Doug’s Sports Rap: NFL Week 13
Week 13 brought some much-needed luck for some teams, while others struggled to score points.
The New York Giants won their fourth straight with a stunning upset over the Seattle Seahawks 17-12, the Giants big blue defense held Russell Wilson, and the high powered Seattle offense to only one touchdown. The Giants are 5-7 and a top the NFC East.
Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs continued their dominance in the AFC east, with a 22-16 win over the Denver Broncos.
The Miami Dolphins Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa returned from his thumb injury, and threw for 296 yards, his best performance, as the Dolphins defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 19-7, the win moves Miami to within a half game of the AFC east leading Buffalo Bills.
The Detroit Lions came back to defeat the Chicago Bears 34-30 , Lions QB Matt Stafford threw for over 400 yards.
The Browns (9-3) are legit, Baker Mayfield threw four touchdowns, as Cleveland won its fourth straight, with a 41-35 victory over the Tennessee Titans.
The Colts defense came up big, and Phillip Rivers threw a pair of touchdown passes in a 26-20 win over the Houston Texans.
The Las Vegas Raiders pulled out a 31-28 victory over the win-less New York Jets, Derek Carr connected with Henry Riggs lll with a 46 yard touchdown with seconds remaining, the Jets fall to 0-12.
The Minnesota Vikings squeaked out a 27-24 overtime win, with a Dan Bailey field goal, and handed the Jacksonville Jaguars their 11th straight loss.
The New Orleans Saints without Drew Brees came up victorious, QB Taysom Hill threw a pair of touchdowns, the first of his career, and the Saints clinched a playoff berth with a 21-16 win over the Atlanta Falcons.
The New England Patriots embarrassed the LA Chargers, Cam Newton ran for two scores, and the Pats scored two special teams touchdowns in a 45-0 spanking.
Aaron Rodgers continues to set records, and help The Packers stay on top of the NFC North, throwing three touchdowns, in a 30-16 win over the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Los Angeles Rams (8-4) are now tied for first place in the NFC West with a 38-28 win over the Arizona Cardinals.
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