The Carper


Week 9 NFL recap by Dutch
November 5, 2012, 3:00 pm
Filed under: Sports

It was a week of close games this week.  I felt like every channel had some game that could go either way.  While there we some blowouts, we saw a couple great teams struggle to win, which is the feeling I’m left with in terms of this entire season.  Is it parity in the league or does every team kind of suck this year?

Cowboys v Falcons – It’s like Dory in Finding Nemo, just keep winning, just keep winning.  I don’t know how they do it, they just keep doing it.  There’s no better team in the NFL right now than the Falcons.  DAL 13 – ATL 19

Bills v Texans – What a game!  I thought the lowly Bills would finally turn their season around.  Seriously, what game against which opponent could have been a bigger springboard.  In the end, it wasn’t enough.  We’ll see how the Texans do next week against the Bears.  BUF 9 – HOU 21

Cardinals v Packers – Since the week 5 loss to the Colts, the Packers have scored at least 24 points each game.  Looks like the Colts gave this team exactly what it needed.  ARI 17 – GB 31

Bears v Titans – Cutler had a game.  No other way to say it.  3 TD’s and like always, the Bears defense showed up in a big way.  CHI 51 – TEN 20

Steelers v Giants – By far the best game of the week.  Manning had a chance at the end but his slump continues.  He was only 10-24 passing and couldn’t get anything going.  PIT 24 – NYG 20

Broncos v Bengals – In a game that was closer than it should have been, Manning showed why the Broncos are the team to beat in the AFC.  DEN 31 – CIN 23

Ravens v Browns – I’ll give the Ravens credit, they’re still fighting after the GIGANTIC loss of Ray Lewis.  The game was against the Browns, but a win is a win.  BAL 25 – CLE 15

Chiefs v Chargers – In a game that probably no one actually paid attention to the 1-7 Chiefs had four turnovers to give the whiniest team in the league it’s 4th win.  Congrats Rivers, you’re still the most overrated qb in the league.  KAN 13 – SD 31

Dolphins v Colts – I can’t believe I’m going to say this, but are the Colts really 5-3?  Are they legit or are teams just overlooking them?  In either case, Luck dropped 433 yds on the Dolphins and continues his phenomenal rookie season as the front runner to win Offensive Rookie of the Year.  MIA 20 – IND 23

Panthers v Redskins – This was supposed to be a battle of similar young qb’s.  In the end, neither showed us much and RGIII continues to fall in the rankings for best rookie qb.  CAR 21 – WSH 13

Lions v Jaguars – Apparently the Lions are a real football team after all.  They’re 4-4 but have a real chance to make up some ground if they have truly gotten things figured out.  DET 31 – JAX 14

Buccaneers v Raiders – Doug Martin is getting my vote for best RB this season.  After rushing for 135 last week, he dropped 251 on the Raiders this week.  This dude is the only reason the Bucs are 4-4.  TB 42 – OAK 32

Vikings v Seahawks – In all honesty, the Seahawks are the most frustrating team in the league.  No other team in the league makes winning look so impossible.  This is the only team in the league with almost no talent but a winning record.  MIN 20 – SEA 30

The 3-4 Eagles take on the 2-5 Saints tonight in a game the NFL definitely didn’t think would feature two of the most disappointing teams in the league.  Andy Reid is essentially fighting for his job at this point and Sean Peyton is a free agent next season.    Neither coach is too excited to play, since Peyton won’t even be there.

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