First, my computer gave me the VMF. Second, Thursday night (12/17), Indianapolis needed a late 4th quarter TD to beat Jacksonville, 35-31, and Saturday (12/19), the Saints chance on perfection was ruined by Dallas, finally winning a game in a month starting with either a "D" or a "J", 24-17.
Browns 41, Chefs 34: For the first time since the Carter Administration, the good people of Kansas City did not see a Chiefs home game because the local TV station became a Scrooge and refused to buy the rest of the tickets. The way they've been playing, nobody noticed.
Texans 16, Lambs 13: Houston still alive for the playoffs for now.
Cardinals 34, Lions 27: Beanie Wells once again broke hearts in Michigan.
Pats 17, Bills 10: Not much to say about this game...
Falcons 10, Jets 7: Falcons play for pride after Dallas' win Saturday (12/19), and hurts Jets' playoff hopes.
Titans 27, Dolphins 24 (OT): A valiant group of seafaring mammals fell short thanks to Rod Bironas' walkoff FG.
Ravens 31, Bears 7: Write your Jay Cutler jokes about interceptions here along with Frosty the Snowman.
Yuccaneers 24, Seabags 7: More Liz Hasselbeck brother-in-law gags, please. Bucs play themselves out of #1 pick next April...for now.
Raiders 20, Broncos 17: The Broncos choked this game away... and... wait for it...
Eagles 27, 49ers 13: The Eagles clinch a playoff spot, while the Cards win the NFC West.
Steelers 37, Packers 36: Mike Wallace caught a TD pass from Big Ben after 60 minutes (and a video review) and Jeff Reed walks off with the extra point win. Both Ben and Aaron Rogers threw for a combined 800-plus yards.
Chargers 27, Bengals 24: An emotional roller coaster of a week for the Bengals with the late Chris Henry passing away ends with Nate Keating's FG from 52 yards and the AFC West title for the Bolts.
That should have been the game tonight, but it's Brett Favre = Ratings TM against Carolina. I'll have something to say about that this week.
The Federally Mandated Update: The Panthers shocked the Vikings 26-7.