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Sunday, December 11, 2005
TJ's Take on Week 14

By Tom Jackson
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Here's my quick review of everything we saw in Week 14 of the 2005 NFL season:

TJ's Top 10
Team W-L TJ Says
1. Colts 13-0 Only fourth team in NFL history to open 13-0.
2. Seahawks 11-2 Have won two games in seven days by 83-3 score.
3. Bengals 10-3 Bengals have won 10 games for first time since 1988.
4. Broncos 10-3 Looked tentative in 12-10 win over Ravens.
5. Giants 9-4 Tiki Barber remains league's unsung hero and Jay Feely made a clutch kick.
6. Bucs 9-4 Bucs RB Carnell Williams keys upset of Panthers.
7. Panthers 9-4 A surprising home loss to Bucs' team they usually own.
8. Bears 9-4 Defense got pushed around a bit in Pittsburgh.
9. Steelers 8-5 Got back to playing Steelers' football in win over Bears.
10t. Cowboys 8-5 Crucial come-from-behind win over Chiefs.
10t. Chiefs 8-5 RB Larry Johnson impressive in tough loss.
10t. Chargers 8-5 Home setback to Dolphins could cost Bolts playoff spot.

Offensive player of the week

Bengals RB Rudi Johnson. Ran for 169 yards and a score as the Bengals scraped by the game Browns, 23-20.

Defensive player of the week

Vikings CB Brian Williams. Totaled six tackles, two INTs, knocked down three passes and forced a fumble in Minnesota's 27-13 win over the Rams.

Coaching move of the Week

Jon Gruden gets a big nod for taking the Bucs into Carolina and winning impressively, 20-10.

Next week

Nine more divisional games (all rematches). And the Redskins will have a big say in the NFC East by hosting the Cowboys and Giants the next two weeks

Tom Jackson is an NFL analyst for ESPN.