NFL Reactions: Week 12
NFL Reactions: Week 12

This article is part of our NFL Reactions series.

-Chris Godwin's 71-yard touchdown catch was a fine enough play on his part, but it was mostly the result of what was likely an ill-advised throw into tight, borderline double coverage downfield and over the middle, the corner barely missing the ball and the two safeties bumbling past while Godwin somehow slipped by for the long score. Sometimes it's a pick six, sometimes it's six for the offense. Jameis Winston is something of a three-outcome quarterback – touchdown, turnover, or incomplete, with an aesthetically trivial number of non-touchdown completions stirred in. Godwin's second touchdown was all him, somehow stopping to turn around and make a one-handed catch with the ball placed right where the defensive back crashed down. That touchdown, too, could have gone horribly wrong for Winston if the defensive back plays it a little differently.

-I can't begin to guess how the Atlanta passing game managed to fail so badly at home against the Buccaneers. Matt Ryan was so effective against the Panthers the week prior, and the Buccaneers have been uncommonly weak against the pass all year. This wasn't a bad player disappointing against a bad defense, it was one of the league's most productive quarterbacks failing utterly against one of the very worst pass defenses. Before Sunday the Buccaneers allowed more than 300 passing yards per game and 25 touchdowns in 10 games. Ryan only completed 23-of-46 attempts for 271 yards, no touchdowns, and one interception. Six sacks and 13 quarterback hits imply the

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