Here's what we learned from Sunday week 15 slate of game: Indianapolis Colts 23, Dallas Cowboys 0 1. Monitoring a steadily improved defense that has been matched for three consecutive weeks, Colts coordinator Matt Eberflus should begin to take serious consideration for the NFL Assistant Coach of the Year honors. Calling Shots against former mentor Rod Marinelli, Eberflus wrote Cowboy's first shutdown since Bill Parcell's Run 2003 show. Darius Leonard was the deciding winner in his Defensive Rookie of the Year Conflict with Dallas "Leighton Vander Esch, racking up 11 tackles for to go with a couple of good time shifts in the coverage. The ruling AFC defensive player of the week Denico Autry was white hot, blocking a field goal, forcing a key-holding penalty and putting his sixth bag in the last three matches. Indianapolis's "no-name secondary" also deserves credit, with the corner-back trio of Pierre Desir, Kenny Moore and Quincy Wilson, which eliminates wide recipients for the fifth straight week. 2nd All Cowboy's losses this season have received mobile quarterbacks, and this game was no exception. Andrew Luck danced out of trouble in his pocket and extended playing with his scrambling ability in an uptempo attack held by Vander Esch & Co. of balance. Marlon Mack was the star of the show, gashing Dallas's third-ranked defense for 1 49 meters and a pair of touchdowns on the 28th hand. Mack is the first Indianapolis to run back with three 100-foot rushing appearances in the same season since Joseph…
Here’s what we learned from Sunday week 15 slate of game:
1. Monitoring a steadily improved defense that has been matched for three consecutive weeks, Colts coordinator Matt Eberflus should begin to take serious consideration for the NFL Assistant Coach of the Year honors. Calling Shots against former mentor Rod Marinelli, Eberflus wrote Cowboy’s first shutdown since Bill Parcell’s Run 2003 show. Darius Leonard was the deciding winner in his Defensive Rookie of the Year Conflict with Dallas “Leighton Vander Esch, racking up 11 tackles for to go with a couple of good time shifts in the coverage. The ruling AFC defensive player of the week Denico Autry was white hot, blocking a field goal, forcing a key-holding penalty and putting his sixth bag in the last three matches. Indianapolis’s “no-name secondary” also deserves credit, with the corner-back trio of Pierre Desir, Kenny Moore and Quincy Wilson, which eliminates wide recipients for the fifth straight week.
2nd All Cowboy’s losses this season have received mobile quarterbacks, and this game was no exception. Andrew Luck danced out of trouble in his pocket and extended playing with his scrambling ability in an uptempo attack held by Vander Esch & Co. of balance. Marlon Mack was the star of the show, gashing Dallas’s third-ranked defense for 1
49 meters and a pair of touchdowns on the 28th hand. Mack is the first Indianapolis to run back with three 100-foot rushing appearances in the same season since Joseph Addai 2007. Kredita en physical Colts offensive line, which increased its level of play with starring Ryan Kelly back for the first time in a month. The Titans also won a shutout on Sunday, meaning that the match in Indianapolis-Tennessee in the season finals has a chance to bend to Sunday Night Football with AFC’s 6th seed potentially on the line.
3. Cowboys dominated possession time before they ended up 17-0 early in the third quarter. Ezekiel Elliotts chain watch attack struck out units of 10, 15 and 14 plays to start the game, with nothing to show for the effort. Brett Mahers field goal was blocked on opening operation. Fullback Jamize Olawale botched e a single touchdown capture on the second series, giving Margus Hunt a chance to stop Elliott in backfield fourth. Tyquan Lewis, one of four other round rookies for Colts, resigned Dak Prescott to finish the third crew, driving Dallas out of field-target territory. An offensive line that already plays without All-Pro left-wing, Zack Martin (knee), lost start-up Xavier Su & a-Filo for an eye injury during the first quarter. The cowboys remain heavy favorites to capture the NFC East title, but continue to have problems with finishing drivers until the offensive line coincides.
