michael-garcia - November 20, 2012
Welcome to the playoff hunt, New Orleans. After a sound beating of Oakland, the Saints are 5-5 and have a wildcard spot within reach. They have to keep playing the way they are, so we'll see how that goes. What a week of wackiness though. The Jaguars scored 37 on Houston and nearly beat them? Blaine Gabbert might be wondering if Chad Henne is going to take his job for good after Henne threw for 354 yards and four TD passes in that one.
The Jets played like an actual NFL team and Mark Sanchez completed more than 50 percent of his passes (15 of 20) in a New York win over the Rams. Arizona gave the Falcons all they could handle, but Atlanta still pulled out the win. The Ravens now lead the Steelers by two games in the AFC North after that brawl of a game last night. And the Chiefs and Eagles both got embarrassed yesterday. Tonight's week 11 capper looks like it will be backup vs. backup as Alex Smith is now reportedly out for San Francisco thanks to his concussion.