NFL Week 5 recap and commentary: The Broncos will never lose; Josh Freeman lands in Minnesota

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When dude is doing this, it’s a wrap.

Josh Freeman’s agent tweeted this:

Minnesota got a (1 year/3 million) steal  and Christian Ponder’s Vikings days could be limited. Freeman should show why the Bucs continue to make stupid decisions.

The air show in Dallas was incredible and despite Tony Romo’s late pick, 506 yards on 25 for 36 passing and 5 TD’s is a great game.

New Orleans Saints 26, Chicago Bears 18

Drew Brees didn’t through for 300 yards for the first time in 10 games, but as long as he has Jimmy Graham as a target, that won’t happen often. Graham had 10 catches for 135 yards and looks as good as anyone has at his position. If all were healthy, who would you take between Graham, Gronk and Vernon Davis?

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
D. Brees 29 35 288 2
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
P. Thomas 19 36 1.9 0
J. Collins 3 11 3.7 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Graham 10 135 13.5 0
P. Thomas 9 55 6.1 2
CHICAGO BEARS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
J. Cutler 24 33 358 2
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
M. Forte 12 55 4.6 0
J. Cutler 4 27 6.8 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
A. Jeffery 10 218 21.8 1
M. Bennett 5 56 11.2 0

Cincinnati Bengals 13, New England Patriots 6

Crazy thing about this Pats loss is the irrational sound of fans actually saying Tom Brady is washed up. Y’all crazy. Cincy played a great defensive game and Brady didn’t have one of his best days. It’s as simple as that. What other QB could lead his team to a 4-1 record as bad as the Patriots have played and the best defender in Vince Wilfork done for the year? Chill.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
T. Brady 18 38 197 0
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
L. Blount 12 51 4.2 0
B. Bolden 5 24 4.8 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
D. Amendola 4 55 13.8 0
A. Dobson 2 49 24.5 0
CINCINNATI BENGALS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
A. Dalton 20 27 212 0
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
B. Green-Ellis 19 67 3.5 1
G. Bernard 13 62 4.8 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
A. Green 5 61 12.2 0
T. Eifert 5 53 10.6 0

Green Bay Packers 22, Detroit Lions 9

The Pack works to get back on track. Rookie Eddie Lacy was a yard short of a dime, Aaron Rodgers was adequate and with Calvin Johnson out, the Lions looked like chumps. Nothing else to see here.

DETROIT LIONS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
M. Stafford 25 40 262 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
R. Bush 13 44 3.4 0
J. Bell 5 21 4.2 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
B. Pettigrew 4 59 14.8 0
T. Scheffler 4 55 13.8 0
GREEN BAY PACKERS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
A. Rodgers 20 30 274 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
E. Lacy 23 99 4.3 0
R. Cobb 2 72 36 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Jones 4 127 31.8 1
J. Nelson 5 82 16.4 0

Indianapolis Colts 34, Seattle Seahawks 28

Russell Wilson had the better overall game with 210 in the air and another 102 on the ground, but Andrew Luck won the game. Indy looks stellar. Special teams play and T. Y. Hilton the difference.

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
R. Wilson 15 31 210 2
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
M. Lynch 17 102 6 0
R. Wilson 13 102 7.8 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
D. Baldwin 5 80 16 0
G. Tate 5 61 12.2 1
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
A. Luck 16 29 229 2
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
T. Richardson 18 56 3.1 0
D. Brown 6 37 6.2 1
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
T. Hilton 5 140 28 2
R. Wayne 6 65 10.8 0

Baltimore Ravens 26, Miami Dolphins 23

Terrell Suggs had 3 sacks in the 4th quarter…his 7th in 5 games…and Baltimore told the league to get the shovel off the shoulder. The defending champs are now 3-2. These are the games Miami has to win if the team expects folks to respect a resurgence of sorts. It is what it is.

