THE NFL STORY: WEEK #10
So Tampa Bay and Jacksonville both won, ruining suicide pools everywhere. Including mine.
Washington (3-6) 27
MINNESOTA (2-7) 34
THE STATS: Minnesota just 1 penalty for 7 yards.
THE STORY: Redskins taking themselves out of the playoff picture for now, which is difficult to do in the NFC East.
JACKSONVILLE (1-8) 29
Tennessee (4-5) 27
THE STATS: In spite of winning, Jacksonville is outgained by more than 50%, 214 yards to 362.
THE STORY: Those Jaguar fans in London are celebrating today. Both of them.
PHILADELPHIA (5-5) 27
Green Bay (5-4) 13
THE STATS: Philadelphia 5-1 on the road.
THE STORY: Note to Green Bay: I heard that Tim Tebow is available.
Buffalo (3-7) 10
PITTSBURGH (3-6) 23
THE STATS: Pittsburgh WR Antonio Brown 6-104 receiving; 2-74 punt returns.
THE STORY: Steelers defense give up 82% fewer points this week than last week's 55-point debacle at New England.
Oakland (3-6) 20
NY GIANTS (3-6) 24
THE STATS: NY Giants RB Andre Brown 30-115-1 TD.
THE STORY: So let me get this straight. Tim Tebow (lifetime QB rating: 75.3) can't find a job in the NFL, but Terrelle Pryor (69.2) can?
ST. LOUIS (4-6) 38
Indianapolis (6-3) 8
THE STATS: St. Louis WR Tavon Austin 2-138-2 TD receiving; 4-145-1 TD punt returns (36.3 avg).
THE STORY: Rams upset helps the NFC to an impressive 4-0 weekend vs. the NFC.
SEATTLE (9-1) 33
Atlanta (2-7) 10
THE STATS: Seattle K Steven Hauschka 3-3 XP, 4-4 FG (39, 43, 44,
53), 15 points.
THE STORY: Most impressive win in a few weeks for Seattle, but they benefit from getting to play Jacksonville, Tampa Bay, and Atlanta (combined 4 wins) this season.
Cincinnati (6-4) 17
BALTIMORE (4-5) 20
THE STATS: Cincinnati LB Vincent Rey 10 tackles, 3 sacks, 3 passes defended, 1 interception in the loss.
THE STORY: Baltimore managed to win a game with just 189 yards of offense -- and that included overtime.
DETROIT (6-3) 21
Chicago (5-4) 19
THE STATS: Detroit WR Calvin Johnson 6-83-2 TD.
THE STORY: Detroit gets double-win head-to-head tiebreaker over Chicago.
CAROLINA (6-3) 10
San Francisco(6-3) 9
THE STATS: Carolina defense holds Colin Kaepernick to 11-22-91-1-0 TD.
THE STORY: Nice 5-game win streak for Carolina, but 5W still not good enough for 1st place in a division headed by New Orleans.
Houston (2-7) 24
ARIZONA (5-4) 27
THE STATS: Arizona LB John Abraham 3 sacks, -42 yards lost.
THE STORY: Houston then: 2-0. Houston now: 2-7.
DENVER (8-1) 28
San Diego (4-5) 20
THE STATS: Denver WR Demaryius Thomas 7-108-3 TD.
THE STORY: It took until Week #11, but KC and Denver will finally meet next weekend.
Dallas (5-5) 17
NEW ORLEANS (7-2) 49
THE STATS: Dallas: 9 first downs; New Orleans: NFL-record 40 first downs.
THE STORY: Dallas still plays each NFC East team once, which will tell us more than an embarrassing, pathetic, drubbing by New Orleans
Miami (4-5) 19
TAMPA BAY (1-8) 22
THE STATS: Miami 14 carries for +2 yards rushing (sic). 0.1 yards per rush.
THE STORY: Tampa Bay's first win caps a strange weekend in which the teams with the poorer records went 9-4-1 outright.