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DETROIT LIONS: 9-4
MINNESOTA VIKINGS: 6-7
DALLAS COWBOYS: 9-4
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS: 9-4
ST. LOUIS RAMS: 6-7
CLEVELAND BROWNS: 7-6
HOUSTON TEXANS: 7-6
TENNESSEE TITANS: 2-11
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS: 2-11
MIAMI DOLPHINS: 7-6
BUFFALO BILLS: 7-6
NEW YORK JETS: 2-11
OAKLAND RAIDERS: 2-11
GREEN BAY PACKERS: 9-3
ATLANTA FALCONS: 5-7
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS: 5-7
ARIZONA CARDINALS: 9-3
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS: 2-10
BUFFALO BILLS: 7-5
MIAMI DOLPHINS: 6-5
DENVER BRONCOS: 9-3
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS: 7-5
OAKLAND RAIDERS: 1-11
GREEN BAY AND NEW ORLEANS:
Both sputtering early, both potentially deep playoff contenders.
Read about their 13-21 lost to my BEARS in the Chicago update.
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS: 7-4
BALTIMORE RAVENS: 6-4
HOUSTON TEXANS: 5-6
TENNESSEE TITANS: 2-9
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS: 1-10
BUFFALO BILLS: 5-5
New York Jets: 2-8
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS: 7-4
OAKLAND RAIDERS: 1-10
MINNESOTA VIKINGS: 4-6
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS: 2-8
ATLANTA FALCONS: 4-6
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS: 6-4
ARIZONA CARDINALS: 9-1
The Lions could not get it done against the best team in the NFL today. The Cardinals beat the Lions, 14-6 and added a Lions head on their mantle. They have the best record in the NFL, now being 9-1. I know this was the worse lost of the season for the lions. Winning this one would have given them sole possession of 1st place in the NFC North. Being tied is not a bad place to be in either. I really thought the Lions would win this one since Palmer is out for the remainder of the season. But, Drew Stanton said hold up, don't count me out yet. Drew did a great job, the defense was excellent. Coach Bruce Arians said, "Whoever steps in steps up." You can't say it any simpler than that. D. Stanton threw for 306yds, 2 TDs & 2 ints. J. Brown had 5 receptions for 69yds. M. Stafford threw for 183yds & 1 int. J. Bell had 14 carries for 85yds & C. Johnson had 5 receptions for 59yds.
ST. LOUIS RAMS: 4-6
PITTSBURGH STEELERS: 6-4
CLEVELAND BROWNS: 6-4
NEW YORK JETS: 2-8
MIAMI DOLPHINS: 6-4
BUFFALO BILLS: 5-5
TENNESSEE TITANS: 2-7
Read about how they ALMOST beat the Steelers. Check out MNF update.
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS: 1-9
HOUSTON TEXANS: 5-5
SAN DIEGO CHARGERS: 6-4
DETROIT LIONS: 7-2
NEW YORK GIANTS: 3-6
Man, when it rains, it pours. The Giants drop another one, this time to the Seahawks, 38-17. Read about it in Seattle's update.
Read about their valiant but failed effort to win a 2nd game for the season. They loss to the Falcons, 27-17. I felt bad for Josh McCown. They said he was really emotional after the game. He said, "As you get older, the opportunities are less and less no matter if you're a franchise QB or not. When you are 35, you know that the clock is ticking. You don't want to let these moments slip away. I think that's why it hurts, because it got away." If it were up to the fans, we would have gladly kept you in Chi Town Josh. Check out Atlanta's update.
ATLANTA FALCONS: 3-6
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS: 5-4
ARIZONA CARDINALS: 8-1
ST. LOUIS RAMS: 3-6
PITTSBURGH STEELERS: 6-4
CLEVELAND BROWNS: 6-3
NEW YORK JETS: 2-8
MIAMI DOLPHINS: 5-4
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS: 1-9
HOUSTON TEXANS: 4-5
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS: 6-3
SAN DIEGO CHARGERS: 5-4
OAKLAND RAIDERS: 0-9
Best Case Scenario: I'm right about Manning and wrong about the rest of the team and the Giants go 10-6.
Worst Case Scenario: I'm wrong about Manning and right about the rest of the team and the Giants go small number-big number.
Estimated 2014 Strength of Schedule: 3rd-easiest
Best Case Scenario: The Colts turn the offense over to Luck, who wins his first MVP trophy while leading the league in passing yards & TDs. Trent Richardson disappears in a cloud of dust.
Worst Case Scenario: Luck gets injured, and with Matt Hasselbeck at the helm, Pep Hamilton turns to Richardson, who continues to be Richardson.
Best Case Scenario: Consolidate this! Playing off his stunning performance in that wild-card game, the Chiefs open up the playbook and Smith produces a borderline MVP season while winning 11 games and leading the Chiefs to the playoffs. special teams coach Dave Toub (remember him from a few capsules ago?) turns De'Anthony Thomas into the new Devin Hester.
Worst Case Scenario: Charles tears his ACL in Week 2. The replacements on the offensive line fail to coalesce, and Smith regresses to his Mike Singletary days.
NEW YORK GIANTS: 3-4
WASHINGTON REDSKINS: 3-6
ATLANTA FALCONS: 2-6
ARIZONA CARDINALS: 7-1
ST. LOUIS RAMS: 3-5
CLEVELAND BROWNS: 5-3
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS: 7-2
NEW YORK JETS: 1-8
MIAMI DOLPHINS: 5-3
TENNESSEE TITANS: 2-6
Did not play.
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS: 1-8
HOUSTON TEXANS: 4-5
*I found this 4 part series in the beginning of the season. Now is a good time to see if the "EXPERTS" knew what they were talking about.*
These are the 8 teams they picked for the worst football records this year. You guys are going to love this 4 part series. They are pretty much on point so far. Crazy but true.
Worst Case Scenario: The defense collapses after losing two stars, and the Bills spend the entire season going back and forth between a disappointing Manuel and an uninterested Orton while Watkins struggles through a series of nagging injuries.
Worst Case Scenario: Oh no, Kyle Shanahan's here! The Browns shuffle through another middling season while waiting for Gordon to return. Even worse, the Bills make the playoffs, pushing that bonus first-round pick into the 20s.
These are the predicted 8 teams that are likely to decline in 2014.
Mannn, my head is still spinning. Pillage and plunder all over the place and it just wasn't on my BEARS. Yes, I came to work, geared up with my BEARS stuff on. I know I was probably the only person in Chicago to do so today but that's me. I NEVER QUIT. Hey it's like when Michael Jordan's son was cut from the B-BAll team, did he disown his son? Nooooo!! You don't quit on your team because they suck and again, my BEARS are still in there, I don't care with all the text said that I got Sunday from people who claim they love me. LMAO. You guys go ahead and read and enjoy the update. I am headed out to my therapy session. Man, it really gets cold out on those window ledges. LOLLLL.
