The turkey’s been eaten. The last of the stuffing is gone. Even that bread pudding that your cousin Marie made (it was really bad… it was so bad even the dog didn’t want it!) is gone.

New England improved to 9-2 with a 34-9 win against the Detroit Lions, clinching their 14th consecutive winning season. The Patriots (2001-present) are the sixth team in NFL history to post at least 14 consecutive winning seasons and the first to do so since the San Francisco 49ers (1983-98, 16 seasons).

Denver quarterback Peyton Manning passed for 257 yards and four touchdowns in the Broncos’ 39-36 win against Miami. Manning is the third player in NFL history to throw a touchdown pass in at least 50 consecutive games, joining Drew Brees (54) and Tom Brady (52).

Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker recorded his 50th career touchdown catch, joining Antonio Gates (96) and Rod Smith (68) as the only undrafted players with at least 50 touchdown receptions in the common draft era (since 1967).

Philadelphia rookie Josh Huff returned the opening kickoff 107 yards for a touchdown in the Eagles’ 43-24 win over Tennessee. Huff is the second Eagle with a 100+ yard kickoff-return touchdown this year (Chris Polk, 102 yards, Week 3) and Philadelphia is the first team since the 1970 Green Bay Packers to have multiple players with a 100+ yard kickoff-return touchdown in a season.

Nine different Eagles have now scored a return touchdown, tied for the most in a single season in NFL history.

Chicago running back Matt Forte rushed for 89 yards with two touchdowns and had five catches for 23 yards in the Bears’ 21-13 win over Tampa Bay. Forté has 822 rushing yards and 72 catches this year, his seventh consecutive season with at least 800 rushing yards and 40 receptions. Forté joins La Danian Tomlinson as the only players in NFL history to start a career with seven seasons in a row with 800+ rushing yards and 40+ catches.

Forté has 7,488 rushing yards and 3,517 receiving yards in 102 career games. He is the third-fastest player in NFL history to reach 7,000 rushing yards and 3,500 receiving yards. Only Pro Football Hall of Famers Marshall Faulk (97 games) and Marcus Allen (99) reached the milestone in fewer games.

Green Bay running back Eddie Lacy rushed for 125 yards with a touchdown and had two catches for 13 yards with a touchdown in the Packers’ 24-21 win at Minnesota. Lacy is the first Packers running back to record at least 100 scrimmage yards and a receiving touchdown in three consecutive games in franchise history.

Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson had a 121.6 passer rating and 73 rushing yards in the Seahawks’ 19-3 win over Arizona at CenturyLink Field. In his third year, Wilson has won 20 of his first 22 career starts at home in the regular season. That is tied for the fewest starts (22) needed to reach 20 regular-season wins at home among quarterbacks who began their careers in the Super Bowl era. The other three quarterbacks to accomplish the feat? Matt Ryan (Atlanta), Marc Bulger (St. Louis) and Danny White (Dallas).

Cleveland quarterback Brian Hoyer passed for 322 yards and led a seven-play, 61-yard drive to set up the game-winning field goal in the Browns’ 26-24 win at Atlanta. Hoyer, who passed for 330 yards in Week 11 against Houston, is the third quarterback in franchise history with back-to-back 300-yard passing games, joining Pro Football Hall of Famer Otto Graham and Brian Sipe.

MILESTONE MANNING: Denver quarterback Peyton Manning completed 28 of 35 passes for 257 yards and four touchdowns in the Broncos’ 39-36 victory against Miami. Manning has now thrown at least one touchdown pass in 50 consecutive games, becoming the third player in NFL history to accomplish the feat.

Dallas quarterback Tony Romo, who ranks fifth on the list, passed for 275 yards and four touchdowns in the Cowboys’ 31-28 win at the New York Giants to increase his streak of consecutive games with at least one touchdown pass to 38.

The players with the most consecutive games with at least one touchdown pass:
PLAYER, YEAR(S) (TEAM, CONSECUTIVE GAMES WITH A TOUCHDOWN PASS)
Drew Brees, 2009-2012 (New Orleans, 54)
Tom Brady, 2010-2013 (New England, 52)
Peyton Manning, 2010-2014 (Denver, 50)*
Johnny Unitas, 1956-1960 (Baltimore, 47)
Tony Romo, 2012-2014 (Dallas, 38)*
* Active streak

SPECIAL PLAYER: Indianapolis kicker Adam Vinatieri converted all three field goal attempts in the Colts’ 23-3 win against Jacksonville.

Vinatieri’s second field goal of the game, a 20-yarder to give the Colts a 6-3 lead in the second quarter, moved him past Matt Stover for the fifth-most field goals in NFL history.

The players with the most field goals in NFL history:
PLAYER (FIELD GOALS-FIELD GOALS ATTEMPTED, FIELD GOAL %)
Morten Andersen (565-709, .797)
Gary Anderson (538-672, .801)
Jason Hanson (495-601, .824)
John Carney (478-580, .824)
Adam Vinatieri (473-565, .837)
Matt Stover (471-563, .837)

NEVER SAY NEVER: Since the current 12-team playoff format was instituted in 1990, 17 teams have reached the postseason despite having a losing record after 11 games, including one team in nine of the past 10 seasons.

This includes a streak of seven consecutive seasons (2004-2010) in which a team with a sub-.500 record after 11 games reached the playoffs. Six of those seven won at least one playoff game.

The teams with a losing record after 11 games to make the playoffs since 1990:

YEAR-TEAM (RECORD AFTER 11 GAMES, FINAL RECORD, ADVANCED TO)
1990-New Orleans Saints (5-6, 8-8, NFC Wild Card)
1993-Minnesota Vikings (5-6, 9-7, NFC Wild Card)
1994-Detroit Lions (5-6, 9-7, NFC Wild Card)
1994-New England Patriots (5-6, 10-6, AFC Wild Card)
1995-Detroit Lions (5-6, 10-6, NFC Wild Card)
1995-San Diego Chargers (4-7, 9-7, AFC Wild Card)
1996-Jacksonville Jaguars (4-7, 9-7, AFC Conference Championship)
1997-Detroit Lions (5-6, 9-7, NFC Wild Card)
2004-St. Louis Rams (5-6, 8-8, NFC Divisional)
2005-Washington Redskins, 5-6, 10-6, NFC Divisional)
2006-Philadelphia Eagles (5-6, 10-6, NFC Divisional)*
2007-Washington Redskins (5-6, 9-7, NFC Wild Card)
2008-San Diego Chargers (4-7, 8-8, AFC Divisional)*
2009-New York Jets (5-6, 9-7, AFC Conference Championship)
2010-Seattle Seahawks (5-6, 7-9, NFC Divisional)
2012-Washington Redskins (5-6, 10-6, NFC Wild Card)*
2013-San Diego Chargers (5-6, 9-7, AFC Divisional)
*Won Division

TEN-WIN SEASONS: The New England Patriots have won seven games in a row and have an AFC-best 9-2 record entering Week 13. With a win against the Packers at Lambeau Field on Sunday, the Patriots would clinch their 12th consecutive season with 10 or more wins, the second-longest such streak in NFL history. Only the San Francisco 49ers (1983-1998) have posted a longer streak of consecutive 10-win seasons (16).

