There was some difficulty in Week 14, but for the most part, the chalk stood firm. The teams that are expected to win, and also compete for tickets to the knockout stages, have held serve in the final week of the 2022 season.
Of the six teams with the week off – a sizable hurdle for those whose imaginary knockouts begin next week – none are certain to make it to the knockout stages. The best team of the week off was 7-5-1 Washington Commanders by Taylor Heinicke.
However, there aren’t nearly as many decisive games this week as in Week 13. Looking at the schedule, it would be reasonable to assume that the top NFL teams will be able to make it through the second week of December without meeting. many difficulties. .
But it didn’t turn out like that.
Certainly Brock Purdy and Co. passed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and The Philadelphia Eagles, once again, turned out as good as their one-loss record implied, but some teams have struggled. Several teams that were due to enter the tournament in mid-January had to quickly divert to avoid the Week 14 intruder in their lanes.
Scary Hour in Metroplex
When the team is two games ahead of you in the group — the team you will be held on Christmas Eve – beating a fellow competitor by 26 points, on the way, losing to the worst team in the NFL doesn’t quite send the desired holiday message. eespecially when the team has the future No. 1 overall pick fairies dancing in the heads of executives who are rotating starting quarterbacks like the college football team of the 1990s.
However, the Houston Texans led the Dallas Cowboys for almost the entire second half.
Cowboys stuffed on 4 and goal from the one-yard line in the third inning, overturned the ball in the fourth, and the three-game losers had not scored a home goal against Texas for more than 42 minutes of the game. A fourth loss seemed imminent as Dak Prescott made that interception in the fourth inning that put the Texans in an immediate scoring situation.
The fines Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott received for their Week 13 Salvation Army celebrations will go to charity, so it’s possible some holiday miracles have come their way because the Cowboys have stuffed them. the Texans entered 4th and 1st. They then skated down the field to an encounter in a hasty attack, and ended the day 10-3, with one of the wins. Most unbelievable season of the season.
Even if they screw up, the chiefs still have all the entertainment value
For those who spent even half an hour watching the Denver Broncos after Week 1, there’s no reason to expect any surprises from their first 2022 game against the Captain, except that Nathaniel Hackett could be fired.
The AFC Best Team is facing a team that has not scored 25 points once this season and has only broken the 20-point threshold twice. For most of the first half, the game went even worse than the most depressed Broncos and diehard Chiefs fans could have imagined. With less than five minutes to go in the second half, Willie Gay overtook Spider-Man Russell Wilson as he made an aerial pass, intercepted and sprinted to make a touchdown. That game, and the extra point that followed, put the Captains up 27-0.
At this point, a reasonable belief would be someone in the Broncos Public relations is making a statement to tell the world that the group is breaking up Hackett. by Denver The next driver is a four-and-outside. Then, with three minutes remaining, Patrick Mahomes made an interception.
The Broncos will continue to score goals. Then, on the next drive, Mahomes made another intercept. The Broncos scored another goal and went into the first half 27-14.
A pass from Wilson to Marlon Mack scored 66 yards in the Broncos’ opening second half, and there must have been some radioactive fumes from global warming melting the Rocky Mountain ice caps since this game is now a one point game. If Wilson didn’t end up with concussion protocol, then the Captain could easily lose. They even went three and took the lead the next round, and Mahomes made a third intercept after the Broncos reduced the deficit to 34-28.
Yes, the Captains still have the best record at the AFC, but if they plan to win the franchise’s third Super Bowl, Week 14 won’t be possible.
The crow is hanging from the beak
If it is possible to bet on which games will be flexible on Week 18 Sunday Night Football In the final season, the only logical match was the Cincinnati Bengals versus the Baltimore Ravens. It is highly likely that the AFC North title will take place on that day.
While Raven has a much easier schedule for the next three weeks, who knows when Lamar Jackson will return to the lineup. On Saturday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Jackson likely won’t return to Raven’s centerpiece until Christmas Eve.
With the Pittsburgh Steelers having won three of their last four games and playing the Ravens at home, Kenny Pickett seems to have a good chance of winning against the Ravens’ backup QB Tyler Huntley. That was until Pickett was hit in the head at the beginning of the first quarter. He tried to come back but only lasted three more turns before Mitch Trubisky had to take over.
Trubisky would go on to make three interceptions. Combine that with the return of JK Dobbins in the backyard, and it looks like Raven will breathe easier than expected this week.
That was until Huntley went on to treat his concussion in the third quarter. The untrained rookie freelance agent, Anthony Brown, had to end the day of the Ravens. Fortunately, for him, Trubisky threw a third pick in the driveway in front of Brown took over the field and on the driveway afterward, Raven’s special teams blocked a scoring attempt.
The Ravens are on track to face the Cleveland Browns in Week 15. With a big question mark over who will be behind center that day while the Bengals will face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Week 18 Ravens vs. Bengals will get silly.