DENVER BRONCOS VS. SAD DIEGO CHARGERS:
Manning and the Broncos picked up where they left off. After the beat down they gave the 49'ers, they had some left for the Chargers and dismissed them with a warning, 35-21, lol. The affair for the night with Peyton was with Emmanuel Sanders. He waited 6 long weeks to join the list of players who have caught a TD from Peyton. He had 3 in this game, now he has 4 in less than a week. The way he was playing, I don't think it will be his last. He caught all 9 passes that came his way. Sanders said, "We understand that it can be any ones night at any moment. I'm just happy tonight was mines." I told you! Everybody wanted a piece of this cornbread. Rookie running back Juwan Thompson had two TD runs to contribute to this spanking. Wes Welker recovered a Sanders fumble. Peyton had no interceptions in this game. But River's and his crew did not take it lying down, at least not at first. Each time Thompson scored, the Chargers responded with 80yd drives that ended in TDs. Rivers did however throw 2 ints and what do we say about ints? They are not your friend. Broncos kicker, Brandon McManus missed a 53yd FG with 6 mins. remaining, giving the Chargers great field position, but safety Rahim Moore intercepted Rivers pass at the Denver 4 & the Broncos put out the rally for the Chargers at that point. Manning broke ANOTHER Favre record this night, he now has 16 seasons with 20 or more TD passes, one more than Favre. And he's approaching another of Favre's marks with his 157th career multiple TD game, Manning is 2 shy of Favre's mark in that territory. I guess Peyton said he's just going to go ahead and knock out all the records he can this season, you never know when you are done on the field, so better do it now while you can. Peyton Manning threw for 286yds & 3 TDs. R. Hillman had 20 carries for 109yds. E. Sanders had his night with 9 receptions for 120yds & 3 TDs. P. Rivers threw for 252yds, 3 TDs and 2 ints. K. Allen had 9 receptions for 73yds & 1 TD. I love watching the Broncos play, especially when my BEARS lose, it's like chicken soup for my soul.
DALLAS COWBOYS VS. WASHINGTON REDSKINS:
The Cowboys were the hot ticket going into this game. They were playing the worse team in their division and they are on top of their division, they were destined to fall in this one.
Romo went down, DeMarco dropping balls, next thing you know, they lose to the Redskins, 20-17. McCoy lead the Redskins to their first NFC East win since beating Dallas with a playoff spot on the line in the 2012 Finale. McCoy's successful return to his home state trumped Tony Romo's dramatic return to the game. He took over for an ineffective Kirk Cousins at half time last weekend. This is McCoy's first time playing in Dallas stadium since his Texas-record 45th Victory in the 2009 Big 12 championship game against Nebraska. This was his first NFL start in nearly 3 years. I know he hopes RGIII stays down. I'm just saying. It snapped a 6 game winning streak for the Cowboys. Romo went out for a little bit, but came back in, WHY? He should have let Weeden finish this one. Weeden tied the game 17 all with a 25yd pass to Jason Witten. Then the coaches decide to bring Romo back in, bad move. You guys had to know he was not operating at 100% at that point. Kai Forbath had the last word in this one with a 40yd FG with 9:43 left in OT. That was all she wrote. Is this the start of the fall of the Cowboys? A source close to the Dallas organization said Romo will miss some time, how much is not sure just yet. Man, that had to really hurt, I don't wish that kind of pain on anyone. C. McCoy, who held his own, threw for 299yds & 1 int. A. Morris had 18 carries for 73yds & 1 TD. D. Jackson had 6 receptions for 136yds. He finally played like his old self, once he took off, they couldn't catch him. T. Romo threw for 209yds & 1 TD and again, he may be gone for the season. D. Murray had 19 carries for 141yds & 1 fumble, costly one at that. He also had 4 receptions for 80yds
CHICAGO BEARS:3-5 :o(
It finally happened, we beat the Patriots at Gillette Stadium. Nobody thought we would, but I knew we would. It was the best game ever, we smashed them 51-23. I was celebrating, doing my victory dance and thennn, I WOKE UP!!! Yeah, those nightmares, they don't let you sleep. Everything happened so fast, I really didn't know what the heck was going on. I was in my front room, sitting there stunned. You mean to tell me we are not going to put up a fight? Dan Hampton said it and I thought it through the whole game. They are playing like they don't care anymore, at least 95% of the team. They were not ready, they were slow and the Patriots ran through our defensive line like it was wet toilet paper and I mean the dollar store brand. It was just crazy. I'm sitting there and my friend Chrissy had not made it by yet, early second Qtr, so I am sitting there suffering by myself. Then a wonderful thing happened, my good friend Orea & her daughter showed up with coolers, miller lite & ordered chicken wings. I was so happy to have someone else here to feel the pain. Orea said, "Nobody should have to watch this game alone." That was so cool, it did deaden the pain of the beat down. Chrissy followed shortly behind. So, my questions is this. Is Brady going for Manning's record now? He played like a man on fire, 5 TDs, 3 of them in the last two minutes of the first half. It's safe to say we were dead at the first blow of the whistle. 38-7 going into the half, yeah, we were toast. They didn't miss NUTHIN!!! Big Gronkowski catching the ball like he's Deion Sanders, what's up with that? It was just his game tonight, that simple. This is the Patriots 4th straight win and it was a convincing one. One thing is for sure, whatever happened in the locker room last week, did NOT help the BEARS any. I still say Marshall was the only one who had the guts to say anything. Marc T. & Cutler sucks. Dan Hampton said that some former BEARS players were saying that it was a disgrace to George Halas as well as former BEARS players. I'm still not calling it a season until the last second ticks off the clock at the Superbowl. That's when I know it's over. Gotaa have faith. T. Brady threw for 354yds & 5 TDs. J. Gray had 17 carries for 86yds. Big Rob Gronkowski had 9 receptions for 149yds & 3 TDs. Yummy, BEAR meat for dinner. J. Gutless threw for 227yds, 3 TDs & 1 int. M. Forte had 19 carries for 114yds and M. Bennett, tried hard as usual had 6 receptions for 95yds & 1 TD. p.s. Defensive ends can't dance. Shout out to dummy DE Lamarr Houston, he discounted his knee, with the discount double break, really, didn't you see that happen already with Lions LB Stephen Tulloch. He's now done for the season as well.
GREEN BAY PACKERS:5-3
Man, a funny thing happened on the way to a win. Read about the Saints strip down of the Packers, 44-23 in that update.
You gotta give credit, where credit is due, no matter how much you really don't want to, lol. The Lions were down 21-0 going into half time.
The Lions came alive in London and turned the tables on the Falcons, outscoring them 22-0 in the 2nd half and would win this one, 22-21. Whether you like the Lions or not, and that's a not for me, you gotta give them their props on this one. Now, let's go back a couple of weeks. Didn't I say that the Falcons would need some of those overkill points they put on Tampa Bay? This loss for the Falcons didn't hurt, it was embarassing.
This little tidbit should help the Falcons fell better. The biggest comeback was an NFL playoff game between the Buffalo Bills and the Houston Oilers played January 3, 1993. It featured the Bills recovering from a 32-point deficit to win in overtime, 41–38, and it remains the largest comeback in NFL history.
M. Stafford threw for 325yds, 2 TDs & 1 int. G. Tate had 7 receptions for 151yds & 1 TD. M. Ryan threw for 228yds, 2 TDs & 1 int. S. Jackson had 18 carries for 60yds & 1 TD. R. white had 5 receptions for 66yds.
MINNESOTA VIKINGS: 3-5
OK, first I gain 5lbs and then the Vikings win another game? Life just ain't fair! the Vikings beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 19-13. I did see the last few minutes of this game that went into OT. Anthony Barr striped the ball, scooped it up and took off for the end zone for a 27yd fumble return. End of story. Lovie had this look that said, what the hell just happened? Lovie, trust me, I do know the feeling. T. Bridgewater threw for 241yds & 1 TD. J. McKinnon had 16 carries for 83yds & C. Patterson had 6 receptions for 86yds. M. Glennon threw for 171yds, 1 TD & 1 int. M. Evans had 4 receptions for 78yds.
Read about their 24-20 loss to the Arizona Cardinals in that update.
