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NFL 5 43 Week 15: What we learned 30476935 Seahawks pass the gut check Seahawks+pass+the+gut+check NFL

It's an NFL truth: If a guy with a belly scores a touchdown, his team is probably going to win. Seahawks defensive end Red Bryant (pictured) had the honors Sunday, and Seattle won 38-14 at Chicago. The Bears are in shambles without quarterback Jay Cutler and leading rusher Matt Forte. Still, it's jolting to see Seattle has matched the Bears with a 7-7 record. Seattle has won five of six to climb to .500. The Seahawks have matched their win total from last season, when they got into the playoffs. The season might end earlier this time around, but it's a credit to the Seahawks that they played it out to the end.

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NFL 5 43 Week 15: What we learned 30476939 The Texans can't overcome everything The+Texans+can%27t+overcome+everything NFL

The Texans have brushed off the loss of their top two quarterbacks, their top defender and, off-and-on, their top receiver. But the short-term absence of defensive coordinator Wade Phillips seemed to have an immediate impact on Sunday. Houston lost 28-13 at home to Carolina as rookie quarterback Cam Newton (pictured evading Connor Barwin) threw for two touchdowns and ran for 55 yards. The Texans, who have the league's top-ranked defense and have clinched the AFC South title, held Carolina to 316 yards but had no takeaways and got pushed around for 166 on the ground. Phillips' medical leave isn't supposed to be for more than 10 days. That's good news for him, foremost, but also good for the Texans.

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NFL 5 43 Week 15: What we learned 30478657 It takes time, part II It+takes+time%2C+part+II NFL

Like the Cardinals, the Eagles made headlines for their post-lockout transactions. The hook there was quality over quantity. Like Arizona, Philadelphia was left in the gate when the race started. This group of superstars started 4-8, but the Eagles have posted two dominant victories the past two weeks to give themselves a chance to salvage a .500 season. LeSean McCoy (pictured) was the hero of Philadelphia's 45-19 victory over the Jets on Sunday, running for 102 yards and three touchdowns. Believe it or not, the Eagles still have a chance at the NFC East title. Keeping the ball in McCoy's hands seems like a good idea to keep those chances alive.

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NFL 5 43 Week 15: What we learned 30478659 It takes time It+takes+time NFL

The Arizona Cardinals made headlines for signing 51 players in the frenzied week of transactions following the end of the lockout. Turns out, you can't remake a team in a week. It takes time. The Cardinals started 1-6 before Ken Whisenhunt figured out who belongs where, and the players learned to play with one another. Now, after a 20-17 overtime victory over Cleveland, Arizona is 7-7. John Skelton (pictured), playing quarterback only because of injuries to one of the newbies, Kevin Kolb, is 4-1 as a starter. He threw for 313 yards in the victory Sunday. Who should play when both are healthy? It might take time to answer that.


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NFL 5 43 Week 15: What we learned 30476938 'Any Given Sunday' isn't just a movie %27Any+Given+Sunday%27+isn%27t+just+a+movie NFL

This game is what that well-worn phrase refers to. The Indianapolis Colts seemed to lose their fighting spirit weeks ago. The Tennessee Titans had wild-card hopes and, presumably, all the motivation. Final score: 27-13 Colts. Jacob Lacey's third-quarter pick six (pictured) gave the Colts two scores in a span of 3:05 as they erased the "0" from the win column. Now the talk in Indy can shift from a potential winless season to Peyton Manning 24/7. Some reward.

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NFL 5 43 Week 15: What we learned 30475947 Winter is not Coughlin's season Winter+is+not+Coughlin%27s+season NFL

It’s doubtful any Super Bowl-winning coach has ever had so many turns on the hot seat as Tom Coughlin (pictured). But the Giants coach has nobody to blame but himself. He’s dogmatic even when all evidence suggests flexibility is in order. Take, for instance, his late-season record with the Giants. After an inexplicable 23-10 pratfall at home against Washington on Sunday, Coughlin is 16-20 in December/January regular-season games with New York. He’s 56-34 earlier in the season. Maybe his teams get tired from overwork. Maybe his players just get tired of him.

