Monday, November 8, 2010

Week 9, Superfine

I think that we're gonna keep it simple this week with the NFL week in review, just giving one sentence of analysis and one stat per game.  I guess it's sort of not-simple, just in the sense that it's kinda hard to do that.

Falcons 27, Buccaneers 21
I guess the Bucs aren't the best team in the NFC, huh Raheem Morris?
Matt Ryan at home: 17-3.  Matt Ryan on the road: 9-11.

Bears 22, Bills 19
The Bills may be the most competitive 0-8 team in NFL history after losing three straight close games to teams with winning records.
Other than his 22 carry, 166 yard performance against the Panthers, Matt Forte has averaged 12 carries for 34 yards this year.

Browns 34, Patriots 14
The Browns have, in consecutive games, beaten up on the reigning Super Bowl champs and the only one-loss team in the league.
Peyton Hillis had 184 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns in this game; he was acquired along with a sixth-round pick and a conditional pick in 2012 for BRADY QUINN.

Jets 23, Lions 20
I'm not one to compliment the Jets, but they showed some resolve late in the game, scoring 13 consecutive points to win the game in the 4th quarter and overtime.
Calvin Johnson, covered by Darelle Revis all game: 4 targets, 1 catch, 13 yards.

Vikings 27, Cardinals 24
All that coach/quarterback drama in Minnesota might cause is the least team-oriented team resurrection ever made.
Brett Favre has started 293 straight games (almost 320 including playoffs), and yet had not thrown for as many yards in his career as he had Sunday (446).

Saints 34, Panthers 3
If the Panthers (1-7) played each team in the league ten times (a total of 310 games), they would win no more than ten of them.
Three quarterbacks attempted 6 or more passes in this game for the Panthers, none of whom completed more than 50 percent of their passes.

Ravens 26, Dolphins 10
Going into this game, the Dolphins were 4-0 on the road and the Ravens were 4-0 at home; the Dolphins lost that one.
Ray Rice had 16 more carries, 59 more rushing yards, 3 more receptions, and 55 more receiving yards than any other player on the Ravens.

Chargers 29, Texans 23
Philip Rivers has his top 2 receivers, his starting running back, and the best tight-end in the game out with injury still has 4 touchdowns and almost 300 yards.
SEYI AJIROTUTU-- 4 catches, 111 yards, 2 TD, 1 awesome name.

Giants 41, Seahawks 7
The Seahawks came into this game leading their division; sad.
Aside from an anomalous 3 catch, 8 yard game, Hakeem Nicks is averaging 9 catches, 119 yards, and 1.25 touchdowns since Week 4.

Eagles 26, Colts 24
Andy Reid, despite his terrible game management/replay challenge skills, is 12-0 after a bye week.  Incredible.
Raise your hand if you thought Michael Vick could be third in the league in yards per attempt, have zero interceptions, and lead the league in quarterback rating at this point in the season.

Raiders 23, Chiefs 20
OK, another hand-raising exercise, this time for those people who thought that the Chiefs and Raiders would be leading the AFC West after nine weeks.  Just Al Davis?
The Raiders are above .500 after Week 9 for the first time since 2002, when they went to the Super Bowl.

Packers 45, Cowboys 7
I'm kind of disappointed that Wade Phillips got fired, I was so happy to watch the Cowboys drown slowly.
The Cowboys have allowed 232 points this season (1 fewer than the Bills, who have allowed the most); they allowed 250 last year for the whole season.

As a conclusion, the Eagles are 5-3 and are legitimate playoff contenders as long as the defense can keep up the intensity and Vick can stay healthy.

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