My Pick (my record (tally) for the week)
Rams at Falcons (0-1): Wow, I thought Vick needed time in the West Coast offense and that he wouldn't have a good year this year. What I failed to recognize is that when Vick doesn't see an open receiver, he simply takes off for a rushing first down.
Steelers at Ravens (0-2): Do I hafta talk about it??? Well, the Steeler D played extremely well except for the first Raven drive. Once they settled down, everything went fine defensively. Offensively, Duce Staley was making good runs, but Cowher kept trying to air it out. Shoulda ran a ton more, alternating between Bettis and Staley... shoulda worn down that defense! Regardless, Maddox got hurt, and I already called the game a loss... but look at Mr. Roethlisburger making two TDs (against a zone) on one of the best Ds in the NFL! So, if Maddox is out a ton of games, the Steelers won't have the best record, but they'll have a great excuse, and get to see their first round pick in action. I can't wait to see if Roethlisburger is the best QB in this past draft
Texans at Lions (0-3): Too little, too late for the Texans. David Carr did try to rally, but had too rough a time with Detroit. The Lions are a surprising 2-0, now (yeah, its just week 2)
Bears at Pack (0-4): Told ya it'd be a toughy. You can never 100% a win when you talk about old rivalries. I remembered back in the Steelers Superbowl run (I think?) when they only had two losses... both were to the Bengals. The Bengals only had two wins that season. Divisional Rivals and old Rivalries can almost always cause upsets.
Broncs at Jags (0-5): It was Denvers game (Elam coulda hit that FG) until Quentin got a cause of the drops. Maybe I should pickup Tatum Bell for insurance in my fantasy team?
Panthers at Chefs (1-5): Stephen Davis...? DeShaun Foster...? Doesn't matter cause the Cheifs can't stop the run regardless. Cunningham better get his ducks in a row if he wants to stay in coaching. KC fans were expecting a miracle, and he just sh*t in their faces.
Niners at Saints (2-5): Wow, I didn't think Aaron Brooks had it in him! I didn't see this game, but I'm only assuming San Fran stayed in it because McAllister was out... am I right?
Skins at Giants (2-6): This is what I love about football. You can be a powerhouse one week, but be humbled (humiliated?) the next. Lets face it folks.... you can't possibly win a football game when you cough up the ball 7 times!
Colts at Titans (2-6): Manning had Indianapolis worried in the first half, but gave the ball to Edgerrin "Its a Contract Year" James (who is looking like the person they want to contract instead of Harrison this year, BTW). All in all, a good game.
Seahawks at Bucs (3-6): Didn't see this game, but it looks like the Seahawks O sputtered a bit (was Alexander out, still?). I heard Chris Simms took the helm in the second quarter for the Bucs...
Browns at Cowboys (4-6): What a terrible game for both Os. The defense was pickin wounded ducks all day (wasn't it like 3 picks on each side??). Worst of all, Kellen Winslow Jr breaks his leg... that'll be like 6 games.
Pats at Cards (5-6): Good to see Arizona at least put up a fight. I think the Pats D has some flaws that coaches are exposing...
Bills at Raiders (6-6): I though Ryan had some tricks up his sleeve. It looks like he's got his Dad's intuition when it comes to defense. The raiders are just gonna get nastier on defense as the weeks go by.
Jets at Chargers (7-6): So, wanna start a pool on when Curtis Martin's age catches up to him? I'll give him four more weeks, tops. On that note, it won't matter, cause Chad Pennington is leading them just like before injury.
Phins at Bengals (8-6): Wow, looks like the Phins defense still has some punch left in it. The offense looks TERRIBLE... especially the offensive line. The Bengals have a decent defense, but not one that's leaking defenders into the backfield every play. Looks like the Pittsburgh Defense is in for a treat next week.
Vikes at Eagles: On tonight.
So, I'm either 9-6 or 8-7. Yeah, not great, but there were a good many of upsets in that week. I'm sticking with my Vikings pick.
First, I'd like to say that ESPN seriously needs to change their Sunday night crew. Take your field reporter and put her in the press box with Pat Summerall. Next, take those two MORONS and throw them out on the streets. They have no business in that box AT ALL! Hire Lynn Swann to take the field reports again, and you'll have a nice crew. My god are those guys idiots. The only pleasure I have in the games this year is hearing Pat Summerall correct them when they say something stupid!
I think the Cowboys woulda been better off with Quincy Carter
I can't believe the Texans are not doing well this year. They looked like a maturing team... David Carr has been improving each year and was due for a breakout. Their WRs are clicking, they got a running game, the O line is finally improving, their D has always been decent. What's the problem, here?
Who will be the coach in Miami next year?? Who will take a chance to put Wannestadt back in an assistants job? Will Miami rip their D apart to give themselves a decent offense? Should the Dolphins enlist the help of Akili Smith for QB?? Will the Dolphins sell off their entire O line for 3 Good Offensive linement (1 Good tackle, guard, and center is better on the field than all their current starters and backups at the same time right now!).
Ever seen a team more charged up, or the fans more excited than in Cincinnati last night? Talk about being pent up for ten years and finally getting some relief
Yeah, Roethlisbuger threw two ints, one returned for a TD, but look at his numbers and compare it to any rookie QB starting his first game. That boy did FANTASTIC for his first game! Especially against a Raven defense! He needs to learn that his college-type scrambling days are over, though
WTF is up with the injury replays on the Steelers/Ravens game? "Oh man, look at Maddox's elbow... he musta dislocated it!"
That being said, seeing Deion return a punt for 23 yards, then getting a 15 yard penalty for taking off his helmet was just classic. Even my wife was yelling at the TV (yeah, my wife... who was in marching band and didn't understand football follows the Steelers, watching the games with me, knowing whats going on (well, she sometimes gets confused on what plays are challengable and what aren't)... she even watched a good deal of the Bengals game with me)
The Browns have a surprisingly good D again this year. Their O still sucks (even with 2 great RBs and a new vet QB). I thought the new OC would do great things... maybe he just needs a year??