Ja’Marr Chase delivered one of many nice days in huge receiver historical past to carry the Bengals previous the Chiefs, and the Eagles accomplished their unlikely street again to the playoffs. The Cardinals and Titans additionally noticed their postseason fortunes perk up in Week 17, whereas Antonio Brown could nicely have stated goodbye to soccer. Here are the grades from the NFL’s penultimate regular-season Sunday.

 

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Vikings’ undoing completes tough NFL scheduling stretch

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Kirk Cousins’ constructive COVID-19 take a look at resulting in Sean Mannion dealing with Aaron Rodgers closed the guide on the 2021 Vikings, will doubtless result in Mike Zimmer‘s ouster and concluded a brutal run of “Sunday Night Football.” Equipped with flexing powers for years, the NFL let 4 mismatches keep on the schedule over the previous 4 weeks. Just one (Bucs-Saints) ended up being aggressive. The Cousins contracts haven’t labored out, with the Vikings (7-9) going from the Super Bowl LII precipice at 13-3 to 1 double-digit win season over the subsequent 4 years. Some items stay in Minnesota, however they’ll lose a top-tier defensive thoughts after this newest letdown.

VIKINGS GRADE: F | NEXT: vs. Bears (Sun.)

 

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Injured Packers now have three weeks to organize

Injured Packers now have three weeks to prepare

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This is likely one of the extra spectacular 13-win seasons in reminiscence. Playing with one beginning offensive lineman and with out two Pro Bowl defenders for a lot of the 12 months, Green Bay (13-3) locked up the NFC’s bye. The Packers are a Super Bowl-caliber staff as is, however they are going to be weak if sure gamers’ rehab odysseys don’t finish quickly. Green Bay greenlit three extra weeks for All-Pro left deal with David Bakhtiari, Pro Bowl cornerback Jaire Alexander and Pro Bowl edge rusher Za’Darius Smith to get well. The staff’s shorthanded stretch producing a bye is completely essential. The Packers might have their greatest staff in 10 years if these standouts resurface in Round 2.

PACKERS GRADE: A | NEXT: at Lions (Sun.)

 

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Bad Chiefs protection returning adjustments AFC

Bad Chiefs defense returning changes AFC

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Penalties went in opposition to the Chiefs in Cincinnati, however the AFC West champions shouldn’t have a lot room to complain. Kansas City (11-5) allowed Joe Burrow to throw for 446 yards and left its cornerbacks weak for Ja’Marr Chase’s demolition. This was clearest when Chase obtained unfastened for 35- and 30-yard features — the latter after DC Steve Spagnuolo despatched the home on a third-and-27 — on Charvarius Ward in 1-on-1 protection to arrange Cincinnati’s game-winning area purpose. The Chiefs protection started a midseason ascent to place the staff on the cusp of a No. 1 seed, however its early-season type re-emerging on one dangerous day will doubtless make Kansas City play within the wild-card spherical. 

CHIEFS GRADE: C | NEXT: at Broncos (Sat.)

 

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Chase submits all-time receiver day to ignite Bengals

Chase submits all-time receiver day to ignite Bengals

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Jerry Butler’s rookie receiving record survived Randy Moss and Odell Beckham Jr., however Chase broke the 42-year-old mark in some of the impactful huge receiver video games in fashionable NFL historical past. Chase’s 11-catch, 266-yard, three-TD day broke the Bengals’ single-game report — passing some heavy hitters — and confirmed Burrow’s historic Week 16 outing was not merely a product of the Ravens’ battered protection. It additionally moved the Bengals (10-6) into the playoffs for the primary time in six years. This AFC-reshaping efficiency needs to be sufficient for Chase, who additionally eclipsed ex-LSU teammate Justin Jefferson‘s single-season rookie report (now 1,429 yards), to win Offensive Rookie of the Year.

BENGALS GRADE: A | NEXT: at Browns (Sun.)

