NFL Week 15 Saturday grades: Lions get ‘A+’ for Broncos beatdown, Bengals ‘B+’ for overtime win vs. Vikings

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Welcome to a rare Saturday edition of the Week 15 grades. The NFL was kind enough to give us some Saturday football in the form of a tripleheader consisting of Vikings-Bengals, Steelers-Colts and Broncos-Lions. 

Each one of these carries a significant impact on the playoff picture, especially in the AFC as the wild card race is as tight as it’s been in recent memory. The Bengals were able to keep their hopes of making it into the postseason alive in dramatic fashion, rallying to defeat the Vikings in overtime. That comeback effort required a 21-point fourth quarter and one of the best touchdowns of the season from wideout Tee Higgins. 

We’ll cover that game and the rest of the slate with our grades for all three contests below.

Cincinnati 27-24 over Minnesota (OT)

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

Indianapolis 30, Pittsburgh 13 

Steelers-Colts grades by Jared Dubin (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)

Detroit 42, Denver 17

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



The article discusses the grades for three NFL games that took place on a rare Saturday. The games included the Cincinnati Bengals vs. Minnesota Vikings, Indianapolis Colts vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, and Detroit Lions vs. Denver Broncos. The Bengals won a dramatic overtime victory, keeping their playoff hopes alive. The Colts defeated the Steelers, and the Lions dominated the Broncos. The article provides links to the individual grades for each game.

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