Fourteen games this past week and you probably could have gone down the line and predicted the outcome of each. With the exception of the Colts and Titans game, it went pretty much according to script.
While we would never advocate missing a weekend of football, we do kind of wish we went out and spent the day at the spa with our other, less football friendly girlfriends. What do you want, we are girls…
Chicago 40, Buffalo 7: I think it’s about time we put away the childish questions about who the best team in the NFC is and whether or not the Bears can score. It would have been a shut out if Buffalo didn’t score a garbage time TD at the end.
Carolina 20, Cleveland 12: The Panthers look to have gotten their claws back after a slow start. They’re going to get tougher and tougher to beat.
Minnesota 26, Detroit 17: Maybe the second best defense in the NFC is in Minnesota. The Lions are again one or two years away.
New England 20, Miami 10: Are you serious? The Patriots beat the Bengals handily and then have a hard time with Harrington’s Dolphins? Alikat says that Culpepper may go down in history as the Damon Wayans character in The Last Boy Scout.
St. Louis 23, Green Bay 20: This is a game Favre would have won three years ago with a functional offensive line to block for him. Don’t blame Brett. Blame the front office in Green Bay.
New Orleans 24, Tampa Bay 21: Best game of the weekend. Big day in the NFL for rookie QBs. Bruce Gradkowski is dreamy and firey. Chris Simms’ career in Tampa Bay is over. On the otherhand, Reggie Bush’s career in New Orleans has just begun.
Indianapolis 14, Tennessee 13: So which is it? Indy’s offense out of synch or was it the Titan’s buzzsaw defense that kept the game close? Either way, it was pretty embarassing. We love seeing Peyton doing his “I’m disappointed” chin strap pull so to us, this game was a treat. Though Vince Young throws like Uncle Rico, he doesn’t look easily rattled.
N.Y. Giants 19, Washington 3: 700-page playbooks are inconsistent because you have way too many plays to choose from. The Giants are also finally able to play four quarters of football.
Kansas City 23, Arizona 20: Matt Leinart apparently got his Paris Hilton STDs cleared up for this game. Losing Larry Fitzgerald is big but it looks like Leinart is going to be fine. Kansas City scores some more.
Jacksonville 41, N.Y. Jets 0: Jack Del Rio bitch slaps you down silly Mangina.
San Francisco 34, Oakland 20: Brie and wine beats bricks and beer.
Philadelphia 38, Dallas 24: What a letdown that the Philly fans didn’t throw batteries but what a great game. Even with the great play of the Eagle defense, Dallas still had a chance to win. That won’t sit well in practice this week. And Dallas fans, I don’t think you guys really want Tony Romo. You may not want Bledsoe, but you don’t want Romo. Where’s Drew Henson when you need him?
San Diego 23, Pittsburgh 13: The Steelers just aren’t the same as last year, or at least not the same yet. Give them a few more weeks. Also, it’s not like the Chargers are chopped liver. Maybe it’s time to acknowledge that Phillip Rivers is really an NFL quarterback, not just some kid who hands off to LT.
Denver 13, Baltimore 3: What did you expect? Denver’s defense is FAST. Baltimore’s defense is GOOD. Both offenses sputter. Did you expect it to be a track meet? Did you know the Vegas over/under was like 35 or something? Crazy.