Thoughts on NFL Week 4 (2012)
- The Vikings and Lions are moving in opposite directions.
- Minnesota’s special teams lived up to their name Sunday.
- The Vikings punt return for a touchdown was as close to an on-the-field convoy as you’re going to see.
- The Lions must have thought Percy Harvin had the Coodies because no one on its unspecial teams wanted to touch him on his kickoff return for a touchdown.
- Ponder this: the Vikings quarterback has disposed of two playoffs teams in consecutive weeks.
- Paging Ndamukong Suh.
- The Bills simply gave up after they got up by 14.
- I was ready to say the Patriots are falling back to the middle of the pack and then Brady and Co. explodes for 35 unanswered points.
- Scott Chandler’s no Rob Gronkowski, but he was a factor for what little offense the Bills could muster against the Patriots.
- Thurman Thomas isn’t the only one who can’t find his helmet in Buffalo.
- Paging Mr. Brady.
- Forget Malcolm in the Middle. Woolfolk in the Middle was the top rated show in Buffalo.
- Hope Donald Jones got the license plate numbers to that truck that hit him for insurance purposes.
- The Patriots have found themselves a running game.
- Nice to see Wes Welker back in the mix.
- Mario Williams needs to be investigated for theft.
- Think he regrets leaving Houston?
- Speaking of Houston, congratulations for clinching the AFC South.
- If this team stays healthy, Houston may have its first Super Bowl team.
- Dallas’ loss a few years ago was definitely Houston’s gain.
- JJ Watts is playing lights out. Early Defensive MVP candidate.
- Recall the search party, Chris Johnson has been found, just not in the endzone.
- The league’s elite quarterbacks – Brady, Brees, Rodgers and P. Manning – all had monster days.
- The Jets never left the terminal.
- Sanchez may be grounded for good with an outing like Sunday’s.
- Is it Tebow Time in New York?
- Or maybe McElroy’s Moment?
- Whoever it is, Sanchez just isn’t getting it done.
- The Jets players are dropping like, well, flies.
- Rex Ryan might be reaching for that phone to call T.O. or Ochocinco.
- Santonio Holmes must have been in major pain because he sure did acted like securing the ball was the least of his worries.
- I’m still trying to ponder how Minnesota’s second-year quarterback beat the ferocious 49ers defense.
- After their hiccup in Minnesota, the 49ers defense returns to form.
- Colin Kaepernick probably didn’t expect his first TD to be a run.
- Jim Harbaugh’s wildcat was a “Take this” shot at Rex’s Tebow package.
- If you’re happy in the corner and your holder throws a scorer, if you’re happy and you know it say Amen(dola)!
- Detroit has Megatron, the Rams have Legatron (Greg Zuerlein).
- Don’t look now, but Jeff Fisher has the Rams playing decent football.
- Rams playing better under Jeff Fisher and could easily be 3-1.
- Seattle TE Anthony McCoy tripped up by the dreaded invisible defender.
- Cardiac is so close in spelling to Cardinals and Arizona’s games are too close for fans.
- Brian Hartline (12 for 253, 1 TD) was hardly flat in the Dolphins loss to the Cardinals.
- He was so underrated the Cardinals forgot to cover him for most of the day.
- The Dolphins have found their quarterback of the future.
- Wow! Kevin Kolb actually looked like a starting quarterback.
- The Falcons might wrap up the NFC South before midseason.
- Matt Ryan is pushing for an MVP award.
- If I’m coach Rivera, pink doesn’t must mean Breast Awareness Month. It means a one-way ticket out of Carolina to the doofus safety (Haruki Nakamura) who let Roddy White get behind him.
- That’s like Free Safety 101.
- Who did he think he was? A centerfielder?
- Haruki Nakamura, Kealoha Pilares, Kenny Onatolu, Amini Silatolu? You need a master’s in linguistics just to get through the Panthers roster.
- Memo to Cam Newton: Superman comes through in the clutch.