The teams with the most consecutive 10+ win seasons:

TEAM; YEARS (CONSECUTIVE 10-WIN SEASONS)
San Francisco; 1983-1998 (16)
New England; 2003-13 (11)*
Indianapolis; 2002-10 (9)
Dallas; 1975-1981 (7)
Many tied with 6
*Active streak

New England became the first team in NFL history to win three straight games by 20 or more points, each against an opponent with a record at least three games above the .500 mark, after defeating Denver (43-21), Indianapolis (42-20) and Detroit (34-9). With a double-digit win over Green Bay (8-3) this weekend, New England would become the first team to win four consecutive games by at least 10 points against opponents with records at least three games over .500 in NFL history.

TOM TERRIFIC: New England quarterback Tom Brady passed for 349 yards and two touchdowns in the Patriots’ Week 12 victory over Detroit. The 300-yard performance was the 63rd of Brady’s career, tying Pro Football Hall of Famer Dan Marino for the third-most 300-yard passing games in NFL history.

With 300 passing yards in Week 13 at Green Bay, Brady would attain sole possession of third place.

The players with the most 300-yard passing games in NFL history:

PLAYER-TEAM(S)(300-YARD GAMES)
Peyton Manning-Indianapolis and Denver (90)*
Drew Brees-San Diego and New Orleans (84)*
Tom Brady-New England (63)*
Dan Marino-Miami (63)
Brett Favre-Green Bay, New York Jets and Minnesota (62)
*Active

CLUTCH COLT: Entering Week 13, Indianapolis quarterback Andrew Luck has thrown for 11,837 yards since being the first overall selection in the 2012 NFL Draft.

Luck will play in his 44th career game on Sunday when the Colts host the Washington Redskins. With 163 passing yards, Luck would become the third-fastest player to reach 12,000 career passing yards in NFL history.

The fewest games to reach 12,000 passing yards:
PLAYER-TEAM(S) (GAMES)
Kurt Warner – St. Louis, New York Giants and Arizona (42)
Matthew Stafford – Detroit (43)
Marc Bulger – St. Louis (45)
Dan Marino – Miami (46)
Peyton Manning – Indianapolis and Denver (47)
Andrew Luck – Indianapolis (43)*
*11,837 passing yards

Luck has passed for 3,641 yards through 11 games this season. He needs 359 yards this Sunday to reach 4,000 yards for the second time in his career, which would join Peyton Manning and Pro Football Hall of Famer Dan Marino as the only players to pass for 4,000 yards in two of their first three NFL seasons.

STREAKING STEELERS: Pittsburgh enters Week 13 with a 7-4 record, sitting a half-game out of first place in the AFC North. Head coach Mike Tomlin has won at least eight games in each of his first seven seasons with the Steelers. With a win on Sunday against New Orleans,

Tomlin would become the seventh coach in NFL history to win at least eight games in each of his first eight seasons and the fourth to do so with one franchise.

The coaches to win eight or more games in each of their first eight seasons:

COACH-TEAM(S), (FIRST EIGHT SEASONS; CONSECUTIVE SEASONS WITH 8+ WINS)
Don Shula-Baltimore, Miami (1963-1970, 13)
George Allen-Los Angeles Rams (Washington; 1966-1973, 12)
John Madden-Oakland (1969-1976, 10)
Dennis Green-Minnesota (1992-99, 9)
George Seifert-San Francisco, Carolina (1989-1996, 1999, 9)
Mike Holmgren-Green Bay, Seattle (1992-99, 8)
Mike Tomlin-Pittsburgh (2007-2013, 7)*
*Active

RUNNING RYAN: Miami quarterback Ryan Tannehill leads AFC quarterbacks with 276 rushing yards in 2014, and has run for at least 200 yards in each of his first three NFL seasons.

With 24 yards against the New York Jets on Monday Night Football, Tannehill would become the second Dolphins quarterback to rush for 300 yards in a season (Jay Fielder, 2001).

TOP HEAVY: There are 16 teams with at least seven wins, the most through 11 games in NFL history.

COMEBACKS GALORE: The 2014 season has featured many close games and great comeback victories.

Three teams – Chicago, Dallas and Denver – overcame deficits of 10+ points to win this week. There have been 29 comeback victories of 10+ points this season, the fourth-most through Week 12 in NFL history.

The most comeback wins of 10+ points through Week 12 in NFL history:

THROUGH WEEK 12
SEASON-10+ POINT COMEBACK WINS
1987-33
2011-30
2012-30
2014-29
1984-28
1999-28

DOMINANT DIVISION: The AFC North teams – Baltimore (7-4), Cincinnati (7-3-1), Cleveland (7-4) and Pittsburgh (7-4) – are all at least three games above .500. The AFC North is the first division in NFL history to have every team at least three games over .500 at any point in a season.

THE PATRIOT WAY: The New England Patriots improved to 9-2 with a 34-9 win against the Detroit Lions, clinching their 14th consecutive winning season. New England (2001-present) is the sixth team in NFL history to post at least 14 consecutive winning seasons and is the first to do so since the San Francisco 49ers (1983-98, 16 seasons).

New England’s victory over Detroit was their third consecutive win over a first-place team. The Patriots won their previous two games over Denver (43-21) and Indianapolis (42-20), becoming the first team in NFL history to win three straight games by 20 or more points, each against an opponent with a record of at least three games above the .500 mark.

MILESTONE MANNING: Denver quarterback Peyton Manning completed 28 of 35 passes for 257 yards and four touchdowns in the Broncos’ 39-36 victory against Miami. Manning has now thrown at least one touchdown pass in 50 consecutive games, becoming the third player in NFL history to accomplish the feat.

Dallas quarterback Tony Romo, who ranks fifth on the list, passed for 275 yards and four touchdowns in the Cowboys’ 31-28 win at the New York Giants to increase his streak of consecutive games with at least one touchdown pass to 38. Romo’s streak was snapped against Philadelphia Thursday afternoon as the Eagles beat Dallas.

The players with the most consecutive games with at least one touchdown pass:
PLAYER-YEAR(S)(TEAM-CONSECUTIVE GAMES WITH A TOUCHDOWN PASS)
Drew Brees, 2009-2012 (New Orleans-54)
Tom Brady, 2010-2013 (New England-52)
Peyton Manning, 2010-2014 (Denver-50)*
Johnny Unitas, 1956-1960 (Baltimore-47)
Tony Romo, 2012-2014 (Dallas-38)
*Active streak

TEXAN IS 10TH: Houston wide receiver Andre Johnson had three catches for 36 yards in Week 12. Johnson, who now has 985 career receptions, surpassed Randy Moss (982) for the 10th most receptions in NFL history.

RETURN TO SENDER: Philadelphia rookie Josh Huff returned the opening kickoff 107 yards for a touchdown in the Eagles’ 43-24 win over Tennessee. Huff is the second Eagle with a 100-plus yard kickoff-return touchdown this year (CHRIS POLK, 102 yards, Week 3) and Philadelphia is the first team since the 1970 Green Bay Packers to have multiple players with a 100-plus yard kickoff-return touchdown in a season.

Nine different Eagles have now scored a return touchdown, tied for the most in a single season in NFL history.

Huff’s return-touchdown was the 10th return touchdown of 100 yards on the opening kickoff of a game since 2000. In the last 26 years of the 1900s (1973-1999), there were zero return touchdowns of at least 100 yards on the opening kickoff of a game.

FANTASTIC FRED: Buffalo running back Fred Jackson rushed for 32 yards in Week 12, and now has 5,402 career rushing yards, surpassing Willie Parker (5,378) for the third-most rushing yards all-time by an undrafted player.

The undrafted players with the most career rushing yards:
PLAYER, YEARS (TEAM(S), CAREER RUSHING YARDS)
Priest Holmes, 1997-2007 (Baltimore and Kansas City, 8,172
Arian Foster, 2009-Present (Houston, 5,885)*
Fred Jackson, 2007-Present (Buffalo, 5,402)*
Willie Parker, 2004-2009 (Pittsburgh, 5,378)
Kevin Mack, 1985-1993 (Cleveland, 5,123)
*Active

CONSISTENT IN CHICAGO: Chicago running back Matt Forte rushed for 89 yards with two touchdowns and had five catches for 23 yards in the Bears’ 21-13 win over Tampa Bay. Forté has 822 rushing yards and 72 catches this year, his seventh consecutive season with at least 800 rushing yards and 40 receptions. Forté joined La Danian Tomlinson as the only players in NFL history to start a career with seven seasons in a row with 800+ rushing yards and 40+ catches.

Forté has 7,488 rushing yards and 3,517 receiving yards in 102 career games. He is the third-fastest player in NFL history to reach 7,000 rushing yards and 3,500 receiving yards. Only Pro Football Hall of Famers Marshall Faulk (97 games) and MARCUS Allen (99) reached the milestone in fewer games.

Sunday action in week 13 gets underway as three games were already played Thursday. The week’s action started with Detroit beating Chicago in Detroit, Philadelphia beating Dallas and the defending Super Bowl champs winning on the road Thursday at San Francisco and ends with Miami taking on the New York Jets on Monday night. The Steelers and Carolina come back to action after byes last week, which completes the byes for the 2014 campaign.

As for week 12, things went pretty good at 13-2 for the week, which means for the season we’re 113-55. There’s still a lot of football left and nothing’s been decided yet and that includes playoff spots, aside from teams like Jacksonville and Oakland that are all but out of the playoff picture and won’t get a chance to take a playoff selfie.

Arizona (9-2) at Atlanta (4-7), 4:05 p.m. (FOX and DirecTV 714) Georgia Dome. A pair of first place teams gather in the great indoors of the Georgia Dome nest as Atlanta hosts Arizona in a late-afternoon contest in the Big Peach.

Atlanta led Cleveland late in last week’s contest with Cleveland in the Big Peach before falling to the Browns 26-24 when K Billy Cundiff connected on a 37-yard field as time expired. The Falcons were outrushed by Cleveland 162-63 and Ryan was sacked three times but did manage to throw a pair of TD passes in the contest. Atlanta led at the half 14-13 and trailed by as 23-14 before they took the lead back. Atlanta was 9-16 on third down tries and kept the ball for 29:23, while Cleveland held the ball for 30:37 and went 4-10 on third down coversions.

Arizona also lost last week, falling to the defending Super Bowl champs in Seattle by a 19-3 final. Although the Desert Angry Birds trailed Seattle 9-3 at halftime, then were shutout in the second half 10-0 in the land of grunge, salmon and Starbucks. Arizona was held to 64 yards rushing, while Seattle ran for 124 but they did manage to make life somewhat miserable for Russell Wilson, sacking him seven times in the loss. Arizona went 3-12 on third down tries, keeping the ball for 24:33, while Seattle kept the ball for 35:27 and went 5-13 on third down conversions (neither club had a fourth down try in the contest).

The Cardinals lead the series 15-12, while the Falcons have outscored Arizona 595-584. They met last year in the desert in week eight and it was the Desert Angry Birds coming away with a 27-13 win (Atlanta’s last win over Arizona came in Atlanta in 2012 by a final of 23-19). Atlanta led briefly 3-0 after the first 15 minutes of play before Arizona took a 21-6 lead with them to halftime. Atlanta was held to 27 yards rushing, Ryan, who threw for 301 yards and a TD, was sacked four times and picked off four times and Cardinals RB Andre Ellington ran amok, rushing for 154 for their 201 yards in the contest. Atlanta was 8-20 and 1-2 on third and fourth down tries, possessing the ball for 34:19, while the Desert Angry Birds kept the ball in their nest for 25:41 and went 3-10 on third down tries.

In the week eight affair, the Desert Angry Birds covered the 2 1/2 point spread, winning by 14 but both teams missed the 45 over/under, scoring only 40 points. The odds makers like Arizona as a 2 1/2 point favorite on the road and the over/under’s 44 1/2. Both numbers make some sense. These two teams are contending for playoff spots and lead their divisions and it may wind up to be closer than 2 1/2 but Atlanta gets their revenge on the Desert Angry Birds and goes Angry Bird on Arizona, covering the 2 1/2 in the Big Peach.

