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Dec 8, 2013; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Marlon Brown (14) catches a pass in front of Minnesota Vikings safety Jamarca Sanford (33) at M

Baltimore Ravens

Anyone who needed a nap would have gladly watched this game, at least up until the 4th Quarter. Going into the final quarter, it was a whopper of a matchup with the Vikings leading 7-6. Then, just as everyone predicted, the two teams would combine for 42 points in the final 15 minutes of the game. There were five touchdowns, FIVE, scored in the final 125 seconds of the game! That’s just over two minutes! ARE YOU KIDDING ME? The leads would change hands, and it seemed like it was all but over after Coradelle Patterson knifed through the Ravens defense on a screen pass for a TD with 45 seconds left. The Ravens would get a touchdown from Flacco to Marlon Brown left with 4 seconds left, and the Ravens won 29-26. WOW.

Mother Nature

You honestly thought that snow in several of the Sunday games were going to ruin the entire day, and that it was just going to be a terrible week of football. Instead, we were treated to an NFL record 104 touchdowns. Good grief. There were some great individual performances, but my personal vote for the best goes to Lesean McCoy of the Eagles, who rushed the ball 29 times in the snow on Sunday, and churned out 217 yards, including two scores.

San Francisco 49ers

I called this one, happily. However, the Seahawks, fresh off their biggest win of the season go into San Francisco, and lose, again. ‘They haven’t won a game there since 2008’ reference. Give the 49ers credit though, as they held the Seahawks in check, surrendering 264 total yards of offense. They negated the division title & home field from the Seahawks at least for one more week.

Honorable Mentions: Anyone Who Watched NFL Red Zone During the Early Games, Dolphins With the Road Upset, The Bears Offense