I’m not sure what to think anymore. I really don’t. There weren’t a whole lot of good games on Sunday, which kinda sucks.
Anyways, the Rams are a team that will ruin your weekend, the Cardinals are unbeatable (oops), and the NFC South and AFC North are a cluster.
Games not being written about: Texans vs. Browns, Vikings vs. Bears, 49ers vs. Giants, Buccaneers vs. Redskins, Falcons vs. Panthers, , Chargers vs. Raiders, Dolphins vs. Bills, Packers vs. Eagles, New England vs. Indianapolis
Byes: Dallas, New York Jets, Baltimore, Jacksonville
St. Louis-22 Denver-7
This was a really, really weird game.
Denver didn’t even score until close to halftime, when Peyton Manning threw a bomb to Emmanuel Sanders for a TD with 2:22 left in the 1st half. The Rams took a early 13-0 lead, led by Shaun Hill, who was returning from injury. Hill had a good day, throwing for 20/29, 220 yards and a TD.
Even though the Broncos got stomped on, Peyton Manning did still throw for a whole bunch of yards (389). Two picks though cost the Broncos. Denver just couldn’t run the ball at all. AT ALL. 28 yards as a team isn’t good. The Rams do have a good run defense, but c’mon, your the best team in the league, play like it.
All St. Louis did was add another crazy, odd wins to their resume. They’ve beat San Francisco, Seattle, and Denver. Their a team that will ruin your weekend. All their trying to do is screw other teams up.
(Hold on, let me get something out of the way)
9 AND 1. ARE YOU PUMPED? I’M PUMPED! I’M STILL SAD ABOUT ASU, BUT MAYBE ANOTHER ARIZONA FOOTBALL TEAM CAN MAKE THE PLAYOFFS. MAYBE TWO?
Well, homer-me got a little excited today.
I don’t know what it is. It seems like the Cardinals can beat anyone right now. Anyone. They’re on fire, yet they can’t blow anyone out.
Sunday, the Cardinals put up another great performance. The only thing is, they can’t score.
14 points isn’t going to work in the Playoffs. Detroit has a great defense, but the offense has be more explosive. There isn’t a whole lot going on.
An example of this is: The Cardinals only points of the game came in the first quarter. They didn’t score the rest of the game, and that’s a little concerning. It’s not like Detroit answered, though.
Matthew Stafford threw for 183 yards and pick. Not great. The Cardinals defense literally shut down the Lions, though Joique Bell ran for 85 yards. The Lions offense was broken. Nothing went their way, and that’s why they lost.
Drew Stanton didn’t have a great game himself. He had 306 yards, but threw two picks. Those pick were ugly. I don’t want to talk about them. He did throw 2 TD’s, being the Cardinals only points of this game.
It wasn’t pretty, but the Cardinals got it done. Their defense looks better than ever. It’s a little odd were saying that based on preseason odds.
Kansas City-24 Seattle-20
So much for people blowing off Kansas City. I knew they were going to do this. They don’t go away. Andy Reid has these guys focused (that’s a first). Alex Smith is doing fine, as usual, but the Chiefs are making things happen. Odd things.
Like Sunday. Alex Smith threw for 108 yards, but they didn’t need him anyways. Jamaal Charles had a day. Rushing for 159 yards, Charles scored the first TD of the day, and from there, I knew he was going off.
This game was close the entire way. Back&forth they went. It’s not like it was exciting though. I mean, Steven Hauschka kicked two field goals which kept Seattle in the game. That’s not what you want to see from a possible playoff team. The Seahawks lack explosiveness this year; completely different from last year’s Super Bowl run. It’s why the Percy Harvin trade still makes no sense to me.
Marshawn Lynch, even with the middle finger to the media and the rumors about him and the team breaking up, continues to produce and get me fantasy points (9-2 this year!). Another chunk day for Lynch gave him 124 yards on 20 carries. If the breakup rumors are true, he’ll be a hot commodity, even though someone will overpay for him.
One more point about this game: Even though Russell Wilson didn’t have a spectacular day (20/32, 178 yards, 2 TD’s), and hasn’t had a great season, nor his team, he is still incredible. He is a speciality in this league. There aren’t many people like him. In five years, he may be a top five QB in this league. I don’t care about his contract situation or whatever. The kid is special. And that says a lot coming from me.
Cincinnati-27 New Orleans-10
I’m not sure what to think here. The AFC North is absolutely impossible to figure out. All I know is, Cincinnati embarrassed the Saints in New Orleans. Embarrassed them.
Jeremy Hill ran for 152 yards in the dominating win. It’s what powered the Bengals. The Saints couldn’t stop it. They couldn’t stop Andy Dalton either. He threw for 220 yards and 3 TD’s.
This game had no excitement at all. The Bengals were up 13-3 at halftime, and up 20-3 in the third. I don’t have to many more words on this. It’s just so bland.
I will say that, the NFC South is very similar to the AFC North, not record wise, however.
We can’t figure out any of these divisions. We have no clue who is winning each one. Their both crapshoots. As for the Saints, they look awful. I’m worried, that if they play like this, they won’t win their division, and that, would be pathetic.
Who expected this to be a good game?
It was the battle of the Bergers.
Zach Mettenberger, Titans QB, had a decent game for his first primetime matchup. Throwing for 263 yards and 2 TD’s, he kept the Titans in the game. Tennessee let him throw it around, because Bishop Sankey only had 38 yards rushing, though he did score a TD.
With 3:42 left in the third, the Titans lead 24-13. They didn’t score again.
The Steelers exploded for 14 points int he fourth. LeVeon Bell had 204 yards rushing and a TD at the beginning of the 4th. I said on Twitter before the game that Bell was going to explode tonight, as his first couple runs were already bulldozers.
Then, just three minutes later, another Pittsburgh TD put the Steelers up by three, and that score held until the end of the game.
The other Berger, Ben Rothlisberger, had 207 yards and a TD in the win. His favorite target Antonio Brown, had 91 yards and a TD catch. Pittsburgh didn’t make a statement like they should have, but they added another win, and in a tough division, that’s what they need.
On to Week 12….