Ooh’s and Ah’s , Picks and Pans of The NFL

Well it looks as if this weekend we’ll begin to see some of the top teams in the NFL , look to separate themselves from the rest of the pack. Granted, the two remaining unbeaten teams, in Jim Caldwell‘s Indianapolis Colts (9-0) and Sean Payton‘s New Orleans Saints (9-0) seem to have already done that.

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning talks with head coach Jim Caldwell during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots in Indianapolis, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2009. Indianapolis won 35-34. picture appears courtesy  of  ap/photo/A. J.  Mast  .........
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning talks with head coach Jim Caldwell during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots in Indianapolis, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2009. Indianapolis won 35-34. picture appears courtesy of ap/photo/A. J. Mast .........

And while I’m not about to take anything for granted, the Colts and Saints, do appear to be the cream of crop amongst the top tiered teams within the NFL, this season. And to my mind, Jim Caldwell and Sean Payton are the leading candidates for the NFL’s Coach of The Year award. Though some serious consideration has to be given to Marvin Lewis of the Cincinnati Bengals and the exceptional job that he’s done. Now I know that there are some die-hard Brett Favre fans out there, who’d like to see the Minnesota Vikings mentioned in the upper echelons of the elite teams in the NFL. And there may well be many who’ll also feel that Brad Childress is a worthy nominee for the Coach of the Year, in the NFL. But I’ll say this to you all, take away the Brett Favre hype – and all that you’re left with, is a rather good team and an above average coach, if that. Prior to this season , one would hardly consider Brad Childress to be one of the top coaches in the NFL. His appearance alone, has you thinking that he resembles a high school principal, much less that of a highly respected NFL coach.

 Head coach Sean Payton of the New Orleans Saints looks on from the sideline against the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome on November 15, 2009 in St. Louis, Missouri.  The Saints beat the Rams 28-23.  picture appears courtesy of  getty images/  Dilip Vishwanat ..............
Head coach Sean Payton of the New Orleans Saints looks on from the sideline against the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome on November 15, 2009 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Saints beat the Rams 28-23. picture appears courtesy of getty images/ Dilip Vishwanat ..............

Week 11 in the NFL, kicked off with a Thursday night game between the Miami Dolphins (5-5) and the Carolina Panthers (4-6). And once again that ‘Ragin’ Cajun’ or as I’d prefer to call him ‘Bastard Out of Carolina’ presumed to let me down with his inconsistent play. In watching Jake Delhomme play the position of quarterback for the Panthers, is very much like watching a child ride a bike for the very first time. You know that they’ll stumble and take one or two falls but learn something from what they’d done wrong in the first place. In the case of Delhomme, however, he’ll dust himself off after falling but yet continue to repeat same mistakes as before, that cost him to make that apparent fall. His game has become so inconsistent, that it is difficult from one game to the next, to know what to expect from the player. And because of his errant play, it could well end up costing John Fox his job as coach of the Carolina Panthers.

Jake Delhomme (17) of the Carolina Panthers stands on the field with his head down against the Miami Dolphins at Bank of America Stadium on November 19, 2009 in Charlotte, North Carolina.     picture appears courtesy of  getty images/  Streeter  Lekca  ...............
Jake Delhomme (17) of the Carolina Panthers stands on the field with his head down against the Miami Dolphins at Bank of America Stadium on November 19, 2009 in Charlotte, North Carolina. picture appears courtesy of getty images/ Streeter Lekca ...............

Well, Thursday night’s game, we saw the Dolphins eke out a 24-17 win over the Panthers to even their record to 5-5 and place themselves back into contention within the AFC East. And as I alluded to earlier, concerning Delhomme, he did not disappoint. His game was moribund and his stats bore this out (19/42 att’s, 227 yds, 1TD, 1INT). But it’d be remiss to think that Delhomme was solely to blame for this loss. In large part however, Delhomme as the team captain led the Panthers like a drunk driver trying to evade oncoming traffic while still trying to consume a drink from his bottle.

