Dancing To The Top
Why wouldn’t you be celebrating if your the Carolina Panthers? You clinched the division even before you played your game Sunday and you played your worst game of the season and still won. Go ahead and do the ‘Carlton’ Mike Tolbert. Cam Newton was great and the defense made plays when they had to, even though things didn’t go smoothly for them. This is clearly the best team in the NFL record aside. No one wants to get in their way, but the only problem for them is complacency. It happened to the New England Patriots when they had an undefeated season and they couldn’t finish the job in the Super Bowl. Lose a game soon Carolina, then all that’s left is winning a Super Bowl.
A Prayer Was Answered
Whether or not you believe that there was a face mask on Aaron Rodgers, the referees see a hand come close to the face and they will call it. That gave Green Bay an extra play with no time on the clock and thus the Hail Mary was the only option. I found it amazing that there were so many white shirts around the ball and hardly any blue shirts. Detroit botched the play obviously, but the Packers executed it and that’s what counts. Green Bay now is back on top in the division with Minnesota’s blowout loss to Seattle. This should propel the Packers to stay there, but with the way their season has gone no one knows anymore.
A Game No One Watched
You could say I’m being a little biased, but not many people talked about this game last week. For good reason since it involved two teams that either had no chance of making the playoffs or a very slim chance at best. However, there was drama aplenty with Chicago’s normally reliable kicker Robbie Gould missing two field goals including what would have been the game winner in the fourth quarter. Then with that extra chance the San Francisco 49ers put in the game winning drive in overtime with Blaine Gabbert throwing the 70-yard touchdown pass to Torrey Smith. Gabbert also had a 40-yard touchdown run earlier in the game which only added to the lore of whether he can stay as the quarterback next year for the Niners. Chicago played well, but questions will continue to linger about the future of their quarterback Jay Cutler and running back Matt Forte. It wasn’t the most exciting game, but it was one of the better ones during the week.