TJ's Take on Week 14

Tom Jackson ranks his top 10 teams and hands out some awards from Week 14 of the NFL season.

Updated: December 11, 2005, 11:38 PM ET
By Tom Jackson | Special to ESPN.com

Here's my quick review of everything we saw in Week 14 of the 2005 NFL season:

TJ's Top 10
Team W-L TJ Says
1. Colts 13-0 Only fourth team in NFL history to open 13-0.
2. Seahawks 11-2 Have won two games in seven days by 83-3 score.
3. Bengals 10-3 Bengals have won 10 games for first time since 1988.
4. Broncos 10-3 Looked tentative in 12-10 win over Ravens.
5. Giants 9-4 Tiki Barber remains league's unsung hero and Jay Feely made a clutch kick.
6. Bucs 9-4 Bucs RB Carnell Williams keys upset of Panthers.
7. Panthers 9-4 A surprising home loss to Bucs' team they usually own.
8. Bears 9-4 Defense got pushed around a bit in Pittsburgh.
9. Steelers 8-5 Got back to playing Steelers' football in win over Bears.
10t. Cowboys 8-5 Crucial come-from-behind win over Chiefs.
10t. Chiefs 8-5 RB Larry Johnson impressive in tough loss.
10t. Chargers 8-5 Home setback to Dolphins could cost Bolts playoff spot.


Offensive player of the week

Bengals RB Rudi Johnson. Ran for 169 yards and a score as the Bengals scraped by the game Browns, 23-20.

Defensive player of the week

Vikings CB Brian Williams. Totaled six tackles, two INTs, knocked down three passes and forced a fumble in Minnesota's 27-13 win over the Rams.

Coaching move of the Week

Jon Gruden gets a big nod for taking the Bucs into Carolina and winning impressively, 20-10.

Next week

Nine more divisional games (all rematches). And the Redskins will have a big say in the NFC East by hosting the Cowboys and Giants the next two weeks

Tom Jackson is an NFL analyst for ESPN.

Tom Jackson

NFL studio analyst
Tom Jackson, a standout linebacker for the Denver Broncos for 14 years, joined ESPN as its NFL studio analyst in 1987 for the launch of the network's NFL game coverage. Twenty-four years later, Jackson -- the 2009 Sports Emmy award recipient in the Outstanding Studio Analyst category -- remains one of sports television's foremost pro football analysts, drawing experience from both his Hall of Fame playing career and his more than two decades in broadcasting.

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