Twelve Weeks Of Impact

Due to router problems for about a week, I have fallen behind on handing out the Impact Player Of The Week awards for Week 6 and beyond. And because I refuse to throw in the towel after five weeks, I’ve decided to do something Christmas themed, entitled the Twelve Weeks Of Impact, an entry where I recognize Impact Players from NFL games for Week 6 through Week 17.

The matchups are in bold text via the bullet points and bold text below:

  • New York Giants Vs. New England Patriots-Tom Brady went 31-for-41 with 321 net passing yards. However, he had three turnovers and got sacked three times, along with it being the second time where he started to show his age. So with that being said, I’ll recognize two players on the Patriots defensive side of the ball in linebackers Jamie Collins and Kyle Van Noy, the former of whom forced a fumble of Giants running back Jon Hillman and the latter of whom returned it returned it 22 yards for a touchdown. The Collins-Van Noy collaboration helped the Patriots break a 14-14 tie to eventually pull away 35-14, thus making both linebackers Co-Impact Players of this game.
  • Carolina Panthers VsTampa Bay Buccaneers-Kyle Allen, Christian McCaffrey, Curtis Samuel, the players who authored the combined seven sacks of Jameis Winston or the players who intercepted Winston five times are all worthy recipients of this award. However, the Impact Player of this game is Panthers kicker Joey Slye for converting a 29-yard field that prevented any hopes of the Buccaneers making things interesting towards the end.
  • Seattle Seahawks Vs. Cleveland Browns-The Impact Player award for this game is going four ways with Russell Wilson and Tyler Lockett getting it for collaborating on what was the game-winning 16-yard pitch-and-catch touchdown, Chris Carson for both scoring the ensuing two-point conversion to force the Browns to try to score a touchdown at the end and getting three yards on 3rd-and-1 carry to allow the Seahawks to run the clock out, and KJ Wright for intercepting Baker Mayfield to allow the aforementioned three-yard gain for Carson.
  • Houston Texans Vs. Kansas City Chiefs-The Impact Player award for this game is going three ways with the combination of Deshaun Watson and DeAndre Hopkins accounting for the last eight points to turn a 24-23 Texans deficit into an eventual 31-24 Texans win, along with them collaborating on an eight-yard gain via the pass on a 4th-and-3 to ice the game. The other third goes to D.J. Reader, whose destruction of a Patrick Mahomes pass to LeSean McCoy led to both a four-yard loss and a three-and-out for the Chiefs offense on that same series. That same series would go on to be the Chiefs’ final possession of that game.
  • Washington Redskins VsMiami Dolphins-In one of my two Week 6 losses, the Dolphins had a chance to prove me right, as they planned to win the game on a two-point pass attempt from Ryan Fitzpatrick to Kenyan Drake. However, Redskins third-year outside linebacker Ryan Anderson was in position to blow that play up, thus giving the Redskins the 17-16 victory and Anderson the Impact Player award of this game.
  • Philadelphia Eagles VsMinnesota Vikings-Even though the Vikings didn’t completely dominate all three phases of the game, they clearly outplayed the Eagles. And with that being said, I could give the Impact Player award of this game to multiple players on the winning team. However, I’m only giving that award to two of the Vikings offensive players. The first is Kirk Cousins for going 22-for-29 for 333 yards (325 net) and four touchdowns, and the second is Stefon Diggs for hauling in seven of those completions for 167 yards and three touchdowns. 
  • New Orleans Saints VsJacksonville Jaguars-Six Saints players get the Impact Player award for this game, with Teddy Bridgewater being the first one for going 24-for-36 for 240 yards (222 net) and a touchdown, along with orchestrating a game-ending clock-killing drive with his team up by a touchdown. Saints tight end Jared Cook and running backs Latavius Murray and Alvin Kamara also get the award for touching the ball on that clock-killing drive, along with the first of those three players catching the lone touchdown pass from Bridgewater. And finally, two defensive players get the award, with Cameron Jordan racking two sacks of Gardner Minshew II and Marshon Lattimore accounting for the game’s only turnover via an interception of Minshew II. 
  • Cincinnati Bengals VsBaltimore Ravens-In a game that could have been a letdown following the big Week 5 overtime victory in Pittsburgh, the Ravens were able to wear down the Bengals in the time of possession battle with a 39:42 to 20:58 edge. Central in that was Lamar Jackson, as he rushed 152 of the 269 Ravens rushing yards and a touchdown. Jackson’s performance makes him the Impact Player of this game.
  • San Francisco 49ers VsLos Angeles Rams-In an uneven offensive performance for the 49ers, it was the 49ers defensive that carried the day, as they held Jared Goff to 48 net passing yards and a lost fumble. They also authored four sacks of the number one pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, with Dee Ford getting a team-high 1.5 of them. The other three 49ers to record sacks were Arik Armstead, Solomon Thomas and Ronald Blair III. The San Francisco sack fest makes all four of those players the Impact Players of this game.
  • Atlanta Falcons VsArizona Cardinals-Despite benefitting from Matt Bryant missing a game-tying extra point, the Cardinals needed a clock-killing drive, as they were up by only 1 with 1:53 to go in the game. But thanks to David Johnson and Kyler Murray combining for 10 rushing yards on the Cardinals’ final possession, they did indeed kill the clock to end the game. Johnson and Murray’s teamwork on the ground makes both Cardinals players Impact Players of this game.
  • Tennessee Titans VsDenver Broncos-In a game where the Broncos offense wasn’t spectacular, it was the Broncos defense that carried the day, as they pitched a shutout and held the Titans offense to 194 total net yards. They also racked seven sacks and three interceptions. The players that authored the sacks were Von Miller, DeMarcus Walker, Derek Wolfe, Alexander Johnson and Shelby Harris. And as for which players racked up the interceptions, well those players were Kareem Jackson, Chris Harris Jr. and Justin Simmons. The eight players whom authored those sacks and interceptions are the Impact Players of this game.
  • Dallas Cowboys VsNew York Jets-Sam Darnold’s return to the line-up and his 92-yard touchdown pass to Robbie Anderson make a great case for both of those players being Impact Players of this game. However, I’m going to instead give that award to Jamal Adams for his blitz of Dak Prescott causing the Cowboys quarterback to misfire on his attempt to tie the game with a two-point conversion, and Demaryius Thomas for recovering the ensuing onside kick to allow the Jets to run out the clock.
  • Pittsburgh Steelers VsLos Angeles Chargers-Even with 99 yards to go in a one-score game, Philip Rivers is dangerous. Especially late in the game. However, Steelers cornerback Cameron Sutton thwarted Rivers’ latest attempt of a rally, as he picked him off at the Chargers 34-yard line and returned the interception 26 yards to allow his team to run the clock out. The game-ending interception makes the third-year cornerback out of Tennessee the Impact Player of this game.
  • Detroit Lions VsGreen Bay Packers-In a game decided by two horrible illegal use of hands penalties against Lions defensive end Trey Flowers, I almost hesitate to give a player on the Packers the Impact Player award of this game. But I’ll rise above my ire of the officiating to give it to Packers running back Jamaal Williams, whom had the last meaningful play from scrimmage via an eight-yard run to get Mason Crosby in a chip shot range for a game-winning 23-yard field goal. The eight yards that Williams had gained was eight of his 104 rushing yards, the second most rushing yards that he has run for in a game during his three-year career. Tune into the next matchup below for the beginning of the Week 7 Impact Player award winners.
  • Kansas City Chiefs VsDenver Broncos-Defense, special teams, the quarterback bullpen and a star skill position player get an eight-way tie for the Impact Player award for this game. First, I’ll start with Reggie Ragland, whom got one of the eight sacks of Broncos quarterback Joe Flacco, along with returning a Flacco fumble five yards for a touchdown. Second, I’ll recognize Anthony Hitchens, Frank Clark, Emmanuel Ogbah and Alex Okafor for getting the other seven sacks of Flacco. Third, I’ll recognize Armani Watts for getting a sack of Broncos punter Colby Wadman on special teams. Fourth, I’ll recognize Matt Moore for coming in relief of Patrick Mahomes to go 10-for-19 for 115 net passing yards and a touchdown. And finally, I’ll recognize Tyreek Hill for breaking the game open for the Chiefs via a 57-yard touchdown pass from Moore.
