Monday, October 18, 2010

Week 6 Football Recap

Browns 10, Steelers 28 – The outcome and score of this game was predictable but Colts McCoy’s NFL debut was not as bad as expected. He looked poised and comfortable even though he threw two picks. I would leave him in there the rest of the season since what good is having Delhomme play for a 1-5 team do? Hillis needs to get healthy for a balanced attack in order to make the rest of the season’s games entertaining. Meanwhile the Steelers’ James Harrison should be fined for his head hunting on Cribbs and Massaquoi, especially since TJ Ward was disciplined earlier for a less violent hit. Some scary notes of the game, McCoy is the 11th QB to start for the Browns since Big Ben became the starter and the Browns next three opponents are a combined 13-4.

Cavaliers 10, Tar Heels 44 – For the third straight game, UVA got blown out, but this time to a team of equal talent level. While going into the season UNC had high expectations, seemingly half their team has been in trouble each week and the Heels had not won in Charlottesville since 1981. When the first play of the game is an 81 touchdown pass with several missed tackles, you know it is going to be a long night. It was encouraging to see Matt Snyder get the start at wideout but when your quarterbacks throw five picks, it does not really matter who they are attempting to throw to. Payne got back on track with 107 yards, but 49 of that was on one play in a drive that ended in a pick anyway. Three different quarterbacks threw picks in the redzone, which has to be some sort of record. The lone highlight of the night was the warm chili at the tailgate on a surprisingly chilly night. Next week might be the only win left on the schedule, when 1-6 Eastern Michigan comes to town with the 98th ranked scoring offense and 119th scoring defense.

Redskins 24, Colts 27 – Due to my 100% theory I was pulling for Washington over Indy here and was wearing my Portis jersey instead of my Manning jersey during this game to prove it. The Skins once again took a game to the wire (almost last play this time) and made it entertaining. Washington missed several opportunities including dropping interceptions and not capitalizing on the turnovers they did get. McNabb had an opportunity to win it at the end, but could not come up with the big play or drive. He is obviously an improvement over Campbell and any other quarterback in the past decade, but it’s looking like he is not the quarterback that will be able to carry a team to clutch victories every week in a playoff run. After Torain’s solid performance (110yds, 2tds), it is looking like the Portis era is done in Washington. Of course there was Haynesworth drama as the $100 million distraction missed too many practices to play, but his 335 pound frame would have been useless against the Colts fast paced offense anyway. With the Giants and Eagles winning, the Skins fall to second place at 3-3, and face 4-2 Bears next week. Meanwhile, Indy keeps pace with the Texans in the division at 4-2, and the winner of tonight’s 3-2 Jags vs 3-2 Titans game. The Colts are on a bye next week, which means I need a new qb for the week, AHHHHHHHH!

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