The Biggest Takeaways From Week Twelve of the NFL Season

The playoff picture is starting to take shape! Who's on a roll and who's rolling towards a backbreaking finish?

  • Crash Landing: An abysmal performance by Zach Wilson (9-for-22, 77 passing yards) contributed to the Jets' loss to New England, 10-3. It hurt Gang Green to the point where head coach Robert Saleh called out his quarterback, effectively staying non-committed to him. It's the same old story for the Jets, though. Another quarterback gone to the Meadowlands wasteland, forever labeled as a bust. Perhaps this is an organizational problem for New York, who hasn't had a decent quarterback in forever. Whatever the case, things aren't changing any time soon with Woody Johnson in charge. It seems that the Jets are ready to spiral out of playoff contention as a result of Wilson's subpar play and lack of leadership.

  • Viva Los 49ers! San Francisco showed what it was capable of offensively on Monday night, getting touchdowns from Deebo Samuel, Brandon Aiyuk (x2), and George Kittle (x2). The result was a 38-10 drubbing of the Arizona Cardinals in Mexico City, which propelled the Niners into first place in the NFC West. Kyle Shanahan's genius was on full display, unleashing his YAC beasts upon the unfortunate Cardinals. The rest of the schedule looks friendly for San Francisco; they don't leave the Pacific Time Zone for the rest of the season, with only two road games left. Watch out for the Niners in the NFC!

  • Detroit Rock City: Another team you should watch for in the NFC playoff race is Detroit. Suddenly, the Lions are on a three-game winning streak after disposing of the New York Giants, 31-18. Jamaal Williams ran for three touchdowns, proving to be the difference maker for the Lions. What seemed like a formality for Dan Campbell getting canned has gone to the wayside, as the tenacious head coach has finally gotten his team in the right direction. Watch for Detroit in the future; they'll spring off in a couple of years.