DALLAS COWBOYS: 6-1
The Redskins took the boot to Dallas and broke their 6 game winning streak with a 20-17 win. Read about it in the MNF update. Not sure if Tony will be back next week.
NEW YORK GIANTS: 3-4
The Giants did not play, therefore, they did not lose.
Like I said earlier, the 1-5 Redskins cut off the path to a 7-1 start for the Cowboys at the OK Corral. Read about it in the MNF update.
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS:
Man, I tell you, when the Saints come marching in, it ain't nothing pretty for the other team. They took down the Packers, 44-23. This was truly a battle of two elite QBs and Drew Brees would come out on top. Sure, the Cheese head fans will say it was because Rodgers had a sore hamstring. GB said they don't think it will have a lingering effect. Quit your belly aching cheese heads, you were in there from the beginning, exchanging TDs & FGs, then the jolly green giant, J. Graham got into his rhythm and Brandon Cook pitched in, it was over for the Packers. Brees was in rare form, mix that up with the rest of the Saints doing their thing and start cooking, the Packers were nothing but cheese gumbo. The Saints have now reclaimed the NFC South and snapped the Packers 4 game winning streak. R-E-L-A-X GB fans, Aaron said that you guys are in good hands, but you really weren't for this game. Cool Brees is back with 311yds & 3 TDs. M. Ingram had 24 carries for 172yds & 1 TD. B. Cooks had 6 receptions for 94yds & 1 TD. J. Graham had 1 TD. A. Rodgers threw for 418yds, 1 TD & 2 ints. and I do believe he was sacked 4x, ouch. E. Lacy had 13 carries for 59yds & R. Cobb had 5 receptions for 126yds & 1 TD.
CAROLINA PANTHERS: 3-4
This is where the plaster starts to crack for the panthers, prowling around in the win column, not a worry in the world and then you get the air knocked out of you. Read about their 13-9 loss to the Seahawks in that update.
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS: 1-6
1-6, I know somebody sharing the hurt with me. Another tough one dropped in their lost to the Vikings, 19-13 with a fumble in OT. SMH.
ATLANTA FALCONS: 2-6
The Falcons falls victim to the Lions 22-21, with one of the biggest comebacks of the season. Read
about it in Detroit's update.
Trouble in Champ Camp, even though the Seahawks pulled this one out and beat the Panthers 13-9, word on the street is that there is no love for Lynch with the Seahawks anymore. He is so arrogant, he wins one ring and he thinks he's Walter Payton or Emmitt Smith. He has a lot to learn. What's up with Richard Sherman? You don't hear that mouth rambling much right now. lol. Funny how losing can quite the biggest mouths in sports, period. Nope, it wasn't a beat down but it was the 3rd straight year Wilson has brought the Seahawks back from a 2nd half deficit to beat the Panthers on this same field in the previous two seasons. It don't take much to break down the Panthers. I wonder will this loss have a domino effect on the rest of their season. I know, I'm talking like my BEARS are 8-0 but I know what I'm working with, I'm just saying. The Panthers had this one up until the last 47 seconds of the game when Russell hit Luke Willson for a 23yd TD pass, lights out, game over. I think the falling Seahawks needed this more for mental stability than anything else. R. Wilson threw for 199yds, 1 TD & 1 int. M. Lynch had 14 carries for 62yds & D. Baldwin had 6 receptions for 61yds. C. Newton threw for 171yds & 1 int. J. Stewart had 16 carries for 79yds & K. Benjamin had 4 receptions for 94yds.
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS: 4-3
The 49'ers had a bye week, we will see them this weekend.
ARIZONA CARDINALS: 6-1
My how games fly by when you're winning. I think it's safe to say the Cardinals got this division sewed up. They added another one in the W column with their 24-20 win over the Eagles. I did want to check that one out but I was busy watching my BEARS, do what they do, don't make me say it people, you know what I'm trying to say. The Winning TD was a 75yd TD pass to rookie John Brown from C. Palmer with 1:21 left to play in the game. This was a match-up of two of the NFL's four remaining 1 loss teams on Sunday. That's one reason I wanted to see it, plus I got a crush on L. Fitzgerald. The Eagles probably were on the sidelines, yeah, we got this, 7-1 baby, we are on the way and then Palmer launches an almost 100yd pass to a rookie, who I can guarantee you was saying to himself, "Please god, if you let me catch this one, I will never ask for another thing." You know he did, and you know he caught it. Good for you Rookie but bad for the Eagles. C. Palmer threw for 329yds & 2 TDs. A. Ellington had 23 carries for 71yds, 1 TD & 1 fumble. L. Fitzgerald had 7 receptions for 160yds & 1 TD. Again, rookie John Brown had the biggest receptions of the day, a 75yd TD pass. N. Foles threw for a whopping 411yds, 2 TDs & 2 ints. L. McCoy had 21 carries for 83yds and J. Maclin had 12 receptions for 187yds & 2 TDs. Not bad Mac.
ST. LOUIS RAMS: 2-5
The Rams loss to the Chiefs, 34-7. Read about that slaughter in Kansas City's update.
CINCINNATI BENGALS: 4-2
I didn't see the Bengals beating the Ravens 27-24. Something about a 1yd sneak at the end of the game by Andy Dalton that got the job done. As I said, it's been a lot of trickery in the NFL this year. Dalton more than made up for his 2, 4th Qtr turnovers by scoring with 57 seconds left in the game. It changed the AFC North's pecking order with the Bengals in 1st place. It was the first TD that the Ravens had allowed in the final 2 minutes of a game this season. Joe Flacco did give it the ole college try with a throw to Steve Smith, who went 80yds for an apparent TD with 32 seconds left. Smith was called for pushing off on George Iloka to get open, nullifying the play. With that, the Bengals had their first series sweep of the Ravens since 2009. A. Dalton threw for 266yds & 1 int. G. Bernard had 16 carries for 45yds & 1 TD. M. Sanu had 5 receptions for 125yds. J. Flacco threw for 295ys & 2 ints. J. Forsett had 17 carries for 68yds. Another game won by seconds....
BALTIMORE RAVENS: 5-3
Baltimore Ravens caged by the Bengals, 27-24. Read the Bengals update to get the 411.
PITTSBURGH STEELERS: 5-3
There’s a lot of hype going around this win about Big Bens performance in the Steelers win over the Colts, 51-34. To make it short and simple I added a snip it from an article I read, check this out. Call it the greatest game by a quarterback in NFL history. There have been 14,315 NFL games, counting those played in the defunct AFL, and arguably no quarterback ever passed the ball so well in so many ways as Ben Roethlisberger did Sunday against the Colts. Passers have thrown for more yards and more touchdowns, and completed more passes. But, at least statistically, no quarterback has had an overall performance better than Roethlisberger: 40 of 49 for 522 yards, six touchdowns, no interceptions and no sacks. That pretty much says it all. Big Ben got down!!
My question is, was it the Steelers that beat the Colts or was it Bumble Bee and his kids? I know I have seen those Halloween costumes before, but they just get uglier each time, it took my mind off the game, I couldn't stop looking at the uniforms. I am sure that the Colts were a bit distracted as well, how could you play with big, giant bees coming at you? This was Big Ben's 100th victory in his 150th start. Tomlin probably got in Ben's head, he kept telling him how great a QB Luck was. By the end of this game, it was Luck who? Tomlin said that Ben would not admit it, but he is sure it got under his skin. This also broke a 5 game winning streak for the Colts. The 907yds combined yards passing by the two QB's were the second most ever, trailing only the 971yds Detroit and Green Bay put up on Jan 1, 2012. A. Roethlisberger threw for 522yds & 6 TDs, no sacks, no ints. L. Bell had 24 carries for 92yds. A. Brown had 10 receptions for 133yds & 2 TDs. A. Luck threw for 400yds, 3 TDs & 2 ints. A. Bradshaw had 6 receptions for 35yds & 1 TD. T. Hilton had 6 receptions for 155yds & 1 TD.
