NFL Week 1

Football is back in full force this week. Anyone who’s not excited is lying, this is probably one of the best weeks of the year, right next to Christmas. Tonight is Steelers at Patriots, which is probably the most dramatic game we will have all year as Tom Brady steps into the game newly released from his “suspension” that didn’t really happen. It might be one of the most watched games this year and I can’t wait to see how the Patriots team handles this come back. I only hope for a great game from both teams and some serious sportsmanship because we need it, as fans, and the NFL needs it too. The Patriots are the strong favorite as Super Bowl Champs so I am sure it will be a good game.

On Sunday we have Colts at Bills, my vote is for the Colts. They are going to be coming in strong to make up for their terrible loss in the playoffs last year. We have Packers at Bears which, in my opinion, is the best game of the season. My vote is for Packers, despite the loss of Jordy Nelson, I think they are a strong team and will be able to pull out the win against the Bears in Chicago. We also have Chiefs at Texans and Panthers at Jaguars. If I had to place bets I would vote Texans and Panthers. I think JJ Watt is a phenomenal player and a great person all around and I would like to see him pull out the win with his team. Browns at Jets, not really looking forward to this game but my vote is for the Jets.

Seahwawks at Rams will be an interesting game. Rams were a weak team last year and Seattle was strong, however Rams pulled out the win in their game last season and it will be interesting to see what they do in this game. The Rams tend to play harder against teams in their division and I think they might pull out the win this game. Although the Seahawks are coming off the worst play in history of ever and are going to be trying to make up for it as the season starts. They need to do something so spectacular that it makes us forget about that Super Bowl.

Dolphins at Redskins, not much to say here, we will just have to wait and see. Saints at Cardinals will be a good game. Cardinals are coming off a great year that ended with so many injuries. I really hope they can do just as great this year and hopefully make it even further than last season.Lions at Chargers, I think the Lions will pull out the win. Ravens at Broncos, I think the Broncos will dominate this game. Bengals at Raiders. The Raiders are coming off one of the worst seasons in their history and I think they will be coming in hard to make up for it. Because they are in their hometown I think they will be able to pull out the win, or at least put up a good fight. Titans at Buccaneers, Giants at Cowboys, I think the Cowboys will win but I am secretly rooting for the Giants to pull the upset in Dallas.

Eagles at Falcons and Vikings at 49ers both finish out week 1 on Monday night. I think the Eagles will win in Atlanta and I think San Francisco will dominate in Minnesota. I can’t wait to see what actually happens and how my picks stood up. Do you see anything I am missing? Do you agree or disagree? Let me know in the comments below and I can’t wait to discuss what happens this weekend!

Wild Card Weekend

Congratulations to the Indianapolis Colts and the New Orleans Saints for winning today’s games. The Colts had a difficult game against the The Kansas City Chiefs but were able to pull out a 45-44 win in the last minutes of the game. They will go on to face either the Denver Broncos or the New England Patriots. The Saints were able to win 26-24 over the Philadelphia Eagles and will go on to play the number 1 seed Seattle Seahawks on January 11th. Stay tuned for updates during the San Diego Chargers atCincinnati Bengals game and the San Francisco 49ers atGreen Bay Packers game!
 

NFL Week 4

In Atlanta the Patriots were able to hold off the Falcons for a 30-23 win. Tom Brady threw for 316 yards and 2 touchdowns bringing the team to 4-0, keeping them undefeated so far. The game was not an easy win as the Falcons were close to tying the game with only 36 seconds remaining, but luckily for New England they had cornerback Aqib Talb watching out and holding off a pass from Matt Ryan to Roddy White. 

Buffalo Bills were able to skate by with a win against the Superbowl winners, the Baltimore Ravens, with a score of 23-20. Coming off of a loss proved well for the Bills as their angst was high to beat the Ravens. They were able to intercept Joe Flacco five times. Flacco finished with 25 of 50 for 347 yards and two touchdowns.

In Cleveland the Browns walked away with an easy 17-6 game against the Bengals. Both teams are now 2-2. Brian Hoyer proves he has what it takes to play starting quarterback with no interceptions and throwing for 25 of 38 for 269 yards.

The Lions beat Da Bears in Detroit with a 40-32 game, handing them their first loss and bringing both teams to 3-1, tying for first in the NFC North. The Lions looked strong scoring three touchdowns in a span of three minutes and twenty six seconds. Jay Cutler did his best to catch up near the end throwing a few touchdown passes and 2-point conversions but could not make it all the way.

Kansas City handed the New York Giants their fourth loss this season bringing them to 0-4. Eli Manning was 18 for 37 for 217 yards and had one touchdown. Smith was 24 for 41 for 288 yards. 

In London the Vikings were able to take home their first win thanks to Greg Jennings and Adrian Peterson. The brought the Vikings to 1-3 and the Steelers to 0-4. Jennings and Peterson each scored two touchdowns. Despite winning the game Coach Frazier says he doesn’t expect Cassel to last forever in place of Christian Ponder. 

In Tampa Bay the Cardinals had a major comeback to win the game with a 13-10 score. The Cardinals played poorly the first three quarters, partial thanks to the many injuries the team sustained after the loss in New Orleans. 

