Thursday, September 12, 2013

Wow that was Week 1

The NFL sure does know how to put on a show. Week 1 was full of twists and turns and stupid penalties. I'm sure that with how the game is being called football is going to be call flag football soon. But the surprise of surprises had to be between the Jets pulling out the win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the New York Giants having 6 turnover which led to the Cowboys' first win against the Giants in their own home (which is really embarrassing). The Giants can't be too upset about their loss because had it not been for the turnovers the Giants would've easily won that game and also with those 6 turnovers the Cowboys should've won by a larger margin.

The Jets on the other hand better be counting their lucky stars over the over-aggressiveness of a Tampa Bay Buccaneer who had a late hit on quarterback Geno Smith which lead to a 15 yard penalty on the Buccaneers and got them in perfect position to kick a last minute field goal which pushed them over the top to a win that I didn't think they would get. The Philadelphia Eagles showed off their new offense under new head coach Chip Kelly and as fast as they got off to in the first half of the game they just couldn't find the same momentum in the second half and ran only 24 plays while in the first half they went off with 50-some odd plays. The Eagles have the players they need to run Kelly's scheme, but a hard hitting defense will be able to slow them down almost to a crawl.

The Green Bay Packers and the San Francisco 49ers played on Sunday and it looks like the rivalry between these two teams is headed back to the days of the 90's when these two teams had several heated showdowns. At one point Packer linebacker Clay Matthews hit 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick while Kaepernick was already out of bounds and it started a melee between the players on the field which lead to a mistake by referees. Since there were offsetting penalties between both teams technically the 49ers should've just lost the down and kicked a field goal instead the referees let the 49ers replay the down which lead to a 49er touchdown. I guess it isn't just the first game for the players.

I can't talk about week 1 without mentioning the show Peyton Manning put on against the defending champion Baltimore Ravens. 7 touchdown passes in one game tied the record for most touchdowns in one game. The Ravens showed little to no pass rush which gave Peyton all the time he needed to pick the Raven secondary apart. Week 2 of the season should have its share of fireworks since the Denver Broncos face the New York Giants, the Seattle Seahawks face the San Francisco 49ers, and the New England Patriots face the New York Jets. Good to all fantasy owners and to all the betters out there.

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