Week 11 of the NFL featured a shocking upset of the Denver Broncos and signature wins by the New England Patriots and Green Bay Packers.
The NFL playoffs are approaching, and the race is heating up in both conferences and many divisions. The Arizona Cardinals expanded their lead in the NFC West to three games over the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers.
The biggest upset of the season occurred as the St. Louis Rams stunned the Denver Broncos, 22-7, and the New England Patriots put a stranglehold on the No. 1 seed in the AFC with a 42-20 win over the Indianapolis Colts.
The Green Bay Packers asserted themselves as a contender to win the NFC by dominating the Philadelphia Eagles with 53 points scored.
The 49ers kept their playoff hopes alive with their second win in a row, and the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Seahawks at home to keep their playoff hopes afloat as the Seahawks’ are now in danger.
Here are five takeaways from the weekend games of Week 11 of the NFL season.
5. Robert Griffin III is an ineffective leader
The Washington Redskins are now 3-7, and they are on track to have another dreadful season. The Redskins quarterback can no longer use his health as an excuse for poor play, especially when it’s against a team like the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Redskins only scored seven points against the Buccaneers, who are 30th in scoring defense with 27.9 points allowed per game.
Griffin spoke in a sour mood following the loss, and he proceeded to say that great quarterbacks struggle when their teammates struggle. This immediately caused controversy as he appeared to throw his teammates under the bus, and he is reportedly losing locker room support. Redskins fans also called for Griffin to be benched for Colt McCoy during the loss.