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NFL Saturday Week 15 results: Lions run over Broncos; Colts and Bengals also notch wins ‣

NFL Saturday Week 15 results: Lions run over Broncos; Colts and Bengals also notch wins

Detroit Lions wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown (14) kicks the ball into the stands after his touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Saturday, Dec. 16, 2023, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

It was a get-right game for the Detroit Lions, who unleashed an offensive onslaught on the Denver Broncos to cap off Saturday’s NFL tripleheader. After losing two of its last three, Detroit got fully back on track by running away with a 42-17 win over Denver to improve to 10-4 in the process.

Lions QB Jared Goff led five straight touchdown drives spanning from the second quarter to early in the fourth. The Broncos didn’t come close to keeping up.

Earlier today, backup Jake Browning led the Bengals to an overtime victory over the Minnesota Vikings. After the Vikings had an early lead, the Bengals came back for a 27-24 win. The Colts followed that up with a 30-13 win in which they scored all 30 points unanswered against a moribund Pittsburgh Steelers team.

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  • Detroit improves to 10-4 and can clinch a playoff berth with some help Sunday/Monday.

  • Russell Wilson’s night is done.

    He finishes 18-of-32, 223 yards, 1 TD, 0 INT, 1 TD run.

  • That’s also Jared Goff’s 5th TD pass of the night. Cookin.

  • Jared Goff finds Sam LaPorta for his THIRD TD grab of the day! It’s party time in Detroit.

  • Lions fall on the onside kick. Detroit takes over near midfield.

  • Russell Wilson dives into the end zone for a Broncos touchdown. Cuts the lead slightly with 6:28 left.

  • Denver’s defense finally comes up with a stop and quickly gets the ball back. Plenty of work to do with 9:18 on the clock.

  • The Broncos just punted on 4th and 10, trailing by 25 with ~11 minutes to play. Curious decision.

  • Jahmyr Gibbs scores again on a sweet run play! Lions have now scored TDs on FIVE straight possessions!

  • This was the offsides call. Yay or nay?

  • Denver gets stopped JUST short of the goal line on 3rd down and then an OFFENSIVE offsides on 4th down calls back a TD run. Broncos settle for a field goal.

    Lions 28, Broncos 10, late 3rd

  • TOUCHDOWN LIONS.

    Goff hits LaPorta again to go up 28-7 in the third quarter. LaPorta now has 4 catches for 46 yards and 2 touchdowns. That’s also Goff’s fourth TD pass of the night.

  • The Lions are responding to the Denver TD by marching to the end zone again. A 26-yard Amon-Ra St. Brown reception, an 11-yard Jahmyr Gibbs run and now a 34-yard Jahmyr Gibbs run to put Detroit in the red zone.

  • Touchdown stands. It looked a little like Humphrey lost control of the ball on the ground, but not enough to overturn the call. 21-7 Detroit.

  • TOUCHDOWN BRONCOS.

    Denver opens the second half with a 10-play, 75-yard drive to cut the lead to 21-7, ending with Lil’Jordan Humphrey’s win on a jump ball. Play is under review.

  • Russell Wilson goes deep on 3rd and 12 and is rewarded with some pretty clear passer interference by Alex Anzalone. The Detroit defense all gets called for illegal contact. Broncos go from their own 23 to the Lions’ 33.

  • TOUCHDOWN LIONS. Detroit puts an exclamation point on a dominant first half with a 15-yard TD by Amon-Ra St. Brown, who leapt and flipped over a defender into the end zone. 21-0 Lions.