Monday, November 02, 2009

Monday AM QB

Colts 18 - 49ers 14

I said in the beginning of the season that the Niners were going to be one of the most improved team in the NFL. I hate to gloat, but this game validated my suspicions.

SF looked impeccable on defense. They effectively neutralized the run and consistently took away the deep routes. And if that wasn't enough, they sacked Manning three times and put pressure on him almost every passing play. This caused overthrows, underthrows, and a lot of hurried passes.

This is his how bad it got for Indy. The only TD pass was from Joseph Addai to Reggie Wayne. That's it. The rest of the points came from Matt Stover FGs when well engineered drives stalled out. Otherwise, there were plenty of 3 and outs that can be credited to the aggressive nature of the Niner defense.

The thing that kept Indy in it was their defense. Other than allowing a long TD run early on, they didn't let Frank Gore get into a rhythm and would not allow Alex Smith to get in one, either. They made the big plays down the stretch, when they really needed to.

Bottom line, the Colts showed enough weaknesses against an underrated 3-4 defense, to provide the rest of their opponents some quality film to study.

Ravens 30 - Broncos 7

Finally the dream has been put on delay, Denver's offense has met a premier defense and looked a little human in the process. That said, the biggest storyline in this game was the Denver defense allowing the mediocre Baltimore offense to do more than enough to win the game.

The real test for Denver will be how they bounce back against a rejuvenated Steeler team next week.

Vikings 38 - Packers 26

I give some credit for guts to Aaron Rodgers for making it interesting down the stretch. In fact, he didn't play too badly for an overrated QB. But as we can see from the outcome of this game, Mr. Favre is the superior QB. The old man is phenomenal.

Titans 30 - Jags 13

Long awaited, long overdue, and much needed, congrats to Tennessee on their first win of the year. I am glad it was against the Jags, who will probably fire Jack Del Rio at the end of the year.

In other NFL news this weekend, I think it is important to note that KC, TB, and Washington did not lose this week. All three had bye weeks. Congrats to them too.


Greg said...

The Vikings look like the best team in the NFC, if not the NFL, no? Very balanced, high-powered team. Favre is a dick, but he is fun to watch.

I also watched NJ get pounded by Philadelphia. Eli sucked. Heh. So did the Giants' defense. They do not look like a playoff team. Apparently, they can only beat lousy teams.

Baltimore really needed that win, and they showed it. Denver has been playing above their talent level all year.

Props to the Chicago defense for giving me a good fantasy week, although it's hard not to look awesome against the Browns....

Rocket said...


On the Philadelphia win over the Giants.

Mazel Tov! I was thinking about you watching the game last night.

Greg said...

shalom, rocket.

Mazel Tov! I was thinking about you watching the game last night.

Hmm. Football being very manly, I guess that's okay. :)

LASunsett said...

//The Vikings look like the best team in the NFC, if not the NFL, no?//

Like I said earlier, I think the Vikes and the Saints will be in the NFC Championship. Whichever team wins that game may very win it all.

As a footnote to all of this:

I understand that when it's game time all bets are off. But to hear the GB fans boo him when he came out for warm-ups, after leading them to their only Super Bowl win since the merger and all of those exciting games he won in that uniform, was the epitome of classless behavior. It's something I expect out of Philly fans.

LASunsett said...

//I was thinking about you watching the game last night.//

I bet.

I think you were wondering how you could goad Greg into another one of his famous anti-Giants and anti-Eli Manning diatribes.

It's okay, I sometimes think about that too. ;)

A.C. McCloud said...

winning streak!

LASunsett said...

//winning streak!//

Who is going to stop them?