FMQB: “It’s Just Football”
Shorter post this week, a lot of quick hits and not much in depth analysis. Hope to be back in action next week.
The Patriots are guaranteed to be alone in 1st place when Tom Brady come backs. Talk about crazy! Amazing coaching job as well. I think had they gone 1-3 they could still win the division, and 2-2 would have been considered a success. Instead, 4-0 is very likely at this point.
Offenses Waking Up:
Rams scored 9 point in 2 games, 0 TD’s. All of a sudden racked up 4 TD’s on Sunday on the road
Seahawks had scored 1 TD all season (last minute in Week 1), but also racked up 4 on Sunday
For 0-3 teams, at least the Jaguars are entertaining to watch. The Bears on the otherhand are just terrible. And for some reason we get them in another slot of back-to-back primetime games later in the season. How do they get 4 primetime games?!?!
Stat of the Week:
Anybody have Marvin Jones and Stefon Diggs as the Top 2 receivers in the league?
Stat of the Week #2:
The entire AFC South has a negative point differential, while the entire AFC West are in the positive
Stat of the Week #3:
Ryan Fitzpatrick threw 6 INT’s on Sunday, more than every other QB has in the season so far. Somehow he was never sacked the entire game. Seems like an odd combo
Stat of the Week #4:
LeGarrett Blount is leading the league in rushing yards and rushing TD’s
Stat of the Week #5:
We keep looking at Carson Wentz and their offense, but Philly’s D is leading the league; giving up only 9 points per game.
Stat of the Week #6:
The Vikings, Ravens and Eagles all 3-0! Meanwhile the Bengals, Cardinals, Panthers, and Redskins have 4 wins combined
New Wave of QB’s:
With all the hullabaloo surrounding Dak Prescott and Carson Wentz, the overlooked QB right now is Trevor Siemian. John Elway ditching Brock Osweiler was a mistake in most people’s eyes, but keep in mind that the Patriots and Giants both do the same thing with high priced free agents. So Osweiler is taking up $18M of salary cap while Siemian is at $525K but still has his team at 3-0….wow. The whole Rookie QB phenomena this year is an awesome story, the only other time I remember this hype was when Matt Ryan and Joe Flacco were rookies, or back with Ben Roethlisberger went 15-1 his rookie year.
New Wave Stat:
Dak Prescott, Carson Wentz, Jimmy Garoppolo and Trevor Siemian are a combined 10-1. And have thrown 15 TD’s vs 3 INT’s
Surprises of the Week:
Philadelphia smacking Pittsburgh
Minnesota setting Carolina straight on the road
Arizona forgetting to show up against a high draft pick team
Poor 2nd Half:
If there were 5 quarters in football, the Packers would have lost by 17. Watching the Lions come back in the 2nd half was painful
Quote of the Week:
“It’s just football” Carson Wentz
Quote of the Week #2:
“He’ played like a freakin’ Hall of Famer” Steelers Cameron Hayward
Quote of the Week #3:
“The Browns can win out” Terrell Pryor (enter the Angel’s in the Outfield Dad saying “Yeah and the Angels will win the pennant”)
Quote of the Week #4:
“Do we have to watch the game tonight?” FFMQB. Said about the last 2 Thursday night matchups. You hear that schedule-makers?!?!