Cleveland (7-4) at Buffalo (6-5), 1 p.m. (CBS and DirecTV 706) Ralph Wilson Stadium. A pair of Lake Erie teams meet in upstate New York as the Browns travel to Orchard Park to take on the Bills.

Clevland managed to snatch victory out of the talons of defeat last Sunday in Atlanta when K Billy Cundiff connected on a 37-yard field as time expired. Cleveland outrushed Atlanta in the Big Peach 162-63 and sacked Matt Ryan three times. Cleveland trailed at the half 14-13 and led by much as 23-14 before the Falcons took the lead back. Atlanta was 9-16 on third down tries and kept the ball for 29:23, while Cleveland held the ball for 30:37 and went 4-10 on third down coversions.

The Bills were heedless of the wind and weather and got to play in Detroit for the second time in 2014 when they and the Jets shuffled off to the Motor City last Monday night after Ralph Wilson Stadium and the Bills were shutout by Mother Nature last week, forcing the game in upstate New York to be moved to Detroit. For Buffalo, they could have played at the North Pole and it wouldn’t have mattered, as they held GangGreen to 3 first half points in their 38-3 win at Ford Field. Buffalo held the Jets to 92 yards on the ground (the Bills ran for 116) and sacked Michael Vick five times in the Monday night contest, while Kyle Orton threw a pair of TDs without an interception. The Bills were 7-13 on third down tries and kept the ball for 30:54, while GangGreen was 3-15 and 1-1 on third and fourth down conversions, holding the ball for 29:06.

Cleveland leads the series 11-7 and have outscored the Bills 330-322. They met last year in the Buckeye State and it was Cleveland taking a 37-24 win along the shores of Lake Erie in week five. In that contest, the Brownies took a 17-10 lead at half after trailing 10-0 after the first 15 minutes of play. Cleveland would then go on to outscore Buffalo (whose last win in the series came in 2012 in Cleveland by a final of 24-14) 20-14 in the final 30 minutes. Although they were outrushed 155-91, Cleveland did manage to hold off a late Bills rally that would have made the contest closer. The Brownies were 7-17 on third down tries and kept the ball for 32:23, while Buffalo held it for 27:37 and went 5-16 and 1-2 on third and fourth down.

The Browns in the week five contest in Cleveland covered the 4 1/2 spread, winning 13 and the 41 over/under was covered easily as both clubs scored 61 points. The Bills are favored by 2 and the over/under is at 41 1/2. Buffalo may have had to go out of town to win last week but they get to stay home in upstate New York this week. Bills circle the wagons and cover the two at home in Orchard Park.

San Diego (7-4) at Baltimore (7-4), 1 p.m. (CBS and DirecTV 705) M&T Bank Stadium. A pair of 7-4 teams contending for a playoff spot meet in Charm City with the Ravens hosting San Diego. Two teams in the middle of the competitive AFC playoff race will play Sunday in Baltimore. Both teams remain alive for a division title and for a Wild Card spot.

San Diego erased a 10-6 deficit against St. Louis last Sunday at Qualcomm, taking a 27-24 win over the Rams on the Left Coast. LB Andrew Gachkar lived the dream of many a defensive lineman when he picked up a fumble and ran it back 13 yards for a TD to give the Chargers the lead for keeps in the third quarter. WR Keenan Allen would chip in with a 29 yard TD pass from Philip Rivers to increase their lead to 10 before the Rams would wind up making it a 3-point contest. Chargers RB Ryan Matthews led all rushers with 105 yards and a TD (San Diego wound up with 128 yards rushing, while the Rams had 107) and the Chargers forced three Rams turnovers in the contest.

The Ravens trailed New Orleans 17-14 at the half in the Big Easy before they rallied to beat Drew Brees and the Saints 34-27 last Monday night. Ravens RB Justin Forsett ran for 182 yards and a pair of TDs in the contest (Baltimore ran for 215, while New Orleans wound up with 126) and the Ravens defense woke up from their halftime deficit and sacked Drew Brees four times in the Monday night affair. Baltimore in the Big Easy went 9-13 on third down tries (the Saints were 5-12 and 0-1 on fourth down tries) and kept the ball for 30:15 to New Orleans’ 29:45.

Baltimore holds a slim 5-4 lead in the series and have barely outscored the Bolts 169-166. Baltimore won the last meeting with San Diego in 2012, needing overtime at Qualcomm to take a 16-13 win. San Diego’s last win in the brief series came the year before, also on the Left Coast, as they came out on top 34-14.

Washington (3-8) at Indianapolis (7-4), 1 p.m. (FOX and DirecTV 710) Lucas Oil Stadium. A pair of teams moving in opposite directions meet in Indy as the Colts host Washington in an early afternoon affair.

The Redskins’ latest woes continued Sunday as they fell to the 49ers 17-13 in Santa Clara. San Francisco led 10-3 at halftime and erased a 13-10 deficit late when RB Carlos Hyde ran in from four yards with 2:59 left to play. Although Redskins RB Alfred Morris ran for 125 yards and had a TD (Washington held San Francisco to 66 yards), the struggles of Robert Griffin III continued, as he was sacked five times in the 4 point loss. Third down tries for both clubs? Nothing to write home about. Washington was 2-13, while the 49ers were 5-13 (2-2 on fourth down) and the clock was the ally of San Francisco, who kept the ball for 30:05 to Washington’s 29:55.

Indy took Jacksonville to the woodshed last Sunday at Lucas Oil, holding the Jaguars to 3 first quarter points to take the 23-3 win. The Colts scored their final 20 points of the contest unchallenged in the final 45 minutes of action to come away with the win. Andrew Luck and the Colts outrushed Jacksonville 175-80 and sacked rookie QB Blake Bortles four times (Luck was sacked five) and Luck outpassed Bortles 253-146 in the lopsided affair in the Hoosier State. Indy went 9-17 on third down tries, hoarding the ball for 34:05, while the Jaguars were 3-12 and 0-1 on third and fourth down tries, keeping the ball for a mere 25:55.

Including games played when the Colts were in Baltimore, they lead the series with Washington 19-10 and have outscored the “Skins 731-575. Indy’s won the last two meetings, including a 27-24 win in Landover in 2010. Washington’s last win in the series also came in Landover in 2002 by a final of 26-21.  The Colts are favored by 9 1/2 and the over/under’s 51. The Redskins are bad but they’re not 9 1/2 bad. They’re still not going to win this one, though. Indy rolls over the “Skins at home, even though Washington will make this a close contest.

Tennessee (2-9) at Houston (5-6), 1 p.m. (CBS and DirecTV 707) Reliant/NRG Stadium. Familiarity breeds contempt. Such will be the case when the former Houston team travels to the Lone Star State to take on the Texans in Houston. Both teams come off losses last week and both are struggling in the AFC South, trying to catch Indianapolis.

Tennessee’s day in Philadelphia got off to a really bad start when Eagles KR Josh Huff returned the opening kickoff 107 yards for a touchdown in the 43-24 loss in the City of Brotherly Love. From that point, things went downhill from there as they would trail 27-17 at the half and the Titans could never recover. Eagles RB LeSean McCoy burned Tennessee for 130 yards (Philly ran for 164, while the Titans were held to 52) and QB Zack Mettenberger was sacked five times in the loss, while turning the ball over three times. Tennessee on third and fourth down tries went 2-12 and 1-2 and held the ball for 26:48, while the Eagles were 10-19 on third down conversions, keeping the ball for 33:12.

Houston also came away with a loss at home against Cincinnati last Sunday. The Texans trailed 9-3 at the half before the Bengals outpaced Houston in the final 30 minutes of play, outscoring their hosts 13-10. Houston was held to 64 yards on the ground, while Cincy ran for 139 in the contest. The Bengals not only ruled the game, they ruled in time of possession, holding the ball for 39:10 to Houston’s 20:50 and went 11-20 and 0-1 on third and fourth down tries, while the Texans were 4-14 and 2-3.

They met in the Music City in week eight and the Texans took Tennessee to task, coming away with a 30-16 win. Houston erased a 3-0 lead after one quarter of play and scored 23 points unchallenged in the second and third quarters for the win. Arian Foster ran amok on Tennessee, rushing for 151 yards and a pair of TDs, while Tennessee was held to a dismal 36, even though the Titans did manage to sack Ryan Fitzpatrick five times. Houston was 7-16 on third down tries in the first contest, keeping the ball for 35:22, while the Titans were 2-12 and 1-2 on third and fourth downs and struggled on third down conversions, going 4-14 (2-3 on fourth down) and held the ball for 20:50.

In the first contest in week eight, Houston covered the 1 point spread, winning by eight and both teams passed the 43 1/2 over/under, combining to score 46 points. Houston’s favored by 6 1/2 and the over/under in the second meeting is 43. History does have a way of repeating itself and the Titans need to win to at the very least keep their heads above water. They’re going to need a life jacket. Texans cover the 6 1/2 and take the win in the Lone Star State.

New Orleans (4-7) at Pittsburgh (7-4), 1 p.m. (FOX and DirecTV 713) Heinz Field. A struggling New Orleans team travels to the Steel City to take on Pittsburgh in the Steel City.

New Orleans let a 17-14 halftime lead against Baltimore slip from their grasp last Monday night in the Big Easy and fell to the Ravens 34-27. Jimmy Graham and Drew Brees did manage to connect on a pair of TDs, including one that made things closer toward the end of the contest but Ravens RB Justin Forsett ran amok on the Saints defense, rushing for 182 yards (Baltimore tallied 215, while New Orleans had 126). Brees was sacked four times in the game, while throwing for 420 yards and three TDs in the Monday night loss. The Saints, who lost their third game in a row at home, were 5-12 and 0-1 on third and fourth down conversions, keeping the ball for 29:45, while Baltimore was 9-13 and held the ball for 30:15.

Pittsburgh is 7-4 and just a half-game behind division-leader Cincinnati (7-3-1) in the AFC North.The Steelers return to Pittsburgh after their bye week and a 27-24 win over Tennessee in Nashville. The Titans led Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers 17-13 at the break before Pittsburgh responded and outscored Tennessee 14-7 and took the lead for good when Roethlisberger and WR Antonio Brown connected on a 12-yard TD pass with 9:01 left to play. Pittsburgh RB Le’Veon Bell ran for 204 yards (Pittsburgh ran for 206, while holding the Titans to 49) and had a 5-yard TD run to pull his club to within four to open the fourth quarter. Pittsburgh in the Monday night contest in the Music City was 7-13 on third down tries and kept the ball for 39:49, while the Titans were 3-8, holding the ball for 20:11.

They’ve met 14 times and things in the series is even at 7-7 and the Steelers have outscored New Orleans 295-254. They last met in 2010 in the Big Easy and it was New Orleans coming out on top by a final of 20-10 (Pittsburgh’s last win in the series came in Pittsburgh in 2006 by a 38-31 final). Pittsburgh’s favored by 3 in the Steel City and the over/under stands at 52. Brees vs. Roethlisberger could make this one somewhat interesting to watch. Pittsburgh has done pretty well at home in 2014, while the Saints have been falling at home. It might be a road game but it won’t matter to the Steelers. Pittsburgh covers the 3 and wins in the Steel City.

New York Giants (3-8) at Jacksonville (1-10), 1 p.m. (FOX and DirecTV 711) EverBank Field. A pair of struggling teams meet in Jacksonville as the Giants make the 946 mile trip down I-95 to take on Jacksonville in th Sunshine State.

New York let a 21-10 lead against Dallas get away from them last Sunday night in the Meadowlands as the Cowboys would go on to outscore the Giants 21-7 in the final 30 minutes of play, which included a come-from-behind TD pass by Tony Romo to WR Dez Bryant with 61 seconds left to play to fall 31-28. Despite being outrushed by Dallas 119-89 (with RB DeMarco Murray accounting for 121), they did have a couple of brights spot in the contest. First, rookie WR Odell Beckham, Jr. made what some are still calling the catch of the year when he grabbed a 43 yard TD pass from Eli Manning one handed, falling backwards to give his team a 14-7 lead. The other was that Manning would outpace Tony Romo in passing yards 338-275 (Romo did have four TD passes, while Manning had three). Although they lost, the Giants did well on third down tries, going 11-16 (0-1 on fourth down tries) and kept the ball for 35:07, while Dallas was 4-10 and held the ball for 24:53.

The somewhat woeful season for Jacksonville got a little more woeful in Indy last Sunday as the Jaguars were held to three first quarter points and 80 rushing yards (the Colts had 175) as they lost to the Colts in the Hoosier State 23-3. The lone bright spot for the Jagaurs, in last place in the AFC South, sacked Andrew Luck five times. Jacksonville entered the second quarter tied at 3-3 before the wheels came off the bus, as they would be shutout the rest of the way. Third down conversions for the Jaguars? Nothing to write home about, as they went 3-12 on third down (0-1 on fourth down) and held the ball for 25:55, while the Colts were 9-17 nd kept the ball for 34:05.

