October 20, 2014 in NFL Observations
1. The NFC South had a horrible Sunday once again and we wonder who is actually going to take this division.
I saw someone say maybe Mississippi State or Auburn? The Panthers were crushed quickly by the Packers and Aaron Rodgers as they were never in the game. Carolina had a promising tie last week at Cincy but everything collapsed this one.
Atlanta was far from a favorite in Baltimore and then they got handled by the Ravens. Atlanta and on the road just don't mix. Have to wonder if Mike Smith's days are numbered. Finally, the Saints suffered a devastating loss as they blew a late lead and saw Drew Brees make a huge error late to help the Lions. Tampa didn't play but I doubt anyone cares.
2. As a Redskin fan I had to suffer through the battle with the Titans. It was horrific to watch both teams try and give away the game.
It seemed like every time early each offense made a play a penalty happened. The sign of two bad teams. Charlie Whitehurst probably should be doing more magazine shoots are less NFL quarterbacking.
As for the Skins I refuse to get excited at all about a change to Colt McCoy. If McCoy starts next week at Dallas I expect it to get ugly. I think he was fortunate to make the plays he did versus the Titans. I could see another Tim Hasselbeck 0 QB rating in Dallas on Monday night. Crazy to say but I think I go Cousins still if RG3 doesn't make a miracle return.
3. What a dreadful performance by the Chicago Bears at home Sunday.
Needing a win to keep up with the Packers and Lions they dropped a deuce at Soldier Field. Impressive for the Dolphins to go in and win but let's go back to the Bears since it's more fun.
Sounds like the Bears don't take losses afterwards like the Skins as its reported screaming was heard and players were ushered out. And if Brandon Marshall called out Jay Cutler I wonder where this goes. I think it was stupid for Marshall to take a national TV gig and he will probably need to answer many questions now about his what we thought was a solid bromance.
4. Quick Hitters
When it looked like Demarco Murray got hurt I think everyone said to themselves and here we go. But he came back strong. For now.
b. Personally I thought this would be my last blog due to retirement after a huge Fanduel weekend. Cam Newton, Seattle D and Jordan Cameron assured my return next week.
c. Congrats to the Jags on getting a win. I got nothing more on this one as it was probably as bad as Titans/Redskins.
d. Cincy was a popular top of the power ranks two weeks ago. Not anymore. Maybe AJ Green is just that much of a game changer. Better get right for the Ravens game.
May take a pass on this one and re-watch The Walking Dead as I feel neither team is going anywhere this season. It could get 3 hours of Gruden gushing over JJ Watt.
Times Gruden confirms his love for Watt – 15
Times Cris Carter reminds us he is in the Hall of Fame – 10