TNF: 10/8/15 Indianapolis Colts vs. Houston Texans
AARP member Matt Hasselbeck saves the day for the Colts. He teamed up with 34 year old Andre Johnson and hit him for 2 TDs. They tried to give it away but Matt & Andre had taken an extra swig of Geritol and were ready to go. Johnson's 2yd score in the 4th Qtr put them ahead to stay. A. Johnson was released by the Texans in March after 12 seasons with them, he tallied up 6 catches for 77yds & 2 TDs. Hey, it's 25yr old guys who can't do that on a daily basis. Sure it might be he his last year, but he looks like he's going out with a bang. They won 27-20. With 2:08 left in the 2nd Qtr, Nick Novak hit a 36yd FG to finally put the Texan on the score board. The Texans would get the ball one more time in the 2nd QTR with maybe 1 min left. Hoyer kept moving it down the field, no sooner than I said it, it happened. Hoyer threw a pretty Hail Mary pass into the end zone with 0 seconds left on the clock and Jaelen Strong caught it. He was as open as a convict giving testimony to get time off his sentence, LOL. There were 3-4 Colts around him but they were busy knocking each other around while Strong caught the pass and after the 1pt kick, we had a game 13-10 going into the half. I kept telling Indy that Hoyer was going to throw it. Ryan Mallett wasn't cutting the mustard so they sat him down, early. Oh yeah-Hasselbeck was so ill he couldn’t even speak at meetings Wednesday night, so the injured Andrew Luck spoke for him. Luck was saying that Matt said, "this is your team man, I'm just happy I could help." Yeah right. Luck better be glad Matt is 40 or he would give him a run for the money, just my thoughts. He went to the emergency room on Monday and was discovered to have a really bad bacterial infection. Hasselbeck is 40 and prior to this season, he hadn’t started and won a game in the NFL since 2012. Yet here he is, taking over for Andrew Luck amid a disappointing 0-2 start, leading the Colts to consecutive victories in the division. Same ole story with the Texans, though they tried, they could not win. Mallett, who started for the Texans had the wind knocked out of him on an illegal hit midway through the 2nd Qtr & was replaced by Hoyer. Nuff said about this one. M. Hasselbeck threw for 213yds & 2 TDs. F. Gore had 22 carries for 98yds & 1 TD. T. Hilton, who, 2 years ago that he would be the best receiver to every play in the NFL, had 5 receptions for 88yds. You got a long way to go man. B. Hoyer, threw for 312yds, 2 TDs & 1 int. He received a game ball along with A. Johnson of the Colts for their work today. No rushing yds worth writing, where you at A. Foster? 41yds, that's ridiculous. D. Hopkins had 11 receptions for 169yds. Could you please help out Hilton.
Minnesota Vikings: 2-2
Chicago Bears: 2-3
You made me sooooo very happy, I'm so glad youuuu, won another game. LOL. Yeah, my Bears won their 2nd game, 18-17. So naturally, I'm getting the "they only won by one point" So, what y'all trying to say? If you ever read my blog, one thing you should have heard a bunch of times is that, "a win is a win." So get off my back people, you can't break me. Now, I'm not going to lie, the Bears had me shaking in my boots, this is definitely one of those games where you don't want to turn your head or you are going to miss something. What it boiled down to was this, Cutler led the Bears to 2 TDs in the closing minutes Sunday. An alert toss to Matt Forte with 18 seconds remaining, putting us in the lead for good. Mind you he dropped the snap, picked it up and look straight down the field and hit Forte in the end zone and there were Chiefs literally grabbing at his fee. After Robbie Gould's 2nd FG got them going, Cutler led an 88yd drive that he capped off with a 22yd pass to Marquess Wilson. The 2pt conversion came up short, but the Bears defense responded by forcing a quick 3 and out. Sadly, the Chiefs paid for this loss in more ways than one. Star RB Jamaal Charles with a torn ACL & I do believe a torn MCL as well, either way, he is done for the season. It was a freak accident, no hit was involved, he just made this cut and you can see the weird way his knee turned. That's sucks, for anyone. Well, I guess I'll have some wine and check out a few more games, yeahhh meeee. Cutler threw for 252yds & 2 TDs. M. Forte had 18 carries for 71yds & M. Wilson had 6 receptions for 85yds & 1 TD. A. Smith threw for 181yds & 1 TD. J. Charles had 12 carries for 58yds before leaving the game with an injury. J. Maclin had 8 receptions for 85yds.
Detroit Lions: 0-5
New York Jets: 3-1
Well now, look whose right on the Patriots heels. The Jets are doing well for the start of the season, wonder how long this is going to last. They had a bye this week so they are home chilling. They have the Redskins Sunday, should make them 4-1.
You guys know I love me some Peyton Manning. But, keeping it real, he is playing OK right now, not the usual I expect to see whenever he takes the field. His crew got his back right now, he is just along for the ride and to throw a few balls. I think he has lost a step and he is giving up way too many interceptions, like the two that Charles Woodson had in this game. He said he has waited 18yrs to pick off one of Manning's passes, he did one better and got 2. The man that saved the day, Chris Harris Jr., he returned a 4th Qtr interception for 74yds for a TD and the Broncos overcame a shaky day from Manning to Beat the Raiders, 16-10. Harris said, "You never know who it's going to be, but we've got a team full of play makers on defense, if we got to win on D, we feel we can do it. They've done it so far with 22 sacks, 14 turnovers and 3 defensive TDs as Manning and the offense have struggled for long stretches. Manning has more interceptions, (7) than TD passes (6) through 5 games for the 1st time since his rookie season. He was intercepted twice by 1998 draft classmate Woodson and failed to lead the Broncos to an offensive TD for the 2nd time in 5 games. The Raiders were done in by an interception midway through the 4th Qtr with Oakland in position for a possible go ahead FG. Carr's 3rd down pass over the middle was off target & Harris picked it off like a fresh peach off a tree and returned it for the score & the win. Silencing what had been a loud crowd in Oakland. The Raiders added a late 50yd FG by Sebastian Janikowski but Denver recovered the onside kick to seal it. P. Manning threw for 266yds and 2 ints. No rushing yards worth writing. E. Sanders had 9 receptions for 111yds. D. Carr threw for 249yds, 1 TD & 1 int. No rushing yard worth writing. M. Crabtree had 4 receptions for 54yds, barely worth writing.