2 Truths and a Lie Week 15: Seahawks borrow from Belichick’s ‘Up 30 Playcard’

Welcome to the week 15 review of the NFL presented in entertaining fashion. Lets play 2 Truths and  Lie. For each NFL game pick out which two statements are true, and which one is false (Hint: most of the jokes are the false statement).

OAK 15- KC 0

  • Oakland Raiders shut out the Kansas City Chiefs and took home the victory with 5 field goals.
  • The Raiders ended a 6 game losing streak.
  • Sebastian Janikowski gave his team an insurmountable lead when he made his first field goal with 1:44 left in the first quarter.

SF 41- NE 34

  • The San Francisco 49ers, clinched the division holding off an almost amazing comeback by the New England Patriots.
  • The Patriots fell just short with a 28 point comeback.
  • Bill Belichick does not run up the score, maybe he just forgets other teams cannot erase 30 point deficits.

GB 21- CHI 13

  • The Green Bay Packers won the NFC North with a win over the Chicago Bears.
  • Clay Matthews continues to own Jay Cutler with 2 sacks.
  • Olindo Mare made a field goal while reminiscing about the Taft presidency.

MIN 36- STL 22

  • The Minnesota Vikings kept their playoff hopes alive on the back of Adrian Peterson who rushed for 212 yards and including an 82-yard touchdown.
  • With two games to go, Peterson sits 294 yards short of Eric Dickerson’s record for rushing yards in a season.
  • Peterson was deemed to have an unfair advantage because defenses cannot stack the box with more than eleven players.

WAS 28- CLE 21

  • Kirk Cousins stepped in amicably for Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins entered a tie for first place in the division.
  • Trent Richardson added 2 touchdowns of his own for the Cleveland Browns.
  • Teams have learned their lesson from Kevin Kolb and Matt Flynn and teams will refrain from giving up too much for Cousins this off season.

ATL 34- NYG 0

  • New York Giants fell into a tie for the NFC East with the Redskins and the Cowboys who both won on Sunday.
  •  The Atlanta Falcons shut out the Giants due in part to poor play from Eli Manning.
  •  Its safe to bet on the Atlanta Falcons.

MIA 24- JAC 3

  • Ryan Tannehill brought his A-game with his best performance of the year.
  •  The Jaguars tied their franchise record for losses since their inaugural season in 1995 with 12.
  • Tannehill remembers when the Jaguars came into the league  because it was the first year he could rent a car.

NO 41- TB 0

  • The New Orleans Saints dominated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
  • Josh Freeman threw 4 interceptions while Drew Brees threw 4 touchdowns.
  • The last time the Saints shut out a team President Taft got stuck in a bathtub.

DEN 34- BAL 17

  • The Baltimore Ravens struggled in their first week with Jim Caldwell as offensive coordinator after firing their OC this last week.
  • The Denver Broncos pulled out their 11th victory with a balanced effort.
  • The change in Baltimore and the consistency in Denver prove the old saying, “If it ain’t broke, don’t change horses mid-stream, and never cross streams.”

HOU 29- IND 17

  • The Houston Texans sealed the AFC South and showed that they can be a dominant force especially at home.
  • The Indianapolis Colts would have secured a playoff berth with a win.
  •  Andrew Luck still thinks he has time to finish another comeback.

SEA 50- BUF 17

  • Seattle Seahawks hung up a very crooked number on the Buffalo Bills, winning 50-17.
  • The Seahawks scored over 50 points for the second week in a row.
  • Pete Carroll learned that a press conference recapping how you scored 107 points over the last two weeks is not as much fun when you steal a fake punt off of Bill Belichick’s ‘up 30 play card.’

ARI 38- DET 10

  • Arizona Cardinals showed they had not quit on Sunday by beating the Detroit Lions 38-10.
  •  Larry Fitzgerald still believes his team has not quit on this season.
  •  Larry Sr. will respond to his son this week in his column on entitled Relax, It Was Just The Lions.

CAR 31- SD 7

  • Carolina Panthers took down the San Diego Chargers in convincing fashion.
  • Mike Tolbert returned to San Diego to vulture two touchdowns for the visiting team.
  • When Tolbert was asked if he would consider taking Norv Turner’s job when he inevitably looses it, Tolbert responded by saying that he would only coach a team that needs one win to make the playoffs, because that is how he rolls.

DAL 27- PIT 24 (OT)

  • Dallas Cowboys beat the Pittsburgh Steelers in overtime keeping the Wild Card picture in the NFC completely muddled.
  • A Brandon Carr interception set up the game winning field goal in overtime.
  • Ben Roethlisberger was given the Cowboys game ball.

CIN 34- PHI 13

  • The Cincinnati Bengals forced 5 turnovers on their way to a victory.
  • Nick Foles struggled completing less than half of his passes.
  • Andy Dalton completed more than half of his passes.

Answer: 3