NFL Christmas Day top plays: Brady, Bucs complete comeback in OT; Rams, Packers win

16th week NFL season continues on Sunday, and we’ve got you covered with all the action from three Christmas games! In the nightcap, Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers rallied from a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter to beat the Trace McSorley-led Arizona Cardinals in overtime.

Earlier, Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers upset Tua Tagovailoa and the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium in Florida. Trailing 20-13 late in the game, the Packers scored 16 unanswered points in the second half and Tagovailoa threw interceptions on the Dolphins’ final three drives.

Elsewhere, Baker Mayfield and the Los Angeles Rams beat the Los Angeles Denver Broncos by more than 30 points.

Here are the best plays from Sunday!

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Arizona Cardinals


The Cardinals went on fourth-and-2 and made a crucial play early in the first quarter.


After the Cardinals QB lost the ball, the Bucs defense sacked McSorley on third down and fielded the ball near midfield.

Too hard

Tampa Bay was able to turn the ball over after the game, thanks to JJ Watt.

Not how they drew it

Late in the second quarter, Brady’s pass to Mike Evans was picked off at the Cardinals’ 2-yard line and returned 39 yards. And just like that, the Bucks went into halftime with a slight advantage, 6-3.

YAMAG is being held back again

Marco Wilson’s second interception of Brady in the third quarter ended a promising Bucks drive.

Goes deep into Hollywood

McSorley showed off his arm strength with a deep strike to Marquis Brown that gained 47 yards. The Cardinals would later score a field goal to take a 9-6 lead early in the fourth quarter and end the game.

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Hindering the punter?!

Faron Cooper did just that. Cardinals punter Jake Camarda landed in the air to the delight of his teammates.

Rush to success

The Cardinals took a 16-6 lead in the fourth quarter on James Conner’s 22-yard run.

It’s not over yet

Brady pulled a 3-yarder from Rachaed White for the game’s first TD to put Tampa Bay up 16-13 in the fourth quarter.

A tie game in the desert

After forcing a punt against the Cardinals, the Bucs made it 16 late on Ryan Succop’s 42-yard field goal with two minutes left.

Bucs dominate in OT!

In overtime, Succop grabbed his fourth field goal of the night to give the Bucks a 19-16 victory.

Los Angeles Rams 51, Denver Broncos 14

Durant is still playing on Christmas Day

Sure, Nets star Kevin Durant is missing the Christmas game for the first time since 2009 (while healthy), but there’s another Durant playing.

Rams rookie cornerback Kobe Durant made a diving steal to set up good field position for his team.

To the house!

Los Angeles took a 10-0 lead in the first quarter when Tyler Higbee made a reception just short of the goal line and powered into the end zone.

Hey old teammate!

Bobby Wagner entertained and intercepted former Seattle Seahawks teammate Russell Wilson to give the Rams great field position as they drove back-to-back drives.

Cam Akers adds priority

The Rams running back made it into the end zone with a 3-yard run to give LA a 17-0 lead in the first quarter.

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Courtland Sutton keeps cool

The Broncos receiver made a diving attempt along the sideline that was initially incomplete, but Denver contested the play and a quick check determined Sutton had made the grab.

The catch set up a Broncos field goal to make it 17-3.

TD’s Santa Claus

Higbee scored for the second time in the second quarter and the Rams took a 24-3 lead early in the second quarter.

The Rams followed suit 2-yard touchdown Akers led 31-6 at halftime.

For good measure

Denver added a touchdown midway through the fourth quarter thanks to Greg Dulcic’s field goal.


Durant had an 85-yard interception return in the fourth quarter to seal the deal for the Rams.

Green Bay Packers 26, Miami Dolphins 20

Running almost all the way

After the Dolphins took a 3-0 lead on first down, Casen Nixon put the Packers in great field position and returned the ensuing kickoff 94 yards to put Green Bay inside the Miami 10-yard line. The Packers couldn’t take full advantage, allowing a field goal.

Make your way for six!

Jaylen Waddle caught Tagovailoa’s pass and turned the 10-yard pass into an 84-yard touchdown to give Miami a 10-3 lead.

Got a Mercedes for Christmas

Green Bay eventually reached the end zone when Rodgers caught Mercedes Lewis on a 10-10 tie.

Star power

Tagovailoa’s favorite gift of the season was Tyreek Hill, whom he reconnected with over Christmas. The star receiver made a 52-yard grab to put the Dolphins inside the Packers’ 1-yard line.

Jeff Wilson then ran for a touchdown on the next play, giving Miami a 17-10 lead.

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Not on Miami time

The Packers tried to keep the drive alive by running a fake fourth down deep in their own territory. The dolphins sniffed out the fakes faster than Santa could sniff out cookies on Christmas Eve.

Big fourth down conversion

Rodgers used the play to his advantage, helping Christian Watson’s first down to give the Packers a 20-13 halftime lead.

Swipe left

Rodgers moved left and found Lewis again, but this time the completion was 30 yards, putting the Buckers at the Dolphins’ 7-yard line.

Awesome AJ

Just 2 plays after a deep pass from Rodgers early in the third quarter, AJ Dillon powered into the end zone.

Will choose the Dolphin defense…but was the PI?

Rodgers wanted it all on 3rd and 15 and threw a pass to Allen Lazard in the end zone. Kader Cohoe made the play to disrupt the Dolphins, but appeared to get away with some contact.

“Don’t Lie the Ball” to Packers Fans

The Packers got the ball back shortly after Rodgers’ interception when Tagovailoa threw the ball right to Jair Alexander, giving Green Bay great field position.

gift for De’Vondre Campbell

With the Dolphins looking to either tie or take the lead, Tagovailoa intercepted another Packers quarterback.

Turn around

The Dolphins quarterback threw his third interception on the last pass of the game to Rasul Douglas, giving the Packers a 26-20 win.

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