– Chris Wesseling
1. From the basement to the penthouse. Bears made the NFC’s Northern Division title for the first time since 2010 by silencing Aaron Rodgers and Division-rival Packers at Soldier Field. For 14 of the last 15 years, at least one team has finished primarily in its division season after finishing last or last for the last place. Chicago finished last in the division each of the last four seasons. These are not the Bears. Matt Nagy’s team hit Packers at Soldier Field first since 2010 season. It did not come easy. A dubious Chicago False Point was filled to help Packers erase an 11-point half-time lead. With reminders of their week 1 collapse to Rodgers floating in the Windy City air, Bears did not want this time. Mitchell Trubisky, who worked well all day and played downfield, helped lead two-quarter scoring units, as Bears joined the division crown. One of the most balanced teams in NFL, Chicago will be a tough one in January.
2nd Aaron Rodger’s NFL record trim of 402 attempts to pass without interception struck late in the fourth quarter. Bear safety Eddie Jackson swept a tipped pass in the final zone as Packers threatened to cut into a double-digit lead. It is fitting that Rodger’s string ended on the day Green Bay’s season was clumsy. There will be no R-E-L-A-X, magic drive this time. With Aaron Jones leaving early with a knee injury, the Packers Ground game made a bit, which forced Rodgers to throw into the teeth of one of the best defenses in the NFL. The signal propeller, who seemed tweak his leg on a Hail Mary attempt at the end of the first half, was off target most of the day, completing only 59.5 percent of 42 attempts at 274 meters and no touchdowns. Rodgers could not find the range deep at all, missing several open wideouts that could have changed the competition in the competition. Officially eliminated from the late season, Green Bay can now watch the rest of the offseason changes coming.
3rd Credit Vic Fangio defense with discombobulating Rodgers. Bears gobbled up five bags, taking advantage of a damaged Green Bay offensive line. Khalil Mack continued his dominant way of compiling 2.5 sacks – including half of one he earned with his back (seriously) – two tackles for loss and three QB hits. Leonard Floyd, who has become a perfect complement to Mack, also generated two bags. Rookie linebacker Roquan Smith was all over the field, snatching 10 tackles. Kyle Fuller choked Davante Adams a lot of the game, earning two PBUs. And Jackson had the chance to go with two pass-breakups. At each level, the bearers were dominated by Packers. The defense travels in the playoff, even in today’s high-flying NFL, and Bears boasts one that will make sound when the tournament starts.
– Kevin Patra
1. What does a Kevin Stefanski crime look like? The sampling size is limited, but Minnesota’s newly salcomed callers gave coach Mike Zimmer what he requested immediately because the backfield pairing of Dalvin Cook and Latavius Murray rotated moved on a super-sharp opening drive with a 13-yard-strike strike from Kirk Cousins to Stefon Diggs. It doubled as an effective pitcher like the running Vikings in Miami for 220 rushing yards while Cook stacked 88 total laps in the first quarter alone on the way to a brilliant 20-touch 163-yard two-point afternoon in a must- win business for the vikings. A killer mistake of cousins - we come to that below – helped the Dolphins chip onto the 21-0 Minnesota leadership, but the Vikings worked through their questions to Miami’s steamroll for 418 total laps in a must-win deal.
2nd The glow of the “Miami Miracle” failed to follow “Fins to Minnesota as this AFC jumping looked completely out of the gate before losing Frank Gore into an injury. Miami at one stage had 15 total to Minnesota 15 first downs but the game moved when rookie safety Minkah Fitzpatrick took a cousin to choose 50 meters for one point. The first year runner Kalen Ballage spun jump and masked the loss of Gore with a fantastic 75-yard scoring gallop to open the third quarter, but too many devices went nowhere when Ryan Tannehill was thrown about like Raggedy Ann for an outrageous nine sacks against a dazed-and-confused Miami line. Sharp 2-of-12 on the third down with only 193 total laps and no passengers topped 30 meters through the air, Sunday was another reminder these dolphins are not just the same team on the road.
