FMQB: Who ya gonna call?
- The Bills have the 2nd best record in the AFC
- The Cardinals have won 3 straight
- Wow, Trubisky just looked awful out there. Hard to imagine he was a division champ last year
- Also the fall from grace of Daniel Jones and Gardner Minshew has been rapid. Both are hardly a story anymore
- Brett Maher hit a 63 yd FG which is 1 shy of the record. He became the first Kick to have 2 60+ yard FG’s in a season
- Kirk Cousins should play angry more often.
- EVERY YEAR the Chargers have some crazy loss happen to them. Every year!
Rushing Back from Injury:
Both the Chiefs and Saints are in a bit of a weird quandry that may actually be beneficial to bench MVP caliber QB’s. When Brees went down in Week 2, I think it was safe to say that making the playoffs was extremely questionable at that point; 1-1 with a backup QB for the next 6 weeks. Instead Teddy Bridgewater is an undefeated 5-0 and has them as the #2 seed at the moment. Brees has stated he wants to play Sunday, but why not give Bridgewater 1 more start against the mediocre Cardinals? The Saints have their Bye next week, so that’s 2 additional weeks of healing and you get a fresh Brees back Week 10 for a Super Bowl run.
Same with Mahomes. He reportedly practiced just a week after dislocating his kneecap (dang) and hasn’t been ruled “out” yet. The Packers are in town this week so that’s a tough matchup, maybe 50-50 chance you win that game. They’re not in a competitive division, and they have a game and a half lead (plus the tiebreaker) over Oakland. I guess with his injury there’s a higher likelihood of it happening again. His knee is weak, let him rest and you’re still basically a lock to make the playoffs! And I’m not remotely insinuating that Matt Moore is the next coming of Tom Brady, but he did outscore the Broncos 20-0 and played in basically all but 10 minutes of the game.
Stat of the Week #1:
QB’s on the roster for the 2016 Patriots are a combined 17-2.
Stat of the Week #2:
Kliff Kingsbury has a better win percentage in the NFL at .500 than he did in college
Stat of the Week #3:
If the Patriots Offense literally never took the field at any point in their first 7 games, they would still have a 3-3-1 record
Stat of the Week #4:
Jimmy Garropolo is 14-2 as a starter
Stat of the Week #5:
The Chargers have lost 5 games by 3, 3, 7, 7, 7 points.
Stat of the Week #6:
Fastest player to 40,000 passing yards? Matthew Stafford. At 31, you could also argue that he’s only halfway through his career. Wow.
Crazy Stolen Stat:
Comparing stats to the strong 2004 QB Class, although it’s impossible to overlook Super Bowl rings. But look at this!
Phillip Rivers: 56,870 yards
Ben Roethlisberger: 56,545
Eli Manning: 56,537
Stolen Stat #2:
The Bills are 5-1, and their next 5 opponents are a combined 8-25.
Catch of the Year:
Quote of the Week:
“I’m seeing ghosts out there” Sam Darnold
Quote of the Week #2
You’ve compared Julian Edelman to a squirrel, what does that make Belichick?
“The Grinch”- Rob Gronkowski
Thought of the Week:
I don’t know why, but the Oklahoma Sooner wagon tipping on the field made me laugh way harder than I should have.
Memes of the Week: