The Chiefs lost their first game of the season and they lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers AGAIN!
I’m pissed off.
So let’s talk some football!
NFL Sunday Round-Up
Most Impressive Teams Of The Week
Miami Dolphins: Miami has not been a very good team so far this season. However, you can’t take away the fact that they just went into Atlanta and defeated last year’s NFC champions surprising everyone. You have to give the Dolphins a lot of credit for this win because it wasn’t pretty. Atlanta came out and immediately took a 17-0 lead into halftime. The Dolphins could have just folded up shop and started packing the bus, but they went out and were the better team in the second half. Credit to Adam Gase and that coaching staff for the changes they made in the second-half and credit to Miami for getting a huge win when they really needed it the most. Morale was at an all-time low and Dolphins fans were jumping ship left and right and the coaching staff was sniffing lines of coke and filming themselves in the act. Maybe this is the week the Dolphins start to turn things around?
Minnesota Vikings: Even with Case Keenum at quarterback, the Minnesota Vikings keep finding ways to win and to me…..that’s pretty damn impressive.
New England Patriots: The only reason the Patriots are listed here is because I always give a team a shout-out for winning a division game on the road. As New England just showed, it’s never an easy task. Then again, maybe the New York Jets aren’t as bad as we all thought? Didn’t I just say that last week? I’m still disappointed in this New England team up to this point. They barely escaped beating the Jets and Patriots fans who weren’t already worried are definitely sweating at this point. This team just doesn’t look as good as they have been in the past.
Philadelphia Eagles: Philly is a much better team than any of us thought heading into the season. The Eagles might have the best combination of defense and offensive lines in the league. Carson Wentz is legit and the defense is playing a lot better than I thought they would. The Eagles are a real threat in not only the NFC, but to win the Super Bowl as well. I never thought I would say that back in August and that’s a testament to how well this team is playing overall.
Pittsburgh Steelers: Go ahead and start planting dirt on the Steelers graves people. It seems like whenever someone starts to do that, the Steelers come out and remind everyone why they have been one of the NFL’s most consistently successful franchises. Seriously though. Coming into this game, the sudden thought around the Steelers was they that “sucked” or they were “awful”. Am I the only one who remembers that this Pittsburgh team was picked by literally everyone and their mother to be one of the top teams in the AFC? Sometimes teams just go through a rocky stretch of the season. It happens to everyone. I was never sleeping on the Steelers though. I knew they would go into Kansas City and become the first team to beat the Chiefs this season. The Steelers just have the Chiefs number. Kansas City can’t stop LeVeon Bell and apparently KC’s offense can’t do nothing about Pittsburgh’s defense. This was a huge win for Pittsburgh as I’m sure we won’t be hearing anymore “suck” talk this week. Not after you just take out the NFL’s top dog.
Los Angeles Chargers: Wait a minute. The Los Angeles Chargers actually won a close game and it was against a division rival on the road? STOP THE DAMN PRESSES PEOPLE!!!! It’s a new era in Los Angeles!
Los Angeles Rams: Still sleeping on the Los Angeles Rams? Because you shouldn’t be. This team is good. It might be one of the best in the NFC. So far this year, I would put them up against anyone else in the conference. How bout dat?
Most Disappointing Teams Of The Week
Atlanta Falcons: This was not a good weekend for last year’s NFC champs. Things looked like they were getting off to a good start as the Falcons took a 17-0 lead to the half, and that’s when everything went off the rails. Atlanta got shut-out in the second-half and eventually lost the game as Miami took the lead in the fourth-quarter and the “Super Bowl Hangover” talk will be all over Atlanta sports talk radio this week. Ugly weekend for the Falcons.
Green Bay Packers: Green Bay may have lost Aaron Rodgers for the rest of the season due to a broken collar-bone. No other NFL team suffered as big a loss this weekend as the Packers did. With Rodgers, Green Bay is arguably the best team in the NFC. Without him, my lord…what are we looking at guys? Brett Hundley is garbage and there’s no way Green Bay gets anywhere with him, much less the playoffs. The Packers are in big-time trouble and it’s my personal opinion that they may have to look elsewhere in order to save this season. Where would that be exactly? Colin Kaepernick? Tony Romo? BRETT FUCKING FAVRE???? This will be a situation to watch this week.