CLEVELAND BROWNS: 4-3
Surprise, surprise, surprise. The Brown beat the Raiders, 23-13. Ok, it's not a surprise but they did win, improving them to a 4-3 record so far. They said that the Browns win was a struggle but they did it. B. Hoyer said that nobody cares who gets the credit, as long as they win the game. Hoyer's win this week quieted the calls for rookie Johnny Football for another week. Johnny Football, really, SMH. The Raiders have not won since Nov., 17, 2013, at Houston. Did I put that in last week? Oh well, if I did, you know for sure now. Cleveland is 4-3 for the first time since 2007. B. Hoyer threw for 275yds & 1 TD. B. Tate had 15 carries for 26yds & 1 TD. A. Hawkins had 7 receptions for 88yds & 1 TD. D. Carr threw for 328yds & 1 TD. D. McFadden had 12 carries for 59yds & 1 COSTLY fumble. M. Rivera, had 7 receptions for 83yds.
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS: 6-2
I'm not going to open up this wound too much in this update. Yep, Patriots beat the BEARS like they stole something, 51-23. Read the BEARS update for this sad story.
NEW YORK JETS: 1-7
It's so funny, same story, different week for the Jets in the NFL. They fell to the Buffalo Bills 43-23. Again, down by 20+ pts and Vick is sent in to save the day. Nope, it didn't happen, made no difference, again. Read the story in the Bills update. I am sure Joe Namath is just throwing up watching these guys, week in, week out. Geno has gotten to the point where if he is not playing, he's sitting on the bench crying like a 3 year old who lost his sucker. Man up dude, it's only gets worse before it gets better. Update: Vick will start on Sunday against the K.C.
MIAMI DOLPHINS: 4-3
The Dolphins got a big win for morale and the win column in taking down the Jacksonville Jaguars, 27-13. They are saying that QB Bortles mistakes helped the Dolphins. He had 2 ints. that lead to 2 TDs. The Dolphins didn't even feel good about this win. It's like they didn't even earn it, the won, based on the mistakes of the other team, not because of their effective playing. Ryan Tannehill said they his team, including himself, did not play up to their own standards and they have to correct that. That's because your team sucks Tannehill. They played just as flat as always against the Jags and still came up with the win. But, say it with me people, a win is a win. Nope, didn't see it but, reading is fundamental as well as informative, and that's where I get most of my info. I do add a little flair myself to keep you guys reading. The Jaguars dominated the first half, but trailed 10-3 at the break because of a slew of mistakes. Bortles became the first QB since the N.Y. Jets Geno Smith last year to have two picks returned for TDs in the same game. Smith did it against the Bengals, also in week 8. B. Bortles, as always admitted his mistakes. He simply said, "I'm killing us, I've got to try to eliminate different things & get better." Good luck Bortles, I am rooting for you. R. Tannehill threw for 196yds, 1 TD & 1 int. L. Miller had 14 carries for 78yds and M. Wallace had 2 receptions for 59yds. B. Bortles threw for 221yds, 1 TD & 2 ints. D. Robinson had 18 carries for 108yds and A. Robinson had 5 receptions for 82yds & 1 TD.
BUFFALO BILLS: 5-3
The Bills keep winning. They are right behind the Saints now in the AFC East. They ran over the N.Y. Jets, 43-23. Kyle Orton threw 4 TDs and the Bills forced 6 turnovers, 3 each by Smith & Vick. Orton had a career high with his 4 TD passes, and won for the 3rd time in 4 games since replacing EJ Manuel as the starting QB for the Bills. The Jets have lost 7 in a row for the first time since 2005, in Herm Edwards final season as coach. Coach Rex Ryan, and he is a fire cracker, said, "Let me tell you, I'm getting sick and tired of the losing, that's for sure." I would almost bet my next mortgage payment that those were NOT the exact words, lol. OK, here's the funny part, they said that Smith had x-rays on his right shoulder after the game, but did not immediately announce the results. The injury was not believed to have affected Smith's performance. Really, he suck's, a hard hit may have helped him. Percy Harvin played but as you can see, it was not a game changer. K. Orton threw for 238yds & 4 TDs. S. Watkins had 3 receptions for 157yds & 1 TD. M. Vick threw for 153yds & 1 int. he also had 8 carries for 69yds & 2 fumbles. I'll take Vick over Smith anytime. J. Amaro had 5 receptions for 51yds.
YESSS, somebody else got blindsided. The Colts shared the beat down of the week with the BEARS with their 51-34 loss to the Steelers. My question is, were the Colts beaten by the Steelers or attacked by bumble bees? I'm just saying. Read the Steelers update to find the answer.
TENNESSEE TITANS: 2-6
Well, this is not a shocker, Titans lose to the Texans, 30-16. What else is new? Read about it in the Texans update.
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS: 1-7
Read about the 7th loss of the season to the Dolphins 27-13 in that update.
HOUSTON TEXANS: 4-4
Well, no news flash here. Texans pimp slap the Titans around 30-16 like they owed them some money. I am sure nobody else was expecting anything differently. I see Arian Foster had his day in the sun with 151 rushing yards & 2 TDs. Watts took down first time starter and rookie Zach Mettenberger twice in this game. Welcome to the NFL Zack. This is the silly part of the game. JJ Watt apparently felt that the rookie QB was not serious about the game and said if he was a rookie playing in his first game, he wouldn't be taking a selfie. Really JJ, you are all over the tv dancing, having fun and making a couple of extra bucks. Does anyone question whether you are serious or not about the game? Why you mad JJ? Zack was excited about his first game. Who are you to decide if he was serious about the game or not? Because he took a selfie before the game, he wasn't serious? Are you worried that another NFL player will steal the spotlight from you? Grow up dude. R. Fitzpatrick threw for 227yds & 1 TD. A. Foster had 20 carries for 151yds & 2 TDs. D. Hopkins had 5 receptions for 95yds. Watt was somewhere worrying about someone taking a selfie before the game, smh. Z. Mettenberger threw for 299yds, 2 TDs & 1 int. N. Washington had 4 receptions for 68yds.
DENVER BRONCOS: 6-1
Read about the continued take down of yet another team in the 35-21 victory over the Chargers. It's all in the MNF update.
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS: 4-3
Jamaal Charles cut through the Rams like butter on a pair of TD runs. Knile Davis returned a kickoff 99yds for another score. To add insult to injury in this 34-7 loss to the Chiefs, Rams QB Austin Davis was sacked 7 times. What more do you really need to know in this update but the stats? Alex Smith threw for 226yds. J. Charles had 13 carries for 73yds & 2 TDs. D. Bowe had 6 receptions for 64yds. A. Davis, probably black & blue at this point, threw for 160yds, 1 TD & 1 int. and again, sacked 7 times. K. Britt had 2 receptions for 52yds.
SAN DIEGO CHARGERS: 5-3
Read about their beat down by the Broncos, 35-21 in the MNF update.
OAKLAND RAIDERS: 0-7 :o(((
The Raiders drop another one, 23-13 to the Browns. Read that expected outcome in the Browns update. Man, it's gotta be lonely at the veryyyy bottom.
