Posted by | Madison | in Weekly Recaps

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How many teams kicked field goals or punted on 4th and short this Sunday? It seemed like a big fat zero. I’m not saying that I’m all smart or anything, I’m just saying

Green Bay 37, Detroit 26: On Thanksgiving Day, Brett Favre could do no wrong, capturing yet another record, this time for the most consecutive completions in Packers history, as his team pretty much destroyed Jon Kitna’s chances to join the Psychic Friends’ Network. Actually, by losing to the Giants last week, the Lions pretty much ruined their hopes of a ten win season.

Jets 3, Dallas 34: Dreamboat Romo has a pedestrian day but with Marion Barber and the running game coming alive, the Cowboys are able to ground the Jets setting up next Thursday’s Game of the Century, Part Two with the Packers.

Indianapolis 31, Falcons 13: I totally missed this game not because I was too busy stuffing myself with turkey but because I don’t have the NFL Network. I read that Anthony Gonzalez had a big day. Craphonso had over 100 yards (in kickoff returns).

Redskins 13, Tampa Bay 19: More than anyone else today, Joe Gibbs was a 4th-down-going-for-it fool. In the 3rd quarter, I said to Alikat, “Normally, I’d say go for it but with the score as it is and the way this game is looking, Gibbs should kick the field goal.” As it turns out, had they kicked the FG, they could have tied the game late. Again, I ain’t saying I’m smart or nothin’, I’m just saying. By the way, did anyone see Joe Gibbs diss Chucky with the end of game handshake? I had no idea that Joe Gibbs had bigger boobs than me.

Oakland 20, KC 17: The AFC West just can’t get rid of the Raiders in the playoff race.

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Minnesota 41, New York 17: Speaking of can’t get rid of in the playoff race, the NFC North can’t get rid of the Vikings. Before any of you lederhosen wearing Vikings fans get too excited, may I remind you that your defense returned three interceptions for touchdowns and that you were playing the Giants who, led by Eli Manning, are on their annual downward spiral.

Seattle 24, St. Louis 19: So the Rams hang with the Seahawks all game, drive down to the 1-yard line as the clock ticks down and Gus Frerrotte muffs a snap killing their chances to take down the division leaders. God, the NFC west is a mess.

Buffalo 14, Jacksonville 36: The Jags deserve respect? Hell, this game was much closer than the final score suggests. What the hell was up with Jacksonville’s three visits inside the Bills 5-yard line only to come away with field goals? You get respect when you can enforce your will on the opposing team in the red zone.

Titans 6, Cincinnati 35: The Bengals, as the fans in Cincinnati imagined, finally showed up. Unfortunately, it was against a Titans team whose defense is totally different without Face Smasher Haynesworth. Uncle Rico puts together another decent game and the Titans lose. You know how Jeff Fisher can get the Titans back in the win column? Have Norm Chow scheme up one of those patented 10-25, 125 yard, 1 TD, 3 INT games for Young.

New Orleans 31, Carolina 6: This year could not have been scripted more perfectly for David Carr to put his career back together. Delhomme gets shelved early with a season ending injury thrusting the embattled Carr into the spotlight. Unfortunately, Carr gets hurt, is replaced with a 44-year old, and when he returns cannot get anything going in an important divisional game in the wide open NFC South. I guess looks can’t get you everything. Ho-hum.

Houston 17, Cleveland 27:
The JV Pats seem to be good for 27-37 points every game just like the Varsity Pats seem to be good for 37-47 points every game.

Baltimore 14, San Diego 32: It looks like LaDainian filled the teams’ Valtrex prescription. Can you imagine the riots in San Diego had the Chargers lost this game?

San Francisco 37, Arizona 31: Just as the Cards think they are the class of the NFC West, the 49ers say, “not so fast.” It looks like the Niners have the Cardinals’ number beating them in the season opener and then taking it to them today. With all the swings in the last 2 minutes and into overtime, what a great game. Give Ted Tollner a cookie or ten dozen for reviving the moribund Niners offense and Frank Gore.

Denver 34, Chicago 37: Todd Sauerbrun may have been picked as Keith Olbermann’s worst person in the NFL for Hester’s two TD returns and the blocked punt but you have to think that part of that has to fall on Mike Shanahan for not reminding his punter about Hester’s powers. The famous Shanahan hubris, maybe? Don’t fool yourself, the Broncos “special” teams lost this game.

reiddonovancry.jpgEagles 28, New England 31: I had my generic Pats win by 47 graf written and was ready to catch up on my Netflix queue after the Asante Samuel interception runback in the first quarter when it looked like another rout was on. As it turned out, for the next 55 minutes, I, a dyed in the wool Giants fan, joined Eagles nation. I thought that I was going to be in a bind - how would I praise the Eagles for beating the Patriots without betraying my blue blood?

Thankfully, the shitty ass Eagles lost the game, giving me an out.

And what a momentary lapse of reason for me. It just goes to show how much I can’t stand the Pats. Anyway, I am now back to my senses and drinking mouthfuls from the fountain of Eagles AND Patriots Haterade.

So, what the fuck, Eagles? Hard as it might be to believe, it was totally within your reach. What the hell was A.J. Feeley doing throwing deep into the end zone when all he had to do was keep on tossing those ins and running time off the clock?

Great, great tactics by Andy Reid and his coaching staff for the first 55 minutes of the game and then in one fell swoop, the clock hit midnight and they got in line for the short bus.

Whatevs. I should have known better than to believe in the Eagles. The big story is that the Pats are beatable and hopefully one of the last five teams on the Patriots’ schedule will study the hell out this game. The Steelers and Big Blue better get their people on this game tape, stat.

Here’s one big thing that the Eagles did to the Pats that I will not trust those scouts and assistants to delineate: the Eagles played Moss tight man-to-man with safety help over the top. I had been talking to Alikat all week about how teams need to put a man or two on Moss, run around with him and frustrate him.

Now, I ain’t saying I’m a football genius or nothing, I’m just saying…

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6 Comments

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Comment by Keis on 2014-11-20

I once read an article about sortps and psychology, and the thesis to the article was that of people who pull for winning teams tend to be less prone to depression and other psychological ailments or something to that effect. With this in mind, I’m concerned for any Redskins fan, and go Patriots! In all seriousness, I don’t expect much from the Redskins until they get that QB some more experience, or they sign an upper tier QB.I will point out that following the Redskins this season is probably going to cause one to miss the most compelling themes of the season. There are two right now that I’m following, the Can anybody beat New England theme? and the Can Brett Farve accomplish the ultimate goal while playing against men almost half his age? Since my unmentioned favorite team is all but mathematically already eliminated from playoff contention, these are the stories I find most compelling, and I would love to see them converge in a Super Bowl, but that seems like daydreaming at this point. Remember, there’s a story every season, but it’s not always the story you want to hear.PS- I hate the Redskins.

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Comment by Hedvika on 2015-02-19

Couldn’t that also mean they are comfortable with the o-linemen culrtnery in house and don’t see a clear upgrade on the FA market? I think a big reason for the lack of o-line additions is because the team feels good about Peters coming back, also maybe Chip thinks Dennis Kelly could be s solid RT? i know thats questionable but its a possibility.

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Comment by Corinne on 2015-04-05

No, not necessarily. I think the way I read Spadaro’s cmnmeots is that one way or another they want to fill the RT spot. So, either Winston’s contract demands comes down and matches the price the Eagles are willing to pay or they will draft one that can come in and start (so someone drafted in the first 3 rounds).

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Comment by life insurance quotes on 2015-04-22

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Comment by cheap car insurance on 2015-05-27

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