·Bengals/Burrow/Chase- Holy Lord. What a performance, what a game. If you weren’t a believer before you should be now! 1) Win over KC, check. 2) Clinched the AFC North when no one expected them to win the division with a 2nd year QB, check. 3) Chase sets the record for receiving in a game by a rookie WR with 266, check.
·Packers- After wiping the floor with the Vikings, the Packers now own the top seed in the NFC and can rest their starters in week 18. They are the only team in the NFL with that luxury as of right now. Unbeaten @ Lambeau and now the road to the Super Bowl stops there, not a bad place to be. The Packers are now the only team in NFL history to win at least 13 games in 3 straight seasons.
·Trey Lance- 1st win of his career. I thought the 49ers looked pretty good with him @ QB, they pick up another win, and now its either them or the Saints for the final spot in the NFC Playoffs.
·The Raiders- They rolled into yesterday’s game a touchdown underdog, facing elimination from the postseason, and found a way to win the game with a late FG. This Raiders team isn’t very good but they have a lot of fight and they just won’t go away. They are now in a fight with the Colts, Steelers, Chargers, and Ravens for the final 2 spots in the AFC.
·Jags- They don’t need a new coach, they need an enema. They are such hot trash. 17 point underdogs and it was never in question watching that game that they would be unable to cover. Lawrence needs some work and this is coming from the biggest Trevor apologist out there, but something isn’t right. Of course, Laquon Treadwell being his #1 target doesn’t help but still, he’s a mess.
·Kirk Cousins- Don’t want to make this a vaccinated vs unvaccinated issues but uhhh, that’s exactly what this is, no two ways around it. Cousins was vehemently opposed to a vaccine and he caught COVID at the absolute worst time. His team is now eliminated from the post season after they were unable to stay competitive without him.
·The stands @ Fed Ex Field in Washington- Dude, WTF, Jalen Hurts and several other fans were almost seriously injured when the bleachers collapsed after the game. Made for an entertaining video, but only because no one was hurt to my knowledge. Might be time for some construction.
·Dolphins- A 7-game win streak followed up by one of the biggest duds of the weekend. Shameful, what’s a Dolphins fan even supposed to make of this season? Are you happy, angry, apathetic because you’re used to it? I don’t even know. Tua was less than perfect but its not all on him, this team has some big holes to fill in the off-season. Does he shoulder some of the blame? Sure. But, just because he's not Burrow or Herbert doesn't mean you just throw him to the curb, he still does a lot of things really well. This one's gonna sting for a while.