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Subject: NFL Weekly Wrap-Up Thread (2008)
Date Posted: 9/8/2008 10:09 AM ET
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I thought maybe in addition to doing the weekly picks, we could also have a recap / discussion thread for those who are interested where we could talk results, injuries, predictions, etc. This will be an ongoing thread for the entire season, as I don't think we'll need a separate wrap-up / discussion thread each week... there's just not that much football chatter! LOL!

Anyway, let's get this started by posting up the final scores (winners also bolded) from Week 1:

WEEK 1 (Sunday September 7th)

  • DET 21 -- ATL  34
  • CIN 10 -- BAL 17
  • SEA 10 -- BUF 34
  • STL 3 -- PHI 38 
  • JAC 10 --  TEN  17 
  • HOU 17 --  PITT  38
  • TB 20 -- NO 24
  • KC 10 -- NE 17   
  • NYJ 20 -- MIA  14
  • DAL 28 -- CLE 10
  • CAR 26 -- SD 24
  • ARI 23 -- SF 13
  • CHI 29 -- IND 13  
  • WASH 7 -- NYG 16 (was played Thursday, September 4th)
  • MIN 19 -- GB 24         (MNF)
  • DEN 41 -- OAK 14 (MNF)

My team, the Tennessee Titans, had a good / bad thing going on. We won the game, but our starting quarterback, Vince Young, was knocked out with a knee sprain (initial diagnosis) in the 4th. Our defense played awesome, as always (7 sacks!!), with the Jags QB David Garrard saying after the game: "This is the sorest I've been in a long time," Jaguars quarterback David Garrard said. "I don't like being this sore."

So, how'd your team do this week?



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Date Posted: 9/8/2008 1:40 PM ET
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A few things that caught my eye from Week 1:

Peyton Manning & The Colts - Is he just rusty from no play during the pre-season, or should Colts fans actually be worried? Or, is it the absence of Manning's longtime center Jeff Saturday that is making more of an impact than Manning's rust?

Tom Brady... Dirty Play? As most know Tom Brady went down with a left knee injury in the 1st quarter of the Patriots game, with early reports being that he is out for the season. In the post game interviews Patriots receiver Randy Moss said he thought the play that hurt Brady was "dirty"... did you see it that way? Was Chiefs safety Bernard Pollard being a dirty player, or was he just playing hard and still lunging for the QB even after being blocked to the ground?

That Good or That Bad?

  • The St. Louis Rams narrowly avoided getting blanked in their absolute debacle against Philadelphia. So, are the Rams really that bad, or are the Eagles that good?
  • Similarly, the Detroit Lions looked very unimpressive against the Atlanta Falcons, with that 21 - 34 final being a bit misleading as to how thoroughly in-hand the Falcons had that game. Should Lions fans be worried? Are the Lions that bad, or are the Falcons that much better than expected?
  • Buffalo beat Seattle 34 - 10... Buffalo?! Are the Bills ready to be Super Bowl contenders again after such a long absence? Are they for real, or was Sunday a special teams feast (2 touchdowns and a fumble recovered) that won't be repeated?  And what about Matt Hasselbeck's back? He claims that bulging disc he's got is not a big deal, yet he missed almost all of the preseason practices (3 weeks) because of tightness and spasms...

Bungles Again? Once again the Cincinnati Bengals seem more like the Bungles of old, despite having some of the best talent in the league, at least on paper, losing 10 -17 to a Ravens team starting a rookie quarterback and with a very average offense. Is it time to blow the Bengals up and start over? Has Marvin Lewis lost complete control of the team?



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Date Posted: 9/9/2008 8:51 AM ET
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All I can say is NE fans must be so bummed out.  I didn't think it was the result of a cheap shot, just looked like one of those unfortunate things that happen some time.

Even though I'm a diehard Giant fan, I was glad to see Favre pull one out.. For once they can't be called same ol' Jets.

Cowboys are still the team I love to hate. The better they play, the more I hate 'em. lol.

Date Posted: 9/9/2008 9:29 AM ET
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All I can say is NE fans must be so bummed out.  I didn't think it was the result of a cheap shot, just looked like one of those unfortunate things that happen some time.

