It’s a wrap! The NFL 2020 common season that’s. My wild card playoff predictions have been posted on Summary Sports activities however there’s nonetheless wanting again on the remaining weekend of the common season and what went down. Some groups had been vying for a playoff spot and failed miserably, whereas others who haven’t had a style of a playoff recreation in a really very long time are returning to the massive dance. Let’s get a have a look at my quick takes on all 16 video games that passed off in week 17.

New England 28, NY Jets 14. Invoice Belichick concludes a 7-9 season with a win however 2020 marks his first dropping season with New England since his Patriots completed 5-11 20 years in the past in 2000. In 26 years as a head coach with the Cleveland Browns and New England, Belichick’s groups have completed beneath .500 simply 5 occasions. 4 of these had been in Cleveland. The Jets? They fired Adam Gase and now the search is on for the following New York coach.

Tampa Bay 44, Atlanta 27. Tom Brady is within the postseason once more, his 17th look in 20 years and his 12th straight. This time, nevertheless, it’s with a brand new staff and whereas Tampa didn’t want this win, they laid it on large. The Falcons have their work reduce out for them in rebuilding for 2021 and will likely be having to determine on Matt Ryan’s future.

Baltimore 38, Cincinnati 3. This was not a case of whether or not the Ravens would win or not however by how a lot. Lamar Jackson placed on a spotlight reel as a warning to the Tennessee Titans who Baltimore faces within the wild card spherical. So ends one other dismal season in Bengals city.

New York Giants 23, Dallas 19. This recreation was rendered meaningless after Washington’s victory over Philadelphia, however till that outcome got here within the Giants had been eager for an Eagles victory so they might declare the division title by advantage of this win over the Cowboys. To not be. So ends an embarrassing exhibiting by the NFC East in 2020.

Buffalo 56, Miami 26. You discuss ending with a bang! The Payments simply mauled the Dolphins in a recreation that meant all the things to Miami. The ‘Phins left this recreation red-faced and Buffalo put out indicators that they are going to be a power to be reckoned with within the postseason.

Minnesota 37, Detroit 35. Lions followers get to sit down residence for yet one more season whereas different groups play for a championship. The Vikings followers are doing the identical but it surely’s a much bigger disappointment for Minnesota who was anticipating extra success this season.

Cleveland 24, Pittsburgh 22. As an alternative of risking damage to some key starters, Pittsburgh head coach Mike Tomlin sat a number of gamers and as an alternative turned to Mason Rudolph and another backups to see if they might defeat Cleveland’s beginning set. If not for a Rudolph interception that changed into factors, the job would have gotten accomplished. The Steelers had been already within the playoffs so this loss meant nothing to them. However for the Browns? A 17-year absence from the postseason involves an finish however their trip within the playoffs could also be short-lived having to play the Steelers in lower than per week with out their head coach.

Los Angeles Rams 18, Arizona 7. Just like the Dolphins and Giants, the Cardinals had been hoping to sneak into the playoffs. NOT. Rams transfer on.

Inexperienced Bay 35, Chicago 16. A tuneup for the Packers, a thumping loss for Chicago who will get to the postseason regardless of dropping.

Indianapolis 28, Jacksonville 14. By dropping 15 in a row, the Jaguars may as nicely contemplate having misplaced all of them. How unhealthy are the Jags? If it’s any comfort they now get the #1 total decide on this 12 months’s NFL draft. In different phrases, Trevor Lawrence is their subsequent hopeful franchise quarterback. The Colts knew this recreation was a win however I anticipated a a lot bigger differential. It appears the Colts went straightforward on the lifeless Jaguars.

Los Angeles Chargers 38, Kansas Metropolis 21. The Chiefs had nothing to play for thus they only took it straightforward and tried to flee with none accidents. Despiting the win, Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn loses his job.

Las Vegas 32, Denver 31. A disappointing marketing campaign for each groups and for the Broncos, John Elway removes himself from the Basic Supervisor position and is getting extra accountability within the entrance workplace. Bringing in a brand new GM may be a constructive for Denver. That continues to be to be seen. Jon Gruden thought he had a playoff staff this season so the Raiders’ efforts proved to be a failure.

New Orleans 33, Carolina 7. A misplaced season for the Panthers a doable Tremendous Bowl berth for the Saints.

Seattle 26, San Francisco 23. The Rams tried to maintain tempo with Seattle all season however in the long run, the Seahawks win their division by two video games. By closing out the season with 4 straight wins, Seattle has a few of that early-season mojo they confirmed again in hand. The 49ers end lifeless final after profitable the NFC in 2019.

Tennessee 41, Houston 38. Deshaun Watson is an sad camper in Houston. His staff received simply 4 video games this season whereas the Titans head onward to the playoffs. The Titans’ protection higher stiffen up although in the event that they wish to get previous the wild card spherical. Tennessee yielded a mean of 27.four points-per-game in 2020 however on the opposite facet of the ball, they scored at a clip of 30.7 per recreation.

Washington 20, Philadelphia 14. The Eagles had an opportunity to play spoiler and so they spoiled the possibility. Their loss to Washington offers The Washington Soccer staff the division crown with simply seven wins and 9 defeats. Now Philadelphia should take care of a quarterback controversy within the low season. Washington? They are going to attempt to do the unthinkable…profitable a Tremendous Bowl with a dropping file. It received’t occur.

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