Week 12: NFL Wrap-Up

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arizona-cardinals-200Arizona Cardinals – Ugly game all around but when the dust settled, the Cards kept pace for the #2 seed in the NFC.

atlanta-falcons-200Atlanta Falcons – At what point do the Falcons realize that they don’t have elite talent in Matt Ryan?

baltimore-ravens-200Baltimore Ravens – The Ravens last four games have all been decided on the final possession – this has really been a crazy year for Ravens fans.

buffalo-bills-200Buffalo Bills – Sammy Watkins had the game we’ve all been waiting for, but a defense that looked so good against the Patriots last week was pretty bad this week.

carolina-panthers-200Carolina Panthers – The Panthers defense reminded everyone why they’re the team to beat this year.

chicago-bears-200Chicago Bears – The Bears ruined Brett Favre night at Lambeau and are quietly creeping up on an NFC wildcard spot.

cincinnati-bengals-200Cincinnati Bengals – Away from the bright lights of prime-time, Dalton and the Bengals played really well.

cleveland-browns-200Cleveland Browns – Just your average “rip your heart out” loss for the Browns – we almost feel sorry for them.

dallas-cowboys-200Dallas Cowboys – Romo done for the season, as are the Cowboys chances – time to lose out and get a top 5 pick.

denver-broncos-200Denver Broncos – Brock Osweiler is making Broncos fans forget all about Manning – that was a very good game against a very good defense.

detroit-lions-200Detroit Lions – Struggling to decide if the Lions are returning to form, or if the Eagles are just that bad.

green-bay-packers-200Green Bay Packers – The Packers lost their hold on the NFC North and recent struggles indicate that missing the playoffs might not be as far fetched as we thought three weeks ago.

houston-texans-200Houston Texans – The offense looked good, which was no surprise against a weak secondary, but the defense is the real story as they continue to impress.

indianapolis-colts-200Indianapolis Colts – Matt Hasselbeck continues to win games for the Colts which makes letting Luck heal up an easy decision, and making life difficult for sports handicapping services.

jacksonville-jaguars-200Jacksonville Jaguars – Playoffs were a long shot heading into this week, but losing to a 2-8 Chargers team at home isn’t what playoff hopefuls do.

kansas-city-chiefs-200Kansas City Chiefs – Six weeks ago we had KC pegged as one of the worst teams in the league – now they are holding onto a playoff spot.

miami-dolphins-200Miami Dolphins – After Suh said that he runs the defense, they go out and get torched by the Jets… oh and the offensive coordinator was fired after the game. Dumpster. Fire.

minnesota-vikings-200Minnesota Vikings – This Vikings team will go as far as Adrian Peterson can carry them, and he looks up to the task.

new-england-patriots-200New England Patriots – Losing the game was tough, but possibly losing Gronk means that 76% of the Patriots offensive production this year is injured.

new-orleans-saints-200New Orleans Saints – For the first time in the Brees/Payton era, the Saints failed to score a touchdown.

new-york-giants-200New York Giants – Eli played terribly until the fourth quarter, but by then the whole was too deep to dig out of.

new-york-jets-200New York Jets – Nothing gets a team back on track quite like playing the Dolphins.

oakland-raiders-200Oakland Raiders – Oakland got an ugly win on the road, keeping their slim playoff chances alive.

philadelphia-eagles-200Philadelphia Eagles – When players start pointing fingers after the game, it’s a sign that the coach has lost a bit of control.

pittsburgh-steelers-200Pittsburgh Steelers – Questionable play calling cost the Steelers – well, that and their inability to make a tackle.

san-diego-chargers-200San Diego Chargers – The Chargers are still fighting and look to be embracing their role of “spoiler” for the rest of the year.

san-francisco-49ers-200San Francisco 49ers – When your season is going bad, the bad calls seem to go against you, and this week was no different for the Niners.

seattle-seahawks-200Seattle Seahawks – The Seahawks defense is no longer an elite unit, which means the offense (now missing Jimmy Graham) will have to win some games.

saint-louis-rams-200St. Louis Rams – The wheels have completely come off the Rams’ bus – it’s time for Fisher to go.

tampa-bay-buccaneers-200Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Everyone was riding high on the Bucs heading into the game, but they just showed that they aren’t quite there yet.

tennessee-titans-200Tennessee Titans – You have to hand it to the Titans – at 2-9, they still look to be fighting.

washington-redskins-200Washington Redskins – A week after getting blown out by Carolina, the Redskins recover and take control of the division.

About Aaron Garcia

Aaron is an avid sports fan who passionately follows the NFL, NBA and MLB, in addition to NCAA Sports. He is an Arizona State University grad who loves the Dodgers and the Patriots.