- All Raiders fans have snapped back to reality as the Steelers laid the smack down on them in a 35-3 route. The Steelers were able to make the Raiders one dimensional as the Raiders’ rushing attack got shut down. Because of a lack of balance in the Raiders’ offense, the Steelers were able to exploit the questionable Raiders’ passing attack. Campbell and Gradkowski aren’t the type of quarterbacks that can carry a team on their shoulders. They need the support of the balanced rushing attack. They excel off of play action and keeping teams unbalanced. Playoffs? Maybe. Super Bowl? Not even close.
- It’s time to hang up the cleats, Brett. He just doesn’t look the same. He is looking old. Favre has thrown a pick in every game, but one so far this season. His touchdown:interception ratio is just awful. He was shown up by his counterpart Aaron Rodgers (4 TDs: 0 INT) today, as the Vikings got dismantled by the Pack Attack at home, 31-3. Like the Cowboys, the Vikings have been a major disappointment. Quarterback change soon, perhaps? Sorry Brett, but I think it’s time you shed the pads and go back to playing two-hand touch with your Wrangler friends. You’ve had an amazing career, so what else do you have to prove?
- Speaking of old quarterbacks, Jon Kitna has been playing likes he’s in his twenties again, as he accounted for 4 touchdowns today making it a total of 7 in two weeks. I’ve been impressed with his play thus far. He’s been on a little hot streak since Garrett has taken over the helm. It also helps when you got rookie, Dez Bryant, making big plays down the field each week. He’s been proving to me why he was given number 88. Can Dallas turn it around and make a run? It’s a long shot, but anything is possible in the NFL, this I will say. At the end of the season, the Dallas Cowboys will have the same record, if not, better than the Houston Texans.
- If the Texans’ defensive coordinator still has a job in the morning tomorrow, I will be dumbfounded. What in the hell is this guy doing? The Texan defense has been dismal down the stretch in the last 3 games. Not to mention, they have given up game-winning touchdowns in the closing seconds in back-to-back weeks. Time is running short on the Texans as they cannot afford any more slip-ups. They still have three big divisional games remaining (2 vs. Titans, 1 vs. Jags). I predict the Texans will fall short and Noobiak gets canned. Note: I have to give a shout out to Mark Sanchez as he led the Jets on a game winning drive in 55 seconds. He is beginning to prove to us that the Jets can win games with his arm.
- Brian St. Pierre had a career day today as he accounted for 3 touchdowns . The downside: two of his touchdowns were pick 6’s to the Ravens. He was able to add a meaningless touchdown as the Panthers got romped 37-13 to the Ravens. The Panthers now have the worst record in the league at 1-9.
- The Bucs keep winning, but I am still not sold on them. I do not think they are as good as everyone says. They are beatable. Teams struggle against them because of turnovers. If you take care of the ball, you can take care of the Buccaneers. Let’s see if I’ll be eating my words on Wildcard Sunday.
- We all almost witnessed déjà vu between the Colts and Pats, as the Pats were able to fend off the Colts after nearly blowing a 17-point lead. I wouldn’t look into this game as much because something tells me these two teams will meet again in January.
Anyways, I am glad I am not a Bengals fans. Who seriously gives up 35 unanswered points to the Buffalo Bills? Well, everyone enjoy the New York Giants v. Philadelphia Eagles Sunday night game.