**So, who is most likely to overtake Peyton’s ultimate record? A little something I ran into online. I would say Brees or Rodgers. I think Brady is too beat up to make it. Manning says Rodgers, ESPN said Brees. Who do you think can take it over?**
*1. Andrew Luck
TD total: 65 at age 25
Percent chance: 18.8%
Andrew Luck is the future of the NFL. Once a No. 1 overall pick, Luck is looking like a young Peyton Manning, playing for the same Colts squad and leading them to the playoffs. After only throwing 23 touchdowns in each of his first two seasons, Luck is on pace for 43.4 touchdowns this year.
How To Pass Peyton: If Luck can maintain a 35-passing touchdown per year pace or better, he will likely need to start until around the age of 38 to pass Peyton—or longer if Manning plays past the age of 40.
*2. Drew Brees
TD total: 374 at age 35
Percent chance: 16.5%
Like Manning, Brees consistently puts up huge passing numbers in Sean Payton’s offense. Also like Manning, Brees is no spring chicken. Brees is essentially 3.5 years behind Peyton in terms of passing touchdown pace, but only three years behind him in age and two years behind him in seasons played.
How To Pass Peyton: If Brees can maintain or increase his close to 40-passing touchdown per year pace and he is able to play about a season longer than Peyton, Brees will have a chance to bring home the record himself. That means if Peyton plays until he is 40, Brees will likely have to play and perform at a high level until he is at least 41.
*3. Matthew Stafford
TD total: 118 at age 26
Percent chance: 8.0%
Another young gun in a pass-heavy offense, Stafford is a little behind the Manning pace due to injuries in his first two seasons. Remember that Manning never missed a game with the exception of the entire 2011 season. Having started playing at the age of 21, though, Stafford has the potential to play for a very long time. Despite being on pace for just 20 touchdowns this season, Stafford has averaged 30 passing touchdowns per year recently and is the unquestioned franchise quarterback of the Detroit Lions.
How To Pass Peyton: Stafford’s best bet is for Manning to retire ASAP, but if he can return to his 41-touchdown 2011 form, he would have a shot at breaking Manning’s record around the age of 40.
*4. Aaron Rodgers
TD total: 206 at age 31
Percent chance: 6.7%
Like Stafford, Rodgers missed significant time in his career due to injury. He also did not start in the NFL until he was 25—three years into his career. Rodgers is without a doubt one of the most talented quarterbacks in the league, and he’s on pace to have his third season with at least 39 touchdown passes in the last four years. Unrelated, Rodgers also rarely throws interceptions—he has thrown more than 10 just twice in his career.
How To Pass Peyton: If Rodgers throws 40 touchdowns per year and plays until he is 39, he would end up with around 550 total touchdowns. That means, like many others, he would either need Peyton to retire in the next year-and-a-half or Rodgers would need to play well into his 40s.
*5. Tom Brady
TD total: 372 at age 37
Percent chance: 5.2%
The most common debate in modern football: who is the better quarterback, Tom Brady or Peyton Manning? You already know my opinion, despite Brady’s three Super Bowl rings. Brady has been a pinnacle of good health like Manning, missing significant time only in 2008 during the Matt Cassel spectacle. While he sat behind Drew Bledsoe in his first season, Brady has put up numbers consistently throughout his career. Brady is on pace for close to 30 touchdowns in 2014, which is right around his average in recent seasons. Only one year younger than Manning, does Brady have an outside chance at the record?
How To Pass Peyton: Unless he puts up numbers like the 2007 undefeated, 50-touchdown season, Brady essentially needs Manning to retire in the next year and would have to throw his 30 touchdowns for another five seasons. That means Brady would have to produce at the same level until he was around 42 years old. If Manning plays until he is 42, Brady would likely need to start until he was 45!
Is anyone likely to break Peyton Manning’s eventual passing touchdown record? No. Is it doable? Yes. It just might take a little Luck, that’s all.
AFTER READING WITH THE "EXPERTS" HAVE TO SAY. HERE ARE WHERE THE TOP QBS STAND AS OF 10/31/2014
HOUSTON TEXANS VS. PITTSBURGH STEELERS
GREEN BAY PACKERS: 5-2
MINNESOTA VIKINGS: 2-5
They did not play. IF they did, would it have made a difference? I'm just saying.
ATLANTA FALCONS: 2-5
NEW YORK JETS: 1-6
BUFFALO BILLS: 4-3
TENNESSEE TITANS: 2-5
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS: 1-6
HOUSTON TEXANS: 3-3
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS: 3-3
SAN DIEGO CHARGERS: 5-2
OAKLAND RAIDERS: 0-6
NEW YORK , N.Y. - October 14, 2014 - The 2014-2015 football season is in full swing, and while off-field stories have been occupying as much of the news cycle as on-field drama, that doesn't seem to be detracting from interest in the sport overall. Viewership has been up for the season so far, and the majority of U.S. adults (55%, up slightly from 54% last year) continue to say that they follow professional football. A few of them may have changed which team they're following most closely though, as the Dallas Cowboys have dropped to the #4 spot this year, after spending six years as the favorite team of adults who follow professional football.
At the top of the list are the Denver Broncos, moving up two spots. They're followed by the N.Y. Giants (who have moved up two spots to 2nd ) and the Green Bay Packers (who dropped one spot to 3rd). Rounding out the top five favorite football teams are the Dallas Cowboys in 4th and thePittsburgh Steelers, up two spots from 7th to 5th.
These are some of the results of The Harris Poll® of 2,543 adults (1,275 of whom follow professional football) surveyed online between September 10-17, 2014.
The Seattle Seahawks moved up six spots to the 6th position on the list. The San Francisco 49ers have risen one spot to 7th, while the New England Patriots have dropped three spots to 8th. Completing the top ten are the Chicago Bears, falling three spots to 9th, and the New Orleans Saints, rising one spot to 10th.
The Jacksonville Jaguars are at the bottom of the list for the fifth year running, though at least this time around they're not alone - they share the spot with the Tennessee Titans this year.
THESE GUYS COULD PILE EM UP!!!
Sitting at the top of the mountain is Barry Sanders, who rushed for 100 yards in 14 consecutive games in 1997 on the way to a 2,000-yard season for Detroit.
Chris Johnson compiled a 12-game streak for the Tennessee Titans at the close of the 2009 season and start of 2010.
Marcus Allen reeled off 11 100s in a row for the Raiders at the close of the 1985 season and the start of 1986.
Walter Payton strung together nine consecutive 100-yard games for the Chicago Bears in 1985 on the way to the Super Bowl.
LaDainian Tomlinson also put together a nine-game streak for the San Diego Chargers in 2006.
SNAP, CRACKLE & POP. There has been a lot of that going around these last few weeks. I put a small list together on a few guys. For some, it was a season ending injury. C'mon Mannnn, Joseph Randle, a running back with the Dallas Cowboys, who has a $500K contract is arrested at Dillard's for trying to steal a $80 bottle of cologne, a tester bottle at that and $40 worth of underware. REALLY? This dude really needs to learn how to celebrate.
Update: I heard he will be fined $10K-$15k for the merchandise. They should go ahead and give it to him now. SMH
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS VS. HOUSTON TEXANS
The Colts were breathing a little easier after they got away with this one from the Texans, 33-28. The Colts were scoring in every Qtr until they got to the 4th Qtr where they didn't score anything. Thank goodness for the 24pt, 1st Qtr, that's what put them ahead to stay and win this one. A. Luck threw for 370yds, 3 TD's & 1 int. T. Richardson had 17 carries for 41 measly yards, but added 1 TD. Dang, A. Hilton did the do with 9 receptions for 223yds & 1 TD. R. Fitzpatrick threw for 212yds & 1 TD. A. Foster had 20 carries for 109yds & 2 TDs. A. Johnson had 7 receptions for 99yds, 1 TD and 1 fumble.
