Pats 31 - Colts 28
Give them credit for not giving up, give them credit for coming back in the end to make a game of it. But in the end, the Colts were outmanned and outgunned throughout most of the game. The Patriots pretty much dictated the pace.
Indy had lots of opportunities long before the last drive that culminated in a game winning interception. But they could not cash in on them and the defense could not stop the NE offense, until the end of the game. I think it was because the Pats defense was finally getting tired.
As has been the case for the last 3 weeks, the inexperience of the receiving corps was part of the Colts' problem on offense. Indy is best when they can make good catches, because their running game is dependent on those catches. Being able to spread the field opens up the running lanes. But early on, they could not establish much of either on a consistent basis, which made NE's job easier.
When the offense was finally starting to click, it was Manning who made the final grave error that cost them the game. Don't get me wrong, without Manning the Colts would be a two win team right now.....maybe one. But in the clutch moment of the game, I would have expected him to make better decisions, especially when there was little pressure and they were in FG range.
Oh well....they did exceed my predictions. So it my hope they can come back next week with some more confidence and beat the highly overrated Chargers..... and their punk quarterback.
I also must credit NE for playing up to their potential and not taking a banged up Indy team lightly. They did what they had to do, they did not look overconfident. They played with meaning and purpose........and they executed.
Skins 19 - Titans 16
I think Tennessee needs to reevaluate whether Young is the the QB of this team for the future, or not. It's not his performance or his ability to attract injuries. Injuries are one of those things that sometimes cannot be controlled.
It is his temperament and his immature attitude that is the primary cause of his downfall. There is too much talent on this team to be held hostage to one big baby, who has yet to do what it takes to earn respect.
Jets 30 - Texans 27
Either the Jets are the luckiest team in the league or the Texans are the unluckiest. Maybe it's both. NY finds ways to win in the last minutes after looking mediocre. Houston finds ways to blow it, after showing flashes of greatness.
In this case, I feel very sorry for David Schaub. He did all he could do to get them into a great position to win this one. It was the Texans' secondary that blew this one.
Packers 31 - Vikings 3
This is really it. It's official. Brett Favre was phenomenal last year, but he is now done. And so is Brad Childress.
Time for the Vikings to fire Childress and bench Favre. There isn't much to salvage for the season, but the rest of the team can get some quality work without having to deal with the sideshows.
I have been a fan of Brett's for years. He has been one of the greatest I have seen in my lifetime, and is destined for the Hall of Fame. But, it's time to go quietly into that good night.
Goodbye Brett, we knew you well. Go repair your marriage (if it's salvageable) and leave the football to the young guys. You will be hurting badly in your later years, as it is. You do not want to be crippled.
So, what did you all see?