Well, this is the last week of the regular season. Some of us fans are still licking our wounds while others are partying like it's 1999. I will be working on Week 17 and from what I have heard this morning, heads are rolling and not just in Chicago.
I hope you all have enjoyed the blogs for the regular season and continue to read through the postseason and Super Bowl. I don't know if I will write them next year, depends on if people would still be interested in reading them. ARE YOU???
TENNESSEE TITANS VS. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS
So it was a battle of the losers and guess who came up the winner? Yep, the Jaguars won this one to stay on top of the titans, 21-13. This match up was widely billed as unwatchable, Bortles, Todman & Marks offered some compelling moments in a relatively meaningless game. Bortles revived a stagnant offenses. Jordan Todman provided some cushion. And Sen'Derrick Marks sealed it with the most rewarding sack of his career. Bortles ran for 50yds, playing with a sprained right foot. Todman's 62yd run put the Jaguars ahead for good. Marks play got the most attention and I did see this play. With the Titans driving, Marks sacked C. Whitehurst on the final play. It gave him 8 1/2 sacks on the season, triggering a $600,000 bonus in his contract. CHA-CHING. B. bortles threw for 115yds & 1 TD. J. Todman had 5 carries for 71yds & 1 TD. M. Lee had 4 receptions for 65yds. C. Whitehurst threw for 287yds & 1 TD. K. Wright had 4 receptions for 73yds.
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES VS. WASHINGTON REDSKINS - GM 1
Are you kidding me, the Eagles got punked by the Redskins, 27-24, on a FG by K. Forbath with 5 seconds left, 5 seconds. I just knew the Eagles would win this one. With this win the Redskins break a 6 game losing streak and pushed the Eagles to the brink of elimination. Man, the papers dogged the Eagles out. It said, The Philadelphia Eagles have proved themselves to be a mirage, a team that got away with it's faults until it couldn't any longer. Leaders in the NFC East as recently as a week ago, they're now just about done in the playoff race, and they're in no position to argue that they deserve any better. Penalties, (13/102), missed FGs, 2 more turnovers by Mark Sanchez and the inability to keep track of former teammate DeSean Jackson turned into a 27-24 loss to the lowly Redskins. Hey, I didn't write this one people, don't kill the messenger. I can't understand why they dogging them like that though. It's not like they the Jets or something. This gives the Eagles their 3rd straight lost and gives Dallas two chances to clinch the NFC East. Man, that's gotta hurt. RGIII threw for 220yds & 1 int. A. Morris had 21 carries for 83yds & 1 TD. D. Jackson had 4 receptions for 126yds. M. Sanchez threw for 374yds, 2 TDs & 1 int. L. McCoy had 22 carries for 88yds & 1 TD. He also said that this season was a waste of time, you think he mad about something? LOL. Z. Ertz had 15 receptions for 115yds.
SAN DIEGO CHARGERS VS. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS - GM 2
It's a done deal for the 49ers, if they thought they had a chance, the 38-35 lost to the Chargers put all guessing to rest. Check this out though, the 49ers were up, 28-7 going into the half. Instead of coming out and playing for their NFL season, they let the Chargers score 28pts to tie it up and take it into OT. Now, if you don't deserve to lose this game, I don't know what other game you should have lost. They ran up 28pts in the 2nd half while the 49ers could muster only 7. Then they get the FG in OT, lights out in Levi Stadium for the 49ers. Happy trailssss to you, until, we meet again. P. Rivers threw for 356yds, 4 TDs & 3 ints. B. Oliver had 13 carries for 53yds. E. Royal had 10 receptions for 94yds & 1 TD. C. Kaepernick threw for 114yds & 1 TD. F. Gore had 26 carries for 158yds & 1 TD. He was a beast in this game. A. Boldin had 7 receptions for 61yds.
DENVER BRONCOS VS. CINCINNATI BENGALS
OK. So, Denver clinched their division and are headed to the playoffs to boot. But, if they go into the playoffs, playing the way they did last night against the Bengals, losing 37-28, it's bye, bye Broncos. I know that the Bengals are not a la-di-da team, but come on man, the Broncos played bad, then played good, then played bad. At the end of the roller coaster, they ended up on the bottom. I think Peyton had 4 ints in this game. OK, I know he has thrown an int or two in his day, but you name the last time he threw 4 in one game, I'm just saying. The Bengals picked off Manning in the closing minutes, twice, no less and ran themselves back into the playoffs. They really did play good on this night. The plot thickens. A. Dalton threw for 146yds, 2 TDs & 1 int. J. Hill had 22 carries for 147yds, 1 TD & 1 fumble. J. Gresham had 9 receptions for 62yds & 1 TD. P. Manning threw for 311yds, 2 TDs & 4 ints. C. Anderson had 18 carries for 83yds & 1 TD. D. Thomas had 7 receptions for 115yds. Update: So I got a little curious and searched for the last time Manning threw multiple ints in a game. 1. He was the QB for the Colts, they played the Chargers, November 11, 2007. He threw 6 interceptions. DANG. 2. Was when the Broncos played the Falcons, Sept. 2012. he threw 3 ints in the 1st Qtr.
