NFL Week 13 Recap

Eagles vs. Seahawks: 31-14 Seahawks

Eagles Player of the Week: LeSean McCoy- 84 rush yards, 49 receiving yards, 2 touchdowns

Seahawks Player of the Week: Marshawn Lynch- 148 rush yards, 2 touchdowns

Marshawn Lynch scored twice, including a ridiculous play where he broke about ten tackles, giving the Seahawks the win against the Eagles. With the win, the Seahawks now have a better record than the Eagles, who are 4-8 following the loss.

Titans vs. Bills: 23-17 Titans

Titans Player of the Week: Chris Johnson- 153 rush yards, 2 touchdowns

Bills Player of the Week: CJ Spiller- 83 rush yards, touchdown

Chris Johnson has returned to his usual form, and the Titans are now 7-5 following a win against the Bills. Buffalo lost its fifth game in a row, and have not won since October, when they beat the Redskins.

Chiefs vs. Bears: 10-3 Chiefs

Chiefs Player of the Week: Dexter McCluster- 61 rush yards, 46 receiving yards, touchdown

Bears Player of the Week: Johnny Knox- 5 receptions, 53 receiving yards

Not only are the Bears without quarterback Jay Cutler, but they will now be without Matt Forte, who sprained his MCL and is out 2-4 weeks. The Bears also suffered another loss since Cutler’s injury. The only touchdown of the game, came when Tyler Palko threw a hail mary with no time left in the first half.

Raiders vs. Dolphins: 34-14 Dolphins

Raiders Player of the Week: Carson Palmer- 273 pass yards, 2 touchdowns, 76.6 passer rating

Dolphins Player of the Week: Reggie Bush- 100 rush yards, touchdown

The Dolphins crushed the Raiders, and have now won four of their last five games. Matt Moore and Reggie Bush have each really stepped it up late in the season. Moore hasn’t thrown an interception in three weeks, and Bush has looked impressive as the lead back.

Broncos vs. Vikings: 35-32 Broncos (OT)

Broncos Player of the Week: Tim Tebow- 202 pass yards, 2 touchdowns 149.3 passer rating

Vikings Player of the Week: Percy Harvin- 8 receptions, 156 receiving yards, 2 touchdowns

Tebow did it again, giving the Broncos another close win, this time coming in OT against the Vikings. Tebow played his best game of the season, throwing for over 200 yards, and two scores. The Broncos are now 7-5 and tied for the AFC West lead.

Colts vs. Patriots: 31-24 Patriots

Colts Player of the Week: Pierre Garcon- 9 receptions, 150 receiving yards, 2 touchdowns

Patriots Player of the Week: Rob Gronkowski- 5 receptions, 64 receiving yards, 3 touchdowns (1 rush)

The matchup between the Colts and Patriots wasn’t the same this year without Peyton. Although the score makes it seem like it was a close game, the Patriots were up 31-3 at the half, but the Colts scored three touchdowns in the fourth quarter to narrow the deficit.

Bengals vs. Steelers: 35-7 Steelers

Bengals Player of the Week: AJ Green- 6 receptions, 87 receiving yards, touchdown

Steelers Player of the Week: Ben Roethlisberger- 176 pass yards, 2 touchdowns, 117.3 passer rating

The Steelers defense shut down the Bengals last Sunday, while Big Ben and the offense had no problem scoring on Cincinnati. The Bengals are now two games behind the Ravens, who lead the AFC North with a 9-3 record.

Panthers vs. Bucs: 38-19 Panthers

Panthers Player of the Week: Cam Newton- 204 pass yards, 4 touchdowns (3 rush), 106.1 passer rating

Bucs Player of the Week: Mike Williams- 5 receptions, 93 receiving yards

Cam Newton put on a show last week, scoring four total touchdowns, leading the Panthers to back to back wins for the first time in over a year. With the win, the Panthers are no longer the worst team in the NFC south.