The Giants lead the series 3-2 but Jacksonville has outscored Big Blue 128-99. New York won the last meeting with Jacksonville in 2010 in the Meadowlands by a final of 24-20, while Jacksonville last beat the G-Men in the Sunshine State in 2006, 26-10. The Giants are favored by 3 and the over/under sits at 44 1/2. If you’re a fan of either team, by all means watch this one, otherwise skip this one and watch that “Bar Rescue” marathon on Spike. The Giants are not nearly as bad as their 3-8 record would even indicate and they take this one and cover the 3.

Carolina (3-7-1) at Minnesota (4-7), 1 p.m. (FOX and DirecTV 712) TCF Bank Stadium. A pair of NFC cellar-dwellers duke it out in the Twin Cities as Cam Newton and Teddy Bridgewater face off.

The Panthers return from their bye week after their 19-17 loss to Atlanta in Charlotte two weeks ago. Carolina led briefly 17-16 when Newton and WR Philly Brown connected on a 47 yard TD pass before the Falcons took the lead back on a 44 yard field goal by Matt Bryant with a little more than two minutes left to play. Carolina would have had that contest won had not K Graham Gano’s 63 yard field goal try in the final seconds of the contest been blocked. Carolina outrushed Atlanta 106-86 and sacked Matt Ryan twice, while Newton was also sacked twice and threw a pair of interceptions. The Panthers on third down onversions in the Tar Heel State went 3-13 and kept the ball for 28:02, while the Falcons were 5-15, keeping the ball for 31:58.

Minnesota goes back to work after their 24-21 loss the Packers last Sunday at TCF Bank Stadium on the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities’ campus. Although they trailed 14-10 at the half to the Packers, they did manage to outscore Green Bay in the second half 11-10. Green Bay outrushed Minnesota 155-112 (with the Packers’ Eddie Lacy leading all rushers with 125 yards and a TD) and Bridgewater threw for 210 yards and a pair of TDs in the loss (Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers threw for 209 with two TDs). Green Bay on third down tries in the NFC North win was 6-11, keeping the ball from Minnesota for 31:45, while the Purple Gang went 5-13 and 1-1 on third and fourth down conversions and kept the ball for 28:15.

The Vikings lead the series 6-5 and have outscored Minnesota 231-183. They met last year in the Twin Cities and Carolina came out on top 35-10 in week six. In that contest, the Panthers led 14-3 at the half and then proceeded to outpace the Vikings in the final 30 minutes of play 21-7. Carolina rushed for 131, while holding the Vikings to 75 and Newton threw three TDs without an interception, while Matt Cassell was sacked three times and threw a pair of interceptions, while throwing a TD pass. On third down tries in the matchup in the Twin Cities, the Panthers were 7-12 (2-2 on fourth down) and kept the ball for 36:27, while Minnesota was 6-14 (1-2 on fourth down) and held the ball for 23:33.

Carolina covered the 2 1/2 point spread (Minnesota was favored) and both teams barely covered the 44 over/under, scoring 45. The Vikings again favored by 2 1/2 but the over/under’s 43. There’s a lot on the line here for both teams. Carolina would like nothing more than to catch Atlanta and pass them in the NFC South, while the Vikings want to at least be a wild card team from the NFC North. Both clubs are better than their records but the Vikings get revenge at home and take the win, covering the 2 1/2.

Oakland (1-10) at St. Louis (4-7), 1 p.m. (CBS and DirecTV 708) Edward Jones Dome. A pair of last place teams with a common city history meet in St. Louis as the Raiders, who broke their 10-game losing streak, looks to extend their win streak against the Ramsin the Show-Me State.

Oakland picked up their first win of the 2014 campaign last Thursday night against Kansas City by a 24-20 final. The Silver and Black took their first lead since week seven in San Diego when RB Latavius Murray scored on an 11 yard run to open the scoring. Murray would then strike again, this time carrying the pigskin 90 yards to the end zone untouched. Before he left the contest with an arm injury, Murray tallied 112 yards and a pair of TDs in the contest (Oakland ran for 179 and held the Chiefs to 96) as the Raiders led 14-3 at the half. Kansas City would then go on to make it a closer contest, outscoring Oakland 17-10 in the final 30 minutes of play and could have won the game had the Raider defense not used a time out late in the contest when they celebrated a sack on third down and six. After the sack, Alex Smith’s fourth down pass attempt fell short of its mark and Oakland came away with the win. Oakland on third down tries was 8-16 (1-1 on fourth down) and held the ball for 30:05 in the rain at O.co Coliseum, while the Chiefs were 2-14 and 0-1 on third and fourth down, keeping the ball for 29:55.

Before they fell to San Diego 27-24 at Qualcomm last Sunday, St. Louis led 10-6 at the half before being outscored by the Chargers 21-14 in the second half. The Rams turned the ball over three times, with one of those turnovers resulting in a TD when San Diego LB Andrew Gachkar scooped up a fumble and ran it back 13 yards for a TD to give the Chargers the lead for keeps in the third quarter. WR Keenan Allen would chip in with a 29 yard TD pass from Philip Rivers to increase their lead to 10 before the Rams would wind up making it a 3-point contest. Chargers RB Ryan Matthews led all rushers with 105 yards and a TD (San Diego wound up with 128 yards rushing, while the Rams had 107). The Rams were 6-14 and 1-1 on third and fourth down tries, keeping the ball for 28:51, while the Chargers kept the pigskin for 31:09 and went 4-12 on third down conversions.

Including contests when both teams were in Los Angeles and played their home games at the Coliseum, the Raiders lead series 8-4 and have outscored the Rams 257-226. Oakland won the last meeting in Oakland in 2010 by a final of 16-14. Four years prior to that meeting, they met in Oakland and it was the Rams shutting out the Silver and Black 20-0. The Rams are 7 point favorites and the over/under is 43. It’s almost safe to say that neither of these teams are going to make the post-season party. You’re better off begging your wife or significant other to take you to Victoria’s Secret or you could stay home and watch that “Bar Rescue” marathon on Spike. Rams will make this one interesting but the Raiders pick up win number two on the road in the Show-Me State, even though they might not cover the 7.

Cincinnati (7-3-1) at Tampa Bay (2-9), 1 p.m. (CBS and DirecTV 709) Raymond James Stadium. Cincinnati travels south to the Sunshine state for a matchup against Tampa Bay on Florida’s west coast. The Bengals, in the top spot in the AFC North, want to keep momentum in their favor, while the Buccaneers are trying to stay out out of the NFC South cellar.

