The Cincinnati Bengals are a mess, and they look like a team ready for the season to end.
With a shot at the playoffs still technically in the cards — not to mention a winning season if they won out — the Bengals looked ready to quit in Week 14, as they were destroyed by the lowly Chicago bears, 33-7.
Mind you, this is a Bears team that didn’t score 30 points once this season, and they actually scored under 20 points in nine games, including five of their last six coming into Sunday.
Chicago also ranked near the bottom in most offensive categories, but they managed to gain 482 total yards and 29 first downs in their beatdown of Cincinnati. They also punted the ball just three times as their offense had their way with the Bengals.
The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Oakland Raiders, 26-15, and the Chiefs improved to 7-6 on Sunday.
This is the good, the bad and the ugly:
GOOD: The initial defensive sequence
After a terrible week against the New York Jets, the Chiefs defense opened up with a strong start against the Oakland Raiders.
The Raiders’ initial offensive drive included a Steve Nelson pass breakup, a Jarvis Jenkins tackle for a loss and a sack by Chris Jones.
It had felt like forever since the Chiefs were getting any consistent pressure on the opposing quarterback, so the start out of the gate was promising.
The Packers started strong, scoring on their first possession with a 30 yd pass to Jamal Williams. The Browns responded promptly with a strong drive capped by a strong catch by Josh Gordon in the end zone:
The Browns defense was stout for the next two quarters, and the Browns offense continued churning. Duke Johnson scored from a creative option play:
However when Cleveland had the ball with just over two minutes remaining, they failed to produce any points; Kizer threw an interception with under 30 seconds on the clock.
Cleveland started strong in the 3rd quarter, adopting a ground ‘n pound offense.
After a 37 yd scamper by Crowell, DeShonne Kizer threw a bullet to Corey Coleman to take the lead 21-7.
While things were looking up for Cleveland, Green Bay started their long road to redemption.
It was another drama-filled afternoon for the Green Bay Packers, as they went to overtime for the second straight game.
For the second straight game, the Packers broke off a huge touchdown in the extra session to finish off a victory. Brett Hundley threw two touchdowns to Davante Adams at the end of the game — a one-yarder to tie the game at the end of regulation and then a 25-yarder on a quick screen for the winning points in overtime. That came after erasing a two-touchdown deficit to start the fourth quarter.
All in all, Hundley completed 35 of 46 passes, racking up 265 yards and three touchdowns through the air. Jamaal Williams had another big day, with 49 yards rushing, 69 yards receiving, and two touchdowns.
Here’s how it all went down.