2013 NFL Week 12 Review

WEEK 12 REVIEW

The 14th meeting of Peyton Manning and Tom Brady topped the headlines in Week 12 in a game that started out with Denver scoring 17 unanswered points in the first quarter with Von Miller scoring a defensive touchdown and Knowshon Moreno scoring on offense with a field goal thrown in for good measure.  In the second quarter, an old favorite of Peyton Manning, Jacob Tamme caught a 10 yard touchdown pass.  The weather was cold in New England which caused a lot of issues with holding onto the ball and both teams had their share of mishaps. Peyton Manning seemed to have issues throwing the cold ball and Denver reiled on the legs of Knowshon Moreno for a bulk of the duties as he ran the ball 37 time for 224 yards and a touchdown.  The second half was driven mainly by Tom Brady who seemed to have no issues with the cold ball as he threw 2 touchdowns, one to Julian Edelman and one to Rob Gronkowski along with Brandon Boldens 1 yard run for touchdown.  At the end of 3 quarters the score was Denver 24 and New England 21.  The fourth quarter had Tom Brady throwing a 14 yard pass to Julian Edelman and a 31 yard field goal from Stephen Gostkowski.  Peyton Manning was able to complete an 11 yard pass to Demaryous Thomas  to tie the game at 31 and force an overtime battle. The Broncos got the ball first and were unable to score and the Patriots followed suit.  With 3 minutes left in the overtime, the New England Patriots punted the ball and due to a late decision by former Patriot Wes Welker to not field the ball, let the ball bounce and it hit a Denver Broncos player and the Patriots recovered the ball in field goal position. The Patriots kicked the game winning field goal 2 plays later.

In a game that boasted 8 lead changes, the San Diego Chargers were able to defeat the Kansas City Chiefs and hand them their second loss of the 2013 season. After a Charger field goal, Donnie Avery put the Chiefs on the board with a 32 yard reception for touchdown from Alex Smith. In the second quarter, Jamaal Charles ran in a touchdown from 7 yards out. The Chargers countered with a touchdown of their own from Danny Woodhead. Trailing the Chiefs 14-10 at the half, the Chargers were able to capitalize on their first possession with a 1 yard touchdown run from Ryan Matthews to take the lead 17-14. Just 3 minutes later, Jamaal Charles ran in for his second touchdown of the day putting the Chiefs back on top 21-17. The Chargers quickly moved the ball again and Danny Woodhead ran in a touchdown from 3 yards out.  The Chiefs countered scoring another touchdown just 2 minutes later and regaining the lead 28-24 going into the fourth quarter. The Chargers opened up with a 30 yard Nick Novak field goal and the Chiefs countered with one of their own from 25 yards. Less than 2 minutes later, Ladarius Green caught a 60 yard pass from Philip Rivers putting the Chargers up once again 34-31.  With 1:22 remaining in the game, Dwayne Bowe caught a 5 yard pass from Alex Smith and put the Chiefs ahead once again 38-34. The Chargers who had moved the ball with rapid fire precision all game took the remaining 1:22 and moved the ball without fail and Philip Rivers was able to complete a 26 yard touchdown pass to Seyi Ajirolulu with just 24 seconds remaining in the game and capped the Chargers win at 41-38 handing the Chiefs their second loss this season.

SCORES FROM AROUND THE LEAGUE

  • New Orleans Saints won over the Atlanta Falcons 17-13
  • New England Patriots beat the Denver Broncos 34-31
  • Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Cleveland Browns 27-11
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers win their third game in a row against the Detroit Lions winning the game 24-21
  • Green Bay Packers tie at 26-26 after exchanging field goals with the Minnesota Vikings in overtime to end the game in a draw
  • San Diego Chargers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 41-38
  • St. Louis Rams beat the Chicago Bears 42-21
  • Carolina Panthers beat the Miami Dolphins 20-16
  • Baltimore Ravens defeated the New York Jets 19-3
  • Jacksonville Jaguars won easily over the Houston Texans 13-6
  • Tennessee Titans defeated the Oakland Raiders 23-19
  • Arizona Cardinals handily defeated the Indianapolis Colts 40-11
  • Dallas Cowboys beat the New York Giants 24-21
  • New York Giants routed the Green Bay Packers 27-13
  • San Francisco 49ers took the Washington Redskins to town beating them 27-6
  • Carolina Panthers beat the New England Patriots in a tight contest 24-20 with a controversial withdrawn interference call in the end zone.

