It was one of those, “There is no accounting for or explaining ANY of this stuff!” Sundays in the NFL.
I loved it.
Even the parts that weren’t so lovable. Like the Cowboys getting spanked at home by a Bronco team that had looked pretty pedestrian through its first eight games. At least for now, I’m gonna write that off to “one of those days.”
Yes, that was me on the Chris Duel Show Friday morning saying the Broncos had “no chance.” It appears T. Bridgewater was not listening to me.
And I should have seen the Raiders’ loss to the Giants coming. A Western team flying all the way to the East Coast for an early game? That almost never works out well for the visitors.
Although the Chargers survived in Philly.
But I’m not gonna dog myself a lot about the Buffalo losing at Jacksonville. What? It will be hard for the Bills to wash out that stink.
And look who is now right on the Bills’ tail in the AFC East. Yep. THOSE guys.
It did not surprise me that the Vikings took the Ravens to OT. Minnesota actually has one of the better rosters in the NFL. But neither did it surprise me that the Vikes couldn’t finish. They seemingly never do. Zim may be getting close to the end in Minneapolis.
Addition by subtraction in Cleveland? The Browns, now freed from the ball-and-chain that is OBJ, played fast and focused in vaporizing the Bengals. Baker looked sharp.
CBS Analyst Tony Romo looked and sounded like a jackass by embarrassing his director and producer on-air. Not cool. And the guys in the truck will not forget that. I like Romo. Genuinely. And he is a tremendous analyst. But don’t tell your television broadcast superiors (and they ARE your superiors) how to do their jobs, Tony. I hope Romo bought a lot of beers after that pompousness.
No Kyler, No D.-Hop. No problem for the Cardinals. That was pretty cool, Colt.
And the Titans, on the road and without King Henry, made the Rams look sheepish. And what was up with Stafford? Did he think he was Jordan Love?
Which brings us to…that. Yeah, I know that was the kid’s first NFL start. Yeah, I know the pressure was crushing. Yeah, I know Rodgers didn’t do the Packers any favors last week. Yeah, I know Arrowhead is a zoo. And, yeah, I know Love found a little bit of rhythm late in the game, and even threw his first career TD pass. I also know that Chiefs D.C. Steve Spagnuolo would have sent 16 guys at The Young Man if he could have gotten away with it.
But I also know what I saw. Love is NOT the Packers’ future. I saw some things I don’t think can fixed.
I’m sure glad you thought all this through, Rodgers. I mean, imagine how bad all this might be if you weren’t such an advanced “critical thinker” and didn’t do your own research.