  • Los Angeles Rams VsAtlanta Falcons-The Impact Player award for this game will go four ways in this one, with Jared Goff being recognized first for bouncing back via going 22-for-37 for 268 yards and two touchdowns. Next is Dante Fowler Jr. for getting three of the five L.A. sacks of Matt Ryan, followed by Aaron Donald for getting one of the two non-Fowler Jr. sacks and a fumble recovery, and Corey Littleton for getting the other of the non-Fowler Jr. sacks and an interception.
  • Miami Dolphins VsBuffalo Bills-The Impact Player award of this game goes to Micah Hyde for returning an onside kick 45 yards for a touchdown to put the game away for the Bills with 1:38 remaining.
  • Jacksonville Jaguars VsCincinnati Bengals-The Impact Player award for this game is Yannick Ngakoue for returning an interception 23 yards to turn a 17-10 Jaguars lead in the fourth quarter into a 24-10 Jaguars lead in that final frame. The touchdown dashed any hopes of a Cincinnati comeback.
  • Minnesota Vikings VsDetroit Lions-The Impact Player for this game is Dalvin Cook, who carried the ball 25 times for 142 yards and two touchdown, the second of which put the game away for the Vikings late in the fourth quarter.
  • Oakland Raiders VsGreen Bay Packers-In his sixth game with Matt LaFleur as his head coach, this game was clearly Aaron Rodgers’ best thus far during the 2019 season. Against the Raiders, the two-time MVP amassed 427 total net yards (421 net passing) and six total touchdowns (five passing) to earn him the Impact Player award of this game.
  • Houston Texans VsIndianapolis Colts-Based on Jacoby Brissett’s gaudy pass numbers (321 net passing yards, four touchdowns) and the resurgence of Justin Houston (two sacks), you’d figure I pick one or both of those players for the Impact Player award of this game. However, I’m instead going with a defensive player as valuable as Houston, with that player being 2018 Defensive Rookie Of The Year Darius Leonard, who sealed the game with an interception of Deshaun Watson to preserve the 30-23 Colts win.
  • Arizona Cardinals VsNew York Giants-Defense and the running game carried the Cardinals in this one, as seven Cardinals get the Impact Player award for this game. I’ll start with the player whom had half (four) the sacks (eight) of Daniel Jones in 2017 sack champion Chandler Jones. Next up are his cohorts whom amassed the other four sacks in Terrell Suggs, Brooks Reed, Corey Peters and Patrick Peterson. After them is Jordan Hicks for intercepting Daniel Jones. And finally, Chase Edmunds for rushing for 126 yards and three touchdowns.
  • San Francisco 49ers VsWashington Redskins-Five 49ers get the Impact Player award for this game. First, I’ll start with Robbie Gould, whose three field goals accounted for all of the points in this game. Next is Jullian Taylor for recovering a fumble that ended up being San Francisco’s only forced turnover of the game. And finally, I’ll recognize Nick Bosa, Dee Ford and Arik Armstead for each recording a sack in this game.
  • Los Angeles Chargers VsTennessee Titans-The Impact Player award for this game goes to two Titans, with Wesley Woodyard being the first one for forcing Melvin Gordon to fumble the ball at the Titans one-yard line and Jurrell Casey being the second for recovering the ball to thwart L.A.’s bid at yet another late-game victory in the Philip Rivers era.
  • New Orleans Saints Vs. Chicago Bears-Five Saints get the Impact Player award for this game. First, I’ll start with Teddy Bridgewater for going 23-for-38 for 273 net passing yards and two touchdowns. Second, I’ll go with the Hill brothers (Josh and Taysum) for being the recipients of Bridgewater’s two touchdown passes. Next, I’ll go with Latavius Murray for carrying the ball 27 times for 119 yards and two touchdowns. And finally, I’ll go with Cameron Jordan for racking up two more sacks.
  • Baltimore Ravens VsSeattle Seahawks-Three Ravens get the Impact Player award for this game, with Lamar Jackson getting it via 116 rushing yards and a touchdown on 14 carries. Next is Marcus Peters for returning an interception 67 yards for a touchdown in his Ravens debut. And finally, Marlon Humphrey for putting the game away with an 18-yard fumble return for a touchdown.
  • Philadelphia Eagles VsDallas Cowboys-The obvious choice(s) would have been one or all three of the triplets (Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliot, Amari Cooper). However, I’m going to give the Impact Player award of this game to Jaylon Smith and Maliek Collins for teaming on the forced turnover during the Eagles’ first possession, as well as Tavon Austin for scoring from 20 yards out via a rushing touchdown, following that aforementioned turnover to give the Cowboys a 7-0 for an eventual 37-10 wire-to-wire Cowboys victory.
  • New England Patriots Vs. New York Jets-The offense was a little bit better for the Patriots in this game, but still not good enough to be considered a championship level offense. Instead, the Impact Player award for this game goes to six of their defensive players, with the first being John Simon for forcing a fumble via the Patriots’ lone sack of the game and the second being Kyle Van Noy for recovering it to set up Sony Michel’s second rushing touchdown of the game. And lastly, I’ll recognize the four Patriots that each got interceptions. They are the following: Stephon Gilmore, Devin McCourty, Duron Harmon and Terrence Brooks. Tune into the next matchup below for the beginning of the Week 8 Impact Player award winners.
  • Washington Redskins VsMinnesota Vikings-In a game where the Vikings weren’t spectacular offensively, the defense stepped up. And with that being said, seven Vikings defenders get the Impact Player award of this game. I’ll start with Anthony Harris, whom recorded one of the two Minnesota forced turnovers via an interception of Dwayne Haskins Jr. Next is Shamar Stephen for recording the other Minnesota forced turnover via a fumble recovery. And lastly, the authors of the four Minnesota sacks: Danielle Hunter, Everson Griffen, Anthony Barr, Linval Joseph and Ifeadi Odenigbo.
  • Seattle Seahawks VsAtlanta Falcons-Four Seahawks get the Impact Player award of this game, with three of them on offense and one of them on special teams. Those four Seahawks players are Russell Wilson, Chris Carson, DK Metcalf and Jason Myers for scoring all 27 Seahawks points to make the game insurmountable for a Falcons rally minus Matt Ryan.
  • Philadelphia Eagles VsBuffalo Bills-Eight Eagles players get the Impact Player award of this game. For the first half, I’ll recognize Carson Wentz, Dallas Goedert, Jordan Howard and Miles Sanders for accounting for all of the Philadelphia touchdowns. For the second half, I’ll recognize Fletcher Cox, Brandon Graham, Nathan Gerry and Derek Barnett for accounting for all of the Philadelphia sacks.
  • Los Angeles Chargers VsChicago Bears-In a game that featured two punts and a missed field goal on the final three combined possessions, I’ll give the Impact Player award of this game to Austin Ekeler for catching what proved to be the game-winning 11-yard touchdown pass from Philip Rivers.
  • New York Giants VsDetroit Lions-Six Lions get the Impact Player award of this game. First up is the offensive side of the ball, with Matthew Stafford, Kenny Golloday and Marvin Hall accounting for three of the four Detroit touchdowns. Next is Devon Kennard for recording the lone Detroit forced turnover and Detroit’s other touchdown. And finally, Trey Flowers and Jarrad Davis for combining for the three Detroit sacks of Daniel Jones.
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers VsTennessee Titans-The Impact Player for this game is Logan Ryan for sealing the game with an interception of Jameis Winston at the Tennessee 25-yard line with 18 seconds to go in the game.
  • Denver Broncos VsIndianapolis Colts-Three Colts get the Impact Player award of this game. First is Jacoby Brissett for starting the game-winning drive with a brilliant 35-yard completion to T.Y. Hilton from the Colts 11-yard line. Oh yeah, and he made that completion with Von Miller in pursuit of him. Next up is Adam Vinatieri for kicking the game-winning field goal from 51 yards out. And finally, Colts rookie pass rusher Ben Banogu, whose game-ending one-yard sack of Joe Flacco slammed the door on a Broncos buzzer-beating victory.