WEEK 12 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Drew Brees completed 70% of his passes for 278 yards and 2 touchdowns.
  • Knowshon Moreno ran the ball 37 times for 224 yards and 1 touchdown, a career high for rushing yards in a game for Moreno.
  • Tom Brady threw for 344 yards and 3 touchdowns against the Denver Broncos.
  • Jimmy Graham caught 5 passes for 100 yards and 1 touchdown.
  • Philip Rivers completed 69% of his passes for 392 yards, 3 touchdowns and 0 interceptions.
  • Josh Gordon caught 14 passes for 237 yards and 1 touchdown.
  • Cam Newton threw for 174 yards and 1 touchdown with 1 interception and ran 7 times for 51 yards and 1 touchdown against the Miami Dolphins.
  • Mike Wallace had a good day catching 5 passes for 127 yards and 1 touchdown averaging 25.4 yards per reception.
  • Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 71% of his passes for 320 yards and 2 touchdowns.
  • Jamaal Charles ran for 115 yards and 2 touchdowns in addition to catching 4 passes for 42 yards averaging 4.2 yards per reception.
  • Kendall Wright caught 6 passes for 103 yards and 1 touchdown.
  • Carson Palmer continues to play well and completed 70% of his passes in Week 12 for 314 yards and 2 touchdowns.
  • Josh McCown completed 77% of his passes for 352 yards and 2 touchdowns in Week 12 with just 1 interception.
  • Brandon Marshall caught 10 passes for 117 yards and 1 touchdown.
  • Ryan Tannehill eclipsed the 300 yard mark again throwing 1 touchdown and 1 interception in the game against the Carolina Panthers.
  • Julian Edelman caught 9 passes from Tom Brady for 110 yards and 2 touchdowns.
  • Matt Stafford threw for 297 yards and 3 touchdowns with 4 interceptions in the Lions 24-21 loss to the Buccaneers.
  • Alex Smith completed 68% of his passes for 294 yards and 3 touchdowns with just 1 interception.
  • Rob Gronkowski caught 7 Tom Brady passes for 90 yards and 1 touchdown.
  • Adrian Peterson carried the ball 32 times for 146 yards and 1 touchdown.
  • Eddie Lacy ran for 110 yards and 1 touchdown.
  • Colin Kaepernick threw for 235 yards and 3 touchdowns.
  • Anquan Boldin caught 5 passes for 94 yards and 2 touchdowns.

QUARTERBACK LEADERS – WEEK 12 PLAYERS ON THE MOVE

  • Drew Brees moved up 1 slot into the #5 position passing Warren Moon and sitting behind Hall of Fame Quarterback John Elway with 49,566 Career Passing Yards.  Brees also moved past Tom Brady to assume the #4 slot with 352 Career Passing Touchdowns and is behind Dan Marino on the Top 40 List.
  • Eli Manning moved past Steve DeBerg to the #22 slot behind Matt Hasselbeck with 34,287 Career Passing Yards.
  • Ben Roethlisberger passed Kerry Collins, Kurt Warner and Jim Hart to the #26 slot tied with Hall of Fame Quarterback Terry Bradshaw with 212 Career Passing Touchdowns. Roethlisberger moved up 2 slots to #28 past Troy Aikman and Ken Anderson with 32,962 Career Passing Yards.
  • Philip Rivers moved up 2 slots to #27 passing Kurt Warner, Kerry Collins and Jim Hart behind Terry Bradshaw and Ben Roethlisberger with 211 Career Passing Touchdowns.
  • Carson Palmer moved up 1 slot to #31 passing Jim Everett and sitting behind Randall Cunningham with 205 Career Passing Touchdowns. Palmer moved past Kurt Warner, Sonny Jurgensen and Mark Brunell to the #31 slot behind Ken Anderson with 32,352 Career Passing Yards.
  • Tony Romo threw his 200th Career Passing Touchdown and moved up 1 slot to #35 passing Phil Simms on the list.

RUNNING BACK LEADERS – WEEK 12 PLAYERS ON THE MOVE

  • Adrian Peterson moved past Joe Perry into the #29 slot behind Clinton Portis with 9,846 Career Rushing Yards. Peterson’s 1 Touchdown in Week 12 moved him up 1 slot to #11 tied with Priest Holmes with 86 Career Rushing Touchdowns.
  • Maurice Jones-Drew moved up 1 slot into a tie at #23 with Eddie George and Thomas Jones at 68 Career Rushing Touchdowns.
  • Steven Jackson moved up 1 slot past Curt Warner, Roger Craig and Earnest Byner into the #31 slot behind Jamaal Lewis, Mike Alstott and Frank Gore with 57 Career Rushing Touchdowns.
  • Chris Johnson joined the Top 40 list for the first time at #40 tied with James Stewart and Hall of Fame Running Back John Henry Johnson with 48 Career Rushing Touchdowns.

WIDE RECEIVER LEADERS – WEEK 12 PLAYERS ON THE MOVE

  • Anquan Boldin passed Gary Clark to assume the #31 slot behind Joey Galloway with 10,899 Career Receiving Yards.
  • Larry Fitzgerald moved up 1 slot to #13 passing Andre Rison, Tommy McDonald, Irving Fryer and Mark Clayton into a tie with Hall of Fame Wide Reciever Lance Alworth, Hines Ward and Hall of Fame Wide Receiver Paul Warfield with 85 Career Receiving Touchdowns.
  • Calvin Johnson moved up 1 slot to #27 passing Santana Moss, Sterling Sharpe, Sonny Randle, Hall of Fame Wide Receiver Bobby Mitchell, Hall of Fame Wide Receiver Charlie Joiner, Hall of Fame Wide Receiver Michael Irvin, Henry Ellard and Gary Clark into a tie with Steve Smith, Roy Green, Derrick Mason and Jimmy Orr at 66 Career Receiving Touchdowns.
  • Dallas Clark joined the Top 40 at #40 tied with Isaac Curtis at 53 Career Receiving Touchdowns.
  • Roddy White joined Dallas Clark on the Top 40 list at #40 tied with Isaac Curtis at 53 Career Receiving Touchdowns.

DEFENSIVE LEADERS – WEEK 12 PLAYERS ON THE MOVE

  • Robert Mathis moved up 1 slot into a tie at #20 with Trace Armstrong with 106.0 Career Sacks.
  • Justin Smith entered the Top 40 list this week at #40 tied with Hugh Douglas and Jason Gildon with 80.0 Career Sacks.

2013 Week 11 Review

WEEK 11 REVIEW

The battle for #1 in the AFC West was waged between the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs and the 8-1 Denver Broncos. The Chiefs entered the game well rested after their bye week to face the Broncos at home. Entering the game there were concerns over Peyton Manning’s high ankle sprain and he came to the field with his right leg looking like it was in a boot. The Broncos Offensive Line deserves high praise for protecting Manning from the leagues #1 Defense and not allowing a single sack. The Broncos quarterback played well against the Chiefs, but for the first time all season he failed to throw multiple touchdowns. However, he completed 24 of 40 throws for 323 yards and a touchdown with a lost fumble.  Manning started 2 of 6 before getting hot. Two plays later he threw a 70-yard strike to Demaryius Thomas then hit Tight End Julius Thomas on a 9-yard slant for a touchdown. This was Manning’s 81st career 300-yard passing game, extending his NFL record. He’s gone over 300 yards in nine of 10 games this year.

With a controversial non-call at the end of the game, the Carolina Panthers beat the New England Patriots 24-20 on Monday night. Cam Newton seemed to come into his own as a leader and is playing at a higher level than he has in the past and is being considered a real top tier Quarterback in the league. The front seven for the Panthers were outstanding and the secondary was opportunistic. The teams first winning season since 2008 seems to be in the bag but this team wants more and if they continue to play well, they just might get it this year. Tom Brady is playing very well and completed 25 of 29 passes at one point and faces Peyton Manning at home next week in their 14th game against one another in their career.

There are currently three one loss teams in the NFL and the Indianapolis Colts have provided the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos with those losses. On Thursday night, the Tennessee Titans got off to an early lead with Chris Johnson scoring 2 touchdowns in the first quarter. The second quarter was a battle of the kickers with Adam Vinatieri kicking a 48 and a 30 yard field goal while Rob Bironas kicked one of his own from 25 yards out.  The third quarter was all Colts action with Donald Brown running in a touchdown and then Andrew Luck ran in a touchdown, his 4th of the season. Vinatieri kicked a 50 yard Field Goal giving the Colts 17 points in the quarter and the Colts led 23-17 at that point. Early in the fourth quarter, Bironas kicked a Field Goal from 38 yards and with 3 minutes left in the game, Donald Brown ran in his second touchdown of the day.  The Titans got the ball back and Delanie Walker caught a 19 yard pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick bringing the score to 30-27 with just a minute left.  The ensuing onside kick was recovered by the Colts who ran out the clock for the win.

SCORES FROM AROUND THE LEAGUE

  • Indianapolis Colts won over the Tennessee Titans 30-27
  • Denver Broncos beat the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs 27-17
  • Buffalo Bills defeated the New York Jets 37-14
  • Chicago Bears beat the Baltimore Ravens 23-20 in Overtime
  • Cincinnati Bengals defeated the Cleveland Browns 41-20
  • Philadelphia Eagles beat the Washington Redskins 24-16
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers handily beat the Atlanta Falcons 41-28
  • Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Detroit Lions 37-27
  • Arizona Cardinals won easily over the Jacksonville Jaguars 27-14
  • Oakland Raiders defeated the Houston Texans 28-23
  • Miami Dolphins narrowly defeated the San Diego Chargers 20-16
  • New Orleans Saints beat the San Francisco 49ers 23-20
  • New York Giants routed the Green Bay Packers 27-13
  • Seattle Seahawks took the Minnesota Vikings to town beating them 41-20
  • Carolina Panthers beat the New England Patriots in a tight contest 24-20 with a controversial withdrawn interference call in the end zone.

WEEK 10 HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Denver Broncos Offensive Line was back in action and kept the #1 ranked Kansas City Chiefs Defense at bay and not allowing a single sack on Peyton Manning who is nursing a high ankle sprain.
  • Peyton Manning completed 60% of his pass attempts for 323 yards and 1 touchdown and continues to lead the league with 34 passing Touchdowns this season.
  • Chris Johnson rushed the ball 17 times for 86 yards and 2 touchdowns.
  • LeSean McCoy ran for 77 yards and 2 touchdowns and also caught 4 passes for 73 yards. McCoy is the first Running Back to exceed 1,000 yards rushing this season finishing Week 11 with 1,009 yards from scrimmage.
  • Demaryius Thomas caught 5 passes for 121 yards against a stingy Kansas City Chiefs Defense.
  • Robert Griffin III threw for 264 yards and 2 touchdowns with 1 interception.
  • Chris Ivory ran the ball 15 times for 98 yards and 1 touchdown.
  • Ray Rice carried the ball 25 times for 131 yards and 1 touchdown averaging 5.2 yards per carry.
  • Josh Gordon caught 5 passes for 125 yards and 1 touchdown.
  • Nick Foles started again for the Philadelphia Eagles and completed 65% of his passes throwing for 298 yards and he ran the ball 9 times for 47 yards and 1 touchdown to beat the Washington Redskins.
  • Ben Roethlisberger had a fantastic day completing 64% of his passes for 367 yards and 4 touchdowns. He also carried the ball 6 times for 12 yards in the Steelers win over the Lions.
  • Calvin Johnson caught 6 passes for 179 yards and 2 touchdowns.
  • Bobby Rainey exploded for 163 yards and 2 touchdowns on 30 carries and caught two passes for four yards and a third score as the Buccaneers trampled the Falcons 41-28 in Week 11.
  • Harry Douglas caught 6 passes for 134 yards and 1 touchdowns averaging 22.3 yards per reception.
  • Carson Palmer had a big day throwing for 419 yards and 2 touchdowns completing 71% of his passes in the Cardinals win over the Jaguars 27-14.
  • Michael Floyd caught 6 passes from Carson Palmer for 193 yards and 1 touchdown averaging 32.2 yards per reception.
  • Matt McGloin got the start again for the Oakland Raiders and did not disappoint completing 56% of his pass attempts for 197 yards and 3 touchdowns in the Raiders win over the Texans 28-23.
  • Garrett Graham caught 7 passes for 136 yards and 1 touchdown.
  • Ryan Matthews had a big day for the Chargers rushing the ball 19 times for 127 yards averaging 6.7 yards per carry.
  • Drew Brees had another solid outing throwing for 305 yards and 1 touchdown with 1 interception.
  • Jordy Nelson caught 8 passes for 117 yards.
  • Marquis Colston became the all time Saints leader for receiving yards, receiving touchdowns and receptions in Week 11.

QUARTERBACK LEADERS – WEEK 11 PLAYERS ON THE MOVE

  • Carson Palmer passed John Brodie to assume the #34 slot behind Mark Brunell with 32,038 Career Passing YardsPalmer’s 2 touchdowns moved him past Roman Gabrial and Matt Hasselbeck into a tie at #29 with Jim Everett at 203 Career Passing Touchdowns.
  • Philip Rivers passed Norm Snead to take over the #37 slot behind Steve McNair with 30,038 Career Passing Yards. Rivers threw 1 Touchdown pass in Week 11 and moved past Randall Cunningham into a tie at #27 with Kurt Warner and Kerry Collins at 208 Career Passing Touchdowns.
  • Ben Roethlisberger moved up 2 slots moving past Randall Cunningham to join Kurt Warner, Kerry Collins and Philip Rivers at #27 for Career Passing Touchdowns with 208 Touchdowns.

RUNNING BACK LEADERS – WEEK 11 PLAYERS ON THE MOVE

  • Maurice Jones-Drew moved past Fred Taylor and Ricky Williams into the #24 slot behind Thomas Jones and Eddie George with 67 Career Rushing Touchdowns.
  • Brandon Jacobs scored 1 Touchdown in Week 11 and moved him into a tie at #31 with Ahman Green and Terrell Davis with 60 Career Rushing Touchdowns.
  • Marshawn Lynch moved up 2 slots past Chuck Foreman, Marion Barber, George Rogers and Antowain Smith into a tie at the #35 slot with Larry Johnson and Tiki Barber with 55 Touchdowns.

WIDE RECEIVER LEADERS – WEEK 11 PLAYERS ON THE MOVE

  • Andre Johnson passed Hall of Fame Wide Receiver Charlie Joiner to assume the #18 slot behind Jimmy Smith with 12,220 Career Receiving Yards.
  • Steve Smith moved past Hall of Fame Wide Receiver Michael Irvin to the #22 slot behind Derrick Mason with 11,964 Career Receiving Yards.
  • Larry Fitzgerald moved past Joey Galloway into the #29 slot behind Chad Johnson.
  • Santana Moss exceeded 10,000 Career Receiving Yards and knocked Eric Moulds from the Top 40 list at #40 behind Hall of Fame Tight End Shannon Sharpe.
  • Antonio Gates moved past Hall of Fame Wide Receiver Lance Alworth, Hines Ward and Hall of Fame Wide Receiver Paul Warfield into the #12 slot behind Andre Reed with 86 Career Receiving Touchdowns.
  • Calvin Johnson scored 2 Touchdowns in Week 11 and jumped up 2 slots on the list moving past Hall of Fame Wide Receiver John Stallworth, Carl Pickens, Anthony Miller, Keenan McCardell, Terrance Mathis, Plaxico Burress and Keyshawn Johnson into a tie at #29 with Gary Clark, Sterling Sharpe, Sonny Randle, Santana Moss, Hall of Fame Wide Receiver Bobby Mitchell, Hall of Fame Wide Receiver Charlie Joiner, Hall of Fame Wide Receiver Michael Irvin and Henry Ellard with 65 Career Receiving Touchdowns.
  • Anquan Boldin moved past Drew Hill, Hall of Fame Wide Receiver Elroy Hirsh, Jerry Smith and Gene A. Washington into a tie at #33 with Donald Driver, Antonio Freeman, Billy Howton, Hall of Fame Wide Receiver Pete Pihos, Mike Quick and Andre Johnson with 61 Career Receiving Touchdowns.

DEFENSIVE LEADERS – WEEK 11 PLAYERS ON THE MOVE

  • John Abraham’s 2 Sacks in Week 11 moved him up 2 slots to #9 moving past Hall of Famer Derrick Thomas and Hall of Famer Ricky Jackson with 129.0 Career Sacks behind Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor and Leslie O’Neil.
  • Osi Umenyiora entered the Top 40 list this week at #39 passing Tim Harris while knocking both Hugh Douglas and John Gildon off the list with 81.5 Career Sacks.