RECAPS WEEKS 6-10
Wacky Week, 1st week under 500. My BEST BET on SUNDAY night won, DAL-5 ½ over WASH. I also went 1-1 on SBRFORUM. But some gms were looking good at half time then total collapse. That’s why they play the games. Looking forward to wk 7.
NY Giants 21 @ 27 Chicago Bears CHI-7 ½ L
Neither team scores in the 4th qtr. Eli 1TD, 3 INTS incl a PICK6 as GIANTS were in a hole early. RB Brandon Jacobs 22-106 yds 2 tds, great night. CHI no cover are 0-3-1 ATS @HOME. Cutler no mistakes. Eli, INT on a late drive to seal victory for CHI.
Cincinnati Bengals 27 OT @ 24 Buffalo Bills BUFF+7 W
Thad Lewis played a great game for a guy w/only 2 game experience & came back from 14 down. But in OT BUFF sp teams couldn’t contain CINNCY as they set up for great field position for a fg in OT.
Detroit Lions 31 @ 17 Cleveland Browns CLEVE+3 L
CLEVE up 17-7, self destructs in the 2nd half & doesn’t score a point while giving up 24. Weeden 2 INTS in the 2nd half, made some bad decisions leading to the loss. Stafford 4tds/1INT. DET WR Joesph Fauria, 3rec/34yds 3tds.
Oakland Raiders 7 @ 24 KC Chiefs OAK+9 L
10 sacks of Pryor, plus 3 INTS & KC wins big. This game was close at the getgo but DEF for KC was just too much. Pryor was contained as the KC DEF forced him to make many mistakes.
Carolina Panthers 35 @ 10 Minnesota Vikings MINN-2 ½ L
MINN in total disarray. CAM threw for 3 tds & ran for 1td. Cassel 2ints,MINN 75rush yds. CAR looked like world beaters & VIKES were never in this one. Can CAR ride this into nxt week w/STL?
Philadelphia Eagles 31 @ 20 TB Buccaneers TB+1 ½ L
TB up 17-14 then collapse, score a total of 3 points in the 2nd half. Nick Foles 3tds, 0 INTS. Lesean McCoy 116 yds rushing. WR Riley Cooper 120 yds rec. PHILLY DEF & TB inconsistency was prevalent in the 2nd half. Will Foles start next week or is it Vick? TB Vincent Jackson had 9 rec, 114 yds rec & 2 tds in a losing cause.
GB Packers 19 @ 17 Baltimore Ravens BALT+3 W
GB holds on as BALT stages a comeback only to fall short but cover as BALT is 3-0 ATS @HOME. GB James Jones & Randall Cob both left w/injuries, both did not return. GB had 5 sacks of Flacco. GB had a crucial 1st down very late in the 4th GB to seal the win. GB Jordy Nelson had 4rec/113 yds 1 td, the star of the gm.
St. Louis Rams 38 @ 13 Houston Texans HOU-7 ½ L
Total collapse for HOU as Schaub gets injured. 4 turnovers & 2 td returns on DEF for STL. A gm that HOU needed was a blowout for STL. Bradford perfect w/ 3tds 0 INTS & no turnovers. 5 sacks of HOU QBs, no sacks of Bradford. Sad day for HOU.
Pittsburgh Steelers 19 @ 6 NY Jets NYJ- 2 ½ L
Sloppy gm for Geno, 2 INTS on big drives that led to pints for PITT & Big BEN found Emmanuel Sanders wide open after Cromartie blew the coverage. NYJ awful after a nice win @ATL.
Jacksonville Jaguars 19 @ 35 Denver Broncos DEN-27 ½ L
I even said lay the points & pray. Sloppy DEN team actually let JAGS hang around & Peyton threw a PICK6 & had 2 lost Fumbs. JAGS Henne did torch the DEN secondary but had 2 INTS. JAGS Justin Blackmon had 14rec/190 yds. DEN secondary looks vulnerable. DEN Knowshon Moreno had 3 rush TDs.
