NFL Week 17 Recaps 2024 NFL Draft K Rankings: 1. Joshua Karty, K, Stanford: Round 4, 2. Harrison Mevis, K, Missouri: Round 4, 3. Will Reichard, K, Alabama: Round 5, 6. James Turner, K, Michigan: Round 6, 5. Jonah Dalmas, K, Boise State: Round 7















2023 NFL Week 17 Game Recaps



Miami heads to Baltimore. Find out who won this game in week 17 and positioned themselves with the one seed in the AFC heading into week 18.





Chris Ransom Last Updated: January 2, 2023.




New York Jets 6-10-0
Versus
Cleveland Browns 11-5-0


Game Recap: CLEVELAND-Amari Cooper got ruled inactive at the last minute. Cleveland can secure a playoff berth with a win against the New York Jets.


Cleveland put together a 7 play 75 yard drive from their own 25 yard line that lasted three minutes and fifty seconds. Joe Flacco threw a third down conversion to David Njoku for a huge first down. Flacco threw it to David Njoku once again to make it first and goal. Cleveland Browns quarterback Joe Flacco threw a touchdown pass to Cleveland Browns running back Jerome Ford. Riley Patterson made the extra point. Cleveland led 7-0.


New York put together a 6 play 75 yard line from their own 25 yard line that lasted three minutes and four seconds. New York Jets quarterback Trevor Siemian threw a touchdown pass to New York Jets running back Breece Hall. This game was tied 7-7.


Cleveland put together a 7 play 75 yard drive from their own 25 yard line that lasted three minutes and twenty three seconds. New York Jets 4-3 defensive tackle Quinnen Williams pressured Joe Flacco on first and ten. Jerome Ford ran for a first down. Jerome Ford ran for another first down. Joe Flacco fumbled the ball, but recovered the fumble. Joe Flacco threw a first down to David Njoku on third down. David Njoku had 4 receptions for 113 receiving yards in the first quarter. Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt got a rushing touchdown. Riley Patterson missed the extra point. Cleveland led 13-7.


New York fumbled the kickoff. Cleveland recovered the fumble on the kickoff.


Quinnen Williams tackled Kareem Hunt for a loss on third down. Cleveland didn't take the points and went for it on fourth down.


Cleveland Browns backup strong safety Ronnie Hickman whose filling in for Grant Delpit intercepted Trevor Siemian for a pick six. Cleveland led 20-7 after one quarter of play.


Joe Flacco threw a completion to David Njoku. David Njoku fumbled the ball and the New York Jets recovered it.


New York couldn't score on their next drive. Joe Flacco threw a completion to Elijah Moore on third down. Joe Flacco threw a first down to Jordan Akins. Joe Flacco threw a completion to Harrison Bryant. Joe Flacco got a first down on third and inches on the tush push. Joe Flacco threw a touchdown to Cleveland Browns wide receiver Elijah Moore. Cleveland led 27-7.


Quinnen Williams got a facemask penalty. New York Jets 4-3 right end Jermaine Johnson II got a pick six off of Joe Flacco. Cleveland led 27-14.


Cleveland put together a 3 play 75 yard drive from their own 25 yard line that lasted thirty seven seconds. Cleveland Browns wide receiver Elijah Moore suffered a concussion in the second quarter and did not return to the game. Joe Flacco threw a touchdown pass to Jerome Ford. Cleveland led 34-14.


Cleveland Browns 4-3 right end Myles Garrett got by New York Jets left tackle Mekhi Becton to sack Trevor Siemian. Myles Garrett now has 14 sacks on the year while Mekhi Becton has allowed a league most 12 sacks in 2023. New York Jets kicker Greg Zuerlein made a field goal. Cleveland led 34-17 at halftime.


Cleveland blocked the New York Jets field goal attempt. Cleveland got the ball back following the opening drive by the New York Jets in the second half.


New York Jets boundary cornerback D.J. Reed broke up a pass on second and ten. D.J. Reed had a defensive holding penalty on the very next play. Cleveland got a first down as a result. Cleveland led 34-17 after three quarters of play.


New York made a field goal. Cleveland led 34-20.


Cleveland Browns kicker Riley Patterson made a field goal. Cleveland led 37-20.


Trevor Siemian threw a completion to Isreal Abanikanda. Cleveland Browns 4-3 left end Z'Darius Smith lined up at 4-3 right end and got injured on the play. New York threw a incompletion on third and one. Cleveland won 37-20.


Cleveland became the first NFL team to make the playoffs after having four different starting quarterbacks. Cleveland Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski is the first head coach since Paul Brown with multiple ten win seasons for the Cleveland Browns.


Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku was my player of the game. David Njoku had 6 receptions on 8 targets for 134 receiving yards.




Detroit Lions 11-5-0
Versus
Dallas Cowboys 11-5-0


Game Recap: DALLAS-Detroit headed to Dallas. Both teams have secured their playoff spots, but were tring to improve their seedings.


Dalas Cowboys 4-3 left end Demarcus Lawrence made a tackle for no gain. Stephon Gilmore played physical on Josh Reynolds. Jared Goff threw a bullet to Kalif Raymond in double coverage on third down and ten in double coverage while facing pressure. Jared Goff followed that up with a twenty three yard reception where he used his route running to throw DaRon Bland off. Dallas Cowboys 4-3 right end Micah Parsons lined up at 4-3 left end only to power bomb David Montgomery. Dallas burned their first timeout on third and three. David Montgomery ran for a first down. Dallas Cowboys backup safety Jayron Kearse deflected a pass on second and ten.


Detroit Lions 4-3 right end Aidan Hutchinson made a loss of one. Dak Prescott threw a first down to Cee Dee Lamb. Dak Prescott threw a six yard completion to Peyton Hendershot. Dak Prescott overthrew Brandin Cooks. Detroit Lions dime cornerback/backup free safety Ifeatu Melifonwu, who played cornerback at Syracuse lined up at strong safety only to intercept Dak prescott.


Micah Parsons sacked Jared Goff on second down. Dallas Cowboys backup 4-3 right end Dorrance Armstrong Jr. sacked Goff on third down.


Kindle Vildor made a takle for a loss. Dak Prescott threw a accurate pass to Jake Ferguson. Detroit Lions free safety Kerby Joseph broke up the pass while colliding with Jack Campbell. Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott threw a 92 yard touchdown pass to Dallas Cowboys wide receiver CeeDee Lamb after evading a safety.


Detroit Lions strong safety Tracy Walker III got injured on the touchdown as that touchdown was a nine point swing. Detroit Lions right guard Graham Glasgow had a false start penalty. Dallas Cowboys third string 4-3 right end Dante Fowler Jr. sacked Jared Goff on third down. Detroit punted it into the end zone.


Dak Prescott threw a one yard completion to Tony Pollard on first and fifteen following a false start penalty. Brian Branch neutralized Jake Ferguson. Detroit made a third down stop. Dallas led 7-3 after one quarter of play.


Dallas Cowboys nickel cornerback Jourdan Lewis intercepted Jared Goff. Jourdan Lewis maintained possession of the football.


Dak Prescott threw a twenty yard pass to Brandin Cooks. Dak Prescott threw a first down to Brandin Cooks. CeeDee Lamb fumbled the ball into the endzone for a touchback.


Jahmyr Gibbs ran for a gain of eight. Jared Goff threw a incompletion to Sam LaPorta. Detroit went three and out. Detroit called a fake punt pass and moves the chains. Jahmyr Gibbs ran for a first down. Detroit made it first and goal before Demarcus Lawrence had a tackle for a loss. Dallas Cowboys free safety Donovan Wilson deflected a pass on second and goal nearly intercepting Jared Goff. Dallas held Detroit to a fourth down stop.


Detroit Lions 4-3 right end Aidan Hutchinson got by Tyron Smith for the second time today. Dallas led 7-3 at halftime.


Former Dallas Cowboys head coach Jimmy Johnson got inducted into the Ring of Honor during halftime. Dallas got the ball to start the second half.


Dallas Cowboys Tyron Smith got the ball to start the second half. Dak Prescott threw a third down conversion by yelling Red Cheddar. Dak threw a incompletion yelling Paris in the huddle on third and twelve.


Detroit put together a 13 play 74 yard drive from their own 26 yard line that lasted seven minutes and twenty four seconds. Micah Parsons tackled Jahmyr Gibbs or a tackle for a loss. Taylor Decker responded by pancaking Micah Parsons after giving up the tackle for a loss to Parsons. Goff threw a first down thanks to Decker's pancake block. Detroit Lions center Frank Ragnow paved a running lane and Detroit Lions running back David Montgomery got a rushing touchdown. Detroit led 10-7.


