NFL Week 6 recap and thoughts
Another week gone in the NFL and another week of mystifying games. I want to know the person that thought that Dallas would be 1-4 and the Rams would be 3-3 through the first 6 weeks? Not me...here are my thoughts on the games from Week 6.
1. I feel slightly bad for the Packers, I mean, they are a good team but they are riddled with injuries. The Dolphins came into town and stole a win in overtime. The lack of a running game is really going to hurt the Packers, the good thing is their division is weak and they should be ok.
2. The St. Louis Rams are 3-3 through 6 weeks in the NFL. Stephen Jackson is still a beast, he runs with such power that at times it is incredible. The Chargers continue their awful early season play, how long with Norv Turner last at this rate?
3. I thought we were going to have our first tie in a couple of years in the NFL, but Brady finally marched the Patriots down the field and they kicked the game winning field goal with less than 2 minutes to go in overtime. The 10 point comeback on the Ravens in the fourth quarter was vintage Patriots, the Ravens defense let this game slip away.
4. Welcome back Big Ben. After serving his four game suspension, Roethisberger comes back and throws 3 TD to lead the Steelers over the Browns at Heinz field. This team looks really good and is going to be tough to beat, they have a very good defense and now a quarterback that can throw the ball. On a side note, Jerome Harrison knocked two Browns out of the game with helmet to helmet tackles, I have a feeling his pockets are going to lighter come Tuesday.
5. For 55 minutes on Sunday, I believed that Kansas City was for real, but then they fell back to earth and allowed the Texans to score 14 points in the last 4 minutes of the game. This was a huge win for the Texans who finally righted the ship on offense, but on the defensive side of the ball they need help. The allowed over 200 yards rushing and 200 yards passing and didn't seem to be able to stop anything all day, luckily for the Texans, neither could the Chiefs.
6. The Detroit Lions are one of those teams that never goes away. Despite losing their second string quarterback to injury, Drew Stanton, the third string quarterback, came into the game and still had a chance to lead the Lions to victory but came up short. The Giants defense didn't look as dominant as they had in the past two games but Eli Manning figured out how to not throw any interceptions this week which kept them in the lead the whole way.
7. DeSean Jackson is going to have a headache for 3 weeks. The might have been one of the most vicious collisions I have ever seen. Kevin Kolb is showing the Eagles fans why they traded Donovan McNabb away and it will be an interesting decision for Andy Reid once Vick is healthy. Who is the quarterback?
8. Matt Forte is one of the most dominant running backs in the league today but in a close game the Bears only give him the ball 8 times and throw the ball 40? How is that supposed to win games? The offensive line for Chicago is absolutely awful and Cutler might end up dead by the end of the year if they don't fix it now.
9. Welcome back Saints offense! Where have you been hiding? For the first time this year the Saints of '10 looked like the Superbowl champion Saints of '09. I am definitely having a tough time getting a read on the Buccaneers, are they good or bad? Either way, they got creamed.
10. If you told me that the Jets offense would shut down the Broncos passing game, I would have told you the Jets would win by 20 and I would have been wrong. The Broncos found a running game on Sunday and moved the ball effectively. One thing that interests me from the box score, 10 different players had at least 1 rushing attempt, I have never seen that before. Mark Sanchez finally through an interception (2 to be exact) but in the end the Jets were too much for the Broncos to handle.
11. Congratulations 49ers! You finally won a game, albeit against the hapless Raiders. Jason Campbell, you are not good. I can't believe you have a job in the NFL. The Raiders might be better off with Jemarcus Russell at quarterback. No Darren McFadden means no chance for a Raiders victory.
12. The Panic Bowl was won by the Minnesota Vikings. Miles Austin, congrats, you win the Idiot of the Week award! After a celebration penalty cost the Cowboys dearly last week you decide to play leap frog in the end zone after a touchdown. You deserve to be benched next week, especially because it won't matter because the Cowboys are going to end up 1-15 this year.
13. Another team that is hard to get a read on is the Redskins. They have looked solid the past two weeks and then come up short against a sloppy Indianapolis team. The Colts defense has many issues and if they didn't have Peyton Manning they wouldn't win a game.
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