Shorter post this week, mainly because I didn’t see a down of football. But some quick hits and interesting tidbits from Week 1.
- The fall from grace of the Browns hype-balloon is probably the fastest I’ve ever seen. They got killed, at home, by a team that didn’t make the playoffs last year.
- Speaking of a stomping, the Ravens manhandling of the Dolphins was also insane. It was 42-3 with time left in the FIRST half!
- At one point in the 2nd quarter, the Redskins were beating the Eagles 17-0.
- We have our 1st tie of the season, already.
- I’m not surprised that the Patriots beat the Steelers, but am surprised at the lack of offense the Steelers have with 2 of the 3 B’s gone
- Kyler Murray looked incredibly soft to start the game, but curious if the momentum he had in the 4th quarter is a picture of what could become.
- Sam Darnold is out with Mono, I’ve literally never seen that on an injury report before!
- I also don’t think I’ve seen a situation where “multiple players have contacted their agents to request a trade from the Dolphins.” Not the 2016 Browns, or the Lions.
- Sad to see Nick Foles out for a good chunk of the season. Would have been interesting to see what he could have done there
- The Saints/Texans ending looked like the most exciting game of the week
Stat of the Week:
God’s Gift to Man Cam is on a 8 game losing streak…
Stat of the Week #2:
Your top 4 QB’s in terms of yardage are Andy Dalton, Dak Prescot, Mathew Stafford, and Case Keenum
Stat of the Week #3:
Marlon Mack averaged 7 yards per carry, on 25 rushing attempts! And the Chargers should have known that the Colts would be run-heavy during their first game since the shocking Andrew Luck retirement.
Stat of the Week #4:
According to the official Win Probability numbers, when the Dolphins were down 59-10 with 1:05 remaining in the game, they statistically had a 0.1% chance of still winning the game.
Stat of the Week #5:
Lamar Jackson and Dak Prescott both had perfect passer ratings on Sunday
Stat of the Week #6:
The Browns had 18 penalties for 183 yards, and three turnovers in the 4th quarter. Same ol Browns team.
The Packers play 5 of the next 6 games at home, meaning their “Frozen Tundra” advantage may be minimal this year. Also primes them up to a hot start and cold finish ending 6 of their last 9 games on the road.
Antonio Brown Timeline:
The 6 day timeframe of AB was nuts, especially following it from Europe and waking up to see a new twist in the saga. Here we go:
Wednesday: Brown is fined by the Raiders due to missing 2 practices. Brown decides to post a picture of the letter from the GM on Instagram (brilliant move, and that’s either sarcasm or not depending on what you think Brown’s angle was.
Thursday: Brown gets in an altercation with the Raiders GM. Threatened to hit him, and reportedly had to be held back by teammates. Rumors he will be suspended by the team to avoid paying him his guaranteed $30M. Definitely won’t be playing Monday night.
Friday: Brown has an emotional apology within the locker room. Gruden is asked if Brown will play Monday night and he says “that’s the plan.”
Saturday: Brown decides to demand his release from the Raiders, they oblige and he’s officially a free agent.
Later Saturday: Brown signs with the New England Patriots (I’m not a conspiracy theorist, but tell me you don’t think this is fishy!)
Tuesday: Brown is accused of sexual assault, threat of being put on Commissioner’s Exempt list and not playing this season anyway
Thought of the Week:
The NBA is starting to wear off on the NFL. Basketball players run the league and they ran free agency this past offseason. Antonio Brown was able to essentially orchestrate his departure from the Raiders and sign with the Super Bowl contenders.
Memes of the Week: