Saturday, November 5, 2016

NFL Week Nine: Round and Round

Sigh...Now, everybody, my Chiefs are in the midst of a winning streak and are clearly still in the running to win the AFC West and can take control of second place if they win this week because Denver and Oakland will break their tie when they play each other today. So, why am I not a happy fan girl?  Well, Alex Smith's head bounced of the ground at Lucas Oil Stadium not once, but twice last week, and although the Chiefs say he does not have a concussion, something happened to his noggin because the Chiefs are giving him a break this week and playing Nick Foles in his place. Nick played well last week against the Colts, and I'm sure that he will be fine against the Jaguars, but I'm worried about Alex.  The same thing happened to Chiefs QB Trent Green a few years back, and he was never quite the same. I wish him a speedy recovery.

Speaking of concussions, while Alex Smith was not diagnosed with a concussion, running back Spencer Ware was diagnosed with a concussion, and like Alex, he will not be playing against the Jaguars this week. Then, there is Jamaal Charles. He had a second opinion on his ailing knee, and now he is headed to the injured reserve. See, this is why a Chiefs fan is never happy.  Thank goodness for poor Knile Davis. This kid has had a roller coaster of a week. He was traded to the Packers when it looked as if J. Charles was healthy.  After two weeks, he was waived by the Packers, picked up by the Jets, waived a day later, before being picked back up by the Chiefs. Welcome back, Knile Davis! I hope your second stint with the Chiefs is better than the first. I might need to to pick him up for my fantasy roster.

The biggest game of the day, at least to me, is Oakland and Denver. I'm going to be very, very honest right now. Y'all know I hate each of these teams equally, and I truly don't care which one wins, but at the end of the day, one of these teams will be alone in first place, and the other will join the Chiefs and Charger in the chase. I'm hoping the Chiefs, of course, win so the other team will drop to third, but the Jaguars are no pushover and could easily surprise the Chiefs who are without their quarterback and two of their running backs.

Ben Roethlisberger may make his return to the field this week.  Dallas is continuing to rule the NFC East, as the Patriots are ruling the AFC East. Dallas is flush with QBs right now and are weekly the subject of QB controversy. Minnesota seems to be regressing a bit after their 5-0 beginnings. Atlanta is surprising a lot of people taking over the NFC South from Super Bowl runner up Carolina, who is shockingly in last place with a 2-5 record.  Seattle is barely keeping their head above water in that hot mess of a division that is the NFC West. The AFC North is still up for grabs, for everyone except Cleveland, whose fans basically summed up the team with one sign.

Well, I had a better week than the Cleveland fans.  My fantasy team Lucille Swings connected again and is still holding the 1st place position.  Lochte and Loaded has fought it's way into third place in my second league. Yeah, I'm just as surprised as you are.  I even did a fair job of picking last week with a 9-4 record bringing my year to 70-50.  Fantasy fans:  New England, Cincinnati, Houston, Washington, Arizona, and Chicago are all enjoying their byes this week.

Sunday, November 3, 2016
Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Kansas City Chiefs:  Kansas City
New Orleans Saints vs. San Francisco 49ers:  New Orleans
Tennessee Titans vs. San Diego Chargers:  San Diego
Dallas Cowboys vs. Cleveland Browns:  Dallas Cowboys
New York Jets vs. Miami Dolphins:  Miami
Detroit Lions vs. Minnesota Vikings:  Detroit
Philadelphia Eagles vs. New York Giants:  New York
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Baltimore Ravens:  Baltimore
Carolina Panthers vs. Los Angeles Rams:  Carolina
Indianapolis Colts vs. Green Bay Packers:  Green Bay
Denver Broncos vs. Oakland Raiders:  Denver

Monday, November 7, 2016
Buffalo Bills vs. Seattle Seahawks:  Seattle

Thursday, November 10, 2016
Cleveland Browns vs. Baltimore Ravens:  Baltimore

Congratulations to the Chicago Cubs!!! I'm still not a fan, but it is awesome that the curse is finally over. Better luck next time, Cleveland. Hey, at least you have Lebron.  Until next week, "The truth is you don't know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed." -Eminem

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