Oakland 25, Houston 20 – Knockin' On Heaven's Door by Bob Dylan
After Raiders owner and NFL icon Al Davis passed away, the Raiders honored him in the best way possible.
Playing with their hearts on their sleeves, the Raiders took advantage of an injured Texans squad. It was an emotional day for the Raiders organization but at the end of it, coach Hue Jackson was able to get the win for his team and for Al Davis’s son Mark.
Da Raiders appear to be for real. With a fairly easy schedule and having a strong O and D line it appears like this team can maybe make some damage in the AFC.
Buffalo 31, Philadelphia 24 – Dream On by Areosmith
Dream Team… dream on, as Michael Vick said: "I think the 'Dream Team' -- that word is dead now. You can't talk 'Dream Team' anymore."
This Eagle team has is getting worse every week and it's starting to get a little ugly in the city of brotherly love.
The Eagles simply haven’t been able to put it together. Despite the large amount of talent and speed on both sides of the ball neither side has fully been able to click.
Too say the defense has been a disappointment is a major understatement. Right now there isn’t much doubt that Revis is the best CB in the league as Nnamdi hasn’t been worth that fat contract the Eagles gave him.
While Michael Vick didn’t have a bad game, his decision-making continues to be called into question. If his play does not improve it doesn’t look like this Eagle team has much of a chance to make the playoffs.
On the flipside, on the legs of Fred Jackson and the brains of Ryan Fitzpatrick the Bills have quietly pilled up 4 teams and are in 1st place of the AFC East. That said, I see this team at 8-8 or 9-7 and missing the playoffs.
Seattle 36, New York Giants 25 – Get Up Stand up by Bob Marley
In almost everyone’s survivor pool the Giants were the popular pick to be the easiest win this week. However, the Seahawks are pretty good at being underdogs, as we noticed in last years playoffs.
WR Doug Baldwin surprised the G Men’s secondary with a pretty impressive performance. Seattle’s run D shut down Bradshaw and overall Seattle just played a pretty solid football game.
Once again Eli Manning had issues turning over the football despite a career high in passing yards. Victor Cruz looks like he might be the real deal but the Giants have major issues to deal with in a game they should have taken advantage of to gain steam in the NFC East.
Green Bay 25, Atlanta 14 – Magic Man by Heart
Aaron Rodgers is a magic man! Right now there is no better QB, no better player in the NFL then the Packers QB. Despite This Given Sunday’s quarter point awards, Rodgers would be my NFL MVP to date.
Similar to last year’s playoff matchup between these two teams, the Packers offense simply could not be stopped. Despite what seem to be the perfect game plan by Mike Smith in the first half, the Falcons could only hold on for so long.
Rodgers just missed having a 400 yard game and has showed no signs of slowing down since being named Super Bowl MVP.
Not many people will argue that Green Bay is by far and away the NFL’s best team right now.
New England 30, New York Jets 21 – Killing Me Softly by The Fugees
Most people didn’t know what to think of this game, thanks to the Jets' prior success against New England. However, this one wasn’t close. The Jets appear to be in real trouble and don’t really resemble the same old Jets. This defense isn’t the same defense which was once feared.
New England had success in the air, but the Pats preferred to kill them softly as the Law Firm ran up and down the field on the Jets.
New England looked like a very complete football team this Sunday and this win should start a nice little run for New England. The Pats are still the top dog in the AFC in my mind.