Deuce Vaughn the third string running back on Dallas came in for a play and gained some yards. Tony Pollard ran for a first down on third and one thanks to a eighteen yard carry. Dak Prescott overthrew Brandin Cooks, but the bigger story was the injury to Dallas Cowboys left guard Tyler Smith on the second and eleven where Dak Prescott overthrew Pollard. Dallas Cowboys kicker Brandon Aubrey made a game-tying field goal to improve to 34/34 on the year. This game was tied 10-10 after three quarters of play.


Jared Goff threw a 63 yard bomb to Jameson Williams despite facing pressure from Micah Parsons. Detroit Lions wide receiver Jameson Williams left the game injured. Dallas tackled Detroit for a loss of two. Dallas Cowboys nickel cornerback Jourdan Lewis got injured on the play. Jared Goff threw a ten yard completion to Amon-Ra St. Brown. Jahmyr Gibbs dropped a pass on third down. Detroit tried to draw Dallas offsides, but Detroit had a delay of game penalty. Detroit Lions kicker Michael Badgley made a field goal. Detroit led 13-10.


Dallas put together a 9 play 75 yard drive from their own 25 yard line that lasted four minutes and fifty eight seconds. Dak Prescott threw a completion to CeeDee Lamb. Dak Prescott threw a precise pass to Brandin Cooks, who caught it in bounds while torching Brian Branch. Dak Prescott threw a completion to Jalen Tolbert. Tony Pollard ran for a first down. Dak Prescott threw a touchdown pass to Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Brandin Cooks. Dak Prescott went 5/5 with 54 passing yards, 5 rushing yards, 59 total yards, and 1 passing touchdown on the last drive. Dallas led 17-13.


Dallas Cowboys kicker Branon Aubrey made a 43 yard field goal. Dallas led 20-13.


Detroit put together a 9 play 75 yard drive from their own 25 yard line that lasted one minute an eighteen seconds. Jared Goff threw a completion to Sam LaPorta. Jared Goff spiked the football with one minute and two seconds left. Jared Goff threw a first down to Amon-Ra St. Brown before spiking it again. Jared Goff threw a first down to Sam LaPorta. Jared Goff spiked it with twenty seven seconds left. Jared Goff threw a touchdown pass to Detroit Lions wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown. Jared Goff threw a two point conversion to Taylor Decker, but Decker was ruled as an ineligble wide receiver, so Detroit had to redo the two point conversion. Decker lined up as a left tackle on the play before pivoting into a receiving target after successfully executing his block. The big question is that legal according to the NFL rulebook. Referee Brad Allen determined that it was not with Detroit had to redo the two point conversion. Dallas had a defensive stop, but Micah Parsons was offsides. Jared Goff underthrew the two point conversion. Detroit is now 0-5 in games officiated under Brad Allen. Dallas won 20-19.


Dallas Cowboys wide receiver CeeDee Lamb was my player of the game. CeeDee Lamb had 13 receptions on 17 targets, 227 receiving yards, and 1 receiving touchdown. CeeDee Lamb nearly had 2 receiving touchdowns before fumbling the football away.




Miami Dolphins 11-5-0
Versus
Baltimore Ravens 13-3-0


Game Recap: BALTIMORE-Miami got Austin Jackson back at right tackle. Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jaylen Waddle and Miami Dolphins running back Raheem Mostert were inactive. The winner of this game would be the top seed in the AFC heading into week 18.


Miami put together a 8 play 75 yard drive from their own 25 yard line that lasted four minutes. Tua Tagovailoa began this game 3/3 with 53 passing yards. Tua Tagovailoa got rid of the ball before the 2.5 second mark. Tua did a superb job making quick decisions. Tua Tagovailoa threw his first incompletion. Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa threw a touchdown pass to Miami Dolphins wide receiver Cedrick Wilson. Miami led 7-0.


Baltimore put together a 7 play 75 yard drive from their own 25 yard line that lasted four minutes and twenty one seconds. Lamar Jackson threw an accurate ball to Rashod Bateman for a huge gain, but the ball hit the ground. Miami Dolphins field cornerback Xavien Howard whose Miami's number one cornerback got injured. Lamar Jackson threw a completion to Zay Flowers despite the fact that Zay Flowers was playing through a calf injury as that was Zay Flowers 75th reception of the season. Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson threw a touchdown pass to Baltimore Ravens running back Justice Hill. This game was tied 7-7.


Miami put together a 6 play 65 yard drive from their own 25 yard line that lasted three minutes. De'Von Achane had a huge run that put Miami in field goal range. Tyreek Hill dropped a touchdown pass. Baltimore held Miami to a field goal. Miami led 10-7.


Lamar Jackson threw a first down to Rashod Bateman. Baltimore Ravens left guard John Simpson had a holding penalty. Baltimore Ravens right guard Ben Cleveland has been superb in his first start filling in for Kevin Zeitler. Lamar Jackson threw six straight completions. Miami Dolphins 3-4 left end Zach Sieler lined up at 3-4 right end before getting by John Simpson to sack Lamar Jackson. Lamar Jackson kept the football on third down wanting to keep his six completion streak alive. Miami made the third down stop. Miami led 10-7 after one quarter of play.


Baltimore Ravens running back Gus Edwards got a rushing touchdown. Baltimore led 14-10.


Tua Tagovailoa threw a completion to Tyreek Hill on fourth and five. Baltimore Ravens nickel cornerback Arthur Mallet knocked Tyreek Hill, who was slow to get up. Jason Sanders made a field goal. Baltimore led 14-13.


Baltimore put together a 1 play 75 yard drive from their own 25 yard line that lasted twelve seconds. Lamar Jackson fired a 75 yard bomb to Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Zay Flowers. Baltimore led 21-13.


Baltimore Ravens 3-4 middle linebacker Roquan Smith intercepted Tua Tagovailoa. Baltimore Ravens field cornerback Marlon Humphrey dealt with a injury.


Baltimore put together a 4 play 38 yard drive from the Miami Dolphins 38 yard line that lasted twenty six seconds. Lamar Jackson threw a 35 yard touchdown pass to Baltimore Ravens tight end Isaiah Likely. Baltimore led 28-13 at halftime.


Baltimore Ravens running back Justice Hill had a great kickoff return. Lamar Jackson threw another touchdown to Isaiah Likley. Baltimore led 35-13.


Zach Seiler forced a fumble before tackling Gus Edwards. Miami Dolphins strong safety Jevon Holland recovered the fumble.


Roquan Smith tipped a pass. Baltimore Ravens strong safety Geno Stone intercepted Tua Tagovailoa. Baltimore led 35-13 after three quarters of play.


Miami got a garbage time touchdown. The two point conversion didn't happen. Baltimore led 35-19.


Lamar Jackson threw a touchdown pass to Baltimore Ravens fullback Patrick Ricard. Baltimore led 42-19.


Baltimore Ravens running back Melvin Gordon got a rushing touchdown after Baltimore benched their starters. Baltimore led 49-19.


Baltimore Ravens quarterback Tyler Huntley threw a 19 yard touchdown pass to Charlie Kolar. Baltimore won 56-19.


Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson was my player of the game. Lamar Jackson went 18/21 with 321 passing yarsm 5 passing touchdowns, and no interceptions. Homefield in this years AFC Playoffs will go through Baltimore.




New England Patriots 4-12-0
Versus
Buffalo Bills 10-6-0


Game Recap: BUFFALO-New England could sweep Buffalo with a win. Buffalo needs this win to stay in the AFC East race.


New England Patriots wide receiver Jalen Reagor had a 98 yard kickoff return for a touchdown. New England led 7-0.


Buffalo Bills kicker Tyler Bass made a field goal. New England led 7-3.


Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen got a rushing touchdown. Buffalo led 10-7.


Tyler Bass made another field goal. Buffalo led 13-7 after one quarter of play.


Buffalo Bills cornerback Rasul Douglas had a 40 yard pick six. Buffalo led 20-7.


New England put together a 6 play 75 yard drive from their own 25 yard line that lasted two minutes an fifty two seconds. New England Patriots quarterback Bailey Zappe got a 17 yard rushing touchdown. Buffalo led 20-14.


New England Patriots cornerback Alex Austin, the Buffalo Bills 2023 seventh round pick out of Oregon State intercepted Josh Allen. A former practice squad cornerback picked off Allen, but luckily for Josh Allen Chad Ryland missed a field goal on the next drive. Buffalo led 20-14 at halftime.


Josh Allen got a second rushing touchdown. Buffalo led 27-14 after three quarters.


New England Patriots running back Ezekiel Elliott had a rushing touchdown. Buffalo won 27-21.


Buffalo Bills cornerback Rasul Douglas is my player of the game. Rasul Douglas had 1 solo tackle, 1 assisted tackle, 2 interceptions, and a 40 yard defensive touchdown on a pick 6.





