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Takeaways From Week Thirteen of the NFL Season

Every team has a win this season! We also have a failed two-point conversion that decided a game between division rivals! Here's what went down in the unlucky week in the NFL season.

  • THE LIONS GOT A WIN! Week thirteen wasn't unlucky for the Detroit Lions, who've been pestered by bad luck for most of their franchise history. The Lions defeated the Minnesota Vikings, 29-27, on a last-minute 11-yard touchdown pass from Jared Goff to Amon-Ra St. Brown. Detroit nearly blew a two-touchdown lead, which would've been S.O.L. for the team and their fans. However, Goff and company strapped in and pulled it together. This was head coach Dan Campbell's first victory with the team, which was an emotional win after the Oxford High School school shooting. Overall, it was a great sports weekend for Michiganders, who also saw the Michigan Wolverines win the Big Ten championship.

  • The Two-Point Conversion That Wasn't: The Baltimore Ravens and the Pittsburgh Steelers always put on a show when they play each other. One of the most heated rivalries in the NFL, the two teams hate each other's guts. There was some drama involved in this match, where the Ravens fell short, 21-19. The game came down to a failed two-point conversion where Mark Andrews bobbled and dropped a Lamar Jackson pass. The Steelers victory propels them into the playoff picture, establishing themselves closer to the Cincinnati Bengals for the final spot. Meanwhile, Baltimore falls to third in the AFC, hurting their playoff position.

  • Bill Belichick is a Genius: Even with Tom Brady gone, the legend of Bill Belichick endures. The Patriots defeated the Buffalo Bills, 14-10, despite only throwing three passes the entire game. Behind a strong run game and a defense that yielded no points on two red-zone stops, New England's Hall of Fame coach showed his playcalling mastery. The Patriots currently have the top seed in the AFC, which has become a regular site even without #12.

Top Five Power Rankings

  1. Arizona Cardinals

  2. Green Bay Packers

  3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

  4. Dallas Cowboys

  5. New England Patriots

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