The NFL’s Top Five Most Embarassing Moments of Week 17

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The NFL’s Top Five Most Embarassing Moments of Week 17

The NFL’s Top Five Most Embarassing Moments of Week 17
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Week 17 had its share of amazing games and moments, however it also had its fill of downright embarrassing moments too and this is the worst of the worst. When you see their fan base break out the brown paper bags as they don’t want to be seen associating with their team, like how there were the “Aint’s” in the 1970s as they seemingly couldn’t have a winning record if their life depended on it.

Luckily for the teams, players and especially fans, these five embarrassing moments occurred on the road. If these instances happened at home, their stadiums would be wastelands as people would have likely left after the first half at the latest. Either that or the fact they would be littering the field with whatever is handy.

The upside is that next season the coaches can show the team’s coaches can show the team or a player how not to perform in order to get better production out of them, hopefully. Alternatively they could just burn this tape and hope that the members of the team that carry over from this year can simply put it out of their minds.

I used to think there was parity in the NFL at least in recent years as new teams would ascend that haven’t ascended before or haven’t in a while and be like clockwork. However, that is heavily debatable as it seem with free agency lately players and even coaches have been stockpiled on better teams as a result embarrassment for the “Elite” teams has become minimal at best.

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#5 Mark Sanchez

#5 Mark Sanchez
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Mark Sanchez and the New York Jets came up to play the Buffalo Bills in the final week, and they were embarrassed by losing 28-9. The Jets were having some solid success in the beginning of the game running the ball, then for some unknown reason they stopped and began passing the ball even when the game was in their reaches. They once again had a problem containing halfback C.J. Spiller as he broke a 66-yard touchdown reception on a simple screen pass.

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#4 Miami Dolphins

#4 Miami Dolphins
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After owning the Buffalo Bills on every facet of the game in week 16, the Miami Dolphins got shut out by the New England Patriots. Reggie Bush had eight carries for 26 yards all game, I am sure that's not the way he had wanted to go into the 2012 off-season.

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#3 Jacksonville Jaguars

#3 Jacksonville Jaguars
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In an NFL first, the Jacksonville Jaguars allowed two interceptions to be returned for a touchdown and two punt returns for a touchdown in the same game. I can't imagine giving up 28 points from non offensive scoring in a season, let alone in 60 minutes.

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#2 Philadelphia Eagles

#2 Philadelphia Eagles
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In what was Andy Reid's last game as the Philadelphia Eagles head coach after 14 seasons, instead of playing inspired football, the team rolled over and dropped dead as they lost 42-7. Eli Manning had five touchdown passes in this routing.The near future doesn't look too bright for the Eagles.

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#1 Brady Quinn

#1 Brady Quinn
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Kansas City Chiefs Quarterback, Brady Quinn had the single most embarrassing event of the final week of the season and it's not even the fact they lost 38-3 to the Denver Broncos. Quinn had 49 yards passing on only 16 passes for the entire game, he had nearly half as many rushing yards. When you have half as many rushing yards as you do passing and your last name isn't Vick, Newton, Griffin, or Wilson, you're embarrassing yourself.


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