Atlanta Falcons 7-9-0
Versus
Chicago Bears 7-9-0


Game Recap: CHICAGO-Atlanta heads to Chicago. This was a must win game for both teams.


Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields threw a touchdown pass to Chicago Bears wide receiver D.J. Moore. Chicago led 7-0 after one quarter of play.


Justin Fields got a rushing touchdown. Chicago led 14-0.


Atlanta put together a 1 play 75 yard drive from their own 25 yard line that lasted fourteen seconds. Atlanta Falcons quarterback Taylor Heinicke threw a 75 yard touchdown pass to Atlanta Falcons running back Tyler Allgeier. Chicago led 14-7.


Chicago put together a 12 play 75 yard drive from thier own 25 yard line that lasted seven minutes and six seconds. Chicago Bears running back Roschon Johnson got a rushing touchdown. Chicago led 21-7 at halftime.


Chicago Bears kicker Cairo Santos made a field goal. Chicago led 24-7.


Atlanta Falcons kicker Younghoe Koo made a field goal. Chicago led 24-10.


Cairo Santos made a field goal. Chicago led 27-10 after three quarters of play.


Taylor Heinicke got a 24 yard rushing touchdown. Chicago led 27-17.


Cairo Santos made a field goal. Chicago led 30-17.


Khalil Herbert got a rushing touchdown. Chicago won 37-17.


Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields was my player of the game. Justin Fields went 20/32 with 268 passing yards, 45 rushing yards, 1 rusing touchdown, 313 total yards, and 2 total touchdowns.




Tennessee Titans 5-11-0
Versus
Houston Texans 9-7-0


Game Recap: HOUSTON-Tennnessee Titans quarterback Will Levis and Houston Texans quarterback C.J. Stroud both returned from his concussion. Houston Texans 4-3 left end Will Anderson Jr. also returned from his injury.


Houston Texans kicker Ka'imi Fairbairn made a field goal. Houston led 3-0 after one quarter of play.


Houston Texans quarterback C.J. Stroud threw a touchown pass to Houston Texans tight end Brevin Jordan. Houston led 10-0.


Houston Texans 4-3 backup 4-3 right end Jerry Hughes came in relief for Jonathan Greenard the starting 4-3 right end only to strip sack Will Levis. Houston Texans 4-3 defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins recovered the fumble for a touchdown. Tenessee Titans quarterback Will Levis injured his foot in his first game back from an ankle injury. Will Levis left this game and did not return. Houston led 17-0.


Ryan Tannehill went three and out on his opening series in this game. Ka'imi Fairbairn made another field goal. Houston led 20-0.


Tennessee Titans kicker Nick Folk made a 53 yard field goal right before halftime. Houston led 20-3 at halftime.


Ka'imi Fairbairn made a third field goal in the third quarter. Houston led 23-3 after three quarters of play.


Ka'imi Fairbairn made a fourth field goal. Houston won 26-3.


Houston Texans quarterback C.J. Stroud was my player of the game. C.J. Stroud went 24/32 with 213 passing yards, 4 rushing yards, 217 total yards, 1 passing touchdown, and no interceptions.




Las Vegas Raiders 7-9-0
Versus
Indianapolis Colts 9-7-0


Game Recap: INDIANAPOLIS-Josh Jacogs missed his third game in a row. Indianpaolis Colts wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. cleared concussion protocol. Indianapolis also got starting right tackle Braden Smith back from an injury.


Indianapolis put together a 6 play 75 yard drive from their own 25 yard line that lasted two minutes and forty nine seconds. Jonathan Taylor ran for a gain of four. Jonathan Taylor ran for a gain of one. Gardner Minshew II threw a fifty yard pass to Josh Downs. Jonathan Taylor ran for a gain of five. Jonathan Taylor ran for a gain of ten. Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor had a 5 yard rushing touchdown. Gardner Minshew II was 1/1 with 50 passing yards, no touchdowns, interceptions, or incompletions. Jonathan Taylor had 5 carries, 25 rushing yards, and 1 rushing touchdown. Josh Downs had 1 reception on 1 target and 50 receiving yards. Indianpolis led 7-0.


Las Vegas put together a 12 play 59 yard drive from their own 25 yard line that lasted six minutes and fourteen seconds. Aidan O'Connell threw a one yard pass to Davante Adams. Aidan O'Connell threw a fourteen yard pass to Zamir White. Aidan O'Connell began this game 2/2 with 15 passing yards, no interceptions or incompletions. Zamir White ran for a gain of two. Aidan O'Connell threw a incompletion. Aidan O'Connell threw a twenty four yard completion to Davante Adams on third down. Indianapolis Colts backup 4-3 left end Tyquan Lewis sacked Aidan O'Connell for a loss of nine making it second and nineteen. Aidan O'Connell threw a eighteen yard pass to Ameer Abdullah. Las Vegas Raiders right tackle Jermaine Eluemunor had a false start penalty. Aidan O'Connell threw a four yard completion to Zamir White. Zamir White ran for a gain of two. Aidan O'Connell threw a incomplete pass and finally failed to get a third down conversion after starting 2/2 with 42 passing yards. Las Vegas Raiders kicker Daniel Carlson made a 40 yard field goal. Indianapolis led 7-3.


Las Vegas did a much better job adjusting defensively on the Indianapolis Colts second drive. Indianapolis went three and out as Gardner Minshew II threw back-to-back incompletions. Las Vegas Raiders 4-3 defensive tackle Adam Butler sacked Gardner Minshew II on third down. Indianapolis led 7-3 after one quarter of play.


Indianapolis put together a 6 play 90 yard drive from their own 10 yard line that lasted three minutes and twelve seconds. Gardner Minshew II threw a 58 yard pass to Alec Pierce. Indianapolis led 14-3 at halftime.


Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Aidan O'Connell threw a 4 yard touchdown pass to Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams. Indianapolis led 14-10.


Indianpaolis put together a 12 play 66 yard drive from their own 25 yard line that lasted five minutes and fourteen seconds. Indianapolis Colts kicker Matt Gay made a 38 yard field goal. Indianapolis led 17-10 after three quarters of play.


Indianapolis put together a 9 play 61 yard drive from their own 24 yard line that lasted five minutes and forty seconds. Matt Gay made a 33 yard field goal. Indianapolis led 20-10.


Las Vegas put together a 11 play 60 yard drive from their own 25 yard line that lasted two minutes anad fifty nine seconds. Daniel Carlson made a 33 yard field goal. Indianpolis led 20-13.


Las Vegas Raiders boundary cornerback Josh Jones had a defensive pass inteference penalty. Las Vegas Raiders 4-3 right end Malcolm Koonce got injured during the play. Matt Gay made a 45 yard field goal. Indianapolis led 23-13.


Las Vegas put together a 9 play 75 yard drive that lasted two minutes adn twenty eight seconds. Aidan O'Connell went back to Davante Adams. Indianpolis won 23-20.


I'm giving the Indianapolis Colts offensive line an honorable mention. Indianapolis Colts left tackle Bernard Raimann, Indianapolis Colts left guard Quinton Nelson, Indianapolis Colts center Ryan Kelly, Indianapolis Colts right guard Will Fries, and Indianapolis Colts right tackle Braden Smith held Las Vegas to one sack as Adam Butler got the only sack for the Raiders at defensive tackle on the Indianapolis Colts second drive in the first quarter where Indianpaolis went three and out. This offensive line also helped Indianapolis get 29 carries, 134 rushing yards, and 1 rushing touchdown.


Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor was my player of the game. Jonathan Taylor had 21 carries, 96 rushing yards, 1 reception on 1 target, 8 receiving yards, 22 touches, 104 total yards, and 1 rushing touchdown.




Carolina Panthers 2-14-0
Versus
Jacksonville Jaguars 9-7-0


Game Recap: JACKSONVILLE-Trevor Lawrence was ruled inactive for this game. Backup quarterback C.J. Beathard got the start. Jacksonville Jaguars field cornerback Tyson Campbell returned from his injury. Jacksonville Jaguars free safety Andre Cisco also returned from an injury. This was the first game all season where Jacksonville's eleven best defensive players from last years playoff win over the Los Angeles Chargers were all fully healthy. DaVon Hamilton missed the first half of the season despite Jacksonville's win over Buffalo in London.


Jacksonville put together a 13 play 43 yard drive from their own 40 yard line that lasted six minutes and twenty four seconds. Travis Etienne ran for a gain of five. Carolina Panthers 3-4 middle linebacker Frankie Luvu who played despite practicing with a injury got injured on the opening play of the game. Carolina didn't have Shaq Thompson or Frankie Luvu their two best 3-4 middle linebackers and Justin Houston at 3-4 left outside linebacker is also no longer on this team after getting cut.


