Michael's Weekend Warriors
Week 3 of the season is now in the books and in that week, we saw the Super Bowl match up we wanted, and other interesting things. So here are your winners and losers of the Week.
Best Team of the Week
I know the Carolina Panthers are missing some key guys but the Steelers looked really good against them, especially the running game. Yes, sorry Ravens fans, but the Steelers are the team of the week. It was very refreshing to see a team pound the ball up the middle like the Steelers did on Monday Night and not deviate from that plan. Good on the Steelers.
Worst Team of the Week
I don't want to indict Tampa Bay because it's easy to but my goodness they sucked on Thursday. They couldn't score or stop a chair or do anything right. That has been a reoccurring them this season and last season which is why I did not want to address it but Thursday was bad.
Best player of the week
I am not sold yet on Nick Foles but he is making me a believer. In a shootout against Washington, he threw for 325 yards 3 touchdowns and no picks, for the win. By the way, honorable mention to Kirk Cousins, who also played out of his mind.
Worst Player of the Week:
Derek Carr may have been unbelievable in pre-season but he just isn't looking like a good quarterback right now. To be honest, Oakland's offense with Carr under centre is having major trouble moving the ball, scoring just 12.3 points a game so far. Get better Derek Carr.
Game of the Week
Like I said, we have the Super Bowl we really wanted last week between the Broncos vs Seahawks. It looked as if the Seattle Seahawks were going to beat the Broncos again rather handedly but then Peyton Manning and company triggered their inner clutchness and forced an overtime with a game tying 80 yard drive for a touchdown and two points with no time left. However the Seahawks recovered and won the game in OT with a touchdown of their own. It was a great game and I kind of wished the Broncos played like that in the Super Bowl.
Surprise of the Week:
I would say Arizona is a surprise but I know their a product of a good team in a tough division, Cincinnati however is a surprise. The reason why is because they look technically sound in all aspects of the game and that may or may not be a mirage but it's impressive how good they look so far.
One last thing, call me crazy but is it me or does the Green Bay Packers offensive line look terrible so far? That might hurt Green Bay fans, who many thought are the favourites to win the NFC North, and make some noise.