Category:NFL
Posted on: October 5, 2009 2:31 pm
 

Monday Morning Quarterback - NFL Week 4

We are going to do a little segment each Monday morning on our blog called the Monday Morning Quarterback...we are basically going to recap some of the more interesting stats and storylines from the prior days games.  Are you ready?  Okay...lets begin...

The Denver Broncos might just be for real.  A lot of people, including myself, didn't expect the Broncos to win 4 games all year let alone be 4-0 after week 4.  Their defense is stifling, they gave up double digit points for the first time this year this week against the Cowboys and it was only 10.  They have only given up 2 touchdowns in 4 weeks.  The Philadelphia Eagles made a huge mistake letting Brian Dawkins go...he isn't the only reason the defense is playing so well...but he is one of the reasons. 

The Tennesse Titans might be this bad.  Nobody saw this coming...after starting out last year 10-0 the Titans can't seem to figure out what sport they are playing.  They got their asses handed to them by the Jaguars yesterday.  They let David Garrard throw for over 300 yards, seriously, David Garrad?  Kerry Collins looks like a deer caught in headlights every play.  A lot of people predicted the Titans to make the playoffs this year...if they are lucky they might win 4 games.

The New York Jets have a spectacular defense.  But they still have a rookie quarterback.  Mark Sanchez looked like a rookie yesterday and the New Orleans Saints cruised to a 14 point victory without any help from their offense.  The Saints have yet to trail this season...are you fucking kidding me?  The Jets are definitely for real and depending on how quickly Mark Sanchez matures is how far this team will go.

Fuck Tom Brady.  Seriously, this guy is the poster boy for the NFL and the refs treat him that way...it is utterly disgusting.  There was at least one phantom roughing the passer call against the Ravens which might have cost them the game.  Well...I guess I shouldn't go that far...Derrick Mason forgot how to catch a pass that hits him in the chest and that cost them the game but either way, Tom Brady, you are a pussy.  The last time I checked, quarterbacks were still FOOTBALL PLAYERS, please let them get hit...that is the point of the fucking game.

Peyton Manning - you are good.  He is putting up the best numbers of his career this early into a season.  Seriously?  His numbers are getting better?  This guy can just flat out throw the ball.  Well...at least during the regular season.  The Colts look like a very solid team which will be tough to beat...however, they play in a joke of a division, Houston, Jacksonville and Tennessee are all mediocre at best.  This should be a cake walk for the Colts.  Can he win his second Superbowl?

Worst team in the NFL - St. Louis Rams.  Holy Shit!  How can you be this bad?  I can't wait till they play Detroit on November 1st.  That should be a barn burner.  Looking at St. Louis's schedule, they could definitely go 0-16.  My advice, move back to LA...or at least let USC don your uniforms and play one week for you...that is your best chance of winning. 

How about Cleveland Brown's nose tackle Shaun Rogers.  All this guy does is block field goals...he has 11 blocks in his career and he single handedly kept the Browns in this game with a blocked field goal and a blocked extra point at the end of regulation.  Too bad their offense is so inept they couldn't even get into field goal range in 3 possesions in overtime to even try a kick.  Cincinnati wins a game they shouldn't have, sort of makes up for the miraculous loss they had to the Broncos in Week 1.   Back to the Browns, it looks like they have finally found a star receiver in Mohamed Massaquoi, this guy looks like the real deal.  He caught 8 passes for 148 yards, half of which were spectacular. 

JeMarcuss Russell - you need to quit.  This guy is the worst quarterback in the league.  His numbers are horrific.  Yesterday he went 12 for 33 for 128 yards.  On the season he is 43 for 108 for 506 yards with 1 TD and 4 picks.  He has a passer rating of 42.4.  I don't know much about what goes into a passer rating but I do know if you are below 50 after 4 games you should be automatically cut from the team.  It is such a shame because Oakland has a decent amount of playmakers on offense but they will not go anywhere with this guy leading them.  Bring Rich Gannon out of retirement. 

Don't forget to stop by again on Thursday for our power rankings and also don't forget to check out our weekly NFL video show at http://www.moleandmeares.com

Posted on: October 1, 2009 1:43 pm
 

NFL Power Rankings - Top 5

A lot of different sports websites do power rankings so I figured why not Mole & Meares?  So every Thursday we will post our top 5 teams in the NFL and tell you why we think they deserve to be there.

1.  New Orleans Saints (3-0) - This team's offense looks absolutely unstoppable right now.  Drew Brees is averaging 3 touchdown passes a game which will put him on pace to almost be able to break Peyton Manning's single season touchdown record.  Mike Bell should return this week after being held out last week against the Bills.  They have wide receivers that can spread the field and that aren't afraid to across the middle.  Oh, yeah, they have a guy by the name of Reggie Bush who still hasn't shown his full potential yet.  Not to mention their defense looks much improved from a year ago.  Until they lose they will stay atop our rankings.

2.  New York Giants (3-0) - The question mark going into this year was their wide receivers, were Mario Manningham and Steve Smith going to be able to rise to the occasion and step in for an incarcerated Plaxico Burress.  Question answered...they are both in the top 8 in the NFL in receiving yards.  Eli Manning seems to mature every year and is making limited mistakes.  The running game has been solid and the defense is one of the top 5 in the league.  Week 6 they travel to New Orleans and we will see if they can stop Brees and company.

3.  Baltimore Ravens (3-0) - Is it just me or does Joe Flacco seem like a 7 year veteran quarterback this year?  He is putting up some good numbers for his sophomore season.  Their running game is outstanding with both Ray Rice and Willis McGahee running wild so far.  Their defense is just as good as it is expected to be and with Pittsburgh slow start they seem to have a tight grasp on their division already.  They have a good test this week against a somewhat weaker than normal New England Patriots team.

4.  New York Jets (3-0) - Did anyone expect the Jets to be undefeated 3 games into the season?  Is Mark Sanchez the real deal?  One thing is for sure, their defense is the real deal.  They looked incredible against the Patriots in week 2, holding Brady to no touchdowns for the first time since 2006.  If Thomas Jones can stay healthy and Mark Sanchez can play smart football there is a good chance this team could end up in Miami in February.

5.  Minnesota Vikings (3-0) - Adrian Peterson.  Do I need to say anything else?

Check back next Thursday to see the new power rankings.

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