Welcome to the week 15 review of the NFL presented in entertaining fashion. Lets play 2 Truths and Lie. For each NFL game pick out which two statements are true, and which one is false (Hint: most of the jokes are the false statement).
OAK 15- KC 0
- Oakland Raiders shut out the Kansas City Chiefs and took home the victory with 5 field goals.
- The Raiders ended a 6 game losing streak.
- Sebastian Janikowski gave his team an insurmountable lead when he made his first field goal with 1:44 left in the first quarter.
SF 41- NE 34
- The San Francisco 49ers, clinched the division holding off an almost amazing comeback by the New England Patriots.
- The Patriots fell just short with a 28 point comeback.
- Bill Belichick does not run up the score, maybe he just forgets other teams cannot erase 30 point deficits.
GB 21- CHI 13
- The Green Bay Packers won the NFC North with a win over the Chicago Bears.
- Clay Matthews continues to own Jay Cutler with 2 sacks.
- Olindo Mare made a field goal while reminiscing about the Taft presidency.
MIN 36- STL 22
- The Minnesota Vikings kept their playoff hopes alive on the back of Adrian Peterson who rushed for 212 yards and including an 82-yard touchdown.
- With two games to go, Peterson sits 294 yards short of Eric Dickerson’s record for rushing yards in a season.
- Peterson was deemed to have an unfair advantage because defenses cannot stack the box with more than eleven players.
WAS 28- CLE 21
- Kirk Cousins stepped in amicably for Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins entered a tie for first place in the division.
- Trent Richardson added 2 touchdowns of his own for the Cleveland Browns.
- Teams have learned their lesson from Kevin Kolb and Matt Flynn and teams will refrain from giving up too much for Cousins this off season.
ATL 34- NYG 0
- New York Giants fell into a tie for the NFC East with the Redskins and the Cowboys who both won on Sunday.
- The Atlanta Falcons shut out the Giants due in part to poor play from Eli Manning.
- Its safe to bet on the Atlanta Falcons.
MIA 24- JAC 3
- Ryan Tannehill brought his A-game with his best performance of the year.
- The Jaguars tied their franchise record for losses since their inaugural season in 1995 with 12.
- Tannehill remembers when the Jaguars came into the league because it was the first year he could rent a car.
NO 41- TB 0
- The New Orleans Saints dominated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
- Josh Freeman threw 4 interceptions while Drew Brees threw 4 touchdowns.
- The last time the Saints shut out a team President Taft got stuck in a bathtub.
DEN 34- BAL 17
- The Baltimore Ravens struggled in their first week with Jim Caldwell as offensive coordinator after firing their OC this last week.
- The Denver Broncos pulled out their 11th victory with a balanced effort.
- The change in Baltimore and the consistency in Denver prove the old saying, “If it ain’t broke, don’t change horses mid-stream, and never cross streams.”
HOU 29- IND 17
- The Houston Texans sealed the AFC South and showed that they can be a dominant force especially at home.
- The Indianapolis Colts would have secured a playoff berth with a win.
- Andrew Luck still thinks he has time to finish another comeback.
SEA 50- BUF 17
- Seattle Seahawks hung up a very crooked number on the Buffalo Bills, winning 50-17.
- The Seahawks scored over 50 points for the second week in a row.
- Pete Carroll learned that a press conference recapping how you scored 107 points over the last two weeks is not as much fun when you steal a fake punt off of Bill Belichick’s ‘up 30 play card.’
ARI 38- DET 10
- Arizona Cardinals showed they had not quit on Sunday by beating the Detroit Lions 38-10.
- Larry Fitzgerald still believes his team has not quit on this season.
- Larry Sr. will respond to his son this week in his column on entitled Relax, It Was Just The Lions.
CAR 31- SD 7
- Carolina Panthers took down the San Diego Chargers in convincing fashion.
- Mike Tolbert returned to San Diego to vulture two touchdowns for the visiting team.
- When Tolbert was asked if he would consider taking Norv Turner’s job when he inevitably looses it, Tolbert responded by saying that he would only coach a team that needs one win to make the playoffs, because that is how he rolls.
DAL 27- PIT 24 (OT)
- Dallas Cowboys beat the Pittsburgh Steelers in overtime keeping the Wild Card picture in the NFC completely muddled.
- A Brandon Carr interception set up the game winning field goal in overtime.
- Ben Roethlisberger was given the Cowboys game ball.
CIN 34- PHI 13
- The Cincinnati Bengals forced 5 turnovers on their way to a victory.
- Nick Foles struggled completing less than half of his passes.
- Andy Dalton completed more than half of his passes.