We're heading closer to the playoffs! That means teams are gearing up for a push, hoping to get in! Who's getting closer to sniffing January glory?
The COVID Concern in the NFL: Right after the Week 14 slate of games ended, the NFL exploded with a myriad of cases. Those affected included Odell Beckham Jr., Jarvis Landry, and Chris Jones. Roger Goodell didn't do much about COVID last season, letting it play out for a full season. Now, he's pressed to address the situation if it gets out of hand. What actions, if any, will Goodell take?
Should These Woebegone Franchises Be Worried? Normally, the Arizona Cardinals and the Buffalo Bills don't have much luck. They're riddled with unfortunate moments and mediocre play. Now, the Cardinals are in a good position, sitting at one game from making the postseason. However, their Monday night loss to the Los Angeles Rams doesn't inspire much confidence. Kyler Murray threw two picks and fumbled once, with the Rams baffling him all game. As for Buffalo, they lost to yet another winning team, this time to the defending Super Bowl champions. They lost in overtime to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on a game-winning 58-yard pass from Tom Brady to Breshad Perriman. Should these two Super Bowl contenders be worried about exiting early in January?
Watch Out For The Browns! Cleveland made a statement against the Baltimore Ravens, edging their bitter rival, 24-22. Led by a defense that had four sacks and recovered two fumbles, the Browns made life miserable for Lamar Jackson and company. Don't be surprised if the Dawgs make their return to the playoffs, despite a loaded AFC playoff picture.
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