Week 12 Review of the NFL



A Wild Sunday Night

Can we have more games like the one we saw on Sunday night? It had an undefeated team in the New England Patriots and another team trying to find its way with a backup quarterback in the Denver Broncos. The weather was one part wet and the second part snow. After all that, it ended up going to overtime. It was Broncos RB C.J. Anderson who ran the ball in for the game winning touchdown. The Patriots are no longer undefeated and this was probably the best time for them to lose a game. Denver still looks like a playoff team, even with a backup quarterback in Brock Osweiler, who still looked good against New England. This is only going to get more interesting with Peyton Manning biding his time, but Denver should be breathing easier knowing they have a good backup at this time.

SEATTLE, WA - NOVEMBER 29: Wide receiver Doug Baldwin #89 of the Seattle Seahawks scores a touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers at CenturyLink Field on November 29, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

An Unlikely Outcome

I figured I would never see Russell Wilson throw five touchdown passes in a game, but low and behold it happened against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Three of his touchdowns went to Doug Baldwin, but by no means does this mean that Seattle will start throwing the ball a lot more. For one, Pittsburgh actually did a good job stopping the run and force them to pass. And second they ended up losing Jimmy Graham to a torn patellar tendon. It doesn’t make me think they’re going to change now that he is gone. This certainly helps them in that teams have to be prepared for this kind of offensive onslaught, but it is highly unlikely against a better all around defense. The Steelers are good, but their defense isn’t what it was especially in the secondary.


No Freaking Way

Just when you think Odell Beckham Jr. could not come close to that one-handed grab he made last year against the Dallas Cowboys, he came pretty damn close against the Washington Redskins. The coverage against Beckham was perfect. The only way he could have caught that touchdown pass was if he dove for it. Sure enough he did and he kept the ball from hitting the ground. It was a legitimate catch. No crappy rule needed to come into play on this one. Touchdown all the way. I was so happy I got to see it live as it happened, but I’m not opposed to seeing it replayed over and over again.

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