Travis Etienne ran for a gain of four. C.J. Beathard threw a ten yard third down conversion to Evan Engram on third and one. C.J. Beathard threw a five yard completion to Jamal Angnew. Tank Bigsby ran for a gain of one. C.J. Beathard threw a twelve yard completion to Calvin Ridley on third and four. Travis Etienne ran for a gain of two. C.J. Beathard threw a seven yard completion to Luke Farrell on second and eight. C.J. Beathard began this game 4/4 with 34 passing yards, no interceptions or incompletions. Tank Bigsby ran for a gain of three on third and one helping Jacksonvile improve to 3/3 on third down conversions. Jacksonville ran for a gain of one.


C.J. Beathard finally threw his first incomplete pass. Carolina Panthers 3-4 right outside linebacker Brian Burns sacked Trevor Lawrence on third down. Jacksonville Jaguars kicker Brandon McManus made a field goal. Jacksonville led 3-0.


Carolina went for it on fourth and seven at the Jacksonville Jaguars 21 yard line. Jacksonville Jaguars 3-4 left end Roy Robertson-Harris sacked Bryce Young on fourth down. Carolina Panthers quarterback Bryce Young was injured on the play. Jacksonville led 3-0 after one quarter of play.


Riley Patterson made a 26 yard field goal. Jacksonville led 6-0.


Riley Patterson made a 24 yard field goal. Jacksonville led 9-0 at halftime.


Carolina went three and out on their opening drive in the second half. Jacksonville put together a 2 play 66 yard drive from their own 34 yard line that lasted fifty one seconds. Jacksonville Jaguars running back Travis Etienne had a 62 yard rushing touchdown. Jacksonville led 16-0.


Carolina went three and out again. Jacksonville put together a 12 play 52 yard drive from their own 17 yard line that lasted seven minutes and twenty four seconds. Brandon McManus made a 24 yard field goal. Jacksonville led 19-0 after three quarters of play.


Travis Etienne got a second touchdown. Jacksonville won 26-0.


Jacksonville Jaguars running back Travis Etienne gets a honorable mention on offense. Travis Etienne had 16 carries, 102 rushing yards, 2 receptions on 2 targets, 16 receiving yards, 18 touches, 118 total yards, and 2 rushing touchdowns.


Jacksonville Jaguars 3-4 left outside linebacker Travon Walker gets an honorable mention on defense. Travon Walker had 6 solo tackles, 0 assisted tackles, 6 total tackles, and 2 sacks.


Jacksonville Jaguars 3-4 right outside linebacker Josh Allen was my player of the game. Josh Allen had 5 solo tackles, 1 assisted tackle, 6 total tackles, 4 quarterback pressures, and 3 sacks. Josh Allen was a force with a fully healthy Jacksonville defense.





Los Angeles Rams 9-7-0
Versus
New York Giants 5-11-0


Game Recap: NEW YORK-Los Angeles headed to New York. Mason Crosby who got cut by the Los Angeles Rams was starting at kicker for the New York Giants. Tyrod Taylor got the start after Tommy Devito got benched.


Los Angeles put together a 11 play 54 yard drive from their own 25 yard line that lasted six minutes and twenty seconds. Matthew Stafford threw a fourteen yard pass to Tyler Higbee. Matthew Stafford threw a seven yard pass to Demarcus Robinson. Matthew Stafford threw a four yard completion to Puka Nacua. Matthew Stafford threw a six yard pass to Puka Nacua. Kyren Williams ran for a gain of four. Kyren Williams ran for a gain of four again. Matthew Stafford threw a eight yard pass to Cooper Kupp. Matthew Stafford began this game 5/5 with 39 passing yards, no incompletions or interceptions. New York Giants 3-4 nose tackle Dexter Lawrence tackled Kyren Williams for a loss. Matthew Stafford's thirteen yard completion to Demarcus Robinson was negated thanks to New York Giants head coach Brian Daboll challenging the catch which was ruled a incompletion. Matthew Stafford threw a completion to Cooper Kupp on third and eleven. Matthew Stafford threw a four yard completion to Puka Nacua on fourth and three, but Brian Dabboll's red flags was the star for the New York Giants defense on this opening drive as the football hit the ground on that fourth down with Brian Daboll winning another challenge. Brian Daboll is the only head coach to win two challenges on the opening drive of a football game this millenium since the NFL introduced the ability to challenge a play.


New York went three and out. Los Angeles put together a 8 play 72 yard drive from their own 28 yard line that lasted four minutes and twenty eight seconds. Matthew Stafford threw a five yard pass to Kyren Williams. Matthew Stafford threw a nine yard pass to Demarcus Robinson. Kyren William ran for a gain of four. Matthew Stafford threw a fourteen yard pass to Tyler Higbee. Kyren Williams ran for a gain of ten. New York Giants free safety Jason Pinnock was injured. Kyren Williams ran for a gain of eight. Matthew Stafford threw a eighteen yard completion to Tyler Higbee. Los Angeles Rams running back Kyren Williams got a rushing touchdown. Los Angeles led 7-0.


New York Giants wide receiver Wan'Dale Robinson got a rushing touchdown. This game was tied 7-7.


New York Giants backup free safety Dane Belton intercepted Matthew Stafford. This was the third drive where none of Matthew Stafford's passes hit the ground without a challenge from Brian Dabboll. New York had a tunover on downs following the interception.


Los Angeles put together a 8 play 46 yard drive from the New York Giants 46 yard line that lasted three minutes and eighteen seconds. Kyren Williams ran for a gain of four. Matthew Staford threw a nine yard pass to Tyler Higbee. Matthew Stafford threw a nine yard pass to Kyren Williams. Matthew Stafford threw a three yard pass to Demarcus Robinson. Kyren Williams ran for a gain of three. This game went to the two minute warning. Matthew Stafford threw a thirteen yard completion to Puka Nacua. Matthew Stafford finally threw his first pass on the ground that wasn't challenged after the two minute warning. Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford threw a 5 yard touchdown pass to Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp. Los Angeles led 14-7.


New York Giants center John Michael Schmitz had a illegal use of hands penalty. Saquan Barkley ran for a gain of eleven. Los Angeles Rams free safety Jordan Fuller had a defensive pass interference penalty. Jordan Fuller atoned for that with a interception on the next play.


New York Giants boundary cornerback Adoree Jackson forced a fumble. Dane Belton, who intercepted Stafford recovered the fumble. New York Giants kicker Mason Crosby made a 31 yard field goal before halftime. Los Angeles led 14-10 at halftime.


Los Angeles put together a 4 play 88 yard drive from their own 12 yard line that lasted one minute and nineteen seconds. after New York failed to score on the opening drive in the second half. Kyren Williams got another rushing touchdown, but the Rams missed the extra point. Los Angeles led 20-10.


New York put together a 4 play 91 yard drive from their own 9 yard line that lasted one minute and fifty one seconds. New York Giants quarterback Tyrod Taylor threw a 80 yar touchdown pass to New York Giants wide receiver Darius Slayton. Mason Crosby's extra point was wide right. Los Angeles led 20-16.


Dane Belton intercepted Matthew Stafford. Los Angeles led 20-16 after three quarters of play.


Mason Crosby made a 32 yard field goal. Los Angeles led 20-19.


Kyren Williams got a 28 yard rushing touchdown. Los Angeles led 26-19 after their kicker missed a extra point.


New York returned a punt for a touchdown. New York attempted a extra point. New York missed the extra point. Los Angeles won 26-25.


Los Angeles Rams right tackle Rob Havenstein gets a honorable mention. Rob Havenstein kept Matthew Stafford from getting sacked while helping the Los Angeles Rams get 23 carries, 105 rushing yards, and 3 rushing touchdowns.


Los Angeles Rams running back Kyren Williams was my player of the game. Kyren Williams had 20 carries, 87 rushing yards, 2 receptions on 2 targets, 14 receiving yards, 22 touches, 101 total yards, and 3 receiving touchdowns.




Arizona Cardinals 4-12-0
Versus
Philadelphia Eagles 11-5-0


Game Recap: PHILADELPHIA-Arizona headed to Philadelphia. Arizona Cardinals head coach Jonathan Gannon faced his former team after helping Philadelphia get to Super Bowl 57 as a defensive coordinator. Philadelphia got nickel cornerback Avonte Maddox and left guard Landon Dickerson back. Philadelphia had their five best starters on the offensive line with Jordan Mailata at left tackle, Landon Dickerson at left guard, Jason Kelce at center, for the first time since week 5. Nicholas Morrow returned at 4-3 right outside linebacker. Zach Cunningham is still out at 4-3 middle linebacker after Philadelphia lost Nakobe Dean for the year in week 9. Darius Slay missed his third game in a row for the Philadelphia Eagles.


