Standings

1st. New York Giants- 5-7 (3-2 DIV)

2nd. Washington Football Team- 5-7 (3-2 DIV)

3rd. Philadelphia Eagles- 3-8-1 (2-2 DIV)

4th. Dallas Cowboys- 3-9 (1-3 DIV)

 

Recap

 

NEW YORK GIANTS @ Seattle Seahawks 

The Giants won their fourth straight game by pulling off a stunning 17-12 upset of the Seahawks on the road. The New York defense led the way, forcing two turnovers and collecting four sacks. 

Colt McCoy started at quarterback in place of the injured Daniel Jones. McCoy finished 13-22 for just 105 with a touchdown and an interception. Wayne Gallman led the way on offense yet again, racking up 135 yards on 16 carries. Gallman’s longest run of the day was a 60 yard dash that set up a touchdown to give the Giants their first lead in the third quarter. 

Leonard Williams came up with a huge sack on third and 10 with just under a minute left to effectively kill the Seahawks comeback bid. Williams had 2.5 sacks on the day and two tackles for loss. 

Giants Week 14 Opponent- Cardinals at home, Sunday at 1:00

 

WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM @ Pittsburgh Steelers

The biggest upset of the week award goes to Washington, who were able to notch the first loss on the Steelers perfect record. Jon Bostic intercepted Ben Roethlisberger late in the fourth which led to a field goal and the eventual final score being 23-17.

Alex Smith had a monster day. Smith finished 31 of 46 for 296 yards and a touchdown. With the running game non-existent (just 45 total yards on 21 rushes), Smith shouldered the load of the Washington offense. Logan Thomas (9 catches, 98 yards, TD) and Cam Sims (5 catches, 92 yards) certainly aided Smith’s cause. 

The Washington defense’s biggest play was the aforementioned interception, but perhaps their most impressive feat was holding Pittsburgh to just 21 yards rushing on 14 carries. The Football Team also made a goal line stand early in the first quarter that essentially prevented a possible 17-0 early deficit. 

Football Team Week 14 Opponent- @49ers, Sunday at 4:25

 

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES @ Green Bay Packers

The Eagles disastrous season continued as they dropped their fourth straight game, this time to the Green Bay Packers on the road. Carson Wentz was finally benched in favor of Jalen Hurts after Wentz yet again struggled to perform. 

Wentz was lifted in the third quarter after going just 6 of 15 for 79 yards while getting sacked four times. Hurts entered the game when it was seemingly out of hand and made it relatively interesting, leading scoring drives that turned a 20-3 game into a 23-10 score. Jalen Reagor then ran a punt back 73 yards for a touchdown to make it a 23-16 game. However, once the game tightened, Hurts too started to struggle and threw an interception and took a sack of his own. He finished 5 of 12 for 109 yards with a touchdown and the interception. 

The Eagles comeback bid was officially dead after Aaron Jones took a run 77 yards up the gut for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter to push the score to 30-16 which would be the final. Philadelphia’s defense struggled to stop the Packer offense, with Aaron Rodgers throwing for 295 yards and three touchdowns. DeVante Adams victimized the Eagles secondary to the tune of 10 catches for 121 yards and two touchdowns. 

Eagles Week 14 Opponent- Saints at home, Sunday at 4:25

 

DALLAS COWBOYS @ Baltimore Ravens

The Cowboys dropped a rare Tuesday night game to the Ravens by a final score of 34-17. Dallas could not stop the Ravens rushing attack, surrendering a staggering 294 yards on the ground. 

The Dallas defense was able to contain Lamar Jackson in the air, allowing just 107 passing yards and picking Jackson off once. But the reigning MVP used his legs to gash the Cowboys, rushing 13 times for 94 yards and a 37 yard run for a score. The two Raven running backs joined the effort, with Gus Edwards collecting 101 yards on 7 carries and J.K. Dobbins notched 71 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries. 

While their defense was getting run over, the Cowboy offense wasn’t able to offer much help despite holding the ball for five more minutes than Baltimore. Andy Dalton played relatively well nevertheless, finishing with 285 yards and two touchdowns with an interception. Ezekiel Elliott had yet another quiet game, rushing for just 77 yards and catching 4 passes for 18 yards. 

Cowboys Week 14 Opponent- @Bengals, Sunday at 1:00