Thoughts on NFL Week 12 - Ndamukong Suh should look for a suspension from Commissioner Goodel, if his team doesn’t beat the commissioner to it. - Any chance of him claiming he’s not a dirty party went out the window with three pushes to the head and a stomp. - If he’s suspended for the upcoming New Orleans game, kiss the Lions’ playoff chances goodbye. - Matthew Stafford is an erratic quarterback. - Aaron Rodgers is an elite quarterback, but I wouldn’t exactly call him the best ever as some are doing. - Does any team have a better receiving corp. than the Packers? -The Miami Dolphins, no longer cellar dwellers. - Matt Moore may have a future with Miami. - It seems Reggie Bush has found himself some toughness. - Terance Newman’s chokehold: great move in MMA, not so great in stopping Brandon Marshall from catching a touchdown. - Look for the Cowboys to invest a high draft choice in a cornerback. - Why is Alan Ball impersonating a starting cornerback? - Laurent Robinson is playing better than Dez Bryant. - Kicker Dan Bailey has been money for the Cowboys. - Tony Romo giveth (two interceptions) and taketh away (a victory from the hands of the Dolphins). - The 49ers got jobbed on the chop block call that negated a Ted Ginn Jr. touchdown. There's no telling when Ginn will make a return visit to the end zone on a touchdown reception. - Terrell Suggs just doesn’t make quarterbacks feel comfortable in the pocket. - Frank Gore couldn’t get it going against the Ravens. - Michael Crabtree has not been the answer at receiver for the 49ers. - Give Joe Flacco credit. He’s stepping up when he has to, especially against teams Baltimore has to beat. - For defensive purists, this was the game to watch. - Houston, we’ve got a quarterback problem. - Matt Leinart can’t get a break – unless it involves a collarbone. - The hopes of the Texans are in the hands of rookie T.J. Yates. Tell me that makes you feel comfortable, Texans fans. - The Texans are holding a Hollywood casting call for quarterback. - As long as Houston remains an Arian Nation, the Texans still should make the playoffs. - Foster better buy him some stick em, though. Against a better team and those fumbles could be costly. - If there were a defensive coordinator of the year award, Wade Phillips would win it. - Texan cornerback Jonathan Joseph almost celebrated his interception a little premature. - Third times a charm? Not for Texan defensive lineman Connor Barwin who bags himself a quarterback four times. - The Jags aren’t going anywhere, Blaine Gabbert is the future, so why bench him, Coach Del Rio? - It’s not too often a high-class vehicle like a Mercedes stalls, except when one name Lewis can’t catch an easy touchdown pass. - Jacksonville needs to build its draft strategy around finding offensive pieces to put around Gabbert and Maurice Jones-Drew. - He’s not Tim Tebow, but Sam Bradford has accuracy issues. - Rams receiver Austin Pettis does make an outstanding stretch of a catch. - The Rams run defense is horrid, giving up two 200-plus rushing games to relatively obscure running backs. - They’ve made DeMarco Murray and now Beanie Wells look like Eric Dickerson and Jamal Lewis. - Cardinals DB Patrick Peterson is becoming someone teams won’t want to punt to. - He’s already tied Devin Hester’s single-season punt return record with four. - It’s simply criminal for Larry Fitzgerald to finish the game with only one catch. - The Jets keep their playoff hopes alive. - The Bills basically have to look to next year. - Bills receiver Stevie Jackson might want to give more attention to catching balls than end zone celebrations. Just saying. - I guess you could say he shot his team in the foot by drawing a 15-yard penalty for his end zone antics and dropping an almost certain game-winning touchdown pass. - His mocking of Plaxico Burress was tasteless. - Sadly, it his erratic and stupid play overshadowed him basically owning Darrell Revis for part of the game. - Easily the Dolt of the Week. - Maybe the Bills would like a do-over on that Fitzpatrick contract. - I thought C.J. Spiller would be better at this point in his career. - If I’m playing the game “CONCENTRATION,” I want Brad Smith as my partner. - Talk about keeping your eye on the prize. Great deflection, catch and run for the