This might've been my favorite week of the season so far.
Since we got two shitty games out of the way on Thanksgiving, we got to see quality football across the board. We had practice squad receivers playing QB, dominating performances from the league's best, and bone-headed calls from bad coaches. What more can you ask for?
BRONCOS PLAY WITH NO QB
This was one of the funniest things I've ever seen happen on a football field. For those who don't know what happened, Jeff Driskel, the backup QB for the Broncos, tested positive for COVID. All the QBs in the room were deemed "close contact" and apparently none of them were wearing masks inside the facility. The NFL then forced the four QBs to be inactive against the Saints, instead of postponing the game.
As expected, the Saints rolled over the Broncos. Kendall Hinton, a practice squad receiver and former Wake Forest QB, got the start. The Broncos tried to get as creative as they could. At the end of the day, you're not going to beat one of the best teams in the NFL with a receiver playing QB.
Watching this game, I couldn't stop but think about this tweet that went viral over the weekend.
Some people said they could connect on a few screens or touch passes, but the answer is zero. If Hinton was only able to complete one pass, how the hell do you think you can complete any? Yes, I understand you were honorable mention at QB your senior year, but that was 30 pounds ago.
BEARS GET DOMINATED, NAGY'S SEAT IS SCORCHING HOT
The fact this team was able to win five games is crazy.
I understand they have a good defense, but at some point they need to get it going on offense. Matt Nagy's seat is scorching right now. He's doing everything he can to keep his job.
Uhhhh Matthew, maybe take a look at yourself? You're one of the worst play-callers in the NFL, refusing to give up play-calling duties.
To be fair, they don't have the best offensive line or QBs, but I certainly think they have enough to be somewhat competent. Especially with a defense that gives you a chance to win.
You know Nagy's done when he's willing to blame others even though he's the biggest culprit for the Bears' struggles. I expect big changes coming soon in Chicago, which should be a breath of fresh air for Bears fans.
DERRICK HENRY AND TYREEK HILL'S RIDICULOUS FIRST HALF
It must be fun to completely dominate a game.
What Derrick Henry and Tyreek Hill did on Sunday should be illegal. No one should be that good at their job.
I genuinely feel bad for players that have to tackle Henry in the open field or man up against Hill. It's an impossible situation.
I don't have much else to say because what else can I say? Just wanted to highlight the greatness we are witnessing.
TWO TOUCHDOWNS IN 30 SECONDS
Can we give Jeremy Chinn the Defensive Rookie of the Year after he did this?
We just talked about dominating performances, but does it get any more dominant than scoring two defensive touchdowns in back-to-back plays?
Although Kirk Cousins led the Vikings to a win, it never disappoints when he screws up. I think Cousins gets too much hate on the internet, but something about him looking sad after a bad play is always funny.
Chinn has been a baller all year and does deserve Rookie of the Year consideration. I know everyone's been raving about Chase Young and Antoine Winfield Jr., but he's been as good if not better than both in my opinion. Also, I think Chinn is a great football name.
CHARGERS CLOCK MANAGEMENT
Anthony Lynn has to know he's going to get fired, right?
Warren Sharp explains this perfectly. WHAT IS THIS CLOCK MANAGEMENT!!!???
How do you call a run when you're down 10 with no timeouts left!!? I'm 100% sure my mother could've managed the clock better. There's no explanation other than Lynn knowing he's done.
On the plus-side for the Chargers, at least Justin Herbert is good. Imagine going through this shit with a bad young QB. If Lynn gets fired, the Chargers are probably the best job. There's light at the end of the tunnel.
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