Yeah, that’s right. Bleak. What a woeful week in the league, as some teams played off their head, while others looked like they had their heads taken clean off.
I went 4-11-1, which is one of the worst beatings I have taken all season.
Why did I suck so bad?
Ask some of the teams I picked, who couldn’t score in the NY strip club ‘Scores’ with a wad of Benjamins.
Let’s take a look at some of these games to see what the heck happened.
Bears 13 Packers 21
And just like that, it’s over for the Bears. Despite their 3 recent wins, they weren’t able to muster much offence in the face of the Pack. Rodgers attempted to gash the Bears with a few deep ball options, but it was Aaron Jones who did the leg work, rushing for 2 big TDs.
Near the end, it looked like the Bears might threaten, but that didn’t last very long.
The Packers move up in the NFC thanks to the win, but they still don’t really seem like contenders in the face of the opposition.
Mitch Trubisky might want to move out of Chicago as soon as the off season starts.
Broncos 3 Chiefs 23
Let it snow! Let it snow! What the hell? You don’t expect much when it comes to snow games in KC, as the under points are pretty much guaranteed. I had expected the Broncos to cover the 9.5pt spread, but no. They had to suck dramatically on Sunday.
Drew Lock looked like he could use some WD40, as Travis Kelce had more yards that then whole Denver team heading into the 4th quarter.
For a team that had been so dominant in previous weeks, it sucked to see them fall apart like that.
Mahomes was on fire in the snow, and he will use that arm to melt December opposition.
Eagles 37 Redskins 27
Dwayne Haskins was putting the Eagles to sleep heading into the half, with a dominant performance that kept the Eagles on their back feet. Then the choke started to wrap around the throat of the Redksins, like Lord Vader himself was taking their breath.
Greg Ward was an absolute beast, and Miles Sanders ran all over the hapless Redskins.
I liked McLaurin in the game who had a great game.
I wrongly thought that the Redskins would keep it close, and they did…until they started fucking up.
Browns 24 Cardinals 38
This one I got right. I had the Cardinals to beat the bad bad Browns, and they sure did that!
Kenyan Drake had a 4 TD day, as the Cardinals snapped a 6 game losing streak.
Kyler Murray had a great game on the field, and on his feet.
Baker Mayfield and the Browns looked like they were playing on their backs…while hungover.
You can even hear numerous Browns players chatting to Cards players saying they want to be traded.
Reminds me of when Soviet athletes would visit America, then just leave their hotel at night to defect.
Cleveland has another full decade of losing seasons.
Texans 24 Titans 21
This was Tennessee’s game to lose, and boy did they lose it.
They were down 21 points in the 3rd quarter, and rallied to make it look closer than it was.
They now need help to win the division if they want to stay alive in the next 2 games.
Derrick Henry was choked out of another 100 yard game, as the Texans effectively put the clamps on him.
The Titans looked unstoppable in the past 4 games, now they are going to have to refocus and figure out what they need to do to get back to winning ways.
LA Rams 21 Cowboys 44
‘Dem boys were back at home on Sunday, and they delivered an ass-whopping to the Rams.
LA had been on a roll for the past 2 games, and it looked like they were starting to get their form back.
Despite Dak having a brain fart during the coin toss, they were able to dehorn the Rams in an epic fashion, erasing the big wins the Rams put together in the previous weeks.
Zeke looked on fine form, and Dallas out-rushed the Rams 263-22.
The Rams could barely find their legs all game, and Goff was Goff’ing it up once again.
Both of these teams have playoff hopes, but making it past the first round is VERY hopeful for both.
Falcons 29 49ers 22
What a week to lose a game! The flashy pants 49ers went from a first round bye, to needing some wins to guarantee that they can actually make it in.
The 49ers not only shot themselves in the foot in this one, they then shot themselves in the head while looking down their own smoking barrel. The Falcons were able to score 2 touchdowns in 2 seconds, winning the game and shocking the double denim stadium.
Jimmy G and the whole O didn’t look good against the Falcons. Yeah, you heard that right.
There was a sense of dread at the middle of the season that the 49ers didn’t have the ‘right stuff’ to win it all, and this game may have brought that discussion back.
It was good to see Julio Jones smile, but this game was ugly.
I now feel nauseous watching recaps of Week 15.
It reminds me of when I use to text and drink. (I don’t do that anymore)
I felt bad the next day, Monday and even Tuesday.
This was an NFL betting hangover.