FMQB: Houston, we need a new sponsor
Steelers QB Mason Rudolph got nailed with a vicious hit, and I’m not sure I’ve seen a player knocked out before he hit the ground like that before. I’m not buying the NFL’s response about this, and while I don’t blame them, the cart malfunction was inexcusable. The NFL is trying to play it off saying there was a 2nd cart available on the other sidelines (BS, they should have used it), and also saying that Rudolph asked to walk off on his own power (double BS, every player who gets hit asks to stay in the game). Rudolph looked loopy walking off and had a goofy smile on his face, he was obviously messed up. People won’t remember this 5 years from now, but this damages the NFL’s stance on player safety.
- Watch the Raiders. Of course they have 3 very tough games coming up, but their schedule could have them ending the season 7-1 to get to 10-6. Don’t sleep on them, they’ve beaten very good Bears and Colts teams.
- I’m not surprised Jay Gruden got fired, but am surprised at how early it happened.
- The talk about Jason Garrett and Adam Gase being fired is ridiculously too soon.
- If the Playoffs were to start today, 5 NFC teams with winning records would be “out.” This is going to shape up to be a great playoff run!
- It’s hard to tell if Baker Mayfield is in a slump, or if he is going to be a bust. But it’s amazing the fall from grace that has happened the past couple weeks.
- Gronk is returning this year, news he never filed his retirement papers is a sign
- Shocked that a 3rd string QB took the Steelers to OT with the Ravens
- Richard Sherman is one of the most well spoken, respected, and educated guys in the NFL. Why he called out Baker Mayfield is beyond me. He looks bad when video evidence caught him in a lie. The video itself made it look like Sherman didn’t make eye contact while Baker was trying to shake his hand.
It was a bit of a tough game to watch, but genius gameplan by Frank Reich to upset the Chiefs. He ran the ball 45 times and dominated the time of possession, basically keeping the Chiefs offense on the sidelines. It still took a Mahomes injury to seal the deal, but that might be the blueprint.
Situation of the Week:
Media after Eagles game: “Why wouldn’t you run the ball with Aaron Jones”
Matt LaFluer: *gives ball to Aaron Jones for 4 TD’s
Stat of the Week:
The Patriots have given up a paltry 6.8 points per game, less than half the points than the 2nd place Bears in that category.
Stat of the Week #2:
Baker Mayfield would have had a higher QB rating if he would have spiked the ball into the ground every single play
Quote of the Week:
“You know, if my key is still working Monday we get back to work”- Jay Gruden. Spoiler alert, his key wasn’t working…
Quote of the Week #2:
“I didn’t know this kind of football existed anymore in today’s NFL” Chris Collinsworth after the Colts ran for 45 times
Houston, we need a new sponsor:
Not sure anybody caught halftime between the Packers and Cowboys, but I laughed when Terry Bradshaw was desperately trying to get his Microsoft Surface to rotate the screen correctly and seemingly made a big deal out of it not working. Just funny because of how big of a sponsor Microsoft is, makes you wonder if he got talked to.
Clay Matthews broke his jaw last Thursday night. I almost broke my jaw when it dropped seeing the flag they threw on his “roughing the passer” penalty.
Fantasy update and quote of the week:
FFMQB: “Dang, whoever had Aaron Jones in Fantasy must have won huge!”
FMQB: “Yeah no kidding”
*checks score on Tuesday, wonders how I scored 196 points
FMQB: “Oh wow, I forgot I have Aaron Jones!
For some reason I haven’t been into Fantasy Football as much the past couple years despite my love for the game. So obviously I started a player on Bye this week which was a bummer.
Memes of the Week: