Even though Cincinnati beat the Cleveland Browns (that still doesn't get old typing), the Bengals didn't make this week's nomination for Prilosec Victory of the Week. It probably has something to do with the Bengals beating a five-win team with only two weeks remaining in the season. Big deal. We'll have a shot for nominations in the next two games as we prepare for the 2010 Wreck Your Team campaign, hopefully with a shot to make the Ravens playoff chances a bit more complicated with a very realistic shot of knocking the Chargers completely out of the postseason. But that's next week.
The Eagles took a 31-10 deficit in the fourth quarter against the New York Giants, scoring 28 points in the game's final 7:28 in one of the more exciting comebacks that's already dubbed the "Miracle as the New Meadowland." The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were leading the Detroit Lions 20-17 with 1:32 left in the game. Drew Stanton drove the Lions down to the Buccaneers 10-yard line for David Rayner to convert a 28-yard field goal to send the game into overtime. The Lions won the coin toss in overtime and drove down the field for Rayner's game-winning 34-yard field goal. Game over. Lions 23, Buccaneers 20. Buccaneers might lose a chance at the playoffs all because they didn't have an opportunity to touch the ball in overtime, but that's another debate for another afternoon.
The Ravens beat the New Orleans Saints and the Jets beat the Steelers. Wins that are surely important in the seeding process, but had no real affect on overall playoff implications. In fact, the Steelers lost and still clinched a playoff berth. And you thought figuring out the passer rating formula was complicated.
To round out the nomination, the Panthers were nominated for a 19-12 win over the Arizona Cardinals. Why, you ask, are the Panthers nominated whereas the Bengals aren't? Well, first of all, we've actually won the Victory of the Week for our win over the Baltimore Ravens during week two. And really, we just felt sorry for Jaxon and crew at Cat Scratch Reader. Dare I say, we're throwing the cat a bone? I do dare, because it sounded awful.
What do you have in your wallet? Who do you pick for your Prilosec Victory of the Week?