There are a lot of NFL fan bases are shaking their heads in disbelief this Sunday morning. The Pittsburgh Steelers, Minnesota Vikings, New York Giants, Washington Redskins, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers are all in the basement looking up with 3-0 records. None of them appear to be able to get their collective acts together. Tampa Bay feels that a change at quarterback was necessary, so they have benched Josh Freeman and are starting rookie Mike Glennon today. The Giants are headed to Arrowhead to take on my Chiefs, who are surprisingly 3-0. Eli Manning and company have all been wearing the Manning struggle face, and I don't think the Barbeque in Kansas City is going to change that. At least with Pittsburgh and Minnesota, one of them will leave London today with a win, unless of course they tie, which would make this game even worse. Who knew when the NFL booked this game that the records would smell like three day old fish and chips?
Sunday, September 29, 2013
Saturday, September 21, 2013
A nervousness brews here at DianaDishes. My Kansas City Chiefs are undefeated, 3-0 after defeating the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday Night Football in Andy Reid's return to Philadelphia. I should be happy. I really should be, but as a Chiefs' fan, I'm always cautiously optimistic, and I'm always waiting for the other shoe to drop (pardon the cliché). I'm happy...I really am, but that win on Thursday was the result of the defense playing awesomely. The offense...well, not so much.
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Week One is in the books ladies and gentlemen, and after one week of play, what exactly have we learned? Pittsburgh scored only 2 points in the first half of their game. Two points that were actually scored by the Titans. What is going on in Pittsburgh? RGIII was rusty although you will never get him to say that rust had anything to do with the loss to Philly. I picked Cleveland to beat the Dolphins for no apparent reason. The Saints continue to roast the Falcons in the Superdome. Tom Brady misses Wes Welker even though he still pulled out a win against Buffalo. Geno Smith started and won with the Jets while Mark Sanchez sulks and throws dirty looks in the general direction of Rex Ryan. Oakland looked alright, but Indy beat them anyway (yay, Indy!) San Francisco and Green Bay decided to reenact WrestleMania as Kaep and the Niners took out the pack. The Giants lost what had to be one of the crappiestly executed games in history to the Dallas Cowboys, while Eli's brother, Peyton reminded everybody that he is Peyton "Frickin" Manning as he spanked the World Champion Baltimore Ravens with a recorded tying 7 touchdowns in one game. Football is back America!!!!
Thursday, September 5, 2013
It has been a long, long off season ladies and gents, but it is finally here--the 2013 NFL Season is upon us!!! It has been a long 213 days since they turned the lights off on the 2012 season in New Orleans as the Ravens raised their second Lombardi trophy. So, what have we learned since the curtain dropped in February? RGIII is ready to play after knee surgery (put me in coach!!). The Jets are still, STILL, dysfunctional which apparently is enough to keep them in the news even though they are still not quite certain, although Geno Smith is starting the first game of the season, who their QB is going to be, and after kicking Tim Tebow to the curb, they've recruited former ESPN poster boy Brady Quinn as their 3rd, 2nd, 1st, who knows, and by this point who cares.