Unexpected (and expected) for Week 11: Keep smiling

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Not sure what Chad Henne is smirking about here. He knows he plays for the Jaguars, right? He instantly looks like every bad guy from a movie based in college. He could easily be the president of the Alpha Betas and quarterback at Adams College if they ever want to do a remake of “Revenge of the Nerds.”

In case you were wondering where that came from, it’s here.

But let’s move on to the unexpected (and expected) from Week 11.

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Nice work, rookie
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The Redskins haven’t beaten a rookie quarterback in a number of years. And oh no, the Eagles started rookie quarterback Nick Foles. Of course, it only makes sense the Redskins would win this one.

Though, doesn’t Foles look like he would be the good guy in that college movie opposite Henne? I guess Andy Reid would make the kind-hearted professor who gives him great advice.

Well, only in the movies, I guess.

Or maybe Foles looks like every dude who sat in the back of geometry class and said, “I’ll never need to know this (expletive),” but ended up breaking his ankle snowboarding because he didn’t realize he couldn’t clear 20 feet via a two-foot ramp.

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Nice save!
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This might be the most amazing fumble recovery I’ve seen this week. (I know, but to me hyperbole is worse than the plague.) But the unreported storyline here, how do the Birds force six turnovers and still lose? Of that’s right, Ryan Lindley is now the quarterback. Actually, give Lindley a chance.

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He’s awesome
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That is all. I love A.J. Green.

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Ole!
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What was Peyton Manning doing here?

I miss Manning’s morose face. And Philip Rivers seems to be yucking it up a little bit too much. Could you not see how this one was going to end?

On a side note, his protégé wasn’t far behind with this? Although, that’s not fair to Andy Luck, he at least tried to make the tackle.

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Quarterback snack
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Paul Kruger‘s new sack dance is … eating soup? Wait, did he just infer Byron Leftwich is ‘chunky?’

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He’s like the wind
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Remember when we all thought Leftwich was just a statue back there? Well, he still is, but he inexplicably got into the end zone on this run.

Oh, and as your official Uniform Monitor, these Steelers uniforms are still not good.

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Your coach’s hot seat update
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(Associated Press)

It was only a few weeks ago Jason Garrett looked like he was out of town. But the Cowboys are back, not only in the wild card race, but could challenge for the NFC East (remember, they split with the Giants already).

Andy Reid, though? Not so much. Enjoy Cleveland next season.

Or maybe San Diego, where it now looks like the Chargers will have to make a change with Norv Turner. The Chargers won’t win the AFC West. And without an epic collapse by the Steelers, Colts and Bengals, they have no chance for a wild card game. Check the locks, Norv.

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Game of the day
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(Associated Press)

Just as we all expected, the Texans and Jaguars epic struggle for supremacy in the AFC South came down to the wire. Yes, I was being a little tongue-in-cheek, there. But it was a fun game.

The Texans control their own destiny for the top spot in the AFC this season. They even own a win over the Ravens, so they have a little bit of a cushion, too.

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Every touchdown from every game
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