NFL Roundup: Week 14
Redskins rally to defeat Baltimore in overtime
After coming back to tie the game in the final minute of regulation, the Washington Redskins defeated the Baltimore Ravens in overtime on Sunday by a score of 31-28. Washington backup quarterback Kirk Cousins led the way for the Redskins as starter Robert Griffin III missed parts of the game with an injury.
Griffin left the game after he was hurt in a scramble when the Redskins were down 28-20. After missing one play, the starting quarterback returned for four before leaving the game with a sprained knee. After entering the game, Cousins connected with Pierre Garcon for an 11-yard touchdown before Cousins ran the 2-point conversion to tie the game with 29 seconds left in regulation.
The Redskins ultimately won the contest after a 34-yard field goal in overtime gave Washington its fourth straight win.
For the Ravens, the defeat gave them their first back-to-back loss since 2009. Furthermore, with the Ravens dropping to 9-4, the New England Patriots now control their own fate in the AFC. If the Patriots, who are 9-3, can win their next four games they will automatically secure the No. 2 seed in the AFC.
Jets keep postseason hopes alive
After being shutout in the first half for the second straight week, the New York Jets pummeled the Jacksonville Jaguars up the middle to ultimately defeat the Jaguars 17-10 on Sunday, keeping New York’s postseason hopes alive.
Unlike last week, the Jets did not remove Mark Sanchez after not scoring in the first half of the contest. But Sanchez’s presence was not much of a factor as Shonn Greene and Bilal Powell, who ran short touchdowns in the win.
Greene, who finished the game with 77 yards rushing, scored in the third quarter on a 1-yard run. Powell, who had 78 yards rushing, added a short touchdown of his own in the beginning of the fourth to give the Jets a 17-3 lead.
Gore leads way in 49ers win over Dolphins
In a game where the San Francisco 49ers ultimately defeated the Miami Dolphins 27-13, Frank Gore reached 1,000 yards in a season for the sixth time in his career and scored a 1-yard touchdown.
Gore, who finished the game with 63 yards, led the way for his team along with quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who had a 50-yard touchdown and threw for 185 yards. It was Kaepernick’s fourth straight start since he took the job from Alex Smith.
Cowboys defeat Bengals in emotionally charged contest
In a come-from-behind win on Sunday, the Dallas Cowboys defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 20-19 on a 40-yard field goal as time ran out. In the final minutes of the game, the Cowboys overcame a nine-point deficit to earn the win.
The victory was an emotional one, though, as it came just one day after Jerry Brown of the Cowboys passed away in an auto accident where teammate Josh Brent was driving. Brent remained in jail on Sunday under the charge of intoxicated manslaughter. The team found out about Brown’s passing during its flight to Cincinnati on Saturday.
Seahawks crush Cardinals in shutout
The Seattle Seahawks set a new franchise record for points in a game on Sunday as it defeated the Arizona Cardinals 58-0. Seattle’s Marshawn Lynch had three touchdowns in the win, and Seattle forced eight turnovers.
With the win, Seattle kept ahold of the NFC wild card and gave coach Pete Carroll an eight-win season for the first time in the three years he has been with the team.
The game, which was the largest shutout of Seattle’s history, was the first time Arizona had been blanked since 2003.