Michael's Weekend Warriors
In the last week of the NFL season, most people only watch the games that matter. I’d be lying if I did not share that sentiment, however weekend warriors is about celebrating the good things in the NFL week and frowning about the bad things in the NFL week.
Best Team of the week
There were a lot of teams that took care of business to go to the playoffs this week, however I was impressed to see what the Baltimore Ravens what they can to get in and win. They beat the struggling Browns 20-10 with solid defense, and since Kansas City beat the San Diego Chargers, the Ravens end up in to the playoffs. This is the all important lesson of in the NFL, anything is possible and the Ravens three weeks ago were a long shot now are in the playoffs.
Worst team of the week
Without making it too personal, I think Chicago is the worst team of the week, not only for the 13-9 loss against Minnesota but for this team’s ownership firing the coach when every NFL fan knew that the Bears were not making the playoffs. For the record, I was one of those people who believed that the Bears would not make the playoffs, but the Bears management fired the coach, when the player’s quit especially Jake Cutler.
Best player of the Week
I was looking through the past articles this season, and I realized I've done a grave injustice, J.J Watt has never been crowned "Best player of the Week", he had a good week this week. I will admit that statically there may have been better, but J.J. Watt has had a semi-historic season and had his team won maybe one or two more games. he may have won MVP.
Worst Player of the Week:
I think that for me, what Ndamukong Suh did last week was the last straw. This guy is very talented and he is needed against Dallas in the playoffs. Thus, when he got suspended again for the game against Dallas for a stupid act (stepping on the calf of Aaron Rodgers) it really upset me. It is one thing to be dirty, it is another thing to cripple your team with your dirty plays. Now with the Detroit front 4 seriously crippled, I would not be surprised that the Detroit management wash their hands with Suh, being that it is his free agent year for his repeated stupid acts on the field. Fortunately, for the Lions he won his appeal, however that almost could have cost them a chance at winning their playoff game against The Dallas Cowboys.
Game of the Week:
There were not many games that were close on paper, but The Kansas City Chiefs vs. The San Diego Chargers was very interesting. the Chargers had a playoff spot on the line while the Chiefs did not but the Chiefs played their hearts out and won. With the Chargers loss, the Chargers end up out of the playoffs. and if I am the Baltimore Ravens, I give the Chiefs a thank you card in the mail.
Surprise of the Week:
I really thought New England was going to play this game and give the starters some reps because of the rest they will already get due to them clinching the number one seed. I think it is a good move in theory do to the injury history of Rob Gronkowski and age of Tom Brady, although it may border on too much rest however the Patriots obviously know what they’re doing.
Detroit Lions vs. the Dallas Cowboys:
With Nick Fairley hurt the Lions front four is definitely crippled. That is especially bad when the Lions are facing possibly one of the best offensive lines in football, coupled with the best Running back in the league A.K.A the Dallas Cowboys. Even Though Suh is eligible to play, I expect DeMarco Murray to have a field day. However the Detroit offense is not a joke and even though the Dallas Cowboys defense is good I can see Detroit putting up some points. Not to mention that Dallas can blow it (which they are known for) and have that hilarious ending that all NFL fans expect from Dallas. With that being said I think Dallas will win the game.
Prediction: Dallas wins by a touchdown, maybe a field goal.
By: Michael Asiffo