Decided to do something different this week despite the Monday game still yet to be played. Obviously things change a bit if the outcome is different. Philly is making a push, but there is one team that is leaving everyone in its wake. The results first, then the rankings. It’s all subjective. Leave yours in the comments. Prove me wrong Minnesota.
Pittsburgh 23 Baltimore 20
Obviously a win Pittsburgh had to have to keep playoff chances alive. Too much pride up there to go out like a chump. If Pittsburgh gets in, there are capable as anyone.
Atlanta 31 Buffalo 3
Terrell Owens is 6th receiver to 1000 catches. Imagine what he would be doing if he played for a real squad. Where’s he go next year, back to San Fran with Mike Vick? Don’t be scerrred. On the ATL front, the chances are slim but at least they’re still alive.
Carolina 41 New York Giants 9
Jonathan Stewart goes all John Madden sound effect on the Giants. Watching the game there was a 58 yard run that was called back because of penalty. During the run Stewart (204 yds on the ground) was gassed. He very much could have gone for 300 rushing yards against the hapless…yeah I said hapless Giants. What the hell happened to NY? Like you all know, they are 10-11 since Plaxico Burress went down. Telling.
Houston 27 Miami 20
Houston and Carolina are teams we’ll never figure out. So much talent on both sides of the ball but you don’t know what the hell will go down once it’s time to lace ‘em up and start hitting. Houston has a squad and there will be no excuses next season acceptable.
New England 35 Jacksonville 7
The Pats run their home record to 8-0. Too bad they’ll be on the road in the playoffs. R. Moss catches 3 tds.
Cincinnati 17 Kansas City 10
This is the scary squad in the AFC because conceivably they have the talent to go all the way. Pulling out late season wins like this against an inferior team says something, but what that is remains to be seen in the wake of Chris Henry’s death. Chad is stepping up, but we all knew he would.
Cleveland 23 Oakland 9
Just when cats began to break out their We want Eazy Raider hats, they get pimp slapped by somebody’s little brother.
Green Bay 48 Seattle 10
Is it me, or are we all trying to figure out if Green Bay is serious or just perpetrating a fraud? Does Seattle suck as much as this score indicates is the question.
Tampa Bay 20 New Orleans 17 OT
Told you all New Orleans was eventually going to be exposed. Cadillac Williams had his first 100 yard game since the days of white walls and Harlem gators dug the scene. Straight up the middle. TB gashed NO straight up the gut and basically told them so before hand. The big young fella Josh Freeman showed great poise on the game winning drive despite just handing the ball off to Williams. Crazy as it sounds, but I see a Warren Moon/Dan Marino hybrid in Freeman. I thought Josh Johnson had potential, but Freeman is a rock. Raheem Morris saved his job with his initial signature win.
San Francisco 20 Detroit 6
San Fran is winning games they should be winning. When the organization gets the cojones grande and goes after Mike Vick, this team will shake up the NFC, until then, Coach Mike is chasing a headless horseman.
Arizona 31 St. Louis 10
This is a team that somehow because of geography is slipping on and off the radar scope. Anquan is shaking the injury cobwebs off just in time for the show. The thing about the NFC is there is no bad ass defensive unit capable of shutting down anyone and everyone. Arizona because of their scheme and athleticism could put it all together at the right time. The best conditioned teams on the hitting side of the ball will identify who in the NFC is real. Don’t count this team out.
Philadelphia 30 Denver 27
Philly played with Denver in Dawkins’ return. Brandon Marshall never was able to imprint the game like I thought he would and the game was never in doubt despite the score. As Temple and I both said through text message, Maclin’s catch was Holmes/Wallace reminiscent. Donovan threw a perfect pass when he had too and in years past, the Eagles would have lost this game. I’ve wondered aloud if the young receivers would do the damn thing when everyone was watching and with Juke Box taken out of the game, Macklin stepped up. Big. Celek as well. Too many weapons, not enough crime. If Andy ever realizes he has to commit to balance, ain’t nobody beating this team. I tell you what, Donovan better get some MVP votes.
New York Jets 29 Indianapolis 15
Get off Jim Caldwell’s back. He did the right thing. The Colts organization because of their decade long success have one goal in mind and that’s to raise the Lombardi trophy. Relax people. Dude is 14-1 in his first season. Chillllll.
Dallas 17 Washington 0
Two blown replays in Philly set up the showdown in Dallas for the NFC East crown this week. NFL marketing at its best. Jerry Jones is Pacquio/Mayweather loving this. Dallas did what it was supposed to do and shut out the mercy begging Skins on the road. This ain’t the same team of the last few December years. Are they too soft to make a statement and sweep Philly?
1. San Diego Chargers
Angela Bofil of the NFL right now.
2. Indianapolis Colts
Still have Peyton Manning and now he’s mad he couldn’t beat up on the Jets. Caldwell message?
3. Philadelphia Eagles
The poise of Triple Five Soul will show the league whassup..but not yet.
4. Arizona Cardinals
The sleeper in the draft. The team capable of doing it again.
5. Dallas Cowboys
Is Tony Romo for real or real soft like tissue paper?
6. New Orleans Saints
Of course they can turn it around. 13 out of 15 is stellar. Gimmic?
7. Cincinatti Bengals
This team is the joker of the class but now that 15 is gone, the joke’s over. oh OH.
8. Minnesota Vikings (I picked Chitown 23-18)
They better get back to studying 120 or the quick out they will be.
9. New England Patriots
A squad with Brady and Moss still rocks ya socks and has to be included here.
10. Green Bay Packers
Aaron Rodgers and the fam still have a lot to prove to be included in the real rap convo. Just a lot of cussin’ ain’t gonna do it.