When it was all said and done, it wasn’t one of your more competitive weeks of football.
Only four of the 16 games played in Week 15 were decided by single digits. Meanwhile, seven of the remaining 12 games were decided by 21 or more points.
There were three shutouts on Sunday, one by the team (Saints) that had given up the most yards in the league and another by the club (Raiders) that had allowed the most points in the NFL this season.
And yet, in a league in which there have been at least five new playoff teams each of the previous 16 seasons, the seven clubs headed to the playoffs to date (Patriots, Ravens, Texans, Broncos, Packers, Falcons and 49ers) all earned invites to last year's postseason party.
Given the lopsided nature of the week, you can expect to see a wide range of grades given out this week. As has been the case all season, they’re based on numerous factors, not just wins and losses, final numbers, margin of victory, etc.
Once again, we have given out marks for this week’s performance and not a team’s overall play this season.
Let’s see who did their homework this week.