Week 15 Review of the NFL

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That Shouldn’t Have Happened

I didn’t even realize it until the game was over. Matt Ryan was the losing quarterback of another epic collapse. He was the quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons back when they blew a 28-3 lead in Super Bowl 51. Now he is apart of the biggest comeback win in NFL history with the Minnesota Vikings beating Ryan and the Indianapolis Colts in overtime. The Colts were winning 33-0 at halftime. I pretty much had written this game off when it was 30-0. The game was still on in the background, but I didn’t get back into it until I was made aware of the Vikings efforts when they were down by 8. Too many Matt Ryan 3 and outs and an awful display by the Colts defense are why the Vikings came back in this game. Minnesota also showed that they are a flawed team by the way they played in the first half. Either way the result of this game shouldn’t have happened.

Do The Simple Things

I get that you want to end the game right then and there, but why in the hell did Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy decide to throw the ball on 3rd down? They were winning and instead of running it and making the Jacksonville Jaguars use their last timeout the Jaguars were able to save their last timeout. It was used to stop the clock and kick the game tying field goal that led to overtime. I know that a lot needed to go right for the Jaguars, but if the Cowboys would have just ran the ball the Jaguars would have had to use that timeout to save some time. You don’t always have to go for the throat. McCarthy needs to realize this, but it might be too late for them this season.

I’m Still Laughing Out Loud

If you want to see how a team can collapse in just about every game, look no further than the Las Vegas Raiders. It’s been a theme for them this season. They had a 17-3 halftime lead and then saw it disappear when QB Derek Carr threw a pick-six and the New England Patriots scored 14 more points after that to take the lead. However, the Patriots would allow the Raiders to score on a 30-yard prayer with a little over 30 seconds left in the game. To everyone but the referees eyes it looked to be incomplete with the receiver’s foot out of bounds, but alas it remained a touchdown. Then the ridiculous happened with the unnecessary lateral in a tie game. I’m laughing just thinking about it and will always laugh when the thought of how this game ended comes to my mind. Enjoy the video above of how I witnessed it live when it happened.

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