3. The winner leaves the folds (7-6-1) locked as the sixth seed of the NFC with a road in Detroit before closing the year home against Bears. The loss of Miami (7-7) leaves this hot and cold operation back in a corner with a home team next week against Jacksonville before a roadfinal with the bills.
– Marc Sessler
1. Josh Allen struck a striker Robert Foster for a 42-yard touchdown that gave Buffalo Bills a 14-13 lead early in the 4th quarter and the bills would last late to earn their fifth win of the season. In view of Buffalo’s expectations for the season, Sean McDermott should motivate some of this year’s coach to take into account his job this year. It’s not always beautiful with Josh Allen, but the stupid curiosity makes progress every week. With the lions focusing on not allowing Allen to scramble this week (16 meters on nine berries with a three-farm TD scamper), the 7th overall choice had to move the ball with the arm. Allen’s accuracy is still a problem, especially deeply. The bills could have blown the game open early, if the rookie was a bit more accurate on any deep shot. But his willingness to fling it deeply is refreshing, and he showed his gunarm shooting the ball in a few nice windows. His number was pedestrian – 13/26, 204 meters, TD – but Allen continues to show growth through his progress and raising the gambling of his gag 2 and 3 recipients. The recent developments in Allen have been encouraging, and he will give Bill’s fans something to see in the last two weeks on the way to the offseason.
2nd It was all Kenny Golladay in the first half. The rising receiver made a wave of strong prisoners down the field. Lions bredout posterized Bills DBs in the first two quarters, earning four catches for a career-high 115 meters, the most of a Lions recipient in the first half since Calvin Johnson recorded 131 meters in 2014 compared to the giants. Golladay finished with seven catches for 146 meters. When Buffalo silenced wideout in the second half, Lions went offensive in thought. Matthew Stafford and the Lion earned 117 yards in the last two quarters of six possessions, including three three-and-outs and a missed forward-looking goal of trying. The anemic second half was an appropriate way for Detroit to see his team eliminated from playoffs. Stafford and the crime have been struggling to move the ball consistently since trading Golden Tate and Kerryon Johnson suffered an injury. Lions will need to upgrade the skill next season and can look for a new offensive coordinator if Matt Patricia decides to replace Jim Bob Cooter.
3rd The bills earned the profit even though they drove with their fourth string that drove back a lot of the game. With LeSean McCoy and Chris Ivory inactive because of injury, Marcus Murphy got the start but left early with an injury. It left rookie Keith Ford as the only one running back active. At one point, Ford fell down with an injury injury, which gave a new meaning to a Zero RB strategy. Ford returned later after being picked up. The back situation underlines the need for Buffalo to buffer Allen with gambler over the offensive this offseason.
– Kevin Patra
1. Rain, wind and cold set the perfect conditions for Titans to introduce a physical will to the over-matched giants. Tennessee did it on both sides of the ball because Derrick Henry paced a penalty shootout of 170 meters and two touchdowns of 33 berries and the defense restricted the giants to 260 total network values of crime. Henrik’s game marked a second consecutive 150 meter long effort, and he got the Titans to hold an overwhelming 35: 52-24: 39 edge at the time of possession. Defensively, the Titans fainted a massacre without broad recipient Odell Beckham Jr. (quad), and limited rookie drove back Saquon Barkley to 31 meters rushing on 14 berries. The winner improved Titans to 8-6 in the season and kept Tennessee in the pursuit of two-match playoffs.
2nd Titan’s quarterback Marcus Mariota contributed to the physical character of the game early in the second quarter with a sinus-clearing block on Giants linebacker Alec Ogletree to run Henry down the left sideline. With regard to himself, Mariota launched his right shoulder exposed to level Ogletree. This is the kind of game from a quarterback that will always fight him to teammates.
3. The giants entered the week 15 mathematically alive for the off season, so it would be reasonable to expect a motivated effort. The uninspiring performance Sunday, however, eliminated the giants and captured everything that went wrong throughout the 2018 regular season. The giants were disciplined, a total of 10 sentences for 58 meters. Offensive failed quarterback Eli Manning and Co. not to create any consistency because the recipients lost passports and the device went 3 to 16 at third attempt. Manning also had two resumed sales (interception and fumble) in the third quarter to seal the fate of New York. Defensively, the giants could not stop Titan’s base game, which amounted to 216 meters on 44 berries. The loss lost the giants to 5-9 in the season and left them preparing for offseason holiday.