X- DETROIT LIONS: 11-4
The Lions had one more game against the Bears. I thought it would turn out worse than it did, but it didn't. We lost this one, 20-14 but NOT because of the QB, we lost because our receivers dropped 7 passes, 7, that is ridiculous. Detroit did nothing spectacular to me besides the dirty tricks they toss into a game when they think they can get away with it. Detroit lost at least one player. Because of his stupidity, Dominic Raiola is suspended for the NFC Title Game on Sunday against the Packers. THAT will be the game to watch this weekend. M. Stafford threw for 243yds & 2 ints. J. Bell had 13 carries for 74yds & 1 TD. C. Johnson had 6 receptions for 103yds. J. Clausen threw for 181yds, 2 TDs & 1 int, NICE JOB CLAUSEN. M. Forte had 19 carries for 55yds & A. Jeffery had 6 receptions for 72yds & 1 TD. Should have been 10 receptions & maybe 2 TDs, ughh.
X- GREEN BAY PACKERS: 11-4
Really, Tampa Bay. Yep, the Packers beat the Buccaneers 20-3. That's no surprise. But this could have been anyone. They lost so ugly in their last game, they had to win to get the C factor back. Rodgers played with the flu and most of Sunday with a strained left calf. This win set up a showdown with Detroit for the NFC North title next Sunday at Lambeau Field. I wouldn't miss this game if somebody offered me $100. Let's be real, you know I wasn't going to say anything higher like $500. That money would have been mines, lol. The Bucs have lost 5 straight and remain in contention for the first overall pick in the 2015 draft. Josh McCown, my bud, was sacked 7x. Man, I just felt a hard hit to my back on that stat. Well, on to the NFC North title game. I will probably burn in hell for this but I hope the PACKERS beat the LIONS. There I said it and I haven't been struck by lightning yet, but the day is early my friends.A. Rodgers threw 318yds & 1 TD. E. Lacy had 17 carries for 999yds & 1 TD. R. Cobb had 11 receptions for 131yds. J. MCCown threw for 147yds & int. V. Jackson had 3 receptions for 60yds.
MINNESOTA VIKINGS: 6-9
The Vikings went down fighting to the Dolphins, 37-35. Both teams were in the game playing for pride rather than a postseason berth. Read the details in the Dolphins update.
CHICAGO BEARS: 5-10
YEAH, we played the Detroit Lions and yes they won. Clausen was doing good for his first start in 4 years. But you know the Lions, they losing, they start pulling out their dirty tricks. So Dominic Raiola, has got to be the stupidest person in the NFL right now. You have nothing to lose if you lost to the Bears. But you decided that you would stomp on the ankle of Chicago Bears DL, Ego Ferguson during the Lions 20-14 win. Well you know what that cost you dummy? You will miss the NFC North title game against the Green Bay packers. Serves you right, lol. Even though he apologized to Ferguson and said it was unintentional, Merton Hanks, the League's NFL VP of football operations, suspend Raiola on Monday for Sunday's game. The NFL said this is Raiola's 6th "safety-related rules violation since 2010." Bye, see you later. Brandon Marshall said he was a dirty player and a worst human being. Word on the street: Clausen is out with a concussion. Yep, from a dirty, illegal hit, being struck in the head, helmet to helmet by DE Ezekiel Ansah. I hope he gets fined up the butt........would be really nice if he was tossed from the title game. Reminds me of the Detroit Pistons and how they had to play dirty to win, I'm just saying. Oh yeah, Jay is back.......you gotta love football.