Ricky Williams (34) of the Miami Dolphins runs away from Richard Marshall (31) of the Carolina Panthers during their game at Bank of America Stadium on November 19, 2009 in Charlotte, North Carolina.     picture appears  courtesy  of  getty images/  Streeter Lecka ...........
Ricky Williams (34) of the Miami Dolphins runs away from Richard Marshall (31) of the Carolina Panthers during their game at Bank of America Stadium on November 19, 2009 in Charlotte, North Carolina. picture appears courtesy of getty images/ Streeter Lecka ...........

Crash and burn, the Carolina Panthers did just that. As they were unable to contain a hard and fast running Ricky Williams, who torched the Panthers for three touchdowns on the night, in front of the home crowd at Land Shark Stadium,in Miami.And for Miami Dolphins’ coach,Tony Sparano,this was a night to savor. As his team played with a great deal of resolve and commitment. The same for which, cannot be said of the Carolina Panthers. Simply put, the Carolina Panthers are playing themselves out of contention for a playoff berth in the postseason. And this isn’t certainly something that one would come to expect from a John Fox coached team.

I’ve got to admit that over the past few years I’ve tended to overlook the Houston Texans (5-4) as a team. I know that they’re the NFL’s youngest franchise. But if what they’re now doing is anything to go by , given the performances of players such as, Matt Schaub, Andre Johnson and four year veteran tight end, Owen Daniels. Then this season, Gary Kubiak‘s team could be a surprise as an AFC playoff entrant in the postseason. It has taken the Texans some time to find some semblance of consistency and competitiveness.Given the days when they had the woefully inept David Carr as the team’s signal caller. Who can but fail to remember the number of times that Carr became the venerable staple of ESPN’s highlight reels of him being teed up on and sacked repeatedly by defensive linemen up and down the league ? Those days now appear to be long gone as the Texans now seek to place themselves amongst the game’s elite. And with an upcoming televised
Monday night game against Tennessee Titans.The nation will get the chance to see whether or not the Houston Texans are for real. The Texans’ potent offense and well disciplined defense will face something of a test against a rejuvenated Vince Young and the Jeff Fisher coached Titans’ team.

Indianapolis -November 8th Matt Schaub (8) of the Houston Texans runs with the ball during the NFL game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 8, 2009 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  picture appears courtesy of Getty Images/  Andy Lyons .............
Indianapolis -November 8th Matt Schaub (8) of the Houston Texans runs with the ball during the NFL game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 8, 2009 in Indianapolis, Indiana. picture appears courtesy of Getty Images/ Andy Lyons .............

Could the Houston Texans possibly the NFL’s Cinderella Story this season ? Much as in the same way Ken Whisenhunt’s Arizona Cardinals were last year ? We’ll just have to wait and see,won’t we ?

This is an Oct. 19, 2009, file photo showing an electronic billboard flashing a message directed to Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson Jr. regarding his team's performance during NFL football games,  in Buffalo, N.Y.  Wilson tells The Associated Press he's prepared to revamp his entire football operation after the season. Wilson said Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009,  he'll make a full review and stresses there's a "lot of work to do."     picture  appears   courtesy of ap/photo/file/  David Duprey .................

It just hadn’t to happen another franchise in distress and in the midst of it all, happens to the NFL’s enfant-terrible’, Terrell Owens. However,TO wasn’t the spark that ignited the flames, leading to the dismissal of Dick Jauron, as the Buffalo Bills’ coach.

Bills’ owner, Ralph Wilson, put an end to the ‘Jauron experiment’, having witnessed the underachieving performances of the team this season. Could it have gotten any worse ? Well, consider this, if the Bills were an express locomotive heading for an oncoming collision with a passenger train. Would you want to be in the midst of the aftermath of the scenes of that particular incident ? Of course not ! The death, mayhem and destruction would be too unfathomable and unthinkable to imagine. And to top it all off,we’ve yet to hear a formal comment from TO,as to what has now transpired. But needless to say, somehow he’ll find a way to put a positive spin on it and other things that have transpired since his arrival there in Buffalo. Funny how far things have fallen for this once prolific player ? Do you think that his agent,Drew Rosenhausis already on the line pursuing a number of teams, whom he feels might show a prospective interest in his client ? Next question ?

