Week 13 of the NFL season was straight-up crazy. As the scores rolled in, I was left in disbelief– sure didn’t see a lot of that coming! Kansas City played with a heavy heart and stunned the Carolina Panthers for their second win of the season! The Rams/49ers went to overtime yet again and the game almost ended in another tie. With about 30 seconds left on the clock in overtime, St. Louis got into field goal range and Zuerlein booted the 50+ field goal for the win! The Bears/Seahawks game went into overtime, ending with a touchdown pass from Wilson to Rice for a Seahawks win. Not only did the Bengals‘ win keep them in the wildcard hunt, but they sent the Chargers to 4-8 and most likely Norv Turner to the unemployment line at the end of the season! The Steelers’ 3rd string QB Charlie Batch pulled a huge upset win over the Ravens. RGIII got his first MNF win of his career! Luck battled back from a lousy game and with 4 seconds left on the clock, he threw TD to lead his Colts to a win over The Lions. The Redskins won over The Giants by one point.
Sunday found teams clinching their divisions and playoff spots secured. The Pats won the AFC East, and have in fact won 9 out of the last 10 years (the hard life of a Dolphins fan). Atlanta won NFC South division. Denver won the AFC West. The Texans secured a playoff spot, although they can’t lock up the AFC South as of right now due to the surging Colts!
Sunday and Monday were not just about playoff spots, so amazing records were set as well! Adrian Peterson ran for an 82-yard TD, the longest of his NFL career. Andrew Luck became the first #1 pick to win 8 games his rookie season. RGIII set new running yards for a rookie QB with 714 yards, and he still has 4 games left!
Bozo No No goes out to Rex Ryan! He finally gets the balls to bench Sanchez and be done with him for the season (if not for good) and what does he do? Names him the starter for week 14! Come on now, are you serious? The Jets season is over; time to see what your other two QBs have! Personally, I would have handed over the keys to McElroy— at least he provided a spark for the offense and a TD to win the game.