This was the week for overtime. Three games went into overtime this week and a few were close. As your loyal reporter I of course watched as much as possible which involved me channel flipping and streaming games
illegal on my computer. I have mastered football multitasking. Quickly the New York Jets managed to squeak out a win over the Miami Dolphins in overtime. The Jacksonville Jaguars come out of nowhere to take down the Indianapolis Colts. So here is what you missed.
The Upset That Warmed Everyone’s Hearts . . . Everyone Except Patriots Fanatics
New England Patriots vs. Baltimore Ravens, 31-30
If you want to hate on the Ravens for taking down the beloved Patriots than you obviously are heartless. The Ravens’ Torrey Smith overcame his brother’s death less than 24 hour earlier to hit the field and play. Smith’s story inspired the entire team to give it their all. Not only did Smith play but he did great with six catches for 127 yards. It was a rematch of AFC Title that saw the Patriots going to the Super Bowl after eking out a three-point win. This was the 12th straight home win for the Ravens. And it gave Ravens’ quarterback Joe Flacco a chance to out shine Tom Brady. Flacco had 28 for 39 for 382 yards and three touchdowns. While Brady completed 28 of 41 passes for 335 yards.
Did Anyone See My Ear?
Houston Texans vs. Denver Broncos, 31-25
This was a rough game . . . well at least for Texans’ quarterback Matt Schaub who lost part of his ear when he was hit by Broncos linebacker Joe Mays. Peyton Manning had an okay game but it was until the Broncos were already losing by 20. Manning completed 26 for 52 for 330 yards with no interceptions and two touchdowns. So there is still some growing room here for the Broncos with Manning. This also reinforces my belief that only one Manning can win a weak and it was Eli this week with Giants over Panters.
The New York Jets were already struggling before being hand the a death sentence. Cornerback Darrelle Revis is going to be out for the season. Revis was injured during the Jets barely win game over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. He got hurt while trying to tack running back Daniel Thomas in the 3rd quarter. An MRI revealed on Monday that he tore his anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.
So just how important is Revis to the Jets? The answer is he is pretty much essential.In 2011 Revis only allowed one touchdown pass. He shuts down the opponents wide receivers and prevents them from scoring. And I think we can all see why that would be important. Revis had to miss game 2 of the season against the Pittsburgh Steeler who surrendered 275 passing yards and two touchdowns without him. So this comes as a major blow to the Jets that is definitely going to put them at a disadvantage.
The Washington Redskins have released popular tight-end Chris Cooley or Captain Chaos. Cooley has been with the Redskins since he was drafted back in 2004. He has a popular blog called “The Cooley Zone.” The two-time Pro Bowler will be remember for his big personality and wild hair. The Redskins released Cooley because of a serious knee injured that kept him sidelined for most of 2011. It has been reported that he doesn’t want to play for anybody else. But because of his personality he primed for television.
Regular football season hasn’t even started and already Philadelphia Eagles’ quarterback Michael Vick has had two hits and left the games after only 6 plays. In the first game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Vick left due to a thumb injury which after X-rays ended up being fine. Than on Monday night he was knocked to the ground by New England Patriots’ Jermaine Cunningham. Another X-ray was done on Vick’s ribs but found nothing broken. It is unlikely that Vick will play anymore in the preseason but is expected to recover in time for regular season.
It is clear that there are still a lot of Vick haters out there for his illegal dog fighting practices for which he served time in jail. I’m not sure what I think about reform but for what it’s worth Vick has lobbied for tougher dog fighting laws since he suspension. So maybe he is a changed man . . . regardless he is still a good quarterback. And without him the Eagles would be screwed.
Blake Griffin will no longer be dunking his way over the rest of the world in the London Summer Olympics. He injured his knee during a scrimmage. No one knows how bad his knee injury is yet. He is being examined by the Los Angeles Clippers doctors. They are now bringing in Anthony Davis to replace him. Unibrow fans can now rejoice.
Anthony Davis the number one draft pick by the New Orleans’ Hornet has sprained his ankle during training. The basketball wonder boy was scheduled to work in hopes of being on Team USA’s Basketball team in the London Olympics. Now it’s looking like he will be added to the long list of injured potential Olympic players. He’s in good company with: Chris Bosh, Dwayne Wade, Derrick Rose, and
This gives hope to Olympic wannabes like Lamar Odom. But seriously enough with the injures already. I am running out of creative ways of saying players will not be going to the Olympics.
Does he really not want to play because he’s not getting paid or is it actually his knee?