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GREEN BAY, WI - SEPTEMBER 15: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers throws against the the Washington Redskins at Lambeau Field on September 15, 2013 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
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NFL Week 16 reaction: Notes and observations

The schedule for NFL Week 16 action is finished save for Monday night, and here’s what it all means for the rest of the season.

– It’s a full-on meltdown for the Miami Dolphins. After losing all three legs of their road trip in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Buffalo, the Dolphins came home and lost on Sunday afternoon to the Green Bay Packers, 26-20. Miami quarterback Tua Tagovailoa threw interceptions on three straight drives to finish the game, putting Miami at 8-7 and only one game ahead of both the New England Patriots and New York Jets for the final wild card spot.

– Speaking of the Packers, they now find themselves in decent position to make the playoffs. Green Bay is 7-8 and still needs to leapfrog three teams to get into the postseason, but if they can win out with home dates facing the Minnesota Vikings and Detroit Lions, the Packers only need one loss from the Washington Commanders the rest of the way, or two from the New York Giants. Can you imagine Aaron Rodgers and Co. going to Minnesota in the NFC Wild Card round?

– The AFC South has firmly gone towards the Jacksonville Jaguars. With the season-ending injury to Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill, it’s tough to see Tennessee getting into the playoffs via the divisional crown. Both the Jaguars and Titans are 7-8, and Jacksonville has quarterback Trevor Lawrence playing fantastic ball, while rookie Malik Willis, replacing Tannehill, is yet to pass for 100 yards in any of his starts.

– It’s impossible for the Denver Broncos to be any more embarrassing to their fans. Entering Christmas Day at 4-10, Denver was favored at SoFi Stadium to play the injury-riddled Los Angeles Rams. Instead of winning and giving their supporters a bit of holiday cheer, the Broncos were rocked to the tune of 51-14. Russell Wilson was yanked in the fourth quarter, having thrown three interceptions. At 4-11, the Broncos finish the season with the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Chargers. It’s very possible they finish 4-13.

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