NFL Week 10 Notes: 2010
November 17, 2010 12:10 AM
Week 10 notes on the National Football League
1) Mike Vick turned MNF into a game of Tecmo Bowl. I mean, that was amazing, the kid went off. 6 touchdowns, over 400 combined yards? I have no idea if Vick is reformed as a person, but he's definitely reformed as a football player. He plays for keeps now.
I heard a dude say on the radio today, "if he ever hurt one of my dogs, I don't know what I'd do to him!" Which struck me as patently ridiculous. It's not like Vick was kidnapping people's dogs and forcing them to fight, then killing them. These dogs are born and bred for the purpose of fighting. That would be like a Kansas farmer saying, "if Foster Farms ever took one of my chickens, I don't know what I'd do to them!"
2) Cheerleader of the week: Amanda G of the Baltimore Ravens' Cheerleaders. This Jersey girl is in her 4th year as a Ravens cheerleader, loves to shop and eat steak.
3) The New Orleans Saints didn't play this week, luckily for some poor team who otherwise would have been on the wrong side of a blowout.
4) Favre and Cutler combined to throw 5 interceptions. What a surprise. Those guys are the kings of terrible throws.
5) My Top 5: Atlanta Falcons, New Orleans Saints, Philadelphia Eagles, New England Patriots, Baltimore Ravens. Best matchups this week: Colts/Patriots, Eagles/Giants, and Bucs/49ers.
6) The end of the Texans/Jaguars game was ridiculous.
The end of the Jets/Browns game was also ridiculous. With about 40 seconds left to play, the Jets had the ball and two timeouts. I'm thinking, "ok, let's see if Sanchez can pull off a game-winning drive." The Jets threw an incomplete pass, then ran the ball, then let the clock run out. What the fuck? I mean, they didn't even try. It was ridiculous. There was 35 seconds left when they ran that running play.
7) The Saints (6-3) are a game behind the Falcons (7-2) for the NFC lead, but it should have been different. Remember back in week 3 when the Saints and Falcons played into overtime? The Falcons got the ball first and the Saints defense stuffed Atlanta, then the Saints offense rolled down the field and set up for a 29 yard field goal. Which Garrett Hartley missed wide left. All things being equal, if Hartley does his job like he's supposed to, the Saints would be 7-2 right now and the Falcons 6-3.
8) The Cowboys did the NFC a favor by handing the Giants a loss, but don't get crazy, Cowboys fans. This always happens when a coach takes over midseason. The team gets pumped up because of the change, but it never lasts long. Remember when Jim Haslett took over the Rams a few seasons ago? They busted out a couple impressive wins then fizzled out. The Cowboys season is over no matter what happens now and they will soon realize that and go back to sucking.
9) Fantasy tip: Give up. This is the time of year to start tanking games to get that good draft pick for next year.
10) I have an announcement: I'm a Raiders fan again. "Again," you say? Yes, again. My family is from the Bay Area, I was born just outside Oakland, I had both 49ers and Raiders gear as a kid. When I started rooting for the Saints I abandoned the 49ers (that was, after all, one of the main reasons to root for the Saints: to root against the 49ers), but did not abandon the Raiders. The Raiders in the AFC were not really competing against the Saints. What were the chances the Saints and Raiders would appear in a Super Bowl together?
I can't just fly to New Orleans every time I want to go to a football game. And the Raiders are finally winning games again. So, Raider Nation, I'm back. Hopefully this revelation will piss off a suitable number of Raiders fans who don't want me on their bandwagon.
Fearless Prediction: Stone-cold lock!
Saints 31, Seahawks 10.