Week 10 Review

November 11, 2008

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Week 10 Review


The crystal ball was a little off this past week, going 2-2.  That now puts me at 16-16 for the season, right at the .500 mark.  Not exactly great, but we will take it, especially since we didn’t get off to a great start.  We even had to have a changing of the guard a few weeks back, but this crystal ball knows that it could be next if it falters!  Let’s take a look back and see what happened this past weekend.


Last Week: 2-2


Overall:  16-16


Buffalo @ New England:  We totally got this one wrong…just downright blew it.  The Bills struggled to generate any kind of consistency on offense against the depleted Pats defense.  Matt Cassel is starting to resemble an NFL QB, and I may have to eat my own words, as I have ripped him from day one.  I’m not quite ready to do that…just yet!  The Patriots seem to have found something in RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (yeah, that’s his real name) as he has been producing when called upon.  Buffalo has squandered its 4-0 start by dropping 4 out of their last 5…ouch!


Seattle @ Miami:  The ‘Hawks came ready to play and they almost pulled off the upset.  I didn’t think it was going to be that close, but Miami hung tough and got the job done.  Pennington managed the game fairly well, but it was Ricky and Ronnie that led the way to victory.  Williams had his best day in years, topping the 100-yard mark.  Both RBs scored while the Fins were in the wildcat formation…Roar!  Sparano has them on the right track…only one game back of the Patriots and Jets!


Indianapolis @ Pittsburgh:  The Colts went on the road to a hostile Heinz Field and got the job done.  Big Ben was hobbled somewhat by his bum shoulder and he cost them the game with several ill-advised throws, which led to three picks.  The most costly INT came on the last play of the game on 4th and 5 from the Colts 27-yard line.  The Steelers had a shot at the end to pull it out, but it wasn’t meant to be.  The Colts got the much-needed victory to get to 5-4.  It looks like they must go the wild-card route as the Titans improved to 9-0, and have a 4-game lead over the Colts.


New York Giants @ Philadelphia:  The Philly faithful were out in full force to support the Birds in the City of Brotherly Love…but in the end, they got the cold shoulder instead!  It was a back and forth game, but the offensive line of the Giants was too much for the undersized Philly front seven.  The 3-headed RB monster got the best of the Birds, as they just kept running down the gut of the Philly defense.  The Eagles had a chance for redemption late in the game.  But on 3rd and 3, and then again on 4th and 1, Andy Reid got to cute for his own good.  Two straight running plays by Westbrook were sniffed out by the Giants defense (as well as the entire viewing audience), and the Eagles turned the ball over on downs…game over!  Maybe even the season and the Andy Reid era in Philadelphia?


Short Shots:


It looks as if Romo (and many of the injured Cowboys) will be available for this weeks match-up against the Redskins.  Felix Jones didn’t practice on Monday, but the consensus is that he will be good to go by Sunday night.  Hopefully, this will get the ‘Boys back on track…time is running out!


Andy Reid and his stubbornness have cost the Eagles at-least two games this year.  Why is a passing team trying to be a smash-mouth running team on the most crucial plays of a game?  I just don’t get it…and neither do the Philly fans!


The woman, who alleges that RB Larry Johnson (KC) spit in her face, is suing him in court for damages.  Good for her…that’s just downright nasty!


Today is Veterans Day.  I would like to thank all the men and women who have served in the Armed Forces!

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