My reaction to every game that has just been played this past weekend:
I expected this to occur. The colts being one of the best team's in the league and the Texan's being one of the worst, this score is pretty self explanatory.
New Orleans 34
Green Bay 27
This game was unpredictable, it was really a throw up between these two teams. Green Bay just couldnt produce enough points in the end to pull it out, but Brett Favre looked great.
This game was highly predictable. As the Bengals are emerging into the great team they are, the Browns are still trying to figure themselves out. Palmer passed for over 300 yards while Rudi Johnson was shredding it up on the ground. The browns never had a chance, even with Cincinnatis poor defense.
Two names: Brian Urlacher/Lance Briggs. The Lions didnt have a chance against this defense. Let alone any defense in the league. It seems as though the Lions will never win a game.
Ok, Oakland is currently the worst team in the league. In fact, they just might be the worst team I have ever seen. Their offense is absolutely pathetic, and their defense isnt the greatest either. Warren Sapp's two sacks were a fluke, he didnt even have a solo tackle. Dont expect Oakland to be going anywhere for a while. Oh, and as for Baltimore, they are looking damn good.
Tampa Bay 3
The hype over Tampa Bay this past summer has been ecstatic, but their play hasnt been. Chris Simms loves to throw interceptions and their Cadillac seems broken. Atlanta is looking decent.
NY Giants 30
This game was a fight to the end, with the Gaints coming out on top in a tremendous fashion. Both these teams were pretty equally matched, Philly just fell apart in the end. Not much else to say.
What is the deal with Carolina?. Fans and analysts alike have chosen them to win the super bowl. Could we be seeing one of the biggest busts in recent years? Only time will tell.
Culpepper just cant seem to get it done early. His team has lost their first two games and they arent showing any good signs. Buffalo isnt the greatest either, which makes this Miami loss even more surprising.
The outcome of this game surprised me quite a bit. Arizona seems to have improved their team tremendously, but the results of this game show otherwise. Its still early, and nothing is set in stone. For Seattle, Shaun Alexander didnt look great, but at least he had a touchdown.
St. Louis 13
San Francisco 20
St. Louis seems to be in a time of confusion. I dont think anyone knows whats going on with that team. San Francisco seems to be showing some signs of life, Frank Gore is doing much better than Barlow ever did, so at least there's something for 49ers fans to be happy about.
San Diego 40
The biggest massacre of the week was well expected. Tenessee might be right up their with Oakland in running for the worst team, and Kerry Collins is about as useful as a bag of dirt. San Diego looks to be one of the best teams out of the gate, Rivers is passing like a pro and Tomlinson is doing his usual thing. I think the Chargers are showing early signs of Super Bowl potential.
New England 24
NY Jets 17
The outcome of this game was pretty predictable. The Jets looked promising after week one, but there was no way they were gonna keep up with the Patriots. End of story.
Kansas City 6
I think the injury to Trent green may have hurt the Chiefs a little, but not much considering the fact that Larry Johnson danced over people like it was Saturday Night Fever. However great his performance was, it made no difference in the end as the Broncos came out on top.
Before the season started many people thought the Redskins would come out roaring. Well they certainly came out, but it definately wasnt roaring. Beaten two times in a row, and doing pretty much nothing on offense, they could be an early bust.
They couldn't even muster up a point? Pittsburgh looked absolutely deflated in their Monday night performance. Roethlisberger looked dreadful against the Jaguar defense, and Parker might as well have sat on the bench. At least they can be happy about their defense. As for the Jaguars, that defensive performace was outstanding, it seems Jacksonville fans have something to be excited about.
And that about does it. I will be back for next weeks reactions.