December 22
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As Week 16 of the NFL season comes to a close, the playoff picture is beginning to take shape. The Denver Broncos continue to dominate, powering to a 37-13 win over Texas after a huge night from Payton Manning. After throwing for 400 yards and 4 touchdowns, Manning hit 51 total TDs on the year, a mark which puts him past Tom Brady for the most conversions in a single season. Wide receiver Eric Decker added 131 yards and collected two TDs of his own in Denver's decisive win.

In Maryland, the Skins and Cowboys put on a thriller that was decided on a Tony Romo TD in the last minute of action as Dallas won 24-23. Romo had 226 yards and two touchdowns on the night. 130 miles away, in Philly, the Eagles smothered Chicago 54-11 to set back the Bears' quest for the NFC North title.

In NBA action, the duo of Chris Paul and Blake Griffin proved to be too much for Minnesota despite a huge 45 point, 19 rebound night from Kevin Love. Griffin had 32 points and 10 rebounds while CP3 added 19 points and 13 assists. In Oklahoma City, the Raptors upset the Thunder on the back of 22 points, 9 assists, and 7 rebounds from Kyle Lowry. Check out all this plus more after the jump.

Riley Jones is a freelance writer from Charlottesville, VA and a contributor to Sneaker Report. With an unshakable affinity for basketball and all things ’90s, he can be found on Twitter @rchrstphr.

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Kyle Lowry
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Shoe: Peak Kyle Lowry
Player: Kyle Lowry
Game: Toronto vs. Oklahoma City
Key stat: 22 points, 9 assists, 7 rebounds

$77

Peyton Manning
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Shoe: Reebok Zig Blaze Mid SD4
Player: Peyton Manning
Game: Denver vs. Houston
Key stat: 400 yards, 4 TD

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Chris Paul
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Shoe: Jordan CP3.VII
Player: Chris Paul
Game: Los Angeles Clippers vs. Minnesota
Key stat: 19 points, 13 assists, 6 rebounds

$125

Eric Decker
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Shoe: Nike Lunar Super Bad Low (Custom)
Player: Eric Decker
Game: Denver vs. Houston
Key stat: 131 yards, 2 TD

$75 (Super Bad Mid)

Blake Griffin
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Shoe: Jordan Super.Fly 2
Player: Blake Griffin
Game: Los Angeles Clippers vs. Minnesota
Key stat: 32 points, 10 assists

$130

Tony Romo
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Shoe: Nike Lunar Super Bad
Player: Tony Romo
Game: Dallas vs. Washington
Key stat: 226 yards, 2 TD

$75

Paul George
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Shoe: Nike Hyperdunk 2013
Player: Paul George
Game: Indiana vs. Boston
Key stat: 24 points, 5 rebounds

$100

LeSean McCoy
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Shoe: Nike Lunar Super Bad
Player: LeSean McCoy
Game: Philadelphia vs. Chicago
Key stat: 133 yards, 2 TD

$75

Riley Jones is a freelance writer from Charlottesville, VA and a contributor to Sneaker Report. With an unshakable affinity for basketball and all things ’90s, he can be found on Twitter @rchrstphr.

RELATED: Peyton Manning Explodes for 462 Yards and 7 TDs in the Reebok Zig Blaze Mid SD4
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