Number 17: Dallas Cowboys (7-6) – Last Week 14
Uh oh, here we go again. It is getting to be that time of year in which the Dallas Cowboys blow their postseason playoff chances away to close out the season. The Cowboys loss in Chicago is a detrimental loss looking forward, however, they aren’t eliminated yet. Their next two games are very winnable before playing Philly to close out the season. If they can win their next two games and Philly loses one of theirs, then the final game will decide the division title. Can’t wait to see how this unfolds.
Number 18: San Diego Chargers (6-7) – Last Week 19
This team is so inconsistent. They have quality wins over the Chiefs, Eagles, Cowboys and Colts, but then lose games to Oakland, Washington and Houston. This team is so close. Despite their inconsistencies, Mike McCoy has done a tremendous job in his first season as head coach. It’s always nice to score 37 points in a game.
Number 19: New York Jets (6-7) – Last Week 20
It’s amazes me that for weeks this team played great football, then played just dreadful football and then score 37 points the next week. This team is about as inconsistent as the Chargers. However, I think one thing is pretty constant, we can all agree that Geno Smith is not the right guy in New York.
Number 20: Tennessee Titans (5-8) – Last Week 18
Tennessee’s offense played pretty well on Sunday, putting up 28 points. The running backs contributed to three rushing touchdowns, while Fitzpatrick threw another one. Unfortunately, it is a pretty daunting task trying to stop Peyton Manning on his home field. The defense was absolutely torched, giving up over 500 yards of offense. Tough day for Tennessee.
Number 21: St. Louis Rams (5-8) – Last Week 21
The Rams played a very sloppy game against the Cardinals this past Sunday. Kellen Clemens threw two interceptions and was sacked for a safety, Zac Stacy averaged 1.8 yards per carry and the defense was unable to stop the Cardinals offense.
Number 22: Pittsburgh Steelers (5-8) – Last Week 23
I’ve never seen the lateral play to close out a game work. I was almost able to see it happen on Sunday against my Dolphins. Good thing Antonio Brown stepped out of bounds. If only Mike Tomlin could have been on the field to help push Brown to keep him in bounds.
Number 23: New York Giants (5-8) – Last Week 22
It’s tough to win games in the NFL, but it is especially tough when your defense gives up 37 points. Eli Manning was back to his old ways as he threw two interceptions.
Number 24: Oakland Raiders (4-9) – Last Week 24
Despite the loss to the New York Jets, Raiders quarterback Matt McGloin continues to play well. With him and Terrelle Pryor giving the Raiders above average play at the QB position this season, there might be a bit of a controversy in Oakland. Who would have thought.
Number 25: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-9) – Last Week 29
Mike Glennon finally looked like a rookie against Buffalo this past Sunday. He completed just 9 of 25 passes and he threw an interception. He didn’t play his best game, but Bobby Rainey did. This kid out of Western Kentucky has come out of nowhere! Great story.
Number 26: Buffalo Bills (4-9) – Last Week 25
The main forte for the Buffalo Bills is their impressive running game. They have ranked in the better portion of the league over the past few seasons in that category. They rushed for a total of 67 yards against Tampa on Sunday. Not going to win many games like that.
Number 27: Jacksonville Jaguars (4-9) – Last Week 31
I am beyond impressed in what the Jacksonville Jaguars have done. Instead of tanking the rest of the season for a high draft pick, they have came out and surprised everyone, winning four out of their last five games. Good for you, Jacksonville!
Number 28: Cleveland Browns (4-9) – Last Week 26
I can’t believe the Browns gave up the game. They had the Patriots right where they wanted them for 59 minutes. It wasn’t until the last minute in the game in which they gave up a touchdown to Julian Edelman and then failed to recover an onside kick which led to Danny Amendola catching the game winning touchdown with 31 seconds left. Just a heartbreaking loss for Cleveland.
Number 29: Minnesota Vikings (3-9-1) – Last Week 30
The Vikings were so close to knocking off the Ravens. Surprisingly, that isn’t the big story out of Minnesota. Star running back Adrian Peterson, suffered an injury to his foot. The MRI’s came back negative and Peterson expects to be back before seasons end. Why risk it though? This team clearly isn’t going anywhere.
Number 30: Atlanta Falcons (3-10) – Last Week 28
For the third straight week the Falcons have found themselves in a very close game, unfortunately for them, they were unable to close this one out. A one point loss might be the worst feeling in the NFL. Let’s see if they can bounce back against Washington next week at home.
Number 31: Washington Redskins (3-10) – Last Week 27
This team was absolutely manhandled by the Kansas City Chiefs. I think it is safe to say that the Mike Shanahan’s days as head coach of the Washington Redskins are numbered.
Number 32: Houston Texans (2-11) – Last Week 32
The Texans made headlines late last week as they fired head coach Gary Kubiak. Defensive coordinator Wade Phillips will now be responsible for this teams on the field performance. It doesn’t matter how well they play under Phillips, the Texans are NOW HIRING!