Y- DALLAS COWBOYS: 11-4
OK, I saw this one and the Colts were man-handled, rolled over and punked by the Cowboys, 42-7. Man, I thought for sure they were going to shut the Colts out. But see, I said early in the season that the Colts ain't all they cracked up to be. They ain't bad, but they ain't there yet. The Cowboys ain't playing with nobody, they are on a mission and I tell you, if they don't make it out of the NFC, they will die with their boots on cuz it is on. They just played some ball, you had to see it to appreciate this game. DeMarco played with a messed up hand, which I thought he should have sat this one out, but they did take him out once they knew they had the game under control. Dez, well, Dez was Dez. Romo threw 4 TD passes and broke Troy Aikman's franchise record for yards passing while the Cowboys ended a 3 game home losing streak, scoring TDs on their first 4 possessions. Dallas had an opening for it's first division title & postseason berth since 2009. Because of Philly's lost at Washington on Saturday, 27-24, the Eagles were eliminated with the Cowboys win. Now it's a party. T. Romo threw for 218yds & 4 TDs. D. Murray had 22 carries for 58yds & 1 TD. J. Witten had 7 receptions for 90yds & 1 TD. M. Hasselberg threw for 126yds & 1 TD, replacing Luck in the 3rd Qtr. D. Herron had 7 carries for 3yds, what? Did he get like .5yds per carry? H. Nicks had 9 receptions for 72yds. Note:Murray now has 1,745 yds & needs 29 to break career NFL rushing leader Emmitt Smith's franchise record of 1,773yds from 1995. Word on the street: Dallas is talking about putting a franchise tag on Dez Bryant.
PHILADELPHIS EAGLES: 9-6
Read about their possible season ending lost to the Redskins, 27-24 in the SAT-NF, GM 1.
NEW YORK GIANTS: 6-9
The man of the Game in this 37-27 win over Rams was O. Beckham, he had 8 receptions for 148yds & 2 TDs. The write up I read said that the N.Y. Giants are peaking behind a rookie that no one can cover. They all have his back too. Beckham set a franchise rookie record with his 10th & 11th TD catches, shattered another rookie mark for receptions & topped 1,000 yds. Beckham has 79 receptions, most in NFL history for a player in his first 11 career games and 5 more than the previous franchise rookie mark by Jeremy Shockey in 2003. There's more, but it's not the Beckham update, lol. The Rams put two late hits on Beckham. The 2nd late hit by linebacker A. Ogletree led to a brawl and 3 ejections. T.J. McDonald was whistled for taunting after a sideline hit on Beckham earlier in the second Qtr. Even he admitted they (the Rams) took it too far. The Rams had not allowed a TD in 3 straight games. The Giant players were pissed, they said they Rams are a dirty playing team and they were trying to hurt Beckham. Rams hating on the star rookie.
Eli Manning threw for 391yds & 3 TDs. A. Williams had 26 carries for 110yds. O. Beckham had 8 receptions for 148yds & 2 TDs. S. Hill threw for 290yds, 2 TDs & 1 int. T. Mason had 13 carries for 76yds & 1 TD. K. Britt had 9 receptions for 103yds. Boooo, never like the Rams anyway, they are known for taking players out. Carlson Palmer for one & I think back up QB Drew Stanton, both QBs for Arizona.
WASHINGTON REDSKINS: 4-11
Washington was done, they had nothing coming in either losing or winning this game. They made sure that the Eagles were not far behind. Read about their win over the Eagles with a FG with 5 seconds left in the game. Check out the SAT-NF, GM 1.
CAROLINA PANTHERS: 6-8
OK, I'm not hating, but anytime a 6-and anything teams are playing for the division title, it's just has to be the worst division in the league. So yes, the Panthers who beat the Browns 17-13 are playing the Falcons for the NFC South title next week. I may or may not watch it, but I am pulling for the Falcons because of Hester. Cam played in this game just 12 days after he suffered 2 fractures in his lower back after being hit by another car. First he said he didn't care when he would get back on the field, that didn't last long. I'm just saying this man, football will be here, your health, you never know when it will go. His team says he's a warrior, I guess. I just hope he doesn't get hurt any worse, the back is no joke. The winner of the Atlanta, Panthers game next week will join the 2010 Seahawks as the only teams to reach the postseason in a non-strike-shortened season with a losing record. The Panthers have won 3 straight after going more than 2 months without a victory. Johnny Manziel made his 2nd NFL start for Cleveland but left late in the 1st half with a hamstring injury when he was tackled near the Cleveland sideline. He did not return to the game. NFL football is a far cry different than college ball Manziel. C. Newton threw for 201yds, 1 TD & 1 int. J. Stewart had 24 carries for 122yds. K. Benjamin had 5 receptions for 47yds. b. Hoyer threw for 134yds, 1 TD & 1 int. K. Crowell had 15 carries for 55yds. J. Cameron had 3 receptions for 88yds & 1 TD.