 

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Buccaneers’ AB gamble combusts, leaves champs weak

Buccaneers' AB gamble combusts, leaves champs vulnerable

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Bruce Arians did not want to signal Antonio Brown in 2020; Tom Brady‘s insistence received out. The three-time most cancers survivor’s determination to maintain Brown after his vaccine card fiasco now seems to be silly. Brown’s stupefying determination to bolt on the Buccaneers midgame not solely complicates his Hall of Fame case — as soon as on a first-ballot trajectory in Pittsburgh — however leaves Tampa Bay weak. The Bucs (12-4) escaped in opposition to a nasty Jets staff, however Brady missing each Brown and Chris Godwin will create points within the playoffs. Inside chain-movers have powered the legendary QB all through his profession. The Bucs had each for many of their playoff run final season once they benefited from the Brown signing by profitable Super Bowl LV.

BUCCANEERS GRADE: C-plus | NEXT: vs. Panthers (Sun.)

 

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Bizarre fourth-down name burns Jets

Bizarre fourth-down call burns Jets

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Brady led a predictable game-winning drive to conquer the Jets, however Robert Saleh‘s determination opened the door to that ending. The first-year head coach inexplicably eschewed a brief area purpose — one that may have put the Jets up 27-20 — to go for a fourth-and-2. To tilt the percentages extra within the Bucs’ favor, the Jets (4-12) ran a QB sneak into the enamel of one of many NFL’s best-run defenses. The poor determination and execution clearly replicate badly on Saleh, whose staff had the Bucs on the ropes and will have no less than compelled additional time. Saleh’s seat might be hotter in 2022. 

JETS GRADE: C-plus | NEXT: at Bills (Sun.)

 

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Undrafted wideout helps Cardinals cease skid

Undrafted wideout helps Cardinals stop skid

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The Cardinals entered the season with a robust four-wideout corps consisting of DeAndre Hopkins, A.J. Green, Christian Kirk, and Rondale Moore. Yet Sunday, with Hopkins out and Arizona on a three-game skid, Antoine Wesley stepped in to re-route his staff’s season. Wesley’s leaping landing catch preceded a stable focus effort on a tipped ball. The former Kliff Kingsbury Texas Tech recruit’s two TDs helped the Cards (11-5) keep within the combine for the NFC West title. With the Rams having a 49ers drawback (5 straight losses on this rivalry), the Cardinals’ hopes of incomes a playoff residence recreation are all of the sudden very stay once more.

CARDINALS GRADE: A | NEXT: vs. Seahawks (Sun.)

 

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Cowboys offense reverts to enigmatic standing

Cowboys offense reverts to enigmatic status

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Dallas’ four-game win streak got here principally in opposition to downtrodden NFC East groups. After their Washington romp seemingly answered some questions on a slumping offense, Sunday’s loss to the Cardinals reinserted doubt in regards to the Cowboys’ Super Bowl prospects. The Cowboys (11-5) rushed for 45 yards, with its operating backs accounting for simply 23 of these. While Dak Prescott submitted high quality fourth-quarter work (minus the fumble on Chandler Jones‘ sack), he didn’t do sufficient earlier. This bumps the Cowboys all the way down to the NFC’s No. 4 slot, and whereas Dallas would nonetheless be favored in a 4-5 rematch in opposition to the Cards, their offensive inconsistency is the central concern coming into the playoffs.

COWBOYS GRADE: C-minus | NEXT: at Eagles (Sat.)

 

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Eagles protection cements shock turnaround

Eagles defense cements surprise turnaround

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Viewed by most as a staff in transition, after abruptly ending the Carson Wentz-Doug Pederson period, the Eagles have pushed their shock season to the playoffs. They clinched a wild-card berth in Washington, with their mixture of younger expertise and Super Bowl LII holdovers shutting out the hosts within the second half. Josh Sweat tallied 1.5 sacks, whereas Fletcher Cox logged 5 pressures. Avonte Maddox’s fourth-down cease led to an important fourth-quarter area purpose, and sixth-year Eagle Rodney McLeod’s INT ensured Philadelphia (9-7) will play an 18th recreation. While this area doesn’t agree with the staff’s new white-on-black street apparel, this has been a outstanding season on most different fronts.

EAGLES GRADE: B | NEXT: vs. Cowboys (Sat.)

