If the Colts can find a way to establish a ground game, which has been hard for them, they should be in control of this game, but you never know.
Friday, October 31, 2008
If the Colts can find a way to establish a ground game, which has been hard for them, they should be in control of this game, but you never know.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
The 2008 Giants look like a special team. In a night when they did not play their best football; in a night where they needed four field goals and a saftey just to stay competitive, the Giants found a way to knock off the best team in football, the Pittsburgh Steelers.
With New York down 14-9 in the fourth, Manning completed a huge pass on fourth and six to Amani Toomer down the right sideline for a first down. This set up a John Carney field goal to cut the Steeler lead to 14-12.
The Steeleres went three and out on their next drive, so, on the punt, the ball was snapped over the head of punter Mich Berger. The ball rolled into the back of the end zone for a saftey, tying the game at 14.
The Giants got the ball back on the saftey kick and marched right down the field to take the lead. Manning hit Steve Smith for 25 yards down the left sideline to put the ball at the Steeler 25. Three plays later, Manning hit tight end Kevin Boss from two yards out for the touchdown.
The Steelers had no answers on two possessions, giving the Giants the victory. The Giants are now 6-1, and, quite possibly, most likely are the best in the NFL. Period.
Lets face it! The Jets are No Good! They are quickly becoming the worst team money can buy for $140 million dollars, and for what? Mediocrity? Losses to the Bradyless Patriots, and the awful Raiders. Trailing 24-21 late in a game against the lowley Kansas City Chiefs? This is what Jet fans get all excited about?
Brett Favre, for all of his greatness, looked awful. In fact, he brought memories back of some of the worst QB's in Jets history, not the best. Favre threw three interceptions in this game, one of which was returned for a touchdown to give Kansas City a 24-21 lead with 7:30 to play.
Maybe the Jets will use Favre's health as an excuse. Late in the second quarter, Favre got plastered by a converging defensive end. The ball he threw was intercepted at the Kansas City 20, but Favre was on the ground for about a minute. He slowly got up and moved strolled to the sideline in considerable pain. He sat on the bench, hunched over in pain but still found a way to get back into the field.
Favre ended the day completing 28 of 40 passes for 290 yards. 290 yards against one of the worst pass defenses in the league? Embarassing.
But it was not just Favre who was at fault. The defense was terrible. The Chiefs led by some guy named Tyler Thigpen ripped up the Jets defense. Thigpen threw two touchdowns, no interceptions and had a QB rating of 110.9 in the effort. His receivers were wide open on slants and cross patterns, as they ate up huge amounts of yards to get Kansas City down the field.
With the Jets up 14-7, Thigpen moved the ball down the field for a score. He hit Tony Gonzalez for 21 yards and Dwayne Bowe for 15 more to get the Chiefs to the Jets11. Then Thigpen hit Michael Bradley for an 11 yard touchdown to tie the game at 14.
In the third, Kansas City imposed their will on the Jets again. Thigpen completed six straight passes on this opening drive. He hit Bowe for 12. He hit Gonzalez for 11, hit Bradley twice for 13 and 12 yards a piece. Unfortunately for KC, Thigpen overthrew his intended receiver on third down and it forced them to kick a field goal. Kansas City led 17-14.
Jet fans were furious, booing and booing and screaming at their underachieveing franchise. The only star of the day for New York was Leon Washington who sprinted for 60 yards for one touchdown and caught an 18 yard touchdown for another. If it weren't for Washington the Jets would have lost.
This team is clearly underachieveing. In fact, they may not be as good as we think they are. You can have all the money in the world; you can have all the talent in the world, but it doesn't matter if there is no chemistry. Brett Favre spoke to that when he arrived in August ... it looks like he might have been right.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
The Jets have gone so far to celebrate this single moment in the team's history that they have even decided to sell shirts, sweat shirts and jackets with a huge number 40 written on it. CLICK LINK TO SEE SHIRTS. And CLICK HERE TO SEE LINK TO JACKETS. Seeing this garbage, one would think that the Jets won the Super Bowl last year!
Here is my problem. What is there to celebrate? It's not like the Jets have the tradition and pride of the New York Giants. Hell, they don't even have the tradition and history of the Baltimore Ravens, who won the Super Bowl eight years ago.