ATLANTA FALCONS: 6-9
The Falcons were not taking any chances. No close game here, no OT FG to decide the end. They beat the Saints 30-14 and put themselves smack dab in the middle of a game against the Panthers, winner take all/division and eliminated the Saints at the same time. A tenacious play by two backup defenders on Jimmy Grahams catch at the goal line and a little help from a disputed ruling helped save Atlanta in this one. Even though a take back of a TD by Graham changed the momentum of the game, it really didn't make a difference. Julio Jones was a man on fire with one double digit yard reception after another. The fact that the Saints committed 3 turnovers in the 4th Qtr didn't help either. This was the Saints 5th straight loss at home. The Panthers win over the Browns made it official. The Saints went marching home. M. Ryan threw 322yds & 1 TD. D. Freeman had 5 carries for 36yds & 1 TD. J. Jone had 7 receptions for 107yds, after coming back off a hip injury. D. Brees threw for 313yds, 1 TD & 2 ints. M. Ingram had 13 carries for 38yds & 1TD. M. Colston had 6 receptions for 80yds.
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS: 6-9
Season on the rocks, ain't no surprise, just pour me a drink and I'll tell you why, lol. OK, no time for Neil Diamond songs, and yes, I like Neil Diamond. The Saints were sent marching home with all hopes of a postseason life snuffed out by the Falcons. Read the details in Atlanta's update.
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS: 2-13
Read about their 20-3 lost to the Green Bay Packers in that update. Were you expecting a different result?
X- SEATTLE SEAHAWKS: 11-4
OMG, the team I saw demolish the Cardinals 35-6 WAS the same team that won the Super Bowl last year. Seattle could do no wrong. Seahawks accumulated a franchise-record 596yds of offense. This win gave the Seahawks the NFC West title and the No. 1 seed in the conference. Seattle moved into a tie with Arizona for 1st place in the NFC West & holds the tiebreaker by virtue of two wins over the Cardinals. A Seattle win at home over St. Louis in next weekend's regular season finale would clinch the NFC's No. 1 seed in the NFC. That would have Seattle at home throughout the playoffs. Arizona's only remaining hope of winning the division is to have the Seahawks lose to the Rams and the Cardinals win at San Francisco. Otherwise, Arizona will be relegated to a wild-card spot and a 1st round game on the road. Seahawks keep playing like this, it's going to be pretty ugly for the other teams going forward. R. Wilson threw for 339yds & 2 TDs. M. Lynch had 10 carries for 113yds & 2 TDs. L. Willson had 3 receptions for 139yds & 2 TDs. R. Lindley threw for 216yds & 1 int. Who is Lindley??? J. Brown had 3 receptions for 54yds.
X- ARIZONA CARDINALS: 6-9
The Cardinals suffered their most one sided loss of the season and their only loss at home in 8 games. Read the details about their 35-6 spanking from the Seahawks in that update.
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS: 7-8
Man, so much turmoil. Their season got off track so quick, I am sure the 49ers heads are still spinning. They lost to the Chargers, 38-35 in OT. Read about it in the SAT-NF - GM2. Word on the street: Jay Glazer reports that the 49ers & head coach J. H. are expected to cut ties with 24-48 hours after the regular season ends.
ST. LOUIS RAMS: 6-9
They played dirty and still lost to the Giants, 37-27. Check out the details in the Giants update.
CINCINNATI BENGALS: 9-4
Not only did the Bengals put the beat down on the Broncos, 37-28, they looked good doing it. Read the details in the MNF update.
X- PITTSBURGH STEELERS: 10-5
Pittsburgh and it's gentle giant, Big Ben have awaken. They are headed back to the playoffs after a 3 year drought with the 20-12 win over the Chiefs. Pittsburgh faces Cincinnati next week for the AFC North title. Either way, the Steelers are in the playoffs for the first time since Tim Tebow & Denver stunned the defending AFC champions in the wild card round 3 years ago. Kansas city lost for the 4th time in 5 games. The Chiefs need to beat San Diego next week and get some help to make it back to the playoffs for a second straight year under Andy Reid. Let the games begin. B. Roethlisberger threw for 220yds & 1 TD. L. Bell had 20 carries for 63yds & 1 TD. A. Brown had 7 receptions for 72yds & 1 TD. A. Smith threw for 311yds. A. Wilson had 5 receptions for 87yds.