touchdown. - Antonio Cromartie is good for a few bond headed plays a game. - Burress probably hasn’t gotten all the rust worked out, but he does make some spectacular plays with the few catches he gets. - Last week, I think Mark Sanchez was overwhelmed by the Tebow magic. This week, he created a little magic of his own. - Good things happen when Sanchez gets the ball to Dustin Keller. - Santonio Holmes knows how to make corner catches in the end zone. - I’m convinced the Colts just don’t want to win. - It’s almost painful to watch Painter play. - With Manning under center, you knew the Colts would win such games. With Painter under center, you know they’re going to lose. - If Polian retains Jim Caldwell next year, I’ll know they were in cahoots to get Andrew Luck. - I guess you could say it’s fitting a guy name Luck ends up with a horseshoe on his helmet. - At least Reggie Wayne becomes reacquainted with the century mark in catching yardage. - I like Cam Newton’s end zone celebration. - Cam may have added some life to Steve Smith’s career. - I felt Smith got a ticky tacky offensive pass interference call. - The Panthers are finally spreading out their running game beyond just Cam Newton. - Good to see DeAngelo Williams find the end zone again. - Carolina defensive back Sherrod Martin showed receiver’s feet on that toe-tapping interception that clinched the game for the Panthers. - Colt McCoy’s scrambling ability is underrated. - Good goal-line stand by the Browns defense. - I’m impressed with what I see in Andy Dalton. - It would be shame if the Bengals don’t make the playoffs, but with Pittsburgh and Baltimore in their division, I doubt they see the post-season. - I’m convinced A.J. Green has extensions on his arms. - That man can extend to catch a high ball like nobody’s business. - Cedric Benson is slowly getting back his groove. - Peyton Hillis is back, if just to make the game close. - I guess Cleveland didn’t want to play field position at the end. - Browns coaches should have made Cincinnati march the length of the field instead of giving them a short field after a missed field goal. - I think what we can say is Rex Grossman is a better quarterback than Tavaris Jackson. - Roy raising Helu in Washington’s backfield. - I don’t know whether it’s the rules or not, but I’ve seen more cornerbacks and safeties fail to locate the ball in the area than any other time I’ve been watching football. - Case in point, on Anthony Armstrong’s touchdown catch, the Seattle defender doesn’t even bother to locate the ball until after AA catches it. - Marshawn Lynch is returning to beast mode. - I think Pete Carroll is crossing his fingers that Matt Barkley is within striking distance during the first round of the 2012 NFL draft. - Red Bryant with Seahawks is a field goal blocking machine, three this year. - DeAngelo Hall jumped when he should have stayed grounded, otherwise, he would have had a pick six. - Skins Josh Wilson in no way interfered with Mike Williams. - Pass interference calls should be subject to replay review. The refs are missing too many and calling penalties on too many non-calls. - The field wasn’t the only thing sloppy about the Titans-Buccaneers game. - Nine turnovers, many a product of the weather condition. - Chris Johnson had a chance to treat the football like a greased pig. - Albeit, Johnson finally paid fantasy football dividends this year. - LaGarrett Blount, leaping tall defenders in a single bound. - Titans put some razzle dazzle in their return game. - Javon Ringer lets the rain get the best of him and his handling of the ball. - Aqib Talib pays a rare visit to the end zone via a pick six. - Josh Freeman forgot to bring the ball within him trying to convert a fourth-down play. - Tim Tebow has made boring offensive football fun again. - Broncos games were rarely among the games I paid attention to via the NFL Sunday Ticket. With Tebow as starter, they’re now on my “Must Watch” list. - I had no doubts the Broncos would win that game once it got into overtime. Well, maybe a little. - Forgive me Tebow, for I have sinned. Help thou my unbelief. - Chargers kicker Nick Novak “pissed away” two chances to give his team a win. - No, he wasn’t Tebowing on the sidelines. - More like “Peebowing.” - Chargers fans were