Buffalo Bills interim head coach Perry Fewell talks with Bills' Terrell Owens (81) during NFL football practice in Orchard Park, N.Y., Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009. Fewell takes over after Dick Jauron was fired as head coach on Tuesday.    picture  appears  courtesy of  ap/photo/ David  Duprey .................
Buffalo Bills interim head coach Perry Fewell talks with Bills' Terrell Owens (81) during NFL football practice in Orchard Park, N.Y., Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009. Fewell takes over after Dick Jauron was fired as head coach on Tuesday. picture appears courtesy of ap/photo/ David Duprey .................

And of this weekend’s games that really peek my interest, those concerning AFC West divisional rivals, San Diego Chargers at the Denver Broncos, ought to spark more than enough interest amongst the NFL fans, in general. Both team are now 6-3, however, it appears to be that they’re heading opposite directions. Denver are losers of three straight, while the Chargers are riding high, having recently defeated the frustratingly inconsistent Philadelphia Eagles, 31-23, for their third consecutive win.

Broncos’ coach, Josh McDaniels has to get his team back on track, if their season isn’t to be deemed a failure. Having started out 6-0 and with the division at their mercy. They’ve fallen back to the pack,faster than a three legged horse racing in the Kentucky Derby. And if that wasn’t enough, starting quarterback, Kyle Orton seems to have lost his edge and confidence. And at the same time, that once dominant defense has begun to show some flaws. And that crack in their resilience mirrors what many may now feel, that they were doing it all with smoking mirrors.

Stop me, if you’ve heard this pronunciation before ? Jay Cutler is an elite quarterback in the NFL ? Time and time again , I’ve heard several NFL analysts make this now redundant and asinine remark. I know that they’re paid to proffer up their opinions. But let’s get real here, nothing that Cutler has done so far in his career bears this out. Making the Pro Bowl doesn’t designate you, as being amongst the elite at the position. Can you hear me Mark Schlereth ? Your opinions are about as valuable as Sarah Palin‘s views on the US economy,decisions made in the US Supreme Court and that of, US foreign policy. Sorry Sarah, but I’m sure the questions being asked of you by Katie Couric were far too hard for even a middle student to answer ? But somehow you seemed to be flummoxed by it all ? LOL,LOL,LOL !!! Just go out there and hawk your book and clamor for that additional 15 minutes of fame that you additionally seek.

Jay Cutler (6) of the Chicago Bears walks off the field dejected after their 10-6 loss against the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park on November 12, 2009 in San Francisco, California.    picture appears courtesy of  getty images/ Jed Jacobsohn   ...............
Jay Cutler (6) of the Chicago Bears walks off the field dejected after their 10-6 loss against the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park on November 12, 2009 in San Francisco, California. picture appears courtesy of getty images/ Jed Jacobsohn ...............

With the acquisition of Jay Cutler, it was deemed that this would be the additional piece to the puzzle, that would put the Chicago Bears over the top and make them a potential threat in the NFC. Word of advice for Bears’ coach, Lovie Smith. Remove index finger from rectum and sniff. Culter ain’t cuttin it ! And he’s beginning to stink up the joint, much like the odor that you’re smelling and that’s emanating from your index finger.

Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith watches as the Bears play the San Francisco 49ers in the second quarter of an NFL football game in San Francisco, Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009.     picture appears courtesy of ap/photo/  Marcio Jose  Sanchez   ....................
Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith watches as the Bears play the San Francisco 49ers in the second quarter of an NFL football game in San Francisco, Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009. picture appears courtesy of ap/photo/ Marcio Jose Sanchez ....................

The Chicago Bears are now said to be sinking faster than The Titanic after it hit an iceberg in the midst of the Atlantic Ocean. And though the finger pointing hasn’t yet begun. The quakes that are now emanating from within the Bears’ organization, point to the fact that Lovie Smith may be in need of polishing up his resume’, just in case he needs to be seeking out a new place employment.

