Spiderfan's 2020 Web of Football Week 10 Edition Nov 17, 2020 11:51:44 GMT -8
Post by spiderfan on Nov 17, 2020 11:51:44 GMT -8
Happy week before Thanksgiving SCtoC! It is I, Spiderfan the official NFL Analyst for this great website and it is time for the Week 10 Edition of Web of Football. Let us begin!
Hail Mary plays have a special place in football lore because while often attempted, they very rarely actually result in success. When Hail Mary's do work they result in what become iconic moments. Whether it be the Original Hail Mary, the Browns first win, The play that was a Hail Mary but is called the Fail Mary (I'm not one of those people), or Aaron Rodgers being Aaron Rodgers they are forever memorable and on Sunday another one was added to the list: The Hail Murray. I will set the stage:
The Buffalo Bills had a 23-9 lead in the 2nd half, a lead that had been maintained throughout the earlier parts of the game by the Bills, causing me to think "Well the Bills are going to be 8-2, with the bad game the Seahawks are having, I think Josh Allen is back in the MVP conversation". But the Cardinals wouldn't go away and just like in their match up against the Seahawks earlier in the season, they chipped away at the lead until they had the lead. The Bills went from hot to cold, and the Cardinals had a 26-23 lead going into the 4th quarter. That was until with less than 2 minutes left Bills QB Josh Allen led an excellent drive which ended with a TD pass to Bills WR Stefon Diggs for the go ahead 30-26 lead. At that point I actually thought (seriously I'm not lying about this) "I think the Bills might have left too much time on the clock for the Cardinals". See, the Cardinals had 34 seconds and 2 timeouts so it wasn't entirely unfeasible that the Cardinals could in fact score. Cardinals QB Kyler Murray had some very solid passes that got the Cardinals near midfield, however he chewed up an unnecessary amount of clock which resulted in a last second heave in triple coverage to Cardinals WR DeAndre Hopkins... and the rest is history
The cherry on top? The Seahawks lost to the Rams, meaning that the Cardinals have an opportunity to take the 1st place spot in the NFC West on Thursday.
Meanwhile, the Bills are now one of 7 teams in the AFC playoff hunt with 3 losses including their AFC East division rival Dolphins, who they play in Week 17.
Congratulations to the Arizona Cardinals and their fans for their epic win! (Insert Bill O'Brien being incompetent joke)
The Magnificent Seven
The Bills, Colts, Raiders, Dolphins, Ravens, Titans, and Browns are the AFC playoff contenders that all have 3 losses up to this point and the order of the list is where each team is the AFC playoff standings (The Steelers are currently #1 and the Chiefs are currently #2). This means a few things. The first and most obvious is that the next 7 weeks for all of these teams are going to be tense, despite all being well above .500. Secondly, the AFC East and AFC South division races are now actually important because there are scenarios where the team that doesn't win the division won't make the playoffs at all. Third and finally, someone is going to very happy that the NFL decided to expand the amount of playoff teams. Who will that be? I don't even wan't to guess because so much is going to happen down the stretch, any prediction I make could look stupid really easily (not that my predictions aren't mostly stupid, but I'm not gonna set myself up). Feel free to share your thoughts, I'm curious to see what people's take on this subject is.
-I actually felt bad for the Football Team and Alex Smith because they tried their hardest to win, but Stafford is the king of the comeback and thus the Lions won.
-Apparently, the Buccaneers are world beaters unless they play the Saints.
-The Tinys won yet another game? And didn't shrink? Excuse me, what?
-Kirk Cousins won a game on Monday Night Football?! This does not compute in my brain.
-The incoming hilarity of Jameis Winston's poor quarterbacking making Sean Payton miserable is priceless.
-I'm still waiting for the return of Dez Bryant.
ROAD TO 0-16
1 team is currently 0-9. I will keep doing this segment until that team has a win or a tie. The team that is currently without a win or tie is:
New York Jets
The Jets were on their bye week so there isn't anything to say about bad to say about them for once. I would have used this segment to talk about how Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence was doing, but Clemson was on their bye week. Thus all I will say is, the Chargers struggle to win games, and being that they are the Jets next opponent, this might be the Jets last appearance in this segment. I'm gonna say this segment will be back next week and if it isn't back, that means the Chargers have begun their coaching search.
ROAD TO 16-0
1 team is currently undefeated. I will keep doing this segment until that team has a win or a tie. The team that is currently without a win or tie is:
I know I'm biased because of my fandom of Joe Burrow, but I really thought the Bengals would give the Steelers more of a game than they did. Of the Steelers games against losing record opponents, I thought this one was the game that they might lose. Instead, they dominated, continue to be undefeated, and with the Ravens loss to the Patriots, the Steelers are highly likely to win the AFC North and are almost guaranteed to make the playoffs. Are they Super Bowl bound? I don't know, but it will be fun to find out.
And that is all for this week! As always I hope ya enjoyed and hope to see ya again for the Thanksgiving edition of Web of Football. This is spiderfan out.