Sunday, November 8, 2009

NFL 2009 Week 9 Recap

NFL 2009 Week 9 Recap
I hope everyone liked the cartoons form the Depression era.

Some serious football was played today with some surprises.

New England Patriots 27, Miami Dolphins 17
The Patriots played pretty good defense and overcame another offensive so so game to beat the Dolphins. Randy Moss was all over the rookie Miami corners. Joey porter finally had nothing to say. I would warn Matt Light that he is in serious danger of losing his starting spot as the backup S. Vollmer was amazing. The Patriots now firmly command the AFC east and travel to play the undefeated Colts next week. Advice for the Pats; you will need to score 30 plus points to win next week.

Cincinnati Bengals 17, Baltimore Ravens 7
A shocking result. The Bengals sweep the series vs. Baltimore and are in first place. The Bengals are for real and their young defense continues to impress. What has happened to Baltimore? Their defense has been middle of the road in recent weeks and their offense seems very out of sync. Their season is not over, but it is getting close. Next week brings the Bengals-Steelers rematch with the AFC North title on the line.
Extra: Ocho Cinco playfully tries to bribe the official during a replay review, hilarious.

New Orleans Saints 30, Carolina Panthers 20
Even with several major injury losses, the Saints defense was too much for the Panthers. Another slow start and turnover problems for the Saints, yet they win anyway. I would have preferred them to lose as they are showing some bad habits that are being masked by winning the games, but which will hurt them against top flight teams.

Indianapolis Colts 20, Houston Texans 17
Peyton Manning continues his evil ways by leading a late game winning touchdown drive. The look on the Texan bench after the go ahead score was very sad. The Texans just cannot beat the Colts. Indianapolis has some injury issues on defense, but the unit got the job done today. Next weeks monster game against the Patriots should be an exciting contest.

Other Games
-The Tennessee Titans win again as they seem to be putting the pieces back together.
-The Arizona Cardinals cannot lose on the road it seems.
-The New York Giants are a team in trouble after losing to the San Diego Chargers.
-Tampa Bay wins their first game of the year as the Packers are fading out.
-Atlanta rebounds beating the hapless Redskins.
-The Jaguars are quietly playing much better football.

The night game is a big one as the Dallas Cowboys travel to Philadelphia to play the Eagles. Economic Disconnects pick of the week: The Cowboys pull off the stunner and win in Philly.

Have a good night.


getyourselfconnected said...

10-6 at half and both Eagles and Dallas defenses dominating. I expect fireworks in the 2nd half.

Gawains, grinding teeth much?

GawainsGhost said...

I have to hand it to you, GYC. I have to tip my hat to you. You have much greater faith in these Dallas Cowboys than I do.

I've seen it before, the winning seasons, the division dominance, only to fade in December and collapse in January.

But I like what I'm seeing. Dallas coming together as a team, playing well in all three aspects of the game. If this continues when it matters, I'll join you on the bandwagon.

But what about your Saints? They're playing good football right now, despite adversity.

The game at New Orleans looms large for these Cowboys. I will wait until then, or until the Super Bowl, to pass judgement on Dallas.

This was an important win. A confidence-building win. But it doesn't prove the Cowboys can win in December, January or February.

That's what I want to see. And I'll have to see it to believe it.

12/13/2009, you and I will be enemies for a few short hours. Then respect each other after the game is decided. There is no other way.

I'm wondering what's going on with the Patriots? A Dallas or New Orleans vs. New England Super Bowl?

Now that will be a game.

getyourselfconnected said...

You are a tough sell!

Yes indeed I picked that one! Dallas is really putting it all together and their defense is looking big time.

I think whether New England can set their sites on a title run will be answered next Sunday night. The Colts are getting it done and that is a very big game.

The Saints are going to have to play better, they are winning but the mistakes are stacking up.

LDUTheCoach said...

Its insane that 6 of the 8 division this year are being led by teams who didnt win the division last season. Minnesota and Arizona are the lone two!!!

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