Here are the top stories from Week 15 as we rush into Week 16. Cowboys top Steelers in overtime thriller, Packers ride Rodgers-Jones connection to win, Falcons blank Giants to make big statement, Broncos extend win streak to nine games, Texans lock up AFC South with win over Colts and Cousins shines as Redskins dispatch Browns. One of the top games in Week 16 features the New Orleans Saints at Dallas Cowboys. Let’s preview the Saints vs Cowboys game and their point spreads. We recommend you check out the latest NFL Point Spreads heading into Week 16 of the 2012 NFL season.
The Saints (6-8, 2-5 V) recorded their first shutout since 1995 in a 41-0 home victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last Sunday. QB Drew Brees passed for 307 yards and four touchdowns. Brees connected on his scoring passes with TE David Thomas, RB Darren Sproles and WR’s Lance Moore and Joe Morgan. RB Mark Ingram added an 11-yard touchdown run.
The Cowboys (8-6, 4-3 H) beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-24, at home, in Week 15. QB Brandon Carr intercepted a pass from Ben Roethlisberger to set up Dan Bailey’s 21-yard field goal in overtime for the win. The Cowboys won a Bailey kick on the final play for the second week in a row as they moved into a three-way tie for the NFC East lead with the New York Giants and Washington Redskins.
The Saints 3rd ranked offense (397ypg), 2nd ranked pass game (298ypg) and 24th ranked ground game (99ypg) goes up against the Cowboys 14th ranked defense (340ypg), 14th ranked pass rush (225ypg) and 15th ranked rush defense (115ypg). The Saints score the 4th most points per-game (27.8ppg) while the Cowboys give up the 21st least (24.1ppg).
The Cowboys 8th ranked offense (375ypg), 4th ranked pass game (294ypg) and 31st ranked ground game (80ypg) goes up against the Saints 32nd ranked defense (433ypg), 31st ranked pass rush (287ypg) and 31st ranked rush defense (146ypg). The Cowboys score the 15th most points per-game (23.4ppg) while the Saints give up the 27th least (27.1ppg).
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Saturday, December 22, 2012@8:30 PM ET
Atlanta (-3.5) at Detroit (o/u-50.5)
Sunday, December 23, 2012@1:00 PM ET
Tennessee at Green Bay (-11.5) (o/u-45.5)
Oakland at Carolina (-9.5) (o/u-46)
Buffalo (-4) at Miami (o/u-41.5)
Cincinnati at Pittsburgh (-4.5) (o/u-43.5)
New England (-14) at Jacksonville (o/u-46.5)
Indianapolis (-6) at Kansas City (o/u-42.5)
New Orleans at Dallas (-3) (o/u-51)
Washington (-4.5) at Philadelphia (o/u-44.5)
St. Louis at Tampa Bay (-3) (o/u-43.5)
Minnesota at Houston (-9.5 (o/u-43.5)
San Diego at N.Y. Jets (-3) (o/u-40.5)
Sunday, December 23, 2012@4:05 PM ET
Cleveland at Denver (-11) (o/u-44.5)
Sunday, December 23, 2012@4:25 PM ET
Chicago (-5.5) at Arizona (o/u-36.5)
N.Y. Giants (-1) at Baltimore (o/u-47)
Sunday, December 23, 2012@8:20 PM ET
San Francisco at Seattle (OFF)