probably yelling Noooovak after his overtime miss. - I don’t think Norv Turner survives this year. - Phillips Rivers just doesn’t look like he’s playing with much confidence. - The Broncos and Tebow on the other hand … - The Chargers’ offensive line has gone through a year’s worth of injuries. - That was one sinus clearing block Vincent Jackson delivered on Denver’s Quentin Carter. - If this were a defensive league, Von Miller would be rookie of the year instead of Cam Newton. - He and Elvis Dumervil were playing “Meet you at the quarterback” all game long. - Victory via VonDoom. I can see the posters now. - If the Broncos win the AFC West, John Fox will be a frontrunner for Coach of the Year. - Sebastian Janikowski putting the foot back in football and kicking the Raiders into first place in the AFC West. - Someone tell Haine he aint no Marino. - No matter who is behind center, Mike Martz is going to have him throwing. - Martz might be the Bears’ worst enemy in their hopes to get to the playoffs. - A more conservative Fox strategy and the Bears win the Raiders game, especially with their defense and special teams. - Kameron Wimberly has become more of a playmaker with the Raiders. - Bears offensive lineman Lance Lewis got some wheels for a big man. - Now get that man an oxygen tank. - This year has been one big Nightmare for the erstwhile Dream Team. - And when Andy Reid awakens, he might not be coach of the Eagles. - And DeSean Jackson might not be wearing Kelly Green next year. - I doubt Vince Young and Michael Vick will be on the same roster next year either. - Reid’s downfall may be that he was never really committed to the running game. - Eagles receivers couldn’t catch a cold butt naked in a Philly snowstorm. Well, except for Jason Avante. - The Mad Scientist Bill Belichick again experiments with turning diminutive receivers into defensive corners. - Julian Edelman got his licks in on Vince Young and showed excellent technique in tackling Young in the open field. - Tom Brady directs his receivers like no other. He could be an air traffic controller when his career is over. - So the Eagles have a million dollar secondary and couldn’t figure out how to shut down Wes Welker when several teams with lesser secondaries could? - Nmandi Asomugha was the most overrated signing of the offseason. - Jared Allen does a pretty good impersonation of a long snapper. - Roddy White gets is hands on the ball early and often. - Leslie Frazier missed a critical challenge of a Percy Harvin touchdown that wasn’t that should have been. - Harvin is turning into the Vikings everything man now that Adrian Peterson is injured. - Toby Gerhart was serviceable, but he’s no AP. - Tyler Palko’s no Tim Tebow. Kyle Orton, start warming your arm. - With a Tebow performance, i.e., no turnovers by the quarterback, the Chiefs win this game. - For a minute there, I thought Ben Roethlisberger was a piñata. - Giants safety Kenny Phillips can expect a hefty fine from Goodell. - You just don’t want to get in the way when Brandon Jacob decides to run full steam toward the end zone. - Doctor Drew Brees was in surgery mode. - Giants defense still fat off Thanksgiving Day leftovers. - Good for Victor Cruz, resisting the urge to do his Salsa dance with his team behind by 18. - The Freaks come out at night as does the Saints offense. Top 5 1. Green Bay Packers – I doubt anyone’s going to beat them this year. 2. San Francisco 49ers – Still the only two-loss team and got jobbed on a bad call that would have given them a touchdown in a game that only produced one. 3. Baltimore Ravens – They play to the level of their competition, which has been more good than bad. 4. New England Patriots – It looks like their defense is coming together. 5. New Orleans Saints – They’re unstoppable when Brees is firing on all cylinders. Bottom 5 28. Philadelphia Eagles – What a waste of talent. 29. San Diego Chargers – What a waste of talent. 30. Jacksonville Jaguars – After this season, this team will have its bags packed ready to move. 31. St. Louis Rams – Aren’t you supposed to be coached by a defensive guru? 32. Indianapolis Colts – Among the other things they’re lacking? Bags for the fans. You know the drill. All comments, clarifications, corrections and additions are welcomed.