TNF: 10/1/15 - Baltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Ravens won this one 23-20 but they shouldn't have. For the first time, we can honestly blame Scobee the kicker & Coach Tomlin for the Steelers loss of this one. First he makes a 58yd FG, good for 3. Then he missed two crucial FGs, that would have put them on top by at least 6 with maybe 5mins left in the 4th. Well, you know what happens next, the Ravens get the ball, Flacco is pushing it down the field as he does on a regular and yep, they got a FG with maybe 32 seconds left. We got us some OT people. So the Steelers received the first kick off. Didn't score and they were 4th & 2. Tomlin, not feeling his kicker, decided to have Vick run the ball to try & get a first down. Well, everybody knew that was coming and they stopped him short of the 1st down. Even the announcer said it was a bad call, he should have let the kicker go for it. Well, the rest is in the books. Flacco took his team down but only to the pt where their kicker had to try a 52yd FG for the win. Well, he did & they won. Vick was solid in this game. Even the announcers gave him credit, he looked good out there. But it won't be long, Big Ben was chomping at the bits to get back out there. Take it slow man, don't force it, just relax and let it go. The Tweets against the Kicker & Coach Tomlin were unmerciful. So much so that Scobee, Pittsburgh's kicker, deleted his tweeter account. Coach Tomlin, well you know, he don't care what y'all got to say. J. Flacco threw for 189yds, 1 TD & 1 int. J. Forsett had 27 carries for 150yds & K. Aiken had 5 receptions for 77yds & 1 TD. M. Vick threw for 124yds & 1 TD. L. Bell had 22 carries for 129yds & 1 TD. No receiving stats worth writing about.
MFN: 10/5/2015 - Detroit Lions vs. Seattle Seahawks.
Detroit fought back in this 13-10 loss to the Seahawks. Seattle truly won this one on a bogus NON call. Detroit was about to win this one. One thing rang clear, K.J. Wright intentionally batted the ball out of bounds, which is a clear penalty, except the refs didn't call it. I kept looking at the replay and asking myself, can he do that, just bat the ball out of bounds? Well, if you are a Seattle player and you are in Seattle and you are about to lose to your home crowd, sure you can, the refs got your back. I checked out several sports shows last night and that should have been a call. I also read that had the Seahawks lost this game, they would only have had a 35% chance of making it to the playoffs this year. With this win, they now have a 60% chance. Something smells fishy around here. The "GURU" of football, Mike Pereira said that The illegal bat is not a reviewable play, but how could you miss the play? It was right there in the refs face. Lions were clearly robbed of this one. C. Johnson said that he doesn't have any excuses, it was his fault. I can't believe I'm saying this, but I side with Detroit on this one. R. Wilson threw for 287yds & 1 TD. No rushing yards worth writing. J. Kearse had 2 receptions for 84yds. M. Stafford threw for 203yds. No rushing yards worth writing. C. Johnson had 7 receptions for 56yds & 1 fumble.
Minnesota Vikings: 2-2
Chicago Bears: 1-3
Carolina Panthers: 4-0
Panthers easily take down Tampa Bay, 37-23. Instead of rejoicing, the whole team is crying foul. I guess the Falcons are getting more press & media coverage. While they are both 4-0, the Panthers feel undervalued by the media & public. The word on the street & with the media is that the Panthers are the worst of the NFL's 6 remaining undefeated teams. lol, I can see Cam whining about that as I write. It has been said that they have one of the more easier schedules this season, as they have said about the Falcons. Coach Rivera pretty much said, "we don't make the schedule, the schedule says this is who we play and that's what we do." Well let's just check out the stats on this one game. 1st downs, P-17, TB-25, total plays, P-57, TB-75, total yds, P-244, TB-411 and total passing, P-111, TB-270. If you ask me, and I could be wrong. The Panthers aren't doing anything spectacular, they were out played on paper but paper don't win the game as these stats can prove. Stop whining, and try to keep winning is my advice. They said that David would fall to Goliath, guess who was left standing when the dust cleared. Why would you guys even care? Play ball, quit crying and take it like men. Prove them wrong, even though I agree, I'm just saying. C. Newton threw for 124yds & 2 TDs. C. Newton had 12 carries for 51yds & 1 fumble. B. Bersin had 4 receptions for 54yds. J. Winston threw for 287yds, 2 TDs & the killer, 4 interceptions. D. Martin had 20 carries for 106yds & 1 TD and V. Jackson had 10 receptions for 147yds & 1 TD. See what I mean, killed the Panthers on paper.
Seattle Seahawks: 2-2
Pittsburgh Steelers: 2-2
Baltimore Ravens: 1-3
Tennessee Titans: 1-2
Houston Texans: 1-3
N.Y. Jets: 3-1
The Jets easily carved up the Dolphins for bait to the tune of 27-14. They piled up yards, good & bad and won in the end. They gained 425yds of total offense, including a career high 166 for RB Chris Ivory. They went all the way to London to kick their butts. But, as much as the offensive yards helped, it was the 163yds given up on 14 penalties that kept the Dolphins in the game. Probably should have been a real beat down instead of a warning of a beat down. Fitzpatrick got it going with a 58yd pass to Brandon on the teams first play from scrimmage. Who might I add, is fitting in quite well, I miss you man. Ivory then ran 12yds & scored from the 3 on the next 2 plays, he and the ball would be as one on this day. This ended with Ivory having his 9th career 100yd game. The offense line shut down Dolphins tackler Suh all day long. Suh is the highest paid defensive player in league history, had only 3 tackles with the 1st one coming in the 3rd Qtr. Kinda like Jay, get paid big, singing easy money everyday. Both teams have byes next week, which is the usual for teams playing in London. This is Miami's 3rd straight loss. They both return to the filed on Oct., 18th. Dolphins vs. Tennessee & the Jets vs. the Redskins. I'm going to call it right now. Dolphins over the Titans by 10+ and the Jets over the Redskins by 20+. I do know this. The Dolphins must win if they have any chances on making something respectable of this season. The Jets need to stop the penalties, against a better team, they would have lost this one for sure. Keep your hands to yourselves guys. R. Fitzpatrick threw for 218yds, 1 TD & 1 interception. C. Ivory had 29 carries for 166yds & 1 TD. My guy, B. Marshall had 7 receptions for 128yds. As of the end of WK4, Marshall has a total of 400 receiving yds, 3 TDs & 1 fumble. Just my personal stats. R. Tannehill threw for 198yds, 2 TDs & 2 ints he ain't no Marino. No rushing yards worth mentioning. K. Stills had 5 receptions for 81yds & 1 TD.
Buffalo Bills: 2-2
Kansas City Chiefs: 1-3