What time to be a Jets fan, sike, they played the struggling Kansas City Chiefs yesterday, and it's safe to say the Chiefs are no longer struggling.The Chiefs won 24-3 in dominate fashion. The Jets defense didn't look bad yesterday whatsoever, they actually kept the Jets in a game that they had no business being in. The Chiefs looked like the team we expected them to be this year, a savage defense, and offense oriented around the run game. The Chiefs run game has struggled without Jamal Charles, the Jets did a good job of holding Spencer Ware to under 75 yards, but Alex Smith did a great job of completing his passes and moving the offense down the field. The Chiefs scored most of their points off of defensive scores, they returned a fumble for a touchdown, and Derrick Johnson had a 55 yard pick six to seal the deal. Ryan Fitzpatrick was the Jets downfall yesterday, he had six interceptions, four of which came in the fourth quarter when they were trying to mount a comeback. Two of his interceptions in the fourth quarter came inside the Red Zone as well, that's something that absolutely cannot happen if you want to ball games in this league, 8 turnovers is also something that cannot happen if you ever want to win games. The Jets need to pray it was just a bad game for Fitzy because if he can't bounce back from that it's going to be a long season. #JetDown
You know the statement "You don't know what you have until you've lost it"? Well that's how I felt today being unable to find the Eagles radio broadcast on my ride home from Penn State. Being forced to listen to the Steelers broadcast was awful because there is no equal to the radio play-by-play delivered by the velvet voice of Merrill Reese.
I love Merrill Reese. His unique voice and unmatchable style and descriptive abilities make listening to Eagles games almost as enjoyable as watching them. Since 1977, Reese has called the games for the Eagles and he has become as much as a staple as the inevitable fight in the nosebleeds during an NFC East battle at the Linc.
That's well over 600 football games called by this man. With Harry Kalas gone, we must cherish what we have for as long as we can.
Just for a little feel good juices following this glorious Eagles win, here's another game I had to listen to on the radio for the first half. Luckily I got to see the end ;). God bless Merrill Reese and God damn the New York Giants. Enjoy:
What the hell just happened? Big Ben and AB84 just came into Philly and got fucking WORKED!
I mean seriously, if you told me the Steelers were gonna come to Philly and lose 34-3, I wouldn't have known what to say to you because that would be a ridiculous statement. I was driving home from Penn State today (student-athlete grind) and I was forced to listen to the Steelers broadcast, and was blasphemously denied the broadcast of the one and only Merrill Reese. The Steelers broadcasters LITERALLY were calling for the Steelers to drop 50 on the Birds today.
Well HA! Not today!
IDK what else to say about this victory other than I am officially drinking the Wentz kool-aid, I'm on the Wentz Wagon, I'm a believer. IDK. I was gearing up for a 4 win season and we already have 3. Wentz appears to be the real deal, and that't not just coming from Philly idiots. That's coming from tons of analysts who all despise Philadelphia sports.
The Eagles won all three aspects of today's football game. I only got to watch the second half, but what I saw was pure beauty. Fletcher Cox bum rushing linemen into the backfield, Sproles having wide receiver-like numbers, Carson Wentz just slinging his dong all over the field to the tune of 23 for 31, 301 yards, 2 TD, and yet again: ZERO INTERCEPTIONS!!
For once, it's an exciting, optimistic time to be a fan of the Philadelphia Eagles. WATTBA. Rational analysis coming tomorrow.
The first loss of the season is always the hardest, especially when it comes against a team you know you should've beaten. The Giants did many things well today, the problem being they neutralized those good things by turning the ball over and having way too many penalties. I don't even want to hear the words "Washington won that game", because that is just not true. The Giants beat themselves, it's that simple, and it's very embarrassing. The Odell-Norman match up lived up to the hype, it was a very even battle, Odell had 7 catches for 121 yards, but Norman did keep him quiet for a lot of the game. They shook hands at mid field after the game showing they now have new found respect for one another. Boy did I miss Rashad Jennings today, Vereen was doing a great job of carrying his workload until he fumbled the ball deep in Washington territory putting an end to a scoring drive. The run game still managed to rush for over 100 yards and two touchdowns so I guess I can't be too frustrated with their efforts. Eli threw two crucial interceptions, one coming in the red zone, the other coming on the last drive of the game. The thing that really killed the Giants today was penalties and big plays. They allowed several big plays to Jamison Crowder who we made look like an elite playmaker and we allowed a 50+ yard touchdown to Desean Jackson who is notorious for killing us so no surprise there. The Giants secondary was quite depleted in the second half since Eli Apple and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie left with injuries. The penalties were the worst part, 11 penalties for 128 yards, that's absolutely disgusting and unacceptable. Ben McAdoo needs to get this team more disciplined, we had 3 unnecessary roughness penalties today that all were in huge spots that potentially cost us points. The unnecessary roughness penalty on the blocked punt from #33 was pointless and cost us great field position, if I'm McAdoo I make an example out of that idiot and cut him on Monday. Today's loss will not sit well with me whatsoever since we should've put the Redskins away in the first half. The Giants offense looked better for the most part today, but we need to cut out the turnovers before they keep costing us games. The defense didn't look too good against a shitty QB like Kurt Cousins, we were missing two of our better corners for a majority of the game so I'll let that slide this week. The Giants lost a heart breaker today 29-27 in game that really should've been 38- 29 Giants. Oh well can't dwell on the past, time to regroup, refocus, and get ready to kick the Vikings ass next week.
