NFL Week 13 has concluded and there is a new king in town…..
Let’s review who has become the dominant force in the NFL….
San Francisco 42 @ Philadelphia 19:
The 49ers had a STATEMENT win on Sunday!
Going into Philadelphia and winning is a great accomplishment on it’s own….
But to completely dismantle the Eagles?
That is even more impressive.
In doing so, the Niners have laid down a marker that they will be the team to beat for the rest of the season (assuming the stay healthy).
When healthy, there is probably not a better team in the NFL, so time will tell if that trend continues.
For the Eagles they will have serious questions to answer.
You can’t say this came entirely out of the blue….
The Eagles had been winning a few too many close games in recent weeks.
On the bright side, they can still earn the number one seed in the NFC, so their eyes can stay fixed on that.
Kansas City 19 @ Green Bay 27:
Has the Jordan Love era officially arrived?
He was masterful on Sunday night, and outplayed Patrick Mahomes on the way to a big time win.
The Packers have now played their way into a real chance to make the postseason – something that seemed unthinkable 3 weeks ago.
On the Chiefs side there seems to be a lot of panic from media reporters, but I would recommend caution.
If there is anyone who can figure out a way to get their team over the line it is Patrick Mahomes.
I fully expect KC to go on a strong winning streak here soon….
Seattle 35 @ Dallas 41:
The offense certainly came out in this one!
Both teams scored early and often on their way to a very entertaining game.
Ultimately, the result still played out how many expected.
Dallas got the win at home against an okay Seahawks team.
Seattle lacks the firepower to really put fear into opponents on a week by week basis.
For the Cowboys it is a 4th straight win…..
However, the cupcakes are now over and one with.
The real part of the Cowboys schedule starts this week with a matchup at home against the Eagles.
Cincinnati 34 @ Jacksonville 31:
I’m not sure this game could have gone more wrong for the Jags.
Losing to a backup quarterback named Jake Browning is one thing.
It is another thing to lose your starting quarterback, Trevor Lawrence, due to injury.
Lawrence is the face of the franchise, so it is imperative that he gets healthy sooner rather than later.
In the meantime Jacksonville will have to make due with C.J. Beathard at quarterback.
Denver 17 @ Houston 22:
Another week, another win for the Houston Texans.
They have won 4 of 5, and with the Trevor Lawrence injury, could maybe steal the division crown from the Jags.
C.J. Stroud in all likelihood will win rookie of the year based on his incredible performance.
In recent years rookie quarterbacks typically struggle in their first season, but he has managed to break that trend.
So special props need to be given out to both Stroud and the Houston Texans!