 

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Washington’s newest QB hunt set to begin

Washington's latest QB hunt set to commence

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While John Bates falling made McLeod’s game-sealing choose simpler, Taylor Heinicke put only one landing on the board Sunday. The Old Dominion product has been intermittently efficient as Washington’s sudden QB1 this season, however the staff will once more must attempt for an improve. After failing in its bid for Matthew Stafford, Washington (6-10) opted in opposition to buying and selling up for Justin Fields or Mac Jones. The staff may not want to maneuver up for considered one of 2022’s first-round QBs, a part of a lesser-regarded crop than latest courses. But with Aaron Rodgers and Russell Wilson within the NFC, it is a prime candidate to spend money on a kind of first-round prospects. 

WASHINGTON GRADE: C-plus | NEXT: at Giants (Sun.)

 

Hunter Renfrow bests quality adversary in Indianapolis

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When the Broncos moved Chris Harris exterior in 2019, Kenny Moore got here for the All-Decade slot nook’s throne. The Colts’ inside stopper has been perhaps the perfect over the previous three years and is Pro Bowl-bound. Renfrow beat him Sunday to maintain the 9-7 Raiders surge going. Renfrow caught seven passes for 76 yards and a go-ahead TD to safe his first 1,000-yard season. His 24-yard seize on Las Vegas’ last drive arrange a game-winning area purpose and organized the Raiders’ greatest recreation in 5 years. The Raiders’ 2019 offseason featured dangerous misses (Antonio Brown, Trent Brown, Lamarcus Joyner, Clelin Ferrell), however the staff getting Renfrow in Round 5 proved very important.

RAIDERS GRADE: A-minus | NEXT: vs. Chargers (Sun.)

 

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Colts again in acquainted season-ending place

Colts back in familiar season-ending position

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Dealt a blow in Carson Wentz’s constructive COVID-19 take a look at, the Colts (9-7) noticed their passing recreation battle. They wanted a ricochet to T.Y. Hilton to maintain tempo with the Raiders, who’ve overachieved to remain within the playoff race. Hilton’s 45-yard TD accounted for practically a 3rd of Wentz’s passing complete. Indianapolis’ QB solely performed Sunday due to the NFL’s second in-season virus protocol adjustment, and the efficiency will make it more durable for the Colts to belief their commerce acquisition within the playoffs. The Colts will play their third win-and-in finale in 4 years. That might be seen as each successful after a 1-4 begin and a letdown given a few of this staff’s losses.

COLTS GRADE: C-minus | NEXT: at Jaguars (Sun.)

 

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Rams win regardless of one other shaky Stafford displaying

Rams win despite another shaky Stafford showing

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Matthew Stafford has not loved seeing purple uniforms the previous two weeks, doubtless becoming a member of a large football-viewing sect on that entrance. The Rams QB has submitted back-to-back three-turnover performances. Three of Stafford’s 5 INTs in opposition to the Vikings and Ravens got here inside his personal 20-yard line. Chuck Clark’s brief pick-six put the Rams (12-4) in peril. Thankfully, Cooper Kupp — on tempo for the NFL’s first receiving triple crown since Steve Smith in 2005 — and Odell Beckham Jr. got here by means of late. L.A.’s Stafford-led game-winning drive stored the Rams in first place, however going right into a recreation in opposition to a hard foe, his latest work supplies concern.

RAMS GRADE: B-minus | NEXT: vs. 49ers (Sun.)

 

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Ravens on observe to finish uncommon collapse

Ravens on track to complete rare collapse

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From the inception of the six-team playoff bracket in 1990 to final season, 95 groups had began 8-3. Eighty-eight went to the playoffs. This 12 months’s Packers, Buccaneers, and Titans will be part of that group. It doesn’t appear to be the Ravens will. Baltimore (8-8) is on observe to be simply the fifth staff this century to begin 8-3 and miss the postseason, dropping one other one-point recreation Sunday. Lamar Jackson‘s damage doubtless value Baltimore a playoff spot, although Tyler Huntley has performed nicely. John Harbaugh‘s two two-point failures doomed the Ravens as nicely. The Ravens will quickly should construct round a monster Jackson contract, making 2021 a hard-luck missed likelihood.

RAVENS GRADE: B-minus | NEXT: vs. Steelers (Sun.)