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NFL 5 43 Week 15: What we learned 30476936 The Rams need Jack Youngblood The+Rams+need+Jack+Youngblood NFL

Cincinnati kept its playoff hopes flickering in a 20-13 victory at St. Louis. The Rams were as lifeless as they have been all year, but at least they dressed well. Quarterback Kellen Clemens (pictured) and company wore throwback uniforms to honor the 1999 Super Bowl team as Marshall Faulk was added to the team’s Ring of Honor. The unis also reminded everyone just how little the franchise has done right since ’99. Why dump a look that’s  popular, colorful, striking and classic in favor of the test pattern that team usually wears? Probably the same reason they have won less than five games in four of the past five seasons.

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NFL 5 43 Week 15: What we learned 30476937 Change is good, part II Change+is+good%2C+part+II NFL

The Dolphins made it 2-0 for teams sporting a new coach by continuing Buffalo’s rapid retreat with a 30-23 victory. Out went Tony Sparano, up went secondary coach Todd Bowles to interim coach. Bowles employed a strategy Sparano discovered late in his tenure: Give the ball to Reggie Bush (pictured) and keep doing it. Bush set career highs with 25 carries and 203 yards rushing against Buffalo. He essentially clinched the win with a 76-yard touchdown sprint in the fourth quarter. After posting one 100-yard game in five seasons in New Orleans, Bush has four this year, including the past three games.

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NFL 5 43 Week 15: What we learned 30479908 Megatron deserves more attention Megatron+deserves+more+attention NFL

Poor Calvin Johnson. He's the best player on a playoff contender, but he's completely overshadowed because of a teammate's misbehavior. On Sunday, Johnson had 214 yards and two touchdowns receiving against Oakland. He had the go-ahead score with 39 second left. So what happens next? That bad boy, Ndamukong Suh, makes a game-saving block of Sebastian Janikowski's field-goal attempt in the final seconds to steal more headlines. Sorry, Calvin, you'll have to be satisfied with the 28-27 victory.

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NFL 5 43 Week 15: What we learned 30477880 Now the West is wild Now+the+West+is+wild NFL

San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews (No. 24) scored twice and the resurgent Bolts lit up the Baltimore defense in a 34-14 victory at home on Sunday night. The win, combined with losses by Denver and Oakland, moved the Chargers to a tie with the Raiders for second in the AFC West, only a game behind the Broncos.

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NFL 5 43 Week 15: What we learned 30476926 Change is good Change+is+good NFL

See, the formula for beating the mighty Packers is easy: Fire your coach and change quarterbacks. We kid, we kid. But that’s what the Chiefs did this week, and the Romeo Crennel-Kyle Orton combo debuted with a stunner, a 19-14 victory over previously unbeaten Green Bay. Crennel preached ball control and avoiding turnovers, but that’s what every team has attempted against the Pack. This time, with the Chiefs fully receptive to the message after the firing of Todd Haley, it worked. There were no turnovers for either team, and Orton (pictured) was not sacked as he poked holes in the cheese for 299 yards.

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NFL 5 43 Week 15: What we learned 30476940 We should have known We+should+have+known NFL

Yeah, Drew Brees isn’t the physical ideal of an NFL quarterback, a la Aaron Rodgers or Tom Brady. But we should have known he was capable of greatness. After all, he led Purdue to a Rose Bowl. Purdue! The only other QB to do that, Bob Griese, was the Super Bowl QB as the 1972 Miami Dolphins capped their perfect season. The 11-3 Saints aren’t perfect, but Brees nearly was in their 42-20 victory at Minnesota on Sunday: 32 of 40 for 412 yards and five touchdowns, with no interceptions. He’s now 304 yards from Dan Marino’s record for single-season passing yardage. Brees deserves a toast when he breaks that record. A boilermaker, perhaps?

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NFL 5 43 Week 15: What we learned 30479912 This is the new Tebowing This+is+the+new+Tebowing NFL

OK, so maybe that's not fair. Even a media sensation is allowed to have an off week. But a vulnerable Patriots defense turned back the clock and made Tim Tebow look like the fire-drill QB we saw two months ago when this whole thing started. Yes, Tebow scored two touchdowns, but the Broncos lost 41-23 as Tebow fumbled twice (lost one) and was sacked four times. One of those sacks was for a loss of 29 yards. That happens when you're improvising, not when you're a man with a plan.

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