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32 things we learned from all the games

The 32 things we learned from Week 15 of the 2019 NFL season:

1. In the NFL’s 100th season, the league’s oldest rivals, the Packers and the Bears, have now met 200 times. After Sunday’s 21-13 victory, Green Bay leads the all-time series 99-95-6.

1a. Chicago, the NFC North champion in 2018, was officially eliminated from playoff contention. So were the Broncos.

2. Sean McDermott > Mike Tomlin in the sideline matchup of former William & Mary teammates.

2a. McDermott, who’s now led Buffalo to two playoff berths in the past three years following an 18-year absence, has also gotten the Bills to the 10-win plateau for the first time since 1999, coincidentally the last time they beat Pittsburgh.

2b. With Christmas approaching … Rudolph siren? Duck Hodges (4 INTs) definitely killed the Steelers on Sunday night.

3. If Sunday was Eli Manning’s final start at home, what an emblematic performance of the longtime Giants star. He threw three interceptions against the Dolphins — ’tis the season … Manning has now served up a pick to every NFL franchise save the Giants — yet, with the help of two TD throws, he rallied New York to a 36-20 victory … evening his career record to 117-117.