 

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Dolphins quickly fall out of playoff race

Dolphins rapidly fall out of playoff race

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Those skeptical of the Dolphins’ seven-game win streak, which principally got here in opposition to poor opposition, took a victory lap after their Week 17 disaster in Tennessee. Tua Tagovailoa threw an interception and fumbled 3 times within the rain. Although the NFL’s lone southpaw QB starter misplaced simply a kind of, the Dolphins’ 31-point loss rapidly booted them out of the playoff pursuit. Miami (8-8) went from 1-7 to 8-7, however the questions on Tagovailoa’s future are coming again. Trading out of future first rounds for Deshaun Watson might be again on the desk quickly, creating extra controversy after a high quality run by this 12 months’s staff.

DOLPHINS GRADE: F | NEXT: vs. Patriots (Sun.)

 

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Titans find yourself doing nicely to fill Derrick Henry’s footwear

Titans end up doing well to fill Derrick Henry's shoes

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News of Henry’s imminent return adjustments the AFC bracket, however considered one of his replacements has used the All-Pro’s damage to redeem himself. D’Onta Foreman totaled 29 carries from 2018-20, but when the Titans (11-5) find yourself leapfrogging the Chiefs for the AFC’s No. 1 seed, they will thank the midseason pickup for very important contributions. Foreman rushed for 132 yards on 26 carries. After starting the season on the exercise circuit, the previous Texas Longhorn has three 100-yard outings in his previous 5 video games. The Titans have struggled to provide Henry a viable backup. They have discovered one, which is able to make this resurgent outfit stronger come playoff time. 

TITANS GRADE: A-plus | NEXT: at Texans (Sun.)

 

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Culley deserves one other 12 months, however HC resides in odd spot

Culley deserves another year, but HC resides in odd spot

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It didn’t appear to be the Texans might win 4 video games this season, however they’ve gotten there. While the Jaguars someway outflanking the Texans for 2021 apathy performed an element, David Culley has stored the staff an fascinating spoiler outfit. The Chiefs might be lending their help to Culley’s squad subsequent week. Reports of Culley being set to return as head coach make sense; the overmatched squad is taking part in exhausting. Still, the Texans (4-12) hiring a 66-year-old non-play-calling head coach to basically be a caretaker throughout lean years makes for an odd place for Culley, who doubtless is not going to be there when the staff is able to contend. 

TEXANS GRADE: C-minus | NEXT: vs. Titans (Sun.)

 

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49ers a thriller with Trey Lance at controls

49ers a mystery with Trey Lance at controls

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Trey Lance appeared higher Sunday than he did in his earlier outing — an October loss in Arizona — however San Francisco is proscribed with its uncooked rookie. That needs to be anticipated, given the 21-year-old’s inexperience, however Jimmy Garoppolo‘s damage places the 49ers (9-7) in a troublesome spot. Lance could must maintain the keys the remainder of the way in which, which clearly opens the door to the Garoppolo period ending early. Lance confirmed some promise, making a couple of good throws from the first-half two-minute warning throughout a 249-yard outing. But this explicit staff might be a harder promote as a playoff underdog — if it could actually get there after Lance faces the Rams — with out Garoppolo. 

49ERS GRADE: B | NEXT: at Rams (Sun.)

 

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Panthers even have work to do up entrance

Panthers also have work to do up front

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Carolina’s quarterback drawback will take priority, however the staff has seen its go safety crater this season. The Panthers (5-11) gave up seven sacks for the second straight week. Cam Jordan beat a number of blockers, most obviously proper guard John Miller, for his 3.5 sacks. C.J. Gardner-Johnson got here untouched on his sack. Sam Darnold deserves some blame for these skyrocketing sack totals, however Carolina’s entrance surrendered 13 second-half pressures. Rookie left deal with Brady Christensen allowed six within the recreation. The Panthers have proper deal with ( Taylor Moton) checked off however characteristic questions all through the remainder of the unit.

PANTHERS GRADE: D-plus | NEXT: at Buccaneers (Sun.)

 

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Jordan’s surge retains Saints on playoff precipice

Jordan's surge keeps Saints on playoff precipice

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After the Ian Book debacle nearly actually led to the NFL additional enjoyable COVID protocols, the Saints extra intently resembled themselves Sunday. Their offense produced simply 18 factors, however Jordan continued his late-season havoc spree with 3.5 sacks and three tackles for loss. The Eleventh-year veteran entered Week 15 with 4 sacks; he’s as much as 11.5. The seven-time Pro Bowler now has six double-digit sack seasons. Jordan’s latest run has helped the Saints keep on track. New Orleans’ sturdy protection is a win over Atlanta and a Lance L.A. letdown from seeing playoff time, which might be fairly the assertion given their offensive points this season.