Philadelphia went three and out on their opening drive. D'Andre Swift ran for a gain of three. D'Andre Swift ran for a gain of five on second and seven. Jalen Hurts threw a completion to Kenneth Gainwell for no gain on third and two. Arizona Cardinals free safety Jalen Thompson made a third down stop with a tackle for no gain.


Arizona put together a 14 play 64 yard drive from their own 26 yard line. that lasted seven minutes and forty six seconds. Kyler Murray threw a twenty six yard pass to Trey McBride. James Conner ran for a gian of five. James Conner ran for a gain of one on second an five. Kyler Murray threw a six yard pass to Greg Dortch to help Arizona start 1/1 on third down conversions. Kyler Murray began this game 2/2 with 31 passing yards. Kyler Murray finally threw a incomplete pass. Kyler Murray threw a second consecutive third down conversion thanks to a seven yard completion to Elijah Higgins improving to 4/5 with 42 passing yards on Arizona's opening drive. James Conner ran for a first down. James Conner followed that first down with back-to-back six yard gains at the Philadelphia Eagles 15 yard line to make it first and goal. Kyler Murray lost nine yards on a play where he fumbled the ball on first and goal. James Conner ran for two to make it third and goal from the ten yard line. Kyler Murray threw his second incompletion of the game as Arizona fell to 2/3 on third down conversions. Arizona Cardinals kicker Matt Prater made a 28 yard field goal. Arizona led 3-0.


Philadelphia put together a 9 play 69 yard drive from their own 25 yard line that lasted four minutes and thirty three seconds. Jalen Hurts threw a sixteen yard pass to A.J. Brown. Jalen Hurts threw a five yard pass to DeVonta Smith. D'Andre Swift ran for a gain of two. Jalen Hurts threw a twenty three yard pass to Dallas Goedert. D'Andre Swift ran for a gain of seven. Arizona had a tackle for a loss. Kenneth Gainwell only gained three on third and four. Jalen Hurts got a first down on fourth and one thanks to the tush push with Philadelphia gaining additional yards due to the offsides penalty. Kenneth Gainwell ran for a gain of two. Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts threw a 12 yard touchdown pass to Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Julio Jones. Jalen Hurts was 5/5 with 36 passing yards, 1 rushing yard on fourth down before the offsides penalty was enforced, 37 total yards, 1 passing touchdown, and no interceptions or incompletions through two drives. Philadelphia led 7-3 after one quarter of play.


Arizona had the football for the first two minutes and fifty nine seconds of the second quarter. Philadelphia Eagles 4-3 defensive tackle sacked Jalen Carter. Philadelphia Eagles strong safety Sydney Brown had a 99 yard pick 6. Syndey Brown's signature pick six means he will probably be starting over Terrell Edmunds moving foward at strong safety since Brown had teh higher ceiling. Philadelphia led 14-3.


Arizona put together a 16 play 63 yard drive from their own 25 yard line that lasted nine minutes and fifty four seconds. Arizona Cardinals left tackle D.J. Humphries had a false start penalty which took this game to the two minute warning. Philadelphia made a third down stop. Matt Prater made a 34 yard field goal. Philadelphia led 14-6.


Arizona kept Philadelphia's offense off of the field from the start of the second quarter until the 1:50 mark of the first half. Keeping Jalen Hurts off of the field for thirteen minutes and ten seconds allows you to wear down this defense while limiting how deadly Hurts can be.


Philadelphia put together a 9 play 75 yard drive from their own 25 yard line that lasted one minute and thirty four seconds. Jalen Hurts finally threw his first incompletion. Jalen Hurts threw a 22 yard touchown pass to Julio Jones. Julio Jones finished the day with 2 receptions on 2 targets, 34 receiving yards, and 2 receiving touchdowns. Philadelphia led 21-6 at halftime.


Arizona put together a 10 play 75 yard drive from their own 25 yard line that lasted six minutes and eighteen seconds. Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray threw a touchdown pass to Arizona Cardinals running back Michael Carter. Philadelphia led 21-13.


Philadelphia went three and out. Arizona put together a 9 play 77 yard drive from their own 23 yard line that lasted five minutes and three seconds. James Conner ran for a gain of twenty two. Philadelphia Eagles 4-3 middle linebacker Shaquille Leonard got injured on that run. Kyler Murray threw a 5 yard touchdown pass to Arizona Cardinals running back James Conner. Arizona went for a two point conversion and got it. Philadelphia Eagles nickel cornerback Avonte Maddox got a defensive holding penalty, but the penalty got declined thanks to a two point conversion. This game was tied 21-21 after three quarters of play.


Jalen Hurts threw a 9 yard touchdown pass to Philadelphia Eagles tight end Dallas Godert. Philadelphia led 28-21.


Kyler Murray threw a touchdown pass to Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Michael Wilson. This game is tied 28-28.


Philadelphia Eagles kicker Jake Elliott made a 43 yard field goal. Philadelphia led 31-28.


Arizona put together a 7 play 70 yard drive from their own 30 yard line that lasted two minutes and one second. Arizona got the ball back with twenty eight seconds before the two minute warning with 2:28 on the clock. James Conner began this drive with a gain of one. Kyler Murray threw a twelve yard pass to Rondale Moore to move the chains before the two minute warning.


James Conner ran for a gain of six. Kyler Murray threw a ten yard first down to Greg Dortch continuing to move the sticks with urgency. Kyler Murray went back to Greg Dortch for a thirty six yard gain on the very next play. Arizona Cardinals running back James Conner got a rushing touchdown. Arizona led 35-31.


Philadephia had less than a minute to get a touchdown. Arizona Cardinals backup safety Joey Blount, who comes in situationally when strong safety Budda Baker and free safety Jalen Thompson are fatigued intercepted Jalen Hurts on the hail mary. Arizona won 35-31.


Arizona Cardinals running back James Conner was my player of the game. James Conner had 26 carries, 128 rushing yards, 1 rushing touchdown, 1 reception on 1 target, 5 receiving yards, 1 receiving touchdown, 27 touches, 133 total yards, and 2 total touchdowns. Arizona controlled the clock and had the ball for thirty nine minutes and thirty nine seconds, and most NFL teams only have the ball for 25 to 35 minutes against the Eagles in the Jalen Hurts era.




New Orleans Saints 8-8-0
Versus
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 8-8-0


Game Recap: TAMPA BAY-New Orleans still doesn't have Michael Thomas at wide receiver or Marshon Lattimore at field cornerback. Tampa Bay had a chance to clinch the NFC South with a home win today.


New Orleans put together a 14 play 73 yard drive from their own 27 ayrd line that lasted seven minutes an fifty six seconds. Derek Carr threw a four yard pass to Juwan Johnson. Tyson Hill threw a eleven yard completion to Juwan Johnson. Derek Carr threw a incomplete pass on the next play. New Orleans Saints quarterback Derek Carr threw a touchdown pass to New Orleans Saints tight end Juwan Johnson. New Orleans led 7-0.


Rachaad White ran for a gain of five yards. Baker Mayfield showed his support for Washington making this years College Football Playoff by firing a four yard completion to Cade Otton on second and five. New Orleans Saints 4-3 right outside linebacker and outside linebacker in a 4-2-5 nickel defense Pete Werner tackled Rachaad White for a loss of one while sabotaging one of my Fantasy Football playoff teams in the process. Who Dat held Hey Hey Tampa Bay to a three and out on Tampa Bay's opening drive with Dennis Allen and his understudy Joe Woods frustrating highly respected offensive coordinator Dave Canales on Tampa Bay's opening drive.


New Orleans also went three and out. New Orleans led 7-0 after one quarter of play.


Baker Mayfield threw a incompletion on his first pass attempt in the second quarte. New Orleans Saints 4-3 defensive tackle Bryan Bresse sacked Baker Mayfield as the New Orleans Saints 2023 first round pick who was my number two defensive tackle behind Jalen Carter ended up getting to Baker Mayfield before Calijah Kancey got to Derek Carr. Jason Licht drafted Kancey before Bresse, but I loved Kancey's ability to command triple teams at Pitt. Unfortunately for Bresse, he made a bone-headed play by grabbing Baker Mayfield's facemask on the third down sack to give Tampa Bay a new set of downs.


Baker Mayfeld threw a thirty three yard third down conversion to Mike Evans on third and nine. Sadly, this was Tampa Bay's most effective play in the first half. After one rookie screwed up Tampa Bay's second quarter drive for the New Orleans Saints, another rookie on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers decided to screw up the drive too. That rookie was Tampa Bay Buccaneers right guard Cody Mauch. Cody Mauch got penalized for lining up as a ineligble wide receiver downfield. The North Dakota State offensive lineman with less teeth than your average offensive lineman is a high character guy off the field, but he will retaliate like Sasquatch in a Jack Links Beef Jerkey commercial on Sundays during football games. He takes no prisoners and you love the passion Mauch plays with. He trained with Joe Thomas leading up to the 2023 Reese's Senior Bowl too.


