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 ETBy 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|
|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.
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, 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.