It's been an interesting NFL Sunday thus far, so I had the urge to get my two cents in on the day's events. First thing that comes to my mind, it's going right into this post...
-New York football is riding high, as both the Jets and Giants have improved to 3-0. The Giants had a walk in the park against the laughable Tampa Bay Bucs, but the Jets had to work extremely hard for their victory against the desperate Tennessee Titans. Rex Ryan's boys (and my favorite team) certainly earned the win, but Tennessee's wide receiver drops had a little something to do with it. Kerry Collins' statistics were very misleading today; he actually played well.
-My preseason predictions suggested a bit of a surprising season for the Washington Redskins in the NFC East, but the surprise is how BAD they are. Congrats to the Detroit Lions on breaking their seemingly endless losing streak against the 'Skins. Jim Zorn's crew had the opportunity to steal away the victory in the late fourth, but Detroit held its ground. Washington simply doesn't have the weapons on the offensive side of the ball. Clinton Portis played banged up but didn't provide much.
-The Houston Texans continued their enigmatic ways, falling to 1-2 and giving the Jaguars their first victory of the season. Maurice-Jones Drew showed up in a big way for you fantasy addicts out there. Houston was about to tie the game at 31, but Chris Brown (aka Chris Breezy) fumbled away a sure touchdown. Tough one for the Texans and their faithful.
-Brett Favre continued to amaze the rest of the public (I sit on the sidelines and shake my head at him) by adding to his legend with a last-second game-winning heave to Greg Lewis. Favre displayed incredible arm strength -- something he rarely did last season with my Jets -- firing the ball deep down the field under intense pressure. Lewis did an outstanding job maintaining his footwork and coming down with the backbreaking reception. If the Texans' fans had a rough day today, the 49er faithful suffered through the Apocalypse.
-The hated Patriots improved to 2-1 with a pretty convincing win over the Falcons, though Tom Brady didn't quite air it out like he used to -- again. Nonetheless, the Pats had this one under control. Fred Taylor broke out in a nice way for them. Randy Moss played through injury while Wes Welker sat another one out. Neither scenario seemed to effect the outcome much. Moss was solid, if unspectacular.
-The Eagles spanked Todd Haley's Chiefs, even without Donovan McNabb. Kevin Kolb continues to improve, and DeSean Jackson busted out for an excellent fantasy day. The Chiefs are a strange ballclub right now, and strange definitely isn't a good thing. Haley will need to showcase more confidence in Matt Cassel in order for his team to show any life in the coming weeks.
-Aaron Rodgers and the Packers' defense led them to a relatively easy win over the hapless Rams today, though St. Louis showed more life with Kyle Boller under center. Marc Bulger left the game due to injury, something many Rams' fans were sure to celebrate. Boller brought his big arm into the picture, and he made a few impressive plays. And yet, in the end the quarterback situation doesn't matter much for St. Louis...they're not doing any damage this season, plain and simple.
All right I'm done rambling for now, but I hope you enjoyed this if you took the time to read.
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