Ruin Your Sunday: NFL Week 13
Cam's Fashion Fail
We've seen Panthers quarterback Cam Newton rock some, ah, interesting things at postgame pressers over the past few years, (this lawyer from 1950’s Georgia look, wtf?), but it was a team rule violation for not wearing a tie that cost him a start Sunday night against the Seahawks. Cam was benched for the opening series, which saw backup Derek Anderson rifle an interception on the first play, leading to three quick points by the Seahawks in an eventual blowout win for Seattle. Talk about wardrobe malfunction.
Let's Get Buc'd Up
The Bucs entered Week 13 a half game behind the Redskins for the second wild card spot and a game behind the Falcons for the NFC South lead. All that happened was every team in front of Tampa Bay lost, including the Giants, who hold the first wild card spot. Tampa Bay took care of business on their end, beating a Chargers team in one of the week's most exciting games. Are the Bucs for real? They've won four straight against the likes of the Chiefs and Seahawks and their defense is playing lights out. Their Week 15 game against the Cowboys was flexed to Sunday night and we'll see 2015 No. 1 overall pick Jameis Winston go head-to-head with rookie phenom Dak Prescott in one of the most intriguing QB matchups of the year.
Your Fantasy Is Now A Nightmare
Week 13 is for many fantasy leagues the final week of the regular season before fantasy playoffs started. In addition to the NFL’s preposterous week 13 bye week for Tennessee (Dafuq Goodell?) it was an ugly weekend all around. QB waiver pickup/enemy #1 Colin Kaepernick was 1-for-5 passing for 4 yards against the Bears before being benched for Blaine Gabbert. Drew Brees put up a measly stat line against the Lions. Cam Newton had a bad day, and the king of mediocre performances, Lamar Miller, was weak too. Mike Evans, Davante Adams and Michael Thomas had off days too. All around, a ton of people got dogshit results for a lot of their must-win matchups. Welcome to fantasy bruh.
Eric Berry Will Take Your Soul
Matty “Melted Ice” and the Falcons got a taste of the most low-key threats in the NFL, the Chiefs and their savage D. In a one-point loss to the Chiefs, the skidding Atlanta squad saw Ryan throw a pick-six to Eric Berry that swung the momentum towards Kansas City. Late in the game, Ryan led a touchdown drive that put Atlanta ahead by a point. They went for two, but Ryan was picked off by Berry who took it to the house for two points and the one-point Chiefs lead. The Falcons are now tied with the Bucs after having an early-season cushion in the NFC South.