SAINTS GRADE: B | NEXT: at Falcons (Sun.)

 

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Jags should defend Lawrence from long-term harm

Jags must protect Lawrence from long-term damage

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Peyton Manning and Josh Allen are two notable names who recovered from dangerous rookie seasons to change into superstars. There are much more first-round QBs who couldn’t rebound after introductory stumbles. Trevor Lawrence has performed poorly with and with out Urban Meyer. While the since-fired HC’s disastrous tenure set Lawrence on this course, the No. 1 choose’s three-INT day Sunday stored it going. Lawrence has now thrown an NFL-most 17 picks. A bottom-tier group for a very long time, the Jaguars now face the problem of rebuilding their prized prospect. Forget capitalizing on a rookie QB contract; the Jags (2-14) simply must stabilize him as a starter. 

JAGUARS GRADE: F | NEXT: vs. Colts (Sun.)

 

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Patriots O-line smashes Jags, keys Mac Jones rebound

Patriots O-line smashes Jags, keys Mac Jones rebound

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The Patriots (10-6) haven’t wasted a lot time with the NFL’s dregs. This marks New England’s second 50-point outing. Like the Pats’ 54-13 win over the Jets, their offensive line managed the Jaguars all through. Damien Harris and Rhamondre Stevenson scored twice, main a 181-yard speeding effort that noticed restricted yardage possibilities because of Lawrence’s turnovers. The Pats O-line additionally allowed simply two pressures (with no sacks and no hits) on Jones, who rebounded after his regarding span. This O-line didn’t produce a Pro Bowler, however it’s (once more) one of many NFL’s greatest in a tricky interval for blocking success.

PATRIOTS GRADE: A-plus | NEXT: at Dolphins (Sun.)

 

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Broncos run recreation falls flat once more

Broncos run game falls flat again

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Melvin Gordon and Javonte Williams lately possessed an honest likelihood at becoming a member of the 1,000-1,000 membership. Only seven backfield duos have completed this. The Raiders and Chargers, nonetheless, doubtless ensured neither Broncos again will attain 1,000 yards. After Las Vegas made Denver’s once-reliable tandem a nonfactor in an in depth loss, Los Angeles put the sport on Drew Lock’s shoulders. Williams and Gordon mixed for 73 speeding yards and couldn’t convert key early-game purple zone possibilities to forestall a blowout. A Broncos staff lacking Teddy Bridgewater due to a concussion and several other starters on account of COVID is taking part in out the string. 

BRONCOS GRADE: D | NEXT: vs. Chiefs (Sat.)

 

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Kick returner-for-hire making influence with eighth staff

Kick returner-for-hire making impact with 8th team

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Not identified for particular groups reliability, the Chargers made a transfer that shored up considered one of their items this season. The Bolts (9-7) signed Andre Roberts as a free agent in October, including him after the Texans jettisoned him from their island of lower-middle-class veterans. The Twelfth-year professional stored transferring the needle Sunday, taking the opening kickoff again 47 yards to arrange a TD and later scoring on a well-crafted 101-yard return. A Pro Bowler from 2018-20, Roberts leads the NFL in kick-return yardage and has bumped the Bolts to fourth in that class since his arrival. The Chargers are inconsistent, however the AFC contenders will doubtless root for the Raiders subsequent week.

CHARGERS GRADE: A | NEXT: at Raiders (Sun.)

 

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Falcons’ uphill battle stalls after taunting name

Falcons' uphill battle stalls after taunting call

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Matt Ryan will not be identified for operating his mouth on Sundays, however officers handed the 14th-year Falcons quarterback a uncommon private foul that harm the underdog Falcons’ possibilities. Ryan was flagged for taunting Bills security Jordan Poyer after his obvious TD scramble. After a replay deemed Ryan wanting the purpose line, this infraction meant a 15-yard penalty. With the Falcons making an attempt to chop the Bills’ result in one rating, that posed an issue. A turnover on downs ended Atlanta’s drive. The Falcons (7-9) weren’t anticipated to contend this 12 months. They now should decide if they’ll maintain constructing round their 36-year-old QB or take a dead-cap hit with a post-June 1 commerce.

