One of the most exciting weeks in this NFL season is officially over. A lot of questions have been raised about some of the big favorites that were expected to have a clear path to the playoffs, but now have tasted defeat in the middle of their run to get to the postseason. It is inevitable, in one of the most competitive leagues in all professional sports, that even the best teams will face defeat. The question remains to see who will overcome adversity and who will be left behind.
Zach Wilson Returns to the Jets
Having missed almost four weeks due to a knee injury, first-round draft pick QB Zach Wilson is ready to come back to the New York Jets this weekend, as has been rumored. In other news, backup QBs Mike White and Joe Flacco, who have been supporting the team from the bench while Wilson has been out, have both entered COVID-19 protocol after White tested positive and Flacco had close contact.
Even though his teammates have done their best to cover for their starting QB, the Jets have been doing nothing but struggling to get back up in the NFL standings and find themselves at the bottom of the AFC East. Hopefully, Wilson’s return can bring the energy that the Jets need to turn around their season and continue to fight for a playoff spot.
Dallas Hype Train-Wrecked
At the same time the Cowboys suffered one of their toughest losses of the season, we witnessed the return of one of the league’s elite QB’s in Patrick Mahomes. After a troubled start to this season, he has regained trust from his teammates and the Chiefs fans with his recent amazing performances.
Opposing QB Dak Prescott could not find his usual rhythm in this game and threw for only 216 yards with 2 interceptions, which in the end, cost the Cowboys the game. Although they lost against a Kansas City team that has not been at their best this season, Dallas is very dangerous on the football field and proves themselves still worthy of all praise.
Since this last win, the Chiefs are back in the conversation to be one of the favorites coming out of the AFC and have stolen all the attention that Dallas has been getting in the NFC playoff race.
Pats Return to Glory Days
Flashbacks of the greatest performances from the New England Patriots appeared in the form of very effective playmaking last Thursday night when they beat the Falcons in one of the biggest statements they’ve made all season. At the same time, they have established themselves at the top of the AFC East.
With their young starting QB Mac Jones throwing for 207 yards and only a single interception, the Pats have been showing new and refreshing gameplay with a touch of style from coach Bill Belichick. They have been moving all the right pieces this season to develop a great group of athletes that have become one of the most competitive teams in the league. One of the highlights for the Patriots this season is their outstanding defense that has stepped up when they’ve needed them most. The offensive line has also provided Jones the protection he’s needed to throw the ball, which is why they’ve been finding recent success.