Baltimore Ravens: Everyone knows I love me some John Harbaugh. But when does it happen guys? When do we start talking about Harbaugh’s seat getting warm in Baltimore? How many seasons do we need to watch the Ravens offense come out and continue to suck big-time balls? This might come as a surprise to some people, but the NFL is turning into an offense-oriented league. Offensive-minded guys are the ones winning games in the league. Like I said, I love me some Harbaugh….but it might be time for the Ravens to consider making a move to help shoot some life into these guys. Losing to the Chicago Bears at home is about as embarrassing as it gets. I’m out on the Ravens, but I was already so does it really matter? Nope.
Cleveland Browns: The Browns are 0-6. You’re only surprised if you’re new to this whole NFL football thing. Then again, those people may not even be surprised. This team fucking sucks.
San Francisco 49ers: Much like the Cleveland Browns, the San Francisco 49ers are also 0-6 and yes, they also fucking suck. Part of me wished both the 49ers and the Browns would go 0-15 and face each other in week 17 and that game would end in a tie. These two teams finishing 0-15-1 would be tremendous.
Players Of The Week
*These are the top fantasy football players of the week
1. Kirk Cousins (Washington Redskins)
2. Josh McCown (New York Jets)
3. Ryan Fitzpatrick (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
4. Carson Palmer (Arizona Cardinals)
5. Carson Wentz (Philadelphia Eagles)
1. Mark Ingram (New Orleans Saints)
2. Melvin Gordon (Los Angeles Chargers)
3. Le’Veon Bell (Pittsburgh Steelers)
4. Adrian Peterson (Arizona Cardinals)
5. Leonard Fournette (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1. Antonio Brown (Pittsburgh Steelers)
2. Larry Fitzgerald (Arizona Cardinals)
3. Demaryius Thomas (Denver Broncos)
4. Golden Tate (Detroit Lions)
5. Marvin Jones (Detroit Lions)
1. Rob Gronkowski (New England Patriots)
2. Evan Engram (New York Giants)
3. Cameron Brate (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
4. Zach Ertz (Philadelphia Eagles)
5. Austin Seferian-Jenkins (New York Jets)
1. New Orleans Saints
2. Baltimore Ravens
3. Los Angeles Rams
4. Houston Texans
5. New York Giants
NFL Head Coach Stock Watch
Being an NFL head coach is one of the toughest jobs in the world. When your team is winning, everyone loves you. When your team is losing, everyone wants your head on a stake placed in front of the stadium for everyone to spit on. This section of the column will keep tabs of which coaches stocks are exploding and who’s stocks are dropping at a significant rate….
Andy Reid (Kansas City Chiefs)
Bill Belichick (New England Patriots)
Dan Quinn (Atlanta Falcons)
Mike McCarthy (Green Bay Packers)
Sean Payton (New Orleans Saints)
Doug Pederson (Philadelphia Eagles)
Pete Carroll (Seattle Seahawks)
Ron Rivera (Carolina Panthers)
Anthony Lynn (Los Angeles Chargers)
Jay Gruden (Washington Redskins)
Mike Tomlin (Pittsburgh Steelers)
Bill O’Brien (Houston Texans)
Sean McVay (Los Angeles Rams)
Bruce Arians (Arizona Cardinals)
Mike Zimmer (Minnesota Vikings)
Adam Gase (Miami Dolphins)
Mike Mularkey (Tennessee Titans)
Jim Caldwell (Detroit Lions)
Todd Bowles (New York Jets)
Doug Marrone (Jacksonville Jaguars)
John Harbaugh (Baltimore Ravens)
Sean McDermott (Buffalo Bills)
Jack Del Rio (Oakland Raiders)
Jason Garrett (Dallas Cowboys)
Vance Joseph (Denver Broncos)
Dirk Koetter (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
Kyle Shanahan (San Francisco 49ers)
Marvin Lewis (Cincinnati Bengals)
John Fox (Chicago Bears)
Ben McAdoo (New York Giants)
Hue Jackson (Cleveland Browns)
Chuck Pagano (Indianapolis Colts)