Week 13 Takeaways
Week 13 in the NFL was a wild one. We had an overtime game, a shutout, a walk off Hail Mary, and so much more in yet another tremendously amusing week of football. Here are the three most significant things that I learned during week 13 of the NFL season.
1. The Browns are for real
I had my doubts about this Cleveland Browns team up until this past week. Prior to week 13, they only had one win against a playoff team, the Colts in week five. However, I was 100% impressed with how they were playing. Well now they have defeated a really good Titans team and they did it very convincingly. In the first half, they managed 38 points while holding the Titans to only 7 points. Baker Mayfield was on fire and posted 290 yards, 4 touchdowns and an 80% completion percentage in the first 30 minutes of game time. We already know their running game is incredible with Hunt and Chubb as both of those guys are top 10 in the NFL in terms of yardage. Based on this combination, it is evident that this team is really good and shouldn't be slept on anymore.
2. The Russell Wilson MVP campaign is officially over
Wilson just hasn't played very good football recently. His most recent outing didn't do anything to help his case either. Against the New York Giants, the Wisconsin alum only had 1 touchdown and threw an interception. He also fumbled the ball, making his turnover count for the season rise to 13. Wilson hasn't had a 3+ touchdown game since November 1st and hasn't lead his team to a 30+ point game since November 8th. It also doesn't help his case that Aaron Rodgers maybe playing the best football of his career and Patrick Mahomes is playing lights out as well. It's safe to say that Wilson has fallen far enough behind those two that he is out of the race for 2020 Most Valuable Player
3. Josh Allen is an elite quarterback
Allen has been playing great football all season, but I haven't been sold that he is elite. Last night that all changed. Going up against an incredible 49ers defense, I thought Allen would have his fair share of struggles. But no, he proved me wrong. The former 7th overall pick had a completion percentage of 80%, totaled 375 yards, and racked up 4 touchdowns. He did this to the same defense that held Jared Goff to 198 yards, 0 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. Allen has improved his accuracy quite a bit this year as well with a 69.9% completion percentage that is 4th in the NFL. Based on his performance this season, it is safe to say that Josh Allen has taken that next step in his career towards his full potential.