– Herbie Teope
1. A sloppy Sunday in Baltimore almost became Raven’s regret, but in the end it was what these new ravens have become – a running team – that drove them to victory. After Tampa Bay broke the pointless tie with a touchdown, it did not find the grass for the rest of the game thanks to a Baltimore defense that woke up and a Ravens crime that dominated the time of possession by riding the landslide. Gus Edwards rushed 19 times for 104 yards (which included a 26-yard run just before the two minute seal of the warning to seal the win) and a touchdown. Lamar Jackson ran 18 times for 95 yards, and often held the ball in Baltimore by shrinking past the line to win third place. It had to be frustrating for Tampa Bay, which had defensive stops in range many times and could not secure them.
It also spoke of the value of Jackson, who played in unfavorable wet conditions as he continued on his way to comforting the fitting game, but was the main reason Baltimore defeated Tampa Bay. His fitting touchdown was a shotgun to Chris Moore on a well-timed missile of jet sweep play and summed up the perfect day that Ravens won by being the old school grind-it-out AFC North team who has morphed in the past month – but with a modern feel.
2nd Baltimore deserves some credit for its resilience. Fresh of a heartbreaking loss to the bosses, the Ravens saw flat early and seemed to be the head of an upset defeat that would have seriously hindered their post-season efforts. They instead ran back, shaking from their slumber of Tampa Bay’s early points. Baltimore rode on the shoulders of Jackson, then invoking his naughty defense at important moments. Marlon Humphrey’s early interception and the defense’s two-game stonewall by Peyton Barber and a Winston attempt to Chris Godwin gave a huge turnover on falls that ended than Tampa Bay’s chances.
3rd There are not many positive results for Buccaneers from this game, but we can dig a couple out of the crime. Barber ran well (19 berries, 85 meters, one TD) against league # 4 rushing defense; Mike Evans broke 120 receiving laps in just four catches, thanks in part to a 64-yard reception; and Godwin is on this team, even though he did not have a catch Sunday. Unfortunately, the device’s inability to gather a lot of everything and fail to capitalize on the Ravens fumbles put Tampa Bay’s defense in a difficult place, urged to stop a productive Ravens rushing attack (242 meters in 49 tries) on a wet afternoon. This team will have another coach next season and return a healthy amount of promising talents. Here is hope they can do something about it.
– Nick Shook
1. Bengalsna finished their five-player losing skis, but lost yet another newbie in the process. Shortly after becoming the first Cincinnati wideout is not called A.J. Green to reach the 1000-yard market since Chad Johnson in 2009, Tyler Boyd broke out with knee injury. Boyd and second-year backback Joe Mixon (130 yards and a pair of touchdowns of 29 touches) have exerted the offensive, which emerged as the core player with Green and started quarterback Andy Dalton lost to injured reserve for the last month of a lost season. 19659004] 2. After falling to the last place in many important statistics entering December, Bengal’s defense has been strengthened in back-to-back weeks with head coach Marvin Lewis calling the games and veteran backs Vontaze Burfict laterally by a concussion. In addition to handling blocking missions in short-term crimes, rookie registered rusher Sam Hubbard two bags and a third hit on Derek Carr to lead an exciting defense. All Pro Geno Atkins hit three bags in total, giving his season a total of 10. In view of the brainwashing problems and his declining game level, Burfic’s roster site can only be in danger in 2019.
3. Playing without both starting guards Raiders shot in the foot with ongoing fumbling problems. Derek Carr lost his career high sixth of the season while scatback Jalen Richard released his second in three weeks. Recently pilfered from Baltimore’s training group, the narrow end Darren Waller was a bright spot for Oakland, rushing once for 21 meters and picking up a Carr pass for another 44 meters. Waller is the great granddaughter of the jazz legend Fats Waller.
