Week 17 TJ's Takes

Here's my quick review of everything we saw in Week 17 of the 2004 NFL season:

Offensive player of the week
Saints quarterback Aaron Brooks. Although his team fell short of the playoffs, he played a big game in clutch time as his team won at Carolina.

Defensive player of the week
Seahawks. Didn't play great, but their stop on Falcons running back Warrick Dunn's two-point conversion attempt on the final play of the game gave Seattle the win and the NFC West title.

Coaching move of the Week
Bill Belichick and Bill Cowher. Teams have combined for 29 wins, and you saw why as the Patriots and Steelers won games in which they had nothing to play for.

Next week
Just keep in mind that only two teams ('67 Packers and '72 Redskins) have lost their last two games and reached the Super Bowl. Keep that in mind as the Eagles, Falcons, Jets and Vikings head into the postseason.

Tom Jackson is an NFL analyst for ESPN.