The Washington Football Team has now won four games in a row. This was not a pretty win — it was a rough game for our offense, but our defense came through big time.
Alex Smith got injured in the 2nd quarter, and Dwayne Haskins came in to finish up the game — Haskins made some solid plays but continued to show some of the same things that prompted his benching. The good thing is that he did not make any costly mistakes.
The good news is that It seems like Alex Smith will be ok to start next week against Seattle. Although, I’m somewhat concerned with Antonio Gibson not being back soon. We are not the same team offensively without him.
The entire defense was pure fire in this game. Chase Young was a highlight machine, making plays and even scoring his first career NFL touchdown. The combination of Montez Sweat and Chase Young is becoming the most lethal edge-rushing combination in the NFL.
We are now in control of the NFC EAST Division at 6-7 and in an excellent position to win the Division title. The Seattle Seahawks will be another tough test, but this Washington Football Team can beat any team in the entire NFC, and that should be a scary idea for any potential playoff opponents.
WFT 23 — 49ers 15:
And for the rest of the league…..
NY GIANTS 7 — CARDINALS 26:
Arizona ended their 3 game losing streak by completely dominating a NY Giants team that was showing signs of life. The Cardinals are still alive for the playoffs, and next week they take on Philly and Jalen Hurts. The NY Giants went back to Danny Dimes over Colt McCoy, which was a mistake. Jones played one of his worst games as a pro, and it was evident that he was rushed back into playing. The bad thing for NY is that in the next two weeks, they play Cleveland and Baltimore, two teams on a tight race for a playoff spot.
EAGLES 24 — SAINTS 21:
Jalen Hurts won his first NFL game on his first start and essentially ended Carson Wentz’s run as the starting Quarterback in Philly. The Saints unexpectantly took a loss here — Taysom Hill and Alvin Kamara were not as effective as in previous weeks. Maybe New Orleans should now be a bit concern going into the next few weeks without Drew Brees. Next Sunday, New Orleans takes on Kansas City, and maybe Drew Bress will be back by Sunday.
DALLAS 30 — BENGALS 7:
This was a morale-boosting win for the pathetic Cowboys. Still, they have zero chance of any post-season life. They put up 30 points against a Cincinnati team without Joe Burrow. It was a meaningless game.
BILLS 26 — STEELERS 15:
Buffalo is now 10-3 on top of the AFC EAST and in a pretty solid path to the Division title. The Steelers have now lost two games in a row, but they should not press the panick button just yet. They still have a 4-0 advantage over the AFC NORTH Division, and luckily they play Cincinnati next week, which should be a comfortable win and a nice rebound game for Pittsburgh.
BUCCANEERS 26 — VIKINGS 14:
Tom Brady did not have a sensational day for fantasy stats, but he still managed to be effective with 2 TDs and zero interceptions. The last 3 games for Tampa Bay are all divisional games against Atlanta and Carolina; those are very much winnable games. The Vikings kicker Dan Bailey missed 4 crucial kicks, which accounted for 10 possible points left in the air. To make the playoffs, Minnesota now has to win out their remaining games and hope for Arizona to lose along the way.
RAMS 24 —PATRIOTS 3:
Sean McVay finally got his Super Bowl revenge on Belicheater. Next Sunday, LA plays the winless Jets, which should be an easy win for them. New England took a significant hit to their playoff hopes with this loss, and it doesn’t get any easier for them next week, as they take on a Miami team looking to rebound after losing to Kansas City.
CHIEFS 33 — DOLPHINS 27:
The Chiefs officially took the AFC WEST title with this victory, and now it is all about home-field advantage throughout the playoffs for Kansas City. Miami made this game difficult for Patrick Mahomes, but at the end of the day, the defending Super Bowl champs made the necessary adjustments to contain Tua and company. The Dolphins have a must-win game against New England next week.
RAVENS 47 — BROWNS 42:
what a great Monday Night Football game this was. Baker Mayfield and Lamar Jackson put on an offensive show. Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt combined for 175 rushing yards with 3 TDs. Both defenses played hard. These two teams are making a hard run at the playoffs. Baltimore has the easiest path to win out.
COLTS 44 — RAIDERS 27:
The Colts have rediscovered their running game behind Jonathan Taylor, who ran for 150 yards and 2 TDs. Indianapolis is now one game behind Tennessee in the Division title race. Next week’s game against Houston is a crucial divisional matchup. The Raiders took a massive hit in their playoff hopes with this loss. Defensive Coordinator Paul Guenther was fired within a few hours after this game ended. Rod Marinelli is now tasked with steering this talented defense in the right direction heading into the last 3 games of the season. A divisional game against the LA Chargers is next for Jon Gruden’s Raiders.
BEARS 36 — TEXANS 7:
Chicago ended their six-game losing streak in a blowout. The Bears only hope for a wildcard spot is to win out and hope for Minnesota to lose out. Houston is decimated with injuries, and not much is expected from them at this point in the season.
SEAHAWKS 40 — NY JETS 3:
Seattle destroyed this pathetic winless NY Jets. It won’t be that easy for them next week, as they take on the formidable defense of The Washington Football team.
TITANS 31 — JAGUARS 10:
The Titans got themselves a comfortable win against one of the worst teams in the NFL. Detroit is next for Tennessee, which should be another easy win for them.
PACKERS 31 — LIONS 24:
Green Bay officially won the NFC NORTH Division title with this victory. The Packers have to win out the rest of the season to secure home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. The entire Detroit Lions team and coaching staff are basically auditioning for next season.
CHARGERS 20 — FALCONS 17:
These two teams are eliminated from any playoff contention and are playing out the schedule.
BRONCOS 32 — PANTHERS 27:
Drew Lock had a monster game throwing 4 TDs and zero interceptions. Denver is looking to finish up the season respectfully. Carolina needs just to finish up the season and evaluate their players with an eye on next season. There is no need to rush Christian McCaffrey back this late in the season.