As it seems many readers are into football as much as I am, a quick wrap up of the games and a new comments section. "Ben-Hur" was on last night on the classic movie channel and I forgot how much I love that film!
The New England Patriots really got back to their roots (not 2007 roots!) and looked much better this week. The defense was actually pretty solid and finally, FINALLY they ran Fred Taylor who is the key in my mind for this team. Tom Brady is nowhere near back to form, and the Pats must give him time to grow into the game again. Big win over and NFC top tier team. Next up, the Baltimore Ravens who looked scary today. 2-2 is not bad though after 4 games, right?
I really cannot believe the Saints won in Buffalo. It is not that I think the Bills are better, but as a LONG time Saints fan these types of games they almost always lose. If the Saints running game is for real (it has been for 3 games) they are my favorites for the NFC.
We all had a bit of fun when I offered the question whether the Bengals could shock the Steelers. I had a funny feeling about that game, but really did not think it would happen. It happened. The hardest thing in my mind about being the champs is every team you play will play like it is the Superbowl to them. That is why repeating title runs is rare. I have to check the schedule, but the Ravens-Steelers games now take on way more importance after Pittsburgh's 2nd loss.
Miami has now had 2 games where they dominate time of possession (1st half anyway) but fail to really accomplish anything with the ball other than move it. Their defense also seems to have lost a step. With a brutal schedule ahead, I think the Dolphins are facing a real challenge.
Hello, Denver 3-0? I am a bit surprised here. While Josh McDaniels is an offensive genius, the Broncos seem to be defending pretty well, which was their issue last year. Whenever they play San Diego is a huge game.
The Titans lost to the Jets due to a span of 30 seconds. A silly touchdown call on a Mark Sanchez run into the end zone led to a fumbled kickoff as well. The Titans are in a bad spot.
I really cannot believe the Vikings and Brett Favre pulled off that win. Wild. This loss aside, the 49ers are for real this year. They should tell Michael Crabtree to enjoy the draft for the 2nd time next year! Next week, Green Bay vs Minnesota in the ultimate grudge match!
Hats off to the Detroit Lions who won for the first time since 2007 today. Great job guys!
Tonight the Colts and the Cardinals could be an explosive display of offense. Worth a look!
That is about it. I said this year would be the most competitive ever and nothing I have seen so far would change my mind. It is wide open for anyone. Lot's of fun.
Have a good night.