Losing sucks; however, this loss wasn’t surprising, considering Dwayne Haskins was starting in place of Alex Smith (Injury). As much as I would love for Haskins to be successful, he continues to find ways to disappoint the fan base (including me). It feels like other young Quarterbacks are showing flashes of potential greatness and developing faster than Haskins, like Justin Herbert, Jalen Hurts, Joe Burrow, Kyler Murray, and Tua. — all of them are clear-cut starters for their teams. Hell, even Daniel Jones, at times, seems to be more dynamic than Haskins.
But most importantly, all those young Quarterbacks do not seem to have all the maturity issues Haskins has been known for. And at least, none of those young players have been caught partying with a bunch of strippers, breaking Covid measures mandated by the NFL. Inexcusable behavior from Haskins, and sadly, his time in Washington might be coming to an end.
The good thing is that Logan Thomas has emerged as a receiving threat to complement Terry McLaurin. Now, opposing defenses have to pick their poison and figure out which of those two receivers they will have to double cover. J.D. McKissic was extremely productive running and catching, combining for over 100 yards and 1 touchdown. Once Antonio Gibson returns, these two running back combination should be lethal.
Seattle did a great job containing the rush from our defense, but we still got enough pressure on Russell Wilson to make things difficult for them. The pass rush needs to be more consistent in the first half of games — we seem to get going late in most of the games recently. Washington has to address this issue ASAP. They cannot head into the playoffs accustomed to playing from behind. The last two games against Carolina and Philly will be crucial. Especially when facing Jalen Hurts, due to how explosive he has looked these previous two weeks.
All in all, we are still on top of the NFC EAST, and all we have to do is beat Carolina this coming Sunday to clinch the Division title and host a playoff game.
WFT 15 — SEAHAWKS 20:
And for the rest of the league…..
NY GIANTS 6 — BROWNS 20:
I was rooting hard for Cleveland, and they delivered the goods. NY needed to win this game to take back the top spot in the NFC EAST, and now they have to win out and hope for Washington to stumble along the way….It ain’t gonna happen.
EAGLES 26 — CARDINALS 33:
Jalen Hurts now has asserted himself as Philly’s Quarterback for the foreseeable future — And although Philadelphia lost this game, their offense looks much more dynamic with Hurts under center. Jalen has shown that he has what it takes to lead this team next season and for years to come. Carson Wentz and his next move will dominate sports media for the next few months. Arizona is still alive for a wildcard spot in the NFC, but they need to win next week and hope for Chicago to lose.
DALLAS 41 — 49ers 33:
This win is nothing but fool’s gold. San Francisco’s starting roster came to this game obliterated with injuries, and they still managed to keep this game close. Dallas is still trash, and they will be even worst next season. San Francisco is now looking into next season with lots of questions regarding their Quarterback position.
CHARGERS 30 — RAIDERS 27:
The Raiders pretty much ended their playoff run with this loss. They are still mathematically in it, but their chances are razor-thin. On top of it all, there might be a Quarterback controversy brewing in Las Vegas; Derek Carr got injured early in the game, and Marcus Mariota came in and looked pretty good running the offense. Mariota looked a lot more dynamic and effective moving the offense than Carr has looked for most of this season. Look, Carr had some solid games here and there, but not enough to convince me that he should remain with the Raiders next season.
BILLS 26 — BRONCOS 19:
Buffalo clinched the AFC EAST division title for the first time since the 90s. The Bills will be a tough team to beat in the playoffs and should be considered favorites in the AFC. Denver is just playing out the schedule and hoping to find answers at Quarterback in the 2021 Draft or free agency.
BEARS 33 — VIKINGS 27:
Chicago looked like a whole new team with David Montgomery running the ball and Trubisky also looked pretty good scrambling around making plays. Minnesota had no answer defensively for them. The Bears saved their season and have a shot at making the playoffs. The Vikings, however, are mathematically still in the playoff hunt, but it’s a long shot for them.
NY JETS 23 — RAMS 20:
The Jets finally won their first game of the season, and although they will no longer finish the season winless, they slipped from the number 1 draft spot to number 2, which means their shot at picking Trevor Lawrence in next year’s draft is unlikely. The Rams put themselves in a bad position by losing this game. They have to win out to make the playoffs, and if they beat Seattle on week 16, LA will win the NFC WEST division.
CHIEFS 32 — SAINTS 29:
The Chiefs got tested on all sides of the ball in this game. But they managed to hold back Drew Bress for the win. It is now safe to say that Kansas City is the absolute number 1 favorite in the AFC. The Chiefs have already clinched the AFC WEST but still have not clinched home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. The Saints have to beat Minnesota on their Christmas day game to clinch the NFC SOUTH division title.
RAVENS 40 — JAGUARS 14:
Baltimore has won three games in a row to keep themselves on the playoff hunt; however, they will need to win out and hope for some other teams to lose to make the post-season. Jacksonville now has the number 1 pick in the 2021 NFL draft, and they should be in a good spot to rebuild their franchise; hopefully, they will do it the right way this time around.
DOLPHINS 22 — PATRIOTS 12:
Miami ended New England’s season and kept themselves hot on the playoff trail. Now they have to win out and hope for Baltimore to fall apart. Belicheater is back to being the same coach he was before Tom Brady turned him into something he is not. If next season New England doesn’t have a winning season, I predict Belicheater will be out.
BUCCANEERS 31 — FALCONS 27:
Tampa Bay was trailing 24-7 in the 3rd quarter, and things looked grim for the Bucs, but Tom Brady and company turned it up and outscored Atlanta 24 to 3 to escape with a narrow victory. The Buccaneers need to win out and hope for a Chicago loss along the way to earn a playoff spot. Atlanta is finishing up the season respectfully under Raheem Morris’s stewardship, who should seriously be considered for the job permanently.
BENGALS 27 — STEELERS 17:
The Bengals are a team on the verge of greatness. Even without Joe Burrow, Cincinnati looked like a dangerous team. They should be a playoff team next season. The Steelers already clinched a playoff spot weeks ago; however, the AFC NORTH title is still up for grabs between them and Cleveland, but all Pittsburgh has to do is win their next game against Indianapolis to secure the division.
COLTS 27 — TEXANS 20:
The Colts are now 10-4 for the season, and to make the playoffs, they have to beat Pittsburgh and hope for Miami or Baltimore to lose next week. Houston has played much better under Romeo Crennel, but it won’t be enough to permanently secure the job. The Texans are just a few pieces away from contending again.
TITANS 46 — LIONS 25:
Tennessee is trying to fend off Indianapolis in the AFC SOUTH. The good thing is that they hold the tiebreaker in the division, making them the favorite to win the division title. The Titans will clinch the AFC SOUTH if they beat Green Bay and Indianapolis losses next week to Pittsburg. The Lions have looked better under Darrell Bevell. It makes you wonder if he had taken over Detroit earlier in the season, then his shot at the permanent job might have been a little better.