Let’s hear it for the Detroit Lions and Cleveland Browns. A round of applause please ? You should be grateful that this presumed barnburner isn’t being served up for your edification on the NFL’s traditional Thanksgiving Day schedule. So there is a God afterall ? And whatever form he or she takes , I thank them !

For those of you with the stomach to watch this game. You’ll have the undoubted privilege of watching perhaps two of the worst teams in the NFL at present. OK stop it ! I can hear the sniping already, as they’re many of you questioning the fact that I’ve not mentioned the St Louis Rams, Oakland Raiders or the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. But should I really now start to hedge my bets ? I mean, we can all opine as to which team we deem to be the absolute worst of the worst, can’t we ?

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) gets roughed up by Minnesota Vikings' Jared Allen (69) and Brian Robison (96) after throwing an incomplete pass in the third quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 15, 2009, in Minneapolis.    picture appears courtesy of  ap/photo/ Star Tribune/  Jeff Wheeler  ....................
Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) gets roughed up by Minnesota Vikings' Jared Allen (69) and Brian Robison (96) after throwing an incomplete pass in the third quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 15, 2009, in Minneapolis. picture appears courtesy of ap/photo/ Star Tribune/ Jeff Wheeler ....................

Browns versus Lions, isn’t that reminiscent of one those long ass historical epics that Hollywood use to be famous for making in the early fifties ? I hear Cecil B. DeMille won’t be on hand to direct Sunday’s escapade between Eric Mangini’s Cleveland Browns and Jim Schwartz’s Detroit Lions. By the way the reason why DeMille won’t be around to direct, well it’s because he died fifty years ago. But in some way the NFL Network as well as CBS Sports will somehow think it worthy to televise. Screw that, you mean to tell me that CBS Sports couldn’t schedule a few hours of infomercials ? You know the ones featuring the guy and several luscious females discussing erectile dysfunction issues and what they (the females) like about the size of a guy ? Or is it because Sunday afternoons are considered to family entertainment viewing and a large part of the male population having finished their honey to do lists, will be watching the scheduled NFL games ? CBS and the NFL Network will feel it imperative that this game be televised. Please, given the choices that one might have , I’d say that the infomercials might prove to be infinitely better viewing entertainment than watching the Brown and Lions go at it, for four quarters !

Cleveland Browns quarterback Brady Quinn recovers his own fumble as Baltimore Ravens linebacker Jarret Johnson (95) and safety Dawan Landry (26) converge in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game Monday, Nov. 16, 2009, in Cleveland. The Browns lost 16-0.       picture appears courtesy  ap/photo/ Mark  Duncan  .............
Cleveland Browns quarterback Brady Quinn recovers his own fumble as Baltimore Ravens linebacker Jarret Johnson (95) and safety Dawan Landry (26) converge in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game Monday, Nov. 16, 2009, in Cleveland. The Browns lost 16-0. picture appears courtesy ap/photo/ Mark Duncan .............

The Cleveland Browns and Detroit Lions possess about as much offensive weaponry as the army of Vanuatu. The fact that the island of Vanuatu has no army to speak of , should indicate to you what you’re liable to see in terms of creativity from both teams on Sunday afternoon. Watch at your peril, as you’re liable to be either bored to sleep, or tears !

Well those have been my picks and pans , as to the NFL and this weekend’s scheduled games. Are there any games that have peeked your interest with regards to this weekend’s schedule ?

