What is there to even say at this point? It's like these inexplicable things keep happening and I need a simple way to explain them all. Tim Tebow just wins. There. Perfect.
Houston 20, Cincinnati 19: T.J. Yates threw a game-tying touchdown pass with two seconds left in the fourth quarter and the Texans won the game on the ensuing extra point. Hopefully his parents were able to see it.
NY Jets 37, Kansas City 10: Mark Sanchez had another four touchdown game. One of those touchdowns capped a drive where the Chiefs were penalized for 81 yards, 15 of which came courtesy of a Todd Haley unsportsmanlike conduct flag. Biz as usual.
New England 34, Washington 27: Tom Brady is such a competitor and not at all an asshole. Not breaking any news there, right? In other non-breaking news, the Patriots defense is pretty bad. So bad that it made Tom Brady anxious enough to unleash his inner competitive juices all over the face of his offensive coordinator.
New Orleans 22, Tennessee 17: Drew Brees became the only quarterback not named Johnny Unitas to throw a touchdown pass in 40 straight games. Jake Locker is also not named Johnny Unitas, but he doesn't have a fancy streak. The Titans loss allowed the Texans to clinch the division and, with it, a playoff spot for the first time ever.
Jacksonville 41, Tampa Bay 14: Maurice Jones-Drew had a pretty solid day. His four touchdowns set a Jaguars record and helped interim head coach Mel Tucker get his first win/Gatorade bath. The Jaguars scored on offense, defense and special teams in the same game for the first time since 1998. Pretty crazy, the things people research huh? [CBS]
Detroit 34, Minnesota 28: Christian Ponder was benched in favor of Joe Webb who proceeded to fumble the game away (while also not getting a face mask penalty call). It made a nice bookend to first play of the game, which was a Christian Ponder fumble. The Lions, and their playoff hopes, survived.
Atlanta 31, Carolina 23: Matt Ryan threw for 320 yards and four touchdowns. Two of the four were to Julio Jones in the fourth quarter. It was the second time this year the Falcons successfully came back from a fourth quarter deficit against the Panthers. Maybe that's not so impressive since it was the sixth time that has happened to the Panthers this year.
Baltimore 24, Indianapolis 10: "Baltimore limited the hapless Colts to 167 yards — just 53 through three quarters. Were it not for a touchdown on the game's final play, Indianapolis would have been held without a TD for only the second time since the 2003 season opener." The Colts finish the season against Tennessee, Houston and Jacksonville. They're totally going winless, but Dwight Freeney got 100 sacks for his career. Go Colts! [ESPN]
Philadelphia 26, Miami 10: Thanks to 24 points in nine minutes, and a flurry of turnovers, the Eagles are now winners of two of their last six. An interception and return to the Dolphins' one yard line set up a touchdown. On the next series, Asante Samuel forced a fumble that lead to a field goal. Then the Eagles fumbled a punt return, but got the ball right back when Matt Moore was sacked and fumbled. The Eagles then marched 75 yards in 4 plays for another touchdown.
Denver 13, Chicago 10:
Green Bay 46, Oakland 16: This game may still be going on. I'm not sure, I'm still a little strung out.
San Diego 37, Buffalo 10: What a difference a few weeks makes. Buffalo just lost its sixth straight and was officially eliminated from the playoffs for the 12th consecutive year. San Diego, on the other hand, keeps plugging along trying to right the earlier wrongs of the season. They finish the year against Baltimore, Detroit and Oakland. So good luck, Norv!
Arizona 21, San Francisco 19: John. Motherhumping. Skelton. Tebow is going to get all the headlines this week, but once again, Skelton stepped in for the ineffective (head injury, yeah right) Kevin Kolb and saved the Cardinals' bacon. After a 60 yard touchdown to Early Doucet and another clutch fourth quarter touchdown in the redzone, John Skelton put the Cardinals on his back and won yet another game. He is quietly putting together the greatest year by any quarterback ever.
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