Shoutout to the Kansas City Chiefs for doing what we all knew they'd do by losing to the Denver Broncos. You earn the Not Nearly as Good as Your Record Indicates Award. The highest accolades go to the Carolina Panthers for beating the New England Patriots last night. You officially get the Actually Good, Not Just Sneaky Good Award. See you in the playoffs.
It’s time for the 1st Annual Eligible Receiver Midseason Awards in which we use our excellent football intelligence and logical deduction skills to confer completely made up awards to NFL players. Also, lots of pictures. Enjoy!
There are a few games this week that could be considered the game of the week. No, San Francisco, no one cares that you are playing the Rams.
I'm talking about perhaps New England versus Atlanta. New England is 3-0, but without any merit. They beat some of the worst teams in the entire NFL. Now, I know Atlanta is struggling, but this game could really highlight the Patriots deficiencies.
The other game that I considered highlighting and picking as the game of the week was the Miami Dolphins against the Saints. Everyone's pumped that they have won 3 games, and yay for them. They have been so terrible, for so long, it's nice to see them get some wins. Their wins are also more impressive than that of the Patriots, so that's also pretty cool. However, they are going up against the monster machine of the Saints. I don't see this going well for the Dolphins. However, if the Dolphins DO win, a lot more people are actually going to stop just talking about the Dolphins and actually start watching them.
Therefore, the game of the week is ...
There are a lot of good games this week. It's coming down to the wire. I can't wait for some of these games. This is the time of the year I wish I had 4 televisions so I could watch all the games.
49ers (9-3-1) at Patriots (10-3) 8:20PM ET ** Game of the Week
Again, the Patriots are in the game of the week. Hmm. Interesting. The 49ers are still way up there on the best of the best in the NFC. However, with how they looked twice against the Rams, there is cause for concern. Then there are the Patriots. Man do they look good. They look fired up. They look ready for the playoffs to begin. It will be interesting to see how Brady and the Patriots do against the 49ers defense and vice versa. I'm excited for this game.
Week 14 is unique this time around in the NFL. Almost every single game has playoff implications. However, there is only one game in which the outcome directly impacts each teams playoff conference and divisional standings. That game is the Vikings (6-6) versus the Bears (fifth seed 8-4). The Vikings are in a very hot race for the last NFC Wildcard spot -- doing battle against the Bucs, Cowboys, and Redskins. Seattle should be very, very wary about holding onto the 6th seed, considering all these teams are banging on the door of that 6th seed spot.
With 4 games left, the NFC North is still wide open. Chicago and Green Bay have been playing flip-flop the last few weeks with who is the NFC North division winner, and who takes the 5th seed in the NFC. But, as I said, there are 4 games left. A lot can happen.
However, there is one game that will be the most watched game this week, and it's not the Bears vs the Vikings. Each team playing has locked and loaded a playoff spot. This game very well could be the AFC Championship game. That game is ...
Before I get into this week's fantasy scoreboard, I have two important announcements. One, this is my current view as I write this. It's ok to be jealous.
Two, my fantasy team officially crapped out this weekend and put the nail in the coffin for my season. RIP.
And now, without further ado, a lot of words that are less self-involved than the ones above.