When you see a giant number 40 written in green, with the Jets iconic football next to it, you don't think about the great memories from 1968; you think, instead of 40 years of embarrassment and futiltiy. In fact, most of the current Jet fans remember the infamous Mud Bowl in the Miami Orange Bowl, before they ever think of Super Bowl III in the Miami Orange Bowl.
The Jets should be ashamed that they have to trot out Joe Namath, if he is not sucking face with sideline reportets, Don Maynard, who noone sees in public anymore, and various others, whom most of Jet nation may not even remember.
Here are the facts. In the forty years since the Jets last Super Bowl, the New England Patriots have been to six Super Bowls, winning three; the Miami Dolphins have been to five Super Bowls winning two; the Buffalo Bills have been to four straight Super Bowls in the early 1990's, losing all four. The Indianapolis Colts, who used to be in the AFC East, have been to two Super Bowls, winning both. The New York Giants have been to four Super Bowls, winning three.
All the Jets have to show their fans since 1968 is one frustrating season after another, or one frustrating playoff loss after another. Remember the Mud Bowl, a 14-0 loss to Miami in the 1983 AFC Title game? Remember the heart-breaking 23-10 loss to Denver in the 1998 AFC Title game? Remeber Herman Edwards taking a knee at the Steeler 40 so he could kick a impossible field goal in a loss in the Divisional Round in 2004?
Yes, this is what the Jets are trying to celebrate: 40 years of futility since their last Super Bowl appearance.
So, instead of inviting the only winning Jets team to the Meadowlands tomorrow, the Jets should instead invite this list, to celebrate:
Rich Kotite: head coach who took the Jets way down the toliet, capping it with a 1-15 season in 1996.
Terry Bradway: General manger who found ways to draft some of the worst football players ever seen. He was mercifully fired after the 2005 season. Bradway spent five tortuous years as the Jets GM.
Richard Todd: quaterback, who was supposed to be the next Joe Namath, but spent most of his career chasing linebackers after interceptions and ate dirt most of the time after sacks.
Mark Gasteneau: Defensive End. Part of the Sack Exchange, who is better known for his bad temper and bad boy image.
Browning Nagle: quaterback. This is the guy the Jets decided to draft in 1991 instead of ... Brett Favre!
Ken O'Brien: quaterback. Like Chad Pennington, O'Brien had moments of success, and moment of futility; was never a winner.
Wesley Walker and Al Toon: receivers. Two good receivers who deserved to be on a better team.
Adrian Murrell: running back. Once Curtis Martin came along, everyone forgot who this guy was.
Kyle Brady: tight end. Everyone booed when the Jets drafted him. Everyone booed louder when he started playing.
Keyshawn Johnson: receiver. The biggest jerk pre-Terrell Owens. Johnson's infamous book, "Give Me The Damn Ball," spoke volumes of what KJ thought of his teammates and coaches. Johnson talked his way off the team in 2000, when his idol Bill Parcells traded him to Tampa Bay. To this day, Johnson probably still blames Al Groh for bringing down the ax.
Neil O'Donnell: quaterback. No quaterback looked more confused or baffled than O'Donnell. Whether it was an interception, a sack, or a fumble, O'Donnell was famous for giving us looks of "who me?" No wonder Bill Parcells couldn't wait to get rid of him.
Glenn Foley: quaterback. Guy had some promise but was always getting injured, costing him his starting job in 1998.
Rick Mirer: This complete fool was brought in to save the 1999 season when team MVP Vinny Testaverde went down with a Achilles' tendon injury on opening day. Mirer played with clueless and ignorant abandon. What is most troubling is the fact that Bill Parcells left Mirer in as the statrer for seven games. The Jets were 1-6 in those games, virtually killing their season.
Chad Pennington: quaterback. Speaking of getting injured a lot. Pennington spent his entire Jet career getting hurt and making excuses for his ineffective arm strength.
Dewayne Robertson: defensive tackle: Drafted by Terry Bradway in 2003. Robertson was a complete bust. He never fit into any scheme; he was undersized for a defensive tackle and not athletic enough for a defensive end. Total bust, for a guy selected number four in the '03 draft.
John Abraham: defensive end: Good player. He could get off the ball real fast and get to the quaterback. However, years of injuries and lack of commitment makes Abraham a bust in Jets history.
Damion Robinson: saftey: Was one of Herman Edwards' cronies from Tampa Bay. Robinson was a total bust as a player and is best known for carrying a shotgun inside the trunk of his car to a game. Nice guy.
