Michael's Weekend Warriors
In a week full of blowouts there were major Winners and Losers of the week.
Best Team of the Week
The Green Bay Packers been having a good season, and on Sunday Night, they kept on rolling. The Packers crushed the Philadelphia Eagles by a score of 53-20. Aaron Rogers looked great again and the defense, which was a bit of a question mark this season, has been finding their groove. For the Packers, this is the third straight week putting up 40+ points. Obviously it is not a real expectation for Green Bay to put up 40 to 50 points every week but this offense is scary even in cold weather.
Worst Team of the Week
It is obvious who the worst team of the week is and surprisingly it is not Washington. I expect Washington to be terrible because they are dysfunctional and lack accountability, this was evident in the players speaking to the media following their beatdown to the lowly Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
What I do not expect is the potent Denver Broncos offense putting up only 7 points. Yes, the Denver Broncos are the worst team of the week. Granted I think the Rams are better than a lot of people think, and had they been more fortunate with their quarterback situation they would have been good, but if the Denver Broncos call themselves a Superbowl contender, these are the games you have to win.
Best Player of the Week
Whose this Jonas Gray guy, where did he come from and is it too late to pick him up in fantasy? For those who missed it, Jonas Gray rushed for so many yards and touchdowns (201 on 37 carries and 4 touchdowns) that it was eerily similar to Tom Brady's passing numbers (257 on 19/30 passing and 2 touchdowns). Jonas Gray looks like a good power back so far and honorable mention to Rob Gronkowski who also went to work.
Worst player of the Week
Time to recognize another running back in the same game for a different reason. It is no secret that Trent Richardson has had a bad season, and on Sunday Night, he may have embarrassed himself even more. 7 carries for 0 yards on national television. What's worse for the Indianapolis Colts is Ahmad Bradshaw is hurt so the Colts have to stick with Trent Richardson, at least until they pick someone up, and even then Richardson might be the better option at that point.
Game of the Week
This week was full of beatdowns and only one game showed some quality. The Pittsburgh Steelers and Tennessee Titans faced off on Monday night. The Tennessee Titans jumped out to a 24-13 lead heading to the fourth quarter. Unfortunately for the Titans, they could not hold on to the lead (Surprise, Surprise.. sarcasm) and the Steelers won 27-24. I don't know whether to be impressed or disappointed with the Steelers given this performance. On one hand they get wins, but on the other, their performances from week to week are hilariously inconsistent. At the end of the day, it is not how your team wins but how many wins your team has.
Surprise of the Week
Is there anything J.J Watt can't do. In the Texans 23-7 win over the Cleveland Browns, J.J Watt got his fourth touchdown of the season off a pass. I would like to now remind everyone that J.J Watt plays defensive end and is not a passing threat. What is J.J Watt going to do next on the field? At this point, I would not mind him trying his luck at quarterback if Ryan Mallett does not end up being good.
Move over NFC West we have got a new toughest division in football. The AFC North is full of teams doing well but we as fans are not sure about those teams actual skill. Look at it this way when you think of the Cleveland Browns, they're not thought of as a good team yet. They're 6-4 and that gets them last place in the division. That is a sign of a division that is tough as nails. Now for all we know the division might even out and not be tough anymore but it is right now.