Better this week, but some teams let me down.
Washington @ Detroit - The Lions won. I don't know if this is good for the Lions or just THAT bad for the Redskins. One of my boys (Jeff, you know I'm talking about you), told me there was no way the Redskins lose this game. Well, they did a great job in making us both look foolish. Great job Lions, now it's time to get win #2. Inquisitive Mind 0 - 1 for the week.
Green Bay @ St. Louis - Just what the Packers needed knowing that they have Brett Favre and the Vikings next week. This is really going to be a good game. How did the Rams score 17 points though? Inquisitive Mind 1 - 1 for the week.
San Francisco @ Minnesota - Can I be real with you? I was crying watching this game. There was no way that the 49ers should have been in this and without a great catch by Greg Lewis, they would have won. Brett Favre came through for the Vikes and has them at 3-0 for the year. If AP's back is ok, the Vikes are going to be dangerous. Inquisitive Mind 2 - 1 for the week.
Atlanta @ New England - What is happening? I mean this was the biggest game of the season (yeah week 3) for the Falcons and they just go out and blow it. They had a wounded Patriots team and let them off the hook (cue Denny Green's rant about the Bears). This is a big set back for the Falcons. The Patriots may have gotten the boost that they needed to start a winning streak. Inquisitive Mind 2 - 2 for the week.
Tennessee @ New York Jets - This was a good game and my first advice to Senior Sanchez is to keep your head up when you're diving for the end zone. I thought they were going to carry him off the field after that one. The Jets are for real and Senior Sanchez is making people think he'll pull a Matt Ryan this year. Can the Titans stop the pass sometime this year? Inquisitive Mind 3 - 2 for the week.
Kansas City @ Philadelphia - Can people please get off the Kevin Kolb bandwagon (is it really a bandwagon after one game?) He was playing against the Chiefs!!!! The Chiefs. Me, you, and 30 people off the street could beat the Chiefs. He still sucks, trust me. Vick did nothing to show me he'll be playing extensively any time soon either. Glad next week is a bye. Inquisitive Mind 4 - 2 for the week.
New York Giants @ Tampa Bay - This was an old fashioned butt whuppin. At least the Bucs found out that Byron Leftwich isn't the answer. Inquisitive Mind 5 - 2 for the week.
Cleveland @ Baltimore - I think I said something about a QB controversy in Cleveland by week 3. Again, this game was unfair. It's like a 25 year old playing football with 5 or 6 5-year olds. Inquisitive Mind 6 - 2 for the week.
Jacksonville @ Houston - What in the hell happened here? MJD finally broke off with a 3 TD game and that's about it. The Texans defense couldn't get a stop all day long. Call this one luck for the Jaguars. Inquisitive Mind 6 -3 for the week.
New Orleans @ Buffalo - Talk about taking your foot off the gas. The Saints looked like they were going to score on almost every possession, but at some point, it looked like a mercy killing. The Saints keep marching on. Inquisitive Mind 7 - 3 for the week.
Chicago @ Seattle - Those had to be the ugliest jerseys EVER!!! The Seahawks play at least matched their look. That's kind of a low blow, because they actually played pretty well in the first half (or maybe the Bears just played badly). But the uniforms sucked. Now, I guess Mora has taken a note out of TO's book on how to throw people under the bus (Olindo Mare, the kicker). That's real sad. The kicker is supposed to make those kicks, but there were a lot of other people who weren't doing their jobs, but none of them got called out. Lack of character on the coaches side. Inquisitive Mind 8 - 3 for the week.
Miami @ San Diego - No LT, no problem. The Chargers won this game and Philip Rivers had another good one, but where's the domination? This team should be destroying teams like the Dolphins. They knocked Pennington out of the game, but I still don't see the whole picture with the Chargers. Inquisitive Mind 9 - 3 for the week.
Pittsburgh @ Cincinnati - 10 minutes left and the Steelers up and the Bengals score 2 TDs to win?!?!? Arrrrgh. The Steelers normally win with defense but that has sorely been lacking as of late. They did get some running from fast Willie Parker, but ehy also got the L. The Steelers better right the ship soon. Inquisitive Mind 9 - 4 for the week.
Denver @ Oakland - (Note to self, don't pick the Raiders for the rest of the year). I'm still shaking my head on this one. This kind of game will make Richard Seymour retire. The Raiders offense looked like a pop warner team playing a high school team. Inquisitive Mind 9 - 5 for the week.
Indianapolis @ Arizona - (I went out on a limb with this pick from the start). This was a good win for the Colts even though they lost Dwight Freeney for 2-3 weeks to an injured quad. Arizona couldn't muster much against this Colts pass rush. Even I know that you have to run the ball against the Colts to be successful. What happened to Beanie Wells? Hightower? I'm just disappointed in the Cardinals. Inquisitive Mind 9 - 6 for the week.
Carolina @ Dallas - See how good Tony Romo can look when you RUN the ball. The Cowboys finally got a win in the House that Jerry built. They shut down the Panthers offense except for a 2 minute stretch at the end of the 2nd quarter. Jake Delhomme might have to go into witness protection after 2 more INTs and another fumble lost. Note to the Cowboys, continue running the ball. At the beginning of the game you let Romo toss the ball around, but you didn't start winning until you ran the ball. It's simple. Inquisitive Mind 10 - 6 for the week.
Ok, 10 - 6 for the week is not bad. I lost games on the Steelers, Texans, and Falcons (a few more too). But I'll take those lumps. No one thought the Bengals would win, or did you? (I didn't think so. That puts my total for the year at a paltry 30 - 18. Not quite Vegas yet, but still not too bad.