Week 14: NFL Wrap-Up

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arizona-cardinals-200Arizona Cardinals – It wasn’t exactly a statement game, but it was a win against a quality opponent on short rest.


atlanta-falcons-200Atlanta Falcons – We know they faced a tough defense, but since when do Matt Ryan, Julio Jones and Davonte Freeman get kept out of the end zone? This team is awful.


baltimore-ravens-200Baltimore Ravens – The Ravens have been dead men walking for almost the entire season, but this blowout sealed their fate – officially eliminated from playoff contention.


buffalo-bills-200Buffalo Bills – The Bills had a chance to take a big step forward towards the playoffs but, once again, penalties crushed them – typical Rex Ryan team.


carolina-panthers-200Carolina Panthers – If the Panthers offense is supposed to be their weakness, then can someone tell me why they’re ranked #1 in scoring right now?


chicago-bears-200Chicago Bears – Back to back weeks of tough, close losses – tough not to put the game on Gould’s miss but the team really didn’t perform well at all.


cincinnati-bengals-200Cincinnati Bengals – With one stupid interception and one awful tackle, the Bengals Super Bowl chances vanished – unless AJ McCarron really is the next Tom Brady.


cleveland-browns-200Cleveland Browns – They didn’t exactly blow the doors off the building, but the offense looked competent and the defense registered nine sacks.


dallas-cowboys-200Dallas Cowboys – The Cowboys kept it close until the fourth quarter – but this team just really can’t get any offense going behind Cassel.


denver-broncos-200Denver Broncos – We aren’t ready to jump ship on Osweiler yet, but he picked a bad game to not play well.


detroit-lions-200Detroit Lions – Officially eliminated from playoff contention, following a game where the offense really struggled; is it time for another coaching change?


green-bay-packers-200Green Bay Packers – The Packers finally figured out that if they can’t throw it, they might as well hand it to the hungriest back in the league.


houston-texans-200Houston Texans – The pressure of being in first place in the AFC South (even if it was just for a few hours) was too much for the Texans.


indianapolis-colts-200Indianapolis Colts – Everyone says that this team can’t go far in the playoffs without Andrew Luck – this team just gave up a 50-burger to the Jags, the issues are kind of on defense too.


jacksonville-jaguars-200Jacksonville Jaguars – The league is so up and down that winning a game in the AFC south automatically makes you the best looking team in your division – and the Jags did just that.


kansas-city-chiefs-200Kansas City Chiefs – The Chiefs’ magical run continues, although the wins are getting uglier.


miami-dolphins-200Miami Dolphins – Monday Night Game.


minnesota-vikings-200Minnesota Vikings – It was a tall order, going into Glendale on short rest; but the team played well – the coaching decisions at the end have us scratching our heads.


new-england-patriots-200New England Patriots – Tom Brady is the GOAT, but you can’t deny that Gronk is what makes this team tick; having him back gave this team a much-needed spark.


new-orleans-saints-200New Orleans Saints – The Saints seem to have been relegated to playing the role of spoiler, and they embraced this role with a big win over a playoff hopeful team.


new-york-giants-200New York Giants – Monday Night Game.


new-york-jets-200New York Jets – This Jets team probably isn’t getting the credit they deserve, but the defense is solid and Decker/Marshall might be the best WR combo in the league.


oakland-raiders-200Oakland Raiders – Khalil Mack almost single-handedly beat the Broncos, as this defense played as well as it has all year.


philadelphia-eagles-200Philadelphia Eagles – This game was completely overshadowed by the Shady/Chip feud, but in the end, the Eagles got the upper hand.


pittsburgh-steelers-200Pittsburgh Steelers – Even if Dalton doesn’t get hurt, the Steelers had it working on offense – nobody wants to face the Steelers in the playoffs, that’s for certain.


san-diego-chargers-200San Diego Chargers – The Chargers are completely decimated on offense and it showed; but you can always count on Philip Rivers to play his heart out.


san-francisco-49ers-200San Francisco 49ers – The schedule hasn’t been friendly to the Niners lately, with back to back road games and early kickoffs (which is totally the reason why they lost).


seattle-seahawks-200Seattle Seahawks – A couple weeks ago, we said that the offense would have to take over this team and win some games – apparently they read our blog.


saint-louis-rams-200St. Louis Rams – Even bad teams win games every now and then – it’s just usually against other bad teams.


tampa-bay-buccaneers-200Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Make no mistake, the Buccaneers are vastly improved compared to last year’s squad, but it’s still not quite good enough to make the playoffs.


tennessee-titans-200Tennessee Titans – It’s crazy that it took 14 weeks for a 3-10 team to be eliminated from playoff contention, but that’s the AFC South for ya.


washington-redskins-200Washington Redskins – This team does no more than it has to in order to get a win – which is really considered an achievement in the NFC East.


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.