Monday, September 14, 2009
Sportz' Notes From Week 1 of NFL Season
As I was flipping channels and monitoring four TVs today, here are some of my takes from what happened during Week 1 of the NFL season.
REDSKINS PLAYED DECENT: Most of my attention stayed on the Redskins-Giants late game. The Redskins lost, 23-17, but I'm not that angry about it. Sure, the Redskins gave up a fumble that turned into a key TD, but they fought back a bit after being down 17-0 and 23-10. Still, they needed a fake field goal to score their first TD and faced a prevent Giants defense on their final score. The defense was pretty much bend and not break but this offense needs to show some sort of consistency. The Skins rushed for just 51 yards; Clinton Portis gained 34 of that on his first carry.
JAKE DELHOMME IN PLAYOFF FORM: That's not a good thing. Delhomme was trying to make everyone forget about his horrific showing in last season's playoff loss to Arizona. Throwing four interceptions and fumbling once won't do that. Here is the amazing part about that: Delhomme didn't even get to finish the 3rd quarter!!!! The Panthers have no other real option after Delhomme so he needs to get his act together.
SANCHEZ WINS! SANCHEZ WINS!: Congrats to Mark Sanchez, the rookie quarterback that led the New York Jets to a win in Houston.
BENGALS LOSS: It could only happen to the Bengals. A fluke tipped ball that landed in Brandon Stokley's mitts and Cincinnati went from 1-0 to 0-1.
BRETT FAVRE MAY ACTUALLY LISTEN: Favre typically is asked to be the offense for his teams. In Minnesota, he has the league's deadliest weapon standing behind him in Adrian Peterson. Some feel that Favre may elect to be the star of the offense and not fully utilize A.P.'s wares. But in the Vikes first game, Favre had no problem turning around and sticking it in Peterson's ribs.
DOLPHINS DROWN: Both Atlanta and Miami were surprise teams last year. Both are in my "teams to disappoint this season". And both played at the Georgia Dome today. Michael Turner didn't have a big day (which is my prediction and why I don't have faith in Atlanta) but that defense really stepped up and Matt Ryan continued his development.
DREW BREES = WOW!!!: The Saints are one of my surprise teams this year. When your offense is that good (Brees 6 TDs) then you always have a chance. Still, I'm not impressed with a N'Awlins defense that gave up 27 points to the crappy Lions who started a rookie QB.
BY THE TIME I GET TO ARIZONA: Uh oh. The Cardinals looked like a team that would follow the trend of Super Bowl losers missing the postseason.
GOD THE RAMS SUCK: Let's hope that stays true next week when they visit Washington!
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