Herman Edwards: head coach. Oh, wait, he'll be there anyway as he leads the Kansas City Chiefs to a destined 1-15 record. Edwards', only bright spot in New York, was saying, "You play to win the game," but his conservative and clueless approach to coaching made you wonder if he was instead playing not to lose the game.
Friday, October 24, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
It's now a brand new series. The Tampa Bay Rays, behind the efforts of their ace, James Sheilds, have evened up the 2008 World Series at a game apiece with a 4-2 victory over Philadelphia. The win was Tampa's first ever World Series game victory.
Even though Shields was solid tonight for Tampa, it was the Ray offense that set the tone early in this one. Phillies pitcher Brett Myers showed some early wildness as he walked Akniora Iwamura to start the bottom of the first. B.J. Upton followed with a single to right. Unfortunately for Philadelphia, Jayson Werth made a fielding error on the relay throw, allowing Iwamura and Upton to advance.
Carlos Pena followed with a RBI groundout to give Tampa a 1-0 lead. Evan Longoria, who has struggled in this series, grounded out into an RBI as well, 2-0 Tampa Bay.
In the second, the Rays got to Myers again. Duaner Navarro singled and Rocco Baldelli walked to get things started. Jason Bartlett followed with a single to load the bases. Clearly, Myers had nothing in this game. Myers is known for his wildness, but this was just unacceptable for the Phillies and it raises a huge concern about his mental makeup if there is a game six. Upton singled to right to drive in Navarro. Baldelli also tried to score, but he was tagged out at home.
Myers found a way to get through seven innings, but his early wildness cost his Phillies any hopes of winning the game.
Shields went five and two-thirds, scattering seven hits with four strikeouts.
Still, things got interesting in the eighth. With Rays de facto closer David Price now pitching, Eric Bruntlett blasted a solo homerun to left to cut the Rays lead to 4-1. In the ninth, Carlos Ruiz led off with a double and was later brought in after Werth reached on a throwing error by third baseman Evan Longoria. It was 4-2 Tampa, but somehow, Price found a way to get Chase Utley to strike out swinging, and Ryan Howard to ground out to end the game.
The series now moves to Philadelphia for games three, four and five. There is the possibility for rain on Saturday, which could push the series back a day, and possibly put Philadelphia in the splendid position of having Cole Hamels return to the mound for game four.
The Philadelphia Phillies are showing their potential in 2008. A team loaded with young talent the likes of Chase Utley, Jimmy Rollins, Ryan Howard and Cole Hamels, has finally hit its stride. The Phillies held off the stubborn upstart Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 in game one of the 2008 World Series to take a 1-0 lead in the best of seven series.
The Phillies did it as they have all year with good hitting, good defense, and great pitching.
Cole Hamels, who was brilliant against the Dodgers in the NLCS, was solid against a tricky Rays lineup. Hamels worked seven strong innings and overcame two runs to get the victory. Hamels is now 4-0 in the postseason. He has pitched 29 innings, surrendered only 18 hits and four runs. In addition, he has walked eight and struck out 27 this fall. Clearly, Hamels is the MVP of October baseball in 2008.
The Phillies got off to a fast start. In the first, with Jayson Werth on first on a walk, Chase Utley blasted a two-run homerun to right to give Philadelphia a 2-0 lead. Former Mets prospect Scott Kazmir was shaky in the big moment yet again for Tampa Bay. Kazmir struggled with his control, walking four batters while throwing 110 pitches in just six innings.
Tampa made it interesting in the fourth when Carl Crawford homered to cut the Phillies lead to 3-1. Later, in the fifth, Akinori Iwamura doubled into the left center gap to drive home Jason Bartlett to cut the deficit to 3-2.
But, the Phillies bullpen shut down the Tampa Bay lineup. Brad Lidge notched his 50th consecutive save with a easy 1 - 2 - 3 ninth to nail down the game. Lidge has yet to blow a save in 2008! Game two is tomorrow night before the two teams jet to Philadelphia for games 3, 4, and 5 over the weekend.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
When your opponent commits 14 penalties, you are supposed to win the game. When you tie the game in the final minute, you are supposed to win the game. When you win the coin toss in overtime, more times than not, you are supposed to win the game. And when you go up against a young team with little self-confidence, you are supposed to win the game.
The Giants are lucky that they were playing the San Francisco 49ers today. In fact, they were lucky they were not playing the 49ers teams of the 1980's and 1990's. The Giants put forth a lackluster effort against the lousy 49ers and almost blew the game late in the second half.
