That’s all she wrote for the 2019 NFL regular season. Surprisingly, it’s all over for the Cowboys while the Patriots scrape through to the Wild Card game.
Cowboys Crash Out
“And with that, one of the most disappointing seasons in franchise history comes to an end.”
That comes from the official Dallas Cowboys website. Who are we to argue with that?
The Cowboys opened the season with high hopes and $18 odds to win the Super Bowl. Instead, they finished the season 8-8 and failed to make the playoffs.
Another 8-8 season for the Cowboys. pic.twitter.com/oxTgojslQT
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) December 30, 2019
Jason Garrett has been in the hot seat for weeks. With a young and talented team looking for direction, the Cowboys will surely be on the lookout for a new coach to start next season.
Patriots To Play…In The Wild Card Game?!?
At home against the 4-11 Miami Dolphins, the New England Patriots only needed to win to secure a spot in the playoffs and the 2nd seed in the AFC. Sounds simple enough for a team like the Patriots.
However, the Dolphins were having none of that in their last game of the season.
Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for 320 yards while DeVante Parker ended up with 137 receiving yards on eight catches. Tom Brady, on the other hand, managed just 221 yards with no Patriots receiver managing over 50 yards.
The 27-24 loss adds another game to the body of the Patriots 42-year-old quarterback who will play in the Wild Card Game for the first time since 2009.
“So Much Outright Terrible”
Jameis Winston is known for his inconsistency. To see him throw a pick-six in the first play of overtime in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ loss to the Atlanta Falcons surprised nobody, least of all Winson’s coach, Bruce Arians.
He hammered his quarterback who may have blown his last chance to earn a contract extension at the franchise:
“I think an overtime loss, giving the ball away for a touchdown — I can’t think of anything worse … There’s so much good. And there’s so much outright terrible. We’ve gotta weigh that. See what happens.”
His 30th interception of the season sees Winston become the first player in NFL history to have 30 interceptions and 30 touchdowns in the same season.
Super Bowl Odds
The NFL regular season is in the books, so let’s take a look at the Super Bowl odds as we countdown to the playoffs.
AFC First Round Bye: Ravens & Chiefs
NFC First Round Bye: 49ers & Packers
AFC Wild Cards: Titans @ Patriots, Bills @ Texans
NFC Wild Cards: Vikings @ Saints, Seahawks @ Eagles
NFL Against The Spread
The Cleveland Browns just sacked Freddie Kitchens, and while their 5-10-1 against the spread record isn’t something that will have come into consideration, it paints a picture of how short they fell of preseason expectations.
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