Week 2 is in the books and thank god Week 3 begins because that was some awful football on Sunday.
Dallas Cowboys 1-1
Last Week: Lost to the Broncos 42-17
This Week: Visit the Cardinals on Monday Night
Ya’ll see that Cowboys game? Of course you did. Yeah the Broncos defense is one of the best in the league and has some of the best players at their positions. Blah blah blah. The Cowboys offense is supposed to be their equal, and on Sunday they got bullied. The Chargers put up more yards per play last week than the Cowboys did, and they didn’t have garbage time to rack up yardage and they’re mostly crappy anyway. Ezekiel Elliott had a marginally better game than if he was suspended. Dak Prescott looked lost, La’el Collins looked like a backup playing out of position, and Dez Bryant was barely a factor. “It’s the Broncos defense” isn’t an excuse when you’re supposed to wallop teams because “it’s the Cowboys offense.” Muhammed Ali didn’t go “well, it was Joe Frazier.” But this looked like Conor McGregor trying to box. And there’s no excuse for giving up four touchdowns to Trevor Siemian. Cowboys defense: still sucks.
Philadelphia Eagles (1-1)
Last Week: Lost to the Chiefs 27-20
This Week: Host the Giants, good luck Carson!
Watching Jake Elliott miss a field goal in his first NFL game on Sunday, I thought to myself “why don’t they just have Carson Wentz kick?” He already does everything else for this offense. A year after being 5th in the NFL in pass attempts, Wentz is 4th. He wouldn’t have to throw so much if the team could run the ball. If they could, he wouldn’t be the team’s leading rusher, but they can’t, so he is. And since no one is doing any blocking, he’s 2nd in the league in times sacked. He’s entirely the Eagles offense. Might as well have him kick the points too.
Washington Redskins (1-1)
Last Week: Beat the Rams 27-20
This Week: Host the Raiders on Sunday Night Football
If there are “moral victories” then there must be “moral defeats” right? The Redskins win over the Rams sure felt like one. They gave up a 28 yard pass play to Los Angeles’ punter. They needed a Jared Goff interception to put the game away, which is even worse than saying “they needed an Eli Manning interception to put the game away.” Their wide receivers combined for 78 yards. They scored 7 points in the second half. Have fun against the Raiders!
New York Giants (0-2)
Last Week: Lost to the Lions 24-10
This Week: Visit the Eagles, good luck Eli!
Why did we ever consider this team to be a threat for the post-season? Once again they can not block anybody. Once again they can not run the ball at all. Once again they have nothing on offense beyond Odell Beckham, Jr. Once again they have no coaching advantage. After Sunday you’ll stop hearing about how only 12% of teams that start 0-2 make the playoffs. Of course only 12% of them do, a vast majority of teams that start 0-2 are crap. The Jets, Browns, Bears, 49ers, Colts, Saints and Bengals are all 0-2 and crap. The Giants are too.
Tweet of the Week
I identify with Ben McAdoo in that I too have thought that changing my hair would solve all my problems— Charlotte Wilder (@TheWilderThings) September 19, 2017