FMQB: The Damage has been done my friend
- The Falcons have beaten the 49ers and Saints both on the road (arguably top 2 teams in the NFC), but are 3-9 against the rest of the league
- Brees beats Manning’s record, set’s record for completion percentage going 29-30. Somehow didn’t have a perfect passer rating
- Cleveland is the only team without a winning season in the 2010s decade
- With Daniel Jones back under center, it looks like Eli Manning will finish his career exactly at .500
- The Bears botched the final 2 plays in my opinion, but holy cow did they get close to scoring on that play!
Coin flip controversy
I’ve learned my 3rd thing in 2 weeks! I never knew with the coin toss, that you were deferring the “decision.” I always thought you were deferring possession. Thus if you chose to kick, you’d automatically get the ball back at halftime. I think we’re lucky this wasn’t a closer game, because this would have been a huge controversy. As a Rams fan, I don’t have a problem with getting the call right, but I do have an issue with McVay not learning until coming out of the halftime tunnel that the Rams would start on defense. That’s too late to make that call. Choose ANY of the TV timeouts to radio into the refs that it’s Cowboys ball, and tell McVay in the 1st or 2nd quarter about it.
Stat of the Week:
The Falcons scored 2 Touchdowns in 2 seconds (of game time of course), which is an NFL record
Stat of the Week #2:
The Buccaneers have won 5 of their last 6 games
Stat of the Week #3:
Quarterback, Taysom Hill, has equal to or more TD receptions than Stefan Diggs, Jason Witten, Alson Jeffery, Davante Adams, George Kittle, Larry Fitzgerald, Jimmy Graham, Sammy Watkins, Will Fuller, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Odell Beckham, Antonio Brown, and Josh Gordon. Just to name a few
Stat of the Week #4:
Michael Thomas needs 11 receptions in 2 games to break the all time record held by Marvin Harrison
Stat of the Week #5:
Jameis Winston leads the league in both yards and interceptions. It’s also crazy to think that it’s probably a 50-50 chance that Winston remains a starter for the Bucs next year, but is about to become the 12th player in history to throw for 5000 yards.
Stat of the Week #6:
Drew Brees has 5 of the 11 seasons with 5000 passing yards. He has also thrown for the most TD’s in NFL History. Brees has never won an MVP
Stat of the Week #7:
For the first time since 2008, the season he got hurt in Week 1, Tom Brady was not selected to the Pro Bowl.
Number of the Week:
Eight….that’s how many minutes of Bengals sideline footage the Patriots had on tape. That’s more than just a little “perspective”
For the Record:
How do you “suspend” someone, who 3 days earlier was an “independent contractor not associated with the team.” That’s what the Patriots did to their videographer
Congrats to Drew Brees on breaking Manning’s record. Ironically Manning is going to go from #1 to #3 in a 5 day timespan assuming Brady tosses a couple on Saturday. It’s crazy to think how the last couple record breakers have absolutely crushed the old #1. Favre beat Marino’s by 88 TD’s, then Manning beat Favre by 31. Now Brees is #1 and likely has 1-3 more years to pad that stat. Also crazy to see how much the league has shifted, Eli Manning is 7th on this list despite only making the playoffs 6 times in his career and posting a .500 record.
Quote of the Week:
”Come on guys, I don’t see the advanced scout in this footage” Bengals security
“I can delete this for you right here” Patriots videographer, in a sleazy Boston accent
“The damage is done my friend” Bengals security
Quote of the Week #2:
“Heads or Tails” Ref
Or something like that
Last 2 Games.
It’s getting a little bit easier to predict playoffs than it was 4 weeks ago. But down to the final 2 games! In fact, it almost looks so easy that when I did the final 2 weeks, it’s the exact same picture we see today. Well that’s no fun…
Memes of the Week: