About as annoying a football day as you can have, but anyways....
Sunday NFL Wrap Up
Quick summary of the days games.
-The Bengals are now firmly in control of the AFC central division. The AFC Central has both the Ravens and the Steelers. Yes, you read that right.
-Dallas is the most puzzling team in the league.
-The Raiders should just not play this season, its almost painful to watch them struggle.
-Is Atlanta that good? Hard to tell, but the 49er's took a step down after getting blown out.
-Arizona pulled one out and now are a player again in the NFC west.
-What happened to Jacksonville?
-People are actually picking the Titans tonight against the Colts! That game will be over by the half.
-I told you the Saints would not lose today!
-How long until Terrell Owens blows his top in Buffalo? Counting down, 3-2-1....
I will close with my thoughts on the New England vs Denver game.
-I am always struck at how teams react when they beat the Patriots. It is like every one's Superbowl.
-I can sum up the major issue facing New England right now. Tom Brady is not the same player he was. I do not mean in 2007, obviously that year was a crazy offensive display, I mean before that. Brady is missing open receivers and not by small margins, he is missing wildly. The Patriots left at least 14 points on the sidelines as Brady wildly over threw a wide open Randy Moss (on a broken coverage) for a sure touchdown and threw a bullet pass into Wes Welker's ankle in the 4th quarter on the exact match up the Patriots wanted all day would have been a long TD score. Welker was wide open.
At this point, Tom Brady is a liability more than an asset. He is really struggling and instead of getting better he is yelling and complaining. It kills me to write this tonight, but it is true.
Can the Pats turn it around? I have no idea. The defense actually does not suck, but the offense will be hard pressed to score over 20 points this year (unless they play the Raiders). Really troubling to see the state of things. 8-8 is not out of the question for this team this year. Plenty to think about.
What about the Broncos? When Jay Cutler left and Denver got Kyle Orton, I thought the move was a huge mistake. I was wrong. Orton loves the Denver offense and he fits it better than Cutler would have. Their defense is pretty good as well. A solid win today, the Patriots issues notwithstanding.
Already looking ahead to next weeks New York Giants visit to the New Orleans Saints.
Have a good night.