NFL Week 17 Heroes And Goats
Week 17 Heroes and Goats
Every week in the NFL there are heroes and goats, and this week is no different. Week 15 saw some amazing performances, as well as some absolute duds. In this new weekly segment I’m going to take you through the heroes of the NFL week that was, as well as the goats. There are criteria for the weekly winners and just because you threw for 400 yards and 3 touchdowns doesn’t necessarily land you on this list. Of you put up great numbers and you blow the game for your team, you could be a goat. It also works vice versa, it you stink it up all day but make the big plays at the end to win the game, you could wind up being a hero! We don’t know who it’s going to be from week to week; sometimes it’ll be obvious who it’ll be, other times you may be surprised.
This is the NFL where things can change pretty quickly and going from hero to goat may not take much but landing on this list will either be the worst thing that you want to happen or the best thing that ever happened! You could also be a hero one week, only to find yourself the goat the next because this list does not play favorites or look into the future; it’s all about what happened this week in the NFL. So who made this week’s list of heroes and goats? The only way to know is to click here.
Week 17 Heroes and Goats:
5. Goat: Michael Vick
Mike Vick comes in at number 5. He was back for the Philadelphia Eagles and after missing several games after the Eagles started the game recovering the on-sides kick to help get the crowd out of the game, Vick throws an interception and the momentum never swung back to the Eagles. Vick, who insists that he’s still a starter in the NFL, threw for under 200-yards on 35 attempts.
4. Goat: Green Bay Defense
The Packers defense comes in at number 4 as they continue to struggle to stop anyone. I know they have injuries and to get beaten by Adrian Peterson is one thing but to have Christian Ponder burn you is quite another. The Packers missed their chance at a bye week in the playoffs by losing to the Vikings. Now they get to face Peterson again this week and he’s put up 409 yards rushing against them this season. Terrible job by the Packers defense.
3. Goat: Brady Quinn
Brady Quinn comes in at number 3 because he threw for just 49-yards. In this day and age of the NFL where the offense is given every chance to succeed, that is putrid. I know the Broncos defense is pretty good but to throw for under 50-yards is ridiculously bad.
2. Goat: Houston Texans
The Houston Texans comes in at number 2 because they blew their chance at a bye week by losing in Indy. In a few short weeks, the Texans have gone from the number 1 seed in the AFC, to having to play on Wild Card weekend. That is quite a fall for a team that was rolling early in the season. Houston should be ashamed of the way they finished the season.
1. Goat: Tony Romo
The number 1 spot is secured for Tony Romo, who would seemingly lands on this list in every big game he plays in. After being red hot in the second half of the season, Romo threw three interceptions to doom the Cowboys playoff chances, none worse than the swing pass that was woefully thrown to seal the game. Tony Romo lands as the number 1 goat for week 17 in the NFL.
5. Hero: Titans Defense/Special Teams
Number 5 is Tennessee Titans defense/special teams. They ran up four straight scores in a win over the Jaguars; two on punt returns and two interception returns for touchdowns gave the Titans the win. The game was meaningless but the performance was impressive.
4. Hero: DeAngelo Williams
DeAngelo Williams comes in at number 4 with his monster day rushing the football. He finished with 210 yards and two touchdowns against the Saints. Williams has been underused all season long and the final game of the season proves it.
3. Hero: Eli Manning
Eli Manning comes in at number 3 with a career high 5 passing touchdowns against the rival Eagles. When the game was going on the Giants still had a shot at the playoffs so the performance was clutch despite the Giants failure to make the playoffs.
2. Hero: Alfred Morris
Number 2 hero is Alfred Morris. He put up a monster game against the Cowboys, rushing for 200-yards and three touchdowns. He controlled the game with his legs and the Dallas defense never had an answer for him. Morris led the Redskins to an NFC East title, only the fact that the Cowboys defense is so depleted keeps him from the number 1 spot. That and player number 1 on the list is the MVP of the NFL this year:
1. Hero: Adrian Peterson
Adrian Peterson is number 1, again. All-Day Adrian continues to land here because he’s an absolute freak. I’m done trying to explain what he’s done this year; all you need to know is that Peterson has carried the Vikings to the playoffs. And he’s the MVP of the league.