Both Monday Night winning QBs fought through some funk to post those W’s. Jalen Hurts shook off flu symptoms as his Eagles got to 3-0 with a 25-11 road win over the Bucs, while Joe Burrow overcame his bothersome right calf strain to lift the desperate White Tigers to their first victory of the season as they held off the Rams 19-16.
Just because I’m a glutton for punishment, I went back and watched the Cowboys’ disastrous performance in Glendale again. Here’s my concern going forward. Dallas still can’t stop the run, a problem that dates back several seasons. The Cardinal offensive line physically mauled the Dallas front seven in posting 222 rushing yards, 187 of them in the first half. So guess what the Patriots plan to do Sunday in Arlington.
A sprained AC joint leaves Saints QB Derek Carr week-to-week, although it is extremely doubtful he’ll play this week against the Bucs. And Raiders QB Jimmy Garoppolo is still in concussion protocol, so you can pretty well forget about him vs. the Chargers, who themselves have lost WR Mike Williams for the season with a torn ACL.
As Frank Gifford once famously said, “Pro football is like nuclear war. There are no winners, only survivors.”
I can’t believe Chargers coach Brandon Staley still has a job. That’s coaching malpractice. And it’s chronic.
And Jets coach Robert Saleh, whom I generally like and respect, is THIS CLOSE to losing his team because of his inexplicable decision to ride with Zach Wilson. Saleh has now pissed off Joe Namath, which is never a good idea when dealing with that team’s fan base and the NY media.
Here’s what’s different about the 2023 Longhorns. Mental toughness, togetherness, defense and an improving vertical passing game. Sark is doing a nice job.
The TV Talking Heads keep saying that Washington is the most complete team in college football. I guess I’d better take a closer look at those Huskies.
How about the ACC? We’re a month in now, and that conference still has six undefeated teams.
You DO realize that Colorado is no better than a 6-6 team, doncha?
And have you seen the numbers that former UIW quarterback Cam Ward is putting up at Washington State? Dang!
Texas Tech is 1-3. And now the Red Raiders have lost QB Tyler Shough for eight weeks or more with a broken left fibula. That poor guy is snakebit. This is the third straight season in which he will miss considerable time.
When Verlander gets that high fastball working, he is still deadly. He picked a good time to get it going Monday night in Seattle, as the Astros at least temporarily stopped their recent nosedive with a 5-1 win over the M’s. Lost in our (my) panic over the ‘Stros’ slump is the fact that the Mariners have lost four straight and seven of their last ten. While it appears Houston doesn’t have much chance of overtaking the Rangers for the AL West championship, the Astros do at least now have a game-and-a-half edge over Seattle in their race for the final wild card berth.