  • Cincinnati Bengals VsLos Angeles Rams-Seven Rams get the Impact Player award of this game. First up is Jared Goff for going 17-for-31 for 372 yards and two touchdowns. Next up is Cooper Kupp for catching seven of those completions for 220 of those yards and one of the touchdowns. And finally is Aaron Donald, along with his cohorts Dante Fowler Jr, Corey Littleton, Michael Brockers and Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, for authoring the five L.A. sacks of Andy Dalton.
  • Arizona Cardinals VsNew Orleans Saints-In his first game since Week 2, Drew Brees proved that the five-game absence wasn’t a factor at all, as he powered the Saints to a 27-9 victory via going 34-for-43 for 373 yards and three touchdowns. The performance makes the Super Bowl XLIV MVP the Impact Player of this game.
  • New York Jets VsJacksonville Jaguars-Seven Jaguars get the Impact Player award for this game. I’ll start with Gardner Minshew II for going 22-for-34 for 278 net passing yards and three touchdowns. And as for the other six Jaguars players, well they are Yannick Ngakoue, Josh Allen, Calais Campbell, Ronnie Harrison, Dawuane Smoot, and Abry Jones for authoring the eight Jacksonville sacks of Sam Darnold.
  • Carolina Panthers VsSan Francisco 49ers-Seven 49ers get the Impact Player award of this game. First up is Tevin Coleman for carrying the ball 11 times for 105 yards and three touchdowns. Second is Nick Bosa for amassing three of the seven San Francisco sacks and one of three San Francisco interceptions. Third is Arik Armstead, along with Ronald Blair III and D.J. Jones, for amassing the other four San Francisco sacks. And lastly is Richard Sherman, along with Emmanuel Moseley, for recording the other two San Francisco interceptions.
  • Cleveland Browns Vs. New England Patriots-Four Patriots get the Impact Player award of this game. First is Tom Brady for going 20-for-36 for 259 yards (239 net) and two touchdowns. Next up is Julian Edelman for catching eight of those completions for 78 of those yards and both touchdowns. And lastly are Devin McCourty and Dont’a Hightower for recovering both of Nick Chubb’s fumbles, the latter of which was returned 26 yards for a touchdown.
  • Oakland Raiders VsHouston Texans-Four Texans get the Impact Player award of this game. They are Deshaun Watson, Carlos Hyde, DeAndre Hopkins and Darren Fells for accounting for all of the yards that enabled their team to burn the 3:56 that remained in regulation.
  • Green Bay Packers VsKansas City Chiefs-Three Packers get the Impact Player award for this game. They are the Aarons (Rodgers and Jones) and Jamaal Williams for accounting for all of the yards that enabled their team to burn the 5:04 that remained in regulation.
  • Miami Dolphins VsPittsburgh Steelers-Nine Steelers get the Impact Player award for this game. First up are Mason Rudolph, James Connor, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Dionte Johnson and Chris Boswell for accounting for all 27 unanswered Pittsburgh points. Next up is Minkah Fitzpatrick for recording two interceptions against his former team. And lastly is T.J. Watt, along with cohorts Cameron Heyward and Bud Dupree, for combining on the four Pittsburgh sacks of Ryan Fitzpatrick. Tune into the next matchup below for the Week 9 Impact Player award winners.
  • San Francisco 49ers VsArizona Cardinals-In a game where the 49ers rushing attack was bottled up, along with the defense allowing 337 total net yards and 25 points, Jimmy Garoppolo carried the day for his team, as he went 28-for-37 for 310 net passing yards and four touchdowns. Garoppolo was responsible for all 28 San Francisco points, so both that and his stat line make him the Impact Player of this game.
  • Houston Texans VsJacksonville Jaguars-In the Week 2 matchup between these two teams, Justin Reid was the Impact Player for stopping Leonard Fournette on that attempted game-winning two-point conversion attempt. And in the second meeting between these two teams, Reid is an Impact Player again for recording one of the two interceptions of Gardner Minshew II. But unlike that game, this game has multiple Impact Player award winners, in addition to Reid. I’ll continue with the theme of recorded interceptions, by rewarding Jahleel Addae with recording the other interception of Minshew II. Next category is fumble recoveries, with awards going to both Dylan Cole and Zach Cunningham for that such category. Next is sacks, with Brennan Scarlett and Carlos Watkins combining to record three of them against Minshew II, and Briean Boddy-Calhoun recording one of Jaguars punter Logan Cooke on special teams. Next up are Carlos Hyde for rushing for 160 yards on 19 carries and Duke Johnson for getting one of the three Texans touchdowns via a one-yard run. And lastly is Deshaun Watson, along with DeAndre Hopkins and Darren Fells, for accounting for the other two Texans touchdowns via the passing game. Overall, 12 Texans are the Impact Players for this game.
  • Washington Redskins VsBuffalo Bills-Seven Bills get Impact Player awards for this game. I’ll start with the offensive side of the ball, by recognizing Josh Allen, Devin Singletary and Cole Beasley for accounting for all of Buffalo’s touchdowns. And I’ll wrap it up with the defensive side of the ball, by recognize Tre’Davious White, Jordan Phillips, Jerry Hughes and Trent Murphy for authoring the four combined sacks of Dwayne Haskins Jr.
  • Minnesota Vikings VsKansas City Chiefs-Against a vaunted Minnesota defense, Matt Moore overcame a 10-yard loss via a Stephen Weatherly sack late in the game to drive his team 30 yards to set up Harrison Butker’s game-winning field goal from 44 yards out. The game-winning drive was a part of Moore’s stat line of 25-for-35 for 275 yards (230 net) and one touchdown, thus making him the Impact Player of this game.
  • New York Jets Vs. Miami Dolphins-After falling behind 7-0, Ryan Fitzpatrick led the Dolphins to a 21-0 run via three touchdown passes and the Dolphins didn’t surrender the lead after that. In addition to the three touchdown passes, Fitzpatrick had 24 completion on 36 attempts for 288 yards (266 net). The performance makes the well-traveled quarterback the Impact Player for this game.
  • Chicago Bears VsPhiladelphia Eagles-The Impact Player of this is Eagles linebacker Duke Riley for recovering Adam Shaheen’s muffed catch of a Jake Elliott kickoff with the Super Bowl 52 champions up by eight. 25 seconds remained after Riley’s recovery, thus allowing Carson Wentz to run out the clock against the Bears.
  • Indianapolis Colts VsPittsburgh Steelers-The Impact Player in this game is Bud Dupree for tackling Marlon Mack for a three-yard loss to set up Adam Vinatieri’s failed attempt at a game-winning field goal from 43 yards out.
  • Tennessee Titans VsCarolina Panthers-The Impact Players for this game are Kyle Allen, Christian McCaffrey, Curtis Samuel and Joey Slye for scoring every Carolina point to make the game daunting early on for the Titans, as well as thwart any aspirations of a Tennessee comeback.
  • Detroit Lions VsOakland Raiders-The Impact Player for this game is Karl Joseph for being the closest defender to Logan Thomas on a Matthew Stafford pass attempt that was intended for him.
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers VsSeattle Seahawks-The Impact Player of this game is Russell Wilson for erasing an early 14-point deficit and capping off a game-winning touchdown drive in overtime with a 10-yard scoring pass to Jacob Hollister.
  • Cleveland Browns VsDenver Broncos-The Impact Player of this game is Phillip Lindsay for gaining 16 yards on a direct snap rush on a 2nd-and-9 to allows the Broncos to run the clock against the Browns.
  • Green Bay Packers VsLos Angeles Chargers-Four Chargers get the Impact Player award for this game. First up is Philip Rivers for going 21-for-28 for 294 yards (283 net). Second is Melvin Gordon for carrying the ball 20 times for 80 yards and two touchdowns. And lastly, Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram for combining for all three sacks of Aaron Rodgers.
