This week in the NFL was brought to you by the letter D for Dud. It was a dud all around in terms of quality play. However there were still winners and losers of the week.
Best Team of the Week
With their playoff hopes faint at best, the Buffalo Bills were facing the hottest team in football in the Green Bay Packers. Not only did one of the best quarterbacks today struggle against the Bills, but so did the whole Packers team, as the Buffalo Bills pulled off a shocking 21-13 win over the Green Bay Packers. For me, that was a gut check win by the Bills and if the can get in the playoffs this is the game they can look to.
Worst Team of the Week
From one clutch performance to a non-clutch or un-clutch performance. Yes those were not real words but those fake words describe the Cleveland Browns' gutless performance against the Bengals. For those who missed it, in Johnny Manziel's first start, the Browns got shut out and lost 30-0 to the Cincinnati Bengals, the same Bengals who got destroyed by Pittsburgh last week. Right now the Browns lack Heart, and Composure. Also it is really weird how the Browns fall all started when Josh Gordon came back, coincidence... I don't know but I just find it weird.
Best player of the Week
You know what the Arizona Cardinals Defense as a whole gets no love. Now some people might think this as being lazy but the Arizona Cardinals Defense are the players of the week. On Thursday they were the reason that their 12-6 win over the Rams made me want to sleep and I think that should be respected. Not the sleeping part but the ability to hold another team down to two field goals.
Worst Player of the Week
Again this may seem lazy but if Johnny Manziel is not the worst player of the week I would be doing the Fan-I faithful a disservice. He was terrible, and the best indication of a bad quarterback outing is when their QB rating is under 30.0, Manziel's QB rating was a 27.3. By the way Honorable mention to Jay Cutler who look liked he mentally checked out of their game with the New Orleans Saints by the fourth quarter.
Game of the Week
It obviously goes to Arizona versus St. Louis. But in all seriousness I actually think that the game of the Week was the Green Bay Packers versus the Buffalo Bills. Not because of the play but because of the shocking result. It is just really nice to see the Buffalo Bills be semi decent in my once in a while.
Surprise of the Week
Anyone else surprised at how composed the Dallas Cowboys looked after blowing that 21 point lead. It was scary how the just went back to work. If I am the opposing team I wouldn't take Dallas lightly. They are not a group that beats themselves anymore. They relax, they run the ball amazingly with Demarco Murray and Tony Romo to Dez Bryant is more electrifying than ever. With that being said knock on wood, I wouldn't be surprised if they blow it.
Final thought. It's going to be interesting with Indianapolis if they rest Andrew Luck given that the Colts have already clinched the playoffs.