NFL Conference Standings

American Football Conference

AFC East

East Team
W L T Pct PF PA Net Pts TD Home Road Div Pct Conf Pct Non-Conf Streak Last 5
New England Patriots 6 3 0 .667 259 150 109 29 5-0 1-3 2-1 .667 4-3 .571 2-0 1L 3-2
Miami Dolphins 5 5 0 .500 242 244 -2 28 3-2 2-3 3-1 .750 3-3 .500 2-2 2W 3-2
New York Jets 4 5 0 .444 199 158 41 22 2-3 2-2 1-3 .250 4-4 .500 0-1 2L 1-4
Buffalo Bills 3 6 0 .333 140 210 -70 14 1-3 2-3 1-2 .333 1-5 .167 2-1 2L 2-3

AFC North

Team W L T Pct PF PA Net Pts TD Home Road Div Pct Conf Pct Non-Conf Streak Last 5
Cincinnati Bengals 7 2 0 .778 198 147 51 24 3-2 4-0 5-0 1.000 5-2 .714 2-0 3W 4-1
Pittsburgh Steelers 6 3 0 .667 207 157 50 24 4-1 2-2 1-2 .333 4-2 .667 2-1 1L 4-1
Baltimore Ravens 5 4 0 .556 222 154 68 28 3-1 2-3 2-2 .500 5-3 .625 0-1 1W 2-3
Cleveland Browns 1 8 0 .111 78 225 -147 7 0-4 1-4 0-4 .000 1-5 .167 0-3 4L 1-4

AFC South

Team W L T Pct PF PA Net Pts TD Home Road Div Pct Conf Pct Non-Conf Streak Last 5
Indianapolis Colts 9 0 0 1.000 252 142 110 31 5-0 4-0 3-0 1.000 5-0 1.000 4-0 9W 5-0
Jacksonville Jaguars 5 4 0 .556 181 220 -39 22 3-1 2-3 2-2 .500 4-2 .667 1-2 2W 3-2
Houston Texans 5 4 0 .556 215 188 27 26 2-2 3-2 1-2 .333 4-3 .571 1-1 1L 3-2
Tennessee Titans 3 6 0 .333 189 255 -66 21 2-2 1-4 1-3 .250 2-6 .250 1-0 3W 3-2

AFC West

Team W L T Pct PF PA Net Pts TD Home Road Div Pct Conf Pct Non-Conf Streak Last 5
Denver Broncos 6 3 0 .667 167 151 16 18 3-1 3-2 2-0 1.000 5-2 .714 1-1 3L 2-3
San Diego Chargers 6 3 0 .667 237 202 35 27 3-2 3-1 3-1 .750 4-3 .571 2-0 4W 4-1
Kansas City Chiefs 2 7 0 .222 142 215 -73 14 0-4 2-3 1-2 .333 1-4 .200 1-3 1W 2-3
Oakland Raiders 2 7 0 .222 88 217 -129 7 1-4 1-3 1-4 .200 1-6 .143 1-1 3L 1-4

National Football Conference

NFC East

Team W L T Pct PF PA Net Pts TD Home Road Div Pct Conf Pct Non-Conf Streak Last 5
Dallas Cowboys 6 3 0 .667 224 169 55 26 3-1 3-2 1-1 .500 5-2 .714 1-1 1L 4-1
Philadelphia Eagles 5 4 0 .556 242 184 58 26 3-2 2-2 2-1 .667 4-2 .667 1-2 2L 2-3
New York Giants 5 4 0 .556 232 204 28 25 2-2 3-2 2-1 .667 3-3 .500 2-1 4L 1-4
Washington Redskins 3 6 0 .333 140 171 -31 15 3-2 0-4 0-2 .000 2-5 .286 1-1 1W 1-4

NFC North

Team W L T Pct PF PA Net Pts TD Home Road Div Pct Conf Pct Non-Conf Streak Last 5
Minnesota Vikings 8 1 0 .889 271 184 87 32 4-0 4-1 4-0 1.000 6-0 1.000 2-1 2W 4-1
Green Bay Packers 5 4 0 .556 232 179 53 27 3-2 2-2 2-2 .500 4-3 .571 1-1 1W 3-2
Chicago Bears 4 5 0 .444 186 201 -15 21 3-1 1-4 1-1 .500 2-4 .333 2-1 2L 1-4
Detroit Lions 1 8 0 .111 143 264 -121 15 1-3 0-5 0-4 .000 1-7 .125 0-1 6L 0-5

