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5 Things We Learned From NFL Week 14

Just by being active Tim Tebow will win you a game, the Cardinals would like you to play QB, one Lion has lost 22 straight at Lambeau Field, and more from week 14!


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1. Jason Hanson Is 0-22 at Lambeau Field
The 42-year-old Detroit kicker was drafted by the Lions in 1992. He's never left the team and holds the record for the most games played with a single franchise. That means he's played NFC North rival Green Bay many, many times - so many times that he's experience 22 losses at Lambeau Field. Ty Detmer, Mark Brunell, Ty Detmer again, Brett Favre, and finally Aaron Rodgers have all beat up on Lions teams featuring Hanson. Hanson was losing to the Packers professionally while Aaron Rodgers was throwing Lego lasers at classmates and pooping his pants as a 9-year-old. (That 22-game losing streak is the worst in the NFL. The second worst? A 21-game away losing streak against the Washington Redskins held by…the Detroit Lions.)

2. It Has Been Five Years Since the Browns Won and Everyone Else Lost in the AFC North
Not counting wins during a bye for other AFC North teams, it was week 15 of the 2007 season the last time the Cleveland Browns won and everyone else in the division (Steelers, Ravens, and Bengals) lost. The Browns have three straight victories and are looking not like the Pop Warner team they historically have been. While this year their division remains tough and a playoff spot is a mathematical near impossibility, both the Steelers and Ravens are injury riddled and aging. Could we be seeing an ascendant Bengals and Browns as the new cream of the AFC crop? Has the cream of Ben Roethlisberger and Ray Lewis gone sour? If you don't want Ben Roethlisberger's cream, does he give it to you anyway?

3. The Jets Won and Tim Tebow was Finally Activated! Coincidence!?
For their game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Jets' coach Rex Ryan deactivated (meaning he wasn't even dressed to play) Greg McElroy, the winning QB from last week. At 6-7, the Jets aren't totally out of contention for the playoffs, so Ryan appears to be going with whatever option he thinks is most likely to win a game (and save his job). But to not even have McElroy active is a slap in the face to the kid that made last week's winning drive while Sanchez was eating hot dogs on the sidelines. Instead, Ryan had Tebow slated as the backup for the game in Jacksonville, possibly hoping for some homecoming magic from the Florida native. And it worked! Whatever wizard powers Tebow possesses drove the Jets to a thoroughly unimpressive 17-10 win over the Jaguars. 

4. The Arizona Cardinals QB Situation is Dire
When Vince Young is saying things like this, and coach Ken Wisenhunt is saying things like this, you know your team is in serious trouble.

5. The Panthers Finally Won a Coin Toss
Because we wrote about their monetary futility last week? Probably! Maxim, curing jinxes since 2012!

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