Nov 27, 2016; Denver, CO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill (10) celebrates a touchdown with wide receiver De’Anthony Thomas (13) in the second quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
Thanksgiving has given us a lot to be thankful for, unless you’re a Cleveland fan, then it’s just another Sunday. Josh McCown completed a 41 yard bomb to Terrell Pryor from his own five and on the very next play threw a pick-six to a one handed JPP. If that isn’t the Cleveland season summed up in two plays, I don’t know what is. The Cowboys dominated on Thanksgiving again, Antonio Brown danced his way to the end zone three times against the Colts and the Lions snuck through on a last second field goal. I don’t know how hard centers snap the ball, but after looking at Derek Carr’s finger it looks like he caught that ball being shot out of a cannon. Buckle those belts back up, wake up from your turkey coma and get ready for the playoff push, Week 13 is almost here.
32. Cleveland Browns
Last Week: 32
Once again, Cleveland can’t catch a break. The game was close until the Browns forgot about Odell, which you can’t do and still hope to win. JPP showed kids everywhere that just because you blow your hand off in a freak fireworks accident doesn’t mean you can’t score against the Browns. JPP is officially the only player to score a touchdown in the NFL with less than 10 fingers, but I’m sure Cleveland fans were only showing him one.
31. San Francisco 49ers
Last Week: 31
The 49ers’ season has had a lots of downs and very few ups, but on the bright side they were able to break a franchise record this week. They have now lost 10 straight games for the first time in franchise history. Kap did not have a terrible game, in fact it was by far the best game he had played this season.
30. Chicago Bears
Last Week: 30
Things have not been right in Chicago for a while now. Dropped passes were the highlight, including a drop to win the game with time dwindling in the 4th. Matt Barkley did not look bad at all, if only he had some skill position players to back him up. John Fox must be kicking himself right now, he went from a mediocre quarterback with great receivers in Denver to straight mediocrity all around in Chicago.
29. Jacksonville Jaguars
Last Week: 29
In the past few seasons, the Jaguars have had no luck. On paper, Blake Bortles was supposed to be the answer for the offensive deficiency. This team has all the pieces of the puzzle, they just can’t put it together.
28. New York Jets
Last Week: 28
Things need to turn around in New York if this team wants to have any success in the future. Yes, this team has faced injuries this year, but it’s not nearly as bad as some other teams in the league. The QB situation in New York is still up in the air for the future and with Brandon Marshall on his last leg they might need to look at other options offensively going forward.
27. Carolina Panthers
Last Week: 26
Down 24-7 at half, the Panthers decided to make this one a little bit of a game in the 2nd half before ultimately coming up short. Greg Olson dropped a pass that was a centimeter too high and a strip sack by Kahlil Mack ended the game before Carolina could reach into Riverboat Ron’s bag of tricks.
26. Los Angeles Rams
Last Week: 25
Jared Goff is the lone bright spot in a otherwise dark, dark, dark game by the Rams. The Jeff Fisher era has not turned out the way any Rams fan (either in St.Louis or LA) wanted. The Rams allowed a total of 50 points in the previous 4 games before this week when the Saints put up 49. The Saints have a high powered throw-first offense, but the defense performed sub-par.
25. Cincinnati Bengals
Last Week: 24
Without AJ Green this Bengals season is over. It was going to be tough to make the playoffs even with Green, but now that their #1 receiver is gone, it is darn near impossible. Andy Dalton put up just a measly 5 yards per attempt this week, so the whole team has got to be reminiscing about last year when they finished 12-4.