Usually I’m pumped to be the first column to talk about the Thursday night game. Well this week it’s a bit different, I get to be the last major football column (ok, help me dream a little bit) to ever be published. Well I’ve maxed out all of my credit cards, invited only a select few family and friends to join me in my underground bunker, and quit my job (just kidding). So let’s hope everybody’s ready!
In Colin we Trust:
To all the haters, Kaepernick is 4-1 as a starter in the NFL. He has defeated Tom Brady and Drew Brees, both in enemy territory! He also has a 101.5 QB rating, and has 12 total TD’s versus only 2 INT’s. Anybody who still doesn’t think he belongs needs to breathe that in for a second.
How Crazy is Emmitt Smith’s Record:
Emmitt Smith’s rushing record stands at 18,355 yards. To put this in perspective, Steven Jackson just hit the 10,000 yard club on Sunday (Congrats Steven!!!), and is still over 8,000 yards shy. Another crazy anectdote, Adrian Peterson who has been tearing up the league for 6 years is still 10,000 shy of Smith’s record!
Greg Schiano started the season slow, and battled an NFL outcry of diving at the knees of offensive linemen while the winning team was taking a knee. The Football Gods rewarded him with a 4 game winning streak and a potential shot at the playoffs before letting him down.
Recently, Pete Carroll feels like he’s back at USC, and is throwing into the endzone with a 50 point lead. Well last week was worse. Up 47-17 in the 4th quarter, Seattle ran a fake punt 47-17. Carroll says it wasn’t his call, but seriously? If players realize that, not one person said “What are we doing?” Watch the Football Gods reward them with a playoff berth and then an ugly playoff blowout loss.
Game of the Year:
Wow, did anybody see the entirety of Sunday night’s game?!?! Luckily we had it on in the background while wrapping Christmas gifts, otherwise we may have switched it once it was 31-3 (the Survivor finale was on afterall). But other than Peyton Manning, the only other QB where no lead is safe is Tom Brady. It was crazy how with only 1 defensive stop they were within 14 points. And then they kept scoring and scoring. All of a sudden a 28 point lead was blown and it was tied 31-31!!! But then Kaepernick threw a TD pass on the 2nd play after the tie and the 49ers ran away from it there.
Stat of the Week #1:
The Chiefs had 8 yds total rushing
Stat of the Week #2:
Tim Tebow had a better passer rating on Monday night than Mark Sanchez did. And this was with 1 throw which was incomplete
Stolen Stat of the Week #3:
Until Sunday, only two of the 208 NFL games this season had been shutouts. On Sunday, there were three shutouts in 14 games. TMQ
Stat of the Week #4:
Adrian Peterson is averaging 6.3 yards per rush; Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder is averaging 5.9 yards per pass
Stat of the Week #5:
Andrew Luck is tied for the lead in most Interceptions at 18. Typical for a rookie QB, but he doesn’t have much to be ashamed about, his co-leader? Drew Brees
Stat of the Week #6:
Seattle has won its past two games by a combined score of 108-17.
Quote of the Week:
“The only entertaining thing about watching Monday night’s game was seeing just how bad Sanchez is” FMQB
Quote of the Week #2:
Hochuli’s charging $1000 an hour at his law firm” Al Michaels when Ed was taking forever to review a play
Realization of the Week:
Sanchez was so bad on Monday night, that he got 2 Quarterbacks fired! Jets came out and said they were parting ways with Tebow and a high probability for trading Sanchez. Guess who’s on the rumor mill? A straight up Sanchez for Vick trade!