SAN FRANCISCO 49'ERS VS. ST. LOUIS RAMS
Slip, slidingggg away. That's about all the Rams could say after their 31-17 loss to the 49'ers. The Rams had a 14-0 lead going into the 2nd Qtr, which means nothing in football these days. The 49'ers would allow them 3 more points in the 4th Qtr, a simple FG and then took this one home. I didn't watch this one, Transformers: Age of Extinction, caught my eye this night. What I did see was the Rams with a 14-0 lead going into the 2nd Qtr, then they were done. MNF must be one of Kap's favorite days to play. They are hanging on in the NFC WEST, this is their 3rd straight win. The 49ers are suddenly magicians now, pulling a trick out on the Rams and just like magic, a win appeared. C. Kap threw for 343yds and 3 TD's, he got some big boy yards this game. A. Boldin had 7 receptions for 94yds & 1 TD. A. Davis threw for 236yds, 1 TD, 4 ints. & was sacked 5 times. J. Cook had 4 receptions for 74yds.
CHICAGO BEARS: 3-3
I did it myyyyy wayyyy. Cheering, jumping up on this bad knee, having a good ole time Sunday as my Bears caged the Falcons, 27-13. We are alive and well in the NFC North. So, let me just share some thoughts with you guys from a few of my friends, you might know them. CBS Sports, Pro-Football talk, NFL.com & ESPN. I'm sure you have heard of them. Don't hate, cuz if it's your team, you brag & boast. You guys know I act a fool on MY blog when MY BEARS win. Why should this one be different? CBS SportsComments:"The Bears should just play all of their games on the road. Thanks to the 27-13 win, Chicago is now 3-1 this season when they're not playing in Chicago."
Pro Football TalkComments:"Missing four linebackers and playing in a usually intimidating road environment, the Bears reached back and delivered one of their strongest performances of the season Sunday in Atlanta."NFL.comComments:"Chicago's pass rush finally woke up because they were playing Atlanta's dreadful line. Meanwhile, the Falcons got no pressure on Jay Cutlerall day. He responded with 381 yards and no turnovers." And my personal favorite and totally agree,ESPN Comments:"Exhale, Bears fans. This season isn't over yet. At 3-3, Chicago is alive. My main worry and it didn't happen? Hester breaking out on us and getting #21. Nobody can steal my thunder this week.J. Cutler threw for 381yds & 1 TD. Anddd, wait for ittttt, NO INTS and NO SACKS. M. Forte had 17 carries for 80yds & 2TDs, go MATTTTT. A. Jeffery had 5 receptions for 136yds, he just amazing to watch. M. Ryan threw for 271yds, 1 TD & 1 int. J. Jones had 4 receptions for 68yds.
GREEN BAY PACKERS: 4-2
The headlines said, "Rodgers works magic in win." I'm just saying, the Dolphins had them down. Neck and neck through the whole game and A.R. pulls it out, 27-24 win. Aaron threw 42 passes in this game, that's a lot considering he only threw 45 in the previous two games. They said that he pulled a page out of Dan Marino's book, in Miami no less. They said it was a mastery of the QB position on display. Now you know I didn't make that one up. Rodgers faced a lot of pressure & partially as a result of that, had a season-low 57.1 completion percentage. One big reason that the 57.1 rating didn't matter is that on a Vernon and Wake combined sack of Rodgers in the final minutes that caused a fumble, the alert T.J. Lang recovered it and saved what otherwise would have resulted in a Miami win from that Sack. So the real hero for the Packers is T.J. Lang. Share the love Aaron. They say that GB is ranked as the league's worst run defense and that the game was not impressive for the Packers. You know guys, I am sure they could give a fart, a win is a win. There were many opportunities for this game to be won by the Dolphins, but they let it slip away. A. Rodgers threw fro 264yds & 3 TDs. J. Nelson, aka, Money Nelson had 9 receptions for 107yds & 1 TD. R. Tannehill threw for 244yds, 2TDs & 2 ints. L. Miller had 14 carries for 53yds, 1 TD & 1 fumble. J. Landry had 6 receptions for 75yds & 1 TD.
DETROIT LIONS: 4-2
Lions win, they beat the Vikings 17-3. That's no surprise. For now, it's a tie for first place in the NFC North, but you never know what's coming around the corner. One article said that the Vikings looked like a team unprepared for the game. The offense struggled mightily against Detroit's top-ranked defense. See, I'm fair in my blog, I share the good and the bad I read. I'm just saying. The QB Bridgewater, was not only sacked 8 times, he had a 41.3 QB rating in this loss to the Lions. The Lions are still licking their paws from this slap down. Tahir Whitehead intercepted Bridgewater twice. Let's just say that the 9 day's off took it's toll on an already ailing team. To top it off, Coach Mike Zimmer said that he had to fine a couple more players than usual last week for missing or being late for meetings or treatments. Six game into his first season, the coach is dealing with undisciplined players. You know what, it's a whole lot of guys who would wear that Vikings uniform and be on time for everything. They don't believe fat meat is greasy do they? M. Stafford threw for 185yds & 1 TD. J. Bell had 18 carries for 74yds & 1 TD. T. Riddick had 5 receptions for 75yds & 1 TD. T. Bridgewater threw for 188yds & 3 ints.
MINNESOTA VIKINGS: 2-4
Read about another blow to the Vikings, 17-3. Thank to the Lions. Read the update above.
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES: 5-1
The Eagles continued their winning ways when they slayed the Giants 27-0. They shut them down, down to the ground. Y'all like that rhyme don't you, lol. So, now, if you go back to week 3 update I believe it is, when I said that the Giants fans and the media were going a bit overboard because the Giants had won 2 games in a row. Buttttt, noooo, did they listen to me? Not only was this the first shutout in 18 years, this 27-0 shut-out proves that, they ain't ready Freddy. Eli only completed 13 of 23 passes and was sacked 6 times in this game, 6, that's more than some QB's get sacked all season. That's gonna leave a bruise. Some say he has lost his heart for the game. I wouldn't go that far, he's having one of those seasons that NO player wants to have, especially a QB, but it happens. The Eagles did more than shut the Giants out, they put an end to their three game winning streak in convincing fashion. From the start to the finish of the games, the Eagles had this one. The Giants just played poorly, yep, saw this one. They played flat, no zest for this game, at least to me. Eli looked confused, I felt bad for him. With the Cruz season ending injury, it just made the day more bleak. Hey, the Eagles wore all black uniforms for the first time in franchise history. Do you think they knew they would bury the Giant?? I'm just saying. N. Foles threw for 248yds, 2 TDs & 2 ints. L. McCoy had 22 carries for 149yds and R. Cooper had 5 receptions for 59yds. E. Manning threw for 151yds, that's it, that's all. A. Williams had 16 carries for 58yds. R. Randle had 5 receptions for 58yds.
DALLAS COWBOYS: 5-1
Ok, so, I am not a big Cowboys fan but, I gotta say, the boys were sitting pretty tall in the saddle after their win over the Seahawks, 30-23. It was the shock of the week. I just checked out some footage from the game, Dez Bryant, gave Sherman the business, he couldn't do nothingggg to Dez. He tried to stop him, grabbing around his collar, trying to trip him up, but Dez kept shaking and baking him. I loved it. This was HIS game, all of the athletics have them at one point in their career, more than once if they are lucky. Now, I am sure this shook the Seahawks to the core, so we will see what happens next. During halftime of the Dez show, DeMarco Murray was busy becoming the second running back in NFL history with 6 straight 100yd games to start a season. The hits just keep coming don't they. The Cowboys are on the hills if not pass the Eagles in the NFC East. If the determination for who owns the NFC East was based on Sunday's games, the Cowboys beat the Eagles hands down, no question. Giddy Up! T. Romo threw for 250yds & 2 TDs. D. Murray had 29 carries for 115yds & 1 TD. T. Williams had 2 receptions for 70yds. Dez didn't score, but he beat Sherman in the "whose the man" game this week. R. Wilson threw for 126yds & 1 int. M. Lynch had 10 carries for 61yds. J. Kearse had 34 receptions for 62yds.
NEW YORK GIANTS: 3-3
Read about their terrible 27-0 shutout vs. the Eagles in that update.
WASHINGTON REDSKINS: 1-5
Read about their expected loss to the Arizona Cardinals, 30-20 in that update. It's all down hill from here for the Redskins.
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS: 2-3
DID NOT PLAY.
CAROLINA PANTHERS: 3-2-1
Carolina got away with a tie this week with the Bengals 37-37. A couple of things happened in this game like RB Giovani Bernard scores a 89yd TD, the 2nd longest in Bengals history. But, what the Bengals will remember most is Mike Nugent missing a 36yd FG with 2 seconds to go to win the game in OT. So, nobody won, but nobody lost so I guess it's good & bad. That's the first tied game of the season. Did anybody check with McNabb who said that he didn't know a FB could end in a tie, lol. Cam Newton re-emerged as a dual-threat danger and Any Dalton missed on only one pass in OT, a sack-saving throwaway. They went back and forth and in the end, no one could claim this game. The player's all are saying that they don't really know what it means, me either. C. Newton threw for 284yds, 2 TDs & 1 int. C. Newton had 17 carries for 107yds & 1 TD. Shame to waste all that on a win/lost/who knows game. G. Olsen had 6 receptions for 62yds & 1 TD. A. Dalton threw for 323yds, 2 TDs & 2 ints. G. Bernard had 18 carries for 137yds & 1 TD.
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS: 1-5
As usual, they were beat down by Baltimore, 48-17. Read the Ravens update for the 411.
ATLANTA FALCONS: 2-4
Better them than US! Read about their 27-13 loss to DA BEARS in that update.
EATTLE SEAHAWKS: 3-2
If the first lost of the season had them stunned, then this one must feel like a heart attack to the Seahawks with their 30-23 lost to the Cowboys. Mosey on up to the Dallas update and check it out.
SAN FRANCISCO 49'ERS: 3-2
The 49ers are starting to pile up some wins. Read about their MNF spanking of the Rams, 31-17, in that update.
ARIZONA CARDINALS: 4-1
I'm flying high, everybody is a love junkie, flying high. I am sure a few folks can figure out what song that lyric is from. That was the Cardinals song for the week, from me. So, to keep the train moving up the track the Cardinals took down the lowly Washington Redskins and Carson Palmer came back. That's two wins for the Cardinals in one day. I know I said it once and I just got to say it again, I know DeSean Jackson wishes he was still with the Eagles and with that, I'm gonna leave that alone. C. Palmer threw for 250yds & 2 TDs. A. Ellington had 19 carries for 67yds & my future husband, L. Fitzgerald had 6 receptions for 98yds & 1 TD. Hey, maybe he's not, but nobody can steal my dreams. I'm am on the way Larry. lol. K. Cousins threw for 354yds, 2TDs & this may have helped in the lost, 3 ints. D. Jackson had 3 receptions for 115yds & 1 TD.
ST. LOUIS RAMS: 1-3
Another one bites the dust. Read about their 31-17 loss to the 49ers in the MNF update.
CINCINNATI BENGALS: 3-1-1
Read about their confusing win/lost/who knows game with the Panthers in that update. They called it a draw at 37-37.
BALTIMORE RAVENS: 4-2
Oh no, not again! This had to be the thought going through Tampa Bay's mind when the Ravens cut them down to pieces, 48-17. Flacco threw 5 TDs in 16:03, which is now down in the books as the fatest time that any NFL player has thrown for 5 TDs in a game. Adding to the sureness of the Ravens this game, they scored on their first 6 possession to put this game out of reach early. TB did manage to sack flacco 4x in this game. Had they not, this could have turned out worst than the 56-14 slap down that they got from ATL on Sept. 18. TB was pretty much down & out going into the half with the score, 38-0. Looks like the Ravens have finally woke up for the 2014-2015 season. I had some doubts in what they were doing in the very start. But they are looking good and are holding down the AFC North with a 4-2 record. All Lovie had to say was "They're a good football team and we're not a good football team, it's as simple as that." Man, your own coach has no faith, that's colder than a vortex day in Chicago. J. Flacco threw for 306yds & 5 TDs, fatest in the book @ 16:03. J. Forsett threw for 14 carries for 111yds. S. Smith had 5 receptions for 110yds & 1 TD. M. Glennon threw for 314yds, 2 TDs & 1 int. L. Murphy had 7 receptions for 72yds & 1 TD.
PITTSBURGH STEELERS: 3-3
Seems like the Steelers just can't get it together with another lost. Read the details to their 31-10 spanking thanks to the Cleveland Browns in that update. I'm not saying 3-3 is bad, that's where my BEARS are so there is still hope for the 3-3 teams. I hope! lol. I also read that Hines Ward blames the bad season on Big Ben because of the no-offense huddle. Not sure if that's it, I'm just saying.
CLEVELAND BROWNS: 3-2
Looks like the Browns came to throw down today and they did that convincingly against the Steelers, 31-10. This is the only the 3rd time that the Browns have beat Pittsburgh in 23rd games. The last time the Cleveland Browns beat the Steelers was on Nov., 25, 2012 when Hoyer was then a back-up QB for the Steelers. Now he is running the show and lead the Browns to this beat down and a much needed morale win over the Steelers. I gotta say, with the way the Steelers have been playing, I am not surprised at this outcome. This was only Big Ben's second loss in 20 games to the Browns. Cleveland lead by 18 at halftime and never let up or looked back after that. B. Hoyer threw fro 217yds & 1 TD. B. Tate had 25 carries & 2 TDs. J. Cameron had 3 receptons for 102yds & 1 TD. Big Ben threw for 228yds, 1 TD & 1 int. L. Bell had 18 carries for 82yds. A. Brown had 7 receptions for 118yds.
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS: 4-2
The Patriots made short use of the Bills and sent them home with a 37-22 rout.
Making the bacon and going for some records, Brady had his 60th, 300yd game. He's is the NFL's 5th player with their name on the books for that, anddd he is 2 300yd games shy of matching Brett Favre's total. He also recorded his 16th career game with four or more TDs & no interceptions. People can say what they want, Tom might be done after this season, but he getting it all in before he goes and everyone will know he was here. The Patriots have took sole possession of 1st place in the AFC East. Kyle Orton is trying to hold it down, it's not going to good. How long was that contract they gave him? Was it just for the season. Manuel might be back if Kyle don't help get some wins in the W column. I mean the Pat's were only up 13-7 going into half time. Bill's tight end Scott Chandler said, "It's frustrating, they have been the top dog in our division since the division was formed." The word in the sports columns is that the Patriots showed some toughness. They also said that the Bill's offense was sloppy and it's defense was uncharacteristically porous. Now, you KNOW I didn't take time to come up with that 30+ letter word, wayyyy to long. They could have just said they sucked. It would have gotten the point across much better and quicker. The Pat's still haven't convinced me yet, but then, who am I? Just a Chicago Bears fan, that's all. T. Brady threw for 361yds & 4 TDs. B. LaFell had 4 receptions for 97yds & 2 TDs. K. Orton threw for 299yds, 2 TDs & 1 int. F. Jackson had 10 carries for a sorry 26yds but had 1 TD to cover that. S. Chandler had 6 receptions for 105yds.
