This week shit went crazy in the NFL and their were surprises everywhere. The Miami Dolphins refused to quit and beat the St. Louis Rams, 17-14. The Cleveland Browns climbed out of their hole to beat the Cincinnati Bengals, 43-24. The Buffalo Bills managed to overtake the previously high-ranked Arizona Cardinals, 19-16. It was a weekend of crazy games.
Did the Jets Actually Win?
New York Jets vs. Indianapolis Colts, 35-9
We have all been watching the downward spiral that has been the Jets’ season but here is a glimmer of light. The Colts coming off a victorious win over the Green Bay Packers were taken down by the Jets. I think the chants of Tebow at last weeks game finally got to Jets’ quarterback Mark Sanchez. Sanchez ended the night with 11 of 18 passes complete for 82 yards and two touchdowns. Colts’ quarterback Andrew Luck didn’t have such a stellar game he was 22 of 44 for 280 yards but he had two interceptions, a fumble, and lot of misfired balls. But the real star of the game was Jets’ Shonn Greene who ran for 161 yards, had three touchdowns on 32 carries. But Jets fans shouldn’t celebrate yet because next week they will face the New England Patriots and it’s not going to be pretty.
Everyone Hates Michael Vick . . . Again
Philadelphia Eagles vs. Detroit Lions, 26-23
I don’t think anyone saw this coming even Lions fans were surprised. The Eagles looked posed to win the game being up by 10 in the fourth. But then everything switched the Eagles gave up 250 yards and 17 points to the Lions. Quarterback Matt Stafford must have senses this was his chance because he threw a touchdown pass and ran for a score to push the game into overtime. Stafford ended the game with 22 of 45 for 311 yards. Which actually is the same number of yards Eagle’s quarterback Michael Vick had with a completion of 28 of 46 passes. Vick did a little better having an extra touchdown over Stafford. But fans are not happy with Vick. And you can’t blame them seeing as how they have 17 turnovers in 6 games and 13 of them came directly from Vick. So this may signal it’s time for a change in the quarterback department.
Is That Big of A Spread Even Possible?
New York Giants vs. San Francisco 49ers, 26-3
As a Giants fan I am incredibly happy to see them take down the 49ers but I can’t say I saw it coming. I thought the Giants weak defensive would leave a lot of room for the 49ers to score. And despite some rough patches like losing to the Vikings, the 49ers were considered the top team in the NFL. So this big of gap is shocking. The most shocking thing was how effective the Giants’ defensive was against quarterback Alex Smith. Smith had three interceptions and ended the night 19 of 30 for 200 yards. It was not a pretty game for Smith and he looked very out of sorts. Meanwhile on the Giants side there was salsa dancing from Victor Cruz, they even played in slow motion. And of course yelling from coach Tom Coughlin even when the Giants were winning by 20 points.
So Are the Seahawks Considered Good Now?
Seattle Seahawks vs. New England Patriots, 24-23
Is is hard to know how to feel about the Seattle Seahawks and their legion of boom defense. On one hand you have to respect what they have done on the other you can’t help to forget the bad call that gave them a win over the Green Bay Packers. But it wasn’t the great defense that won the game for the Seahawks. It was actually rookie quarterback Russell Wilson whose passed the ball to Sidney Rice with 1:18 remaining for a 46-yard touchdown and the win. It was the best game yet for Wilson who finished 16 of 27 for 293 yards. While Wilson was having a great game the Seahawks defense was not giving up 475 yards, the most this season. But you can’t blame the legion of boom for lacking against one of the best offensives in the NFL led by Tom Brady. Brady finished 36 of 58 for 395 yards. If anything it proved the Patriots are going to need a stronger defense if they want to see the Super Bowl again.
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