The 2021 NFL season continued its unpredictable run in Week 12.
Like in the previous weeks, there were upsets in some of the scheduled games.
These results are so surprising that it’s hard to fathom the seven NFL teams that will make the playoffs in each conference.
Some expected results won’t make you jump out of your seat.
However, some games ended with eye-popping results.
Here are three results that you’d think happened in a parallel universe.
Instead, they are now part of the NFL record books.
3. Los Angeles Chargers
This game between two AFC West rivals was a toss-up given their almost identical win-loss records.
However, the Los Angeles Chargers should have had the edge on offense because of Justin Herbert.
Meanwhile, the Denver Broncos’ Teddy Bridgewater has had an up-and-down season, and this game was no different.
He finished with 11 completions for 129 yards and a touchdown.
Justin Herbert speaks to the media. https://t.co/KuLFFIwwMo
— Los Angeles Chargers (@chargers) November 29, 2021
In contrast, Herbert had 308 yards and two touchdowns.
Despite that discrepancy, the Broncos still won by double digits.
Credit the Broncos defense for limiting the Chargers to 13 points and picking off Herbert twice.
Patrick Surtain II turned one of those interceptions into a touchdown.
This result brought both teams to 6-5, making the race for the division title even tighter.
2. Los Angeles Rams
The result is surprising because the Los Angeles Rams have elite units on both sides of the ball.
Aaron Rodgers is also nursing a toe injury, hampering his mobility out of the pocket.
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) November 29, 2021
Despite that ailment, the three-time MVP scored a rushing touchdown and finished with 307 passing yards.
This game improves Rodgers’ record against Stafford to 13-4.
He also has a 6-1 slate against the Rams.
Stafford also had a 300-yard game to go with three touchdowns.
Davante hasn’t forgiven OBJ for choosing the Rams 🤣 pic.twitter.com/06G4G4JD0q
— B/R Gridiron (@brgridiron) November 29, 2021
But unlike his counterpart, he had an interception that Rasul Douglas ran back for a touchdown.
That defensive touchdown proved to be the winning margin for the Green Bay Packers, who now have a 9-3 record.
Meanwhile, the Rams fell to 7-4 and wasted their opportunity to inch closer to the Arizona Cardinals for the NFC West title.
As a consolation, Beckham had his first touchdown as a Ram.
Instead, Arizona’s lead remains at two games after their bye week.
1. Philadelphia Eagles
The Philadelphia Eagles were in a groove after winning three of their last four games before competing against the New York Giants.
Their ground game became the core of their offense, and that shift in strategy made them one of the hottest teams during that stretch.
They still had the advantage in the run game against the Giants, but they could not score points.
Jalen Hurts’ three interceptions did not help their cause.
DeVonta Smith livid as he came off the field. Threw his helmet to the bench. Wanted the ball. Was open. Never saw a target on the #Eagles' final two drives.
— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) November 28, 2021
He forced one throw to Jalen Reagor in double coverage, resulting in a pick.
Reagor also dropped two significant passes, which could have given Philadelphia more points.
Two of the three interceptions by Hurts were in Giants territory.
If he had taken care of the ball better, they could have had two additional touchdowns, which would have been enough to win the contest.
Like the Rams, the Eagles squandered an opportunity to narrow the gap between them and the Dallas Cowboys for the NFC East title.