  • New England Patriots Vs. Baltimore Ravens-Eight Ravens get the Impact Player award for this game. First up is Lamar Jackson for going 17-for-23 for 163 yards (162 net) and a touchdown, along with 16 rushes for 61 yards and two more scores on the ground. Second and third are Mark Ingram for punishing the Patriots with 115 yards on the ground, and Gus Edwards with a statement-making 12-yard touchdown run. Fourth is Patrick Onwuasor for getting an early sack of Tom Brady and forcing a fumble of Juilan Edelman. Fifth is Marlon Humphrey for returning Edelman’s fumble 70 yards for a game-turning touchdown. Sixth and seventh are Willie Snead for catching a seven-yard pass on 4th-and-4 with the Ravens up 24-20, and Nick Boyle for catching the ensuing five-yard touchdown pass to make it 30-20. And finally, Earl Thomas, whose 24-yard interception return set up Jackson’s rushing touchdown to ice the game.
  • Dallas Cowboys VsNew York Giants-The Impact Players for this game are Dak Prescott and Amari Cooper for combining on a 45-yard touchdown via the pass to extend the Cowboys lead from 23-18 to 30-18. The 12-point deficit with 7:51 remaining proved to be insurmountable for the Giants, as they were shut out for the rest of the game. Tune in to the next game below for the beginning of Week 10.
  • Los Angeles Chargers VsOakland Raiders-The Impact Player of this game is Karl Joseph for picking off Philip Rivers’ fourth down pass attempt with 20 seconds to go.
  • Detroit Lions VsChicago Bears-The Impact Player of this is Pat O’Donnell for pinning the Lions at their own 10-yard line via a 36-yard punt to force them to try to tie the game with 1:41 remaining in regulation.
  • Baltimore Ravens Vs. Cincinnati Bengals-Lamar Jackson took it upon himself to not allow the Ravens to lose following their big Week 9 victory against the then-undefeated New England Patriots. Jackson powered his team to 49-13 victory, by accounting for 288 total yards (223 passing, 65 rushing) and four total touchdowns (three passing, one rushing). The stat line for a player whom is quickly becoming the best ever 32nd overall pick is the Impact Player of this game.
  • Buffalo Bills VsCleveland Browns-The Impact Players of this game are Baker Mayfield, and Rashard Higgins for collaborating on the game-winning seven-yard touchdown passing play to force the Bills to try tie the game with 1:44 remaining in regulation.
  • Kansas City Chiefs VsTennessee Titans-The Impact Player of this game is Joshua Kalu for blocking Harrison Butker’s 52-yard field goal attempt in regulation, with the Titans nursing a three-point lead at 35-32.
  • Atlanta Falcons VsNew Orleans Saints-Eight Falcons get the Impact Player award of this game. The first half is Matt Ryan, along with Austin Hooper, Brian Hill and Younghoe Koo for accounting for all 26 Atlanta points. The second half is Grady Jarrett, along with Vic Beasley Jr., Adrian Clayborn and De’Vondre Campbell for combining to rack up the six Atlanta sacks of Drew Brees.
  • New York Giants VsNew York Jets-In the battle of New York teams, the Impact Player here is Jamal Adams for his dominant stat line of nine tackles, two sacks and a 25-yard fumble return touchdown.
  • Arizona Cardinals VsTampa Bay Buccaneers-The Impact Player of this is Jamel Dean for having the coverage on Pharoh Cooper during the final play of the game.
  • Miami Dolphins VsIndianapolis Colts-The Impact Player of this is Nik Needham for stopping Eric Ebron two yards shy of picking up a first down on the final play of the game.
  • Carolina Panthers VsGreen Bay Packers-The Impact Player of this game is Preston Smith for stopping Christian McCaffrey a yard shy of scoring a touchdown on the final play of a regulation, as the Packers were up 24-16, which was the final score of that game.
  • Los Angeles Rams VsPittsburgh Steelers-The Impact Player of this game is Minkah Fitzpatrick for his game-winning interception of Jared Goff on the final play of the game.
  • Minnesota Vikings VsDallas Cowboys-Two Vikings get the Impact Player of this game. First is Eric Kendricks for having the coverage on Ezekiel Elliott to deny the Cowboys on their final serious scoring opportunity from the Vikings fourteen-yard line. Second is Jayron Kearse for intercepting Dak Prescott on the final play of the game.
  • Seattle Seahawks VsSan Francisco 49ers-Jason Myers’ game-winning 42-yard field goal allowed the season’s best game to not end in a tie, despite the fact that both teams deserved to win. However, the Impact Player of this game is Russell Wilson for accounting for 33 of the 40 yards on that final drive to set up the aforementioned 42-yard field goal. Tune in to the next matchup below for the Week 11 Impact Player award winners.
  • Pittsburgh Steelers VsCleveland Browns-The Impact Player in a game marred by an end of the game brawl is Baker Mayfield for accounting for all three Cleveland touchdowns in his team’s 21-7 victory.
  • Dallas Cowboys VsDetroit Lions-Five Cowboys get the Impact Player award for this game, with Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott, Randall Cobb, Tony Pollard and Brett Maher for accounting for all 35 Dallas points in a 35-27 final.
  • Jacksonville Jaguars VsIndianapolis Colts-The running game and defense carried this game for the Colts, as five of their players get the Impact Player award for this game. First, I’ll start with Rock Ya-Sin for recording the only forced Indianapolis turnover of this game. Second are Kenny Moore II and Justin Houston for racking up the two combined sacks of Super Bowl 52 MVP Nick Foles. And lastly are Jonathan Williams and Marlon Mack for each rushing 100 yards or more against the Jacksonville defense.
  • Buffalo Bills VsMiami Dolphins-Nine Bills get the Impact Player award for this game. First is Josh Allen for accounting for all four Buffalo touchdowns. And lastly are eight Bills defenders for accounting for all seven sacks of Ryan Fitzpatrick. They are the following players: Tremaine Edmunds, Matt Milano, Star Lotulelei, Ed Oliver, Jordan Phillips, Shaq Lawson, Jerry Hughes and Corey Liuget. 
  • Denver Broncos VsMinnesota Vikings-The Impact Player of this game is Jayron Kearse for being the closest defender to Noah Fant on the final offensive play of the game, a third down pass attempt by Broncos quarterback Brandon Allen.
  • New Orleans Saints VsTampa Bay Buccaneers-Six Saints get the Impact Player award for this game. First up is Drew Brees for bouncing back with a stat line of 28-for-35 for 228 yards and three touchdowns. Second is Von Bell for getting one of four Jameis Winston interceptions and getting half a sack of the Florida State alum as well. Third are the Williams brothers (Marcus and P.J.) and Demario Davis for recording the other three Winston interceptions. And lastly is Cameron Jordan for getting the other 1.5 sacks of Winston.
  • New York Jets Vs. Washington Redskins-Two Jets are Impact Player award winners for this game, with Sam Darnold throwing four touchdown passes and Jamal Adams racking up three sacks from his strong safety spot.
  • Atlanta Falcons VsCarolina Panthers-Eight Falcons get the Impact Player award for this game. The first half is Adrian Clayborn, Vic Beasley Jr., Allen Bailey and Takkarist McKinley for amassing the five combined Atlanta sacks of Kyle Allen. The second half is Desmond Trufant, Damontae Kazee, Ricardo Allen and De’Vondre Campbell for each having an interception.
  • Houston Texans VsBaltimore Ravens-Eight Ravens get the Impact Player award for this game. First up is the tremendous Lamar Jackson for 301 total yards (222 passing) and four touchdowns via the pass. Second is Gus Edwards for ending the Texans’ 25-game regular season streak of not allowing a 100-yard rusher, as the Rutgers alum rushed for 112 yards and a touchdown on eight carries. Third is Josh Bynes for recording an interception of Deshaun Watson. Fourth is Jaylon Ferguson for recording one of the seven Baltimore sacks and recording Watson’s lost fumble. And finally, the other half of the award winners, which are all the other Ravens that had a sack in this game. They are the following: Matthew Judon, Tyus Bowser, Patrick Onwuasor, and Brandon Williams.
