Not too many people outside of the Seattle Seahawks’ locker room probably saw that win coming in Chicago. Seattle had won just one road game all year coming into week 13, and facing a tough Bears’ defense in Solider Field isn’t easy for anyone, let alone a rookie QB like Russell Wilson. Wilson played exceptionally well, throwing for 293 yards and two TDS and running for 71 more yards. Wilson led the ‘Hawks to the OT win with a TD pass to Sidney Rice who got absolutely clocked, but crossed the goal like before the ball came loose on the devastating hit.
Andrew Luck became the first overall number one pick quarterback ever to get to eight wins in his rookie season, and the Colts are in prime position to make the playoffs. In fact, even though Houston is 11-1 now, they haven’t clinched the division because they are only three games ahead of Indy with four to play.
The New York Jets won, but continue to look lost. Mark Sanchez finally got the plug pulled on him during a game for being terrible, and Greg McElroy led New York to an ugly 7-6 win over the miserable Cardinals.
The Pittsburgh Steelers stayed alive on the back of old man Charlie Batch, who led them to a desperately needed divisional win over Baltimore. The Kansas City Chiefs got their second win of the year, playing one day after the unimaginable tragedy that transpired with linebacker Jovan Belcher murdering his girlfriend and then killing himself outside the stadium on Saturday.
Denver won their seventh straight game, an eight point win over the Buccaneers, and Peyton Manning continues to look like an MVP candidate. Manning threw three more TD passes in the victory, giving him 29 on the year against just nine INTs. Manning has also thrown for 3,5o2 yards so far.
What should be a great game with the Giants visiting the Redskins caps off week 13 tonight on ESPN.