on back-to-back drives.

Cam Akers add to lead

The Rams running back found his way into the end zone on a three-yard run to give LA a 17-0 lead going into the first quarter.

Courtland Sutton keep it cool

The Broncos receiver made a dive along the sideline that was initially ruled incomplete, but Denver challenged the play and quick review ruled that Sutton made the grab.

The reception helped set the Broncos up for a field goal and make it 17-3.

TD’s Santa Claus

Higbee scored his second touchdown of the second quarter to give the Rams a 24–3 lead early in the second quarter.

The Rams followed with a 2-yard touchdown run by Akers to take a 31-6 halftime lead.

for good measure

Denver added a touchdown midway through the fourth quarter courtesy of a Greg Dulcich sideline endzone catch.

Chaos!

Durant clinched the deal for the Rams with an 85-yard touchdown interception in the fourth quarter.

Green Bay Packers 26, Miami Dolphins 20

Almost running all the way

After the Dolphins went 3-0 up on the opening drive, Keisean Nixon put the Packers in great field position, returning the ensuing kickback 94 yards to put Green Bay inside Miami’s 10-yard line. The Packers were unable to take full advantage, opting instead for a field goal.

Waddle your way to six!

Jaylen Waddle drove Tagovailoa’s pass the distance, turning a 10-yard reception into an 84-yard touchdown to put Miami up 10–3.

I got a Marcedes for Christmas

Green Bay finally reached the end zone when Rodgers found Marcedes Lewis wide open to tie the game 10-10.

star power

Tagovailoa’s favorite present this season was Tyreek Hill, and he bonded with him again at Christmas. The star receiver threw a 52-yard grab to put the Dolphins on the Packers’ 1-yard line.

Then, Jeff Wilson ran for a touchdown on the next play to give Miami a 17-10 lead.

Not on Miami Watch

The Packers tried to keep their momentum alive by running a fake punt on fourth down in their own territory. Dolphins sniffed out the fake faster than Santa Claus sniffs out crackers on Christmas Eve.

Great fourth down conversion

Rodgers used the game action to his advantage, finding Christian Watson open for a first down to help set up the Packers for a field goal to make it 20-13 before halftime.

🇧🇷 Slide left 🇧🇷

Rodgers moved left and found Lewis again, but this time for a 30+ yard completion to put the Packers at the Dolphins’ 7-yard line.

Awesome AJ

AJ Dillon made his way into the end zone just two plays after Rodgers’ deep pass to even the game early in the third quarter.

Dolphins defense singles…but was there a PI?

Rodgers had it all on third and 15, throwing a pass into the end zone to Allen Lazard. Kader Kohou made the play to intercept the Dolphins, but it looked like he could have gotten away with some contact.

“Ball Don’t Lie”, at least for Packers fans

On the play right after Rodgers’ interception, the Packers got the ball back when Tagovailoa threw straight to Jaire Alexander to give Green Bay great field position.

a gift for De’Vondre Campbell

Tagovailoa threw another interception right at the Packers linebacker as the Dolphins looked to either tie or take the lead.

Tua billing

The Dolphins’ quarterback threw his third interception in his last three droughts when his final pass of the game went straight to Rasul Douglas, sealing a 26-20 victory for the Packers.


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