All the Ravens had to do to make the playoffs was beat the Browns. It's not as easy as it used to be. Baltimore needed a late fourth-down interception to stifle Baker Mayfield's momentum, secure a 26-24 victory over Cleveland and wrap up the AFC North. The win ended the season for the Steelers, who had closed out their own victory over Cincinnati minutes earlier and were standing on their home field, cheering for the Browns as they watched the end of the game in Baltimore on the scoreboard. Mayfield had trimmed a 13-point deficit to two and had the Browns on the march, but C.J. Mosley tipped and picked a fourth-down pass with 62 seconds left to seal the win. It prevented a nightmare repeat of last year, when all the Ravens had to do was beat the Bengals at home to clinch, but gave up a 49-yard touchdown pass with 44 seconds left to fall. Meanwhile, the Browns had a chance to finish with a winning record the season after going 0-16. Despite falling short (7-8-1), they show every sign of … [Read more...] about ICYMI in NFL’s Week 17: Ravens hang on, move on after Browns scare
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Be honest, the only reason you look at power rankings is to scroll down until you see your team’s logo and fill yourself with irrational anger at a person you’ve never met for placing your brave boys at least four spots lower than they definitely deserve. Still do it every week though, don’t you? But we’ve decided to do something a little different. Why rank teams by how good they are - that’s what the standings are for, after all - when we can grade them on how much fun they are to watch; on explosiveness, firepower and captivating narratives. With games lasting up to four hours, it’s important you don’t waste your Sunday evening sat in front of a turgid punt-fest, so this list will help you keep on track of which teams are worth turning your eye toward this season. Without further ado, here’s how we’re looking after week one... 32. Buffalo Bills In this case, the fun rankings mirror the power rankings. The Bills were horrible to … [Read more...] about NFL Fun Power Rankings, week one: All eyes on the Kansas City Chiefs
Welcome back to the NFL Fun Power Rankings, where we value excitement and intrigue over wins and losses. This list is all about working out which NFL teams are worthy of your busy eyes, and which deserve to be rolled up in a carpet, set on fire, loaded into a big rocket and blasted off into the sun. There were quite a few movers and shakers in week 11 - a week which saw the Chiefs and Rams play out one of the greatest games in NFL history, Lamar Jackson make his first career start, and the Raiders win a football game. I know, anything really is possible. Here's how we stand heading into Thanksgiving, aka the day which officially marks the beginning of the 'business end' of the season. 32. New York Jets (down 1) Good news: For the first time in weeks the Jets weren't utterly abject on Sunday. Bad news: That's only because they were on a bye. All the early season optimism has faded from New Jersey, and if you watch their last few performances back it's hard to see how they've got to … [Read more...] about NFL Fun Power Rankings, week 11: Where do Rams and Chiefs stand after Monday night’s record-breaking showdown?
Patrick Mahomes dazzled in a duel of young quarterbacks, throwing for 374 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Kansas City Chiefs to a 33-28 NFL victory over the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. Mahomes, the reigning NFL Most Valuable Player, led three second-quarter touchdown drives, connecting on scoring passes to Demarcus Robinson and rookie Ecole Hardman. Mahomes's 18-yard scoring pass to Robinson in the corner of the end zone was highlight reel material, Robinson stretching for a spectacular one-handed catch as the Chiefs stretched their lead to 17-6. LeSean McCoy and Darrel Williams combined for 116 yards rushing and a TD as the Chiefs managed admirably without starting running back Damien Williams, number one receiver Tyreek Hill and starting left tackle Eric Fisher. "Everyone gets reps with the starters, and guys just build that confidence that they can play," Mahomes said of coping with unexpected absences. "Whenever someone gets an opportunity they make plays." Mahomes now has … [Read more...] about Mahomes leads unbeaten Chiefs over Ravens
Nate Davis USA TODAY Published 6:32 AM EDT Oct 9, 2019 History has a way of repeating itself — even though oftentimes it isn't much fun to relive. It's a concept the 2019 Miami Dolphins are surely getting acquainted with, the Fish — I know, dolphins are mammals — getting off to perhaps the worst start the NFL has ever seen in its 100 seasons. Miami is 0-4 and has been outscored 163-26, a margin that includes being collectively whitewashed 81-0 after halftime. That negative-137 scoring margin already has this team halfway to the worst differential ever accrued in a 16-game season ... only one quarter of the way into the schedule. But before we begin wondering if the '19 Dolphins will live on the opposite extreme of the NFL spectrum from their 17-0 1972 brethren, let's pause to consider that the football gods may be smiling on Josh Rosen and Co. Coming off its bye week, Miami will host the equally winless Washington Redskins, who just fired coach Jay … [Read more...] about NFL’s 100 worst teams of all time: Will Dolphins make history?