I’m all in for MNF tonight. Eagles at Cowboys. Dallas showed me something last week in beating the Chargers. And you know who deserves my props? Eagles QB Jalen Hurts. While I loved him in college—both colleges–I never thought he would make an NFL roster as a QB, let alone become a starter. Why? Because he couldn’t throw the ball like an NFL quarterback, and if you can’t do that, nothing else matters. Nobody suddenly “becomes” a good passer. To a large extent, you can either do it or you can’t. But, dang, Hurts has made himself into a legit thrower. I respect that. This will be fun tonight.
Who’s a good boy?
Give a bone to the Cards, Broncos, Raiders, Panthers and Rams, who are the NFL’s big woofin’ dogs at 3-0.
Still looking for a biscuit are the winless Jets, Jags, Colts, Giants and Lions.
Five unbeaten teams, five winless ones.
Pleasant surprises would include Denver, Las Vegas and Carolina. But Indy is 0-3? I didn’t see that coming. Looks like the Colts’ season may have already come and Wentz.
The Jolly Roger has got it goin’ on. The season is off to a spectacular start, and the banquet table is already set for next week. How’s this?
Panthers at Cowboys
Browns at Vikings
Cardinals at Rams
Seahawks at 49ers
Ravens at Broncos
Raiders at Chargers
And…Brady goes back to Foxborough.
It’s good to be the Jolly Roger
Here’s what can happen when you attempt a 68-yard field goal. Your miss gets returned 109 yards for a TD. (Bad ideer, Cardinals.)
But 66-yarders that doink through the uprights to win the game as time expires are cool. It helps when the kicker is Justin Tucker. Now “NFL record holder Justin Tucker.”
There’s a thing I call “The Look.” Through three weeks, the Rams have The Look. Sean McVay finally has the Big Arm he wants in Matthew Stafford. DeSean Jackson looks like he’s 23. And that pass rush? Yep, they got The Look.
Looking around wondering what the hell is going on are the Chiefs. I don’t think it’s gonna happen this year. That defense is bad. I didn’t say “ordinary.” I said bad.
Hoping Andy is ok.
Aaron Rodgers told us to relax. Aaron Rodgers was right. Again. But I felt badly for Jimmy G.