The Bengals took Houston to task last week at Reliant/NRG Stadium, coming away with the 22-13 win over the Texans. Cincinnati held Houston to 64 yards on the ground, while they ran for 139 in the win. Cincinnati led 9-3 at the half and never looked back in taking the 9 point win. The Bengals were 11-20 and 0-1 on third and fourth down tries, keeping the ball for 39:10, while the Texans were 4-14 on third down tries, 2-3 on fourth and held the ball for 20:50.

Tampa Bay let a 10-0 halftime lead against Da Bears slip from their hands as Chicago would score 21 points in the third quarter unchallenged to lose 21-13 in the Windy City. Neither club in the contest at Soldier Field broke the 100-yard rushing barrier, although Bears RB Matt Forte led all rushers with 89 yards (Chicago ran for 92 yards, Tampa Bay had 66). Tampa Bay’s Josh McCown found himself being sacked five times and picked off twice in the loss as the Bucs turned the ball over four times in the contest. Tampa Bay on third down tries went 7-17 (0-1 on fourth down) and kept the ball for 30:10, while Da Bears were 4-16 on third down conversions, hibernating with the ball for 29:50.

The Buccaneers lead the series 7-3, have outscored Cincy 200-182 and have won the last seven meeting after the Bengals won the first three (Cincy’s last win in the series came in 1989 in Cincy, taking a 56-23 win at old Riverfront Staduim). Tampa’s last win in the series came in 2010 in the Queen City by a final of 24-21. The Bengals are a 4 point favorite and the over/under’s 44 1/2. Cincinnati’s trying to keep the top spot in the AFC North, while the Bucs are trying to keep pace with Atlanta in the NFC South. Bengals cover the 4 in Tampa and continue Tampa Bay’s miseries in the 2014 campaign.

New England (9-2) at Green Bay (8-3), 4:25 p.m. (CBS and DirecTV 715) Lambeau Field. Brady vs. Rodgers.

Clam chowder meets cheese and bratwurst.

Two of the NFL’s hottest teams with future Hall of Fame signal callers will meet on Sunday afternoon at Lambeau Field when the Packers host the Patriots.

Both teams lead their respective divisions and both have playoff experience on their resumes as well as huge wins last week.

New England has won seven games in a row, including last week’s 34-9 victory over Detroit. With the win, the Patriots clinched the team’s 14th consecutive winning season. New England is only the sixth team in NFL history to post at least 14 consecutive winning seasons and the first to accomplish the feat since San Francisco did so in 16 seasons in a row from 1983-1998. During the team’s current seven-game winning streak, quarterback Tom Brady has thrown 22 touchdowns and posted a 111.7 passer rating. In forcing the Lions to kick three Matt Prater field goals, New England held Detroit to 91 yards rushing, despite rushing for only 90 yards themselves and held Golden Tate and Calvin Johnson in check. WR Tim Wright was the recipient of two TD passes from Brady in the win in Foxboro as the Pats led 24-6 at the half and never looked back. New England went 6-14 and 1-1 on third and fourth down tries, holding the ball for 29:49, while Detroit on third and fourth down went 5-17 and 2-3 and kept the ball for 30:11.

The Packers are 5-0 at home this season, outscoring opponents 219-85. Green Bay has scored at least 50 points in each of its past two homes games. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers has thrown 322 consecutive passes and 29 touchdowns in a row without an interception at home; both streaks are the longest in NFL history. Running back Eddie Lacy has recorded at least 100 scrimmage yards and a touchdown reception in three consecutive games, becoming the first running back in franchise history to accomplish the feat. Lacy ran for 125 of Green Bay’s 155 (Minnesota had 112) in their 24-21 win over the Vikings last Sunday in the Twin Cities. The Packers led 14-10 at half, even though they were outscored by the Purple Gang in the second half 11-10. Green Bay in the NFC North win over Minnesota went 6-11 on third down tries and held the ball for 31:45, while the Vikings were 5-13 and 1-1 on third and fourth down, keeping the ball for 28:15.

New England leads the series 5-4, while the Packers have outscored the Pats 215-179. New England has taken wins in the last two contests, including taking a 31-27 win in 2010 in Foxboro. Green Bay’s last win in the series also came in Foxobro in 2002 by a final of 28-10.

Green Bay’s favored at home in the land of bratwurst, beer and cheese by 3 1/2 points and the over/under comes in at 59. Both numbers make a ton of sense, given that it’s Brady vs. Rodgers. Two of the best teams in the NFL slugging it out. That makes it so Drill Worthy it’s not Drill Worthy. (For those of you that know what The Drill is, you are excused. Everyone else, pay attention. We don’t want any rookie mistakes here, k?)

After you go to the 9:30 mass on Sunday (the 4:30 vigil mass on Saturday counts as a mass attended, people! Don’t make us send the nuns after you!), head to your favorite store (a trip to Wal Mart, Target, K-Mart or Costco counts) and get the vittles and the beverages (soda, beer, wine, coffee, et al… if you live in a state that allows the purchase of the items in question) and invite the co-workers, the neighbors (including that really cute kindergarden teacher that knows what to do with a cover-2 defense) and your cousin Connie (remember her? She’s the one that’s been married twice that’s just turned 55 and dates a 40-year old ex-Marine, who’s now a football coach at the high school in your town. She’s also the one that ate an entire Oreo cheesecake, two bags of Cool Ranch Doritos, two bacon cheeseburgers with blue cheese and chugged two 2-liter Cokes at your Super Bowl party last year and didn’t gain a pound. You look at her and say to yourself, “what the hell?”

It’s possible that these two teams could meet in Glendale in February to fight for the Lombardi Trophy (more about him at a later date and time). 3 1/2 points is not a lot and both offenses can move the ball. In the end, someone’s coming out on top and that someone’s going to be Green Bay, who covers the 3 1/2 at Lambeau.

Denver (8-3) at Kansas City (7-4), 8:30 p.m. (NBC) Arrowhead Stadium. A pair of AFC/AFL rivals meet in the great Midwest as Peyton Manning and the first-place Denver Broncos travel to Kansas City to face off against Kansas City in a prime time contest that could decide who wins the AFC West in the second meeting between the two.

