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Week 12 – Winners and Losers


Mike White

Mike White was terrific in his Week 12 season debut for the Jets, going 22/28 for 315 yards and three touchdowns. Just like last season, White came in for Zach Wilson and shined for New York, leading many to speculate about Wilson’s future with the team. In a locker room where players are clearly disgruntled with Wilsons’s play and attitude, the 31-10 win with White at the helm was a fantastic result for New York, and the team hopes to see another game like that from White this week against the Vikings. If he plays well again, White may take over as starter for the rest of the season.  

Trevor Lawrence

In 183 chances, the Jaguars had never won a game being down seven or more points with less than two minutes to play. That all changed for the franchise in Week 12 as Trevor Lawrence took his team all the way down the field before succeeding on a two-point conversion to beat the Baltimore Ravens. Lawrence was great all day, throwing for 321 yards and three touchdowns. For a young quarterback whose had his ups and downs, Sunday’s finish in front of his home fans must have been so very sweet.

Josh Jacobs

The Josh Jacobs revenge tour keeps going strong. After having his fifth-year option declined by the Raiders, Jacobs has had his best year in the NFL and now leads all runners in yards. On Sunday, he destroyed the Seattle defence for over 300 yards on 39 touches and two touchdowns, including an 86-yard walk-off to finish the game. Jacobs has been the largest bright spot in a tough year for Vegas and with every big game, his next contract gets higher and higher.  


Alvin Kamara

Nothing went well for New Orleans’ offence in Week 12. It was an especially frustrating day for Alvin Kamara, who carried the ball seven times for just thirteen yards and fumbled twice. One of those fumbles came at a crucial point in the game, as New Orleans was looking to score early in the fourth quarter before Kamara lost possession at the one-yard line. It’s been a tough year in general for the running back, and his performance on Sunday did nothing to help right the ship.  

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

If you have the ball up seven points with less than three minutes left and Tom Brady is your quarterback, you should not lose the game. In fact, no one had ever lost a game in this scenario until Todd Bowles and the Buccaneers did in Week 12. The Bucs do remain at the top of their division for now, but something is clearly wrong with the team offensively. Brady and Mike Evans were all out of sorts against the Browns, connecting just twice despite Evans getting ten targets. The team has also scored more than 22 points just once this year and it came in a ten point loss to the Chiefs in Week 4.

Kliff Kingsbury

There are quite a few coaches on the hot seat right now, but maybe no one more so than Kliff Kingsbury. After Sunday’s loss against the Chargers, quarterback Kyler Murray called his coach out in a not-so-subtle way. You can check that out here: 

However, Kingsbury did say that he’s not worried about the status of his job as Arizona’s head coach. Whether he knows he’s safe or he’s just saying it to elicit confidence in himself and his team, only time will tell. The bottom line, though, is that it’s been a very bad year for the Cardinals. The team is now 4-8 on the season.

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