This article is part of our NFL Reactions series.
Week 13 of the NFL saw its fair share of intrigue and excitement. It was a great day to be a football fan, but as is the case every year around this time, a wave of desperation and slight sadness creeped into my otherwise electrifying viewing experience.
It's that time of year, when fantasy managers realize that the clock is ticking on our fantasy seasons. For some, the playoffs await and now is the time to do anything we can to win each week. For others, these remaining games won't hold as much weight beyond playing spoiler. Either way, our season-long journeys are coming to a close.
Endings can be tough, but Sunday's action reminded me that a good ending can make all the difference.
Look at Detroit, for instance. Down four points with less than two minutes to go, Jared Goff did the unthinkable and led a game-winning drive against the Vikings. His 11-yard touchdown throw to Amon-Ra St. Brown with time expiring was a fairy tale ending for what has been a nightmare of a season for the now one-win Lions. Unless you're a Vikings fan or a disgruntled bettor, I'd find it hard to believe that an ending like that wouldn't get your football-loving heart skipping a beat.
Washington's kicker Brian Johnson hit a 48-yard field goal to beat the Raiders in a low-scoring slugfest. The Seahawks held the 49ers out of the end zone on Seattle's three-yard line at the end of the game to hold