Weekend In NFL: Bengals Defense Mocks Manziel, Jets (Finally) Win

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel’s first start in the NFL ended in a mockery Sunday (Dec. 14). With no touchdowns in sight, their opponents, the Cincinnati Bengals, had no problem flashing Johnny Football’s signature money sign post-sacks. After the Bengals’ 30-0 win, Manziel told reporters, “I’m not using the rookie excuse.” [NFL.com]

Two weeks after Thanksgiving, Green Bay Packers’ QB Aaron Rodgers still got stuffed. The Buffalo Bills shut down Rodgers, who managed 185 yards, zero touchdowns, two interceptions and a fumble. While Rodgers MVP self went M.I.A., the Bills ran away with the 21-13 win, marking their first eight-win season since 2004. [Syracuse.com]

Rex Ryan gives zero fucks about number one overall pick. The New York Jets—who started QB Geno Smith—finally soared with their first road win, knocking down the Tennessee Titans 16-11 and snapping their three-game skid. “Tough you-know-what,” coach Ryan said about Gang Green’s draft position. “A real Jets fan wants to win. It doesn’t matter what pick you get or whatever. If it were Peyton Manning out there, I could understand it, but I don’t think Peyton Manning is out there.” [USA Today] The New England Patriots made a splash against the Miami Dolphins, nailing a 41-13 victory that led to their sixth AFC East championship and twelfth division title since 2001. With an 11-3 record, Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski & Crew are now guaranteed one of the top-four playoff seeds. [SB Nation] Cowboy Nation got redemption during Sunday’s rematch against the Philadelphia Eagles. SNF saw the Dallas Cowboys wrangle a 38-27 win, where Dallas QB Tony Romo put in work, throwing for 265 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions. [Bleacher Report]