Wednesday, September 21, 2011

2011-12 NFL Week 2 Wrap Up

Yep, the wrap up is coming late this week and it was a tough week.  I was thisclose on some of these games, but that's how it goes.  Let's take a look.

Kansas City @ Detroit - I know the Lions are good, but are they THAT good?  Matt Stafford (23 of 39 for 294 yards, 4 TDs, 1 INT) had a very efficient game and the Lions put up 48 points.  Let that sink in, 48 points.  The Chiefs can pretty much wrap this season up and toss it in the can.  They have lost Moeaki, Berry, and Charles to torn up knees.  Matt Cassel (15 of 22 for 133 yards, 3 INTs) is looking like he's worthless and the I'm not sure that they even want to get on a football field next week.  Inquisitive Mind 1 - 0 for the week.  

Oakland @ Buffalo - My first thisclose game this week.  The Raiders looked good with limiting the Bills for most of this game but then Ryan Fitzpatrick (28 of 46 for 264 yards, 3 TDs, 1 INT) happened again.  The Bills were able to win this one late and go to 2-0 for the season.  Who would have thunk it?  I was happy to see Campbell (23 of 33 for 323 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT) play well and I can see this Raiders team being dangerous the rest of this year as long as they stay away from that 'I' (injury) word.  Maybe I should believe in the Bills now and Fitzpatrick has earned him a decent contract (PAY HIM!!).  Inquisitive Mind 1 - 1 for the week.  

Tampa Bay @ Minnesota - Not a terrible outing by McNabb (18 of 30 for 228 yards) but his butt is still on the line.  Somebody has to figure out how to flip Josh Freeman's (22 of 31 for 243 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT) switch so that he can be 'on' all the time.  This guy sees that 4th quarter on teh scoreboard and it's like he becomes the closer.  The Vikings had this game and then all of a sudden Freeman and LeGarrette Blount (13 carries for 71 yards, 2 TDs) turn this game for the Bucs.  Good game, but the Vikings are 0-2 and that's not going to work well in Minny.  How long do they stay with McNabb?  Inquisitive Mind 2 - 1 for the week.  

Chicago @ New Orleans - Tough game to watch for the Bears.  Probably even tougher for Jay Cutler (19 of 45 for 244 yards, 1 TD) to watch this game from where he was, which seemed to be on the turf on every play.  The Bears played pretty good on defense, but the offense gave up 6 sacks and 11+ hits on the Cutler.  He's not going to make it like that.  What was even more puzzling is that they stopped going to Forte (10 carries, 49 yards, 10 recs, 117 yards) on the ground.  (PAY FORTE, NOW!!  I imagine that the Bears are going to work him until he breaks and then try to low ball him.  Just watch.)  Brees (26 of 37 for 270 yards, 3 TDs) played well and the Saints defense, and DC Greg Williams, decided that they were going to try everything against this Bears offensive line.  Inquisitive Mind 3 - 1 for the week.  

Baltimore @ Tennessee - What a let down!!  I mean you go from handing the Steelers their behinds in one of the most dominate outings in a while and then come in and let Hasselbeck (30 of 42 358 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT) and Britt (9 rec, 135 yards, 1 TD) kill you?  Flacco (15 of 32 for 197 yards, 1 TD, 2 INTs), Rice (13 carries, 43 yards, 5 rec, 53 yards, 1 TD), Boldin (3 rec, 46 yards), what happened on the offensive side of the ball?  I'm still scratching my head over this one.  Inquisitive Mind 3 - 2 for the week.  

Cleveland @ Indianapolis - Another thisclose game.  I just thought that the Colts would be able to sneak this win.  I don't expect Collins (19 of 38 for 191 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT) to go out and throw for 300 yards, but I thought he could manage this team to a victory.  It just wasn't in the cards for the Colts.  Colt McCoy (22 of 32 for 211 yards, 1 TD) and Peyton Hillis (27 carries, 94 yards, 2 TDs, 4 recs, 23 yards) pretty much salted this game away for the Colts.  Talk about being in the running for Andrew Luck.  Just think, if the Colts get that pick and Manning is limited to another year or two,....and then you get Luck, the Colts should see this as a blessing. Inquisitive Mind 3 - 3 for the week.  

Jacksonville @ New York Jets - Luke McCown (6 of 19 for 59 yards, 4 INTs, a 1.8 QB rating) made McNabb's first weekend look like a Pro-Bowl performance.  Other than that the Jets just dominated and got an easy win.  Inquisitive Mind 4 - 3 for the week.  

Seattle @ Pittsburgh - The Seahawks are in the Luck sweepstakes too.  they looked horriawful. Inquisitive Mind 5 - 3 for the week.  

Arizona @ Washington - @MikeCrowder, you won again this week.  Your boy Grossman (25 of 43 for 291 yards, 2 TDs, 2 INTs) performed well and the Skins are 2-0 and leading the NFC East.  This moment in time should be recorded because this may be the highlight of the year.  I will say that the Skins defense is doing a great job of winning up front and making it easier for the offense.  Inquisitive Mind 5 - 4 for the week. 

Green Bay @ Carolina - Cam Newton (28 of 46 for 432 yards, 1 TD, 3 INTs, 10 car, 53 yards, 1 TD), is for real.  I know 2 games don't mean much, but Cam is showing that the Panthers are going to be a team to be recon with if they can stay healthy (they lost another LB in this game).  They put a scare into the Packers but weren't able to seal the deal.  Rodgers (19 of 30 for 308 yards, 2 TDs) and the Pack keep rolling and it's all about winning (no references to Charlie Sheen here).  Inquisitive Mind 6 - 4 for the week.  

Dallas @ San Francisco - Romo (20 of 33 for 345 yards, 2 TDs) goes from not being a closer to being THE man for the Cowboys in a week.  Romo returned to the game after having his rib(s) cracked and a punctured lung and the Cowboys won this game late.  We'll have to see how much he plays next week but for this week everyone is all smiles in the Big D.  I will say this, Alex Smith (16 of 24 for 179 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT) didn't look too bad in this game and they almost pulled this one out.  Inquisitive Mind 7 - 4 for the week.  

San Diego @ New England - They let me down again.  The Chargers had this game, but they always do this so I'm not sure I'm surprised.  Yes, Brady had a good game, but Rivers did too and had it not been for a Tolbert fumble and some other miscues the Chargers would be sitting with this win.  This is going to linger for a while.  Inquisitive Mind 7 - 5 for the week.  

Houston @ Miami - No Henne (12 of 30 for 170 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT) magic and a repeat of Schaub (21 of 29 for 230 yards, 2 TDs) and Tate (23 carries, 103 yards) for Houston.  Good win for the Texans who look to take advantage of Manning being out of their division.  Inquisitive Mind 8 - 5 for the week.  

Cincinnati @ Denver - Denver cut this one too close for me, but they figured it out in the end.  I like Kyle Orton (15 of 25 for 195 yards, 2 TDs) better than Grossman (since they're both former Bears QBs), but I also owe an apology to Andy Dalton (27 of 41 for 332 yards, 2 TDs).  Get it done young fella, get it done.  Inquisitive Mind 9 - 5 for the week.  

Philadelphia @ Atlanta - Great game.  Didn't want to see Vick hurt, but that happens.  The Eagles couldn't stop Turner and Gonzalez made us think that he has rewound the clock to somewhere in the 1990's.  Yes, Vick should have pointed at the scoreboard, cause they were up 10 when he got hurt, better than flicking people off when they are cheering for the fact that you got hurt.  The Falcons needed this win to make up for that egg they laid in Chicago.  Inquisitive Mind 9 - 6 for the week.  

St. Louis @ New York Giants - Spagnola should be fuming right now.  His team had his former team beat and then gave them the game.  You can't turn the ball over that many times and expect to win.  (Another Giants defender has feigned an injury, hold on a second).  Inquisitive Mind 9 - 7 for the week.  

A 9-7 week to go along with an 11-5 start brings us back to the pack, 20-12 for the season but a long way to go. 

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