Saturday, November 14, 2015

NFL Week Ten: Did Peyton Beat Us Again?

It's week 10 in the NFL, and with only 7 weeks left in the season some teams are starting to panic as the playoffs are just around the bend. One of those teams is my beloved Kansas City Chiefs, who are 3-5 and staring up at Denver and the Raiders. Unfortunately, the Chiefs are headed to Denver to play Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos. I use to like Peyton Manning, back when he was an Indianapolis Colt who only beat the Chiefs during the playoffs, but then, Peyton joined the enemy and donned the orange and blue, and all reverence for the great Peyton Manning left the building for me. Peyton just has my Chiefs number. Always has. In 13 career starts against the Chiefs, Peyton has a 12-1 record. 12-1. The last time the Chiefs beat a Peyton Manning team was in 2004. Since that game, in which Trent Green was the starting quarterback, the Chiefs have had nine different guys play quarterback: Damon Huard, Brodie Croyle, Tyler Thigpen, Matt Cassel, Tyler Palko, Kyle Orton, Brady Quinn, Chase Daniel, and of course, Alex Smith. NINE DIFFERENT QUARTERBACKS. I love my Chiefs, I will root wildly for them tomorrow, and I will watch them fall again to Peyton-freaking-Manning.

Carolina bumped off the Green Bay Packers last week, once again, Cam and the Panthers are showing that they are a team to be reckoned with. Of course, Tom Brady and Patriots won...AGAIN. I'm guessing they won't be losing any time soon. Bengals won again, and they, too, remain undefeated. Who will be the last defeated standing? My guess--The Pats.

Fantasy fans: do not forget that San Diego, Indianapolis, San Francisco, and Atlanta have byes this week, so set your line-ups accordingly. Last week, my record was barely over .500 with a 7-6 record bring the year total to 72-46. Hopefully, I can do better than that.

Sunday, November 15, 2015
Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers: Green Bay
Carolina Panthers at Tennessee Titans: Carolina
Chicago Bears at St. Louis Rams: Chicago
Miami Dolphins at Philadelphia Eagles: Philadelphia
Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers: Pittsburgh
Dallas Cowboys at Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Dallas
New Orleans Saints at Washington Redskins: New Orleans
Jacksonville Jaguars at Baltimore Ravens: Baltimore
Minnesota Vikings at Oakland Raiders: Minnesota
Kansas City Chiefs at Denver Broncos: Denver (hoping I'm wrong)
New England Patriots at New York Giants: New England (but the Giants have their number)
Arizona Cardinals at Seattle Seahawks: Arizona

Monday, November 15, 2015
Houston Texans at Cincinnati Bengals: Cincinnati

Thursday, November 19, 2015
Tennessee Titans at Jacksonville Jaguars: Tennessee

Until next week, "We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power. then will our world know the blessings of peace."~William Ewart Gladstone

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