It is if you’re a Raider player, coach or fan. Vegas is back in the black at 6-5 after outlasting the Cowboys in a game that produced 86 attempted passes and almost as many spiraling penalty flags.
The Raiders are back in the hunt in the AFC West.
And the Cowboys are out of the running for the top seed in the NFC.
Yeah, it was that significant.
Interesting new man-to-man coverage technique apparently being taught in the Dallas secondary. “Grab the dude by the jersey as he starts to blow by you and hope the official doesn’t see it.” Anthony Brown maybe needs to work on the “subtle” part. FOUR PI penalties. And it should have been six. He got away with two more.
I hear the Cowboys are now calling this coverage “Cover Five,” because you close five digits around the receiver’s collar or jersey tail.
With Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb unavailable, Dallas ran the ball a total of 20 times. What am I missing? Yeah, I know, the Cowboys were fighting from behind all day, but that’s just poor game planning. Especially since they were having frequent trouble protecting Dak.
Once again, Big D stands for Big Dumb. And that’s disturbing, because I really thought this season would be different.
One more thing. Had it not been for Tony Pollard’s astounding 100-yard kickoff return TD, that game would have turned into a blowout.
The faces of Bills fans are no longer the same color as their team’s blue jerseys. They can start breathing again, at least for a week. That was better, Buffalo.
It’s 6:19 a.m. on Friday morning and Matt Nagy’s office key still fits the lock.
Here’s my game plan for Friday. Get my work done. Get my workout done. Then watch college football until my retinas bleed. Last look at the Longhorns for almost nine months.
It’s the Friday after Thanksgiving. Salutes and respect to all high school football teams who are still playing The Great Game. Playing football after Thanksgiving was always a big goal for me as a player and coach. There were few things more beautiful.
My boys and I had a very nice time 50 years ago tonight. A good time was had by all. A week later? Not so much. (lol)