How's it going everybody?! Can you believe that it is already week 6? This season is flying by waaaaay too fast. So, what's happening in the NFL? The Good: The Falcons and Texans are still undefeated (even though the Texans lost Brian Cushing for the rest of the season to an ACL injury). The Bad: The Chiefs, Saints, Lions, and Panthers. And the Ugly: The Cleveland Browns...the last winless team in the NFL (While I think Cleveland will eventually win, I don't think it will be today).
Now, my Chiefs are in the AFC West, a division that has been rather...poor the last couple of years, but have you seen the standings in the NFC South? YIKES!!! The Falcons are the only team with a record above .500. The other 3 teams have only won 1 game each. I mean, the Broncos have won 2 games :)
So, last week the Baltimore Ravens rolled into Arrowhead and beat my Chiefs 9-6. The score wasn't even the ugliest part of that game. The Chiefs starting QB Matt Cassel, a guy most fans wished was benched and even collected money to fly a banner over the stadium saying as much, was injured during the game and is out this week with a concussion. Now, guys, I'm not a huge fan of Matt Cassel. I never thought he should have been given a 60 million dollar contract either. I'm in agreement with fans who are tired of seeing quarterbacks at the end of their careers or career backups starting for our team. Be that as it may, there was no excuse for fans to cheer while Cassel was on the ground. NONE. Cassel is a husband and a father; there is no reason for that kind of behavior. I find it repugnant when people cheer when a fallen player is on the opposing team, but to cheer a downed guy where the uniform of the team you protest you follow...just sick. I agree with Eric Winston who ripped the fans and defended his teammate. I hope Matt Cassel gets well soon. We'll see what Brady Quinn, sigh, will do starting in his place.
Ah, well. Did you see Tony Gonzalez put the old man beatdown on the Washington Redskins? 13 receptions, 123 yards, and he scored his 99th touchdown which ties him at #8 all time with Don Hutson. Not bad for a geezer :) Tony Gonzalez's next touchdown will place him in the company of Steve Largent and Tim Brown tying them all at #6 all time with 100 each. Nice company for a tight end to be in.
To the games...The teams with byes this week are Last week was a banner week for your girl. I went 11-3 thanks to stinkers by Green Bay, Carolina, and Pittsburgh. Oh, well, my current record is 46-31, and here are my picks for this week:
“Nothing in the world is ever completely wrong. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.”―