A lot to get from this past week in football. A lot of news, excitement and stories. Let’s begin with the playoff spoiling Detroit Lions. In week 14, they pretty much killed off all of Green Bay’s chances at a playoff spot by beating them and taking out Aaron Rodgers. Then this week they broke their 26 game road losing streak by beating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
There were some mighty close and good games this week. The Jets-Steelers, Cowboys-Skins, Eagles-Giants, and Packer-Patriots. The way the Eagles-Giants game ended was just crazy. The punter for the Giants made the worst mistake of his career. He punted to Desean Jackson with like 10 seconds left and Jackson ran back for a touchdown to win the game and knock the Giants out of playoff contention. Speaking of running back for touchdowns, Devin Hester ran back a punt return for a touchdown. He broke the all time record for combined punt and kick returns for touchdowns. Hester has become a legend in his own right.
During that same between the Bears and Vikings Brett Favre suffered a concussion and thus probably ending his career. He’s writing checks his body can’t cash. He’s a legend, a great player but his time is over. I really hope he retires for good.
With only two weeks left, here is what the current playoff picture looks like.
1 x – Atlanta
2 z – Chicago
4 St. Louis
5 New Orleans
6 NY Giants
1 x – New England
2 x – Pittsburgh
3 Kansas City
6 NY Jets
There are a few teams left in the hunt from both conferences and all I got to say is it’s going to be close. Now it’s time to get my predictions for week 16.