It’s that time of the football season when underdogs get to play spoiler while teams try to avoid those dangerous trap games heading into the final stretch of the playoff push. Each game is a must-win at this point, which makes for great games and even better gifs. Check out Week 15 betting action on our NFL lines page!
Below are the best gifs from Week 14 action:
The Texans are two games back from the Colts in the AFC South and needed a win against the 2-11 Jaguars to have any hopes of making the playoffs. Arian Foster wasn’t in the mood to mess around with Jacksonville as Houston easily put the kitty cats down 27-13. Safety Josh Evans can at least take credit for getting Foster’s gloves dirty.
The Rams visited the hopelessly dysfunctional Redskins and managed to squeak by with a 24-0 shutout. The Rams defense smothered Washington for much of the game while the offense clearly put up enough points to win. It’s time for Washington fans to get restless! This fan’s struggle is a poignant way to sum up Washington’s season.
The Jets are having a year to forget but have fought hard week in and week out. They visited the Vikings this weekend and forced the game into OT but lost 24-30 after the Vikings scored the go-ahead touchdown on their second OT possession. Here’s evidence that the Jets are at least trying to win in Chris Owusu’s incredible catch on a big third down conversion. If you guessed “two” as the attempts needed for Jets receivers to catch a single pass, then you’ve guessed correctly.
In a big NFC matchup, the Seahawks visited the Eagles which made for an intense game. The Seahawks defense allowed only 139 total yards in the game, while Philly was unable to contain Seattle’s offense. When things are going your way, you tend to take advantage. Here’s Ricardo Lockette flopping and failing in trying to get a flag from the refs. Despite this ridiculous flop, Seattle won 24-14. The only logical explanation for this is trip wire.
The 4-8 Panthers visited the 5-8 Saints and somehow, both teams are still in the running to win the NFC South and make the playoffs. The Saints are typically hard to beat at home, but the Panthers managed to completely pick apart the Saints defense en route to a 41-10 beating. Here’s Greg Olsen hauling in an impressive one-handed catch on a day when the Panthers could do no wrong. The term “NFC South highlights” almost seems like an oxymoron, but here we are.
The Chargers needed a win against the Patriots badly to keep pace with the rest of the AFC wild card contenders, but were unable to slow down Tom Brady and company and lost 24-13. Despite the win, Brady managed to get pretty riled up for the second week in a row, reacting to Chargers linebacker Manti Te’o intercepting a pass late in the game. Brady could pick up a Kleenex endorsement with all of these sneezes.
The Cowboys would benefit from a win in an effort to stay afloat in the race to win the NFC East. Visiting the imploding Bears seemed to be just the thing Dallas needed. Here’s Dez Bryant sending rookie Kyle Fuller firmly into the turf en route to a 41-28 victory. Playing the Bears is a sure fire way to cure what ails any team.
The Chiefs are somewhat of an anomaly on offense as not a single wide receiver has caught a touchdown pass this year. Here’s Dwayne Bowe at least attempting to break a play open by hurdling two Cardinal defenders to nab a huge third down conversion. With this type of effort, you’d expect a win, but the Chiefs fell to the Cardinals 14-17. This gif proves that the Chiefs HAVE receivers, they just don’t use them to score touchdowns.
Detroit hosted the Buccaneers and won convincingly, 17-34, to remain a half game behind NFC North leading Green Bay. When you’re playing a 2-11 team and things are going your way, you just have to break out your special reserve touchdown celebrations. Here’s tight end Joseph Fauria twerking. I feel as uncomfortable as you do.
With a loss to the Bengals, the Steeler’s chances at the playoffs were all but nil. Pittsburgh managed to march into Cincinnati and put together a sound win, 42-21, keeping their shot at a playoff spot intact. Despite the loss, Andy Dalton and AJ Green connected for 11 catches, 224 yards and a touchdown seen here. RIP Steeler’s secondary.