I know we are now into week 6 but I’m usually late to the party anyway so here are my observations and thoughts from week 5 of the NFL season.
We had 3 Overtime games, all entertaining to watch and for me, at least for one game, a genuine pleasure to watch. the browns beat the Ravens in Baltimore for the first time since 2007, and strange enough the score was exactly the same this time as it was last time. McCown threw for 457 yards and that is the most ever by any Cleveland QB in their history. funny how now the Johnny talk has been silenced. Josh is probably thinking to himself.. HOW DO YOU LIKE ME NOW???
Seattle Cincy was fun to follow. Not sure I am too happy with the Bengals being undefeated, but at least we can say Seattle is not as tough as they were last year and that defense has shown signs of weakness and vulnerability.
Never thought the Skins would take Atlanta to OT, but they showed toughness and gave Atlanta everything they could handle. However… in OT.. Kirk Cousins doing Kirk Cousins things…
Tampa won their first game. Does it really count though if it is against Jacksonville?. they allowed 31 points to the lowly jags, and that does not bode well for that defensive unit the remainder of the season.
New Orleans cant win away from the dome… or outside. Never have… they looked awful. Proof of that is how they took an early lead tonight at home against the aforementioned Falcons..
Did anyone besides Jon Olson actually watch the Bills-Titans???
I would like to thank the Detroit Lions for their participation in this years NFL Season. Pick up your commemorative ribbon at the front desk…
Brandon Weeden proved to all of the Cowboy Fans how vital Tony Romo actually is to that team. they will miss the playoffs. Romo was heard after the game telling tom Brady that “He’ll see him in February” Umm tony, have you MET Matt Cassell? He’s the guy that couldn’t cut it in either Minnesota or Buffalo….
Rod Woodson… first ballot HOF. Picks off Peyton TWICE, after not intercepting him at all his entire career. Remember, Peyton finished second to Woodson for the Heisman trophy.
The giants should be ashamed of allowing the 9ers to stay so close to them on Monday night. They aren’t that good, and the giants are better than people thing they are.
Jose Bautista… you do you my man, what a shot, what a clutch hit, and that was a lot of fun to watch. Hat tip to the Cubbies for showing Robert Zemekis has fortune telling skills no one ever thought he had.
Well that’s my recap.. promise a more thorough post on this next week. Will probably include much more baseball since the playoffs have been so much the last couple days.
Scott Wright “The Sports Nerd”