BALTIMORE RAVENS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
J. Flacco 19 32 269 0
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
R. Rice 27 74 2.7 2
B. Pierce 11 46 4.2 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
T. Smith 6 121 20.2 0
T. Doss 3 58 19.3 0
MIAMI DOLPHINS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
R. Tannehill 21 40 307 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
L. Miller 7 15 2.1 0
R. Tannehill 2 6 3 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
M. Wallace 7 105 15 0
B. Gibson 4 74 18.5 0

Philadelphia Eagles 36, New York Giants 21

Philadelphia fans…chilllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll. If Vick is healthy, Vick will play. If Vick is not healthy, Foles will play. Simple as that. Don’t you get tired of this city being the City of Quarterback Controversy Love? Foles played well with Vick out and threw a few very nice passes. I tell you what though, I would not want to be Tom Coughlin’s grand kids. He’s probably pinching the hell out of their noses every time they pass his person. I crack up seeing him react on the sideline after the Giants do something stupid. Classic stuff.  It will be OK Ryan, but not this year as you told me on our radio chat.

New York is done.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
N. Foles 16 25 197 2
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
M. Vick 7 79 11.3 0
L. McCoy 20 46 2.3 1
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
D. Jackson 7 132 18.9 1
B. Celek 3 47 15.7 1
NEW YORK GIANTS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
E. Manning 24 52 334 2
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
B. Jacobs 11 37 3.4 0
D. Wilson 6 16 2.7 1
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
H. Nicks 9 142 15.8 0
R. Randle 6 96 16 2

St. Louis Rams 34, Jacksonville Jaguars 20

Talked to former Keith Bullock for The Starting Five Live on RAPstation.com (I’ll post archive link ASAP) and he spoke very highly of Jeff Fisher’s approach to the young Rams because it reminded him of how Fisher developed his young Titans. If the Rams in any shape or form resemble those great Titans teams, the league better watch out. Justin Blackmon looked incredible in his first start off suspension. The Jags need a quarterback bad.

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
B. Gabbert 9 19 181 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
M. Jones-Drew 17 70 4.1 0
J. Todman 3 16 5.3 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Blackmon 5 136 27.2 1
C. Shorts 5 74 14.8 1
ST. LOUIS RAMS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
S. Bradford 19 34 222 3
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Z. Stacy 14 78 5.6 0
D. Richardson 13 48 3.7 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
A. Pettis 4 49 12.2 2
B. Quick 2 45 22.5 0

Kansas City Chiefs 26, Tennessee Titans 17

Speaking of the Titans, Kansas City just beat ‘em up in all aspects of the game. Ryan Fitzpatrick wasn’t bad, but without Jake Locker, Tennessee just didn’t have what it takes to beat the hard charging Chiefs. Locker was playing well before injury and the team seems to build around his fire. Andy Reid is running the rock! Wooooooooooooow! LOL

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
A. Smith 20 39 245 0
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
J. Charles 22 108 4.9 1
A. Smith 3 10 3.3 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
D. Avery 3 91 30.3 0
S. McGrath 4 54 13.5 0
TENNESSEE TITANS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
R. Fitzpatrick 21 41 247 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
R. Fitzpatrick 6 50 8.3 1
J. Battle 6 38 6.3 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
K. Wright 6 74 12.3 0
C. Johnson 4 63 15.8 1

Arizona Cardinals 22, Carolina Panthers 6

Hey Chip Kelly, go snatch Cam Newton away from the Panthers and your offense will revolutionize the league sooner than it’s poised to do. He is the perfect quarterback for your scheme. If anyone saw this game just a week after a great game plan by Ron Rivera vs. the Giants, you noticed the regression in play calling. This was a game neither team deserved to win. Just a bunch of hot BS all around.

CAROLINA PANTHERS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
C. Newton 21 39 308 0
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
De. Williams 12 39 3.2 0
M. Tolbert 4 31 7.8 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
G. Olsen 5 79 15.8 0
T. Ginn 4 78 19.5 0
ARIZONA CARDINALS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
C. Palmer 19 28 175 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
A. Ellington 7 52 7.4 0
R. Mendenhall 17 43 2.5 1
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
M. Floyd 5 61 12.2 0
L. Fitzgerald 3 43 14.3 0

