NFL IN CAPTION (Week 8)
NFL IN CAPTION (Week 8):
NFL IN CAPTION (Week 8)
BALLER OF THE WEEK (Week 8):
The 232 yards that Alex Smith threw for simply do not jump off of the stats sheet at you.
But the remarkable 18 of 19 passes that Smith completed, DO.
That kind of accuracy, along with the 3 TD’s that Smith threw to Michael Crabtree and Randy Moss simply cannot be ignored.
Alex Smith, this one’s for YOU.
NFL WEEK 8 IN REVIEW: 49ers 24, Cardinals 3
Alex Smith completed an unbelievable 18 of 19 passes for 232 yards and 3 TD’s, Michael Crabtree make big catch after big catch while catching 2 TD’s, Randy Moss’ 47 yard TD score marked his 18th TD scored on Monday Night Football, and my beloved San Francisco 49ers bitch slapped the Arizona Cardinals 24-3 on primetime television.
Perhaps even more impressive than the 18 of 19 passes that Alex Smith completed were the remarkable SEVEN rushing yards the Niners’ defense held the now 4-4 Arizona Cardinals to.
After jumping out of the gats 4-0 and looking as if they were going to be a contender to the Niners’ NFC West throne, the Cards have since dropped 4 straight and proved what I have thought all along. This team, that can’t even decide who they want to line up at QB is nothing more than a pretender.
My beloved Niners head into their BYE week at 6-2.
NFL WEEK 8 IN REVIEW: Broncos 34, Saints 14
In a matchup of 2 of the most elite QB’s in the last 20 years, it was the NFL’s poster boy and his Denver Broncos team that shined the brightest.
Manning threw for 305 yards and 3 TD’s as the Broncos improved to 4-3 and dropped Brees and the Saints to 2-5.
Brees, despite throwing 2 TD passes and adding yet another game to his consecutive games with a TD pass record, looked rattled and less than sharp as the Saints got yet another loss closer to being eliminated from the playoffs in a division in which the Falcons are steamrolling the competition.
Manning an his receivers appear to be completely harmonized with one another. And in a weak ass division like the AFC West which all but guarantees the Broncos a playoff birth, that is bad news for the rest of a rapidly weakening AFC.
NFL WEEK 8 IN REVIEW: Raiders 26, Chiefs 16
In a contest of suck ass teams, the Oakland Raiders managed simply to suck less than a Kansas City Chiefs team that my mid 90’s Pee Wee league team could’ve hung in there with.
And our QB was better than Brady Quinn, too…
Carson Palmer threw for 209 yards and 2 TD’s, Darren McFadden awoke from a Chris Johnson like slumber to tote it 29 times for 114 yards, and the Oakland Raiders improved to 3-4 on the season.
As for the Chiefs, they are 1-6 and it doesn’t matter who they line up under center.
Hey Chiefs! I was the 2nd string QB for my local high school team! PUT ME IN!!!
Rawandan refugees wouldn’t wear these ugly ass uniforms…
NFL WEEK 8 IN REVIEW: Steelers 27, Redskins 12
And the award for ugliest god damn uniforms of all time goes to…….
Despite uniforms unfit for a team in a judicial system league, Big Ben threw for 222 yards and 3 TD’s, Jonathan Dwyer ran for 107 yards on 17 carries, and the Pittsburgh Steelers bitch slapped RG3 and the boys to the tune of a 27-12 beatdown.
Griffin, who has made a season out of thrilling each and every one of us at many points during each week’s game, didn’t have a single moment to write back to Baylor about on Sunday.
Griffin, who had the league’s highest completion percentage, completed a mere 16 of 34 passes for 177 yards and managed only 8 yards rushing.
I’m sure that somewhere in DC, Griffin was receiving a call from Cam Newton:
Cam: “Don’t make a habit of that dog. They will turn on you…..”
NFL WEEK 8 IN REVIEW: Falcons 30, Eagles 17
Coming into this showdown with the undefeated Falcons, the Philadelphia Eagles had been 13-0 coming out of a BYE week under head coach Any Reid.
By day’s end, one undefeated streak had ended, and another just keeps on rolling.
Matt Ryan threw for 262 yards and 3 TD’s, Julio Jones made 5 catches for 123 yards and a TD and the Atlanta Falcons improved to 7-0 on the season.
With the Panthers and Saints struggling, what are the odds the Falcons have this division wrapped uo by week 11-12?
For the Eagles, Michael Vick didn’t turn the ball over, played relatively well, lost to an undefeated team, and people STILL want to replace him with Nick Foles, a man who has never completed a pass in an NFL game.
Oh the humanity….
NFL WEEK 8 IN REVIEW: Dolphins 30, Jets 9
Matt Moore stepped in for injured QB Ryan Tannehill and the Miami Dolphins didn’t miss a beat.
Moore threw a TD pass to Anthony Fasano, Daniel Thomas ran a TD in from 3 yards, the Dolphins got 3 Field Goals from Dan Carpenter, and Olivier Vernon recovered a blocked punt in the end zone in a Dolphins’ ROUT of their AFC East rival New York Jets.
Despite being outgained by 127 yards by the Jets, and the Jets posessing the ball nearly 3 minutes longer, the Dolphins managed to make easy work of the New York Giants where it matters most.
On the scoreboard.
With the victory, the Dolphins imoroved to 4-3 and the Jets fell to 3-5 on the season. And somewhere in New York, Rex Ryan is on a toe sucking grief binge in one of the 5 boroughs.
Trick or treat, Rexy.
NFL WEEK 8 IN REVIEW: Patriots 45, Rams 7
This wasn’t a game.
This was a public execution, London style.
In a game played in England which was TECHNICALLY a home game for the Rams, Tom Brady completed 23-35 passes for 304 yards and 4 touchdowns as the Patriots bitch slapped a Rams defense that had been praised all season long.
Brandon Lloyd caught 2 TD passes, Rob Gronkowski made 8 catches for 146 yards and 2 TD’s, and Stevan Ridley ran for 127 yards and a TD as the Patriots improved to 5-3 and the Rams fell to 3-5.
Let’s just say that the Pats’ flight back across the pond was far more pleasant than the Rams….
NFL WEEK 8 IN REVIEW: Colts 19, Titans 13
Andrew Luck threw for 297 yards and his lone TD toss was to Vick Ballard for what may very well have been the play of the year to give the Colts their 4th win of the season in OT.
Ballard caught a short screen pass in the red zone before diving for the end zone, somehow doing a complete 360 in the air while staying in bounds for the game winning score.
The Colts’ 4 victories are already more than the 3 wins they had during all of the 2011 season.
NFL WEEK 8 IN REVIEW: Packers 24, Jaguars 15
Aaron Rodgers threw for 186 yards and 2 TD’s as the Green Bay Packers won their 3rd consecutive game and improved to 5-3 on the season.
Blain Gabbert of the Jaguars looked pretty sharp in the loss for the Jaguars, throwing for 303 yards, a TD, and NO interception. But it was all for nothing as the Jags fell to 1-6 and are still without Maurice Jones-Drew.
NFL WEEK 8 IN REVIEW: Lions 28, Seahawks 24
I’ll tell ya, Russell Wilson and this young Seattle Seahawks team is seemingly in EVERY game all the way down to the very last play.
They were up 24-21 before Matt Stafford connected on a 1 yard TD pass to Titus Young with 20 seconds remaining in the game, improving the Lions record to 3-4 and dropping the Seahawks to 4-4 on the season.