Everybody calm down this is just week two and there is still a lot more football to be played so STOP saying who is going to win the Super Bowl, just yet. The cream still had not risen to the top and it will take a minute before that happens. That said, this is my take on the games from week two.
Denver v. Kansas City = Denver won. If the late fumble had not occurred the Chiefs may have been able to come back in overtime and win the game but we will never know. The hand off by Alex Smith was poorly done, which caused the fumble. These two teams are pretty evenly matched in terms of offense and defense. Clearly, there was a breakdown in the Kansas City offense.
New England v. Buffalo = New England won. Most people were probably rooting for the Bills to beat the Patriots but it didn’t happen. The game was sad to watch it wasn’t even close. Rex Ryan should have just kept his mouth closed and focused on trying to coach his team to win the game. Rex Ryan has been coaching in the NFL since 1994 and he’s NEVER won any big games so why do NFL teams continue to hire him?
Houston v. Carolina Panthers = Carolina won. The Texans benched Brian Hoyer and started Ryan Mallett, who has a bad attitude by the way. Hoyer was benched because he had two turnovers in game one, really? This is the problem with these NFL coaches. They don’t have the ability to nuture talent. Mallett was started over Hoyer and had an interception as did Hoyer. Mallett had 71 attempts and only had 35 completions, really? Was he throwing the ball just for the sake of throwing it. That does not show good judgment to me. I’m surprised he only had one interception but keep on with that nonsense and he will have plenty of interceptions. I don’t think he was the best choice over Hoyer but all we can do is wait and see.
Arizona v. Chicago = Arizona won. No surprise there.
San Diego v. Cincinnati = Cincinnati won. No surprise there because Cincinnati has a very good defense and offense. The Bengals have the offensive and defensive players with the height, weight and speed to beat the Patriots. This is the team to watch for. Marvin Lewis has the talent but he has got to figure out a way to win in the post season. What’s missing from Cincinnati’s equation is a running back. If they can fill this role, they can win the entire thing.
Tennessee v. Cleveland = Cleveland won. This was an interesting game and a toss up. That said, Johnny Manziel did quiet some of the critics. Give the young man a chance and shut up.
Detroit v. Minnesota = Minnesota won. What is going on with Detroit? The team has a good defensive unit or so I thought.
Tampa Bay v. New Orleans = Tampa Bay won. Let’s just call a spade a spade, New Orleans does not play well on the road and without Jimmy Graham they are not going to do well this season. That was a bad decision by management.
Atlanta v. New York Giants = Atlanta won. What needs to happen with the Giants is Eli needs to be allowed to be Eli and they will win. I know a lot of people don’t believe that statements but it’s true. Let him just play ball. He was won two Super Bowls so just allow him to be himself and he will get the job done.
San Francisco v. Pittsburgh = Pittsburgh won. The 49ers have some challenges with the OL. I said last week that Kap needed to start off passing the ball in order for the team to have a chance. Instead the coaching staff continued to try and establish a running game which was STUPID. A coach is supposed to have instinct about the opposing team. I knew before the game that Pittsburgh would plug the hole and stop the run. Hence, they should have started off passing and allowing Kap to run, UGH!!! What happened to the defense? They disappeared after week one but they will be back, you can count on it.
St. Louis v. Washington = Washington won. The Rams defense was not pressuring the Redskins QB so don’t know what was going on with the pass rush for the Rams. This game is perplexing because Washington is not good at all and should not have won the game.
Miami v. Jacksonville = Jacksonville won. This is one that just makes you go hummm.
Baltimore v. Oakland = Oakland won. Baltimore is suffering from a lot of injuries and it’s showing. Until the team is healthy it will be hard for them to win.
Dallas v. Philadelphia = Dallas won. This and every Philly loss rest on the shoulders of Chip Kelly. He wanted control of the team and he got it. Subsequently, he tore the team apart and this has left people scratching their heads. Why did he trade Nick Foles for the unproven Sam Bradford? Why aren’t they using DeMarco Murray? Why did he let Tim Tebow go? Sam Bradford has not played a down since his first couple of games coming into the league and getting his big contract. He has been injured the entire time. Chip Kelly let Michael Vick go, who is really the only person that can run Chip’s offense so that was another bad decision.
Seattle v. Green Bay = Green Bay. This was just a dogfight and was expected. It was a great game but Seattle without Kam Chancellor will have problems.
New York Jets v. Indianapolis Colts = Jets won. I will say the Jets winning was a surprise but the Colts internal problems are being played out on the field. If management and Coach Pagano don’t settle their differences look for the Colts not to do well. People have to realize that tension between management and the Coach is a distraction for the entire team.