Week 15 was one hell of week in the NFL.
A team that had won everything lost, and a team that had lost everything won. Throw in there another crazy Detroit Lions comeback, Philadelphia dumping 45 on the New York Jets, and a blown transformer caused two power outages in San Francisco on Monday night. Anything else? Oh, Tom Brady showed Tim Tebow who was god in the NFL.
Sky Sports blogger Alex Ferguson has more....
Kansas City Chiefs
After firing Todd Haley, the Chiefs - now under interim head coach Romeo Crennel - managed to find an arm for discarded former Chicago Bears QB Kyle Orton - and beat the unbeaten Green Bay Packers 19-14. Special points go to the KC defence, who helped to earn Crennel an early Gatorade bath.
They won! They won! They won! The Indianapolis Colts scorched the Tennessee Titans 27-13 in a fantastic victory, negating the running talents of Chris Johnson to just 55 yards, and snapping up three turnovers. And to make matters better? They are going to get the first round draft pick in the 2012 draft, too.
The Eagles' 45-19 nuking of the New York Jets shut up a certain Sky Sports writer. This team (if the laws of divine mathematics go in their favour) could still grab the NFC East title - something would make us all seem stupid.
The Lions aren't a team that seem to be giving up very easily. Down 27-14 with just under eight minutes left, we didn't hold out a lot of hope for the Motor City, which has been a little used to extinguished hopes in the past few years. But guess what? Matt Stafford hit Megatron (Calvin Johnson) in the final seconds of the game. Now THAT was a transformer that you needed at Candlestick Park on Monday night to make the power work.
San Francisco 49ers
Now you've heard our whole repertoire of bad transformer jokes to gloss over events at Candlestick Park, when the power went out at the Pittsburgh-49ers game; we can talk a lot more about the Niners' brilliant defensive performance that completely shut down Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers. NaVorro Bowman and Justin Smith were absolutely everywhere. This is going to be one of the NFC teams people will NOT want to play come play-off time.
San Diego Chargers
We've said some nasty things about Phillip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers this year, but the 34-14 battering of the Baltimore Ravens showed that they aren't willing to give up on a play-off place yet. If they don't, the San Diego front office might be giving up on Norv Turner, though.
New England Patriots
There was a note that arrived at Tim Tebow's locker after the Broncos were destroyed at home by the Patriots: "Your head, front and heart may belong to the Lord, but your behind belongs to me." Note was signed by Tom Brady.
Every week it seems that the Arizona Cardinals pull off miracle victory after miracle victory. By the noise inside of the University of Phoenix Stadium at the end of the Cleveland Browns overtime victory, it's obvious the fans still believe in the team. The writer of this column might not believe as much as they do, but with the Cardinals current flair for the dramatic, who's not enjoying the ride?
OK, so who expected Seattle to go to Chicago and unload all 38 points on the 'vaunted' Bears' defence?
Green Bay Packers
We don't usually call the Green Bay Packers' offence inept, but against Kansas City, they were. Aaron Rodgers missed his receivers, and when he did, his receivers managed to drop the ball. Oh, and the injuries on the offensive line didn't help, either.
The number of power outages at the stadium through the game in San Francisco (one) fell into insignificance compared to Pittsburgh offensive power outage (too many to count). The fans will be hoping Ben Roethlisberger's health improves by play-off time, or they are in trouble.
After starting so well and dominating the Patriots early on, the Broncos offence managed to implode, turning the ball over three times in the second quarter. Tom Brady did the rest.
Doing your play-off chances incredible damage is one thing. Losing at a winless team is another. The Tennessee Titans managed both on Sunday. Things don't look good.
After blowing the game against Detroit, the best news for the Oakland Raiders was that Denver lost too. There is still hope for the Raiders - albeit not much.
New York Giants
One avid-but-upset reader of the New York Giants said that head coach Tom Coughlin should lose his job if the Giants don't get into the play-offs this year. After a dreadful defeat to nothing-to-play-for-Washington, you can see his point.