BALTIMORE RAVENS: 9-6
Man, the Ravens lost to the Texans, 25-13. Read the details in the Texans update.
CLEVELAND BROWNS: 7-8
The Browns lost this one to the Panthers. They were eliminated from contention when San Diego beat San Francisco on Saturday. Read about that in Carolina's update.
Y- INDIANAPOLIS COLTS: 10-5
Andrew Luck threw for a season low 109yds with 2 ints. He was pulled in the 3rd Qtr with the game out of hand. They lost to Dallas 42-7, check out that update for the details.
HOUSTON TEXANS: 8-7
You just can't make this stuff up. A week ago, Case Keenum was perched in a tree with a bow in his hands, hunting. On Sunday he was starting in the NFL again, leading the Houston Texans to a 25-13 win over the Baltimore Ravens to keep their slim playoff hopes alive. RB Arian foster threw for a TD, R. Bullock made a franchise record 6 FGx & Houston's defense dominated. With 3 QBs hurt, the Texans looked to Keenum, who got his first win in 9 NFL starts. Keenum went 0-9 last season before being released by the Texans. That's a story to tell his grannies. Houston remains in the hunt a year after going 2-14 but needs several teams to lose next week. I wouldn't count on that guys, ain't nobody trying to go home right about now. The Ravens now need some help next week to get into the postseason after J. Flacco threw a season high 3 ints, considering he had just one in his last 5 games. It didn't help that the offense struggled all day. Somebody better put some "Dear Santa, can the teams I need to lose next week do so? That's all I want for Christmas." C. Kennum threw for 185yds & 1 int. A. Foster had 25 carries for 96yds. A. Johnson had 6 receptions for 65yds. J. Flacco threw for 195yds, 2 TDs & 3 ints. T. Smith had 5 receptions for 59yds & 2 TDs.
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS: 3-12
Read about the Jaguars 21-13 win over the Titans in the TNF update. Trying to go out on a winning note.
TENNESSEE TITANS: 2-13
Yep, the lost, but the last laugh is on the NFL. They will probably have some serious draft pick standing coming up for 2015. Read the details of their lost to the Jags in the TNF update.
Y- NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS: 12-3
The Patriots beat the New York Jets by 1 pt., 17-16. OK, so you won your division and now you just sitting back and letting the cellar dwellers beat you? Had they lost this one, it would not change the fact that they won their division, but they would have lost a 1st round playoff bye. They will play next week but will be at home chilling at the start of the playoffs. The only question left is whether the AFC's road to the SB will run through New England. Brady said it's always tough to get a win in the MetLife Stadium. They waited until the 4th Qtr to come from behind with a go ahead TD by Jonas Gray on a 1yd run early in the 4th Qtr. The Patriots could earn home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs if Denver loses to the Bengals on MNF. If you read my MNF update, you know that Denver did lose, nuff said. The Patriots became the 1st team to earn 1st round byes in 5 straight season. Geno threw an int. that led to Gray's TD & Nick Folk missed a 52yd FG attempt that would have given the Jets the lead with a little over 5 minutes left. But Vince Wilfork partially blocked that. Game over man. T. Brady threw for 182yds, 1 TD & 1 int. B. LaFell had 7 receptions for 64yds. G. Smith threw for 210yds, 1 TD & 1 int. c. Ivory had 11 carries for 53yds & J. Kerley had 3 receptions for 54yds.
MIAMI DOLPHINS: 8-7
You can never tell about the Dolphins, I thought that the Vikings had been playing well enough to beat them but the fins said, NOPE, not today. They took down the Vikings 37-35. Even though they won this one, they will sit out the playoffs for the 6th year in a row. But, they are keeping their coach Joe Philbin for a 4th season. The players were happy to hear that. This win for the Dolphins came from the hands of rookie Terrence Fede when he blocked a punt for a safety with 41 seconds left. Tannehill most certainly did his job with 4 TD passes, the most by a Dolphins QB since Dan Marino in 1998. The Vikings, who have been out of the playoff race since turkey day, fell to 6-9 under 1st year coach Mike Zimmer. They blew a 14pt lead to lose for the 2nd week in a row. Don't worry Vikings, you play my Bears next week, we all know how that will turn out. R. Tannehill threw for 396yds, 4 TDs & 1 int. Nice days work Tan. L. Miller had 19 carries for 92yds & 1 TD. C. Clay said, gimme some of that and added 6 receptions for 114yds. T. Bridgewater, who btw is in the running for Rookie of the year threw for 259yds, 2 TDs & 1 int. M. Asiata had 16 carries for 58yds & 2 TDs. G. Jennings had 3 receptions for 56yds & 1 TD.