Eli Manning was underwhelming. Most of his passes were either tipped at the line of scrimmage, or he made some bad reads. Overall, Manning was 16 for 31, 161 yards and a touchdown. Not exactly the kind of game he needed after last Monday's meltdown.
Still, the Giants found a way to rely on Brandon Jacobs power and speed. Late in the first quarter, Jacobs got some room down the sideline as he tiptoed his way into the endzone for a touchdown. Jacobs would score again in the second, this one from two yards out to give New York a 14-3 lead.
But the 49ers would not go away. J.T. O'Sullivan hit a wide open Josh Morgan from 30 yards out to cut the lead to four, 14-10.
The Giants built back their lead to 24-10 and had a chance to put the game away with a late field goal, but the attempt was blocked by Manny Lawson. Lawson jumped over the Giants offensive line and ran right into the ball. Nate Clements scooped it up and ran 74 yards for the score to make it 24-17 Giants.
Yet the Giants defense would not relent. They harrassed O'Sullivan all day, sacking him six times. Late in the game, O'Sullivan was sacked in the back of his own endzone for a saftey to all but end the game.
Speaking of ascendency, the Buffalo Bills continue their ascent as one of the league's best teams. The Bills are now 5-1 after a convincing victory over the San Diego Chargers Sunday. It is the best start Buffalo has had since the 1995 season.
Yet, this game will be most remembered for the hour long power outage early in the first quarter that suspended the game for a good 25 minutes and blacked out CBS's coverage of the game for a whole hour. By the time CBS came back to the game, there was 7:20 in the second quarter, and Buffalo had built a 10-7 lead.
With Buffalo up 13-7 in the third, San Diego put together a 12 play 6:17 drive for a go-ahead touchdown. Phillip Rivers was solid on the drive, completing six of seven passes, capping it off with a 12 yard touchdown to Vincent Jackson.
The Bills would not be denied. Marshawn Lynch and Trent Edwards marched the Bills right down the field to put Buffalo back in front. Key plays incldued a 12 yard scamper on third and seven by Edwards to keep the drive alive. Edwards later found Rosco Parrish for 22 yards to set up Buffalo at the San Diego 14. Lynch took it in from nine yards out for the score 20-14.
The game really came to an end when Rivers threw a rather unauthorized pass into coverage in the endzone, only to have it picked off by Kiwaika Mitchell late in the third quarter.
Friday, October 17, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Take that, New York Mets!
The Phillies are moving on to the World Series for the first time since 1993 after beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in game five of the NLCS. The Phillies won four of the five games.
Cole Hamels was named the series MVP, after he posted a sparking 2-0 record against LA, with a 1.93 ERA. Hamels was brilliant tonight, going seven strong innings, surrendering only five hits and a run. The run was a solo shot by Manny Ramirez in the sixth.
Hamels baffled the Dodgers lineup; the Bums left 12 men on base on the night.
The Phighten Phils got it going early. Real early. Jimmy Rollins led the game off with a solo homerun to give Philadelphia a 1-0 lead. In the third, the Phillies padded their lead. Ryan Howard laced a single to right, allowing Rollins to score the second run of the night. Pat Burrell, who seems to be in the middle of every key rally for Philadelphia, singled to left to drive in Chase Utley.
The Phillies got two more in the fifth, thanks to errors by Dodgers shortstop Rafeal Furcal, who threw the ball right past catcher Russell Martin, and bounced a throw to firstbaseman James Loney.
The Phillies cruised the rest of the night. There was never a doubt that Philadelphia would get the job done and move on to the big show. The Phillies will await the winner of the Tampa Bay/Boston series. The Tampa Bay Rays hold a 3-1 lead on Boston and are one win away from their first ever trip to the Fall Classic.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
New Yorkers should think before purchasing any Super Bowl tickets this year. The Giants not only got beaten by the Cleveland Browns, they got completely exposed by a Browns offense that committed about eight illegal procedure and false start penalties.
Hard to do, but the Giants allowed Cleveland to regroup after all of their penalties to chew up huge amounts of yards and clock as the Browns romped 35-14.
Derek Anderson showed glimpses that he can return to his 2007 form, throwing for 310 yards and two touchdowns. In the second quarter, Anderson threaded the needle to Darnell Dinkins for a 22 yard TD to give Cleveland a 17-7 lead.