Very unfortunate indeed. I am not a NE fan - I don't dislike them - but I think it takes a little bit away from the entire NFL to have a player of that stature go down for the entire season in the first week. I also don't think it was a dirty hit and, in fact, the only 2 people I've seen (on record) say they do are Randy Moss and Bill Belichick... even NE lineman Matt Light said it's just one of those things that happens and he thought Pollard was just trying to make a football play.

That he was just trying to make a (clean) play was pretty clear to me; Pollard got blocked to the ground by Sammy Morris (<== photo) and - while almost on the ground - just lunged for Brady and, unfortunately, hit him in the lower leg right when Brady was trying to step into a throw. Very different IMO from the Vince Wilfork play last season (which Belichick alluded to) that took out JP Losman's knee. In that play I think it is pretty clear that Wilfork dove toward Losman's legs and deliberately hit his knee with his forearm.

Oh, and just as a disclaimer, I am not a Chiefs fan either. That's just the way I saw the play. :-)

Date Posted: 9/9/2008 11:05 PM ET
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I only got 7 picks.  I did heckuva lot better last season!

I didn't get to see any games because we had a family get together Sunday.  I did watch the Raiders game.  (My local team)  I just have to shake my head.  How many penalties did they end up with?  Are they going for the record?  Al Davis needs to just give up his share of the team and stop controlling them so much.  JaMarcus showed promise in the 4th quarter.  Hopefully, next week will go better.

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Date Posted: 9/10/2008 9:07 AM ET
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AL Davis is most definitely a lingering problem, and until he at least lets go of majority control (if not outright sells / retires) that team will continue to founder. I do agree with you about JaMarcus Russell though. I was pleasantly surprised by his performance given the holdout last season and lackluster showing he had in the few games he did make appearances in. Monday night against the Broncos he went 17 of 26 for 180 yards, with 2 TDs, no interceptions, a 65% completion rate and 111 passer rating.... not too shabby at all!

And a pretty decent showing from Justin "Huggy Bear" Fargas and Darren McFadden as well. If not this year, the Raiders certainly have the pieces in place for something special to happen in the next couple of years if they can just hold it together.

Date Posted: 9/11/2008 2:55 AM ET
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Their fans have the best costumes at least.  LOL

Date Posted: 9/12/2008 7:29 AM ET
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Bungles Again? Once again the Cincinnati Bengals seem more like the Bungles of old, despite having some of the best talent in the league, at least on paper, losing 10 -17 to a Ravens team starting a rookie quarterback and with a very average offense. Is it time to blow the Bengals up and start over? Has Marvin Lewis lost complete control of the team?

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As a die-hard Bengals fan (suffering through ALL the losing seasons since their last Super Bowl appearance), I keep hoping this is the year.  To see them look so awful against the Ravens just crushed me.  Of course the whole Chris Henry debacle ticked me off earlier too.  I'm hoping Week 1 was just an oddity, but  have the feeling it's not.   Just glad I don't have Palmer as my fantasy football QB.  Although drafting Tom Brady wasn't a brilliant choice this year either. *g*  Hoping the Bengals can have an outing against the Titans this week like they did last year... 

Date Posted: 9/12/2008 10:39 AM ET
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Well as a Titans fan I have to admit I hope the Bengals don't bounce back this week, though when they're not facing the Titans I do actually like the Bengals and have been distressed to see how badly they performed the end of last season and week 1 this year.

 

  • Palmer, who has all the skills necessary to be one of the premiere QBs in the league, just hasn't seemed quite the same since his knee injury.
  • Ocho Cinco, again one of the best pure talents at his position, seems to have fallen down a rabbit hole of his own making with his obsession with the media, instead of just performing on the field... which he is more than capable of doing.
  • The Henry debacle (and that is exactly the right word!) was inexcusable and it will be very, very difficult for team management / ownership to bounce back from the black eye created by that hypocrisy!

Unfortunately for the Bengals - but good for my Titans - if the Titans defense rolls this week the way they did last week it's going to be a looooong day for the Palmer and the Bengals offense. Not to mention, a Bengals defense that let Joe Flacco - Joe Flacco!! - run for a 40 yard TD can not be happy with the prospect of LenDale "Wrecking Ball" White and Chris "Second Fastest NFL Combine 40 Time Ever" Johnson heading into town.

I'd like to see the Bengals get things back on track... just not this week. ;-)

Date Posted: 9/16/2008 9:29 AM ET
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Let's get the Week 2 wrap-up started with the final scores (winners bolded):

WEEK 2 (Sunday September 14th)

  • GB 48 @ DET 25
  • NYG 41 @ STL 13 
  • IND 18 @ MINN 15 
  • OAK 23 @ KC 8
  • NO 24 @ WASH 29  
  • CHI 17 @ CAR 20   
  • TENN 24 @ CINN 7
  • BUF 20 @ JAX 16
  • SF 33 @ SEA 30 
  • ATL 9 @ TB 24     
  • BAL @ HOUS  (rescheduled to Nov. 9th)
  • NE 19 @ NYJ 10  
  • MIA 10 @ ARI  31
  • SD 38 @ DEN 39  
  • PITT 10 @ CL  6
  • PHI 37 @ DAL  41

All right folks.... potential topics for discussion this week:

 

  • The incomplete pass that should have been a fumble in the Chargers / Broncos game.
  • Mike Shanahan's decision to go for 2 and the win rather than 1 and the tie... brilliant or insane (no matter that it worked)?
  • Philly receiver Jackson throwing down the ball before he crossed the goal line after a 60 yard pass reception.
  • That crazy wind during both the Tenn @ Cinn and Pitt @ Clev games.
  • Garcia on the trading block in Tampa Bay?
  • KC's pitiful QB situation.... think they'll be scouting the local high schools this week? (Man are they in BIG trouble!!)
  • Which 0-2 team thought to be a contender is in bigger trouble: Chargers / Jaguars / Browns / Vikings / Seahawks?

Anyone have thoughts on those or others topics? I figure I'll let some others voice their opinions before I jump into the fray! :-)

 

Date Posted: 9/16/2008 9:20 PM ET
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I got 9.  I should have picked the 49ers, but who would have known they'd actually play football this week!

News here is Kiffin is on the way out (Raiders)  Did the win Sunday stave it off?

Date Posted: 9/17/2008 9:10 PM ET
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I got 7. Missed the first week. Bears shoulda had the game but blew it. Yes I'll say that. Go Bears!

Date Posted: 9/18/2008 7:26 PM ET
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All right folks.... potential topics for discussion this week: 

  • Philly receiver Jackson throwing down the ball before he crossed the goal line after a 60 yard pass reception.
    WTH was he thinking?  I'm sure he'll never do that again. *wink*  Nevermind that he did something as stupid previously.
  • That crazy wind during both the Tenn @ Cinn and Pitt @ Clev games.
    Even without the hurricane force winds, the Bengals were in T-R-O-U-B-L-E.  Amazing that a team with such talent can't do anything.
  • Garcia on the trading block in Tampa Bay?
    Gruden's got Griese back - so he's happy.  For now. 
  • KC's pitiful QB situation.... think they'll be scouting the local high schools this week? (Man are they in BIG trouble!!)
    Man, their QBs make Pennington look like Brady.  Well, not really, but you get the picture.
  • Which 0-2 team thought to be a contender is in bigger trouble: Chargers / Jaguars / Browns / Vikings / Seahawks?
    Vikings -- do they really think Ferotte (sp?) is their savior? - or Seahawks - we don't need no stinkin' receivers.
Date Posted: 9/22/2008 10:22 AM ET
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Let's get the Week 3 wrap-up started with the final scores (winners bolded):

WEEK 3 (Sunday September 21st)

  • Kansas City 14 @ Atlanta 38 
  • Oakland 23 @ Buffalo 24                
  • Tampa Bay 27 @ Chicago 24          
  • Carolina 10 @ Minnesota 20           
  • Miami 38 @ New England 13   
  • Cincinnati 23 @ NY Giants 26         
  • Houston 12 @ Tennessee 31           
  • Arizona 17 @ Washington 24         
  • New Orleans 32 @ Denver 34           
  • Detroit 13 @ San Francisco 31             
  • St. Louis 13 @ Seattle 37                
  • Cleveland 10 @ Baltimore 28           
  • Jacksonville 23 @ Indianapolis 21      
  • Pittsburgh 6 @ Philadelphia 15      
  • Dallas 27 @ Green Bay 16
  • NY Jets 29 @ San Diego 48  

 

I'll be back later tonight or tomorrow morning to update the Jets @ Chargers score. In the meantime, some of the "hot topics" from week 3 I'll throw out for possible discussion:

Dolphin Attack!! WTF happened to the Patriots?!?!  It's a given that Cassel is no Brady, but that's no excuse for how the Dolphins absolutely ROLLED the Pats defense! And have you ever seen the Hoodie out-coached that badly?!? Wow!

More controversial penalties at the end of games possibly affecting the outcome:

  • Jaguars @ Colts - A pass interference call on what would have been a 4th down stop by the Colts gave the Jags a new set of downs that eventually led to the game winning field goal.
  • Tampa Bay @ Chicago - The Bears manage to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory with Peanut Tillman's personal foul penalty in OT that gave the Bucs a new set of downs and allowed them to continue their drive down for the game wining field goal

Gus Frerotte... the Vikings' QB solution, or fool's gold?

The Eagles lost Brian Westbrook to a sprained ankle (MRI pending) during the second quarter. How concerned should the Eagles be if Westbrook is out of action for any length of time?

Similarly, how concerned should the Steelers be about Big Ben getting knocked out of the game with a possible hand/wrist injury (on top of an already injured/sore shoulder)? And perhaps the Steelers O-line should give back their paychecks this week, considering they allowed Big Ben to get knocked out by allowing 9 sacks (6 in one quarter alone!)!!

The St. Louis Rams.... ugh. Never mind.



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KC's pitiful QB situation.... think they'll be scouting the local high schools this week? (Man are they in BIG trouble!!) Man, their QBs make Pennington look like Brady.  Well, not really, but you get the picture.

Who'd have thunk Pennington would look like Brady this week... and against the Brady-less Pats to boot!

Which 0-2 team thought to be a contender is in bigger trouble: Chargers / Jaguars / Browns / Vikings / Seahawks? Vikings -- do they really think Ferotte (sp?) is their savior?

Not quite a savior yet.... but maybe a minor saint? ;-)

Date Posted: 9/22/2008 11:12 AM ET
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And perhaps the Steelers O-line should give back their paychecks this week, considering they allowed Big Ben to get knocked out by allowing 9 sacks (6 in one quarter alone!)!!

Ha seriously - I saw the highlights of that game. What a mess. 9 sacks is insane!!

And wow . . . good job Miami. I don't think anyone saw that coming, but it really makes you think twice about just how good the Pats are without Brady.

And I have to put in a little plug for my team . . . way to go Broncos!!! 3-0 start and Cutler has a QB rating of 110 (3rd highest). Yeah! That game versus New Orleans was wayy too close for comfort, and I was just cringing when Scheffler fumbled that ball, but we pulled it off. :D

 

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Darn it. I'm 12-4 this week. Seriously, who could've seen that Patriots-Dolphins?

Date Posted: 9/23/2008 9:23 AM ET
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Well, with the Chargers win last night I finished the week at 13-3, and like you said Natalie, I think 95% of those picking that Dolphins @ Patriots game picked the Pats so we're all in the same boat there!

Date Posted: 9/24/2008 12:33 PM ET
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More news from week 3:

  • Eagles' Brian Westbrook day-to-day with ankle "strain"
  • Redskins' Jason Taylor out for Sunday's game against the Cowboys
  • Giants suspend receiver Plaxico Burress 1 game for behavior issues / insubordination
  • Matt Millen FINALLY out as GM in Detroit
  • Rams bench Marc Bulger, will start Trent Green; also cut starting CB Fakhir Brown
  • Brett Favre reportedly has sore right ankle that is affecting his practice / mobility
  • Steelers players Willie Parker (RB) and Casey Hamptopn (DT ) out for Sunday's game against Ravens
  • 49er Shawntae Spencer (CB) out for season with knee injury
  • Green Bay Packer Al Harris (CB) out for season with torn / lacerated spleen

Whew! Lots going on this week!

