That’s nice kid, but let me show you how it’s done:
In the Giants vs Redskins game, it was a back and forth match with the Redskins down by 4 late in the game. RGIII put on a simply masterful drive, grinding up both clock and yardage. It ended with an amazing throw barely over the Giants defender, dropping into Santana Moss’ arms in the endzone. But they left the Giants with 1:32 left on the clock, and with Eli-te Manning being the 4th quarter clutch QB to go to, you had to wonder if the Giants could pull it off. Well they didn’t waste much time, as Manning hit Cruz for a 77 yd touchdown. You could argue that the Redcheeks completely screwed up their coverage, I mean how do you let their #1 receiver get past you when the only place they can go is deep? But very clutch by Eli once again.
A lesson taught in 1st grade won the game!
The very first thing I remember learning in Baseball, Soccer, and Basketball was a 1-word mantra: Hustle. If you hustle with everything you’re doing, good things will happen. Professional players have a stigma of not caring, and not putting in the effort when it might not matter. Baseball players don’t run it out to first, Basketball players don’t move around without the ball like they do in college, it runs rampant. Well Malcolm Jenkins’ hustle for the Saints to run down Vincent Jackson 70 yds after the catch, literally won the game for the Saints. The Bucs had a first and goal on the 1, and failed to get any points on the play. Bravo Malcolm Jenkins, that play alone is the epitome of what being in the Pros should be all about.
The one nice thing that the NFL does, is allow Thursday night games that are exclusively on NFL Network to be re-broadcast by a local station in the team’s home market (i.e. the Vikings and Buccaneers games were shown in Minneapolis and Tampa Bay). So our local news picked the game up, and were doing a broadcast of their own. In the 1st quarter, FFMQB asked “doesn’t it sound like you can hear someone talking in the background?” Sure enough, you listened very close and it sounded like a guy speaking Spanish. But it didn’t exactly sound like a technical glitch, moreso it sounded like when you’re talking to someone on the phone and can faintly hear somebody having a conversation in the background. But somehow wires were crossed, because in the middle of the play, the English commentators were completely gone and the guy picked right up in perfect Spanish! We both sat baffled, wondering what the heck happened, until the English guy came back about 30 seconds later.
Quote of the Week #1:
“The game looked just as bad in Spanish as it did in English” Randy Shaver of Kare 11, diehard Vikings fan
German Stat of the Week:
Calvin Johnson has scored just one TD this year. By comparison, 32 players have scored at least one TD on DEFENSE this year. Thanks Chris!
Stat of the Week #2:
The last place team in the NFC East has scored more points than they have allowed
Stat of the Week #3:
Half the league’s QB’s are on pace for 4000 yd seasons this year!
Stat of the Week #4:
Drew Brees is on pace to shatter the passing yards record….again (on pace for 5600 yards)
Stat of the Week #5:
Washington, a losing team, is 3rd in total offense
Stat of the Week #6:
In the top 5 defenses for yards allowed, only 1 has a winning record
Stat of the Week #7:
So much for the Steelers D being old, they have given up the fewest amount of yards.
Games of the Week:
Dolphins vs Jets– their last meeting went into OT, and the Dolphins have only gotten better since
Falcons vs Eagles- Vick facing his old team off a bye could give them a chance to defeat the undefeated Dirty Birds
Giants vs Cowboys– It literally shocked me to see that the Cowboys were 3-3, it feels like they’re 1-5. Could be another interesting matchup between division rivals
Saints vs Broncos– Can anybody say shootout?
It has been 31 days since our last arrest. Two days away from the record!
Next Week: Halfway Analysis