5 things we learned from Week 12 in the NFL
By Outer Banks Voice on December 2, 2020
By Aaron Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice
Mitch Trubisky (credit: chicagobears.com)
- The Bears need to draft a QB. The Bears have lost 5 games in a row in which they’ve averaged 17.6 points per game. After an erratic Nick Foles was injured at the end of the Vikings game, much-troubled Mitch Trubisky got the start against the Packers, throwing two interceptions and two meaningless touchdowns. The Bears need to draft a quarterback. They won’t be picking high enough to grab Trevor Lawrence (Clemson) or Justin Fields (Ohio State), but they could snag Zach Wilson (BYU), Kyle Trask (Florida), Trey Lance (North Dakota State), and Mac Jones (Alabama).
Tom Brady (credit: Steve Sanders/chiefs.com)
- Tom Brady is showing his age. Over the past four weeks, the Buccaneers are 1-3 and Brady has thrown 8 touchdowns and 7 interceptions. This is definitely part of the reason why the Bucs have been maddeningly inconsistent. It sort of feels like a disconnect between coach and QB: Bruce Arians wants Brady to throw it down the field more, when his strength is the quick, short pass game.
Las Vegas Raiders turnover. (credit: atlantafalcons.com)
- What Just happened to the Raiders? After almost sweeping the Chiefs, with quarterback Derek Carr looking like an MVP candidate, the Raider face planted this past weekend..They lost to the Atlanta Falcons 43-6. Carr lost 3 fumbles and threw a Pick 6 against a bad defense. Of course, after his strong game against the Chiefs. I started Carr as my Fantasy QB and he rewarded me with a .6 (Yes, point six) performance against the Falcons.
- Are the Giants the Beast of the Least? The New Yorkers now have sole possession of the division after beating the Joe Burrow-less Bengals 19-17, not exactly a major accomplishment. QB Daniel Jones is injured, but should return in the reasonably near future. I do believe that either the Washington Football team or the Giants will take the division. The Eagles have a tough schedule ahead and the Cowboys just aren’t any good.
DeshaunWatson (credit: houstontexans.com)
- Deshaun Watson is an under-the-radar superstar. This season, Watson has thrown 24 touchdown passes with only 5 interceptions. accumulated 3,201 passing yards and has a lofty 68.9 completion percentage. He has been amazing and even though the Texans are 4-7, imagine what they’d be without him. Nifty stat: Over the past 6 games Watson has 1,750 passing yards a 70.5 completion rate, 15 touchdowns and 0 interceptions.