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Five Interesting Things from Week 11 in the NFL

Posted on: November 23, 2009 5:39 pm
Edited on: November 24, 2009 1:08 pm
 
I have been trying to write a regular blog after the Sunday games and everyone does the Monday morning quarterback and it was so unoriginal.  So I have been thinking about this for a while and came up with the perfect formula, the five most interesting points from the previous days games.  I am sort of following the formula of our power rankings and limiting it to five.  More than five might lose your attention and less than five just doesn't seem like enough.  So, after my long winded explanation, here we go!

1.  For the first time since September 30th, 2007, Week 4 in the NFL, the Oakland Raiders, the Kansas City Chiefs and the Detroit Lions all won during the same week. 

2.  For the second consecutive year in the AFC west, the Denver Broncos have lost 4 games in a row and the Chargers have won at least 4 games in a row to take over 1st place in the division.  Last year the Chargers beat the Broncos in week 17 to take their first lead of the year, this year they accomplish the same feat in week 11. 

3.  The offense that was put up in yesterday's Lions vs Browns game was extraordinary considering what they had done up to this point in the season.  The two teams had combined for 22 touchdowns in their previous 9 games total, yesterday they combined for 11.  Combined, they average less than 30 points a game, yesterday they put up a whopping total of 75 points.  Looking at this game on paper no one would have imagined it would have been that entertaining, but it was, without a doubt, the game of the day.

4.  The Indianapolis Colts won their 19th consecutive regular season game.  That is now second all time to the New England Patriots who won 21 in a row a couples years back.  What do these two teams have in common?  Future Hall of Fame quarterbacks.  Just goes to show that although defense may win championships, great quarterbacks win games.

5.  A big deal was made before the season when Denver traded Jay Cutler to Chicago for Kyle Orton.  Everyone said this was a huge gain for Chicago.  Well stats and record don't lie.  Cutler has thrown for 2,524 yards, 15 TD, 18 INT with a passer rating of 74.5 and has led the Bears to a 4-6 record.  Kyle Orton has thrown for 2,202 yards, 11 TD, 5 INT with a passer rating of 87.8 and has led the Broncos to a record of 6-4.  Which one would you rather have?  In my opinion, neither!

So there you have it, our first installment of the five most interesting things from week 11 in the NFL.  Don't forget to check out our weekly NFL picks show at www.moleandmeares.com or www.youtube.com/meares78 .

Meares




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