The first two weeks of the NFL regular season end tonight with a primetime matchup of the Eagles and Colts. It’s been a rough last 7 days for the NFL with the Ray Rice Video, Adrian Peterson’s photo leak of Child Abuse, and a few other domestic abuse cases to round out the week. My love for the NFL hasn’t wavered, although I am tired of the bad news and the constant over coverage of cases that have yet to hit the final stages of the court room.
After Two weeks, Here are my thoughts on each team:
Buffalo Bills: Solid Defense, steady play from EJ Manuel have them off to hot start. Need to win 2 out of the next 3 to continue momentum.
Miami Dolphins: Injuries at Linebacker and now RB have reason to believe this may be a tough few weeks for the Phins.
New England Patriots: I need to see a few more weeks on whether its the same old Patriots or just the old Patriots. I’m not high on their offensive weapons outside of Gronk but when you have Belicheat and Brady…pencil em in for 11 wins.
New York Jets: I’m a fan of them keeping Rex Ryan for as long as possible. Everyone always says he has a great defensive mind (same with his brother) but I continue to see teams score high on the Jets (and Saints). The bungled timeout and a shaky Geno = 1-1. I’d expect that trend to continue as their offense is very average.
Baltimore Ravens: Steve Smith adds toughness where their Front office lacks it. This team could be solid but I’d tend to believe they go 7-9 this year with the Bengals giving them two L’s and probably splitting with Browns and Steelers.
Cincinnati Bengals: Injuries at WR and an average arm strength can’t keep them down (Sanu clearly has best arm on team). Good defense, Good RB and Ginger has played really well…easily going to win the division.
Cleveland Browns: Surprised they are 1-1. Could really care less about this team.
Pittsburgh Steelers: Lack a consistent running game either by design or lack of faith in O-Line. Don’t get the Todd Haley coordinator move still and Big Ben has a lot of up and down games the last few years.
Houston Texans: May be 2-0 but haven’t played great competition. Redskins should have beat them week 1 but had too many mental lapses in the Red Zone.
Indianapolis Colts: Cream of the Division, I don’t care their record through the first few weeks, will win this division simply because of Luck.
Jacksonville Jaguars: Stink
Tennessee Titans: New Coach, inconsistent at qb for the past few years continues.
Denver Broncos: Offense looks really good at times, i’m holding out judgement to see how Welker and Von Miller look later in the year. They’re beatable though…at least slightly more than last year.
Kansas City Chefs: 0-2, have a decent shot of picking up some wins but I could see a bad year with injuries and average QB play at times
Oakland Raiders: They may go winless. Not a Carr fan.
San Diego Chargers: Biggest threat to Broncos by far this year but they lack something on offense to me.
Dallas Cowboys: Dez Bryant may be best WR in NFL. Shame he’s on this team.
New York Giants: By far one of the worst teams i’ve seen so far. Tough to watch on offense, they have little talent outside of Eli and Cruz…
Philadelphia Eagles: Not a fan of their WR’s but McCoy, Sproles and Ertz are as good as any in the division.
Washington Redskins: No RG3 and the Cousins lovers rejoice. Let’s see what they think after the Eagles game this coming week.
Chicago Bears: Cutler can be really good, he can also be really bad at times. If he plays well they will a lot of games.
Detroit Lions: Typical Lions letdown game…ton of talent on offense, they need to score more.
Green Bay Packers: Rodgers is good, defense is bad. He better ice that arm this year…he will need it.
Minnesota Vikings: Pats whooped the Vikings like Peterson did….nevermind. Let’s hope Peterson helps them this week because they need him bad.
Atlanta Falcons: Matt Ryan is over hyped after last year and that continued with week 1’s result. Not saying he’s bad but he gets more hype than he deserves.
Carolina Panthers: Defense is very good. Cam solid in his return, they could win this division again…which I don’t think has ever happened since the NFC South was formed. (Back to Back winners)
New Orleans Saints: I think the preseason has carried over for this team. No Drew Brees all preseason but he hasn’t been their biggest issue.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Same ol same ol. See Raiders.
Arizona Cardinals: 2-0, more a result of the schedule and luck vs the chargers. Lets see if it continues.
San Francisco 49ers: Kap needs to play better. looked bad in the 2nd half…
Seattle Seahawks: Road game vs solid team means they could lose any week. Not panicking if I’m them though.
St. Louis Rams: Lucky they played the Bucs…they had no business winning with their QB situation.
The Grizzlies are 19-18? Next thing you’re going to tell me Zach Randolph may be an NBA all star. Oh wait…(20 pts/g 11 reb/g)
Lane Kiffin to USC makes perfect sense in the world of College Coaching. Loyalty only counts when it’s convenient.
I’d like to fast forward to Saturday at 4pm. #NFL
I’d like to forget my horrible prediction of this past Saturday. My boy B-RAD let me have it for making some stupid guesses. How easy I forget about the Bengals…If I had a pulpit to stand at…it would go something like this..
Seattle, Washington – (Un-Associated Press) It’s beginning to be a trend for Coaches at Universities with potential sanctions against them to bolt early for another job. Pete Carroll joins John Calipari as a high profile coach who shuffled off to another coaching vacancy to escape a possible sanction against their former team. Does this mean Mr. Carroll wisn the award for idiot of the week? Oh no…
Congratulations to the Seattle Seahawks for being idrinksport.com’s idiot of the week.
I think it’s a horrible way to start the day this morning, RIP Chris Henry. Even with all his past history, this was a shocking end. Where do the Bengals go from here? 2 horrible tragedies this year. Good luck to them.
I’m thinking what took so long for Tiger’s wife to get the divorce process started? (if the reports of it happening are true by almost every news source)
I think if you don’t have the NFL network you are going to miss some great games on Thursday and Saturday this week. I won’t shed a tear.
I think Vinny Cerrato being let go is a move that had to happen for the Redskins. Bringing in someone else doesn’t change the fact that you have an owner who has way too much input on running the team.
I’m thinking I better get started on Christmas shopping. Only one more week…ouch.
I think this may be our first idiot of the week due to a tweet. Every Monday morning I wake up and read the Monday Morning QB from Peter King on CNNSI (As should you!) and in his column, found our idiot of the week.
Congratulations to Larry Johnson for being our idrinksport.com Idiot of the Week. Continue reading →
1. My first thought goes out to all the Brett Favre Haters…a big “Child Please” as OchoCinco says. I know this…everyone in Minnesota was saying “What the hell is Brett Favre doing here” yesterday. That reminds me of this…19 seconds in..”He’s in town to play the dolphins dumb ass.”
2. The Yankees have cemented their lead, 7 games as of the 19th of August. Ballgames Saucxxx and Rays. Continue reading →
Michael Vick has been a huge story in almost every newscast since he was released from Federal Custody and this week was no different. Andy Reid and the Philadelphia Eagles decided that they would take a chance on the Felon QB with quick legs and a 53.8 career completion percentage. You know what’s coming next…Congratulations to Andy Reid and the Philadelphia Eagles, for being our idiot of the week for August 17th. Continue reading →