Denver Broncos 51, Dallas Cowboys 48

Peyton Manning is a @($&#@*($&(@*%^@#( MONSTER. If you can’t score with the Broncos, you will get blown out and I’m calling an undefeated regular season (as many others are) for Denver. Andy Reid’s Chiefs might have the best shot. Peyton’s first interception almost cost his team’s unblemished record; Tony Romo’s first did, and like I said in the intro, Tony Romo had a great game. Yes, he threw into triple coverage on the late game pick, but look at his line. How many QB’s in history can say they threw for 5 bills and 5 TD’s in the same game. He did so versus a team that has been utterly dominant that looks like the Vikings of 1998, Rams of the early 2000′s and the Patriots of 2007. Those teams are historical regarding the points they put up. Cowboys fans, you’ll be fine. Remember I picked you to win it all right? Jinx. :)

DENVER BRONCOS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
P. Manning 33 42 414 4
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
K. Moreno 19 93 4.9 1
R. Hillman 7 17 2.4 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Thomas 9 122 13.6 2
E. Decker 5 87 17.4 1
DALLAS COWBOYS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
T. Romo 25 36 506 5
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
D. Murray 12 43 3.6 1
T. Romo 1 7 7 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
T. Williams 4 151 37.8 1
D. Bryant 6 141 23.5 2

San Francisco 49′ers 34, Houston Texans 3

I will always maintain the Houston Texans mortgaged their legacy by not drafting Vince Young after Young had an elite collegiate career at the University of Texas. It seems all involved have suffered by that union not coming to pass. Mario Williams, the number one pick in that ’06 draft, is third in sacks, but doing so in Buffalo and now it looks like Houston is an also ran.

Just call Matt Schaub “Mr. Pick 6″ after setting an NFL record by throwing a interception that was returned to the house for the 4th straight game. Vince Young had his problems, but he won games in spite of himself. I hope a lesson was learned by all. Colin Kaepernick was horrible, but good teams find ways to win and the Niners obviously did so convincingly.

 

HOUSTON TEXANS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
M. Schaub 19 35 173 0
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
A. Foster 21 98 4.7 0
B. Tate 7 28 4 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
O. Daniels 6 60 10 0
A. Johnson 3 39 13 0
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
C. Kaepernick 6 15 113 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
F. Gore 17 81 4.8 1
L. James 4 31 7.8 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
V. Davis 3 88 29.3 1
A. Boldin 2 21 10.5 0

Oakland Raiders 27, San Diego Chargers 17

Terrelle Pryor started 10-10 for 115 and two touchdowns. He also had a deep ball for a touchdown called back by penalty. I really don’t understand why folks are surprised he is doing Terrelle Pryor things. He was 31-4 at Ohio State, and is arguably the most athletic quarterback that has ever played in the league in a growing more athletic NFL. All it took was the willingness to study, better instruction that he had at OSU (make one read, then run) and judging by last night’s victory, TP is poised to do damage. Phillip Rivers was great, but I couldn’t quite understand why Danny Woodhead was used in that critical 4th and goal situation in the 1st quarter. San Diego got nothing on the ground. We’ll see if the young Raiders build off these early wins and establish an encouraging identity in Oakland. Sixteen year vet and sure Hall of Famer Charles Woodson tied Rod Woodson and Darren Sharper for most defensive return touchdowns with 13. The 2009 Defensive Player of the Year also intercepted his 56th pass to seal the game with 46 seconds left. Go Blue.

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
P. Rivers 36 49 411 2
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
D. Woodhead 9 13 1.4 0
R. Brown 7 11 1.6 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
V. Brown 8 117 14.6 0
K. Allen 6 115 19.2 1
OAKLAND RAIDERS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
T. Pryor 18 23 221 2
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
R. Jennings 10 41 4.1 0
M. Reece 7 32 4.6 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
D. Moore 5 84 16.8 1
R. Streater 3 56 18.7 1

New York Jets at Atlanta Falcons 8:40 pm (ESPN)