Rashad Jennings will not play in today's game against the Redskins, this is not good news for the Giants heading into a divisional game. Rashad Jennings has really come on since the end of last season, he actually has led the league in rushing since week 15 of last year. The Giants fortunately have a lot of depth at the running back position, Orleans Darkwa, Paul Perkins, and Shane Vereen should be able to carry the workload while Jennings is out today. The Giants are going to need a balanced rushing attack if they want to be successful in this game, if we can run the ball it'll open up play action, and Eli will be able to make it rain on the Redskins. Hopefully Jennings will only miss this one game and will be back next week, he's finally proving to be an above average running back in this league, so let's hope he can just stay on the field now.
What a crazy Saturday of college football, an abundance of high profile games were played, and a lot of upsets occurred. The top 25 will be shaken up for sure next week, several teams proved the were fakes as well as several teams proving that they are the real deal. Let's cut the chit chat ande get to the games...
18 LSU vs Auburn
This game began with 4 straight three and outs, this would set the tone for the rest of the game. I don't know whether it was lack of execution from the offense on both sides or the defenses were just playing that good. Leonard Fournette had a mediocre day to his standards, he only ran the ball 16 times for 101 yards. He didn't get quite the same workload that he did to begin the season, which in his case in a good thing because he just needs to make it draft day healthy, no need to be taking an extra 15 hits a game. Sean White, the quarterback of Auburn did a very good job, he completed 73% of his passes for 234 yards, but he couldn't quite manage to get his team into the endzone. The Auburn offense was consistent all game, they just couldn't finish their drives. Their kicker went 6/6 with a 51 yarder, his next longest was 31 yards though so I can't give him too much credit. LSU's lack of a passing game is really going to derail their season, matter of fact it already has, they have more talent on their roster than 99% of schools in the nation yet most years they fail to win ten games like they will do this year, LSU it's time to move on from Les Miles. LSU scored the only touchdown of the game very early, but they also lacked the ability to finish drives so they had to settle for field goals as well. On the final drive of the game LSU began on their own 25 with just under 3 minutes to play. They had one of their best drives of the games on this series, they went 13 plays for 60 yards. The thing is they were down by 5 points so they couldn't kick a field goal to win or tie the game, but like most of the game they just weren't able to score a touchdown, and they come up just short of winning with the ball inside the Auburn ten yard line when the clock struck zero. Auburn wins in a big upset 18-13 over LSU.
19 Florida vs 14 Tennessee
Florida got their first test of the season today and they failed miserably. Some might say this is also the Vols first challenge of the season, although the teams that played them did so very competitively. So going into this game I think the Vols had the close game edge over the Gators. The Gators looked unbelievable in the first half, Austin Appleby was cruising in his first start as the Gators quarterback. I do like this kid a lot, he's a gunslinger type who isn't afraid to throw the ball a bunch of times. The coaches seemed to trust him since they let him throw the ball 39 times in his first start. Florida had absolutely no running game from start to finish, and their defense looked savage in the first 32 minutes of this game forcing three turnovers. The Gators were up 21-3 at half and the Vols looked like they were about to lose once again at home to Florida which has become a very common thing. The Vols turned it around after halftime, well Joshua threw a pick early in the second half, but after that he was easily the MVP of this game. He brought his team back with the entire offense on his shoulders, he was responsible for 400 yards of offense and 5 touchdowns. Talk about having an all time game, the Tennessee Vols would go on to complete a wicked comeback and won 38-28 in a tale of two halves. Tennessee after weeks of being called overrated are now proving that they are a serious team.
12 Georgia vs 23 Ole Miss
The better team won today, Ole Miss plays a tough ass schedule, and they never end up getting the respect they deserve because their record isn't 10-11 wins. This is a team that can beat anyone in the country, but they also just can't maintain it throughout the course of an entire season because they play so many talented teams. Ole Miss absolutely man handled the Georgia Bulldogs today, Alabama left a sour taste in Ole Miss's mouth last week and they took it all out on Georgia today. Chad Kelly was awesome as usual putting up ridiculous numbers, meanwhile the defense is straight up just stopping the Bulldogs with ease. Georgia had 9 drives where they failed to go over 30 yards, not going to win many games doing that, matter a fact, not going to come close in many games playing like that. Ole Miss punches Georgia square in the jaw and wins 45-14. P.S. Ole Miss was up 45-0 and then put in their backups so Georgia couldn't do anything until Ole Miss took their foot of the gas pedal.
