I got home from Pittsburgh right as the 4th quarter of the Cowboys game started this week. We turned on the TV and saw that a) the 49ers were losing to the Rams and b) there were no turnovers in the Eagles/Cowboys game thus far. Since the NFL obviously reverted back in time this week, it's inevitable that there were some unexpected winners and losers this week. Read on for more.
These are the games I will be watching, plus one that you can watch, if you want, but I won't ...
Lions at Vikings 1:00PM ET
Lions are 4-4 and the Vikings are 5-4 in the NFC North. This is the toughest division in the NFL. Both teams have seen each other countless times before. There is bad blood. The Vikings, once the darlings of the NFC North, have lost their last two. There are many questioning this team right now. The Lions, on the other hand, have won their last two. Yet, they don't seem to have the same consistency of last year. Plus, too many come from behind, fourth quarter wins. The Lions need to gain consistency and play well in all four quarters of the game if they want to win this game.
More importantly, the Packers are 6-3. I know ... I'm supposed to be reporting on the Lions at Vikings game, but I can't help myself. I need the Lions to win so that the Vikings don't go 6-4. Yet, if the Lions win then they will be inching closer and closer to my Acme Packers. Yikes is the NFC North a tough division. But I can worry about the Lions later. Right now, GO LIONS.
1. How could the Panthers lose against Chicago? That was super-duper annoying as a Green Bay fan.
2. Lions. Thank you for beating the Seahawks. Where's your annoying smile now Pete Carroll?
3. I know I picked the Saints to beat the Broncos, but I am super happy I was wrong. I love Peyton Manning. His return to football is an inspiration to anyone who has ever tried, or is trying, to recover from an injury.
4. Andy Reid considering going with a different QB than Vick? Ha ha Michael Vick. I can't wait to celebrate the day you are gone from football you dog killing piece of shit.
5. Tony Romo threw 3 interceptions in the first half and was down 23-0. It was a fun game to watch the Cowboys, no matter what you think of them, attempt a come back while stressing out Eli and Coughlin. I still don't like either team, but this was a fun game to watch.
6. Miami beating the Jets. Nice.
7. The Steelers beat Washington. Of course they did. Washington was having a seizure every time they had to look at those disgusting, nauseating jerseys.
Week 2 was very interesting. The Saints are 0-2. Green Bay's defense looked good. Peyton Manning may not be back after all and the 49ers look like the best team in the NFC.
Week 3 is huge. Teams get to show what they are really made of. Take Dallas, for example -- will they prove to be the team from week 1 that got a huge win over the Giants, or are they gonna be the team from week 2 that lost to Seattle?
Here are the games to watch in week 3.
Let's take a moment to relive some of the best and worst moments in fantasy football this past week. In a week where 5 teams scored 40 or more points, there were bound to be some all-stars and some surprises. You might want to take a look at this and see if there's anyone you can grab (or get rid of) before the waivers go through.