Bills on top: Allen is Jones in the shadow
This Regular Season of Patriots is and remains closely linked to the name Mac Jones. The rookie quarterback, drawn in the draft in the first round at position 15, after saying goodbye to Tom Brady briefly slipped into the insignificance team finally, after light adjustment difficulties at the beginning of the season, impressive back to the top of the league.
Especially under pressure, the 23-year-old repeatedly showed that he is guided by coached Bill Belching the most reliable new playmakers of this year. But this time at the Christmas duel with the direct, strong and lurking AFC-East rivals Buffalo: Jones reached with only 14 out of 32 passports Magyar 145 yards and no touchdown and also allowed two interceptions. All of this pursued despite a late attempted caught up in a 21: 33 home defeat and the fact that both exchanged the seats in the division only at 9: 6 standing teams. FORTRAN, the bills lead the AFC East in front of the PATS.
The largest TRUMP Buffalo's was in addition to Receiver Isaiah McKenzie (125 yards, a TD) to all players Josh Allen who did not make mistakes and wrote with his 314 yards passing and 64 yards rushing plus three touchdown passports history. No player before him managed to record more than 100 touchdown litters together with more than 20 touchdown runs in the first four NFL years. All are now available at 101 TD passports and 29 TD Rushes.
Many failures? No problem: Brady gets wretched
Top Receiver Chris Godwin had each other last week at the 0: 9-shutout of the Buccaneers against the Saints, the first bad Tom-Brady defeat after a long time, the cruciate ligament tore. On top of that, before comparison at the Carolina Panthers, Running Back Leonard Courgette and the very important gaming station Chris Evans for Tampa Bay fell.
For the reigning Super Bowl Champion (11: 4) but no problem, as it should turn out: Brady highly personally orchestrated his offensive with 232 passing yards and a touchdown pass (no interception) reliably over the field and was able to return to returnees Antonio Brown (lock to the vaccine lie), which brought it to strong 101 yards with ten catches, also rely on KE'Shawn Vaughn. The runner was still marching in the first quarter of a proud 55 yards in the final zone, which was his first touchdown in his second NFL year and at the same time the long TD-Run of the Bus.
At the end against the again with the Carolina Panthers (5:10) losing and later on the bank Cam Newton (only 61 yards passing, 42 yards rushing and an interception next to no touchdown) a clear 32: 6. The first title in the NFC South since 2007 was thus in his pocket. At the same time Tampa Bay finally secured the play-off ticket and held on top of that step with the Green Bay Packers (12: 3) in the fight for a braless and the complete home right in the NFC.
Phenomenal Burrow appearance
A Christmas nightmare gave a certain Joe Burrow the Baltimore Ravens (8: 7), which suddenly attend the play-off participation in AFC North suddenly. Without tribal quarterback Lamar Jackson (ankle) and even without his representative Tyler Huntley (Covid-19), the team of Head Coach John Garbage was offensively nothing to oppose.
Great performance: Joe Burrow from the Bengals. Getty Images
The 35-year-old substitute Josh Johnson held much parade with 304 yards and two touchdowns (an interception). But Burrow just rocked the show sheer at will. Unbelievable 525 passing yards plus four touchdowns were too much for Baltimore, which ultimately succumbed with 21:41 against the direct division rivals Cincinnati (9: 6).
More than Burrows 525 yards had in the NFL history so far only Matt Scrub 2012 for the Houston Texans (527), Warren Moon 1990 for the no longer existing Houston Oilers — today Tennessee Titans — (527) and Standard Van Brooklyn 1951 for the lot Angeles Rams (554).
Stafford stumbling, Rams are still gaining
Even though Matthew Stafford circled a good day and with partly very wild lows equal three interceptions fabricated (only 197 yards and a touchdown pass), his Rams (11: 4) drove an important 30: 23 success in the Minnesota Vikings (7: 8) and brought the play-offs two gaming days before the end of the season under the roof and subject. It was already the fourth final participation in Head Coach Sean McKay in five years for Los Angeles.
Meanwhile, the Likes have to keep a ticket trembling and accuse himself that they did not do enough of the three misjudges Stafford's themselves. Playmaker Kirk Cousins made himself a pick beside a fumble (315 yards, a TD) and had to watch Rams-Profi Brandon Powell brought a punt return without an opposing contact back into the end zone.
What else was going on?
Incident, by the way, two Germans also considered this match day: at 16:20 of Detroit Lions (2: 12: 1) at Atlanta Falcons (7: 8), Wide Receiver Monera St. Brown trumped once more. The 22-year-old younger brother of Packers-Profi Equanimeous (25) has meanwhile, in the meantime, of spare quarterback Tim Boyle has already, already third touchdown in this season — developed German record. In addition, 91 yards with nine catches, which St. Brown recorded more than 70 RECEIVING Yards for the fourth time in a game. Such a strong rookie had never had the Lions in their story since the NFL merger 1970.
Unfortunately, his breakthrough in the NFL celebrated Dominik Eberle. The top from Nuremberg was due to the Covid-19 failure of Ca'IMF Fair bairn in the starting formation of the Houston Texans (4:11) and initially turned all five extra points with the clear and surprising 41:29 against the playback Offs fighting Los Angeles Chargers (8: 7). But not only that: Just his first Field Goal chased the 25-year-old from stolen 51 yards through the rods. From 52 yards, Eberle should then miss, for that he later grabbed a successful shot of 25 yards on top of that.
Sum topic: The current play-off stand in the NFL — Packers and Cowboys as the first teams qualified