IMO getting rid of Millen is LONG overdue, but is not going to do anything to help them this season. In fact, it will most likely take a couple of seasons to right that ship. But at least there's finally hope in Detroit.

I find the move at QB in St. Louis both knee-jerk and scary. As pitiful as that team has been, to blame it on Bulger and bench him is ridiculous and completely reactionary; it's a "high profile" move to try and look pro-active, though Bulger is the LEAST of that team's problems.

I also find the fact that Trent Green is being put back into a starting QB role scary given his recent history: 

  • carted off the field on stretcher in '06 while with Chiefs and out for 8 weeks with severe concussion
  • carted off the field on stretcher in '07 while with Dolphins with season ending severe concussion

Even though he has been "cleared" to play, I personally think his continuing to do so is grossly irresponsible. And as bad as the Rams have been, I fear it is just a matter of "when" not "if" Green suffers another serious injury.

 

Anyone else have thoughts about all the goings on this week?



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Date Posted: 9/24/2008 1:28 PM ET
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I haven't responded to this point because I am still recovering from the Dolphins-Pats game on Sunday.  Maybe they can come up with some wheelchair type thing that Brady could be wheeled around in next week so he can play QB. I just cannot believe how the Dolphins of all teams managed to trounce them so badly.  Makes you want to say "Okay, who are these guys and where is the real Patriot team?"  Crumbs.  To top it all off, for the past two weeks I have forgotten to do my pics.  I'm off to do this weeks pics for everyone, and I'm not leaving until I make mine!  :)

But on the up side - THE RED SOX CLINCH THERE PLAYOFF BERTH!!!!! 

Date Posted: 9/26/2008 10:33 AM ET
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Most recent news heading into the Week 4 games:

Joey Harrington cut by Saints... a mere 4 days after he was picked up! Maybe he catches on somewhere else as a back-up (though he was only going to be the #3 in N.O.), but in reality it looks like his NFL career may well be over. Amazing considering he was the 3rd overall pick in the draft a mere 5 years ago!

They are saying now in GB that Al Harris may actually play again at some point this season, even though he has a lacerated spleen. Yikes! Considering a similar injury (though ruptured, not just lacerated) knocked Chris Simms out for the season in '06-'07 I really hope they err on the side of caution with Harris.

After 15 years with the Patriots receiver Troy Brown announced his retirement from football. The former 8th round pick (yes, 8th!!!) retires as the team leader for career catches. A very classy guy and I wish him all the best in his retirement.

The 49ers have announced that they will retire Steve Young's #8 during halftime of their October 5th game.

Finally, the Vince Young saga continues in Tennessee, where coach Fisher has confirmed that Kerry Collins is the starting QB for the rest of the season - barring injury - and that Vince is officially relegated to the role of back-up.

Let's hope week 4 can live up... on field and off!! :-)

Date Posted: 9/29/2008 10:29 AM ET
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Let's get the Week 4 wrap-up started with the final scores (winners bolded): 

  • Atlanta 9 @ Carolina 24                
  • Cleveland 20 @ Cincinnati 12            
  • Houston 27 @ Jacksonville 30            
  • Minnesota 17 @ Tennessee 30            
  • Denver 19 @ Kansas City 33              
  • San Francisco 17 @ New Orleans 31 
  • Green Bay 21 @ Tampa Bay 30            
  • Arizona 35    @ NY Jets 56                
  • San Diego 28 @ Oakland 18        
  • Buffalo 31 @ St. Louis 14                
  • Philadelphia 20  @ Chicago 24            
  • Washington 26 @ Dallas 24
  • Baltimore 20 @ Pittsburgh 23

I'll be back later tonight or tomorrow morning to update the Baltimore @ Pittsburgh score.



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Ok, some of the "hot topics" / talking points from week 4 I'll throw out for possible discussion:

Tampa Bay kicker Matt Bryant kicking 3 field goals - including the game difference/winner - the day after burying his 3 month old son his family had lost earlier in the week to SIDS. He said in the post game press conference he felt the best way to honor his son was to play and play well... mission accomplished. Much respect, thoughts and prayers to the Bryant family.

