A game in which Ryan Fitzpatrick wasn't even supposed to play, he became the hero. Jets started Geno Smith at quarterback after Fitzpatrick had an abysmal start to the season, well Smith would only last about 25 minutes into the game before getting injured. Fitzpatrick stepped in an immediately lead the Jets on a 7 play 85 yard touchdown drive right before the half. The Jets would be down 16-14 going into halftime after the Fitzpatrick touchdown drive. The second half was not pretty for the Jets offense, they only had one drive go for more than 5 plays and they didn't have a single drive over 50 yards in the second half. The Jets defense finally showed up today, they're the real heroes of this game, but Fitzpatrick coming directly in off the bench, and leading the Jets to a touchdown was one of the biggest moments of the game, so I had to give him the hero of the game label. Matt Forte got plenty of touches, he didn't do anything crazy averaging just 3.3 yards per carry, but his heavy workload was the majority of the Jets offense today. I don't know if this was necessarily a good performance by the Jets or the Ravens just showing that they're not a very good football team. Either way Fitzpatrick may have just saved his job after just sitting out a little less than 2 quarters of football, hopefully the message was received on his part that he needs to play much better, which for the most part he did today. Fitzpatrick didn't have the costly turnovers today, which were a huge killer for the Jets over that stretch of bad losses, he only threw the ball 14 times so the sample size was small, but he did a good job today of filling his role, and letting the real playmakers on the Jets handle the rest. The Jets schedule has a lot of winnable games still on the schedule so I wouldn't give up just yet Jets fans. You have two automatically losses to the Patriots that'll bring you to 7 losses, other than that though they have a realistic shot at winning all their games. I don't know if 9-7 will get you an AFC wildcard spot, it'll certainly save the job of Todd Bowles though.
Jay Ajayi became just the 4th player in NFL history to rush for 200+ yards in consecutive games. Ajayi joins the likes of OJ Simpson (1973 & 76), Earl Campbell (1980), and former-Dolphin Ricky Williams (2002). Jay Ajayi rolled over the Steelers last week in the Dolphin's upset over Pittsburgh, totally 204 rushing yards last week, and continued his dominance this week, racking up 214 rushing yards over the Bills.
Jay Ajayi, a 2015 5th-round pick, has showed his potential this season, after playing very little in the first 5 weeks, but making the most of every touch he got early on. Now, after taking over the starting role these past two weeks, he has starting running wild all over opposing defenses. The Dolphins passing attack has struggled, with Tannehill finishing with less passing yards than Ajayi had rushing yards today, something you don't see too often. Ajayi has seemingly taken over Arian Foster's starting spot for Miami, and will look to continue to try and carry the now 3-4 Dolphins, as they will hope to fight for a wild card spot in a few months.
Sam Bradford, A.K.A Sammy Sleeves, and the undefeated Vikings came into Philly to play the 3-2 Eagles and fell on the short end of a super weird football game. The game started with 5 turnovers between the two teams with Wentz and Bradford both throwing picks followed by a couple of fumbles by both teams. They ended the first half with a score of 11-3, the first time that's ever happened in NFL history.
It was ugly, it was strange, but the Eagles came out on top so god damn was it glorious.
Big V held up at right tackle after a shaky start and overall the offensive line held their own against one of the best defenses in the league. To the surprise of no one, Ryan Matthews fumbled at the end of the game, you know, just because he's consistent. Wentz seemed a little erratic at times, making a few bad throws on big plays and just dropping the football in the backfield a few times. He messed up a handoff to Sproles and then dropped three snaps. Some of them looked like poor snaps but one looked like he just wasn't looking. Luckily, the Ginger Prince has a good noggin on his shoulders and had the presence of mind to run for first a first down on 4th & 2, and then was able to scoop the ball and throw it to Sproles for a gain on the second drop.
Dorial Green-Beckham showed us he is actually on the roster when he grabbed his first TD of the year on a big goal line play. I'm really hoping we can get this man going because he is an absolute freak. Young Calvin? Let's mold him into Optimus Prime so he can battle Megatron (IDK if those are correct Transformer references).
The defense was stellar today. They abused the depleted Minnesota line and racked up 20 hits on Bradford. I can't believe that man didn't break or tear something today, although he did force Mike Zimmer to call a timeout late in the fourth quarter when he got up limping after a sack, because he, like Ryan Matthews, loves consistency. Wish they could've held up at the end of the game and not allow that late touchdown because I started them in fantasy and needed the points. But allowing 10 points will usually result in a win so thank you Malcolm Jenkins and co.
