Monday Morning Quarterback: The Good, The Bad Of Week 12
New England PatriotsDenver Broncos
The confrontation between Tom Brady and Peyton Manning exceeded the hype. After watching the Broncos build a 24-0 lead in the first half, the Patriots came out storming in the second half and came all the way back to get the sensational win. Brady completed 34-of-50 for 344 yards and three TDs in brutal, windy conditions.
The Patriots did everything they could to take away Manning’s passing game. Manning completed just 19-of-36 passes for 150 yards with two TDs and an interception. A botched punt return late in overtime pinned a painful loss on the Broncos.
Dallas CowboysNew York Giants
It had to feel sensational for Tony Romo as this time he was on the field and he led his team on a game-winning drive after the Giants tied the game in the fourth quarter. Romo threw for 250 yards and two touchdowns.
Eli Manning had a solid game as he completed 16-of-30 passes for 174 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions. However, he made the mistake of letting Romo have the ball last and the Cowboys’ quarterback took the game from the Giants.
Tennessee TitansOakland Raiders
Ryan Fitzpatrick has the Titans in a great position to make the playoffs as the season hits the stretch run. He threw the game-winning TD pass to Kendall Wright in the final 10 seconds and he threw for 320 yards and two touchdowns. Fitzpatrick did not throw an interception.
Matt McGloin had another solid effort for the Raiders as he threw for 260 yards and a touchdown, but he could not lead the Raiders to a second straight win.
Arizona CardinalsIndianapolis Colts
The Cardinals are the team nobody is talking about. Perhaps they should be, because Carson Palmer is playing his best football of the season. Palmer threw for 314 yards and two touchdowns without an interception. Suddenly, Palmer is not turning over the ball and his team is dangerous.
The Colts looked like a big-time contender in the AFC earlier this year, but their game is unimpressive right now. Andrew Luck threw for just 163 yards and he was unable to rally his team while the Cardinals were on fire.
St. Louis RamsChicago Bears