Tennessee Titans 13 @ 20 Seattle Seahawks SEA-13 ½ L
Sloppy gm for SEA which let TENN hang around & actually lead @half on a muffed FG which led to a TENN TD. TENN Fitzpatrick 2INTS, Chris Johson 33yds rushing. Marshawn Lynch 77yds rush, 2tds.
NO Saints 27 @ 30 NE Patriots NE-2 ½ W
One for the ages seesaw game going back & forth but Brady throws a TD w/:05 left in the game to win it for NE. Ridley for NE ran for 96 yds & 2 tds. Talib & Amendola left for NE w/injuries & Graham for NE left as well.
Arizona Cardinals 20 @ 32 SF 49ers SF-10 ½ W
2 INTS for Palmer & 4tot for ARZ. Kaepernick had 1 INT & 1 FUMB but Gore had 101 yds rushing & Vernon Davis had 180yds rec & 2 tds. This gm was close until the 4th qtr when SF pulled away.
Washington Redskins 16 @ 31 Dallas Cowboys DAL-5 ½ W
DAL special teams was one of the stars for the gm. Dwayne Harris had a punt return for a td & a 90yd kick off return that set up another td. DAL DEF made plays when they needed to make and had a sack /a RGIII fumble @the WASH 4yard line which put the game out of reach for WASH. Demarco Murray & Demarcus Ware left w/injuries & did not return. WASH doubled DAL in total yds 433-213.
Indianapolis Colts 9 @ 19 SD Chargers INDY-1 ½ L
Call this gm the dropped passes gm for INDY. Key drops at crucial times & wide open passes lead to a big loss for INDY on the road. SD played a control gm but Luck put the ball where it was needed but receivers for INDY dropped them w/no one around. SD ran the ball successfully & no turnovers for Rivers.
A week where some teams that should have covered didn’t & DEN makes a lot of mistakes. A lot of injuries that will hamper some teams going forward. JAGS still terrible.
Seattle Seahawks 34 @ 22 Arizona Cardinals ARZ+6 ½ L
Palmer being Palmer. He threw 2 costly INTS that resulted in 14 SEA pts. ARZ rushed for a measly 30 yds & Palmer was sacked 7x. Russell Wilson had 2 FUMBS that resulted in 10 ARZ pts. ARZ needs a LT. ARZ DEF was tough but when you’re on the field most of the gm, you get tired. ARZ played tough for a while but costly mistakes will catch up to you.
TB Buccaneers 23 @ 31 Atlanta Falcons ATL-7 W
ATL finally cover one @HOME w/a spread of 7. This gm was never in doubt for ATL as TB played catchup all day. Ryan 20/26 273 yds 3tds, 0ints.
Cincinnati Bengals 27 @ 24 Detroit Lions DET-3 L
Battle going back & forth as CINNCY wins on the road w/a fg w/:00 remaining & no turnovers for either just no DEF. DET could not seem to stop CINNCY in its own building.
Houston Texans 16 @ 17 KC Chiefs KC-6 ½ L
KC could have covered this gm but decided to sit on the ball rather than give it back to HOU. Sloppy gm here & injuries galore but HOU loses its 5 straight but covers.
Buffalo Bills 23 @ 21 Miami Dolphins BUFF+8 W
Thad Lewis has a decent gam as the FINS turn the ball over late & BUFF kicks a FG w/:33 left to win. Tannehill had 2INTS & 1 FUMB & MIA has lost 3 straight after starting 3-0.
NE Patriots 27 @ 30 OT NY Jets NE-4 L
PATS up 21-10, give this gm away & lose in OT. Gronkowski big day in his return 8rec/114 yds but, not big enough.
Dallas Cowboys 17 @ 3 Philadelphia Eagles PHILLY-3 L
Nick Foles injured. Matt Barkley comes in & throws 3INTS. Sloppy game on both sides as DAL gets the win & PHILLY can’t do anything right.
Chicago Bears 41 @ 45 Washington Redskins WASH-1 W
Back & forth shootout. Cutler goes down w/injury & RG III leads a drive where Helu scores a 3yd td run w/:45 sec left. He had 3 rushing tds.