The Colts annihilated the Jaguars in Jacksonville with a 37-3 score. Sure the Colts didn’t score in the first quarter but they made up for it in the next three. Luck completed 22 of 36 passes for 260 yards. The Jaguars are 0-4 and the Colts are 3-1 as we move into week 5.

Seahawks remaining undefeated this season with their most recent win against the Houston Texans. This is their first 4-0 start in franchise history. The game did end in over time with a 45 yard field goal from Hauschka. The Texans are now 2-2.

In Tennesse the Titans were able to have a huge win against the Jets but also a huge loss, their quarterback. Jake Locker threw three touchdowns before injuring his hip and having to go to the hospital. Titans won with a score of 38-13 bringing them to 3-1 and the Jets to 2-2.

Peyton Manning proves he is possibly the best quarterback there ever was with a score of 52-20 against Philadelphia, bringing the Bronco’s to 4-0 and the Eagles to 1-3. He has a total of 16 touchdowns in September beating out the previous record of 14 by Don Meredith. 

In Oakland, RGIII and the Redskins were able to hold off the Raiders for a 24-14 win. This is the Redskins second away win since 1991, maybe there is hope after all. 

In San Diego the Chargers held off the Cowboys for a 30-21 win, bringing both teams to 2-2. Rivers threw for 401 yards and three touchdowns and completed 35 of 42 passes. 

San Francisco 49ers pummeled the St. Louis Rams in a 35-11 game. This brought the 49ers to 2-2 and the Rams to 1-3. Colin Kaepernick threw two touchdown passes and Frank Gore had his first 100 yard game of the season.

 

NFL Week 1 Day Two

Another great day of American football down.

In San Francisco, Kaepernick, defeated the Packers once again. In what seemed to be a game of quarterback vs. quarterback Kaepernick threw for a total of 412 yards and three touchdowns compared to Aaron Rodgers 333 yards and three touchdowns. Kaep is proving to be a tough competitor for the once titled greatest quarterback, Aaron Rodgers, beating the Pack out of the playoffs last season and now winning against them in the first game of the season, a much anticipated game. 49ers won 34-28 over Green Bay.

In St. Louis the Rams handed a loss to the Arizona Cardinals with a score of 27-24. Arizona working hard to prove they can move on from yet another switch of quarterbacks, were unable to hold off the Rams offense in the fourth quarter allowing them to comeback and score two touchdowns to win the game. Larry Fitzgerald still proving to be an amazing wide receiver was able to catch two touchdowns from the Cards new quarterback Carson Palmer.

In this weeks largest marginal loss game, Kansas City defeated Jacksonville with a score of 28-2. Jaguars were unable to hold the ball almost the entire game. Constant loss of the ball totaled 11 punts to the Chiefs setting a franchise record! Chiefs were able to score twice in the first quarter. Jaguars are hoping to come back stronger next week in Oakland.

In North Carolina, the Panthers lost to Seattle Seahawks with a score of 12-7. In the fourth quarter Wilson was able to throw a 43 yard touchdown pass to Jermaine Kearse bringing them to the win with this turnover.

Tennessee handed Pittsburgh their first loss of the season with a score of 16-9. Pittsburgh offense allowed the Titans defense to sack Roethlisberger five times before the game was finished. This marked the first game opener loss for the Steelers in ten years!

In New Jersey the Jets skated by with a close win against Tampa Bay with a score of 18-17. The Jets were able to capitalize on a Buccaneer penalty and hold out for the win.

New England Patriots beat the Buffalo Bills with a 23-21 game. Tom Brady proved he doesn’t need Wes Welker in order to win, his replacement Danny Amendola was more productive in his first game than Wes Welker was with the Patriots. Brady managed to throw for two touchdowns to Julian Edelman. According to ESPN this game marked the 36th time Brady has won a game while being tied or trailing in the fourth quarter.

In Chicago the Bears won against the Cincinnati Bengals with a score of 24-21. The Bengals led most of the game, even through the beginning of the fourth quarter, until the Bears were able to take control and score a touchdown with nearly 8 minutes left. The Bengals were unable to recover and eventually this lead to their loss against the Bears.

In Cleveland, the Browns were handed a loss by the Miami Dolphins with a score of 23-10. This marks the ninth straight loss in an opener game for the Browns. Browns managed to hold a lead before halftime despite several penalties and interceptions, but could not hold on during the second half, allowing Daniel Thomas to score a field goal and Caleb Sturgis to score a 36 yard touchdown for the Dolphins. Dolphins hoping this means a more promising season than the previous four years.

In Detroit the Lions managed to Defeat the Minnesota Vikings with a score of 34-24. Reggie Bush looked strong in his first game with the lions, going for a 77 yard touchdown in the third quarter. The Lions are hoping that they will do better than their 4-12 year last season. Adrian Peterson, arguably the best running back in the NFL right now completed his fourth longest run and proved he is still a tough competitor with the Vikings.

In Indianapolis the Colts won against the Oakland Raiders with a score of 21-17. Luck is still going strong just as he did when he was a rookie. He threw 178 yards, two touchdowns, and even ran for a 19 yard field goal. They also started two new offensive lineman to help protect him and they worked together to do just that.

In New Orleans, the Saints won against the Atlanta Falcons with a score of 23-17. Drew Brees threw for 357 yards and two scores in Sunday afternoon’s game. Marques Colston set a franchise record by receiving his 533rd catch.