The Jets continued to struggle Sunday against the ‘Can’t Ignore Us Anymore’ Bears. Despite the loss, the Jets will still be in the playoffs thanks to Jacksonville’s loss. Be wary Jets fan, limping into the playoffs with a warm weather quarterback may not be the walk in the park it was last season.
The Patriots continue to impose their will on the rest of the league. They have gone seven straight games with no turnovers and have only nine on the season. Tom Terrific set the record for most pass attempts without a pick Sunday with his 1300<sup>th</sup> unpicked pass. There is no stopping this monster, hide your children hide your wife.
Kansas City went from worst to first in the AFC West. What is it with the West Divisions? Other than K.C. every team sucked this year. If a team with a losing record hosts a playoff game I hope it’s blacked out.
Mike Singletary became the fourth coaching victim to be put out of his misery this season. Four! That is an astonishing number. At least he was able to coach 15 of the teams 16 games. Good luck Jim Tomsula, your fifteen minutes is going to last about three hours and then you can start looking for a new paycheck.
Fans in Houston are organizing a rally to get Head Coach Gary Kubiak fired at the end of the season. The rally will be held before the Texans host the Jaguars on Sunday. Team owner for the Texans, Bob McNair, gave Kubiak a vote of confidence a couple of weeks ago. We all know what that means; Kubiak’s last head coaching gig will be week seventeen of the 2010 NFL season.
The Vikings and Eagles game was postponed Sunday and will be played on Tuesday in Philly, due to snow. It was postponed before a single flake of snow hit the ground. And why Tuesday? Might the four-letter-network have some interest in having the sole game on Monday? Some other questions to ponder: What if the Ice Bowl had been postponed? What precedent might this have? Are we moving to an NFL where every team plays in a dome? From the reaction of the Vikings’ fans at University of Minnesota last week; they no longer wish to watch in the dome, the fans were having a ball outside in the cold and snow. The funniest argument against postponing the game comes from Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell; essentially he said the country as a whole is becoming a wuss. You can read his whole diatribe at profootballtalk.com. It’s way too long to put down here and it also tightropes the line of racism.
The Chargers who never lose in December lost their second game this season after November. What San Diego and the nation have learned is that the Chargers aren’t that good. Carson Palmer proved he doesn’t need his Diva Twins at wide receiver as he threw for nearly 270 yards and four touchdowns. It has to be like two giant mouths were removed from his back.
Miami continues to prove they can’t play in the elements; the pristine elements of south Florida that is. One win at home this year. And they played Cleveland, Buffalo and Detroit who they lost to this past week. The Lions won their second straight on the road after dropping their previous 26. This team has a killer defensive line and if Matt Stafford can stay healthy next year the Lions will return to the playoffs. You heard it here first.
The Jaguars threw their game against the Skins away and probably the AFC South. An ill fated pass in overtime proved to be very costly for Jacksonville and just might get their head coach fired. Because the only way the Jags win the South is if they beat Houston and Indy loses to Tennessee (which ain’t happening).
The chosen one earned his first career victory by bringing the Broncos back from a 17 point deficit in front of his home crowd. Let the anointing resume.
Indianapolis have gone on a 3 game win streak and have scored 30 plus points in all 3 games. Peyton’s will is carrying this team into the playoffs. All the injuries though, will be the downfall for this team.
In a game that might have had the biggest playoff implications of the week the Saints edged the Falcons on costly turnovers and strange officiating. For what might be the first time in NFL history, both the receiver and cornerback were flagged for pass interference on the same pass from Matty Ice in the second quarter. Mike Smith very well may have had a heart attack after that flag. Well the Saints are not quite ready to hand over the torch just yet. Drew Brees is a machine, but there is something wrong with Reggie Bush.
Gotta give props to FIU for winning the prestigious Little Caesars Pizza Bowl; their first Bowl appearance. FIU rallied back from a 14-point half time deficit by scoring 27-points in the second half. Including an unbelievable conversion on 4<sup>th</sup> and 17 with the ‘ol hook and ladder play in the waning seconds. Before the conversion the Golden Panthers were down by two. FIU fans, which were there en masse, went bananas as the game winning field goal split the uprights with quadruple zeros on the clock. Definitely one of the better Bowl games so far this season. Way to go FIU.That’s all there is for this week folks talk to ya next week and then it’s off to the playoffs.