In the fourth, Anderson found Braylon Edwards from 11 yards out, to complete a incredible 20 play,8:16, 87 yard drive. On that drive Cleveland committed five offensive penalites, but Anderson found ways to make up the lost yardage hitting Edwards, Steve Heiden and James Wright on a consistent basis.
The Giants are in big trouble. Their secondary was exposed as unable to stop a big passing game. There were hints of it when the Bengals almost beat New York in week 3, and it was even clearer Monday night. The Giants will be playing big play offenses for the rest of the season, so they are going to have to shore up their pass defense if they are going to get back to playing at a high level.
The loss also hurts the Giants from the standpoint that they cannot separate themselves from the rest of the teams in the NFC. Now they are one of many contending teams in the conference, not the best team as many thought earlier in the week.
Aaron Voros scored two power-play goals in the effort.
The win is bittersweet for the Rangers, after word came that 19 year-old Alexei Cherepanov died of a sudden heart attack while playing in a minor league hockey game.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Can we stop pronouncing the Dallas Cowboys as "THE" best team in the NFL? Please?
Once again, the Cowboys showed the world why they are the most overhyped, overrated team in the league, dropping a crucial game to the Arizona Cardinals in overtime by a score of 30-24.
The Cowboys lost complete control of this game in the third quarter as the Cards went on a 17 point run to take a 24-14 before anyone knew what had happened. First, in the third quarter, Kurt Warner hit Larry Fitzgerald in the back of the endzone for the tying score with 3:21 to go in the quarter.
After Dallas failed to do anything on their next drive, the Cardinals took it right to Dallas with another touchdown. Sean Breatson was Warner's favorite receiver on the drive, making three catches 37 yards and a touchdown. The touchdown was an 11 yard pass down the middle to make it 21-14 Arizona.
Still, the Cowboys would not go away. Tony Romo hit Marion Barber in the flat, and Barber took the ball down the sideline for a 70 yard touchdown to cut the deficit to 24-21.
Then, in what could have been the biggest blunder of the year, Arizona coach Ken Wisenhunt decided to call a timeout as a potential game-tying field goal by Dallas was blocked by the Cards. If Wisenhunt had not called a timeout, the Cardinals would have held on at 24-21; instead, Dallas got one more chance. This time Nick Folk was able to nail the kick from 52 yards out to tie the game.
In Overtime, the Cowboys got the ball first and could do nothing with it. Romo was 0-2 on the drive and was even sacked by Chris Okeafor for a seven yard loss. Matt McBriar came out to punt the ball to Arizona, but the punt was blocked by Matt Biesel, who rolled over the ball and crawled into the endzone for the winning score.
The Cardinals have sole possesion of the putrid AFC West with a 4-2 record. They are the only team over .500 in that divison. The Cowboys fall to 4-2 and a game behind the unbeaten New York Giants.
It was not the offensive output that the Jets displayed two weeks ago against the Arizona Cardinals, but it was enough. The Jets did just enough to hold off the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, beating the winless team 26-14.
Things did not get off to a great start for Gang Green (or, should I say, The Blue's Brothers, because the Jets were once again decked out in navy jerseys and helmets for the second straight game). On the first play of the game, Brett Favre was sacked and sripped of the football by Chinedum Ndukwe, who picked up the loose ball and walked in from 15 yards out for the touchdown.
The Jets quickly answered. Favre drove the Jets down the field on a 13 play drive that took almost six minutes. When the Jets got to the Cincy 10 yard line, it got a little crazyy. First Favre threw a touchdown pass to Dustin Keller, but the play was flagged because Favre stepped over the line of scrimmage and then threw the ball, a five yard infraction. Next, Farve hit a wide open Jerricho Cothery on a cross pattern for the TD, but that was called back for offensive pass interference. Finally, Favre connected with Thomas Jones for a two yard touchdown. Three's a charm!
Defensively, the Jets dominated the Bengals. They shut down the Bengal running game and proceeded to torment backup quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. The overall total was five sacks and a two fumbles.
The Bengals went almost an entire half without getting a first down. The Bengals only substantial drive of the day came at the end of the second quarter when Fitzpatrick hit Chad Johnson and T.J. Housmanzadah on slant patterns towards the sideline to get the Bengals within range for a possible score. Fitzpatrick took it in from one yard out to get the Bengals to within 17-14.
