NFL Week 11 (NFC Games that Matter)

In Case You Missed It…

The Rams and the Vikings faced off in an NFC battle of 7-2 teams. The explosive offense of the Rams was shut down by the Vikings defense, who were held to just the 7 points of which they scored in the first quarter. Case Keenum (formerly a Ram) had himself a day, proving that Zimmer made the right decision to keep him as the starter (Teddy might have to start looking for a new home if he doesn’t want to sit on the bench next year, because that’s what it’s looking like with the way Keenum is playing). Keenum was 27-38 with 280 passing yards and a TD. The running back Murray had 95 rush yards on 15 carries and 2 TDs.

The Saints squeaked by with a 34-31 OT win against the Redskins who, let’s not forget, pretty much had that game. Cousins committed an intentional grounding and sent the game to overtime, in which they got the ball first but were unable to score. Call it what you want: bad playing calling, bad decision-making on both sides of the ball; either way, the Saints took advantage and came out on top.

The Eagles visited the Cowboys on Sunday night. After a very slow first half from both QBs, Wentz eventually found his stride. Wentz only threw for 168 yards, but he added 2 passing TDs to help his team win 37-9. Dak had another disappointing game, throwing for 145 yards and 3 INTs. This is the second week in a row that the team has been without Zeke and left tackle Tyron Smith. Their defense has also been deeply affected by the loss of Sean Lee, who is out with a hamstring injury. Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse for Dallas…

The Falcons and the Seahawks play tonight and OHH MY… the implications this game has for Seattle; this should be fun! The Rams losing yesterday now only has them ahead by a .5 a game in the NFC West. If the Seahawks win tonight, I believe they will take the lead in the division because they have already beat the Rams this season. In that case, the Rams might be looking at a Wild Card spot, considering how tough the rest of their schedule is…

It’s been a crazy year for the NFC, who in the past nobody every took seriously. Guess they figured it was time to shake some things up!

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