FALCONS GRADE: C-plus | NEXT: vs. Saints (Sun.)

 

Devin Singletary picks up slack to close out Falcons

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Josh Allen’s fantasy GMs appreciated the twin risk’s 88 speeding yards within the snow, however they have been a necessity given his points by means of the air. The Falcons intercepted the Bills quarterback 3 times. This was Allen’s first three-INT recreation since September 2019 and simply the second of his profession. The Bills (10-6) responded by uncommon ground-game reliance, with the resurgent Singletary carrying the ball a career-high 23 instances. This got here two weeks after Singletary logged 22 totes. The 5-foot-7 again turned his workload Sunday into 110 yards and two TDs. This is a giant step for the pass-reliant Bills, who might use a middling run recreation within the playoffs.

BILLS GRADE: B-minus | NEXT: vs. Jets (Sun.)

 

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Fantasy managers worldwide thanking Lions

Fantasy managers worldwide thanking Lions

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While the Lions thrilled O-line fans with back-to-back tackle-eligible performs, the second going for a Taylor Decker landing, they captivated the fantasy world by permitting 51 factors to the Seahawks. Detroit let Rashaad Penny go off for 170 yards — his most for the reason that 2017 Armed Forces Bowl — in a rout that interrupted a mini-run of frisky Lions play. Sunday’s outing jogged my memory how far the Lions (2-13-1) must go, talent-wise. Next season will doubtless be a bridge to hopeful 2023 relevance, however this is not going to be a fast rebuild.

LIONS GRADE: F | NEXT: vs. Packers (Sun.)

 

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Last hurrah or path to reconciliation?

Last hurrah or path to reconciliation?

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More read-between-the-lines information got here out of Seattle this week, and Russell Wilson and Pete Carroll separating after 10 seasons is in play. For now, the 2 teamed up on a classic efficiency. Wilson lit up the hapless Lions for 236 yards and 4 TD passes — his most since Week 1. Wilson’s manufacturing has dipped for the reason that “Let Russ Cook” begin to the 2020 season. The run-oriented Carroll reined in his QB after that begin, and Wilson’s yards per try are all the way down to 7.3 over the previous 25 video games. Not excellent for a deep passer. Everything factors to the 33-year-old QB making an attempt more durable to depart the Seahawks (6-10). With Carroll signed by means of 2025, new proprietor Jody Allen’s greatest take a look at is coming quickly.

SEAHAWKS GRADE: A | NEXT: at Cardinals (Sun.)

 

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Giants sadly obligated to play one other recreation

Giants unfortunately obligated to play another game

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The Bears led all through and received by 26. Undaunted, the Giants threw 11 passes. The staff that apparently withdrew a proposal to Colt McCoy so as to signal Mike Glennon completed with minus-10 passing yards — the worst aerial output since Ryan Leaf‘s 1998 rookie 12 months in San Diego. Saquon Barkley did eclipse 100 yards for the primary time this season. There is nothing else to take from this recreation. The Giants (4-12) have been outscored 141-49 in 5 video games since Glennon took over for Daniel Jones. Two top-10 picks are coming, however this group has dug a deep gap. 

GIANTS GRADE: F | NEXT: vs. Washington (Sun.)

 

Robert Quinn delivering quietly dominant season

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Most NFL followers most likely can’t guess the league’s sack chief. It is, actually, a 31-year-old journeyman on a 6-10 staff. Quinn’s off-radar dominance continued Sunday. The Eleventh-year veteran dropped Glennon for his 18th sack, breaking Richard Dent’s 37-year-old franchise report, and compelled a fumble. Quinn initially broke out with a 19-sack season in 2013 in St. Louis, however he couldn’t come near that manufacturing for the remainder of his Rams days or his Dolphins season. After a bounce-back Cowboys slate in 2019, the Bears gave him a big-ticket deal to enhance Khalil Mack. Even with Mack injured, Quinn is prospering.

BEARS GRADE: A | NEXT: at Vikings (Sun.)



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