Sunday, 10 December 2006

NFL Week 14 Thoughts

Quick thoughts from the week that was in the NFL:

If you're a Texans fan look away:
- Reggie Bush - 6 carries, 37 yards, 6 receptions, 125 yards, 1 TD. Saints win
- Vince Young - 19/29, 218 passing yards, 1 INT, 86 rush yards, 39 yard TD run in OT, Titans win
- Matt Leinart - 21/34, 232 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT, Cardinals win
- Mario Williams - 2 tackles, Texans loss

- Congratulations to LaDainian Tomlinson, who already has the record for most TDs in a single season. Oh yeah, and there's three games left in the season.

- Congratulations Drew Brees, the only guy that can reasonably challenge LT for the NFL MVP award this year. Just another incredible day against a good Cowboys defense... 26/28, 384 yards, 5 TD, 0 INT. And that was with Joe Horn out and Marques Colston still not quite 100%.

- It says here that Sean Payton is the NFL Coach of the Year. It also says here that the New Orleans Saints are the class of the NFC. That could very well be the best offense in the NFL.

- The New York Giants have lost 4 of 5 games, and if the season ended today they'd be the 5th seed in the NFC. What a world. By the same token, Brad Johnson is the starting quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings and they're 1 game back of a playoff spot right now.

- I knew the Colts had problems stopping the run, but this was a little ridiculous. Jones-Drew runs for 166 yards, Fred Taylor gets 131 yards, and Alvin Pearman gets 71 yards just for good measure. As a Maurice Jones-Drew fantasy owner, I thank the Colts.

- As Bill Parcells himself might say, let's not put Tony Romo in the Hall-of-Fame quite yet.

- Thanks for playing San Francisco 49ers, Carolina Panthers, and Denver Broncos. Better luck next year.

- Bears vs. Rams on Monday night. I can't wait [to do something else instead of watching that]!