American football | NFL | Monday, January 3, 2022


Another week of football. For some teams, that’s all they have, for others, they’re already planning the playoffs. This weekend, the Cincinnati Bengals won the AFC North, the Titans won the AFC South, the Patriots and Eagles won a playoff berth and long-standing records were broken. Here are five things you might have missed from NFL Week 17.

Cincinnati Bengals win AFC North

The last time the Bengals won the AFC North was in 2015 and after starting the season slow it didn’t look like they could get there this year either. But with Joe Burrow finding his form, his wide receiver core becoming one of the best in the league and the Bengals’ defense putting on some huge plays, the dream has come true.

Burrow followed up his monster game last weekend with another ridiculous performance as Cinci battled for a 31-34 win over Kansas this weekend, Burrow throwing for 446 yards and four touchdowns. In the last two games, he has totaled 971 passing yards, which is the second highest in NFL history after Dak Presscot (974). Rookie wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase also scored for Cincinnati with 266 receiving yards and three touchdowns. The Bengals are certainly one to watch in the play-offs.

Cooper Kupp breaks LA Rams franchise record

It’s a little embarrassing that Cooper Kupp hasn’t received more attention this year, but he’s going to get her applause now. He’s been phenomenal for the Rams this season and the stats you’re about to read support that case.

This season, Kupp has 138 receptions (the third most in NFL history), 1,829 yards (the most in franchise history) and 15 touchdowns (2nd most in history). of the franchise). Plus, he’s recorded over 90 yards in 15 games, including a continuous streak of 12 straight games, the longest streak of any NFL player since 1950. With one more week, we’ll see if he rests. or if he continues. break even more records. He helped the Rams clinch a narrow 20-19 victory over Baltimore on Sunday night.

Tennessee Titans win back-to-back AFC South titles

Tennessee managed to clinch the AFC South title this weekend in their 3-34 win over Miami. It was their first consecutive title since calling themselves the Houston Oilers in 1960-62, who won three consecutive AFL West. This is a big milestone for Tennessee as they made it by missing key members of their offense including Derrick Henry, AJ Brown and Julio Jones for several games this season. If they can win AFC titles without them, imagine what they could do with them.

Russell Wilson breaks Peyton Manning’s QB winning record

Russell Wilson and the Seahawks have struggled this season. After a few close losses, Wilson injured his finger and missed out on several weeks, taking a few weeks to regain form once he returned, when the season was over. But all is not bad for Wilson on a personal level, at least as he tied Peyton Manning’s record of 112 for most wins in their first 10 seasons.

He also tied Manning and Dan Marino’s record for most games with four or more touchdowns in their first 10 seasons with an incredible 17. In what could be the last home game of the Wilson-Carroll era in Seattle, they finished with a great performance, beating a lackluster Detroit Lions 51-29.

LA Chargers kick-off return by Andre Roberts

Just an easy game to end the NFL with. Andre Roberts was on the high school and college track team and with speed like this you can see why.

Yes, we haven’t talked about Antonio Brown’s mid-game meltdown, but you can read more about it here.

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