In week 11 we had the NFCpocalypse. Five games featured the NFC’s best teams either facing off against each other or taking on a tough AFC opponent. The results mattered greatly as this was the week where Green Bay effectively passed Detroit in the North, Carolina bowed out of the NFC South race and Seattle tried to play its way out of NFC West consideration.
So I spent my Thanksgiving in Cabo, and even though I didn’t leave for that trip until Thanksgiving morning, my brain was in already-on-vacation mode all of last week. It had to be.
This image will haunt my dreams for years to come........
After the Steelers and Browns went down in defeat, this was a perfect opportunity for the Ravens to reestablish themselves as a legit AFC North contender. Unfortunately Philip Rivers and the Chargers had other plans, scoring a game-winning touchdown in the final minute to secure a 34-33 victory in front of 71,060 at M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday.
“Why didn’t we draft a tackle?”
If it feels like this NFL season is missing something critical compared to last season, it’s because it is.
We interrupt your regularly scheduled week 11 recap to bring your attention to a group of people who have been harshly oppressed for the past 14 years.
Some weeks need no fancy introduction. The promise of what’s to come is so good that a writer simply has to go through the games and then get out of the way. No need for a lengthy monologue about the state of quarterbacks or which conference is more dominant.
The NFL may be facing a significant problem within a few years. No, it has nothing to do with player safety and concussions. And it doesn’t involve the moral dilemma of its fans supporting a league that tries to brush its employees’ crimes under the rug.