Jets vs. Redskins: 34-19 Jets

Jets Player of the Week: Shonn Greene- 88 rush yards, 3 touchdowns

Redskins Player of the Week: Roy Helu- 100 rush yards, 42 receiving yards, touchdown

The Jets are back in the playoff hunt, after defeating the Redskins last Sunday. The game was close until mid-fourth quarter, when Shonn Green scored two rushing touchdowns to open up the lead to 15. The Jets schedule looks pretty easy, with games against the Chiefs, Dolphins, Eagles, and Giants remaining.

Falcons vs. Texans: 17-10 Texans

Falcons Player of the Week: Roddy White- 4 receptions, 51 receiving yards, touchdown

Texans Player of the Week: Arian Foster- 111 rush yards, 41 receiving yards, touchdown

Injuries don’t seem to bother the Texans, who have won their last six games. The Texans were without Matt Schaub to start the game, and Andre johnson re-injured his hamstring in the middle of the game. Arian Foster has shown he is not a one year wonder by putting up impressive numbers again this season.

Ravens vs. Browns: 24-10 Ravens

Ravens Player of the Week: Ray Rice- 204 rush yards, 2 touchdowns

Browns Player of the Week: Peyton Hillis- 45 rush yards, 52 receiving yards

The Ravens had no trouble beating the Browns, as Ray Rice rushed for a career-high 204 yards. The Ravens are now 9-3 and lead the AFC North, thanks to sweeping the Steelers earlier this season. As for the Browns, they have lost five of their last six games, and don’t look like they will get a win any time soon.

Packers vs. Giants: 38-35 Packers

Packers Player of the Week: Aaron Rodgers- 369 pass yards, 4 touchdowns, 106.2 passer rating

Giants Player of the Week: Eli Manning- 347 pass yards, 3 touchdowns, 100.7 passer rating

The Giants gave the Packers their best fight of the season, but lost when Aaron Rodgers led Green Bay on a game winning drive in under a minute. With the Packers schedule looking pretty weak, they could easily go 16-0. As for New York, the Giants still have two games against the Cowboys, and will mostly likely have to win both in order to make the playoffs.

Cowboys vs. Cardinals: 19-13 Cardinals (OT)

Cowboys Player of the Week: Dez Bryant- 8 receptions, 86 receiving yards, touchdown

Cardinals Player of the Week: LaRod Stephens-Howlings- 1 reception, 51 receiving yards, game winning touchdown

The Cardinals shocked the Cowboys in OT, thanks to a great play by LaRod Stephens-Howlings. The Cowboys, who have been notoriously bad under Romo in December, will face the Giants next week, with the winner taking lead of the NFC East.

Rams vs Niners: 26-0 Niners

Rams Player of the Week: N/A

Niners Player of the Week: Alex Smith- 274 pass yards, 2 touchdowns, 142.3 passer rating

The Niners shut out the miserably Rams, improving their record to 10-2. The Niners also clinched a playoff spot by winning the NFC West. The Rams have had a miserable season, and are 2-10, will they ever improve?

Lions vs. Saints: 31-17 Saints

Lions Player of the Week: Matt Stafford- 408 pass yards, touchdown, 97.5 passer rating

Saints Player of the Week: Drew Brees- 342 pass yards, 3 touchdowns, 129.6 passer rating

The Lions missed Ndamukong Suh on Sunday, as they lost their third of their last four games. Drew Brees had another phenomenal game, throwing for three touchdowns and no interceptions. The Saints also improved to 6-0 at home with the win.

Chargers vs. Jaguars: 38-14 Chargers

Chargers Player of the Week: Philip Rivers: 294 pass yards, 3 touchdowns, 146.1 passer rating

Jaguars Player of the Week: Maurice Jones-Drew- 97 rush yards, 91 receiving yards, touchdown

The Chargers showed some signs of life Monday night, destroying the Jaguars 38-14. The Chargers snapped their six game losing streak, thanks to a great effort by Philip Rivers, Ryan Mathews, and the whole Chargers offense.

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