Week 14 is almost done and dusted (does the Eagles vs Giants game really count?)
How many did you get correct?
Week 14 can always be a bit tricky to predict, with teams on the edge playing for their lives, which is what we saw this week.
Here are some of the interesting results from Week 14.
Yes, the Packers did move forward in their playoff quest, but this was by no means a simple game for them. Despite being 13 point faves in this game, the Packers struggled to stave off the feisty Redskins. Haskins moved the ball around well, exposing problems in the Packers secondary.
Aaron Rodgers had some good passes, but it wasn’t a very convincing win for a team in a tough division. You barely beat the Redskins. How are you going to fare against some of the other top teams?
Poor Jets, they are fighting for wins, and when they get them-they are ugly. Fitz was anything but Magic, as the Fins relied not their kicker to get the job done-hitting 7 field goals to keep them in the game. This was an ugly 5.5 point spread for the Jets, so it was good to see that they weren’t able to cover this. Yeah, they won-but it was against the Dolphins and you barely won.
Houston, we have a problem. The Texans aren’t playing very consistent football, and Drew Lock and co. really stunned the Texans in their pursuit of an AFC division. The Broncos struck quickly, moving the ball with ease, and gashing the Texans D with long balls and big runs. Where is JJ Watt when you need him? The scoreline isn’t as close as it could’ve been, as the Broncos could have whooped more points on them.
Holy macaroni what a game. This was as back and forth as a teeter-totter, as both teams were firing on each others D’s. It doesn’t bode well for having a tight D, when both your teams combine for a total of 94 points in offence. Jimmy G looked good, and Kittle is a beats when his big legs get moving. The Saints fall a little further back, making it a tough contest for anyone who faces them going forward.
The Patriots lose? What is happening? Did they not pay off the refs? Well…about that. The refs actually had some blown calls on the Patriots that went through. What? They got screwed too? TB12 was in angry mode, as his team struggled against a Chiefs team that was all over him. 40 total points is surprising, but not as surprising as the Pats losing at home in December. They are now out of first place, and will have to fight for a wildcard spot if they continue this record. Could the Bills beat them in a few weeks?
Where has this Phillip Rivers been? How can they finally start chucking up this amount of points this late in the season? The Jags played like garbage, and Minshew is going to need some moustache oil if he wants to get his team lubed up again. Too little too late for the Chargers, as they limp out of this season into a dark future of a team without a fanbase. The Jags have watched their vaunted D disappear, just as their offence has done. They need a lot of work!
Heading into Week 15 and things are starting to get desperate.
Who actually has a good shot at winning it all?
Are the Patriots really done?