Ok…so the NFL never ceases to amaze me. Week #2 was a much tougher week for both THE BIRD and SAVAGE. I went 6-8 with my weekly picks to end with a record of 18-14. The SAV went 5-11 to rise to a two week record of 13-9. There were many surprises in Week#2. Let us begin with the Thursday Night game with the New England Patriots barely edging the underdog Jets by a score of 13-10. When was the last time the Patriots were held to less than two touchdowns…I cannot remember. The Upstart Kansas City Chiefs pulled their record to 2-0 with an absolute stunner against the favored Dallas Cowboys. The Arizona Cardinals put up a wall against Mega-tron and the Decepticons…I mean the Detroit Lions. The Lions were able to put up some impressive numbers, however the Cardinals were the victors in the end. In a game that was being billed as a possible NFC Championship matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and the SanFrancisco 49ers…Seattle made many people eat crow. The Seahawks not only beat the 49ers…they mad minced meat of them in a route.
Now let us go to the other side of the NFL…The FANTASY realm. My Fantasy Team dropped to 1-1 after a big Week #1 win. Week#2 saw my team struggle and despite another huge performance by Peyton Manning, there was No ONE MAN SHOW this time. In fact, my team was crushed. There were not many bright spots in the loss for me. My Starting Running Back scored a touchdown on his fourth touch of the game and never returned…can you say OUCH! The status of Steven Jackson for Week#3 is still unknown, but we will get to that later in the week. Alfred Morris had over 100 Yards Rushing and a Touchdown and Calvin Johnson almost put up 30 Points. However, the rest of my team struggled mightily against last years Champion Will McCarthy. His team blew up as his two running backs and two receivers all put up over 20 points and Marshawn Lynch went over 30. His Defense and Kicker even scored over 10 points each. However, THE SAV ended with the week high of 185 Points. He had Six Positions score over 20 points and DeSean Jackson scored over 30. Who would have saw The DEUCE DROPPERS beating the ECHO BEACH ASSASSIN in a week where his number one pick Drew Brees only put up 20. Oh well…that is why they call it Fantasy Football. Fantasy enables each and every one of us to enjoy the NFL, regardless of what our teams did in the real world. Well, Savage went 2-0 in this respect as his Miami Dolphins got the win, while my Eagles disintegrated before our faces. Well, well, well, do not look now but Thursday is a HUGE game for the Eagles already. They will face Andy Reid and the Chiefs and their old field general, Donovan McNabb’s Number will officially be retired. This will be an enormous local event as well as national. Stay tuned for more analysis on Thursday’s game and the rest of Week #3 action.
In conclusion, let us round out Week #2’s Fantasy Winners and Losers. Phillip Rivers, Sam Bradford, Michael Vick, and Ryan Tannehill were all winners at Quarterback. Knowshon Moreno, Marshawn Lynch, and Darren McFadden were winners at Running Back. Dez Bryant, Julio Jones, and Randall Cobb dominated the receiver position. Meanwhile, Antonio Gates and Jimmy Graham showed why they are still key veteran tight ends. Sebastian Janikowski and Dan Bailey at the Kicking position and the Denver Broncos Defense were also winners. However, the weeks biggest stars were Aaron Rodgers at QB, Doug Martin at RB, DeSean Jackson at WR, Julius Thomas at TE, and Nick Novack at Kicker.
Savage made me eat crow by Starting Dez Bryant who completely went off. The biggest losers of Week #3 were Jason Witten, Josh Freeman, David Wilson, Mark Ingram and Mike Williams. I need a better strategy as far as Start-Em/Sit-Ems. Oh well, that’s why Football like all other sports is a game of inches. I will have an official report on the BIRDS forthcoming, and some questions and answers that I gained from watching the second game of the season in this NEW HYBRID OFFENSE. For now, I say Good Riddance…I may have been knocked down a notch but I will GET BACK UP! LOOK OUT!