I feel like I’ve said this a hundred times this year already, but this was a really weird week of football. Some of the football was to the highest standard, whilst some of it hurt your eyes.
It’s clear that some teams are living for the end of the year and some time off.
This week’s voters were Matt Stagner, Pete Sweeney, Ron Kopp and myself.
1. Kansas City Chiefs (1st)
I saw this stat from Field Yates that I can’t stop thinking about:
Since the start of 2019, the Chiefs are now 8-1 (.888) with Patrick Mahomes at QB after falling behind by 10+ points.
The rest of the NFL is 68-356-1 (.160) combined in that same time period.
2. Green Bay Packers (3rd)
Aaron Rodgers is going to win the MVP, Chiefs fans.
3. Buffalo Bills (5th)
Love you, Buffalo. See you in the AFC championship Game.
4. New Orleans Saints (4th)
All that matters for them now is getting Drew Brees back at 100% before January.
5. Pittsburgh Steelers (2nd) | This week’s big faller
Life comes at you fast, Pittsburgh.
6. Los Angeles Rams (11th) | This week’s high riser
They got their revenge for Super Bowl LIII.
7. Seattle Seahawks (7th)
The defense is coming around, which can only be a good sign.
8. Tennessee Titans (6th)
There’s a chance Derek Henry will rush for 2,000 yards. If he does, he might be stealing the offensive player of the year award from Travis Kelce.
9. Baltimore Ravens (9th)
Willing for the Ravens to grab the seventh seed to set up a Wild Card weekend clash between them and the Steelers.
10. Indianapolis Colts (12th)
Kenny Moore – what can we say?
11. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (8th)
Bounced back with a win. If they can put it all together, they could run the table.
12. Cleveland Browns (10th)
For once, the defense was the problem.
13. Miami Dolphins (13th)
Xavien Howard – what can we say?
14. Arizona Cardinals (14th)
The least-dominant blowout you’ll ever likely to see. At least they stopped the rot.
15. Washington Football Team (19th)
I don’t think anyone will want to play this team in January.
16. Las Vegas Raiders (17th)
Their season peaked in Week 5. They’re not making the playoffs.
17. Minnesota Vikings (18th)
Always felt at arm’s length by the Bucs. Now, they face a must-win game against the Bears.
18. New England Patriots (15th)
From so good to so bad in just four days. Completely outmatched.
19. San Francisco 49ers (16th)
Could not handle the Washington D-line. Their season is done.
20. Chicago Bears (25th)
Mitchell Trubisky outgunned Deshawn Watson. Week 14 was so weird.
21. Atlanta Falcons (22nd)
According to some, their number one targets for general manager and head coach are John Dorsey and Eric Bieniemy. Keep an eye on Atlanta.
22. New York Giants (23rd)
Daniel Jones returns, and it all goes wrong.
23. Houston Texans (20th)
Maybe this was the week that convinced the Texans hierarchy not to hire Romeo Crennel on a full-time basis.
24. Los Angeles Chargers (24th)
Won on a special-teams play. I thought I’d never see the day.
25. Carolina Panthers (21st)
To be honest, this team still looks like they’re recovering from the loss against Kansas City.
26. Denver Broncos (27th)
This is the type of win that will keep Drew Lock in a job.
27. Philadelphia Eagles (28th)
Jalen Hurts coming in and playing well for four weeks is a nightmare scenario for the Eagles. They simply have to make Wentz work because of his contract.
28. Detroit Lions (26th)
The Detroit Lions are 1-1-0 since firing Matt Patricia.
29. Dallas Cowboys (29th)
The Cowboys won this weekend’s Toilet Bowl.
30. Cincinnati Bengals (30th)
Maybe Joe Burrow should be the MVP?
31. Jacksonville Jaguars (31st)
Gardner Minshew finally returned, but it was too little, too late.
32. New York Jets (32nd)
They’re not even a real football team.