  • Arizona Cardinals VsSan Francisco 49ers-The Impact Players for this game are Damontre’ Moore and Jaquiski Tartt, the former for forcing a KeeSean Johnson fumble on the Cardinals’ last serious offensive possession of the game and the latter for recovering the fumble.
  • Cincinnati Bengals VsOakland Raiders-Three Raiders rookies get the Impact Player award for this game. First is Josh Jacobs for rushing for 112 yards on 23 carries. Next up is Maxx Crosby for racking up four sacks of Andy Dalton, including one on Cincinnati’s final possession of the game. And finally, Trayvon Mullen for intercepting Dalton at the Cincinnati 36-yard line on the last play of the game.
  • New England Patriots VsPhiladelphia Eagles-Devin McCourty finds himself winning an Impact Player award again, as he gets it this time for being the closest defender on Carson Wentz’s last-ditch Hail Mary pass on the game’s final play.
  • Chicago Bears VsLos Angeles Rams-Three Rams get the Impact Player award for this game. The first two are Todd Gurley II and Malcolm Brown for rushing for a combined 112 yards and both L.A. touchdowns. And lastly is Aaron Donald, whom returned to form with two sacks.
  • Kansas City Chiefs VsLos Angeles Chargers-The Impact Player for this game is Daniel Sorensen, whose interception of Philip Rivers in the endzone thwarted an opportunity for the Chargers to tie the game late. Tune into the next matchup below for the beginning of the Week 12 Impact Player award winners.
  • Indianapolis Colts VsHouston Texans-The Impact Player of this game is Brennan Scarlett for stopping Jacoby Brissett a yard shy of a first down on 4th-and-7 at the Houston 41-yard line and with his team up 20-17.
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers VsAtlanta Falcons-Eight Buccaneers get the Impact Player award for this game. First is Chris Godwin for having a game-high across the ball in receptions (seven), yards (184) and touchdown reception (two). Second is Ndamukong Suh for recovering Matt Ryan’s lost fumble and third is Carlton Davis for recording the lone interception that Ryan threw. And finally, the Buccaneers players who combined for of the sacks of Ryan. They are the following: Devin White, Shaquil Barrett, Vita Vea, Jason Pierre-Paul and Carl Nassib.
  • Denver Broncos Vs. Buffalo Bills-Nine Bills players get the Impact Player award for this game. I’ll start with offense, with Josh Allen, John Brown, Cole Beasley and Stephen Haushka for accounting for all 20 Buffalo points. I’ll continue on offense, with Devin Singletary, as he rushed for a career-high 106 yards. Next up is Tre’Davious White for recording Buffalo’s lone forced turnover via an interception. And finally, the three Bills players who recorded sacks of Brandon Allen. They are the following: Shaq Lawson, Star Lotulelei, and Ed Oliver.
  • New York Giants VsChicago Bears-The Impact Player of this game is Prince Amukamara for having the coverage Darius Slayton during New York’s final offensive play of the game.
  • Pittsburgh Steelers VsCincinnati Bengals-The Impact Player of this is Devlin Hodges for coming off the bench to go 5-for-11 for 118 yards (107 net) and a long 79-yard touchdown pass to James Washington.
  • Miami Dolphins VsCleveland Browns-In the wake of the Browns losing their best pass rusher in Myles Garrett, three of his defensive teammates get the Impact Player award of this game for combining to get all four Cleveland sacks. They are the following: Sheldon Richardson, T.J. Carrie, and Porter Gustin.
  • Carolina Panthers VsNew Orleans Saints-The Impact Player of this game is Drew Brees for driving his team 71 yards downfield to set up Wil Lutz’ buzzer-beating field goal from 33 yards out.
  • Oakland Raiders VsNew York Jets-Two Jets are the Impact Players of this game. First is Sam Darnold for going 20-for-29 for 315 yards (313 net) and three total touchdowns (two passing). The other Jet is Brian Poole for adding to Derek Carr’s misery with a 15-yard touchdown via a return of an interception thrown by the Raiders QB.
  • Seattle Seahawks Vs. Philadelphia Eagles-Eight Seahawks get the Impact Player award of this game. First up is Rashaad Penny for gaining 129 rushing yards on 14 carries, including a 58-yard touchdown run. Second and third are Bradley McDougald and Tre Flowers for each recording an interception of Carson Wentz. Fourth and fifth are Al Woods and Quandre Diggs for recovering two of the three Philadelphia lost fumbles. Sixth is Quinton Jefferson for recording the third Philadelphia lost fumble and a half sack of Wentz. And finally, Ziggy Ansah and Rasheem Green for combining for the other 3.5 sacks of Wentz.
  • Detroit Lions VsWashington Redskins-The Impact Player of this game is Fabian Moreau for intercepting Jeff Driskel on the final play.
  • Jacksonville Jaguars VsTennessee Titans-The Impact Players for this game are Ryan Tannehill, Derrick Henry, A.J. Brown, Dennis Kelly and Ryan Succop for scoring all 42 Tennessee points.
  • Dallas Cowboys VsNew England Patriots-I almost hesitate to give anyone on the Patriots the Impact Player award of this game, due to that horrible call against Cowboys All-Pro center Travis Frederick. But since it wouldn’t be right to have a game where no player gets rewarded. So with that being said, I’ll give the honor to J.C. Jackson for having the coverage on Amari Cooper during the Cowboys’ second-to-last offensive play of the game.
  • Green Bay Packers VsSan Francisco 49ers-After the Packers created an early-to-mid second half scare with an 8:34 touchdown drive to make the score 23-8, the 49ers answered right back with a 61-yard touchdown pass from Jimmy Garoppolo to George Kittle to demoralize any hopes of a Green Bay comeback. The momentum-changing touchdown makes the quarterback-tight end combination the Impact Players of this game.
  • Baltimore Ravens VsLos Angeles Rams-Seven Ravens get the Impact Player award of this game. First is Lamar Jackson for going 15-for-20 for 169 yards (160 net) and five touchdowns, along with eight carries for 95 yards. Second is Mark Ingram is for rushing for 111 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries, along with having a seven-yard touchdown reception. Third and fourth are Marquise Brown and Willie Snead for combining for the other four touchdown receptions. Fifth is Marcus Peters for recording an interception against his second former team in a “I have something to prove” game. Sixth is Jimmy Smith for recording the other interception of Jared Goff and one of the two sacks of Goff. And finally , Matt Judon for recording the other sack of Goff. Tune into the next matchup below for the beginning of the Week 13 Impact Player award winners.
  • Chicago Bears VsDetroit Lions-The Impact Player of this is Eddie Jackson for intercepting David Blough at the Bears 10-yard line on the final offensive play of the game.
  • Buffalo Bills VsDallas Cowboys-The Impact Player of this game is Cole Beasley for torching his former on seven catches for 110 yard and one touchdown.
  • New Orleans Saints VsAtlanta Falcons-The Impact Player of this game is Cameron Jordan, whose fourth and final sack of Matt Ryan slammed the door on a potential Falcons comeback.
  • New York Jets VsCincinnati Bengals-The Impact Player of this game is Andy Dalton for leading his team to their first win of the season. The nine-year veteran out of TCU went 22-for-37 for 243 yards (233 net) and a touchdown.
  • Tennessee Titans VsIndianapolis Colts-The Impact Player of this game is Tye Smith, whose 62-yard return of a blocked Adam Vinatieri field turned a 17-17 tie into a 24-17 Titans lead that eventually became a 31-17 Titans win.
  • Philadelphia Eagles VsMiami Dolphins-The Impact Player of this game is Chris Lammons for intercepting Carson Wentz on the final play of the game.
  • Green Bay Packers VsNew York Giants-The Impact Player of this is Aaron Rodgers for going 21-for-33 for 243 yards and four touchdowns.
  • Cleveland Browns VsPittsburgh Steelers-The Impact Player of this game is Joe Haden for intercepting Baker Mayfield on the last play of the game.
  • Washington Redskins VsCarolina Panthers-Two Redskins are the Impact Players of this game, with Chris Odom for forcing Kyle Allen to fumble via a sack and Nate Orchard for recovering that lost Carolina fumble. And of course, this happened during the final offensive play of the game.
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers VsJacksonville Jaguars-Seven Buccaneers defenders get the Impact Player award of this game. First is Devin White for recording an interception and returning a fumble 14 yards for a touchdown. Second is Ndamukong Suh for recovering the other lost Jacksonville fumble. Third is Sean Murphy-Bunting for recording the other Tampa Bay interception. And finally, the four Tampa Bay defenders whom got the five combined sacks. They are the following: Shaquil Barrett, Jason Pierre-Paul, Carl Nassib and Sam Acho.
  • San Francisco 49ers VsBaltimore Ravens-On a wet and rainy day, Justin Tucker further proved his greatness as a kicker, by hitting a 49-yard field goal at the buzzer. The most accurate kicker in NFL history is the Impact Player of this game.
  • Los Angeles Rams VsArizona Cardinals-Seven Rams get the Impact Player award of this game. First is Jared Goff for going 32-for-43 for 424 passing yards (414 net) and two touchdowns. And as for the rest, they are the players whom combined for the six L.A. sacks. They are the following: Aaron Donald, Corey Littleton, Sebastian Joseph-Day, Dante Fowler Jr., Clay Matthews and Michael Brockers.
  • Los Angeles Chargers VsDenver Broncos-I got to give another Impact Player award to a kicker, with it being Brandon McManus in this game for beating the buzzer with a 53-yard field goal.
  • Oakland Raiders VsKansas City Chiefs-The Chiefs defense has become an asset for them this season and the performances of four players from that unit get the Impact Player award as a result of that. First and second are Tyrann Mathieu and Juan Thornhill for recording interceptions of Derek Carr, the latter of which was returned 46 yards for a touchdown. And lastly, Tanoh Kpassagnon and Chris Jones for each having a sack of Derek Carr.
  • New England Patriots VsHouston Texans-The Impact Player of this game is Deshaun Watson, whom accounted for all four Texans touchdowns (three passing, one receiving) to put the Patriots in a deep hole for most of the game. Plus, he clearly outplayed Tom Brady. Especially when his 72% completion percentage in this game clearly bested Brady’s completion percentage of 56%.
  • Minnesota Vikings Vs. Seattle Seahawks-The Impact Players of this game are Malik Turner for forcing C.J. Ham to fumble a kickoff return during some of this game’s final 21 seconds, and Travis Homer for recovering that lost fumble. Tune into the next matchup below for the Week 14 Impact Player award winners.
  • Dallas Cowboys VsChicago Bears-The Impact Player of this game is Mitchell Trubisky for giving the Cowboys an insurmountable deficit of 24-7 heading into the fourth quarter, and scoring a fourth quarter touchdown via a 23-yard run that proved to be the difference in Chicago’s victory.
  • Carolina Panthers VsAtlanta Falcons-Offensive touchdowns of 90 or more yards tend to be back-breaking for the teams that allow such plays to happen. This was the case with Olamide Zaccheaus, as he scored a touchdown via a 93-yard reception, which extended Atlanta’s lead from 20-10 to 27-10 during the 6:30 mark of the third quarter. The 93-yard play makes the Virginia alum the Impact Player of this game.
  • Baltimore Ravens VsBuffalo Bills-The Impact Player of this game is Marcus Peters for having the coverage of John Brown on the final offensive play of the game.
  • Cincinnati Bengals VsCleveland Browns-Defense and the running game carried this game for the Browns, as seven of their players get the Impact Player award for this game. First up is Nick Chubb for rushing for 106 of the 146 Cleveland rushing yards. Second and third are Kareem Hunt and Baker Mayfield for each having a rushing touchdown. Fourth is Denzel Ward for having the third Browns touchdown via a 61-yard interception return. And finally, the three Browns that amassed sacks of Andy Dalton. They are the following: Sheldon Richardson, Larry Ogunjobi and Bryan Cox Jr.
  • Washington Redskins VsGreen Bay Packers-The Impact Player of this game is Davante Adams for recovering Dustin Hopkins’ onside kick to allow the Packers to run out the clock.
  • Detroit Lions VsMinnesota Vikings-The Impact Player of this game is a Vikings player who is becoming their most prolific pass rusher since John Randle, and that is Danielle Hunter for dominating the Lions with three sacks. The first of the three sacks became a milestone, as it was the 50th of his career. Not bad for someone that just turned 25 back in late October.
  • San Francisco 49ers VsNew Orleans Saints-The Impact Player of this game is Jimmy Garoppolo for leading his team 63 yards downfield to set up Robbie Gould’s 30-yard buzzer-beating field goal.
  • Miami Dolphins Vs. New York Jets-The Impact Player of this game is Sam Darnold for leading his team 49 yards downfield to set up Sam Ficken’s 44-yard buzzer-beating field goal.
  • Indianapolis Colts VsTampa Bay Buccaneers-The Impact Player of this game is Jameis Winston for overcoming three interceptions and seven lost yards via a Justin Houston sack to deliver the game-winning touchdown pass to Breshad Perriman from 12 yards out.
  • Denver Broncos VsHouston Texans-The Impact Player of this game is Drew Lock for going 22-for-27 for 309 yards (301 net) and three touchdowns.
  • Los Angeles Chargers VsJacksonville Jaguars-The Impact Player of this game is Austin Ekeler for having 213 total yards (101 rushing, 112 receiving) and a receiving touchdown that accounted for 84 of those 112 aforementioned yards.
  • Tennessee Titans VsOakland Raiders-Four Titans offensive players get the Impact Award for this game. First is Ryan Tannehill for going 22-for-27 for 391 yards and three touchdowns. Second is A.J. Brown for having 91 of those yards go for one of his two touchdown receptions, along having his four other receptions go for 62 yards and his other touchdown reception. Third is Jonnu Smith for hauling in the third of Tannehill’s touchdown passes. And finally , Derrick Henry for giving the Tennessee offense balance with 103 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns on 18 carries.
  • Kansas City Chiefs VsNew England Patriots-Third time is the charm for the Chiefs defense in the Mahomes era, as the Impact Player of this game is Bashaud Breeland for knocking away Tom Brady’s fourth down pass attempt that was intended for Julian Edelman from the Chiefs five-yard line.
  • Pittsburgh Steelers VsArizona Cardinals-The Impact Player of this game is Joe Haden for his game-winning interception of Kyler Murray during the game’s final play.
  • Seattle Seahawks VsLos Angeles Rams-Four Rams defensive players get the Impact Player award for this game. I’ll start with Troy Hill for recording the lone L.A. forced turnover via an interception of Russell Wilson. And as for the other three Rams, well they are the ones who authored the five combined sacks of Wilson. They are the following: Samson Ebukam, Dante Fowler Jr. and Aaron Donald.
  • New York Giants VsPhiladelphia Eagles-It’s the “terrific twos” times three for the two Impact Players of this game, with Boston Scott cutting the Giants lead to 17-10 via a two-yard run. And as for the other Impact Player of this game, it’s Eagles all-world tight end Zach Ertz for catching a two-yard touchdown pass late in the fourth quarter to force overtime, and following that up with hauling in a two-yard touchdown pass in overtime to keep Philadelphia’s NFC East hopes alive. Tune into the next matchup below to see which players get the Week 15 Impact Player awards.
  • New York Jets VsBaltimore Ravens-The Impact Player of this game is the ultra-dynamic Lamar Jackson for amassing 298 total yards (212 passing, 86 rushing) and five touchdown passes.
  • New England Patriots VsCincinnati Bengals-Three Patriots get the Impact Player award of this game and they are all players that recorded the five forced New England turnovers. First up is Stephon Gilmore for recording two of the four Andy Dalton interceptions, including one that was returned 64 yards for a touchdown. Second is J.C. Jackson for getting the other two Dalton interceptions. And third is Justin Bethel for recovering a lost Alex Erickson fumble.
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers VsDetroit Lions-Eight Buccaneers get the Impact Player award for this game. First up is Jameis Winston for going 28-for-42 for 458 yards (446 net) and four touchdowns. Second is Breshad Perriman for catching five of those completions for 113 yards and three touchdowns. Third is Chris Godwin for also having five reception for 121 yards. Fourth is Scotty Miller for hauling in the other touchdown pass thrown by Winston. Fourth is Devin White for recovering a Ty Johnson lost fumble. Fifth is Sean Murphy-Bunting for returning a David Blough interception 70 yards for a touchdown. Sixth is Andrew Adams for having the other interception of Blough. Seventh is Shaquil Barrett for notching his 16th and a half sack this season in this game. And finally, Ndamukong Suh for having a sack against the team that he spent the first five years of his career with.
  • Chicago Bears VsGreen Bay Packers-The Impact Player of this game is Tramon Williams for preventing that crazy multi-lateral play from resulting in a Chicago touchdown, as he recovered Jesper Horstead’s failed lateral that was intended for either Allen Robinson, Anthony Miller or Tarik Cohen.
  • Houston Texans VsTennessee Titans-The Impact Player of this game is Bryan Anger for pinning the Titans at their own one-yard line via a 43-yard punt with 17 seconds to go and the Texans up by three.
  • Denver Broncos VsKansas City Chiefs-A familiar trio of Chiefs get the Impact Player awards for this game. First is Patrick Mahomes for going 27-for-34 for 340 yards (327 net) and two touchdowns. And as for second and third, his top two targets in Travis Kelce for catching 11 passes for 142 yards and Tyreek Hill for catching five passes for 67 yards and two touchdowns.
  • Miami Dolphins VsNew York Giants-In what could have been the final start of career, Eli Manning had a “turn the clock back” kind of game, as he went 20-for-28 for 283 yards (273 net) and two touchdowns in the 36-20 New York win. The performance makes the two-time Super Bowl MVP the Impact Player of this game.
  • Philadelphia Eagles VsWashington Redskins-Five Eagles get the Impact Player award for this game. First up is Carson Wentz, whom has finally won a Week 15 game. In the game, Wentz was 30-for-43 for 266 yards (258 net) and three touchdowns. Second is Greg Ward Jr. for catching the third and final touchdown pass from Wentz, a go-ahead score from four yards out. Third is Avonte Maddox for getting a game-ending sack of Dwayne Haskins Jr. that resulted in a fumble. Fourth is Malcolm Jenkins occupying a blocker that allowed Maddox to get that sack. And fifth is Nigel Bradham for returning that Haskins Jr. fumble 48 yards for a touchdown to cement the Philadelphia victory.
  • Seattle Seahawks VsCarolina Panthers-Three Seahawks get the Impact Player award for this game. They are Russell Wilson, Chris Carson and Tyler Lockett for milking the final 3:09 of regulation to play keep away from the Panthers.
  • Jacksonville Jaguars VsOakland Raiders-The Impact Player of this game is Ronnie Harrison for being the closest defender to Derek Carr’s final pass attempt of the game.
  • Cleveland Browns VsArizona Cardinals-The Impact Player of this game is Kenyan Drake for having 137 rushing yards and four touchdowns on 22 carries.
  • Minnesota Vikings VsLos Angeles Chargers-It was Purple Reign in the City Of Angels, as seven Vikings defensive players get the Impact Player award of this game. First up is Minnesota’s best defensive player in Danielle Hunter for getting a sack and fumble recovery. Second is Ifeadi Odenigbo for getting a sack and returning a fumble 56 yards for a touchdown. Third is Jaleel Johnson for recording the third Minnesota sack of Philip Rivers. Fourth is Harrison Smith for recording both an interception and fumble recovery. Fifth is Trae Waynes for having the fourth Minnesota fumble recovery. And finally, Anthony Harris and Mike Hughes for recording the other two interceptions thrown by Rivers.
  • Los Angeles Rams VsDallas Cowboys-Seven Cowboys get the Impact Player award of this game. First and second are Tony Pollard and Ezekiel Elliott for respective stat lines of 12 carries for 131 yards and a touchdown, and 24 carries for 117 yards and two touchdowns. Third is Dak Prescott for going 15-for-23 for 212 yards and two touchdowns. Fourth and fifth are Jason Witten and Tavon Austin for each being on the receiving end of touchdown passes thrown by Prescott. Sixth is Sean Lee recording both an interception and sack of Jared Goff. And finally, Jourdan Lewis for recording the other sack of Goff.
  • Atlanta Falcons VsSan Francisco 49ers-The Impact Players of this game are Matt Ryan and Julio Jones for collaborating on the game-winning five-yard touchdown passing play to give the Falcons a 23-22 lead with two seconds to go in the game.
  • Buffalo Bills VsPittsburgh Steelers-Ten Bills get the Impact Player award of this game. First is Josh Allen for getting a rushing touchdown, along with throwing for another. Second is Tyler Kroft for catching that touchdown, the game-winner from 14 yards out. Third is John Brown for having the huge 40-yard reception to help set up that aforementioned Allen-to-Kroft touchdown. Fourth is Devin Singletary for gaining 87 hard earned rushing yards on 21 carries. Fifth, sixth and seventh are Jordan Phillips, Shaq Lawson and Trent Murphy for combining for the four Buffalo sacks of Devlin Hodges. Eight is Jordan Poyer for recording both an interception and fumble recovery. Ninth is Tre’Davious White for recording two interceptions as well, including the 49-yard return that set up Stephen Haushka’s game-tying field goal from 36 yards out. And lastly is Levi Wallace for having the game-ending interception of Hodges on the final play of the game.
  • Indianapolis Colts VsNew Orleans Saints-The Impact Player of this game is Drew Brees for passing Peyton Manning as the NFL’s all-time touchdown passing leader and eclipsing his understudy, Philip Rivers, for the highest completion percentage in a single game. Oh yeah, and his team won the game handily, by the score of 34-7. Tune into the next matchup below for the Week 16 Impact Player award winners.
  • Houston Texans VsTampa Bay Buccaneers-The Impact Player of this is Jahleel Addae for intercepting Jamies Winston during Tampa Bay’s last meaningful offensive play.
  • Buffalo Bills VsNew England Patriots-The Impact Player of this game is Jamie Collins for pressuring Josh Allen into attempting a desperation pass to Cole Beasley on 4th-and-15.
  • Los Angeles Rams VsSan Francisco 49ers-The Impact Player of this game is Jimmy Garoppolo for overcoming getting sacked six times in the game to lead the 49ers on a game-winning 60-yard drive that culminated in Robbie Gould’s buzzer-beater from 33 yards out.
  • Jacksonville Jaguars VsAtlanta Falcons-Seven Falcons get the Impact Player award for this game. First up is Matt Ryan for going 32-for-45 for 384 yards (383 net) and a touchdown. Second is Devonta Freeman for gaining 127 total yards and scoring two total touchdowns. Third is Julio Jones for catching 10 of Ryan’s completions for 166 of Ryan’s yards. And lastly are the four Falcons who had the combined three sacks of Gardner Minshew II. They are the following: Grady Jarrett, Vic Beasley Jr., Jack Crawford and John Cominsky.
  • Baltimore Ravens VsCleveland Browns-The Impact Player of this game is Lamar Jackson for accounting for 341 total yards and three passing touchdowns.
  • New Orleans Saints VsTennessee Titans-The Impact Player of this game is Michael Thomas for surpassing Marvin Harrison for the most receptions in a single season, along with dominating the Titans with 12 catches for 136 yards and a touchdown.
  • Carolina Panthers VsIndianapolis Colts-The Impact Player of this game is Nyheim Hines for returning not one but two punts for touchdowns.
  • Cincinnati Bengals VsMiami Dolphins-The Impact Player of this game is Ryan Fitzpatrick for leading the Dolphins 51 yards downfield to set up Jason Sanders’ game-winning field goal from 37 yards out in overtime.
  • Pittsburgh Steelers VsNew York Jets-The Impact Player of this game is Brian Poole for having the coverage on JuJu Smith-Schuster during the last play of the game.
  • New York Giants VsWashington Redskins-The Impact Player of this game is Kaden Smith for hauling in the game-ending three-yard touchdown pass from Daniel Jones in overtime.