Cody Mauch's penalty wasn't the only Tampa Bay penalty inn the latest edition of Leminy Snickett's A Series Of Unfortunate Penatlies In The Second Quarter At Raymond James Stadium In Week 17. Tampa Bay Buccaneers flanker wide receiver Mike Evans led by example by continuing the fuckery the rookies started that led to NFL referree Land Clark dropping yellow flags like it's hot. Land Clark's had some respectable games in terms of officiating in 2023, but Land Clark will never become to officiating what Pharrell Williams and Snoop Dogg became to hip hop. New Orleans Saints field cornerback Paulson Adebo wanted to assert his dominance over Mike Evans at any cost even if that meant leading by example for this New Orleans Saints defense with a illegal contact penalty. New Orleans Saints boundary cornerback Alontae Taylor intercepted Baker Mayfield finally ending this drive of penalties and fuckery. Had Taylor not intercepted Mayfield, either Cameron Jordan or Luke Goedeke gets continues the fuckery of getting penalized while Land Clark continues to drop yellow penalty flags like it's hot on first and goal before the Buccaneers score on this drive.


New Orleans didn't score following the Alontae Taylor interception. Tampa Bay went three and out again.


New Orleans put together a 8 play 60 yard drive from their own 40 yard line that lasted three minutes and forty seven seconds. Nothing exciting happened from the start of this drive until the two minute warning. The big bang of this drive was the quarterback connection where Derek Carr threw a touchdown pass to New Orleans Saints tight end and trick shot quarterback Taysom Hill. New Orleans led 14-0.


Tampa Bay went three and out for the second consecutive time in this game. This was also Tampa Bay's third three and out on their four first half drives. Baker Mayfield threw back-to-back incompletions. New Orleans Saints 4-3 left outside linebacker Zach Baun, who only plays when Dennis Allen deploys a 4-3 personnel, managed to sack Baker Mayfield on third down.


New Orleans got the ball back one last time before halftime. New Orleans Saints kicker Blake Grupe made a 45 yard field goal late in the first half. New Orleans led 17-0 at halftime.


Tampa Bay went three an out to start to start the second half. This was the third consecutive three and out for Tampa Bay and the fourth three and out in five drives. Luckily for Tampa Bay, New Orleans ended up going three and out thanks to New Orleans Saints backup right tackle Cameron Erving getting a false start penalty.


Tampa Bay finally got a first down for the first time since their second drive of this game in the second quarter. Tampa Bay couldn't build on the momentum thanks to New Orleans getting another turnover. New Orleans Saints backup strong safety Jonathan Abram who may be filling in for Marcus Maye if he's still inactive forced a fumble. New Orleans Saints 4-3 middle linebacker Demario Davis recovered the fumble.


Blake Grupe was the only player to score in the third quarter. New Orleans led 20-0.


Baker Mayfield threw a eighteen yard first down to Mike Evans which was the longest play of Tampa Bay's final drive. Bryan Bresse sacked Baker Mayfield for a loss of ten on second and three following a seven yard pass from Baker Mayfield to Rachaad White. Baker Mayfield couldn't get out of the third and thirteen jam Bryan Bresse put Tampa Bay in, but in Tampa Bay's defense this was Tampa Bay's first drive on seven drives without a three and out or a turnover. New Orleans led 20-0 after three quarters of play.


Jonathan Abram intercepted Baker Mayfield after recovering a fumble . Tampa Bay Buccaneers have posted 8 offensive drives, 4 three and outs, 3 turnovers, and 1 promising drive that ended due to Bryan Bresse sacking Baker Mayfield on second down following a first down.


New Orleans went three and out ahead 20-0 in the fourth quarter. Instead of bleeding clock on all three plays and trusting this defense, New Orleans opted to call two passing plays an one running play. Derek Carr decided to take it slow and obey the speed limit rather than handing the ball off to kill more time. New Orleans ended this game calling 35 running plays and 34 passing plays doing a good job of balancing things for the most part with Kamara and Williams combining for 29 of those 35 touches. The thing is, New Orleans could have bled another one minute and forty seven seconds by running the clock down to one second on all three plays up by twenty rather than bleeding a meager twenty nine seconds off of the clock in the fourth quarter ahead by 20 pitching a shutout against Baker Mayfield in Tampa Bay.


Tampa Bay put together a 8 play 91 yard drive from their own 9 yard line that lasted two minutes an forty seconds. Thank god Tampa Bay attempted to make this game somewhat competitive once New Orleans got complacent on one offensive drive in the entire fourth quarer. There were three signature plays on Tampa Bay's most successful drive against New Orleans. The longest play of the drive was the opening play where Baker Mayfield threw a thirty five yard connection to Mike Evans. Baker Mayfield also threw a sixteen yard fourth down conversion to Chris Godwin on fourth adn six. Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Baker Mayfield threw a 22 yard touchdown pass to Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Trey Palmer. New Orleans led 20-7.


New Orleans got a field goal on their next drive thanks to Blake Grupe. New Orleans led 23-7.


Baker Mayfield fired a fifty four yard completion to Trey Palmer. Trey Palmer dropped the ball and left the football stranded like a item in a Where's Waldo book. New Orleans Saints dime cornerback Isaac Yiadom, a former nickel cornerback on the Denver Broncos Super Bowl 50 team whose filling in at nickel with Marshon Lattimore recovered the fumble. Tampa Bay had four three and outs, four turnovers, one drive where Tampa Bay avoided both a three and out and a turnover without scoring, and Tampa Bay's lone touchdown drive. That's not acceptable in terms of overall performance for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.


Tampa Bay forced a three and out before New Orleans punted the football with two minutes and four seconds left in the game. Tampa Bay put together a 2 play 54 yard drive from the 46 yard line that lasted fifteen seconds. Baker Mayfield threw a 47 yard touchdown to Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receier Chris Godwin. Tampa Bay got a two point conversion, but offsetting penalties by Chris Godwin for an illegal touch pass and a roughing the passer penalty forced Tampa Bay to replay a two point conversion Godwin caught. Tampa Bay's second two point attempt was no good. New Orleans won 23-13.


New Orleans outcoached Tampa Bay here for the most part in a game where Tampa Bay was expected to go for the juggular claiming the NFC South for a third year in a row. Credit to Dennis Allen for executing a game plan that worked. The coaching by head coach Vance Joseph was sloppy, but not bad enough to warrant firing him. Dave Canales had his worst game as an offensive coordinator, but he didn't perform poorly enough to take himself out of the running to be a NFL Head Coach if Tampa Bay makes the playoffs. Press Taylor beat Carolina 26-0 with a backup quarterback despite having a stingy defense. Baker Mayfield is better than Beathard. If Tampa Bay can score 28 on Carolina and win in week 18, Canales should remain in the head coach conversation.


New Orleans Saints center Erik McCoy is my player of the game. Erik McCoy kept Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3-4 nose tackle Vita Vea from getting any sacks. By neutralizing Vea, that created more opportunities for New Orleans to gain scrimmage yards by winning in the trenches.




San Francisco 49ers 12-4-0
Versus
Washington Commanders 4-12-0


Game Recap: WASHINGTON-Chase Young was drafted second overall in the 2020 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins. He got traded to the San Francisco 49ers at the 2023 NFL Trade Deadline.


Christian McCaffrey ran for a gain of nine. Christian McCaffrey ran for a gain of two to convert the first round. Christian McCaffrey set up a second and eight. Brock Purdy threw a five yard completion to Brandon Aiyuk. Brock Purdy scrambled for a first down on third and three. Brock Purdy threw a six yard completion to George Kittle. Christian McCaffrey ran for a gain of thirteen. Washington Commanders cornerback Tariq Castro-Fields, who was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in 2022 gets called with a defensive holding penalty which negates Brock Purdy's first incompletion. Brock Purdy threw a ten yard completion to Christian McCaffrey. Christian McCaffrey ran for a gain of four. Brock Purdy threw a screen pass to Christian McCaffrey, but he lost five yards. Brock Purdy began this game 4/4 with 26 passing yards, no interceptions or incompletions starting off good. Brock Purdy finally threw his first incompletion on third down. San Francisco 49ers kicker Jake Moody made a field goal. San Francisco led 3-0.


Sam Howell threw a seven yard completion. Sam Howell began this game 1/1 with 7 passing yards, no interceptions or incompletions. Sam Howell threw a incomplete pass. Washington went three and out.


San Francisco put together a 9 play 63 yard drive from their own 37 yard line that lasted five minutes and thirty eight seconds. Brock Purdy threw a seventeen yard completion to Brandon Aiyuk followed by a sixteen yard completion to Deebo Samuel. San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy threw a 2 yard touchdown pass to San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel. San Francisco led 10-0 after one quarter of play.


