Thoughts On the Early And Late Games Week 5

Wow.  That’s all I can say after spending yet another Sunday entranced with watching week five of the National Football League.  And to think that we still have two AFC battles to come with the Steelers-Chargers on Sunday night and the Ravens-Broncos on Monday night.

My picks this week were just one game short of undefeated.  The early games saw all winners, with my only loss coming in the 4pm game between the Cheifs and the Cardinals, with me having the Cards and the Chiefs coming out with the 3-point win.  Some of the picks were runaways (Bears, Giants), while some were way to close (Colts, Rams).

How about those Titans?  I know, they lost 14-13 to the Colts, but man, you have to give Jeff Fisher and Tennessee credit for coming oh so close to pulling off what would have, by far, been the biggest upset of the 2006 season.  The Titans gouged the Colts for 214 yards and averaged 6.9 yards per carry.  Maybe the Titans were on to something that other teams should copy when taking on the Colts, and that is to simply run, run, and run.  They also did a nice job in holding Peyton Manning to 166 yards through the air.  The Colts are still a powerhouse, but maybe there was just a chink in their armor today.

The “Game of the Year” did live up to being a very good game, between the Cowboys and Eagles, and with the game less than having ended 15 minutes ago – I can say simply one thing – Bill: FIND ANOTHER QB!!!  I know that Drew Bledsoe did not have ton of time to throw, but even when he did, he was awful.  The Cowboys are not going anywhere with him back there bouncing balls in, and worst of all, underthrowing, leading to picks.  The worst throw all day had to be the underthrow to T.O. that led to a pick.  You could also see the frustration just about every play on the part of Owens, which was no shock as he lost to his old team.

The Lions are my team of the day when it comes to totally blowing away the game.  They did so in Minnesota, as they were up 17-3 going into the 4th quarter, only to allow Minnesota to score 23 points without blinking an eye as they went on for a 26-17 win.  Jon Kitna has got to go for the Lions, he fumbled the ball once that was taken at the one for a TD by the Vikings, then later with 1:31 left threw a pick that was returned for a TD.  Chester Taylor continues to run well for the Vikings, going for 123 yards on the ground on 26 carries, an average of 4.7 yards per carry.

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