- The Panthers didn’t want to tackle Michael Turner.
- Matt Ryan saw a bit too much of Panthers DE Charles Johnson (5 sacks).
- This looks like the Falcons year where everything seems to go right.
- The same for the Cardinals.
- A.J. Green is one bad cat.
- Andy Dalton aint that bad himself. An underrated quarterback for sure.
- In the battle of the ferocious felines cats, the Bengals established whose roar is louder.
- On any other Sunday, Maurice Jones-Drew could trip and get 38 yards.
- Peyton Manning looking like his old self.
- The Oakland Raiders are looking like their old selves.
- Carson Palmer is shot.
- From Hartley to Heartbreak, Saints go 0-4.
- I don’t see this team rebounding to get to the playoffs.
- Packers almost done in by the refs again – the regulars not the replacements.
- That Darren Sproles sure is fast.
- Both the Saints and Packers defenses are very suspect.
- Malcolm Jenkins does his best Moe Stooges impression on Aaron Rodgers.
- Joe Morgan drags him a Packer defender into the end zone; Jordy Nelson does him one better.
- I like Robert Griffin’s poise.
- I say he has the inside track on Rookie of the Year.
- Redemption, thy name is Bill Cundiff.
- He went from on his way out of Washington, D.C. to on to next week’s game?
- LeSean McCoy puts a “Barry Sanders ankle breaking move” on Kenny Phillips.
- Hopefully for Philly fans, Michael Vick has finally learned he’s never going to be strictly a pocket passer.
- I don’t think I’ve seen a quarterback this side of Dan Marino who at the flick of his wrist can throw a ball with such straight-line velocity as Vick can.
- Eli Manning is good for one bone-head decision a game, even as he is the late game heroics.
- Sunday night was not Lawrence Tyne’s time to be a hero for the Giants.
- Is it time to freeze freezing the kickers, coaches?
- The Bears were simply too physical for the Cowboys.
- Chicago just outhit and outhustled Dallas all night long.
- Jay Cutler is so immature.
- But he looked like Joe Montana connecting with Jerry Rice against the overrated Cowboys defense.
- Brandon Marshall seems to have found himself.
- He might be named Carr, but the Cowboys $50 million was getting run over by Marshall for most of the night.
- Romo will take a beating, but the first three turnovers were not his fault.
- Dez Bryant: 10 million dollar talent; 10 cent head.
- Dallas likely will never return to the Super Bowl as long as Jerry Jones is the owner.
- I think we’ve found Al Davis Jr. and he’s not dressed in black and silver.
- I’m hoping Jones takes a page from the 49ers and heavily invest top picks on the offensive line, but I doubt it.
- It’s all about the bright lights and the Benjamin’s for Jones.
- Thoughts, prayers and blessings to Indy Coach Chuck Pagano who is battling leukemia.
1. Houston Texans – No. 1 ranked scoring offense. No 1. Ranked scoring defense. Undefeated and blowing teams out? Yeah, they deserve the top spot.
2. Atlanta Falcons – That was a gutsy comeback by the Falcons, served up by a critical Cam Newton fumble and a safety who doesn’t know the meaning of not letting the receiver get behind you.
3. Arizona Cardinals – If Kevin Kolb can continue to approximate a quarterback, the Cardinals could be going places.
4. San Francisco 49ers – Last week was merely a blip on the radar.
5. Philadelphia Eagles - They may be ready to take the NFC East.
28. Kansas City/Carolina Panthers – Only victories are against the 0-4 Stains, I mean, Saints.
29. Oakland Raiders – Simply no consistency.
30. Jacksonville Jaguars - When are they ever going to right the ship?
31. Cleveland Browns – Few expect them to do anything this year, including the Browns themselves.
32. New Orleans Saints – WhodatsaytheygonnabeatdemSaints? Everybody.
As always, all additions, clarifications, corrections and comments are welcomed.
"Jason Garrett will have the Cowboys in the NFC Championship Game within three years." - Tyke1doe, August 19, 2011