MIAMI DOLPHINS: 2-3
Read about their loss to the Packers in that update. They should have won this, but instead they gave it away, 27-24.
NEW YORK JETS: 1-5
The Jets actually played a decent game and went down fighting against Denver but came up with a losing effort, 31-17. Read about it Denver's update.
BUFFALO BILLS: 3-3
Read about their 37-22 lost to the Patriots in that update.
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS: 4-2
Slow and steady, wins the race. Read about their slow but steady climb in the AFC East with their 33-28 win over the Texans in the TNF update.
TENNESSEE TITANS: 2-4
The Titans said, we may be losing, but it won't be to the Jaguars. They took this one, barely, 16-14. I didn't watch any of this game and just going by the write-ups, it was like watching paint dry on the wall. Boring!!! This is a tale of two teams and who will end up with the worst record, don't forget to add the Raiders. Titans is fairing a better than the Jaguars but they ain't got nothing to write home about. Well, to be fair, Sammie Hill did block a FG attempt in the final seconds & that helped the Titans keep this win at home. That's about it folks. C. Whitehurst threw for 233yds. B. Sankey had 18 carries for 61yds & J. Hunter had 3 receptions for 77yds. B. Bortles threw for 336yds, ! TD & 1 int. He tried hard and added 5 carries for 38yds. I like how he never gives up. C. Shorts III had 10 receptions for 103yds & 1 fumble.
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS: 0-6
From the score, it looks like the Jaguars fought the good fight but came up short, 16-14 against the Titans. Read about it in the Titans update, just roll your eyes upward. I am going to have to check for the team with the worst season ever in the NFL and see where the Jaguars stand on that.
HOUSTON TEXANS: 3-3
The Texans were spurred again with their lost to the Colts. Check out the TNF update.
DENVER BRONCOS: 4-1
The Jet's would give the Broncos a fight but it did not turn out in their favor with the 31-17 lost. To be honest, I really thought it would be something like 48-7, even the papers said it wasn't nearly the blowout that many expected coming into this game. The Jets did have a chance to tie when they got the ball deep in their own territory with less than a minute left. But after a sack put the ball at the 1, Geno was intercepted by Aqib Talib, who returned it 22yds for a sealing TD. That's it, that's all. Peyton did his thing with 2 more TDs and is only 2 shy of Brett Favre's career mark. Brett said that he is glad that Peyton is the one that is going to break it. They are playing the 49ers Sunday, he better bring it on. Jet's coach Rex Ryan said about Peyton, "It's just ridiculous how good he is." P. Manning threw for 237yds & 3 TDs. R. Hillman had 24 carries, 100yds. D. Thomas had 10 receptions 124yds & 1 TD. G. Smith threw for 190yds, 2 TDs & 1 int. G. Smith also contributed 2 carries for 11yds. A. Amaro had 10 receptions for 68ys & 1 TD.
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS: 2-3
DID NOT PLAY.
SAN DIEGO CHARGERS: 5-1
Everyone pretty much figured out who would win this one but it was not by much. The Chargers detoured Oakland first win still with a 31-28 roadblock. Both team scored 7pts each Qtr until the 4th, when the Chargers edged the Raiders, 10-7. Just that simple. P. Rivers threw for 313yds & 3 TDs. B. Oliver had 26 carries for 101yds & 1 TD. M. Floyd had 5 receptions for 103yds & 1 TD. D. Carr threw for 282yds, 4 TDs & 1 int. D. McFadden had 14 carries for 80yds. A. Holmes had 4 receptions for 121yds & 2 TDs.
OAKLAND RAIDERS: 0-5
Sorry, no win for the Raiders this week. Read the Chargers update for the little bit of details on their 31-28 lost.
BAD WEEK FOR THE BOYS OF THE NFL:
I am sure there are more players that went down in weeks 5 & 6. I'm just going with these that I caught headlines on and that may impact their team the most.
Linebacker, Lance Briggs is out with a rib injury. No return date has been given.
Safety, Chris Conte, as usual is out. Shoulder injury. No return date has been given.
Wide Receiver, Victor Cruz had surgery Monday to repair a torn patellar tendon in his right knee. He will miss the rest of the season.
Running back, Darren Sproles suffered a relatively mild left MCL sprain. He is expected to be out of the lineup for a week or 2 after the Eagles come back from their bye week.
N. E. PATRIOTS:
Running back, Stevan Ridley, out for the year with ACL/MCL tears.
Linebacker, Jerod Mayo Knee injury, done for the season.
Running back, Knowshon Moreno is headed to IR list with a season ending ACL injury.
Wide receiver, Calvin Johnson suffered an ankle injury in Week 5. Have not seen expected return date yet.
Running back, Reggie Bush suffered an ankle injury in Week 5. Have not seen expected return date yet.
Center, Alex Mack suffered a broken leg. He is definitely out for the season.
GREEN BAY PACKERS VS. MINNESOTA VIKINGS
Packers slaughter Vikings, 42-10. It just that simple people. No break down needed, no, what went wrong for the Vikings, none of that. It's plain and simple, the Packers are back and they are on the move to make up for what they have been lacking in the beginning of the season. This reminds me of when Tiger Woods was out for a while. There was a commercial that showed all of the other players in the PGA locker room, smiling, slapping each other high fives, just happy to have a chance to win a tournament. Then, Tiger walks in the locker room and you can hear a pin drop. The smiles turn to frowns and they all have this "nooooooo, my chances for a PGA title is gone." Tiger simply says hi guys, and keeps it moving. So goes the story of Packers. Not to mention Peppers returns an interception for 49yds & a TD. The Vikings, are slowly pushing the boats out to sea, setting themselves on fire in honor of the fallen Vikings. At least that's what I've seen in the movies, LOL. They didn't stand a chance. They were scoreless up until the 4th Qtr. A. Rodgers threw for 156yds & 3 TDs. E. Lacy, should we say, sleeping beauty has awaken. He had 13 carries for 105yds & 2 TDs. J. Nelson, took it down a bit this game and only had 1 receptions for 66yds & 1 TD. C. Ponder, who looked beat down, threw for 222yds & 2 ints. M. Asiata, who is this guy, had 15 carries for 72yds & 1 fumble.
MINNESOTA VIKINGS: 2-3
WASHINGTON REDSKINS: 1-3
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS: 1-4
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS: 2-1
SAN FRANCISCO 49'ERS: 3-2
ARIZONA CARDINALS: 3-1
PITTSBURGH STEELERS: 3-2
CLEVELAND BROWNS: 2-2
MIAMI DOLPHINS: 2-2
BUFFALO BILLS: 3-2
TENNESSEE TITANS: 1-4
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS: 0-5
DENVER BRONCOS: 3-1
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS: 2-3
SAN DIEGO CHARGERS: 4-1
OAKLAND RAIDERS: 0-4
*We are down to the last 5 of the 25 most moronic players in NFL history. Now I am sure they can add a ton of more players out since this article was done but I will go with the original list.*
If you don't know, all you have to do is google him.
Coming next week: