Week 15 was an exciting week that brought a little closure to the always hectic playoff situation.
In maybe the most exciting eight minutes of the season, the Eagles came back from 21 points down, and out-scored the Giants 28-7 in the fourth quarter, en route to a 38-31 win. DeSean Jackson made the play of the game, a 65-yard punt return touchdown on the last play of the game.
The Bears won the NFC North, the Falcons all but wrapped up a first round bye and although the Steelers lost to the Jets, Pittsburgh also clinched a playoff spot.
Teams that can clinch a playoff spot this week with a win (or a loss and losses by other teams) are: Baltimore (@ Cleveland), New Orleans (@ Atlanta) and N.Y. Jets (@ Chicago).
Still confused? Not only is San Francisco still alive for a playoff spot at 5-9, they can still win the NFC West by winning their last two games (@ St. Louis (6-8), vs. Arizona (4-10)).
One good thing about all this craziness is that you won’t have to worry about teams resting their starters, as so much is still to be decided, even in these last two weeks.
Mike’s picks: 2-3 (25-20 overall)
*I picked the N.Y. Giants, by the way. That was a bead beat.
Offensive Player of the Week: Ray Rice, RB, Baltimore Ravens
- 31 carries, 153 yards (4.9 avg.), 1 TD; 5 receptions, 80 yards, 1 TD
Defensive Player of the Week: Daryl Smith, LB, Jacksonville Jaguars
- 15 tackles (13 solo), 1 sack, 2 tfl, 1 pd
Highlight(s) of the Week
This week, there were two plays that stood out to me, for different reasons. The first one was an incredible play, and may be the catch of the year.
The second highlight is surprising and funny, all in one.
That’s all for now. Be sure to check out the MVP race tomorrow, as three players have clearly risen above the rest.
One last note: this is our 100th post!
Really, thanks for reading.