St. Louis Rams 15 @ 30 Carolina Panthers STL+6 L
Bradford is out for the yr w/torn ACL. Major penalties for STL as CAM keeps his composure. STL never in this one & STL looking for a QB.
SD Chargers 24 @ 6 Jacksonville Jaguars JAGS+7 ½ L
JAGS muster only 2fgs as SD was never in doubt of winning as JAGS lose 7 straight w/double digits.
SF 49ers 31 @ 17 Tennessee Titans SF-4 W
SF up 24-0 lets TENN hang around but SF makes the plays they need to pull away. Locker back for TENN put SF DEF just too tough.
Baltimore Ravens 16 @ 19 Pittsburgh Steelers BALT+2 L
Battle on both sides as this gm comes down toa FG w/:00 left as PITT comes back after BALT drives down the field & score w/1:58 left. Another gm between these two decided by 3 points.
Cleveland Browns 13 @ 31 GB Packers GB-10 W
This gm never in doubt for GB as Rodgers is perfect w/3tds 0INTS. Weeden horrible, 17/42 149 yds 1td, 1 INT.
Denver Broncos 33 @ 39 Indianapolis Colts DEN-6 ½ L
Sloppy game for DEN. 3 TURNS, 2 FUMS, 1 INT lead to a lot of pts for INDY. Luck took advantage of every opportunity& had 3tds, 0ints. DEN dug a hole & never got out of it.
Minnesota Vikings 7 @ 23 NY Giants NYG-3 W
Sloppy game on both sides. Adrian Peterson 28 yds rushing. Josh Freeman 20/53 190 yds, 1 INT. GIANTS 64 yds rushing. GIANTS finally get a win.
FAVS went 8-5. GB, DEN, NO, & SF covered big spreads that teams could not even keep close to. SEA looked awful @STL & didn’t look like a team that was 7-1 & contending atop the NFC. A lot of teams are just bad & only a handful are distancing themselves from the rest.
Carolina Panthers 31 @ 13 TB Buccaneers CAR-6 W
This gm was never in doubt for CAR. CAM threw for 2tds, rush for 1td & no turnovers. No RB Martin for TB as TB rushed for 48 yds. TB drops to 0-7 & CAR is over .500 for the 1st time since 2008.
Dallas Cowboys 30 @ 31 Detroit Lions DET-3 ½ L
Decision making on DAL has to be evaluated. DAL lets DET score 24 pts in the 4th qtr & can’t keep control of the ball as Stafford scores the winning td w/:12 left in the gm. Megatron 14/329 yds, 1td. Sloppy gm for DET but they find a way to win but no cover again @HOME.
Cleveland Browns 17 @ 23 KC Chiefs KC-7 ½ L
Another non-cover @HOME for KC who let the Browns hang around in this one. KC scores a lousy 3pts in the 2nd half instead of burying CLEVE. Campbell looked good for CLEVE as did Smith for KC.
Miami Dolphins 17 @ 27 NE Patriots NE-6 ½ W
MIA up 17-3 decides they want to lose & let Brady & co comeback, tie, take the lead & cover the gm. Tannehill sacked 6x, 2INTs & 1 FUMB. Brady not looking great but getting the job done.
Buffalo Bills 17 @ 35 NO Saints BUFF+11 ½ L
Containing Jimmy Graham was the key, did they listen to me? No. Thad Lewis had 2 FUMBs & 1 INT. Have to hold onto the ball, this is the NFL. Brees, 5 TDS, 0INTS. BUFF could have played better & I thought they would at least keep it close. Jimmy Graham 2tds.
NY Giants 15 @ 7 Philadelphia Eagles NYG+6 W
Sloppy gm for NYG & even worse for PHILLY as Vick’s hamstring didn’t hold up. In came Barkley & couldn’t do anything right. Special teams for NYG gives up another td.
SF 49ers 42 @ 10 Jacksonville Jaguars SF-16 ½ W
JAGS never in this one as SF has total domination over hapless JAGS. SF ran for 221 yds. Gore & Kaepernick both had 2 rush tds.