– Chris Wesseling
1. Just from team striker Josh Johnson and a trio of field goals from Dustin Hopkins, including a 36-yard game winner without any time left, Redskins drove to a 16-13 triumph over the host Jaguar in a game held Washington’s narrow postseason hoping to live and earn as a display of offensive ineptitude. Okay, it’s Week 15, so it’s the time of year when quarterbacks like Johnson, starting for the first time since 2011, and Jacksonville Cody Kessler, finish a catastrophic season for the Jaguar while the very malignant Blake Bortles continues to ride pine to find in the field and in our living room. In the matchup of quarterbacks that you could never have predicted would have met in the season’s view, Johnson, who played for his fourth NFL team, did enough to make his team profit. Better than it was more than likely he made less mistakes and that’s why he celebrated the following Hopkins final field goals, dropped to the field and struck his hand on the grass in the celebration. Like all the statistics in this, Johnson was worse (be polite) when he finished 16 of 25 passes for 151 meters and the game’s only offensive touchdown (a 6-yard score to Jeremy Sprinkle at 5:52 to join the match to tie it to 13), while rushing for 49 meters in nine berries. Meanwhile, Kessler fought for throwing for only 57 meters and intercepting while shrinking for 68 meters but also giving up a fumble. In the end, it was the two sales from Kessler and none for Johnson who really told the story.
2nd In 60 minutes Sunday it was an exercise in the offensive necessity. When the team entered half-time with Jacksonville Leader, 10-3, after a 74-yards Dede Westbrook point return that was far away the game’s most exciting game, the team had combined for some simply terrible statistics. Unfortunate incompletions and sparse connections colored the day of Johnson, Washington’s fourth starting QB, and Kessler with the squads combining 153 total laps of crimes and eight first downs – season league for the league through the first half. Of course, some praise must go to the defense, but it was really an offensive offensive display.
3rd During a badly injured season, Redskins finally struck a four-point slash, most since 2014. But the jaguar’s concern continued in the 2018 finals in the match when they lost their second in line and ninth in the last 10 years. was more than likely Bortles last time appearing in a jags uniform in his home field and may well be Doug Marron’s final home match with Jacksonville because the team’s failure to get anything to go on offenses continued as it has been all year because it made 20 or less points for the 10th time and could not find the end zone on crimes.
– Grant Gordon
1. This long hamstrung Falcon’s offense finally woke up from his slumber to the scary lost cardinals. Atlanta (5-9) found a heartbeat in the backfield when Tevin Coleman (145 yards on the ground) ripped off a 65-yard gallop to set an early field goal before burying the Cardinals with a 43-yard scoring burst halfway through the third frame. Coleman also had a 44-yard touchdown romp called back with penalty. Through the air, Matt Ryan leaned on Julio Jones, who finished 82 meters outside six guys but also spent time on the sidelines with ribs. It was dissuasive to see Atlanta settle for field goals on a pair of units that ended on the Arizona 14 and 7 yard line, but they fired also contributed to creating a 26-7 semifinal lead against a Cardinals team (3-11) who lacked DNA to create a recurring.
2nd The cardinals can be a lost thing, but the Arizona fans still have something to care about in Josh Rosen. The Rookie Passenger wrote one of his finest units throughout the year with an eight-game, 64-yard march framed by a deep shot to run back David Johnson, who capped that March with a 1-yard scoring burst. The disaster struck the following series, but as a Rosen pass was tipped by Vic Beasley in waiting arms by linebacker Deion Jones, who raced 41 meters to the house. Two units later, Rosen lost a fumble when he blasted by Atlantas Grady Jarrett, who set up a fast Falcon score for a 17-7 leader. Behind one of the league’s shoddiest lines, Rosen took too many violent shots from a lot of Falcons joggers, threw a second pick and wounded mercy for Mike Glennon in a crash that managed over 300 total laps for the 12th time this season. The cardinals must desperately find a way to nurture and grow the young player, starting with a less disastrous front five and a long look in the mirror about the coaches in place around him.
– Marc Sessler