THE PATRIOTS HAVE LOST TWO GAMES IN A ROW FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 2012
PREPARE FOR OVERREACTING
Yup, the Patriots lost again. They are winless since Thanksgiving. This time, it was the Eagles who took them down (in Foxborough!). Despite some last-minute heroics by Touchdown Tom and his merry band of Belichick drones, the Eagles managed to hold on to their lead. The Patriots have fallen out of the No. 1 seed and have been replaced by the Bengals.
As for the Eagles, the crisis after the Tampa and Detroit blowouts seems to have been put on hold, and Chip Kelly is elevated back to genius status. There is no middle ground with Chip Kelly. He is either a fraud or the puppet master. Don’t try to understand Philadelphia, because no one can make sense of Chip Kelly’s wild ride.
Speaking of the Eagles, they are in the NFC East. The NFC East has three teams with a record of 5-7, and one team with a record of 4-8. The Giants gave up another late fourth quarter lead in what has simply become routine for New York. The Cowboys finally won a game without Tony Romo on Monday in what might have been the funniest ending of the year.
A quick recap:
- Both teams crap themselves for 58 minutes, game is tied 9-9 with two minutes left.
- Cowboys forced to punt, DeSean Jackson back to return.
- D-Jax tries too hard, runs 26 yards backwards, fumbles ball, Cowboys have first down deep in the Red Zone.
- The Cowboys score on a Darren McFadden run up the gut.
- The Redskins receive the kickoff with roughly 1:10 remaining.
- Redskins get excellent return, then flags are thrown. Personal Foul, facemask…COWBOYS. The Redskins start on the Cowboys 42-yard line.
- Several plays later, D-Jax goes deep, gets open, and redeems his mistake by catching the game-tying touchdown with roughly 44 seconds left.
- Cowboys get great kick return.
- 14 seconds left, Dan Bailey kicks 54-yard field goal to win the game.
- The NFC East is garbage.
Elseware around the league:
- The Panthers stay undefeated with a nice comeback against the Saints.
- The Chiefs are on a roll, winning their sixth-straight.
- Antonio Brown smashed his nuts into a post.
- Blaine beats Bears with a deep bomb in a barnburner.
- Bengals are still good.
- Browns are still bad.
- The Lions managed some classic Lions heartbreak.
- Marcus Mariota is pretty good.
- The Falcons are a complete mess.