Pittsburgh Steelers 18 @ 21 Oakland Raiders PITT-2 ½ L
I said the key to this gm for PITT was containing Terrelle Pryor. I guess they didn’t read my analysis because Pryor had the longest run ever by a QB & OAK ran for 197 yds total & 3tds. No way PITT should have given up the gm to OAK. OAK had 82 yds passing. PITT had 35 yds rushing. Golden opp for PITT after beating BALT.
NY Jets 9 @ 49 Cincinnati Bengals CINNCY-6 ½ W
CINNCY @HOME no match for JETS. Dalton 5tds, 1INT. WR Marvin Jones 8/122 4tds. Geno 2 pick6s & the JETS were never in this one. Total Domination by CINNCY.
Washington Redskins 21 @ 45 Denver Broncos WASH+12 ½ L
WASH up 21-7 in the 3rd qtr decided they didn’t want to play anymore & left the field giving up 38 straight pts to DEN the rest of the way. Disgraceful playing by WASH as DEN had their way with WASH after WASH had given them a game into the 3rd. 5 turnovers for WASH & 4 for DEN but WASH made the most of it early then LAY DOWN.
Atlanta Falcons 13 @ 27 Arizona Cardinals ATL+2 ½ L
ATL looked like an expansion team & their season is over. ARZ Andre Ellington rushed 15/154 1td. ATL rushed for 27 yds, pathetic. Mattie Ice 4 INTS. ARZ looked like they were playing boys. Carson Palmer only had 1int but 2tds & no FUMBS.
GB Packers 44 @ 31 Minnesota Vikings MINN+9 L
MINN couldn’t stop GB on any 3rd downs to prevent them from scoring. 182 yds rushing for GB. 285 yds passing 2 tds & 0ints for Rodgers. MINN couldn’t even keep it close. They can’t stop anyone.
Seattle Seahawks 14 @ 9 St. Louis Rams SEA-10 ½ L
A team w/supposedly no running gm & Kellen Clemens as their QB gives SEA problems all night when they should have run away with it. Wilson sacked 7x, only 7 1st downs, 44 yds rushing. You would think STL was the FAV & SEA was the DOG, GO FIGURE!
This week it was the DOGS who had their revenge. They went 8-5 ATS. There hasn’t been any consistency in the NFL this season. Certain teams had big chances to win (CINNCY, SD, BUF) but decided that a loss would be better. TB almost pulled it out @SEA & looks ready to maybe get a win soon. 4 games could have gone the other way. Tough week but I will turn it around.
Cincinnati Bengals 20 @ 22 OT Miami Dolphins CINNCY-2 ½ L
Neither team wanted this gm & eventually Dalton gets sacked in the endzone for a safety. 3 INTS & 1 FUMB for Dalton. CINNCY had this gm but let MIA drive down the field & kick a fg to tie.
KC Chiefs 23 @ 13 Buffalo Bills BUFF+3 ½ L
BUFF was ahead 10-3 & was set to go ahead 17-3 when Tuel made a BIG mistake. 2DEF TDs for KC & they cover at BUFF when they should have lost. BUFF ran for 241 yds.
SD Chargers 24 @ 30 OT Washington Redskins SD-1 L
SD 1st & goal inside the 1 and can’t get into the endzone & settle for a fg & then lose in OT. They deserve to lose.
Atlanta Falcons 10 @ 34 Carolina Panthers CAR-7 ½ W
Mattie Ice w/3 INTS & a Pick6 as CAR pulls away even though CAM had 2 INTS. But CAR played a better balanced gm as CAR goes to 5-3.
Minnesota Vikings 23 @ 27 Dallas Cowboys DAL-10 ½ L
This gm went back & forth & Romo lead a late 4th qtr comeback to win but not cover. Ponder 1 INT & 1 FUMB.
Tennessee Titans 28 @ 21 St. Louis Rams TENN-3 W
This gm went back & forth but TITANS pull away & cover. STL Stacy 27/127 yds 1td. TENN Johnson 23/150 yds 2tds. 7 the game winner. Locker 2 INTS.
NO Saints 20 @ 26 NY Jets NO-6 L
Big upset as NO is a diff team on the road than in the dome & the DEF for NYJ overwhelmed Brees at times to stop drives. 2ints for Brees. JETS ran for 198 yds behind 139 yds & 1 td from former SAINT Chris Ivory. Geno Smith was only 8/19 for 115yds but no turnovers.
TB Buccaneers 24 @ 27 OT Seattle Seahawks TB-16 ½ L
TB was up 21-0 before SEA woke up. TB RB Mike James ran for 158 yds. TB ran total 205 yds, not good for SEA. Sloppy game for SEA. Marshawn Lynch had 125 yds rushing but some bad signs for SEA. TB almost had one but SEA should have come out swinging. TB 0-8.
Philadelphia Eagles 49 @ 20 Oakland Raiders OAK-2 ½ L
Nick Foles had 7 tds 0ints in a total blowout @OAK. Can he do something this close going forward? We’ll see.
Pittsburgh Steelers 31 @ 55 NE Patriots NE-6 ½ W
NE had 610 yds of OFF. PITT DEF was shredded. Brady 23/33 432yds 4 tds 0ints. NE scoring machine 3 rec w/over 100 yds receiving, Ridley 26/115 yds 2 tds. This gm was actually tied 24-24 in the 3rd qtr & then NE exploded.
Baltimore Ravens 18 @ 24 Cleveland Browns BALT-2 ½ L
BALt had won 11 straight vs CLEVE. I guess Jason Campbell didn’t get that memo.
He had 262 yds passing, 3tds 0ints & passed to 8 diff receivers to beat BALT who were playing catchup the whole game.
Indianapolis Colts 27 @ 24 Houston Texans INDY-2 ½ W
HOU led 24-6 & INDY DEF came up big allowing only 3 pts in the 2nd half. Luck looked better in the 2nd half & threw the winning td w/4:00 left & converted a 2pt conversion. HOU QB Case Keenum had a big 1st half but was stopped in the 2nd half. 20/34 350 yds 3 tds 0INTS. HOU WR Andre Johnson 9 rec/229 yds 3 tds. INDY WR T.Y. Hilton 7 rec/121 yds 3 tds in the comeback win.
Chicago Bears 27 @ 20 GB Packers GB-11 L
Rodgers goes down & there goes most of the OFF as his replacement Seneca Wallace throws an INT & was very inconsistent. CHI backup QB Josh McCowan had 2 wks to prepare for this gm so he was ready 7 it showed. For CHI, 1st win @ Lambeau since 2007 can QB Matt Flynn be far behind Rodgers going down?
Back over .500 @ 7-6-1. The DOGS went 9-4-1. Some games were so close & yet some were not even close. NO in the DOME is almost a gimmee. TB finally gets a win. But that’s why they call it gambling. Hope you had a good week, look forward to week 11.
Washington Redskins 27 @ 34 Minnesota Vikings WASH-2 ½ L
WASH up 27-14 in the 3rd qtr & then they decide not to play DEF, that’s why they are 3-6. Play calling for WASH in 2nd half suspect after taking it to MINN in the 1st half. Don’t blame RG III, he didn’t give up the 4 sacks. WASH DEF needs to be blown up after season as does MINN DEF, they both stink.
Seattle Seahawks 33 @ 10 Atlanta Falcons SEA-6 W
Payback for LY from SEA. This gm was never in question & ATL has totally crumbled. 64 yds rushing for ATL. SEA Wilson 19/26 287 yds 2 tds, 0ints. RB Lynch 24/145 yds 1 td. Atlanta not looking good, SEA bouncing back.
Detroit Lions 21 @ 19 Chicago Bears CHI+2 ½ W
Cutler re-injured himself & McCowan had to come in. He led a nice drive but couldn’t convert on the 2pointer so CHI loses another one. Big gm for Reggie Bush 14/105 yds, Megatron 2tds. Stafford 3tds 1int.
