Ron Glover’s Week 14 NFL Recap: Grieving Cowboys and grateful Redskins increase the pressure on the Giants in the NFC East
The Cowboys are mourning for one teammate and praying for another.
The Dallas Cowboys franchise was jolted with grief when linebacker Jerry Brown died in a car accident. Their sorrow turned to disbelief when it was revealed that teammate Josh Bryant was driving while intoxicated at the time of the crash early Saturday morning. The Cowboys circled their wagons and won an improbable game on the road against the Cincinnati Bengals 20-19.
A collective sigh of relief is coming out of the nation’s capital as tests have revealed no damage to the right knee of quarterback Robert Griffin III. Griffin’s knee was hyper-extended when he collided in the fourth quarter against the Baltimore Ravens. Griffin would eventually give way to fellow rookie Kirk Cousins. Cousins would continue the Redskins final drive in regulation by throwing a touchdown and running in the two-point conversion. The Redskins would defeat the Ravens 31-28 in overtime.
Redskins 31 – Ravens 28 – The return of Pierre Garcon has been the difference in the ‘Skins late season run.
Cowboys 20 – Bengals 19 – Everything that we’ve knocked the Cowboys for this season was absent yesterday.
Rams 15 – Bills 12 – The Rams won their third straight game for the first time since 2006. The Bills continue to suffer letdown after letdown.
Eagles 23 – Buccaneers 21 – Jason Avant was invaluable yesterday. Nick Foles’ most important statistic yesterday was no turnovers.
Panthers 30 – Falcons 20 – When will people realize Cam Newton uses his haters as his motivators.
Browns 30 – Chiefs 7 – The Browns have surpassed last season’s win total.
Chargers 34 – Steelers 24 – How bad does this loss hurt the Steelers?
Colts 27 – Titans 23 – The Colts rallied from 13 points down. Indianapolis is a win away from a playoff berth after a 2-14 season.
Jets 17 – Jaguars 10 – Hard to believe the Jets are still in the playoff picture.
Vikings 21 – Bears 14 – Adrian Peterson for MVP, playoffs or not.
49ers 27 – Dolphins 13 – The Niners could not afford to look past Miami with New England on this week’s schedule.
Seahawks 58 – Cardinals 0 – Kurt Warner is not walking through that door.
Giants 52 – Saints 27 – David Wilson ran out of Tom Coughlin’s dog house to the tune of 327 all-purpose yards.
Packers 27 – Lions 20 – The Packers can wrap up the NFC North Sunday with a win over the Bears.
Tonight: Texans vs. Patriots 8:30 pm