Week 12 Review of the NFL

Better Than Expected

Usually the primetime games have been a snooze fest this year. Thankfully this wasn’t the case as I began to watch the Green Bay Packers play the Pittsburgh Steelers. This would have been a marquee matchup if Green Bay had Aaron Rodgers for it, but his backup Brett Hundley played well and had the Packers ahead for most of it. If not for another insanely mind boggling sideline catch by Steelers WR Antonio Brown to put them in range for the game winning field goal, the game would have gone to overtime. I didn’t think Green Bay was going to be in it to win and I’m glad I was wrong as Pittsburgh needed to be tested now before they gear up for the playoff stretch.

Game Of The Week

You wouldn’t have had the New Orleans Saints and the Los Angeles Rams as the game of the week when the schedules were handed out. Lots of people expected a high scoring affair, but the defenses’ showed that they too are just as good for both squads. While the final score of 26-20 in favor of the Rams shows it was a close contest. They actually kept New Orleans in check except for Alvin Kamara, who continues to cement his case for offensive rookie of the year. Los Angeles was methodical and did just enough to keep pace in the tough NFC.

Turkey Day Surprise

They have been under the radar for most of the season and that shouldn’t be the case. After all, they do host this years Super Bowl. It would be amazing if they were to actually play in their home stadium for the big game, but lets not get ahead of ourselves. Give credit to them for having a stellar defense and a quarterback who has been passed around a bit in his career in Case Keenum. He played two years in Houston and two in Los Angeles where he didn’t wow anybody, but had decent numbers for what many consider him to be; a solid backup. Minnesota has a pretty good one with the injury to Sam Bradford and the patience they want to give Teddy Bridgewater, who in all likelihood would be playing right now if not for Keenum’s play this year. Watching him play on Thanksgiving showed me that he should be considered being a starter full-time. Especially if the Vikings make a deep playoff run with him at the helm.

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