Week 14 Reacting and exaggerating everything that happened in the Sunday afternoon games …
Things that fascinated me
Jalan Hurts Gets It Done: It’s not pretty, but for a team that does not act against an elite defense, Hurts hit its ceiling on Sunday after being thrown into a developmental QB fire. His legs were a big factor in the reed-option game, which not only led to a couple of big runs but also created chances for Miles Sanders. The passing offense was rock solid again. With an amazing back-shoulder throw to Alson Jeffrey for a DD, Hertz threw a devastating Big-Six-late and out-of-the-box three-point lead (CJ Gardner-Johnson dropped it). Billy also missed a stumble in midfield when he tried to run the clock, which gave the Saints new life. But overall, for the first time in weeks, it looked like a group with the resemblance of an operational crime.
Josh Sweat Saves Christmas: The Eagles’ talented but always talented Edge Rusher had two big sacks in the fourth quarter, with the first result being a piece-sack turnover that helps him pick up injury-laden and unmatched secondary loads.
NFC playoffs run via Lambo: Bakers and Saints are tied, and Green Bay holds the tiebreaker based on their head-to-head win in New Orleans. As it is now, the Bakers will receive a separate bag for the conference.
Mahoms Rope-a-Top: He had two interceptions and took two excuses — one of which was for a 30-yard loss! —The first-quarter lead in Miami fell 10-0 in the first quarter. Mahomes responded with 21 points in 10 minutes (30 unanswered points for firsts, but nine came from special teams and defenses, and Mahomes did not credit that charity).
Cliff Owes Vance Joseph A Coke: Arizona put all their tokens on the offensive side of the ball, only to see that unit struggle during this second half collapse. Meanwhile, Joseph’s division lost their best player at Chandler Jones, but is carrying loads of cards. On Sunday, the Cardinals charged the Giants with 159 yards and dominated eight sacks.
Hassan Redick swallows Andrew Thomas: The slow-starting first-rounder of the past had a way of the present with the slow-starting first-rounder. Reddick has had a mini breakout for Arizona since Chandler Jones landed, and on Sunday he recorded a franchise in five sacks, including two strip sacks in East Rutherford.
Chase Young does what he wants: Scoop and score were the highlight at the end of the first half, but Young made a ton of single-handed attacking plays against 49 players. He chased after Jeff Wilson to force another turn, got an excuse and generally caused complete destruction. The gap between him and Defensive Rookie of the Year is huge.
TY Hilton Awareness: A week after burning Texas, he usually does on a half-year basis – in the first half in Vegas Hilton made three catches, 65 yards and two D.T.
Bucks have a fall in their lap: They played well. This is not Tampa’s worst performance. It is rare for your opponent to control the clock for almost 40 minutes to lose three field goals and one PAT and make several skeletal heads, unforced penalties.
Mitchell Trubiski shows Deshan Watson how it ended: Lesson 1: Do not be on the board trading your global receiver for currencies in dollars. But in all seriousness, Trobiski will receive slanders and barbs at any time in the 1,000-mile radius of Patrick Mahomes or Deshan Watson for the rest of his life. As he played the string in his Bears life, he was happy to see himself competing upside down with one of those guys. Texans defense was not a challenge, but Trobiski was sharp: 24-for-33, 267 yards, 3 DDs, 0 turnover.
Jonathan Taylor runs into the woods: He has been on and off the dockhouse this season, but the Golds rookie has scored two D.T.s in Vegas, including the 150-yard and 62-yard.
Creating Kenny Moore plays: One of the most valued players in the league, part of a highly valued division in the league, provided a major red-zone interception and a compelling stumbling block to the Golds victory in Vegas.
Jalan Record, Doing: It was a big fight for the first-round recipient, but the record gave the Eagles two big plays in New Orleans’ (39-yard catch and 19-yard run) grief. He and Hertz missed the connection of another great play.
True Lock. The best.: Placing the ball is still an issue, but one day when his recipients were throwing on defensive backs, Locke finally started delivering the ball to the right places as the Broncos won in Carolina.
Derrick Henry retrieves order: After a dreamy afternoon against the Browns last week, Henry took full advantage of a perfect opportunity in Jacksonville: 26 carats, 215 yards, 2 dts.
The Chargers Win It Late ?: Ah, against the Falcons, it still makes sense. The Chargers caught a break when Michael Davis picked up Matt Ryan late in the 17-17 game. Justin Herbert moved them to the field-goal range, and in a strategic shift to their special teams divisions they sent exactly 11 players on the field, grabbed it, grabbed it and kicked it between the bosses.
Revenge is best for someone starting Brandon Allen in a quarterback: For historians, Andy Dalton has surpassed Joe Burrow (three of Burrow’s two) for most QB victories in Cincinnati since early 2019. The former Bengal batsman should easily thank an early defensive touchdown and an unhappy Sin City offense — 25 drops to the Red Rocket.
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Bobbies Norbect, Daisy Hill too: He had to work for the first time in Philadelphia with a multiple score deficit, and although things were interesting, he made two important mistakes in the fourth quarter that failed to feel the blinding heat and lost a third of the piece-sock. And short, and instead of one within 50 the 58-yard field-goal attempt (missed) will become a possession game if removed from subsequent possession to force (missed). Overall, Hill struggled until the Eagles suffered secondary injuries. Sean Beyton has fallen 8-1 without Drew Breeze in the last two seasons.
Fumbilitis Redux in East Rutherford: The Giants did not have many turning points in a game when they won four games, and lost only one stumbling block in their last five games. They lost two in the first half, both of which involved huge field-level oscillations. In the second and 10th in the opening run, Daniel Jones was eliminated at the age of 50, which turned out to be Giants 9. After allowing a field goal in the second quarter, Diane Lewis triggered the next kick the Cardinals then touched on four plays. To a good extent, Gold McCoy was stripped-out.
Abbreviation does not include: He didn’t move properly, his internal clock problems came back against Arizona 27 he took six sacks in 27 dropbacks and threw for 127 yards, not a quick attempt. He will still have a chance to play for this team later in the season, but Sunday is encouraging.
Don Bailey: Bailey, one of the most trusted footballers of all time in his prime, is, unfortunately, falling. A week after missing two extra points and a field goal, Bailey forced the Vikings into overtime with Jacksonville, going 0-0 to 4 in Tampa (a PAT and FG attempts of 36, 46 and 54), leaving 10 points on a crucial game.
Chargers clock management (again): With less than 20 seconds and no time, they tried to run first in the third and 1st, but were blocked. They could not increase it and could not get the goal-goal unit on the field before half out.
Russell Wilson descends into fourth quarter: With the Sihas Sticking The Jets, who were on the verge of an attacking explosion, took a 37-3 lead. Does Russ have a work-ethics issue? Sounds like a good topic for one of those daytime cable debate shows.
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We will tell you about our grandkits
AJ Brown with 2 x 1 – 1 hands: A Play-Flicker too!
A Hail Mary Pass Interruption: I am not determined. It was a 46-yard penalty in the final game of the half, so this flag basically gives the Bucks three points. Game situation dictates that you do not call it. But, Todd Davis plays this as badly as you do — what in the world is he doing?
Ha! Kenny Moore thinks he’s a broad receiver:
Eagles Almost Alkyd Kick Falcon:
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What we will talk about this week
Chiefs Vs. Field also paid to be Super Bowl champions: In a month or two, Mahomes’ poor performance beat an 8-4 opponent.
Do not pull the plug on the eagle: Sadness over New Orleans shatters four-game defeats and moves them into the 17th week of Washington’s one-and-a-half games.
Can Twain Hoskins Recover This Football Team Offense ?: That is, they have won four straight with the most conservative offense the league has seen in years, so the question is: should this offense be recovered? Against the 49 men on Sunday, they had a half-time lead thanks to the 13 points they came up with: a 29-yard drive to a field goal, a 13-yard drive to a field goal, and scoop and score through defense. Huskins stepped back for the injured Alex Smith, leading the 73-yard run to three more points to start the second half, which was the last offense of nine points, giving him another impossible win.
Cardinals Take back the seventh seed: Arizona is once again playing a leading role in the Vikings and Pierce. As they beat the Giants, this low playoff race could see its nose again in the NFC East race.
What are Texans doing now ?: On top of that These heels, Cal McNair saw his team start a bench quarterback on Sunday with a Chicago team, and saw the quarterback with his franchise hit the ground running.
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