Special teams came to play as Josh Huff scored the first TD of the game on a kick return where the blocks parted the kicking team like the Red Sea (shout out my fantasy team).
So there was the rough start and a few Wentz mistakes, but a win is a win and the Eagles sit at 2nd place in the NFC East at 4-2. Go Birds.
The footgod Rex Ryan has made a bold move and will start LeSean McCoy today against the Dolphins. Rex Ryan would be the guy to not care about his players' health. LeSean barely practiced all week and was questionable until early this morning. Seeing how he is on my fantasy team I hope he can kill it but I will be heated if he worsens the injury. The coaching staff must be pretty confident in that hammy holding up because this could have a huge impact on their season if something bad happens.
Giants grinded one out today across the Atlantic against a Rams team that has played most of their competition very tough this season. I had to wake up 9:30 to watch this game and boy do I wish I just kept on sleeping because this game was one of the most boring football games I've seen in quite sometime. Giants offense continued to struggle, we saw glimmers of hope last week against the Ravens in the second half, but we were unable to build off that today. This game saw 15 punts, I know they like kicking their balls in Europe, but I don't think they came to our NFL game to watch the punters get a ton of action. At one point there was 9 possesions that ended with punts in a row, good thing our defense came to play because the Rams defense was having no problem shutting us down. Our $100 million defense won us this game, they had 4 interceptions, and scored 7 points for us. They shut down the Rams offense, I know that isn't saying much, but our pass rush was actually present today, and we were able to get turnovers because of it. Landon Collins continues to improve week after week, he was laying the wood on all the Rams receivers early in this game, he'd sit 5 yards back, and prey on the receivers like he was a hawk going after a field mouse. This led to him being in the right place at the right time today like great players typically are, on two separate occasions a ball was deflected into the air, and Collins was able to pick them both off. The first one he picked off he caught and he looked like he would get 5 to 10 yards on the return since he was surrounded by Ram players. Boy this must've been Chris Berman's dream because the sound effects needed for this return would've been nonstop, I'm pretty sure Landon Collins juked out 4 guys, ran past 3, and ran through another 3 on his way to getting a touchdown. That pick six would tie the game up at 10 a piece, that would be the majority of the scoring in this game as the second half was a real shit show. Landon Collins picked up his second interception of the game in the fourth quarter, he wouldn't bring this one to the crib, but it would lead to a score by the Giants offense. All touchdowns in this game were scored off turnovers, even the Rams early touchdown came after they recovered a Giants fumble, just goes to show you why protecting the Duke is so important. Odell had a quiet day, no antics to bring attention to him which I like to see, but he did come up with a huge grab on the Giants game winning scoring drive. He went up in between two defenders and came down with the ball like a true superstar receiver does. Case Keenum would end up throwing three interceptions on the last three possessions of the game as the Giants went on to pick up there 4th win of the season bringing us to 4-3 on the season. I don't care how ugly the wins are, they look real pretty on paper, so just keep em coming G-Men! #BleedBlue
10 Wisconsin vs Iowa:
Iowa was supposed to be a college football playoff contender this year, unfortunately for them North Dakota State put an early end to that hope when they beat them week 3. Iowa has since then proven just why they got beat by an division 1-A team, they've looked like a mere shell of themselves. Now, I didn't think they were that good of a team to begin with, but they had what looked like an easy schedule coming into the season, so winning 10 games seemed very achievable for them. Wisconsin was the opposite coming into the season, the expectation weren't high whatsoever, and I don't think anyone saw them becoming this great of a team. This defense they have is easily one of the best in college football, if they can get that quarterback position right in the near future this team can be a real threat in the BIG 10. Wisconsin dominated this game, the score was within one possession, but the game itself was never in question. The Iowa offense couldn't do anything against the Wisconsin defense, Iowa only had 236 total yards of offense compared to Wisconsin's 423. Wisconsin also dominated time of possession in this game controlling the ball for about 38 minutes. Good win by Wisconsin as they continue to prove to everyone that they're the real deal.
