His power was so immense it could play in any of the 30 big-league ballparks, as evidenced, again by ESPN’s Home Run Tracker, that 35 of his 59 homers would’ve cleared the fence in all 30 big-league ballparks, while another 12 would’ve been out of at least 25 of the 30 parks.
Detroit sits at No. 8, having beaten Green Bay earlier in the season. It also holds a slightly better conference record than that of Dallas. The Lions lost at the Ravens in Week 13, but it gets much easier, as they travel to the Buccaneers and Bengals before hosting the Bears and Packers in the final two games.
Portland is No. 21 in the league in 3-point makes per game, a low tally for a coach who loves the long ball. On Monday, the Blazers were 7-of-28 from downtown, which represented an opponent season low of 25 percent for the Warriors.
The Seahawks started Week 14 as the No. 5 seed in the NFC playoff picture. They ended it on the outside looking in, at No. 7 behind the Falcons, to whom they lost in Week 11. At 8-5, Seattle’s season is set up to either have a fantastic finish or closing crash following the frustrating loss at Jacksonville.
With the Packers in danger of missing the playoffs for the first time in nine years, the Seahawks, who have their own five-year postseason streak going, could have a huge advantage in experience over the rest of the newbie-filled NFC playoff field — if they can make it.
The Seahawks, after beating the Eagles at home and losing to the Jaguars on the road, have a difficult remaining schedule, too: vs. Rams, at Cowboys, vs. Cardinals. Those teams are a combined 22-17 and, for now, all are alive in the NFC playoff hunt.