It’s getting chilly outside in much of the country as NFL teams fight for a playoff spot or a bye (looking at you Philly, Vikings, and Rams). Let’s get rolling on some of the most exciting performances from Week 13.
The Buccaneers Backfield Surprise
Buc RB Doug Martin missed Sunday’s game with a concussion. Initially, it was thought that Jacquizz Rodgers would get the start for Tampa Bay. Instead, the Bucs turned to second-year RB Peyton Barber who lit up the Packers with 27 touches for 143 years. The Packers entered week 13 with the NFL’s 11th-best run-stopping unit making Barber’s performance even more impressive.
Stop us if you’ve heard this before.
Alvin Kamara. More TDs. Kamara is the clear-cut offensive rookie of the year.
Keenan Allen is back, baby!
After a very slow first half of the season, Keenan Allen is on a roll. On Sunday against the Browns, Allen had ten catches for 105 yards and a score in a 19-10 win. Allen became the first player in league history to have at least ten receptions for at least 100 yards and at least one touchdown in three consecutive games. Keenan Allen’s last three games: 41 targets, 33 receptions, 436 yards, 4 TD.
Where Did Fournette Go?
Over his last four games, Jags RB Leonard Fournette has averaged fewer than three yards per carry.
Josh Gordon Returns
Josh Gordon finally returned on Sunday, and it was pretty good. The formerly banished receiver caught four of his 11 targets for 85 yards. Gordon’s talent was never in question, only whether he could stay on the field. His 85 receiving yards were the second-most Los Angeles has allowed to any wide receiver this season, and the second-most by any Browns wide receiver in any game this season.