1. Cowboys win 11th straight– They entered this game with 10 straight wins, a franchise record. Minnesota was coming off a tough loss to the Lions on Thanksgiving. As I watched this one closely, the Vikings hit the Cowboys in the mouth throughout the game. They pressured Dak and forced him to throw the football. But as the Cowboys have done all season, they found a way to fight back and this was their best performance from their defense I’ve seen all year long. Now, it’s 11 wins and counting.
2. Brady makes history– His resume speaks for himself. The four Super Bowls, the two league MVP’s and we can’t forget the playoff record. Yesterday against the Los Angeles Rams, the legend surpassed a man he had many great battles with over the years in Peyton Manning and became the all-time winningest quarterback with 201 wins. Remarkable for a man that wasn’t even selected in the first round of his draft class.
3. Flacco has a big day– This was a huge game in the AFC. The Dolphins were winners of six in a row and the Ravens were looking to remain in first place in the AFC North. So much went wrong for the Dolphins but the biggest thing I took away was Joe Flacco having such a big game and this is what I needed to see from him because he can be up and down at times. This was very encouraging to see him take a game over and be on the same page as his receivers. Both Baltimore and Miami are both still in the playoff hunt.
4. Steelers snap Giants winning streak– The two best receivers were featured in this one in Antonio Brown and Odell Beckham. The Giants have been one of the few teams with a winning streak that not many had been discussing. It was just a bad day all-around at the office for the g-men and the Steelers won their third straight game. Ladarius Green stepped it up and took a ton of pressure off AB.
5. Chiefs win a wild one– This was yet another big game in the NFL for both teams in their conferences. Kansas City was looking to win on the road once again and the Falcons were aiming to extend their lead in the NFC South. The way this one started, it looked as if this was going to be a fun one to watch and it didn’t disappoint one bit. The Falcons put themselves ahead late in the fourth quarter with a Matt Ryan touchdown pass and they elected to go for two points. The decision fired back on them as Eric Berry intercepted a pass and took it to the house for the two.