Washington Commanders kicker Joey Slye made a 47 yard field goal. San Francisco led 10-3.


Washingotn made a defensive stop with Brock Purdy's twelve yard completion to Christian McCaffrey being the only first down of the drive. Washington Commanders quarterback Sam Howell threw a touchdown pass to Washington Commanders wide receiver Terry McLaurin. This game was tied 10-10.


San Francisco put together a 10 play 71 yard drive from their own 25 yard line that lasted four minutes and fourteen seconds. Jake Moody kicked the field goal and took the points. San Francisco led 13-10 at halftime.


San Francisco 49ers running back Elijah Mitchell got a rushing touchdown and that was the only touchdown of the third quarter. San Francisco led 20-10 after three quarters of play.


San Francisco 49ers field corrnerbback Charvarius Ward intercepted Sam Howell. Brock Purdy threw a touchdown pass to San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk. San Francisco won 27-10.


San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk was my player of the game. Brandon Aiyuk had 7 receptions on 8 targets, 114 receiving yards, and 1 receiving touchdown.





Pittsburgh Steelers 9-7-0
Versus
Seattle Seahawks 8-8-0


Game Recap: SEATTLE-Pittsburgh opted to start Mason Rudolph over Kenny Pickett. Both teams needed this win to remain alive in the playoffs with two games left in the regular season.


Pittsburgh put together a 8 play 34 yard drive from their own 25 yard line that lasted three minutes and thirty five seconds. Najee Harris ran for a gain of four. Najee Harris ran for a gain of one on second and six. Mason Rudolph threw a thirteen yard pass to Diontae Johnson. Jaylen Warren ran a eleven yards. Mason Rudolph threw a five yard pass to George Pickens. Mason Rudolph began this game 2/2 with 18 passing yards, no interceptions, and no incompletions to start this game. Mason Rudolph threw three consecutive incompletions.


Geno Smith threw a incompletion on Seattle's first play. Seatlte went three and out.


Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jaylen Warren got a rushing touchdown. Pittsburgh led 7-0 after one quarter of play.


Seattle put together a 7 play 75 yard drive from their own 25 yard line that lasted two minutes and fifty seven seconds. Seattle Seahawks running back Kenneth Walker III had a 12 yard rushing touchdown. This game was tied 7-7.


Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Chris Boswell made a 39 yard field goal. Pittsburgh led 10-7.


Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith threw a touchdown pass to Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba. Seattle led 14-10.


Pittsburgh put together a 9 play 75 yard drive from their own 25 yard line that lasted three minutes and twenty four seconds. Pittsburgh Steelers running back Najee Harris had a 9 yard rushing touchdown. Pittsburgh led 17-14.


Seattle went three and out on their final drive. Seattle Seahawks right tackle Abraham Lucas got injured again for the second time this season as Abraham Lucas got injured against Detroit in week 2 and Seattle got Lucas back against Dallas and he stayed healthy for four and a half games before getting injured. Stone Forsyth came back into the game. Pittsburgh led 17-14 at halftime.


Seattle got the ball to start the second half. Seattle Seahawks center Evan Brown left the game injured. Olusegun Oluwaitimi last years Rimington Award Winning center from Michigan started the second half. Seattle Seahawks kicker Jason Meyers made a 43 yard field goal. This game was tied 17-17.


Najee Harris had a 4 yard rushing touchdown. Pittsburgh led 24-17 after three quarters of play.


Jason Meyers made another field goal. Pittsburgh led 24-20.


Chris Boswell made a field goal. Pittsburgh led 27-20.


Pittsburgh Steelers backup 3-4 right outside linebacker Nick Herbig strip sacked Geno Smith and recovered his fumble. Chris Boswell got a field goal. Pittsburgh led 30-20.


Jason Meyers made a field goal. Pittsburgh won 30-23.


Pittsburgh Steelers running back Najee Harris had 27 carries, 122 rushing yards, and 2 rushing touchdowns.




Los Angeles Chargers 5-11-0
Versus
Denver Broncos 8-8-0


Game Recap: DENVER-Easton Stick is heading to Denver after coming in for an injured Justin Herbert against the Denver Broncos. Denver Broncos head coach Sean Payton also benched Russell Wilson for Jarrett Stidham.


Los Angeles went three and out. Austin Ekeler had a five yard gain on first and ten. Austin Ekeler ran for a gain of three on second and five to make it third and two. Easton Stick threw a incompletion on third down.


Javonte Williams ran for a gain of five. Javonte Williams ran for a gain of four. Jarrett Stidham threw a five yard completion. Jarrett Stidham began the game 1/1 with 5 passing yards, no interceptions, or incompletions. Jarrett Stidham threw incompletions before Denver punted it away.


Los Angeles punted it away after going three and out. Denver Broncos kicker Will Lutz madea 32 yard field goal. Denver led 3-0 after one quarter of play.


Los Angeles Chargers kicker Cameron Dicker made a 35 yard field goal. This game was tied 3-3.


Dener put together a 6 play 75 yard drive from their own 25 yard line that lasted three minutes and six seconds. Denver Broncos quarterback Jarrett Stidham threw a 54 yard touchdown pass to Lil'Jordan Humpbhrey. Denver led 10-3.


Will Lutz made another field goal before halftime. Denver led 13-3 at halftime.


Cameron Dicker got the only points of the third quarter with his second field goal. Denver led 13-6 after three quarers of play.


Will Lutz made a 20 yard field goal. Denver led 16-6.


Cameron Dicker missed a field goal. Los Angeles did make a field goal. Denver won 16-9.


Denver Broncos left guard Ben Powers was my player of the game. Ben Powers kept the Los Angeles Chargers from touching Jarrett Stidham. Ben Powers also helped Denver's backfield get 33 carries and 101 rushing yard.s




Cincinnati Bengals 8-8-0
Versus
Kansas City Chiefs 10-6-0


Game Recap: KANSAS CITY-Jake Browning started for Joe Burrow. Ja'Marr Chase called free safety Bryan Cook just a guy on injured reserve earlier this week. The thing is, Bryan Cook was injured, but never placed on injured reserve. Kansas City got their free safety Bryan Cook back from injured reserve meaning that the Kansas City Chiefs defense is fully healthy for the first time since Kansas City hosted the Denver Broncos back in week 6.


Cincinnati put together a 15 play 64 yard drive from their own 25 yard line that lasted eight minutes and thirty nine seconds. Cincinnati Bengals kicker Evan McPherson made a 34 yard field goal. Cincinnati led 3-0.


Kansas City put together a 7 play 75 yard drive from their own 25 yard that lasted three minutes and twenty five seconds. Isiah Pacheco ran for a gain of nine. Patrick Mahomes threw a three yard completion to Noah Gray. Patrick Mahomes threw a eighteen yard completion to Rashee Rice. Isiah Pacheco ran for a gain of thirty five. Cincinnati Bengals nickel cornerback Mike Hilton sacked Patrick Mahomes. Isiah Pacheco ran for a gain of two. Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes threw a 8 yard completion to Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Isiah Pacheco. Patrick Mahomes began this game 3/3 with 29 passing yards, 1 passing touchdown, no interceptions or incompletions in the first quarter. Kansas City led 7-3 after one quarter of play.


Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Jake Browning threw a touchdown pass to Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon. Cincinnati led 10-7.


Patrick Mahomes threw a three yard completion to Marquez Valdes-Scantling. Patrick Mahomes irmpvoed to 4/4 with 32 passing yards, 1 passing touchdown, no interceptions or incompletions. Patrick Mahomes finally threw his first incompletion. Cincinnati Bengals 4-3 right end Trey Hendrickson sacked Patrick Mahomes. Cincinnati Bengals 4-3 left end Sam Hubbard recovered the fumble.


Jake Browning got a rushing touchdown. Cincinnati led 17-7.


Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker made a 54 yard field goal. Cincinnati led 17-10.


Cincinnati went three and out. Harrison Butker made a field goal before halftime. Cincinnati led 17-13 at halftime.


Kansas City went three and out to start the third quarter. Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Joshua Williams had a defensive pass interference penalty. Cincinnati went for it on fourth and one only to be stopped after burning five minutes and fifty six seconds of clock on their opening drive in the third quarter.


Harrison Butker made a 27 yard field goal. Cincinnati led 17-16 after three quarters of play.


Cincinnati Bengals 4-3 middle linebacker Logan Wilson and nickel cornerback Mike Hilton gang tackled Isiah Pacheco for a loss of two on third and three on the very first play of the fourth quarter. Harrison Butker made a 24 yard field goal. Kansas City led 19-17.


Cincinnati went three and out. Kansas City put together a 13 play 39 yard drive from their own 31 yard line that lasted six minutes and forty nine seconds. Harrison Butker made another field goal. Kansas City led 22-17.