6 Texas A&M vs 1 Alabama:
Another matchup in which Alabama was supposed to be tested, but instead Alabama just got a chance to prove how dominant they are once again. Texas A&M was flying high after a huge win against Tennessee in double overtime last week and that same fire would carry over into the first half of this game. A&M went into halftime feeling good about themselves, they were down by 6, and had been able to hang with Bama. A quick score to start the second half gave the Aggies a 14-13 lead over Bama, it looked like Bama might've finally met a team that can give them a run for their money. Alabama would score to take the lead back and they wouldn't look back, burying the Aggies showing just why they are the most elite team in college football. The Crimson Tide would go on to win 33-14 as the Aggies suffer their first loss of the season.
16 Oklahoma vs Texas Tech:
Oklahoma has showed us time and time again this season that they have absolutely no defense, but that it doesn't seem to matter half the time because their offense can outscore the opponent most of the time. That was the case last night during this game, Texas Tech threw the football 88 times, yes that isn't a typo they threw the ball 88 times. I know it's ridiculous, that's why I hate college football because you'll almost never get a game where both teams can play all three phases of the game well. Oklahoma basically had the lead throughout the entire game except for like two minutes in the second quarter, but most of the time it was Oklahoma extending their lead, and Texas Tech following that up with a score to make it a one possession game again. Both teams had 854 yards of total offense, absolutely crazy, 1,708 yards of total offense in this game, I think my math is right. Baker Mayfield threw for 545 yards on 36 attempts, and he had 7 passing touchdowns to set a school record. His counterpart Patrick Mahomes, threw for a whooping 734 yards on 88 pass attempts, clearly showing that Mayfield is the better quarterback doing basically as much in a third of the attempts. Oklahoma would go on to win 66-59 in a game where no defense was played.
23 Ole Miss vs 25 LSU:
LSU is now 3-0 under interim Head Coach Orgeron, I don't know what he is preaching to those boys in the locker room, but it's certainly working. They've been dominating the line of scrimmage, being able to rush for 300 yards per game over the course of his 3 games as head coach. Ole Miss on the other hand has now suffered their 3 loss in just 5 weeks, a season with high expectations results in a typical Ole Miss season. Leonard Fournette, who made his first start under Coach Orgeron because of injury, went absolutely berserk. I mean this guy is actually a battling ram running down the field, he makes the wimpy defensive backs look like children as he lowers his shoulder into them and drives them straight through the ground. All I know is whatever NFL team gets blessed with this savage has a grown ass man who is the most complete back I've seen since Ladainian Tomlinson. Fournette finished the game with 16 carries for 284 yards, and 3 touchdowns. Absolute beast mode on the way to beating Ole Miss 38-21. LSU will get a real test when they play Alabama in two weeks, could they be the team to bring down Goliath or will they just become another victim on the Bama hit list.
2 Ohio State vs Penn State:
Unfortunately, the Buckeyes got upset by the Penn State Pedophiles last night. Yes, I'm just sour so I'm stirring up trouble bringing up Penn State's past, but honestly I'm not wasting my time going through this game. Buckeyes played like shit and laid a complete egg, it happens, especially with a very young team on the road. I could sit here and make all kinds of excuses for my Buckeyes losing, but I won't because this loss won't define our season. When we kick Michigan's ass in a few week's no one will remember us losing to Penn State and we'll be right back into the college football playoff conversation, so ultimately this loss means nothing. Obviously I'm upset that we will no longer go unbeaten and face Michigan as an unbeaten, but it'll be that much sweeter kicking Michigan's ass since all their fans are talking mad shit. Enjoy your fun now Harbaugh because Urban Meyers is mad and he's going to be talking out on the Maize and Blue.
