September 22, 2008

Football Notes

- The Vikings won a game! Really! Gus Frerotte had a game that was completely average in every way, but average is much much better than Tarvaris Jackson, so they beat Carolina.

- What's stranger- that the Patriots got crushed by the Dolphins in New England, or that the Colts are a Tarvaris meltdown away from being 0-3?

- The Eagles' defense dominated against the Steelers on Sunday, sacking Ben Roethlisberger eight times, while the offense kicked ass in the first quarter before slowing down following injuries to McNabb and Westbrook (both are likely to play next week.) McNabb broke the team record for career touchdown passes, and after a week in which everyone questioned whether Brian Dawkins was done, he had seven tackles, a sack and a forced fumble.

- At this point, the people who still think Donovan McNabb sucks are very much like the people who still think the Rosenbergs were innocent. They were pretty much dead-wrong all along, but each new bit of evidence just makes them look even more wrong.

- And yes, that silly stat about how the Eagles have never, under Andy Reid, beaten an AFC team that went on to make the playoffs is now no longer operative. Assuming, of course, that the Steelers make the playoffs.

- Damn, the NFC East is good. The Giants and Cowboys are both undefeated, with the Eagles and Redskins 2-1 and having only lost to the Cowboys and Giants, respectively.

- My fantasy team, the Silver Surfers, is likely to fall to 2-1 this week, after a Sunday night game in which none of my players (Tony Romo, T.O. Donald Driver, Packers defense) performed up to par. I accepted a trade earlier this week of T.O. and Selvin Young for Marion Barber, thinking that having Romo and Owens together would offset the loss of Barber's production, but then Marion went out and had a career game, in which TO did nothing but Dallas nonetheless ran roughshod over the Packer D. Luckily, Michael Turner kept me in it with another three-touchdown day.

Posted by Stephen Silver at September 22, 2008 04:12 PM
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