BUFFALO BILLS: 8-7
No where but the NFL. One week you beat the Green Bay Packers then you turn around and lose to the Oakland Raiders, 26-24. This marks the 15th straight year that the Bills will miss the playoffs. Read the Raiders update for details.
NEW YORK JETS: 3-12
LOL, if you thought the BEARS was happy to be done with this season, I can think of a team or two that is even happier, the Jets being one of them. They lost to the Patriots, 17-16. Check out the details in the Patriots update.
Y- DENVER BRONCOS: 11-3
This game was just an ugly one for the Broncos and Manning. They lost this one, 37-28 against the Bengals. Read the details in the MNF update. Manning better tighten up on those int in they want to keep their dance card open.
SAN DIEGO CHARGERS: 9-6
Read about their rally from a 21pt deficit and beat the 49ers, 38-35. Check out the SAT-NF - GM 2. I don't think they are ready to go home. Word on the street: Phillip Rivers is playing with a bulging disc in his back. All I can say, your health is more important.
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS: 8-7
The Chiefs are headed home after the Steelers beat them 20-12. Read the details in Pittsburgh's update.
OAKLAND RAIDERS: 3-12
The Raiders said if they going down, they taking the Bills with them. That's exactly what they did Sunday with a 26-24 win over the Bills. Now, this win means NOTHING to the Raiders other than pride and show that they can win a game or 3 in a season. This makes the 12th year straight that the Raiders have not made it to the playoffs but they do a good job keeping other teams out of the postseason as well. Derek Carr threw 2 TD passes, Sebastian Janikowski kicked 4 FGs and the Raiders knocked the Bills from playoff contention. Told you that wasn't going down alone. The Bills needed to win their final 2 games & get some help to end the NFL's longest active playoff drought at 14 season. But they failed at the easiest part, beating the Raiders and will miss the playoffs for a 15th straight year. Wonder who will be around on the Bills squad next year? D. Carr threw for 214yds & 2 TDs. L. Murray had 23 carries for 86yds & K. Thompkins had 5 receptions for 90yds. K. Orton, who btw I heard is retiring after this season, threw for 329yds, 3 TDs & 2 ints. F. Jackson had 9 receptions for 93yds & 6 carries for 10yds.
X = CLINCHED PLAYOFF SPOT
Y = CLINCHED DIVISION
A FEW GAME NOTES ON DIFFERENT TEAMS.
1. The Patriots win was the 250th in 368 total games under Robert Kraft, tying him with Chicago's George Halas for the fastest an owner has reached the milestone. Bill Belichick broke a tie with Curly Lambeau for 4th place in overall NFL victories with his 230th.
2. The Jets LB David Harris finished with 10 total tackles for the season, giving him 1,008 for his career.
3. The Jaguars gave up 4 sacks in this weeks game, giving them 66 for the season and breaking the franchise record of 63 set in 2001. Jacksonville has allowed at least 4 sacks in 6 consecutive games.
4. Redskins player, DeSean Jackson, who was cut by the Eagles last season greeted them with a 4 pass, 126yd game in the Redskins win over the Eagles this week.
5. Miami's Dolphins Jarvis Landry broke Terry Kirby's team record for receptions by a rookie with 79th catch.
6. The Vikings have not won in Miami since 1976.
7. The Houston Texans WR, Andre Johnson had 6 receptions for 65yds to make him the 10th player in NFL history to reach 1,000 career receptions (1,002). He passed Hines Ward for 9th most in NFL history.
8. The Saints lost 5 straight games at home in the same season for the 1st time since 1980, when Archie Manning was QB and New Orleans went 1-15.
9. The Colts barely extended their scoring streak to 336 games, 2nd longest behind Denver's 355.
10. Pittsburgh Steelers have won 6 straight games in December.
11. The Seahawks have allowed a combined 33pts in their 5 game winning streak. Seattle's previous total yards record was 591 at San Diego on Dec., 29, 2002. They had 596 in this game against the Cardinals.
12. Demaryius Thomas of Denver joined Marvin Harrison & Jerry Rice as the only players with 3 straight season of 1,400yds receiving and 10 TD catches.
13. Bengals, Jeremy Hill is the 3rd rookie in NFL history with 4 games of at least 140yds rushing, joining Eric Dickerson (1983) and Curtis Martin (1995), according to STATS.