THE NEV-R-WINS 139.12 – IRON CITY POUNDERS 86.78
The team MVP voting is going to be a hot and furious battle between Peterson and Foster this season. Foster was hurt early on and Peterson was held back by McNabb, and we started 1-2. Now both guys are rolling and our WORST effort during this 5-game win streak was 107.14. New arrivals Nate Washington and Jeremy Maclin did everything they could to impress – and impress they did – and even spot kicker Rob Bironas posted double digits. We just have a winning system here. You can feel it in the locker room.
Andre Johnson got the start for the Pounders despite being ruled out with injury. But before you criticize the front office, you should know that they had 5 guys on a bye. Although…they show a player’s bye week in the draft tool. So go ahead and blame the front office all you want!
LOWCOUNTRY ALL STARS 66.70 – THE PEOPLE’S ELBOW 61.94
I’m the teams who are jostling for a playoff spot wish they got to play one of these teams this week, but we do not control the schedule. The schedule controls us. (Zen explosion!) Besides, the All Stars and Elbow are in their own playoff race to the bottom and #1 overall pick.
The All Stars won this game because of Cam and that’s pretty much it. It’s one of the greatest tragedies in American history that Early Doucet finally scored a touchdown and the Elbow still lost.
HACKS 106.56 – DEATHFROMABOVE 60.62
Since changing their name, the Hacks have won 2 straight. And since I’m always talking how awesome my predictions are (and, by proxy, how awesome I am personally), I must point out that I was totally wrong on Steven Jackson and Boldin this week. Are the Saints secretly bad, by the way? They’re 5-3, but 2-3 on the road.
Tony Romo is openly bad. It’s time to stop thinking of him as a top tier quarterback and put him in the 15-20 range. I don’t care if Philly was flying around all night, he looked completely useless. Also useless? Chris Johnson. Javon Ringer got more carries and had a significantly better yards per carry average. The Titans should try to get some of that money back.
ATLAS SHRUGGZ 111.98 – FIREROCK ROCKERS 94.66
The Rockers were only a Mike Wallace 140-yard touchdown catch from pulling this one out, but it was not to be. They’ve now dropped 3 straight and gone from the cream of Division 2 (which is the cream of the 2 divisions) to my understudy.
Believe it or not, Ronnie Brown and Delone Carter provided absolutely nothing to the Shruggz. But it didn’t matter, because Scott Chandler was hogging all of the receiving TDs for the Toronto Bills. Oh, and that Toronto defense had 25 points on their own.
ST. A’S CRUSADERS 127.30 – BROOKLINE MCKENRY FORT 97.60
Not a bad showing for the Crusaders here. Sure, it was 12 points short of my total, but they did the best they can. Good for them! Ray Rice was given the ball again this week, and he responded with 27 huge points, which is almost good enough to crack my starting backfield. Calvin caught a bomb when the game was well decided, and the Cincy defense turned a 17-12 game into a blowout in the last 5 minutes. Oh, and Ben threw a bunch too.
Is Rashard Mendenhall as big a disappointment as Chris Johnson? He looked so fast and decisive in the preseason, and now he regularly gets full series off during the game.
PURPLE SWIRLS 108.46 – WHIZ-BANG GANG 80.88
Don’t look now, but the Swirls are only one game out of the final playoff spot. And if you enjoy life and humor in even the slightest fashion, you’re rooting for the Swirls to make the playoffs just so the Brees/Vick thing can cost them a playoff game. It didn’t matter this week, though, because LeSean McCoy was jogging through 8-yard wide holes all night.
If LaRod Stephens-Howling is one of your starting running backs, you are going to lose. That is a fact.