  • Detroit Lions VsDenver Broncos-Seven Broncos get the Impact Player award for this game. First and second up are Drew Lock and DaeSean Hamilton for collaborating on a three-yard touchdown pass. Third and fourth are Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman for each rushing for a touchdown. And finally, the Broncos defensive players that amassed the sacks of David Blough. They are the following: Dre’Mont Jones, Malik Reed and Jeremiah Attaochu.
  • Oakland Raiders VsLos Angeles Chargers-The Impact Player of this game is DeAndre Washington for allowing his team to run out the clock via a 13-yard run on 3rd-and-10.
  • Dallas Cowboys VsPhiladelphia Eagles-Five Eagles get the Impact Player award for this game. First and second are two of the most valuable Eagles defenders in Fletcher Cox and Malcolm Jenkins for combining on a fumble, with the former forcing it from Tony Pollard and the latter recovering it. Third is Vinny Curry for forcing the Cowboys into third-and-eight via a four-yard sack of Dak Prescott. Fourth is Sidney Jones for his excellent coverage on Michael Gallup during the Cowboys’ last offensive play of the game, which was Prescott’s pass intended for the aforementioned Gallup. And finally, Miles Sanders for allowing his team to run out the clock via a 38-yard run on 3rd-and-2.
  • Arizona Cardinals VsSeattle Seahawks-Two Cardinals are Impact Players of this game, with the first being Kenyan Drake getting it for rushing for 166 yards and two touchdowns on 24 carries, including an 80-yarder. And as for the second, the elite talent known as Chandler Jones for having a second game of four sacks this season, as he brought down Russell Wilson all four of those times.
  • Kansas City Chiefs Vs. Chicago Bears-The Impact Player of this game is Patrick Mahomes for going 23-for-33 for 251 yards (244 net) and two touchdowns. Plus, he added two carries for 14 yards and a touchdown on the ground.
  • Green Bay Packers VsMinnesota Vikings-The Impact Player of this game is Aaron Jones for putting the game out of reach for the Vikings via a 56-yard touchdown run. The touchdown was Jones’ second of the night and extended Green Bay’s lead to 23-10 with 5:51 remaining in regulation. Tune into the next matchup below for the Week 17 Impact Player award winners.
  • New York Jets VsBuffalo Bills-Given that this game had no playoff implications, despite the fact that the Bills were locked in as the fifth seed in the AFC, the Impact Players of this game are Sam Darnold and Jamison Crowder for combining on a one-yard touchdown pass to provide the final margin of victory for the Jets.
  • Cleveland Browns VsCincinnati Bengals-Eight Bengals get the Impact Player award for this game. First is Andy Dalton for going 16-for-28 for 190 yards (182 net) and a touchdown, along with adding eight carries for 10 yards and a rushing touchdown. Second is Joe Mixon for rushing the ball 26 times for 162 yards and two touchdowns. Third is C.J. Uzomah for catching the lone touchdown pass that Dalton threw. Fourth and fifth are Darius Phillips and B.W. Webb for combining for all three Cincinnati interceptions that Baker Mayfield threw. And finally, the three players that combined for the six sacks of Mayfield. They are the following: Carlos Dunlap, Carl Lawson, and Sam Hubbard.
  • Green Bay Packers VsDetroit Lions-The Impact Player of this game is Aaron Rodgers for rallying the Packers from being down 14 two separate times, along with being down seven once, to lead the Packers to victory and the number two seed in the NFC.
  • Los Angeles Chargers VsKansas City Chiefs-The Impact Player of this game is Damien Williams for slamming the door on an L.A. with a late seven-yard touchdown run to extend Kansas City’s lead to 31-21, along with playing a big part in the Chiefs getting the two seed in the AFC.
  • Chicago Bears VsMinnesota Vikings-The Impact Player of this game is Eddie Jackson for ending Chicago’s season on a high note with a game-ending interception of Sean Mannion.
  • Miami Dolphins VsNew England Patriots-The Impact Players for this season’s most shocking game are Ryan Fitzpatrick and Mike Gesicki for collaborating on the game-winning touchdown passing play of five yards to win their final game of the season, along with denying the Patriots the first round bye that they have lived off of for the nine seasons prior to this one.
  • Atlanta Falcons VsTampa Bay Buccaneers-The Impact Player of this game is Deion Jones for ending it with a 27-yard interception return for a touchdown in overtime.
  • New Orleans Saints VsCarolina Panthers-The Impact Players of this are Drew Brees, Alvin Kamara, Tre’Quan Smith, Taysum Hill, Jared Cook, A.J. Klein, and Wil Lutz for accounting for all the New Orleans points to put this game out of reach very early.
  • Washington Redskins VsDallas Cowboys-Seven Cowboys are Impact Players for this game. First up is Dak Prescott for going 23-for-33 for 303 yards (294 net) and four touchdowns. Second is Michael Gallup for catching three of the four Prescott touchdown passes. Third is Ezekiel Elliott for carrying the ball 18 times for 133 yards and a touchdown, along with catching the other Prescott touchdown pass. Fourth is Xavier Woods for recovering Adrian Peterson’s lost fumble. Fifth is Jaylon Smith for intercepting Case Keenum. And finally, Kerry Hyder and Robert Quinn for amassing the two combined Dallas sacks of Keenum.
  • Oakland Raiders VsDenver Broncos-The Impact Player of this game is Shelby Harris for batting down Derek Carr’s two-point conversion pass attempt that would have given the Raiders a 17-16 win. Instead, they lost 16-15.
  • Arizona Cardinals Vs. Los Angeles Rams-The Impact Players of this game are Troy Reeder and Samson Ebukan for collaborating on Damiere Byrd’s fumble, with the former forcing it and the latter recovering it.
  • Philadelphia Eagles VsNew York Giants-Three Eagles get the Impact Player award for this game. First and second are Malcolm Jenkins and Fletcher Cox, the former of whom forced Daniel Jones to fumble and the latter of whom recovered the fumble. The recovery would then lead to Boston Scott (the third Impact Player of this game) scoring a two-yard touchdown via a run to help Philadelphia eventually pull away for the 34-17 victory en route to their second NFC East division title in three years.
  • Indianapolis Colts VsJacksonville Jaguars-Two Jaguars are Impact Players of this game, with Yannick Ngakoue forcing Jacoby Brissett to fumble and Calais Campbell returning the fumble eight yards for a touchdown to extend the Jaguars lead to 31-20, as well as give them the momentum for the rest of the game, by virtue of winning it 38-20.
  • Pittsburgh Steelers Vs. Baltimore Ravens-The Impact Player of this game is Jordan Richards for recovering a fumble for a touchdown in the end zone to extend Baltimore’s lead to 26-10 late in the fourth quarter. The play dashed any hopes of a Pittsburgh late-game rally, along with giving the Ravens a franchise-best record of 14-2.
  • Tennessee Titans Vs. Houston Texans-Three Titans get the Impact Player award of this game. First up is A.J. Brown for hauling in four passes for 124 yards to go over 1,000 receiving yards as a rookie this season, along one of those catches going for the early game-tying touchdown from 51 yards out. Second is MyCole Pruitt for catching a one-yard touchdown pass to give the Titans a 14-7 lead that they would never relinquish. And finally, Derrick Henry for having 32 carries for 211 yards and three touchdowns, the last of which went 53 yards to give the 2015 Heisman Trophy winner the 2019 NFL rushing title. Oh yeah, and the Titans won the game to claim the sixth seed in the AFC playoff bracket.
  • San Francisco 49ers VsSeattle Seahawks-The Impact Players of this game are Dre Greenlaw and Fred Warner tackling Jacob Hollister a yard shy of the end zone on fourth-and-goal to prevent the Seahawks from a last-second comeback win in the second meeting between these two teams. The win for San Francisco became monumental, as it gave them home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs.

Well, that concludes Twelve Weeks Of Impact. 

Tune to the regular format of Impact Players Of The Week for Wild Card Weekend on January 6, 2020 in its regular Extra Sessions format.

So until then, so long everybody and Happy New Year!