Off of a good 10-5 week and I go back in the dungeon. This is scary, in a bad way.
Arizona @ St. Louis - The Cardinals defense didn't show up but the Rams did. Add to that a sprinkling of Steven Jackson and the Rams end up with the win. Inquisitive Mind Blog 0-1 for the week.
Long weekend with the kids so we making this the abbreviated version.(Probably should have been drinking as I watched these games. Something hard, and something that would make me forget all of Sunday).
Cincinnati - The Bengals just let me down. You let the Dolphins steal a game from you in the AFC. This loss will come back to haunt them. Yes, I was up on the Bengals last week, still like them, but this was disappointing. Inquisitive Mind 0-2 for the week.
Green Bay - Andrew Luck, welcome to the NFL. People compare him to Peyton, but let him be him. He brought his team back and won this game against one of the big boys in the league. I said that the Seahawks game would haunt the Packers later in the year, but add this one to the list. Inquisitive Mind 0-3 for the week.
Baltimore - A freakin 9-6 game? At least it's a win and the first right one for me this week. Baltimore I'm gonna need some more 'O'. Inquisitive Mind 1-3 for the week.
Washington - RGIII gets knocked out so that should give me a mulligan on this pick, right? For all of you that are on this Cousins stuff about replacing RGIII, go back to sleep. Inquisitive Mind 1-4 for the week.
New York Giants - Thank you Eli for making my pick look good. Inquisitive Mind 2-4 for the week.
Philadelphia - Tough loss for the Eagles, but Mike Vick, if you remember it's about Shady and not you to win these games. Remember your good years in ATL, you had a running back that helped significantly and you stayed healthy. Wash, Rinse, Repeat. Inquisitive Mind 2-5 for the week.
Seattle - Figured the Panthers would lose a tough game. Leave your young QB alone Panthers fan. Inquisitive Mind 3-5 for the week.
Chicago - The Bears are back. I mean they are really back and if this offense can find a way to protect Cutler, they just might head to the Superbowl. I'm saying that right now!! Inquisitive Mind 4-5 for the week.
Minnesota - Is it too late to wear my purple gear in honor of the most surprising team in the NFL? The Vikings are winning on defense and special teams. How long will it last? Inquisitive Mind 5-5 for the week.
Denver - Yes, Peyton Manning, you did all you could and it wasn't you, but you guys sucked late in this game. The defense finally got some stops, but too many miscues on offense doomed this game. The sideline pictures of Peyton's forehead pretty much said it all. BTW, can they find a helmet that fits him a little better? Inquisitive Mind 5-6 for the week.
San Francisco - Butt whuppin, but we will have to watch this injury to Alex Smith. Not a fan of his, but him being hurt may impact this team. Inquisitive Mind 6-6 for the week.
New Orleans - Finally, the Saints won a game. I think Andy Reid somehow got the Chargers radio frequency and started making some play calls for them. Something happened because the Chargers started the game pretty well, but then it all went bad. Inquisitive Mind 7-6 for the week.
Houston - Good game against a game Jets team. The Jets pulled every trick in the book and they still came up short. To Tebow or Not to Tebow is the question and it really doesn't matter much because I'm not sure he can change the funk this team is in. Rex Ryan, you may want to keep your bags packed because it's not looking food for you. Inquisitive Mind 8-6 for the week.
We have done worse than an 8-6 week, but you must accentuate the positives, eliminate the negatives, and latch on to the affirmative. That brings us to a 39-38 record for the season. Let's just say we're going to need a few perfect weeks here to catch up.