Kansas City Chiefs 4-3 right end Charles Omenihu and Kansas City Chiefs 4-3 left end George Karlaftis gang sacked Jake Browning on third down. Harrison Butker made his third field goal of the fourth quarter on Kansas City's next drive. Kansas City led 25-17.


Kansas City's defense sacked Jake Browning three more times on Cincinnati's final drive before Cincinnati had a turnover on downs. Jake Browning also got called with a intentional grounding call earlier in the fourth quarter. Kansas City won 25-17.


Kansas City Chiefs running back Isiah Pacheco was my player of the game. Isiah Pacheco had 18 carries, 130 rushing yards, 7 receptions on 7 targets, 35 receiving yards, 25 touches, 165 total yards, and 1 receiving touchdown.




Green Bay Packers 8-8-0
Versus
Minnesota Vikings 7-9-0


Game Recap: MINNESOTA-Green Bay headed to Minnesota. Green Bay Packers field cornerback Jaire Alexander and Green Bay Packers boundary cornerback Eric Stokes were both inactive. Minnesota Vikings right tackle Brian O'Neill returned from his injury.


Green Bay went three and out on their opening drive. Minnesota also went three and out.


Green Bay Packers kicker Anders Carlson made a 34 yard field goal. Green Bay led 3-0.


Green Bay Packers cornerback Corey Ballentine intercepted Jaren Hall. Green Bay put together a 2 play 33 yard drive at the Minnesota Vikings 33 yard line following the interception. Green Bay Packers quarterback Jordan Love threw a 33 yard touchdown pass to Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jayden Reed. Green Bay led 10-0 after one quarter of play.


Minnesota Vikings kicker Greg Joseph made a 54 yard field goal. Green Bay led 10-3.


Jordan Love got a rushing touchdown. Green Bay led 17-3.


Green Bay Packers 3-4 right outside linebacker Preston Smith strip sacked Jaren Hall. Green Bay Packers backup 3-4 left end Karl Brooks recovered the fumble. Karl Brooks the rookie out of Bowling Green in the 2023 NFL Draft had his first career fumble recovery.


Green Bay put together a 3 play 37 yard drive from the Minnesota Vikings 37 yard line that lasted eighteen seconds. Jordan Love fired a 25 yard touchdown pass to Jayden Reed on third down to get a third down conversion. Green Bay missed the extra point. Green Bay led 23-3 at halftime.


Both teams put together 10 play drives in the third quarter. This allowed for a fairly quick third quarter in a fairly big blowout.


Minnesota put together a 10 play 58 yard drive from their own 43 yard line that lasted six minutes and eleven seconds. Minnesota replaced Jaren Hall with Nick Mullens. Nick Mullens threw an incomplete pass on fourth down.


Green Bay put together a 13 play 90 yard drive from their own 10 yard line that lasted eight full minutes. Green Bay began the drive with eight minutes and forty nine seconds in the third quarter. Jordan Love threw a 9 yard touchdown pass to Green Bay Packers wide receiver Bo Melton. Green Bay led 30-3 after three quarters of play.


Green Bay fumbled a punt return in the fourth quarter. Minnesota Vikings quarterback Nick Mullens threw a touchdown pass to Minnesota Vikings tight end Johnny Mundt. Green Bay led 30-10.


Anders Carlson made a field goal. Green Bay won 33-10.


Green Bay Packers quarterback Jordan Love gets an honorable mention. Jordan Love went 24/33 with 256 passing yards 2 rushing yards, 3 passing touchdowns, 1 rushing touchdown, 4 total touchdowns, and no interceptions. Jordan Love probably would have eclipsed 300 passing yards and won player of the game if Green Bay Packers head coach Matt Lafleur didn't take him out of the game.


Green Bay Packers wide receiver Bo Melton gets an honorable mention. Bo Melton had 6 receptions on 9 targets, led Green Bay with 105 receiving yards, and had 1 receiving touchdown.


Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jayden Reed gets an honorable mention. Jayden Reed had 5 receptions on 8 targets, 89 receiving yards, and led Green Bay with 2 receiving touchdowns.


Green Bay Packers 3-4 right outside linebacker Preston Smith gets an honorable mention. Preston Smith had 1 solo tackle, 0 assisted tackles, 1 total tackle, 1 sack, and 1 forced fumble on the play where rookie Karl Brooks got his first career fumble recovery.


Green Bay Packers cornerback Keisean Nixon ges an honorable mention. Keisean Nixon had 7 solo tackles, 4 assisted tackles, 11 total tackles, 1 deflection from a pass breakup, and a 0.5 sack.


Green Bay Packers cornerback Corey Ballentine gets an honorable mention. Corey Ballentine had 4 solo tackles, 1 assisted tackle, 5 total tackles, 3 deflections from pass breakups, and 1 interception.


Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones was my player of the game. Aaron Jones had 20 carries, 120 rushing yards, 1 reception on 1 target, 10 receiving yards, 21 touches, and 130 total yards.








Click the links for access to your favorite NFL Teams.



AFC



AFC North


Baltimore Ravens
Cincinnati Bengals
Cleveland Browns
Pittsburgh Steelers

AFC South


Houston Texans
Indianapolis Colts
Jacksonville Jaguars
Tennessee Titans

AFC East


Buffalo Bills
Miami Dolphins
New England Patriots
New York Jets

AFC West


Denver Broncos
Kansas City Chiefs
Las Vegas Raiders
Los Angeles Chargers




NFC



NFC North


Chicago Bears
Detroit Lions
Green Bay Packers
Minnesota Vikings

NFC South


Atlanta Falcons
Carolina Panthers
New Orleans Saints
Tampa Bay Buccaneers

NFC East


Dallas Cowboys
New York Giants
Philadelphia Eagles
Washington Commanders

NFC West


Arizona Cardinals
Los Angeles Rams
San Francisco 49ers
Seattle Seahawks

Other Content On NFL Utopia


2024 NFL Mock Draft
2023 NFL Mock Draft
2022 NFL Mock Draft
2021 NFL Mock Draft
2020 NFL Mock Draft
2019 NFL Mock Draft
2018 NFL Mock Draft
2017 NFL Mock Draft
2016 NFL Mock Draft
2015 NFL Mock Draft
Fantasy Football
NFL Power Rankings


NFL Weekly Predictions Link


NFL Predictions Week 1
NFL Predictions Week 2
NFL Predictions Week 3
NFL Predictions Week 4
NFL Predictions Week 5
NFL Predictions Week 6
NFL Predictions Week 7
NFL Predictions Week 8
NFL Predictions Week 9
NFL Predictions Week 10
NFL Predictions Week 11
NFL Predictions Week 12
NFL Predictions Week 13
NFL Predictions Week 14
NFL Predictions Week 15
NFL Predictions Week 16
NFL Predictions Week 17
NFL Predictions Week 18
NFL Wild Card Predictions
NFL Divisional Round Predictions
NFL Conference Championship Predictions
Super Bowl Predictions

NFL Weekly Game Recaps Link


NFL Week 1 Game Recaps
NFL Week 2 Game Recaps
NFL Week 3 Game Recaps
NFL Week 4 Game Recaps
NFL Week 5 Game Recaps
NFL Week 6 Game Recaps
NFL Week 7 Game Recaps
NFL Week 8 Game Recaps
NFL Week 9 Game Recaps
NFL Week 10 Game Recaps
NFL Week 11 Game Recaps
NFL Week 12 Game Recaps
NFL Week 13 Game Recaps
NFL Week 14 Game Recaps
NFL Week 15 Game Recaps
NFL Week 16 Game Recaps
NFL Week 17 Game Recaps
NFL Week 18 Game Recaps
NFL Wild Card Game Recaps
NFL Divisional Round Game Recaps
NFL Conference Championship Game Recaps
Super Bowl Game Recap

NFL Draft Process


Bowl Game Recaps
Recap Of The BCS Playoffs
Underclassmen Tracker
Senior Bowl Invite List
Senior Bowl Day 1 Recaps
Senior Bowl Day 2 Recaps
Senior Bowl Day 3 Recaps
Senior Bowl Day 4 Recaps
Senior Bowl Day 5 Recaps
Senior Bowl Game Recap
NFL Combine Day 1 Recap
NFL Combine Day 2 Recap
NFL Combine Day 3 Recap
NFL Combine Day 4 Recap
NFL Pro Day Recaps


NFL Draft Positional Rankings


Quarterback Rankings
Running Back Rankings
Wide Receiver Rankings
Tight End Rankings
Offensive Tackle Rankings
Guard Rankings
Center Rankings
Defensive End Rankings
Defensive Tackle Rankings
Outside Linebacker Rankings
Middle Linebacker Rankings
Cornerback Rankings
Safety Rankings
Kicker Rankings
Punter Rankings






Comment Box is loading comments...