8 Michigan State vs 11 Wisconsin
This was supposed to be the best matchup of the week which I don't think it ended up being at all. Wisconsin is a very good football team, we saw that when they beat LSU, but the talent they have at the quarterback position isn't anything near special. Alex Hornibrook made his first start for the Badgers today, most Michigan St fans probably thought they were going to tee off on him today, well they were dead wrong. Hornibrook didn't do many special things, very boring approach, but he managed the game well by having good ball security. The Wisconsin defense is just very scary, like I mean one of the best in the nation scary. They forced four turnovers and completely shut down Michigan St offense by not allowing a single touchdown. That's what I call a shutdown defense. TJ Watt, JJ Watt's little brother, had 2.5 sacks as he proves that it just runs in the family. Michigan st defensively I can't really blame them, the offense would throw them into a horrible situation drive after drive, and they only allowed one scoring drive that was over 30 yards. Wisconsin proves they are real with this defense, they win 30-6 as Michigan St heads back to the drawing board.
At this point I just feel bad for the Cleveland Browns. This franchise has the worst luck I have ever seen in major league sports it is crazy. They were going to be ass before their entire roster got injured, but now they are actually blessed if they win more then one game this year. With their first round pick Corey Coleman has a broken hand, their best options of offense are Terrelle Pryor and Isaiah Crowell which shows a lot about their roster. It also doesn't help the two mediocre quarterbacks they had cant stay on the field, so now its a group of players that probably doesn't have more then a full season full of starts combined leading the offense. Cleveland is lucky that Lebron is staying around because their football team is no where even close to being relevant. Its going to be a long season for these guys so get used to some long Sundays.
"Los Angeles Rams quarterback Case Keenum said he was "seeing ghosts" last week.Now apparently so is Todd Gurley."It's crazy," the Rams' star running back said after Friday's practice. "I'm like, 'Man, that's 12 people on the field!'"Gurley was referring to the amount of players opposing defenses are stacking in the box to prevent him from running the ball effectively. The second-year pro has amassed only 98 yards on 36 carries through the first two weeks and is averaging 0.89 yards before first contact, a clear indication that opposing defenses are penetrating the line of scrimmage to suffocate Gurley every time he touches the ball."Sometimes that's a good thing," Gurley said, "because if you get past the first level, then you're going. But you have to get past the first level first." - Via ESPN's Alden Gonzalez
I read this today and I wanted to drop dead. The last thing you want to read as a fantasy owner is that your first round pick is seeing twelve men of the field. Gurley needs to get his act together, like THIS week, he's been quite simply, awful. Like Gurley said the other team is going to stack the box, did that stop Adrian Peterson from becoming the running king, no. I don't want excuses or stupid analogies Gurley, I need results, my team is doing awful, and you're at fault for that. Jeff Fisher continues to prove how incompetent he is, can't find a way to get his running back in open space, and oh yeah, he's so clueless that he thinks Case Keenum is actually a viable option at quarterback. If the Rams had any sort of passing threat that would give Gurley all the extra space he needs to become the superstar running back we all know he can be. The Rams haven't even scored a touchdown this year, that's just pathetic, and it's not even like they don't have playmakers on offense because they do with Tavon Austin and Todd Gurley. No quarterback, no success, that's the sad reality of this Rams team, also Jeff Fisher has no idea what he's doing with the offense so that doesn't help either. Honestly, I don't give two shits how the Rams do, I watched that one Monday night game, and I hope I never have to watch one of their games for the rest of the year. I do care that Todd Gurley starts rushing for 100 yards and some Touchdowns, so let's get our shit together LA, Todd Gurley needs to save the stupid fantasy owners that drafted him way too early.
I would feel really bad for the Patriots if Bill Belichick was not their head coach. This guy could honestly have any average Joe at quarterback and he would still be able to win the game by double digits. There is no doubt at all he is one of the greatest coaches of all time and i think these past few games have solidified that. His third string quarterback Jacoby Brissett got injured in his first appearance, and now faces thumb surgery but reportedly "is not deemed to be a serious one,".There is a chance that Toms favorite Jimmy G could return from shoulder injury and make the start but I doubt they are worrying much at all. They are already 3-0 on the season, and with Toms return next week you now hes coming to fuck shit up. One divisional game against a shitty team is not going to will not be too much for Bill and the squad to handle at all. Frankly, I would not be surprised if it was another blowout at all after the beating they gave the Texans last night. I am excited to see the schemes that Belichick devises and Sunday cannot come quick enough.
..Early this morning, third year tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins was arrested for driving under the influence. I feel like within the past few years getting in trouble with the authorities has become a common trend for national football league players. According to Tampa Bay Times writers Greg Auman and Rick Stroud, the young gun was taken in by Florida Highway Patrol and was not released until a few hours ago. This is not his first run in with drinking and driving. While attending college at the University of Washington in 2014 he received a DUI and was sentenced to almost a full year in jail. Somehow out of the 364 he was given the guy only had to spend one full night in jail. I am not sure if that is because he was pro football bound, but most of the time that would never happen in a regular DUI situation. As a second time offender this could be grave news for a guy who is a vital part of a young offense. He may have missed 16 games because of injury but in his time he has put up pretty good numbers for a tight end with 42 catches for 559 yards and six touchdowns. For those of you who own this guy in fantasy football i would be weary, if I am Dirk Koetter (Bucs head coach) I am disciplining this man until he at least gets court done with. You hate to see these young talents taint their careers like this, but sadly that is just a part of how the world works.