24. Cincinnati Bengals
Last Week: 21
When AJ Green leaves on the first offensive possession by the Bengals, you know you’re gonna have a bad time. The team’s leading receiver, the illustrious Tyler Boyd, hauled in 6 receptions for 54 yards and a touchdown. The other Tyler, Eifert, was no where to be seen, only grabbing 3 catches for 37 yards. The Bengal’s playoffs hopes are still well and good with the rest of the division looking like a hot garbage fire, with the Baltimore Ravens leading at 5-5.
23. New Orleans Saints
Last Week: 22
The New Orleans Saints almost caught a break with linebacker, Luke Kuechly, leaving the game early with concussion like symptoms, but the Saints couldn’t capitalize on the injury and comeback from 10 points to get the win. Mark Ingram left the game in the 2nd quarter and backup Tim Hightower let loose again rushing 12 times for 69 yards and catching 8 passes for 57 yards.
22. Baltimore Ravens
Last Week: 20
Terrance West stole Ezekiel Elliott and Dez Bryant’s celebrations.
— NFL (@NFL) November 20, 2016
The Ravens could be in trouble going forward, their best skill player is almost 40 and their QB is still taking elite QB money even though he is average at best. Ray Lewis came out after the game and said the Cowboys are a team the Ravens should have beaten. Unfortunately for Ray, the Ravens are a second tier team and the Cowboys are debatably the best team in the NFL. The Ravens still lead their division somehow, so we might be in store for a Baltimore/Cowboys Super Bowl.
21. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Last Week: 25
Tampa Bay has been able to secure a couple solid victories the last couple of weeks, but arguably their toughest test of the season awaits them this week with Seattle visiting. Jameis has proven that he has been able to show up to big games when his team needs it and this week was no different. With the Bucs losing at the half by 1, they were able to come out and step up their game in the second half and bring home a nice road victory against one of the better teams in the AFC. The Bucs are only one game out of first place right now and can still make a good playoff run with their schedule the remainder of the season.
20. Green Bay Packers
Last Week: 18
— NFL (@NFL) November 21, 2016
After a week where Aaron Rodgers was labeled “self-centered” and “not a natural born leader”, The Packers suffered their 4th loss in a row this week at the hands of the Washington Redskins. The run game was non-existent, who would have thought that Christine Michael was the answer. Aaron Rodgers was the leading rusher, running 3 times for 33 yards while James Starks tallied 9 rushes for just 25 yards. The Packers can still turn their season around in time to make playoffs considering they are only a couple games back with a 4-6 record.
19. Tennessee Titans
Last Week: 15
Tennessee was coming off a big win against the Packers last week and were the favorites coming into this week, but from the first snap they were the underdogs. Andrew Luck picked the Titan’s defense apart in the first half before the Titans decided to put a stop to it in the 2nd. Marcus Mariota stepped up his game in the 2nd half and the Titans defense held the Colts to just 3 points.
18. Indianapolis Colts
Last Week: 24
The Colts honored the 2007 Super Bowl Champion team at halftime on the 10th season anniversary of beating the Chicago Bears in Miami. The normally high powered Colts offense was on fire in the 1st half of Sunday’s game, but the team took their foot off the pedal at halftime and the Titans came roaring back in the 2nd. Andrew Luck completed 11 straight passes in the first half before 6 straight incompletions in the 2nd. Frank Gore promised Colt fans a 1,000 yard season this year, if he can run for at least 60 yards in each of the last 6 games he can achieve that and give Colts fans something they haven’t seen since Joseph Addai in 2007.
17. Buffalo Bills
Last Week: 19
With AJ Green going down on the first drive of the game it made things a little bit easier for the Bills secondary that had trouble with Doug Baldwin and Jermaine Kearse a few weeks ago. The Bills are sitting at .500 right now and are not looking like a playoff team.