Michael's Weekend Warriors: Week 3
In an article that prides itself on really looking at all the games and then making an accurate decision of the winners and losers of the week, we are only focusing on four games in reality. Trust me, us at Fan-I Sports watched every game, but to be honest, one team was really good, one team was really bad, and there are specific reasons for it. Therefore let’s get into the winner and loser of the week.
Best team of the week
I really liked what the Green Bay Packers did to the Kansas City Chiefs Monday night. I truly believe that the Kansas City Chiefs are a good team and their offense is better than advertised. On top of that, the Chiefs have a top ten defense in this league period. So when I saw how bad the defense looked in comparison to the Green Bay Packers offense, I was actually shocked.
The score was only 38-28 but it look like the Packers took their foot off the pedal with 10 minutes to go in the fourth quarter like they Cheifs were scrubs; in reality, the Chiefs were a pass and fumble away from being 2-0 heading into the game.
Also the offense of the Packers scored at will in their first three games, and considering that they're without their best receiver for the rest of the season is mind boggling.
Worst Team of the Week
I was willing to give the San Francisco 49ers a pass in week 2 because the Steelers offense is insanely good, but not in week 3.
The San Francisco defense deserves blame for the 47-7 beatdown they received at the hands of the Arizona Cardinals, but it is not like Colin Kaepernick and the fam were world beaters either --- and trust me, we’ll get to Kaepernick.
The 49ers offense time and time again put the 49ers defense in bad positions over and over again. However, the Cardinals offensively looked amazing despite being, to quote a wise man, “Just okay” (Larry Fitzgerald jr. aside). It was an all-around bad performance for the San Francisco 49ers.
Best player of the week
Aaron Rodgers needed four touchdown passes to tie Tom Brady for most in the league, he had five. If that is not dropping the mic then I do not know what is. The thing that was even more impressive was it looked so easy for him, also adding 24/35 with 333 yards to his stat line. Jordy Nelson or No Jordy Nelson, Aaron Rodgers is proving he is still the man.
Worst player of the Week
I can not in good conscious say that Colin Kaepernick was not the worst player of the week. This actually might be the worst performance of year when it's all said and done. He finished 9/19 for 67 yards with 4 interceptions. First off only nine passes completed for 67 yards for an “upper echelon quarterback” is ridiculously bad. Two interceptions is bad, let alone four interceptions. Fortunately, Colin Kaepernick can put this horrendous performance behind him and get back on track next week.
Game of the week
I will let you in on a little secret, I am evil, and from time to time I like seeing a team get destroyed --- hence when Jacksonville caught that 51-17 whupping from the Patriots, I literally couldn’t look away.
It was actually kind of hilarious to see the Jaguars secondary try to contain the passing game but fail miserably. If the Jags was against a better team, I would have voted Brady as the POTW for the second straight week. Overall it was fun seeing the Patriots’ offense make a defense look bad and this may be a reoccurring theme this season.
Also just a little side note, Jacksonville is still terrible and I know they are getting better but they are still an awful team.
Surprise of the week
Adrian Peterson has been playing well the last two weeks and it is not getting any daylight. Seriously, it seems like this off-season and regular season, Adrian Peterson has been an intriguing person that has not been getting media attention. Keep pounding the rock AP.
Game to Watch Next Week
Michael Vick this is your time. Ravens vs. Steelers on Thursday Night football is my game of the week because I want to see if Michael Vick can actually do well in his role as a back-up quarterback or if the Ravens will take out their season frustrations on Vick.