I don’t see a weakness on the 49ers. Do you? Not only is their personnel excellent on both sides of the ball, but their systems and styles are at once brutal and sophisticated. They look locked and loaded.
The NFC playoffs will be fascinating. Philly has hit a little speed bump, but the Eagles will be fine. To say that the Cowboys’ rout of the Vikings was impressive would be an understatement. Still, it would be foolish to write off Minnesota. Tampa Bay still has time to right the boat. Seattle will fight you like rabid badgers. And, with Chase Young returning, Washington will “command” your attention from here on out. Sunday’s upcoming matchup with the Falcons will be highly entertaining.
Notice I did not mention the Giants. They have overachieved, and they are to be genuinely commended. But while they may get in, they will not go far. Next year could be a different story. Understand, I did not just “diss” the Giants.
Jets coach Robert Saleh says he will not commit to Zach Wilson as his starting quarterback. Understandable, since Wilson is apparently unable and unwilling to commit to anything. That young man may have effectively lost his career. Can you say, “pariah”?
Wishing the best for Justin Fields, who has quickly turned into one of the league’s most electrifying young players. But that injury to his left shoulder may end his season. We’ll know more on Wednesday.
As Monday night’s devastation built, Joe Buck said, “Let’s take a look at Kliff Kingsbury’s upcoming schedule.” Joe was referring to the Cardinals’ remaining opponents, of course. But I couldn’t help thinking, “Oh, Kliffy is going to have plenty of spare time very soon.” That team is broken. I call it, “The Kyler Murray Syndrome.”
Hey, 49er Big Fellas. Do not salsa dance, even when you are up by 28 and playing in Mexico City.
As you know, I’m not a huge fan of these NFL international games. But Monday night in Mexico was pretty cool. As was that recent game in Germany. And the crowds in London have been fun. Ahhhhhh…okay…
The biggest reason I don’t bet on football games is that I don’t like to lose money. And now you have to worry about computer fraud, too. Nah…