November 17, 2014 in NFL Observations
1. Top game of the day was supposed to be the Eagles battling the Packers at Lambeau, but just like last week Green Bay ended the game quick.
Green Bay dropped 53 on the 7-2 Eagles and it was ugly. Aaron Rodgers once again lit up an opponent at home and looked like a MVP. I obviously still think the Eagles are a solid contender but I wasn’t shocked that Rodgers took it to the Eagles corners, which have never impressed me. I still think Philly is going to have issues with top QBs come playoff time.
One week after getting praised Mark Sanchez struggled and went back to his Jets days as a turnover machine. Nick Foles was not Foles of last season but he is still better than Sanchez and Philly needs him back. I am very interested in the two match ups upcoming versus Dallas and how that goes when it comes to finding a division champ.
2. No two teams are up and down as much as the Saints and Bengals this season. Both were considered title contenders at points before or during the season.
So thinking the Bengals came in struggling and the Saints couldn't lose two at the Superdome in a row was everyone's call. But it doesn't always work out like that.
The Bengals took it to the Saints and won pretty easy. AJ Green looked like himself which was a huge boost for Dalton who needed a good game. He produced and so did the Bengals D which held down Drew Brees. I don't know what to make of either of these crews so I just can't trust them come playoff time.
3. Great win for the Rams and I wasn't shocked because the way their defense was coming around.
Manning was due to have a struggle and losing two key weapons really hurt. The Broncos will bounce back but now they have a real challenge in the Chiefs. I wonder if the AFC can learn from how the Rams defense went against the Broncos.
Jeff Fisher is a very good coach who has had some bad luck since going to St. Louis. But bringing his buddy back Gregg Williams should continue to pay dividends. The bounty issue was important but Williams paid his dues. I just wish the Redskins would have worked hard to bring him back to coach their defense…or maybe as head coach.
4. Quick Hitters
How impressive are the Chiefs currently. Andy Reid can coach and he is clearly proving it once again with a team many thought were phony last year.
B. Nice one Browns. Again a chance to back up a huge win and they dud out. They have gone from talk of winning the division to when its Manziel time.
C. Dud of the week goes to the Redskins though. I could go one for 5000 words about the organization again but won't waste your time.
D. Final four playoff:
3. Florida State
Awful game this week, bad enough they should have Berman or Mike and Mike do the broadcast and rest Tirico and Gruden.