Week in review NFL week7
Written by Curt Popejoy on 10/25/2009
I am going to do my level best to give you all my thoughts on the games I watched, the highlights I've seen, and the stories I've read about this week in the NFL. Apologies to Philly and Washington as I do this before they play, but I can't imagine a whole lot of news coming out of this game.
The Indianapolis Colts - St Louis Rams game matched up probably the best and worst teams in the league and the results were exactly what you would expect. Note to good teams who gaff against bad teams. This is how you win.
It didnt take Mchael Crabtree long to acclimate himself to the offense, and make Vernon Davis' life easier. Alex Smith is more talented than Shaun Hill so I expect the San Francisco 49ers to rebound and play well from here on in. And are the Texans finally getting over the hump?
The PittsburghSteelers defense finally came and made some plays. I hate to see a game decided to any extent by officiating, and that was the case today, but the Steelers knocked off one of the remaining undefeated team and look to be one of the hottest teams in the league.
Adrian Peterson's hit in William Gay hurt me through the TV.
Same for Brandon Jacob's free ride he gave Gerald Hayes. Ouch.
With so many injuries in the Minnesota Vikings defensive secondary how does Ben Roethlisberger only throw for 175 yards, and how is Hines Ward held to one catch?
I heard the New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers played a game in London today. That's awesome. I'd like to apologize to the fans in England for having to watch Tampa play football.
The Kansas City Chiefs are so bad. I still think they will get their second and final win of the year against Cleveland later in the year, but they are dreadful.
The Buffalo Bills - Carolina Panthers game looked like a train wreck. How do you get outgained by 260 yards and still win? Ugly NFL football, that's how.
Congrats to the New York Jets on their win over the lowly Oakland Raiders. Mark Sanchez you are a dope. Yes, I know he came out and apologized. Yes, I know he said he did it because he hadn't been feeling well. You are a a dope because who the frick eats a hot dog when they are sick?
I can't believe the Cincinnati Bengals came out and walloped the Chicago Bears. How bad is that trade looking now for the Bears? Cutler is not a franchise QB, but the Bears defense was putrid. Looking over their roster the Bengals really are one of the most talented teams in the league. The Bears, well they are in the NFC so anything's possible.
Just when we are ready to bury the Dallas Cowboys and anoint the Atlanta Falcons, they throw us all off. Romo looks like a new man with his new man Miles Austin, and the Falcons defense showed the holes we all saw in preseason, but they'd masked some to this point.
The New Orleans Saints stay undefeated, but just barely. Sorry Saints fans, but winning a shootout against a two win team that plays the Single wing offense doesn't impress me. And this game was also horribly officiated. The end of the first half was a farce.
In the night matchup the Arizona Cardinals got a huge win over the struggling New York Giants. Can't put my finger on the problem with the Giants, but it seems that their back 4 is leaning so hard on pressure by the dline, that when they can't get it, the secondary doesn't know what to do. Another game, so many bad calls, I should just write a full rant on how bad NFL officiating is, this year.
All in all, it's just not a good NFL year. I know I will hear all about parity, but that's not what this is. This is bad football. There are 5 or 6 really good teams, 5 or 6 really bad ones, and about 20 really inconsistent ones. That's not fun football to watch. Thank God for college football.
Last Edited: 10/25/2009