With that thrilling Buccaneers-Saints game on Monday Night, we tie a bow on Week 13. We saw the Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals take a big step forward, the Vikings stave off a late-game defeat, and we’re about to see what kind of adversity the San Francisco 49ers can work through. Before we say goodbye to Week 13 for good, let’s take a look back at what happened for a quick rundown of what happened and the injuries that matter.
Here’s what we learned, from the week that was Week 13.
The start of Week 13 kicked off with the Bills at the Patriots and it was a crucial victory for the Bills because it wound up vaulting them into first place in the AFC. Had New England won, they would have kept the division packed tightly. The Bills got a little bit of breathing room with Miami and New York losing tough battles with San Francisco and Minnesota.
Buffalo Bills – The Bills quickly put up 17 points and kept the pressure on. Stefon Diggs ran through the Patriots with little trouble. Gabe Davis caught a touchdown but Isaiah McKenzie has been a more consistent receiver. James Cook put in 105 all-purpose scoreless yards. After that, the defense made sure the Patriots never threatened.
Miami Dolphins – Tua Tagovailoa made two too many mistakes after clawing to within six points in the second half. He threw 295 yards and two scores but two interceptions and a lost fumble turned the tide. Tyreek Hill caught nine passes for 146 yards and a score, Trent Sheffield started the game with a 75-yard touchdown but Jeff Wilson and Jaylen Waddle were non-factors.
New England Patriots – Mac Jones looked as bad as we’ve seen him this year, unable to move the ball on the Bills. It’s like night and day because Jones looked great coming off of Week 12 but he missed on a lot of throws. Nick Folk missed a field goal that could have made it a closer game through the third quarter.
New York Jets – Statistically, Mike White had a great game. He threw for 369 yards but he missed a lot of passes. Most importantly, he couldn’t throw a touchdown when he needed it in the fourth quarter. Instead he threw two interceptions, but he managed to use his legs to get one rushing score. Garrett Wilson caught eight passes for 162 yards and Corey Davis was second with five catches for 85 yards on 10 targets. Donovan Knight led the team with 15 rushes for 90 yards but he didn’t score either. White targeted Tyler Conklin and Elijah Moore for a combined 13 times but each roped in two receptions.