National Football League
Standings
American Football Conference
AFC East
W
L
T
PCT
PF
PA
HOME
ROAD
STRK
Patriots
4
1
0
.800
95
70
2-0-0
2-1-0
L1
Dolphins
3
2
0
.600
114
117
1-1-0
2-1-0
L2
Jets
2
2
0
.500
68
88
2-0-0
0-2-0
L1
Bills
2
3
0
.400
112
130
2-1-0
0-2-0
L1
AFC North
W
L
T
PCT
PF
PA
HOME
ROAD
STRK
Ravens
3
2
0
.600
117
110
2-0-0
1-2-0
W1
Browns
3
2
0
.600
101
94
2-1-0
1-1-0
W3
Bengals
3
2
0
.600
94
87
3-0-0
0-2-0
W1
Steelers
0
4
0
.000
69
110
0-2-0
0-2-0
L4
AFC West
W
L
T
PCT
PF
PA
HOME
ROAD
STRK
Broncos
5
0
0
1.000
230
139
3-0-0
2-0-0
W5
Chiefs
5
0
0
1.000
128
58
2-0-0
3-0-0
W5
Raiders
2
3
0
.400
98
108
2-1-0
0-2-0
W1
Chargers
2
3
0
.400
125
129
1-1-0
1-2-0
L1
AFC South
W
L
T
PCT
PF
PA
HOME
ROAD
STRK
Colts
4
1
0
.800
139
79
2-1-0
2-0-0
W3
Titans
3
2
0
.600
115
95
2-1-0
1-1-0
L1
Texans
2
3
0
.400
93
139
1-1-0
1-2-0
L3
Jaguars
0
5
0
.000
51
163
0-2-0
0-3-0
L5
National Football Conference
NFC South
W
L
T
PCT
PF
PA
HOME
ROAD
STRK
Saints
5
0
0
1.000
134
73
3-0-0
2-0-0
W5
Panthers
1
3
0
.250
74
58
1-1-0
0-2-0
L1
Falcons
1
3
0
.250
94
104
1-1-0
0-2-0
L2
Buccaneers
0
4
0
.000
44
70
0-2-0
0-2-0
L4
NFC North
W
L
T
PCT
PF
PA
HOME
ROAD
STRK
Lions
3
2
0
.600
131
123
2-0-0
1-2-0
L1
Bears
3
2
0
.600
145
140
2-1-0
1-1-0
L2
Packers
2
2
0
.500
118
97
2-0-0
0-2-0
W1
Vikings
1
3
0
.250
115
123
1-1-0
0-2-0
W1
NFC East
W
L
T
PCT
PF
PA
HOME
ROAD
STRK
Eagles
2
3
0
.400
135
159
0-2-0
2-1-0
W1
Cowboys
2
3
0
.400
152
136
2-1-0
0-2-0
L2
CHANGE NAME
1
3
0
.250
91
112
0-2-0
1-1-0
W1
Giants
0
5
0
.000
82
182
0-2-0
0-3-0
L5
NFC West
W
L
T
PCT
PF
PA
HOME
ROAD
STRK
Seahawks
4
1
0
.800
137
81
2-0-0
2-1-0
L1
49ers
3
2
0
.600
113
98
2-1-0
1-1-0
W2
Cardinals
3
2
0
.600
91
95
2-0-0
1-2-0
W2
Rams
2
3
0
.400
103
141
2-1-0
0-2-0
W1

 

2 Responses to “NFL Week 5 recap and commentary: The Broncos will never lose; Josh Freeman lands in Minnesota”

  1. Michelle says:

    The good teams are floating to the top now. Seattle Colts Denver NO, Pats Niners Packers. Of those teams I’m not liking the defense of the Packets Denver and surprisingly the Niners 5-0 but I still don’t believe in the Chiefs yet same with Miami who also has a good record . Please get Cam some weapons . Carolina’s D is niceThe Ravens, Texans,Bengals, Browns , Jets , and Chargers are a mystery leaning good I think. Lol The Raiders with Pryor starting are a dangerous team. The NFC East is terrible and so are the Steelers and Jags,. Everyone else is some place in the middle to bottom of the league. I need glasses so sorry for any typos.

  2. Michelle says:

    Some teams are in the good category based on reputation. Teams like the Chiefs and Titans I need to see more.. But so far so good.. Big Red is loving KC.

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