Week 16 comes with high drama in tow.
Good luck matching this past weekend. Holy cow. Whether you were watching Sunday Ticket, the Red Zone Channel or listening on the radio, the final moments of two afternoon games were riveting, in every sense of the word. Actually, riveting doesn't serve the almost-simultaneous endings nearly enough -- not after Ben Roethlisberger served up the unthinkable, two snaps after instant replay did the same. Just over 2,500 miles away, the less experienced Jimmy Garoppolo played like a 30-something Pro Bowler in the final minute of the fourth quarter, coolly leading the 49ers down the gridiron for a game-winning field goal in the land of Joe Cool. For 10 minutes of tension, pro football can't outdo this double dip of crunch time in Patriots-Steelers and Titans-49ers. Just like that, the 10-3 Patriots added another victory and looked to home-field throughout the AFC playoffs, while the 3-10 49ers grabbed another win and continued to build toward a future worth looking forward to.
Now, on to your thoughts ...
Well said, Jane. This would change pro sports forever. No joke.
Uhh, mmm, well ... You kinda made a case for them not being in the top 10 here. They have more of a walk game.
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Let the dissension commence!
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***UPDATE:*** * The [Green Bay Packers](/teams/greenbaypackers/profile?team=GB) [placed Aaron Rodgers on injured reserve](http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000895650/article/packers-place-aaron-rodgers-back-on-injured-reserve) Tuesday.* </content:power-ranking>
**A)** Even if he hasn't been the answer in terms of saving Arizona's season, I'm not sure how anyone can't respect the way Gabbert has competed. He's a solid QB2.
**B)** Despite all the injuries Bruce Arians' group has suffered, and despite the subpar campaign, his outfit has played to win every week. Said it before: Arians doesn't give two squirrels' farts about what fans or the media think -- he coaches the way he sees fit. Guarantee he wants to finish .500, even if Arizona picks lower in 2018 as a result. </content:power-ranking>