1. Antonio Brown Is The Best Wide Receiver In The NFL And It’s Not Even Close

16 Catches, 189 yards, and two touchdowns.

Antonio Brown lit up the Denver Broncos’ “elite” secondary yesterday. Coming into the game, Chris Harris hadn’t let up a touchdown in over a season and a half, but Brown managed to embarrass Harris.

Throughout the game Brown displayed his dominance over everyone. He routinely burned double coverage, made opposing defenders miss, and broke multiple tackles. This has become a staple of Brown’s game this season.

After Brown’s monster game he now has 116 receptions, 1,586 receiving yards, and nine touchdowns. This is Brown’s second consecutive season with 1,500 receiving yards and nine touchdowns. It is also his third consecutive season with more than 100 receptions. Brown is the first player since Calvin Johnson and the fifith player in NFL history to record back-to-back seasons with at least 1,500 yards.

Brown is matchup proof. No matter the opponent, you can plug in five catches and 80 yards for Antonio Brown each and every week.

 

  1. Kirk Cousins Should Be The Starting Quarterback Of The Redskins Next Season

I’ll be the first to admit it, when the Redskins announced Kirk Cousins would be their starting quarterback prior to week one, I thought they were going to be a train wreck. I had zero confidence in Cousins, but all’s Cousins has done is prove me wrong. He has led the Redskins to a 7-7 record and right in the thick of the playoff race. In fact, Cousins and the Redskins control their own playoff destiny.

He’s proven that a team can win games with him at quarterback. Yesterday had huge implications for the Redskins, and historically, it was a game the Redskins almost always have lost, but Cousins didn’t allow that. He finished with five total touchdowns (Four Passing and One Rushing). On the season, Cousins has 22 passing touchdowns with just 11 interceptions. He has a home record of 6-2, making the Redskins one of the best teams at home in the NFL.

He’s done enough to prove to me that he deserves a shot at beginning the franchise quarterback. As we head into next season Kirk Cousins should be the starting quarterback and shouldn’t have to worry about any quarterback behind him taking his job before week one.

 

  1. Odell Beckham JR. Needs To Grow Up

Odell Beckham JR. is one of the most talented players in the NFL. He makes spectacular plays on a weekly basis brining joy to NFL fans across the globe. With all that said, Beckham JR. needs to grow up.

Yesterday he had three personal fouls, and from my count, could have had a few more. On almost every play it seemed like Beckham was involved in a skirmish with an opposing defender. Multiple times the camera caught Beckham throwing punches and slaps at Josh Norman. Despite verbal warnings and actual penalties from the officials, Beckham didn’t stop. Even on his game tying touchdown, he got right in Norman’s face.

Yesterday was not the first time Beckham displayed a childish manner. Last season, Beckham was involved in skirmishes with multiple teams. Unnamed played from the St. Louis Rams, one of the teams Beckham was involved in skirmishes with, said “If Beckham want’s respect he needs to grow up.”

 

  1. The Packers Have Quietly Gotten Back To Their Pre Week Six Form

It took a few weeks, but the Packers are back. After a four-week slump, the Packers looked terrific in their last two games. Aaron Rodgers and his wide receivers finally look like they have some type of chemistry, and it all has to do with Mike McCarthy taking over the play calling.

It’s been two weeks since McCarthy took back the play calling duties, and it’s no coincidence that the offense has looked much better. Randall Cobb is back in the slot, and running routes that he is used to running. Rodgers looks much more comfortable throwing to his receivers. They are actually creating separation between themselves and the defenders defending them

With their win yesterday, the Packers clinched their seventh consecutive playoff birth.

 

5. Rex Ryan Will Be Working For One Of The Major TV Networks Next Season

According to multiple reports, the Bills’ front office and Rex Ryan have been at odds all season long.

Ryan has done something we would have never thought possible at the beginning of the season; He has made the Bills’ defense worse. Ryan has finally gotten consistent play from his offense, and now his defense is thing that is holding him back. He is supposed to be a defensive guru, but he has been far from that this season. As a team the Bills have a total of 20 sacks this season. Numerous defensive players have made their frustrations clear via the media.

I don’t think Rex Ryan comes back next season. He hasn’t delivered what he promised prior to the season, and I think he’s working for one of the major television networks come September 2016.

 

Sean Mason

Spark Sports NFL Analyst

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