Posted on: November 23, 2009 5:39 pm
Edited on: November 24, 2009 1:08 pm
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 .
Posted on: October 5, 2009 2:31 pm
We are going to do a little segment each Monday morning on our blog called the Monday Morning Quarterback...we are basically going to recap some of the more interesting stats and storylines from the prior days games. Are you ready? Okay...lets begin...
The Denver Broncos might just be for real. A lot of people, including myself, didn't expect the Broncos to win 4 games all year let alone be 4-0 after week 4. Their defense is stifling, they gave up double digit points for the first time this year this week against the Cowboys and it was only 10. They have only given up 2 touchdowns in 4 weeks. The Philadelphia Eagles made a huge mistake letting Brian Dawkins go...he isn't the only reason the defense is playing so well...but he is one of the reasons.
The Tennesse Titans might be this bad. Nobody saw this coming...after starting out last year 10-0 the Titans can't seem to figure out what sport they are playing. They got their asses handed to them by the Jaguars yesterday. They let David Garrard throw for over 300 yards, seriously, David Garrad? Kerry Collins looks like a deer caught in headlights every play. A lot of people predicted the Titans to make the playoffs this year...if they are lucky they might win 4 games.
The New York Jets have a spectacular defense. But they still have a rookie quarterback. Mark Sanchez looked like a rookie yesterday and the New Orleans Saints cruised to a 14 point victory without any help from their offense. The Saints have yet to trail this season...are you fucking kidding me? The Jets are definitely for real and depending on how quickly Mark Sanchez matures is how far this team will go.
Fuck Tom Brady. Seriously, this guy is the poster boy for the NFL and the refs treat him that way...it is utterly disgusting. There was at least one phantom roughing the passer call against the Ravens which might have cost them the game. Well...I guess I shouldn't go that far...Derrick Mason forgot how to catch a pass that hits him in the chest and that cost them the game but either way, Tom Brady, you are a pussy. The last time I checked, quarterbacks were still FOOTBALL PLAYERS, please let them get hit...that is the point of the fucking game.
Peyton Manning - you are good. He is putting up the best numbers of his career this early into a season. Seriously? His numbers are getting better? This guy can just flat out throw the ball. Well...at least during the regular season. The Colts look like a very solid team which will be tough to beat...however, they play in a joke of a division, Houston, Jacksonville and Tennessee are all mediocre at best. This should be a cake walk for the Colts. Can he win his second Superbowl?
Worst team in the NFL - St. Louis Rams. Holy Shit! How can you be this bad? I can't wait till they play Detroit on November 1st. That should be a barn burner. Looking at St. Louis's schedule, they could definitely go 0-16. My advice, move back to LA...or at least let USC don your uniforms and play one week for you...that is your best chance of winning.
How about Cleveland Brown's nose tackle Shaun Rogers. All this guy does is block field goals...he has 11 blocks in his career and he single handedly kept the Browns in this game with a blocked field goal and a blocked extra point at the end of regulation. Too bad their offense is so inept they couldn't even get into field goal range in 3 possesions in overtime to even try a kick. Cincinnati wins a game they shouldn't have, sort of makes up for the miraculous loss they had to the Broncos in Week 1. Back to the Browns, it looks like they have finally found a star receiver in Mohamed Massaquoi, this guy looks like the real deal. He caught 8 passes for 148 yards, half of which were spectacular.
JeMarcuss Russell - you need to quit. This guy is the worst quarterback in the league. His numbers are horrific. Yesterday he went 12 for 33 for 128 yards. On the season he is 43 for 108 for 506 yards with 1 TD and 4 picks. He has a passer rating of 42.4. I don't know much about what goes into a passer rating but I do know if you are below 50 after 4 games you should be automatically cut from the team. It is such a shame because Oakland has a decent amount of playmakers on offense but they will not go anywhere with this guy leading them. Bring Rich Gannon out of retirement.
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