One thing we learned about every NFL team in Week 12 of the 2021 season: Packers can be the new NFC lovers
Week 12 of the 2021 NFL season is officially in the books. The Packers roll on the Rams. The Patriots own the Titans. The Seahawks lost to Washington… and that’s just a small part of the action this week.
But what have we learned about each of the 32 teams in the process? We are glad you asked. As Week 13 approaches, let’s take a look below at one thing we’ve eliminated from each team:
It’s time for them to shine. They said goodbye to let Kyler Murray and DeAndre Hopkins healthier. They should be prepared to return to business and distance themselves further from the Rams in the West.
Cordarelle Patterson is their MVP. Seriously, this guy is the lifeblood of their offensive behavior and season. Suddenly, they’re back in the wild card race because of him.
Their defense is back. Lamar Jackson almost made them win the final with four picks, but Baltimore suffocated Baker Mayfield and the Browns’ rush attack in critical time.
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They may need to be creative in defense. Lose Bamboo’s white skin is a big hit, even though they’re rebounding after routing the saints on Thanksgiving. At least they have other parts in the spin-off.
Orange Newton maybe not it. Any dreams of a potential career renaissance vanished pretty quickly. Turns out, when you ask him to do more than lean on his feet, things don’t go so smoothly.
Matt Nagy is hanging on a rope. Forget all the false rumors about his demise after Thanksgiving. His team’s performance on Thanksgiving, against the undefeated Lions team, proved the Bears weren’t even close to being the real contenders.
They can go up against anyone. The Steelers were beaten in their second place, but so what? Cincinnati is, at its best, a team that plays on both sides. They didn’t finish in the AFC North.
Kevin Stefanski should really consider pursuing Baker Mayfield. Whether it’s a nagging wound or something else, why on earth would Case Keenum Not be relieved when they try to adjust the ship? Just call it a “rest” Mayfield if you’re too scared to do it.
They still can’t be trusted. You could say the same about a lot of teams, but for all of the Cowboys’ talent, which will succeed in the Thanksgiving shootout despite missing out on their top two expansion slots, they’ve folded one several major positions this year.
Patrick Surtain II that’s you. His two picks against the Chargers, including a six-pick, one-handed push Denver back into the AFC West mix. He gives them at least one major future building block.
Dan Campbell is a problem now. That’s not to say he couldn’t turn things around, but a series of mental blunders and questionable decisions allowed the Bears to sneak past him on Thanksgiving, sending Detroit to a stalemate. defeated 0-10-1.
They should be NFC favorites. Aaron Rodgers has quietly been the MVP-caliber. Davante Adams is glossy as usual. Randall Cobb is stepping up. Most importantly, their defense – without a few injured stars – is really hitting its stride.
Their o-line needs a makeover. Same goes for most of the other positions, but Tyrod Taylor was forced all day before the Jet Force, absorbing five sacks and at least a dozen pressures.
Their offense is ready for a playoff hit. They have quietly topped with 30 points in six of their last seven games. It burns them unable to resist brave cat and Bucs, but from Jonathan Taylor to the O line to shoot guns Carson Wentz, they are increasing.
Rumors Urban Meyer will return. Mainly because College football ranks are suffering from some major training changes. But also because Trevor Lawrence and Jags have been constant losers.
The West is theirs if they want it. Vegas seems to be coming back to life, so is Denver, but the fact that all three teams below them in the scoreboard are currently 6-5 suggests Kansas City is well positioned on a crowded field.
DeSean Jackson has returned. After a rough start to Vegas, the pacers played a big part in their frustration with Dallas. His deep dribbling skills can help Derek Carr back to form the part that extends down.
They are asking for too much Justin Herbert. It’s not that QB isn’t capable of lifting them, but they usually expect him to bail them out. Where does the game run?
Matthew Stafford Still Matthew Stafford. Talent is still here to run, but it’s now clearer than ever that their QB, long line of Lions, had a hand in Detroit’s failures.
Their top rookies are taking the lead. Jaylen Waddle already an underrated store for Tagovailoa, and Jaelan Phillips Recently has been over all midfielders. Don’t look now, but they’ve got energy!
It’s time to feed Justin Jefferson even more. With Dalvin Cook bang hard and it will likely take a couple of weeks, please Kirk Cousin air it out. Vikings could still run away if their offense continued.
They are the most balanced team in AFC. Mac Jones more efficient and better. They spread the ball around. And JC Jackson and their defense constantly suffocated the opponent. Who can’t they beat right now?
They are ready to surprise in Week 13. Why? Because they’re so bad at Thanksgiving, Taysom Hill was finally set to replace Trevor Siemian, Alvin Kamara growing healthy and Sean Payton needs a win to stay alive in the playoff race.
They have building blocks in the subsection. Xavier McKinney and Julian love helped make headlines about their sadness about the Eagles. At least Patrick Graham’s defense has something to build on this year.
Robert Saleh needs to play old fashioned football. Keeping everything on the ground helped relieve the pressure Zach Wilson. That helped, of course, for his defense to finally show up against Houston.
They need to run the ball (or other). Minute Jalen Hurts dare to throw his way to victory over the giants, they have collapsed. It may not be sustainable long term, but if they want to compete this year, they have to hold onto that title.
Coaching was a problem. There’s been a lot of talk about Ben Roethlisberger and their offense this year, but Mike Tomlin and Keith Butler have to take all the criticism for their lackluster performance against the Bengals.
They are set up nicely in NFC. It doesn’t help Deebo Samuel and Fred Warner is currently bankrupt, but Kyle Shanahan seems to have thought things out in a confusing way, and the Rams don’t operate so hot in the West.
Russell Wilson Incorrect. Medically or mentally. His comeback attempt nearly led Seattle against Washington late Monday, but he was once again unsuccessful in 58 minutes of action. It is not beautiful.
Leonard Fournette is their X factor. If Tom Brady is the MVP, he’s the one closer to Tampa Bay. This offense is ready to make a push championship.
Special teams are a problem. You can’t go wrong here and expect to beat Bill Belichick. The Titans couldn’t stand the mental blunders as they struggled through some serious injury-related losses.
Washington football team
They have a real shot at a playoff point. Not only because they officially joined, but because Ron Rivera’s defense is getting better and better. If only their offense could find a way to get more points from their methodical moves.
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