Hey you guys Aaron Rodgers actually looked human this weekend! The same can be said for Peyton to some degree even though he has been in a small rut along with that offense the last few weeks. Josh Gordon predictably played more than the coach led on. Shady went for over 100yds and actually looked like a good running back and RG3 continues to erode sadly. Some of the many happenings in week 12 of the NFL so here is how I saw it……
RAIDERS 24 CHIEFS 20
The Raiders FINALLY won a game but almost blew it with a silly sack celebration. That would have been an epic” Raiders” type loser move. Luckily having a few veterans came in handy as Justin Tuck called the timely time out. Go Raiders!
BROWNS 26 FALCONS 24
Josh Gordon made his much anticipated return and got busy quickly. He was targeted 16 times and made 8 catches. The Falcons are awful defensively so it is no surprise that the Browns marched right down the field for the game winning field goal. Falcons don’t deserve to be in playoff contention.
BEARS 21 BUCS 13
The Bears really only won this game because the team they were playing is worse than them. They didn’t even have 300 yds of offense which is almost impossible. Nonetheless the Bears win their 2nd game in a row.
BENGALS 22 TEXANS 13
The Bengals took advantage of a Texans team that was without Arian Foster or a functional qb. Mallett tore a pectoral muscle before the game even started so I’m not quite sure how he played. Dalton finally got in a rhythm and AJ Green looked like his dominant self again. Bengals have a veteran group so this win comes as no real shock.
COLTS 23 JAGS 3
TY Hilton played in this game off 3hrs rest due to the fact his baby girl was born on Sunday morning. He still managed to score a td and post 122 yds receiving which is all you need to know about how awful the Jags are these days.
PACKERS 24 VIKINGS 21
Zimmer is doing a great job with the Vikings group that has clearly been through their share of adversity this season. Rodgers was somewhat held in check but Eddie Lacy was their worst nightmare again scoring two TD’s. Divisional games always tend to be close and the Vikings have been tough defensively all year. Zimmer played bump-n-run coverage on the Packer receivers which is what you have to do to slow them down.
PATRIOTS 34 LIONS 9
The Patriots put on a clinic against the Lions top ranked defense using a plethora of different wrinkles. The bigger story is the fact that the Lions have now only scored 5 TD’s in the last 5 games and none in the last 2 which is flat out bizarre when you have Megatron.
EAGLES 43 TITANS 23
The Eagles made quick work of the Titans as they started out this game with a 107 yd kickoff return. Sanchez needs to sharpen up as he had 2 more turnovers on Sunday. This was over early and the Eagles are ready for the Thanksgiving game against Dallas for NFC supremacy.
CHARGERS 27 RAMS 24
The Chargers looked better this week as Rivers looked to get back on track. They even had a Keenan Allen sighting who looked dangerous after the catch again. However the Rams have been coming on strong in the last quarter of the season and barely loss this game as Shaun Hill threw a backbreaking interception on the 6 yd line to kill the game.
SEAHAWKS 19 CARDINALS 3
Huge win for Seattle as they played their best game all year defensively. Getting Wagner back along with the health of their cb’s played a big role in shutting down the Cardinals. It didn’t help that the Cardinals were without Larry Fitzgerald but the Hawks took care of business.
BRONCOS 39 DOLPHINS 36
It took a comeback for the Broncos to get this win as the Dolphins dominated them for a majority of the game. Tannehill has been playing excellent football for about 6 weeks now and that continued on Sunday where he constantly found open receivers. Peyton got the last laugh as he usually does when he goes to the sideline to dissect a way to beat his opponent. A late touchdown to Demaryius sealed the win and Peyton marches on.
49ERS 17 REDSKINS 13
The 49ers get another ugly win but yet it is a win. The Redskins played them tough but it goes to show how shaky the 49ers passing game is as they couldn’t fully expose that secondary. They will need to fine tune things quickly as the Hawks come to town Thursday.
COWBOYS 31 GIANTS 28
The Cowboys looked primed to give away yet another game but they showed tremendous resiliency once again as they have all year. Eli and rookie Odell Beckham were putting on a show against the terrible Dallas defense. Only thing that helped Dallas is that the Giants defense might be just as bad. Romo had another game winning final drive that everyone seems to ignore until he blows it. Next up is Philly and Dallas can’t afford a slow start.
BUFFALO 38 JETS 3
Judging by the score one would think the Jets were the ones caught up in a snow storm all week. Bottom line is Rex Ryan is walking dead and this team isn’t responding to him anymore. The offense is so bad it discourages the defense which makes it bad all around.
RAVENS 34 SAINTS 27
Unbelievable to see the Saints lose 3 games in a row and still sit in 1st place. Drew Brees will need to carry this team but the defense isn’t even giving him a chance.