Head Coach Death Watch:

  • Rams become the first team to fire their head coach this season, ousting Scott Linehan after the Rams lost their 4th straight game amid a questionable decision to bench starting QB Bulger, a move that was publicly questioned by several players, including star RB Stephen Jackson. Jim Haslett, former N.O. Saints head coach, has been named the interim coach.
  • Which brings us to the Lane Kiffin vigil in Oakland... is this the week he finally gets it? Or will crazy Al Davis continue to let Kiffin twist in the wind?

 
"Old Man" QBs:

  • Brett Favre (will turn 39 on Oct. 10th) dusted off his rusty old arm and chucked a career high six touchdown passes... yes, SIX!! Holy cow! The NFL record for TD passes in a single game is only seven. Guess the old man has some magic left in that arm yet!
  • Arizona QB and fellow "old man" Kurt Warner (37 years old) racked up 472 yards passing on 57 attempts.
  • And in Tennessee, "old man" Kerry Collins (will turn 36 in December) led the Titans to the first 4-0 start in the team's history, dating all the way back to their time as the Houston Oilers! Let's hear it for the "Old Man QB" brigade!

 

Contenders or Pretenders?

  • How 'bout them Cowboys?! No, seriously... how about them? Should the Redskins victory Sunday night in "Big D" be cause for concern? After all, the Cowboys were supposed to stroll to the Super Bowl this year, right? Not to mention, T.O. is getting grumpy (did you see that surly post-game interview?) and that's not a good thing.
  • Similarly, has the Broncos "D" been exposed as a serious weakness? The hapless Chiefs (1-3) were able to put up 33 points on them, including a resurgent Larry Johnson rushing for 198 yards (yes 198!!!) and 2 TDs!! Concern in the Mile High city?
  • Are the glory days on the way back in Buffalo? The Bills have plugged along to a 4-0 start under the steady and developing hand of QB Trent Edwards and solid rushing of Marshawn Lynch. True, it was the Rams they beat this week, but 4-0 is still 4-0.
  • And speaking of 4-0.... has there ever been a team getting so little talk (ah-hem, R-E-S-P-E-C-T!) for a 4-0 team as the Tennessee Titans?!? All they have is the best defense in the league: #1 in interceptions; #1 in sacks; tied for #1 in turnover differential (+6); #3 in points allowed; #3 in total yards allowed. And offensively, don't forget early Rookie of the Year contender RB Chris Johnson, who has rushed for 337 yards with a 5.0 per carry average and is quietly being compared by some to Adrian Peterson. Then there's that "old man" Kerry Collins....

Injury Report:

  • Two players taken off the field on stretchers this week with concerns over hits to the head / possible neck injuries. Arizona's Anquan Boldin was absolutely smashed between two defenders while trying to catch a pass in the end zone late in the Jets / Cardinals game. Though he is reported to have movement in all extremities, there are questions about whether the hit by Jets defender Eric Smith was an illegal helmet-to-helmet hit. Thoughts?
  • Broncos WR Clifford Russell was also taken off on a stretcher after being hurt on special teams during kickoff coverage. A team spokesman reported that: "His condition seems to be resolving they are still doing some tests and we are hopeful that he will be coming back on the team plane with us. We are just not sure yet."
  • Favre's replacement in Green Bay, Aaron Rodgers, was knocked around in the game against the Bucs, and had to leave the game late in the 4th with a sore (possibly separated) shoulder. An MRI and other tests today will nail down how badly it's hurt, and the GB faithful are praying it isn't serious.

 



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Well for some reason, I totally missed picking teams for the past week.  I guess I was in a funk because  it was a NYG bye week.  I still watched the games, but with less enthusiasm. 

Jets - Because of Favre, I have now adopted them as my other fav team.... unless they play the Giants.  Everytime I see Favre do well, it makes me think it's one chalked up for the older generation.   

Cowboys - They are the arch-rivals of NYG's so I was glad to see them lose.  (My apologies to any Dallas fans);  ESPN has been grilliing T.O. over the flames - they are worred he is going to implode on his teammates.

On a side note, I could barely contain my tears when I watched that Tampa Bay kicker talk about his baby.  Honestly, I don't know how he managed to get himself composed enough to leave his home, let alone play football.  So very sad.

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