Well, photograph me naked in a bathroom with a cell phone and call me Jeff Reed!
What a weekend for the NFL, right?
Bengals? Ryan Fitzpatrick'd.
Broncos? Guess Maurice Jones-Drew doesn't suck anymore.
Bears? Matt Ryan = 300 yards.
Skins? Beat at home by Jim Haslet.
Cowboys? Got approximately 1500 calls their way and still lost to Cards.
Panthers? 3 points? Jesus. Christ.
To borrow a line from a wise man, the reality of it is -- this league is wide open. You wanted parity, America? You got it. And I was right there with you. What a breath of fresh air after watching the Patriots and Cowboys roll through their respective conferences last season. Finally, the league looks like it should - any man's game.
As far as the division goes? The Bengals are now 0-6. The Ravens are 2-4. The Browns are 1-4, playing the Giants tonight. And we should be getting Willie Parker, Carey Davis, Casey Hampton, and Brett Keisel back just in time to face the aforementioned winless Cincy on Sunday. Trap game? Maybe. But all we can do is prepare as if it were a playoff game, and be ready for anything and everything the Bengals might throw at us.
For what it's worth, I'm not taking the desperate Bungles lightly. Supposedly Carson Palmer's going to be back, and I may be wrong, but it looked to me like the trio of TJ Douchemanzadeh, Chad [insert last name of the day here], and
He The Law Hate Me (Chris Henry) were all finally starting to produce at the same time. If the guy throwing the ball around yesterday isn't Ryan Fitzpatrick, it's entirely possible they win that game. The Jets should consider themselves lucky they didn't get humbled by the Bengals!
That said, I don't care if Carson Palmer DOES come back. I'll enjoy dominating HIM just as much as I'd enjoy routinely destroying Ryan Fitzpatrick. Of course, there's always the possibility that the first play will be a 50 yard bomb to Chris Henry. But speculating like that isn't necessary at this point. And you know me, I like to keep things positive. At least when we're NOT talking about Tony
Anyways, while we all had a good rest last week, I'm still going to ease things in here, this week. So I ask you - Preliminary thoughts on the Cincy game? Thoughts on this past weekend's games? And most importantly, who'll be monitoring the police scanner to see if Chris Henry makes it to Sunday's game a free man?
Oh wait, I almost forgot. Did anyone else see Tecmo's favorite band, The Jonas Brothers at the Arizona game? Tecmo was sweating so hard when he heard they'd be there. Yeah.