Football Week 11; More Surprises

November 23, 2015

Football Week 11 recaps

It has been another interesting week in football, as there were a lot of surprises, upsets, and of course, the great news that some teams are still undefeated. With the New England Patriots facing off against the Buffalo Bills on Monday, the only other team that is still going strong and undefeated are the Carolina Panthers (10-0). They had a great game against the Washington Redskins, beating them 44-16, and an impressive night for Cam Newton by tossing five touchdowns.

Houston Texans Looking Good

The Texans are performing outstanding, especially their defense. They came back from the half on Sunday 10-3 against the Jets, and ultimately won 24-17. After their crushing defeat against the Miami Dolphins during Week 7, their defense has drastically improved. They were on a 3-game streak of not allowing any touchdowns until the Jets game, but they still came out on top.

Seattle Seahawks Get Their Playoff Hope Back

After a dismal start to the season, the Seahawks are finally starting to play like the Super Bowl winners they are. They easily beat the 49ers on Sunday, which also let them see that they have a lot of talent on their team. With Marshawn Lynch out due to an abdominal injury, they used an underrated running back, Thomas Rawls. He ran for 209 yards on 30 carries, along with 46 yards from catching; he was also third in NFL in yards per carry with 5.56 and first in average yards after contact with 2.73. The Seahawks have another beast they can use.

Baltimore Ravens Still Lacking

Despite their recent win over the Rams this Sunday, their 3-7 record doesn’t leave much to hope for. However, that is the least of their worries now that two of their top players are out from injuries. They lost their RB Justin Forsett to a broken arm, and then lost their star QB Joe Flacco to a torn ACL. If the Ravens, and their fans were hoping for a comeback late in the season, this may have just devastated that.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Played Like Pro’s

The Buccaneers are usually the underdog, but they managed to outshine themselves this Sunday when they played against the Philadelphia Eagles; beating them 45-17. This victory is thanks to Jameis Winston, who threw for five touchdowns, along with Doug Martin who rushed for 235 yards. This duo managed to amaze everyone, and left the Eagles spinning.

It was indeed a great week in football, and there are still six more weeks of the regular season to enjoy.

Will The Three Undefeated Football Teams Lose Soon

November 12, 2015

Undefeated football teams

There are still three undefeated football teams as we go into Week 10, and some are wondering if they will continue to dominate or if their winning streaks will be shut down by anyone. The three teams in question, the Carolina Panthers, Cincinnati Bengals, and the New England Patriots all have 8-0 records, but there is a possibility that they will soon add that one loss to their record quite soon. They have faced tough opponents, as well as easy ones, but with seven more weeks until the playoffs, there is still a chance.

New England Patriots

Dangerous Games: Week 10 @ Giants, Week 12 @ Broncos, Week 16 @ Jets.

The Patriots have been dominating every single game they have played so far this season, and you could attribute that to a great team and players, but they have also been given an easier than average schedule that has helped them as well. The three games listed above are about as tough as they will get for the Patriots, so they may actually go the entire regular season undefeated. It will mostly depend on whether they totally mess up during a match, but with the focus and determination we have seen so far, that is unlikely to happen. Many still hold out for a great performance by the Giants, as they face them this week. Although, it is possible that the one hope will be that Peyton Manning out-throw rival Tom Brady.

Cincinnati Bengals

Dangerous Games: Week 11 @ Cardinals, Week 12 vs. Rams, Week 14 vs. Steelers, Week 16 @ Broncos.

The Bengals do have a much tougher time before the playoffs arrive, as they will face other big favorites along the way. By Week 14, we should see a different Pittsburgh Steelers, as they should have some of their injured players back and Ben Roethlisberger will have more time to get his bearings. Once again, we depend on the Denver Broncos to do the dirty work, but it may not be enough to stop the Bengals.

Carolina Panthers

Dangerous Games: Week 12 @ Cowboys, Week 14 vs. Falcons, Week 15 @ Giants, Week 16 @ Falcons.

First in rushing in the League, their opponents will have a very hard time shutting them down. Even if they move 10 yards at a time, the Panthers will still force their way into the end zone. They may have a harder time against the Atlanta Falcons, as they have a more well-rounded offense, and their defense is doing well on the line. By Week 16, the Bengals will be on the Falcons home field, making it much more likely to lose.

These three football teams will have a tough time as they move forward in the season, but the odds of them reaching the playoffs still undefeated are quite good. They may have to face each other to determine the better team, and that may happen in the Super Bowl 50.