What do you think was the big story in week 14?
The Indianapolis Colts fell to 8-5 after a disappointing 42-28 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals (9-4) on Sunday afternoon, with the scoreline flattering another inadequate Colts performance. Despite scoring four touchdowns, Indianapolis failed to score in the entire first half, and much of their scoring in the last two quarters was due to Cincinnati playing soft coverage while protecting a 21-0 lead.
The college bowl season schedule has been released and the 35 bowl games begin on December 18th and end on January 6th when Auburn and Florida will meet for the national title. Here is a complete rundown of all the bowl games
Glendale, Ariz. – 8:30 p.m. ET, Jan. 1: Baylor vs. Central Florida
It has been a disastrous season for the 2-11 Houston Texans and it has cost Gary Kubiak his job.
“We had a great run here and we will never forget our back-to-back AFC South championships,” Kubiak said in a statement. “Coming back home was a dream come true for all of us. This will always be our home. Thank you.”
The Indianapolis Colts (8-4) make the short 110-mile trip to Paul Brown Stadium on Sunday afternoon to face a formidable Cincinnati Bengals team (8-4) with playoff spots yet to be finalised. The Colts currently occupy the number 3 seed in the AFC playoff picture and all but secured the AFC South crown with last week’s 22-14 victory over the Tennessee Titans. The Cincinnati Bengals are in 4th spot with a two-game lead over the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC North, and with only four games left in the regular season, Sunday’s showdown will go a long way in deciding each team’s final position in the AFC playoff standings.
The NFL has fined Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin $100,000 on Wednesday for interfering with Baltimore‘s Jacoby Jones on a kickoff return in the third quarter of a 22-20 loss to the Ravens on Thanksgiving night.
The fine is the second-highest ever levied by the league on a head coach, behind only the $500,000 the NFL levied at New England‘s Bill Belichick in 2007 for spying on an opponent’s defensive signals.
There is still a chance that the NFL will dock the Steelers a draft pick
”because the conduct affected a play on the field.”
The Indianapolis Colts improved to 8-4 on Sunday afternoon with an unconvincing 22-14 win over the Tennessee Titans at Lucas Oil Stadium. The victory puts Indy into a commanding three-game lead in the division and provides the much-needed tiebreaker over their AFC South rivals. The Colts need just one more win from their remaining four games to seal top spot, while the fight for AFC playoff seedings rumbles on.
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