Ruin Your Sunday: NFL Week 14
No 7-9 bullshit for Jeff Fisher HE GONE
After an embarrassing 42-14 loss to the Falcons at home, the Los Angeles Rams had no choice but to cut ties with coach Jeff Fisher. Perhaps Rams ownership finally found the picture that Fisher was blackmailing them with, or maybe they finally sobered up and realized he is, in reality, the most overrated coach in NFL history. Otherwise there۪s no excuse that Fisher lasted almost five full seasons with the Rams without producing a winning record. The Rams were the team of Hard Knocks this season, and Fisher memorably said the team wasn۪t going to achieve the same 7-9 bullshit that Fisher has become known for as a head coach. Fisher was right, just not in the way he hoped. He ended his season 4-9 and tied for first all-time in most losses by a coach.
Fantasy football playoffs kicked off in standard leagues in Week 14. If you started what you thought were fantasy superstars Derek Carr, Amari Cooper, Matt Forte, Devonta Freeman, Melvin Gordon, Mike Evans and Larry Fitzgerald, you probably felt pretty good about your chances to move onto the semi-finals the following week. Unfortunately all of those players put up shit-tacular performances that will undoubtedly have you sitting on the sidelines, unless you had Le۪Veon Bell to save your ass with a completely preposterous 236 yards and 3 TD statline. (Editor۪s Note: Boo yah).
The Toilet Bowl 2016: Jets vs Niners
The Jets-Niners game was a tale of two halves. San Francisco murdered New York behind a huge day running the ball by Carlos Hyde. Then, it was Bilal Powell۪s turn toting the ball as he amassed 145 yards and two touchdowns for the Jets after trailing 17-3 at halftime. The win might have saved Jets coach Todd Bowles his job for another year (unfortunately for Jets fans). Alas, the lowly Niners have now lost 12 in a row.
Sloppier Than Your Roommate۪s Girlfriend
The Dolphins and Cardinals played one of the sloppiest first quarters in recent memory, compiling five turnovers between the two of them. The Dolphins had a two-score lead late in the game before Ryan Tannehill suffered a scary-looking ACL injury. Matt Moore relieved him and his ineffectiveness nearly cost the Dolphins the game. The Cardinals tied it up, but in typical Arizona fashion this season, let Moore beat them with two throws to Kenny Stills that set up a game-winning field goal. Arizona was a sexy pick to go to the Super Bowl and their season is now over after Week 14.
The Tony Romo Bandwagon Lives?
Rumors of Tony Romo۪s demise as the Dallas Cowboys۪ starting quarterback have been greatly exaggerated. Rookie Dak Prescott has fallen off a bit in the last few games, including Sunday night in their second loss to the Giants by a 10-7 score. It۪s crazy that a quarterback who won 11 straight games is in danger of losing his job. But if Dak can۪t put it together against the Bucs on Sunday night, we might see Romo again in 2016 yet. The Bucs have the No. 1 defense since Week 10, so this won۪t be easy for the promising rookie. But then again, Jerry Jones is a loony old man who loves toying with the press, so who knows.