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Posted on: November 23, 2009 5:39 pm
Edited on: November 24, 2009 1:08 pm
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Five Interesting Things from Week 11 in the NFL

I have been trying to write a regular blog after the Sunday games and everyone does the Monday morning quarterback and it was so unoriginal.  So I have been thinking about this for a while and came up with the perfect formula, the five most interesting points from the previous days games.  I am sort of following the formula of our power rankings and limiting it to five.  More than five might lose your attention and less than five just doesn't seem like enough.  So, after my long winded explanation, here we go!

1.  For the first time since September 30th, 2007, Week 4 in the NFL, the Oakland Raiders, the Kansas City Chiefs and the Detroit Lions all won during the same week. 

2.  For the second consecutive year in the AFC west, the Denver Broncos have lost 4 games in a row and the Chargers have won at least 4 games in a row to take over 1st place in the division.  Last year the Chargers beat the Broncos in week 17 to take their first lead of the year, this year they accomplish the same feat in week 11. 

3.  The offense that was put up in yesterday's Lions vs Browns game was extraordinary considering what they had done up to this point in the season.  The two teams had combined for 22 touchdowns in their previous 9 games total, yesterday they combined for 11.  Combined, they average less than 30 points a game, yesterday they put up a whopping total of 75 points.  Looking at this game on paper no one would have imagined it would have been that entertaining, but it was, without a doubt, the game of the day.

4.  The Indianapolis Colts won their 19th consecutive regular season game.  That is now second all time to the New England Patriots who won 21 in a row a couples years back.  What do these two teams have in common?  Future Hall of Fame quarterbacks.  Just goes to show that although defense may win championships, great quarterbacks win games.

5.  A big deal was made before the season when Denver traded Jay Cutler to Chicago for Kyle Orton.  Everyone said this was a huge gain for Chicago.  Well stats and record don't lie.  Cutler has thrown for 2,524 yards, 15 TD, 18 INT with a passer rating of 74.5 and has led the Bears to a 4-6 record.  Kyle Orton has thrown for 2,202 yards, 11 TD, 5 INT with a passer rating of 87.8 and has led the Broncos to a record of 6-4.  Which one would you rather have?  In my opinion, neither!

So there you have it, our first installment of the five most interesting things from week 11 in the NFL.  Don't forget to check out our weekly NFL picks show at www.moleandmeares.com or www.youtube.com/meares78 .

Meares




Posted on: October 12, 2009 11:21 am
 

NFL Week 5 - Monday Morning Quarterback

Week 5 in the NFL comes to a close tonight after the New York Jets go into Miami.  Let's hope this game is more exciting then most of the games yesterday.  Okay, it is time to go over some interesting points from yesterday's action.

1. Denver is definitely for real!  Not many people gave the Broncos a chance to beat the New England Patriots but that is just what they did.  They played their hearts out and pulled out an amazing overtime victory.  Denver's defense is very good and Kyle Orton is finally figuring out how to run an offense.  He continues to just make solid throws and not turn the ball over and if Denver keeps running the ball like they did this team could be around come February.

2. Cincinnati is for real.  What a huge win for Cincinnati in Baltimore.  Who would have predicted that after 5 weeks the Bengals would stand alone in first place in the AFC North?  They have now beaten the Steelers and the Ravens in back to back games and if it wasn't for the fluke touchdown in the last seconds by Denver they would be undefeated.  Cedric Benson has revived his career and for the first time in 40 games, Baltimore allows a rusher to go over 100 yards.  Could we be heading for a Cincinnati vs Denver AFC Championship game?

3. There are a lot of really bad teams in the NFL.  What has happened this year?  There are at least 4 teams that are pathetically bad, Oakland, Kansas City, Tampa Bay and St. Louis.  3 of these teams aren't even competitive anymore.  At least Kansas City put up a decent effort this week but the rest of these teams lost by a combined 84 points.  Are you kidding me?  There are 4 teams that haven't won a game yet and it is tough to justify they will.  Then you have all the teams with just one win, Washington, Detroit, Buffalo, Cleveland and Carolina.  These teams aren't much better.  What is going on in the NFL this year?

4. Worst game of the year, maybe of the century, Cleveland beats Buffalo 6 to 3.  Wow, I feel sorry for anyone who actually watched this game.  Derek Anderson was the winning quarterback and he went 2 for 17 for 23 yards. FOR THE ENTIRE GAME.  Each team only got into the red zone twice.  FOR THE ENTIRE GAME.  Cleveland won with only 193 yards of total offense.  FOR THE ENTIRE GAME. 

5. There still remains 5 undefeated teams in the NFL, Minnesota, Denver, NY Giants, Indianapolis and New Orleans.  Next week might be the game of the year in the NFC, NY Giants vs the New Orleans Saints.  The Giants defense looks really good but they haven't played anyone this season that has had an offense.  The Saints will be coming off a bye and have yet to trail this year.  Should be a very good game.

That about does it for week 5.  Let's hope we have some better games next week as almost half of the week 5 games were blowouts and over by the second quarter.  Don't forget to visit us at http://www.moleandmeares.com to see our weekly NFL video and to submit your weekly picks for a chance to win a weekly prize.

Meares
Posted on: October 6, 2009 4:51 pm
 

Sunny Side Down

What a great week four in the NFL. A fan really couldn’t ask for much more entertainment, drama, and suspense. Week four saw the entertainment of the irresistible force of the Saints offense squaring off against the immovable object of the Jets defense, the drama of two underrated teams in the Broncos and the Cowboys in an epic battle of will and desire, and the suspense of the Patriots and Ravens fighting to the bitter end. Then to top off the week we saw Brett Favre facing his former team and teammates in a classic Monday night matchup in which Favre would attempt to make history by having defeated every team in the NFL.

What else could a fan ask for?..... I don’t know, maybe the entertainment of an ounce of offense from the Jets, the drama of the Cowboy’s secondary making a tackle, or the suspense of a goal line stand by the Patriots as opposed to an anticlimactic Raven’s drop on fourth down. We were however provided with an overrated spot in history for the retired/unretired Brett Favre. (Although you can’t knock his performance, I just don’t care that he’s beaten every team over the course of 63 years in the league)

Week four also saw the strong play of Washington and Pittsburgh who both improved their mark to 2-2. Washington entertained us with an impressive 16 to 13 victory over the winless Bucs while Pittsburgh dramatically clung to a 28-0 lead against San Diego pulling off the 38 to 28 victory. And in the game of the week, Cincinnati defeated Cleveland in the longest game of the year thus far. In a suspense filled overtime, both teams managed to hang around midfield until the final seconds when a pass was finally completed by Cincinnati, setting up the game untying field goal. We can only hope Week five will be bring us just as much entertainment, drama, and suspense as week four. And maybe some real history will be made.

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