Josh Brown the newest scum of the NFL has been placed on the "Commissioners Exempt List" and will most likely never play football again. All I have to say is good riddance I could not be more ashamed he is even still on my roster. I was so upset this morning knowing Mara and Ben Macadoo were "supporting" this guy and now all of a sudden he is out of a job for the rest of his life. Now that the Giants have Robbie Gould we do not need his abusing ass. I despise domestic abuse and there is no need to have a person who partakes in it on the roster. He has one job and that is to kick the ball, easily the most replaceable man on the roster. He has the right to exempt his addition to the exempt list, but I doubt he even bothers because he is 100% guilty. It is now time to move past this scumbag since he is not remotely worth anyone's time. The Giants take on the Rams this weekend in London and this is a must win. I expect the offense to destroy an exploitable secondary and for both Odell and Eli to rack in the fantasy points. Time to get back to business boys, we go to war tomorrow. #GiantsPride
Another Thursday night football game that is just a total shit storm. Two teams struggling mightily at different levels, the Bears just flat out stink, and the Packers are failing to meet fans expectations. The Bears season kept going down hill tonight as QB Brian Hoyer went down early in this game, he would leave with what was eventually ruled a broken arm. Don't see that very often, but it's the Bears so it doesn't come as as surprise with the misfortune they've had in the injury department this season. Hoyer had been great in his previous two starts, looking like he may have actually done a pretty good job running the offense for the rest of the season. That left the Bears with Matt Barkley, the former USC stud, to run the offense for the rest of the night and who knows how much longer since the Bears have literally no other options left at QB. Too bad Barkley's stud days are a thing of the past because he showed exactly why he's a third string quarterback tonight with the awful display he put on for us. The Packers had a major injury of their own with Eddie Lacy out, Rodgers didn't seem to mind as he got to throw the ball 50+ times. This game was just ugly in the first half, the kind of performance where your just like wow these are just two bad football teams. The Packers would eventually pull away in the second half, Rodgers still didn't look like his usual self, but the lack of a Bears defense allowed Rodgers to put up the kind of numbers we've come accustom to seeing from him. Packers didn't have much of a run game tonight due to the lack of a running back, their leading rusher was Ty Montgomery who is a wide receiver, he had 9 carries for 60 yards. Packers defense which has been the best part of the team all season, which is saying something because they aren't that special of a group, took advantage of a weak Bears offense tonight. They allowed just 189 yards of total offense, they also kept the Bears offense off the field only allowing them 20 minutes of possession, and they forced two turnovers. Bears were absolutely demolished tonight to say the least, but that doesn't let the Packers off the hook by any means. The Bears are the worst team in football, yes they're worse than the Browns now without Hoyer, so anything the Packers did tonight means absolutely nothing, and Aaron Rodgers wasn't even all that impressive anyways. A lot of skepticism will still surround the Packers and Aaron Rodgers after this game, with this lack of a run game things will not get any easier for the Packers, they now have a long week to prepare for the next game so that's a plus. Packers win 26 -10, heading into next weeks game with a bunch of question marks still surrounding this team, but mostly Aaron Rodgers.
Before tonights snooze of a football game started, the Packers camp got some discouraging news that running back Eddie Lacy will require surgery on his ankle. Lacy suffered this injury last Sunday against the Cowboys and what was once thought as just a badly sprained ankle is apparently much worse. He has already been placed on injured reserve by the Pack, and even if he were to return this season it would be around week 15 right when playoffs are around the corner. This is a big blow for a team who has been dealing with their fair share of injuries. With both Lacy and Starks down at the moment, the front office made a trade with Kansas City for Knile Davis to make a majority of carries in the meantime. If i was a cheesehead, i would be quite worried about how this season is unfolding. Not only is Rodgers not playing up to his elite self, but the entire team just has been playing a level lower then their actual potential and it is clearly showing. When you can barely keep a lead on a horrendous Bears team who has Matt Barkley playing quarterback you know alarms should be going off in the front office. Although he has not been playing spectacular, Lacy is still a big loss to a pretty stagnant offense. As this game goes to half we will see if the Packers can shift gears and finally play the way they are supposed to. For the fans sake, I really hope this game gets more exciting or else most people will turn on playoff baseball.
Buffalo Bills star running back Lesean "Shady" McCoy will miss Sundays game against the Dolphins. As an owner of Shady in my current 6-0 fantasy team, it is devastating to hear he will miss this week of action. He has had a nagging hamstring injury and coach foot lover is keeping him on the sideline as a more precautionary move so it can mend. It is even possible that he could miss the games leading up to their bye week which is week 10. Personally if I am the Bills, i cannot blame them for keeping their franchise cornerstone out for a bit in order to make sure he can perform later in the season during the playoff push. After starting off the season slow, the Bills have won three in a row and hope to continue their dominance this week. It will be hard without Lesean who has recorded 587 yard and six touchdowns while averaging 5.6 yards per carry but I think Tyrod and the defense can handle a very poor Miami team. A speedy recovery to one of my best fantasy players, I need you a whole lot more then you need me.