NFL Week 15 grades: Patriots get a ‘D’ for shocking loss to Raiders; Cowboys earn a ‘C’ for surprising setback

After a wild Saturday that gave us the biggest comeback win in NFL history, the action on Sunday might have actually topped that. 

In Las Vegas, the Raiders beat the Patriots with one of the wildest walk-off plays ever: Chandler Jones snared a lateral on the game’s final play and then proceeded to return it for a touchdown to give the Raiders an improbable 30-24 win over the Patriots. 

In Tampa Bay, Tom Brady blew the biggest lead of his career in a home game. The Buccaneers led the Bengals 17-0 in the first half, before suffering a total second-half meltdown in a 34-23 loss. 

In New York, the Lions won the game after being down to their final play. On a fourth-and-1 with under two minutes left to play, the Lions needed a first down to keep the game alive and instead, they did themselves one better: They got a 51-yard touchdown pass from Jared Goff to Brock Wright. The Lions have now taken one step closer to becoming just the second team in NFL history to make the playoffs after starting the season 1-6. 

In Jacksonville, the Jaguars looked hopelessly out of the game when they were trailing the Cowboys 27-10 with just four minutes left in the third quarter, but they ended up rebounding to pull off a wild win in overtime. The victory over the Cowboys ended a 20-game losing streak to NFC teams for the Jags.

So what kind of grade do you get for blowing a 17-point lead to the Jaguars? Let’s get to the Week 15 grades and find out. If you want to know what kind of grades we handed out for Saturday’s games, including Minnesota’s historical 33-point comeback win, be sure to click here. If you’re looking for a deeper dive on the 49ers’ win over the Seahawks that was played Thursday, you can check that out here. 

Jacksonville 30-24 in OT over Dallas 

Cowboys-Jaguars grades by Garrett Podell (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)

New Orleans 21-18 over Atlanta

Falcons-Saints grades by John Breech (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)

Pittsburgh 24-16 over Carolina

Steelers-Panthers grades by John Breech (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)

Kansas City 30-24 in OT over Houston

Chiefs-Texans grades by John Breech (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)

Philadelphia 25-20 over Chicago

Eagles-Bears grades by Jeff Kerr (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)

Detroit 20-17 over N.Y. Jets

Lions-Jets grades by Cody Benjamin (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)

L.A. Chargers 17-14 over Tennessee

Titans-Chargers grades by Jordan Dajani (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)

Las Vegas 30-24 over New England

Patriots-Raiders grades by Tyler Sullivan (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)

Denver 24-15 over Arizona

Cardinals-Broncos grades by John Breech (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)

Cincinnati 34-23 over Tampa Bay

Bengals-Buccaneers grades by John Breech (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)

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