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NFL Season Recap

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Tom Brady secured his 7th championships as the NFL season finally comes to a close.

Tom Brady secured his 7th championships as the NFL season finally comes to a close.

The season of COVID has officially ended. Despite there being a pandemic, a president change, and a slew of other things going on in the world, we made it through!!! So sit back, relax, and get ready for the end of the year recap!!! Enjoy!

Biggest Letdown

Phil: My biggest letdown of the season was the Pittsburgh Steelers. They started out 11-0 on the season then ended the season losing most of their games and ended up losing in the first game of the playoffs to the Cleveland Browns. Their elite defense that appeared in the regular season failed to show up when it mattered the most.... in the playoffs. The Steelers forced no turnovers or sacks on the Browns as thats what they did well in the regular season. Plus Big Ben became a liability but is Pittsburgh’s only option at this point. Their offseason will have so many questions like what to do with Big Ben and do they let Tik Tok star Juju Smith Schuster walk.

The Steelers lost to the Browns in the Wild Card Round with QB Ben Roethlishberger having four turnovers.

The Steelers lost to the Browns in the Wild Card Round with QB Ben Roethlishberger having four turnovers.

Biggest Letdown

Akeem: Being a Cowboys fan has never been easy. But this year was especially heartbreaking. Obviously I want my team to win every time they step on the field. But it just seemed like we never quite got it together. Then once we did, our star got injured. Watching Dak go down almost bought a tear to my eye. After that happened, I knew for sure our season was done for. So I just had to grin and bear it... Ugh

Dallas just like the rest of the NFC East had a disappointing season as no team finished above .500. They also lost QB Dak Prescott to a gruesome leg injury.

Dallas just like the rest of the NFC East had a disappointing season as no team finished above .500. They also lost QB Dak Prescott to a gruesome leg injury.

Biggest Surprise

Phil: With the biggest letdown being the Pittsburgh Steelers it’s only right to have the team that knocked them out to be the biggest surprise of the season. The Cleveland Browns made it to the playoffs ending their drought with a 11-5 record and having their coach win Coach of the Year. Baker showed heavy improvement after last year and Nick Chubb showed why he was an elite back even after missing games with a MCL injury. They did lose OBJ for the season with an ACL injury but they managed to make the playoffs and almost beat the chiefs in the second round.

Browns end their playoff drought and playoff win drought vs The Steelers but fall short against the Chiefs.

Browns end their playoff drought and playoff win drought vs The Steelers but fall short against the Chiefs.

Biggest Surpise

Akeem: This was a big season for Cleveland. Did they make it far? Not to some. But they definitely had a big impact and made a name for themselves. I see big things coming for this team. A few of there players helped me in fantasy, so I definitely hope that continues. Lol. But in all seriousness, they had a really good year. And they can only go up.

Cleveland will look to build off its success as it looks like Pittsburgh and Baltimore has taken a step back.

Cleveland will look to build off its success as it looks like Pittsburgh and Baltimore has taken a step back.

Favorite Game

Phil: For me it was the game between the Cardinals and Bills where Josh Allen connects with Stefon Diggs for a late TD and then Kyler Murray drives the Cardinals down the field and throws a last second hail Mary to WR DeAndre Hopkins who catches it over 3 players for the win.

DeAndre Hopkins proves his elite status as he catches a game winning Hail Mary over three Buffalo defenders.

DeAndre Hopkins proves his elite status as he catches a game winning Hail Mary over three Buffalo defenders.

Favorite Game

Akeem: I'd probably also have to go with the Cardinals game. I like games that aren't a blowout. Unless of course, the cowboys are playing the giants. Then that's a different story. Lol. But for real, this game was amazing. I don't think I was able to watch it in its entirety, but what I did see was awesome. Then for the game to come down to one throw??? Absolutely bananas. It proved what Kyler could really do when he was needed. And it proved why DeAndre Hopkins is, in my opinion, the best receiver in the league!

A glimpse of both side of the Hail Mary play. On the left is Star WR Hopkins making the catch and on the right is rising QB Kyler Murray evading defenders and making the throw.

A glimpse of both side of the Hail Mary play. On the left is Star WR Hopkins making the catch and on the right is rising QB Kyler Murray evading defenders and making the throw.

Favorite Player

Phil: My favorite player to watch this year was Vikings RB Dalvin Cook. I had him in my fantasy league so you know I was paying close attention to him whenever he played. He would go off for crazy performances all season long helping me win matchups. Once this man his 100% it will be a scary sight for the rest of the league.

Dalvin Cook this year ran for 1550+ yards and 16 touchdowns. Also one of fantasy’s top players this year.

Dalvin Cook this year ran for 1550+ yards and 16 touchdowns. Also one of fantasy’s top players this year.

Favorite Player

Akeem: This is tough because so many players made an impact on the season. But I would probably have to go with D Hop. You would think after leaving the Texans, his stock would drop. Or maybe he would feel a little defeated because he left a team that he was playing so well at and had a great rapport with. But he actually played very well and he stayed relevant. Also didn't hurt that he was on my fantasy team so it was nice to get the points every time he touched the ball.

In his first season in Arizona D Hop dazzled and seems like he will fit just right in with the Cardinals.

In his first season in Arizona D Hop dazzled and seems like he will fit just right in with the Cardinals.

Advice for Patriots

My advice would be simple. FIND OUT YOUR IDENTITY!!!!! Figuring out the offense post Brady will be tough but once they find it then they can start building towards it and become competitive once again. It all starts with who will be QB and after last year it is clear that Cam or Stidham is not the answer. Will they find him in the draft or will they trade or sign their new QB? Only time will tell.

The biggest question Mark heading into the offseason for New England will be at the QB position. There are a lot of options via draft, trade, and free agency so we will see what New England does.

The biggest question Mark heading into the offseason for New England will be at the QB position. There are a lot of options via draft, trade, and free agency so we will see what New England does.

Advice for Cowboys

GET DAK A CONTRACT!!!!! Plain and simple. We need to keep this man and pay him what he is worth. Now I don't see that happening because I know what he's asking for and doubt Jerry will ever go for it. But how do you guys expect to win if you can't even keep all of your players happy? I think with the new cap rule, a lot of teams are going to find themselves in a situation they didn't plan on being in. Signing all these players to huge contracts isn't helping if they aren't producing. At least with Dallas, yeah we have other offensive threats, but the focal point of the team is the QB. And I'm sorry but I don't even see us going .500 with Andy Dalton as the starter. That's not to say he isn't good. Because I remember when he played on Cincinnati and they were actually a decent team. But it's not going to cut it now. We need to keep Dak. End of story!

Dak will head into the most important offseason in his life after suffering a major leg injury.

Dak will head into the most important offseason in his life after suffering a major leg injury.

Well guys. There you have it. The season is over. The Patriots, I mean Tampa Bay Buccaneers, have won the super bowl, and a bunch of things are still in question. We hope you enjoyed our little breakdown of the season. See you guys next time! And also, go Cowboys!!!

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