Denver erased a 21-17 halftime defict against Miami last Sunday at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, taking a 39-36 win over Miami. The Broncos trailed by as much as 28-17 late in the third quarter before rallying to take the 3 point win at home. Denver RB C.J. Anderson’s 1-yard run gave them the lead for keeps and Manning and Wes Welker connected on a 2-yard TD pass to all but put the contest out of reach for Miami, who managed to get one last punch in when Tannehill and WR Jarvis Landry connected on a 1-yard TD pass with 1:34 left to play. To no one’s suprise, shock or horror, Miami then went for the onside kick but Denver recovered the ball and ran out the clock. Anderson ran for 167 yards (Denver had 201 yards on the ground, while holding Miami at 97) in the contest in chilly Denver (39 degrees at kickoff with a 35 wind chill). Miami was 4-8 on third down tries (1-1 on fourth down) and kept the ball for 25:43, while the Broncos were 9-13 and 1-1 on third and fourth down tries, holding the ball for 34:17.

The Chiefs return to the great Midwest after their 24-20 loss at Oakland last Thursday night. Kansas City trailed 14-3 at the half but managed to outscore the Raiders, who broke a 10-game losing streak, 17-10 in the second half. Raiders Latavius Murray led all rushers in the contest with 112 yards and a pair of TDs before leaving the contest with an arm injury. Kansas City was outrushed in the contest 179-96 and although Chiefs QB Alex Smtih was sacked twice, he did manage to throw a pair of TD passes to make things closer (one to RB Jamaal Charles, one to TE Anthony Fasano). Kansas City had a chance to win the contest late when the Raiders were forced to use a timeout after they celebrated a sack too long. After the timeout on fourth down fell short and the Chiefs lost the contest. Kansas City went 2-14 and 0-1 on third and fourth down, keeping the ball for 29:55, while the Raiders were 8-16 (1-1 on fourth down) and held the ball for 30:05. The Chiefs have won four in a row at Arrowhead Stadium, outscoring opponents 123-51. Running back Jamaal Charles has scored 11 total touchdowns (eight rushing, three receiving) in his past eight games and his career average of 5.5 yards per carry is the highest in league history by a running back (minimum 750 attempts). Linebacker Justin Houston leads the NFL with 13 sacks, including 11 sacks in the past nine games.

They met in week two in the Mile High City and Kansas City came up short, falling to the Peytonicus and Denver 24-17. The Chiefs trailed 21-10 at the half and actually outscored Denver in the second half 7-3. Kansas City did manage to outrush Denver 133-88 but it was Manning who threw three TD passes without an interception in the AFC West contest at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. In the first meeting, the Chiefs were 11-16 and 0-1 on third and fourth down tries, while Denver was 3-8 and 1-1. Ironically, it was the Chiefs that mastered the clock, holding the ball for 36:14, while Denver kept it for 23:46.

The Broncos won by 7 in the first contest (Denver was favored by 12) and both teams missed the 50 1/2 as they would score only 41 points. Denver’s favored by 1 1/2 in the Sunday night affair in Kansas City and the over/under’s 51. Both numbers make a lot of sense and there’s a lot on the line. Both teams are fighting to make the post-season party in the AFC West. Kansas City makes it close but the Broncos complete the sweep on the road and covers the 1 1/2.

Miami (6-5) at New York Jets (2-9), 8:30 p.m. Monday (ESPN) MetLife Stadium. Week 12 ends in upstate New Jersey as Miami travels up I-95 to take on the New York Jets at Met Life Stadium.

Miami found themselves in a slugfest with Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos last Sunday in the Mile High City and came up on the short end of a 39-36 loss to Denver. The Dolphins led 21-17 at half before Manning and Denver outscored them 22-15 in the second half. Miami led by as much as 28-17 late in the third quarter before the Broncos rallied to take the lead for keeps. Miami did manage to make the contest closer than Denver fans would have wanted when they closed out the scoring in the contest when Tannehill and WR Jarvis Landry connected on a 1-yard TD pass with 1:34 left to play. Miami then went for the onside kick but Denver recovered the ball and ran out the clock. Denver’s C.J. Anderson ran for 167 of his team’s 201 yards (Miami was held to 97) and Tannehill (3) and Manning (4) combined for seven TD passes in the game. Miami was 4-8 and 1-1 on third and fourth down tries in chilly Denver (39 at kickoff with a 35 wind chill) and held the ball for 25:43, while Denver held the ball for 34:17 and went 9-13 and 1-1 on third and fourth down tries.

GangGreen was scheduled to play Buffalo in Orchard Park last Sunday before Mother Nature interviened and dumped 20 inches on snow on upstate New York last Sunday. Then things got moved to Detroit to play at Ford Field. The J-E-T-S! JETS! JETS! JETS! trailed 7-3 after one quarter before the wheels and wings came off, as they would be outscored by the Bills 31-0 in their 38-3 loss. New York was held to 92 yards on the ground, while the Bills ran for 116 and QBs Michael Vick (5) and Geno Smith (2) were sacked seven times.

The J-E-T-S! JETS! JETS! JETS! lead the series 50-45-1, while the Dolphins have outscored GangGreen 2,102-2,048. The two AFC East rivals met last twice last year, with both teams taking wins in the other team’s backyard.

In week 13, they met in the Meadowlands and Miami held New York to 3 second half points enroute to a 23-3 win at Met Life Stadium. Miami held New York to 99 yards rushing, while running for 125 yards and Tannehill connected on a pair of TD passes in the win. The Dolphins were 7-16 on third down tries and kept the ball for 38:52, while New York was 2-12, holding the ball on 21:08 (both teams were 0-2 on fourth down conversions).

GangGreen got revenge in week 17 in the Sunshine State, taking down Miami 20-7. The Jets led 14-7 at half and then shutout Miami in the second half. GangGreen rushed for 154, while holding Miami to 92 and picked Tannehill off three times. Third down conversions in the second meeting were an issue, as the Jets were 6-15, while Miami was 6-13 (0-1 on fourth down) and the clock was on the side of New York, who held the pigskin for 32:24 to Miami’s 27:36.

In the week 13 contest in upstate New Jersey, the Jets were 1 1/2 and the over/under was 38 1/2. While both teams only scored 26 points, Miami easily covered the spread, winning by 20. GangGreen covered the 6 point spread in the week 17 finale (Miami was favored) but neither team reached the 41 over/under, scoring only 27.  The “Fins are favored by 4 1/2 and the over/under’s 41 1/2. On Monday nights, the Dolphins are 40-40 and lost both their MNF contests last year, while the J-E-T-S! JETS! JETS! JETS! are 20-27 but won their only prime time contest last year. The Dolphins are decent but not great. GangGreen? A hot mess that will get hotter if Rex doesn’t step things up quickly. Miami might not find Jimmy Hoffa but the Dolphins cover the 4 1/2 in upstate New Jersey.

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