The Jets offense went into a shell for most of the game. They played it really close to the vest with a conservative gameplan. The Jets held a slim 20-14 lead, until they finally put together a solid drive at the end of the fourth quarter. The Jets executed a nice 10 play drive that ate up 6:18, as Thomas Jones scored his third touchdown of the day to seal the deal for New York.
The Jets travel to Oakland to play the hapless Raiders next weekend.
Friday, October 10, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
1) New York Giants (4-0): Everything the Giants do is right. They can run the ball with power, as Brandon Jacobs continues to run people over. Eli Manning is growing into a priemer veteran QB, playing at the top of his career performance so far, and he can only get better which is scary; and the defense continues to swarm and destroy opposing quarterbacks. No problems here. This is the most solid team in the NFL.
2) Pittsburgh Steelers (4-1): After a stellar performace against the Jaguars on the road, the Steelers are back in my good graces. Ben Rothleisberger may not be Brett Favre, but he continues to fight through serious injuries to lead this team to victory. What is even more impressive about the Steelers is that they had the toughest schedule coming into the league this year. They are 4-1 and are clearly the best team in the AFC.
3) Washington Redskins (4-1): The Redskins have really figured it out. The Redskins battled and beat up the Eagles in Philly last week. That is two straight division victories on the road for the Skins and new coach Jim Zorn. Very impressive indeed. Keep in mind the Skins do not have a single road division game left this season. The Giants, Cowboys and Eagles will have to go to D.C. when they meet up with the Redskins again.
4) Tennessee Titans (5-0): When Kerry Collins is trusted to win a game, he usually fails. For most of Sunday's game against Baltimore he did just that. Collins threw two picks that contributed to a 10-6 Raven lead late in this one. But thanks to a bad roughing the passer call on the Ravens, the Titans were able to get good field position for the winning score. Not the way anyone wants to get to 5-0.
5) Carolina Panthers (4-1): Defense is also the name of the game for the Panthers. They haven't surrendered double digits in a game since a 20-10 loss to Minnesota in week 3. The Panthers surrender an average of 14 points a game, and smuther opposing running games, allowing only 98 yards per game. By the way, the Pantehrs ground game is very good. The combination of DeAnglo Williams and Jonathon Stewart have combined for 620 yards in 41 carries. That is an avarage of 15 yards per carry!
6) Denver Broncos (4-1): The Broncos needed a bounce back win, especially after the lowly Kansas City Chiefs scored 33 points on that shaky Denver D. On Sunday the Broncos actually played some solid defense, holding the Buccaneers and a red hot Brian Griese to just 13 points. Luckily for Denver they have the number two ranked offense in the league.
7) Buffalo Bills (4-1): Ok, so it might have been too good to be true; the Bills hot start fizzled last week in the Arizona heat. At least it was a dry heat, but that was no excuse as Buffalo got bombed 41-17. The Bills are a gritty young team. They still have a lot to learn before they can become an elite NFL franchise again.
8) Dallas Cowboys (4-1): How does a team with a 4-1 record drop all the way to eighth place in my rankings? Play terrible football thats how. The Boys had the Cincinnati Bengals on the ropes last week, building a 17-3 lead at the half. But the Bengals fought back and got to within 17-16, and had the ball with a chance to take the lead late in the fourth quarter. If it weren't for a Chirs Perry fumble the Boys might have lost this one. Now they go to Arizona. Unlike previous trips to the desret, this one won't be easy.
9) Chicago Bears (3-2): Hey the Bears may have found a quarterback. I have to admit that I never considered Kyle Orton as a good NFL QB, but he has played well throwing for 1100 yards, seven TD's and only 4 INT's. Plus rookie Matt Forte is dazzling so far with 383 yards on the ground this year.
10) Miami Dolphins (2-2): Yes, yes, yes, the Miami Dolphins! Don't hit the refresh button! The Miami Dolphins have craked the top 10. After beating up the Patriots two weeks ago, the Fish came back to dismantle the San Diego Chargers. Two teams that were expected to be the NFL's elite. Chad Pennington has played well, completing 67 percent of his passes this year. He never looked this sharp when he played in New York. Just goes to show you what the revenge factor can do.
Ronnie Brown has helped, rushing for six touchdowns, most of which is set up with Brown behind center in the shotgun. Now can they last a whole season? Probably not, but for beating the Patriots and Chargers, I'll give them points for at least once this year.