NFC South

Team W L T Pct PF PA Net Pts TD Home Road Div Pct Conf Pct Non-Conf Streak Last 5
New Orleans Saints 9 0 0 1.000 331 197 134 43 5-0 4-0 2-0 1.000 6-0 1.000 3-0 9W 5-0
Atlanta Falcons 5 4 0 .556 221 194 27 28 4-0 1-4 1-2 .333 4-3 .571 1-1 1L 2-3
Carolina Panthers 4 6 0 .400 193 239 -46 22 2-3 2-3 2-2 .500 4-4 .500 0-2 1L 2-3
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1 8 0 .111 157 256 -99 20 1-4 0-4 0-1 .000 1-5 .167 0-3 1L 1-4

NFC West

Team W L T Pct PF PA Net Pts TD Home Road Div Pct Conf Pct Non-Conf Streak Last 5
Arizona Cardinals 6 3 0 .667 229 184 45 28 2-3 4-0 2-1 .667 4-2 .667 2-1 2W 4-1
San Francisco 49ers 4 5 0 .444 184 180 4 22 3-2 1-3 3-0 1.000 4-2 .667 0-3 1W 1-4
Seattle Seahawks 3 6 0 .333 187 198 -11 20 3-2 0-4 1-3 .250 2-5 .286 1-1 1L 2-3
St. Louis Rams 1 8 0 .111 100 249 -149 11 0-4 1-4 0-2 .000 1-6 .143 0-2 1L 1-4

Week 11 NFL Schedule

Thu, Nov 19 Time (ET) Top Passer Top Rusher Top Receiver
MIA 24 @ CAR 17 Final CAR Jake Delhomme: 227 Yds CAR DeAngelo Williams: 122 Yds CAR Steve Smith: 87 Yds
Sun, Nov 22 Stadium Time (ET) Tickets Network DIRECTV SIRIUS Westwood One
PIT @ KC Arrowhead Stadium 1:00 PM Tickets CBS 707 91 (PIT) 130 (KC)
SF @ GB Lambeau Field 1:00 PM Tickets FOX 709 156 (SF) 127 (GB)
CLE @ DET Ford Field 1:00 PM Tickets CBS 705 147 (CLE) 155 (DET)
IND @ BAL M&T Bank Stadium 1:00 PM Tickets CBS 704 121 (IND) 129 (BAL)
SEA @ MIN Mall of America Field 1:00 PM Tickets FOX 710 157 (SEA) 125 (MIN)
WAS @ DAL Cowboys Stadium 1:00 PM Tickets FOX 708 152 (WAS) 122 (DAL)
BUF @ JAC Jacksonville Municipal Stadium 1:00 PM Tickets CBS 706 144 (BUF) 108 (JAC)
ATL @ NYG Giants Stadium 1:00 PM Tickets FOX 711 153 (ATL) 123 (NYG)
NO @ TB Raymond James Stadium 1:00 PM Tickets FOX 712 126 (NO) 158 (TB)
ARI @ STL Edward Jones Dome 4:05 PM Tickets FOX 713 121 (ARI) 91 (STL)
NYJ @ NE Gillette Stadium 4:15 PM Tickets CBS 715 158 (NYJ) 126 (NE)
CIN @ OAK Oakland Coliseum 4:15 PM Tickets CBS 716 127 (CIN) 130 (OAK)
SD @ DEN Invesco Field at Mile High 4:15 PM Tickets CBS 714 125 (SD) 123 (DEN)
PHI @ CHI Soldier Field 8:20 PM Tickets NBC 127 (PHI) 126 (CHI) Radio
Mon, Nov 23 Stadium Time (ET) Tickets Network DIRECTV SIRIUS Westwood One
TEN @ HOU Reliant Stadium 8:30 PM Tickets ESPN 206 126 (TEN) 125 (HOU) Radio

Author: tophatal ...........

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12 thoughts on “Ooh’s and Ah’s , Picks and Pans of The NFL”

    1. Chris Humpherys

      I’d believe it quite reasonable to assume given the choice between Cutler and the H1N1 virus. You’d be hard pressed to make definitive choice. But the majority of Bucs’ fans would go with Cutler. While the others would be asking….’ what is the H1N1 virus’ ?

