Thursday, October 14, 2010

NFL Week 5-6

My heart is happy for long struggling Detroit Lions fans as they not only finally get a win, but they put up 44 points which had to be a lot of fun for the fans

Same can be said for long suffering Tampa Bay fans...2nd year Head Coach Raheem Morris has them on the right track...a 3 win team from 2009 already has 3 wins in 2010, and this week 5 win at Cincy was particularly impressive with young QB Josh Freeman leading a pair of late scoring drives to go and earn a W...on the flip side the Bengals go 2-3 in the time that Big Ben was away from Division rival Pittsburgh,  while in that same time the Ravens go 4-1 leaving the defending AFC North champs Bengals looking more like the Bungles

Green Bay is in trouble...a few weeks ago they take a major blow by losing RB Ryan Grant for the season...now stud-in-the-making TE Jermichael Finley looks to be lost for the season too, plus QB Aaron Rodgers is having concussion issues...all that leaves the O in major trouble, and the week 5 loss to the Redskins also saw the star of the D Clay Matthews leave with injury

Toronto's own Buffalo Bills are blacked out as they do not sellout their home game...the Bills did not sellout...I went to a Bills/Dolphins game in the mid-90's as I had a hook-up on tickets...there was a time where the only way to go to a Bills home game was if you had a hook-up for tickets, now they are so low down as a franchise that they are not even selling out...wow...

The New York Football Giants have re-discovered a pass-rush and as a result have 2 straight W's at a time when the team was in turmoil

Jets Cheerleaders...you're welcome
The New York Jets continue to look like the AFC East reps in the 2011 Super Bowl at Cowboys Stadium...a week 1 loss to the Ravens has been followed by 4 straight W's, plus the step back the Pats have taken in on-field talent have to have Jets fans feeling like this team will win the AFC East, will host at least 1 - likely 2 - playoff games, and will rep the AFC in the Super Bowl

As great - great - as QB Drew Brees is we see that the Saints are really struggling on O without RB's Reggie Bush and Pierre Thomas...the combo of LaDell Betts and Chris Ivory is not going to cut it...the defending Champs were just beat by undrafted rookie QB Max Hall...ahem...

The 49ers drop to 0-5, and then their GM Jed York proclaimed that these same 0-5 'Niners would win the NFC West...pardon?!?!  The NFC West is brutal, but an 0-5 team has zero chance of winning any Division

Brett Favre throws an INT late in the 4th Q that is the biggest play of the game and leads to an L for his team...again

Norv Turner and Wade Phillips
Shame on the Chargers...we have said here on this blog numerous times that Norv Turner is absolutely not an NFL Head Coach...GM A.J. Smith is a joke...a major talent like WR Vincent Jackson remains at home while the team declines trade offers for him that are about triple what the Pats got back for Randy Moss...all that plus they lose to the Raiders...Jokeland is brutal and that loss puts San Diego at a lowly 2-3

We know the NFC version of the Chargers are the Cowboys...like San Diego the 'Boys have all the talent in the world, but are led by a terrible Head Coach in Wade Phillips...Dallas is 1-3...yikes

For all the talk in ChiTown about new O-Coordinator Mike Martz, this 4-1 team is really being led by Julius Peppers and the D


Seattle @ Chicago...Speaking of Da Bears, a week 6 home game vs Seattle should provide an easy Sunday and leave Da Bears at a comfy 5-1

Baltimore @ New England...The Moss-less Pats host the Ravens...last time that happened was week 1 of the 2009 playoffs and we remember that Ray Rice and company tap danced all over the Pats and the Ravens romped...I predict this Sunday will be no different...

Detroit @ Giants...The Lions have lost 23 straight road games so the Giants should be feeling good about a 3rd straight W

KC @ Houston...the first place Chiefs (what?!?!) travel to Texas for the 2nd straight road game vs an AFC South team...speaking of the AFC South how wacky is this Division...we looked at that weeks ago and said this is one Division that could be really up for grabs...

4:15pm...Dallas @ Minny...game of the year to this point...the winner will be 2-3 and try to convince themselves that they are still in a wild-card hunt...the loser will be 1-4 and after week 6 will already have their 2010 season finished...wow...wow...wow...BIG expectations for each team and 1 of them will be finished...

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