Philadelphia Eagles 27 @ 13 GB Packers PHILLY+1 ½ W
GB sure does miss Rodgers. Wallace went down in the 1st series & Tolzien ? came in & threw 2INTS. GB never in this as Foles threw for 3tds 0ints. Lesean MCoy 25/155 yds. GB working out Matt Flynn on Mon.
Jacksonville Jaguars 29 @ 27 Tennessee Titans TENN-12 L
Sloppy gm by TENN, 4 turnovers led to 17 pts by JAGS. Locker re-injured will be out 3-4 weeks or maybe the rest of the season. Not good for TENN cause Fitzpatrick is a loser. He’s human turnover. Henne, crappy gm, what else is new? But, TENN big FAV plays like they are POP WARNER what do you expect? W/Fitzpatrick TENN season may be over. Turnovers will kill you all the time.
St. Louis Rams 38 @ 8 Indianapolis Colts STL+9 ½ W
Thought INDY would win but not cover. INDy 18 yds rushing. WR Tavon Austin 2/138 yds 2 tds & 98 yds punt return for a td. Luck 3 INTS, 1 FUMB. STL QB Clemens 9/16 247 yds 2tds 0ints. Team win for STL.
Oakland Raiders 20 @ 24 NY Giants OAK+7 W
Sloppy game on both sides, fumbs, PICK6, blocked punt. RB Andre Brown return 30/115 1td. Nothing much else to say here.
Buffalo Bills 10 @ 23 Pittsburgh Steelers BUFF+3 L
Not much OFF by either team & it seems that EJ Manuel came back a little rusty. But, BUFF looked worse than PITT & couldn’t get anything going. This gm was probably pretty boring to watch unless you were a BUFF or Pitt fan.
Cincinnati Bengals 17 @ 20 OT Baltimore Ravens CINNCY-1 ½ L
For the second week in a row, CINNCY loses in OT. They had an opportunity in OT after tying on a hale mary w/:00 left on the clock but, bad decision making. Dalton 3INTS looked bad again. Flacco 2ints 1fumb. Golden opportunity for CINNCY27 & they blow it 2 weeks in a row.
Carolina Panthers 10 @ 9 SF 49ers SF-6 L
Kaepernick 11/22 91 yds 1int sacked 6x. He has regressed. Vernon Davis out w/concussion. SF no scoring in 2nd half. CAR DEF shut them down. SF up 9-0 lose. Big win on the road for CAR. SF not looking good going forward.
Denver Broncos 28 @ 20 SD Chargers SD+7 L
Tough way to lose by a point. DEN up 28-6 & watch their lead almost evaporate. SD had their chances but DEN held on. Peyton 4tds 0ints. High ankle sprains but he will play vs KC next week. Rivers was moving the ball but DEF put them in a hole that they couldn’t climb out of. DEN covered by a point not that impressive.
Houston Texans 24 @ 27 Arizona Cardinals HOU+3 P
Case Keenum 22/43 201 yds 3 tds 0ints. However, HOU 17-14 at half lose in 2nd half as ARZ rallies. RB Arian Foster out for the yr w/back problems. ARZ Palmer not great but, gets the job done.
Dallas Cowboys 17 @ 49 NO Saints NO-7 W
This gm was even this close. 625 yds of tot OFF for NO, 40 1st downs, 9-12 on 3rd downs, Brees 34/41 392 yds, 4tds, 0ints. RB Mark Ingram 14/145 yds 1td. WR Colston comes back strong 7/107 yds 1 td. 28-10 @half. DAL DEF non existent in this gm & LB Sean Lee left with an injury that left a big hole in the secondary.
Miami Dolphins 19 @ 22 TB Buccaneers TB+2 ½ W
TB puts together a 4th qtr drive to take the lead & win after leading 15-0. TB RB Mike James left w/a fractured ankle. MIA 2 yds rushing, pathetic. TB 140 yds rushing. TB Mike Glennon makes the plays necessary to secure TB’s 1st win.