      Selita Ebanks hopes that you have a great weekend !
      Enjoy the sporting weekend .

      Alan Parkins

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  1. The surprise team is Cincy. Who would have thunk it. Gomer Pyle Surprise, surprise surprise Sergeant Carter. What do you think about the Colts and Siants going undefeated?

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    1. Bobby Gee

      No the surprising team isn’t the Bengals. They’ve always been laden with talent. Their real problem had been the turmoil in the locker room and the fact that Carson Palmer had been down with a prolonged injury for some time. Now that he’s back and his O line is actually proctecting him. They’re now the team that we saw not so long ago.

      Kubiak’s Texans are playing well – Schaub and Owen Daniels are having break out years. Andre Johnson is simply proving that ahead of him in terms of the top WR’s, there’s only Moss, Fitzgerald and Boldin. ‘nough said !

      Alan Parkins

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    1. Sportschump

      Sorry I’ve got to ask but what members on the Bucs roster have got ‘the clap’ (gonorrhea) ? ’cause I thought that was the only time essentially it’s best to use penicillin ? LOL,LOL,LOL !!!

      That game will be a great spectacle to watch , unlike the game between the Lions and Browns. If that gets over a 3 1/2 share in the national markets., then I for one, will be completely surprised . CBS Sports and the NFL Network must’ve rue the day when they realized that on Week 11 this’d be on their broadcast schedule. That’s why it’s good to have a PPV p*orn channel. It makes life much more interesting and it also make for creativity in the bedroom. Well at least I think so , when the girlfriend comes to visit from her place in O-town. Likewise , when I go to visit her up there.

      I hear Playboy Tv isn’t too bad ?

      Alan Parkins

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  2. I actually picked the Texans to make the playoffs this year! I’m liking my chances with them so far, but they are prone to have games where they don’t really show up…

    I think Cutler would do a little better if he wasn’t on his back so much, but he is over-rated.

    Bills suck, so does TO.

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    1. chappy 81

      The Texans are for real ! After the David Carr years, I honestly thought they’d just disappear off the face of the planet. Now with that triumvirate of Schaub, Daniels and Johnson, they’re good enough to scare quite a few teams around the NFL.

      Jay Cutler unless he’s prepared to play within a coach’s system, rather than thinking that he can do it all by himself. He’ll end up looking like a poor man’s version of Brett Favre when he’s prone to making errors with his INT’s being launched all over the place.

      That’s how I view Jay Cutler and he’s justifying everything I thought about him from the get-go.

      Alan Parkins

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    2. chappy

      Cutler is something akin to an overpriced hooker. She likes spending time on her back. But always the job that she does isn’t always up to par.

      Both Cutler and the hooker need to be far too more consistent in their efforts. Otherwise they’ll be mistreated and beaten up on. As is the case now with Cutler .

      Alan Parkins

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  3. Hey Al,

    Well, the Clucs really laid an egg against the Saints yesterday. That was a miserable performance by a badly coached team. So what are the chances that Morris and his motley coaching staff are back next year?

    Thanks for the excellent read and take care.

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  4. aero

    The Bucs are tied to Raheem and Dominik for the long haul and that’s pretty much it at this juncture. However, I’d like to see Raheem stop giving these ridiculous sound bytes as to how he sees the team improving with each passing game. When your team is 1-9 , that’s not a sign of improvement but a sign of abject mediocrity and failure ! Perhaps someone within the Bucs’ organization should remind Raheem of that ?

    But then again, the idiots within WDAE and the guys at the Pewter Report will no doubt try to put a pleasant spin on this all. The interviews being conducted with the Bucs’ players make them sound as if they’re happy with their lot as a bunch of lovable losers. Personally all of the a_s kissing from WDAE and the Pewter Report is droll , mundane and passe’ !

    Megan Fox from her appearance on CBS’s Two and A Half Men.

    Alan Parkins

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