It was Thanksgiving weekend in the United States and while fans of the Bills, Bengals and Patriots got to eat from full plates, fans of the Titans, Saints and Lions weren’t too grateful. to see their teams suffer heavy losses. Here are our top five takeaways for week 12.
New England Patriots hit their stride
As the season approached, Pats fans were quietly hoping for, but not much more than that. However, as we had in the last six games of the regular season, that has certainly changed.
The New England Patriots have won six rebounding games, beating their opponents 211-63 during that span. Offensively, the passing game is working for them with rookie QB Mac Jones posting a season-high 310 yards. Jones has established himself firmly at the top of his QB draft class so far, with a 70% success rate over other first-round QBs (Justin Fields, Trevor Lawrence and Zach Wilson) who sit around the 56 to 58% mark.
On the defensive end of the ball, the Patriots rank first in interceptions and have conceded just 20 touchdowns, averaging 1.66 per game. It’s not a bad record going into Week 13, but he will face a severe test against the Buffalo Bills next week on MNF. Another WOW fact for you is that they haven’t lost a game in November since 2000.
Deebo Samuel is one of the league’s most versatile players
San Francisco should count on its lucky stars to have a player as talented as Deebo Samuel in their roster. The so-called wide receiver set a new NFL record this weekend, scoring a rushed TD for the third week in a row, becoming the first wide receiver since 1966 to achieve such a feat.
As a WR, he also excels as he is one of only four players to cross the 1,000-yard mark alongside Cooper Kupp (LAR), Davante Adams (GB) and Justin Jefferson (MIN). Sadly, he will be missing the next two weeks due to injury, but his form is more than worth mentioning.
Denver Broncos secondary impresses against LA Chargers
Patrick Surtain II became the first Bronco rookie to record 2INT in a game since Steve Atwater in week three of the 1989 season! The whole defense deserves a mention though, as they kept the Chargers down to a respectable 13 points, scoring three sacks in the process. The Denver Broncos haven’t been brilliant this year but still have an outside chance to make it to the playoffs and will need to develop that W in the coming weeks.
Patrick Surtain II
Stormy weather in Seattle
The Seattle Seahawks are in dire straits. The season started off negatively after Russell Wilson suffered an early injury, but even upon his return the Seahawks looked fragile. Defensively, they’re averaging 21.6 points per game, which is competitive with some of the best defenses in the league, but on the offensive side of the ball they’re lackluster, predictable, and just not clinical enough.
Pete Carroll’s side have only scored 209 points this year, averaging 19 points per game, but in the three games since Russell Wilson’s return, they have averaged just 9.3 points per game. match. Something is wrong and this season is now a failure for Seattle who has some big decisions to make during the offseason.
Keenan Allen Tie Reception Record
Despite losing his team this week, Keenan Allen can celebrate a personal achievement after becoming the fastest player in NFL history to make 700 career catches. He accomplished the feat in just 111 games, tying Antonio Brown in the record books.