Mr. N’s #NFL Week 3 Power Poll #PowerRankings #NFLThoughts


NFL Power Rankings

 

  Last Week Week 3
2 1 Kansas City There is one power team in the AFC West who seems to be heads and shoulders on top of the rest and they reside in KC and play in a LOUD stadium. The speed on O is amazing and Smith is QBing like he never had before.  Good D and Good coaching.  No flaws visible *yet*
4 2 Green Bay The Pack got physically pasted for most of the game and then they just crawled up and back into the game.  The play of Rodgers reminded me of him playing the BEARS.  A solid win and now they seem to be the team to beat in the NFC.
3 3 New England The Pats D showed again they have serious issues and that Brady is at least the 2nd best of all time (Montana fan here forever) and he and the O can’t be given the ball and 2+ min and then think you can stop them.  A superb if predictable come from behind win.
9 4 Minnesota Wow, evidently Case Keenum just needed a week of practice. The O was on fire and the D was solid and now with Keenum or Bradford or even Bridgewater I think this team is on the rise.
1 5 Oakland I hope it was the glare of prime time or the travel to the East Coast or the raw emotion of the events of the day but boy did the Silver and Black suck on Sunday Night.  If they play that bad again they are not who I thought they were.
6 6 Atlanta The Falcons nearly lost to the sad sack Lions. In fact but for a highly questionable rule call *don’t forget they would have lost to Chicago if someone had caught a TD pass instead of dropping them* they could be 1-2 and digging out of a hole.  This Falcon team is not who we think they are I think their injury riddled D has problems.
16 7 Tennessee The Titans are starting to make a believer out of me.  They have won two in  a row and are starting to look good.  This division match will be a good test.
18 8 Washington The Best game by the Skins I have seen almost since the glory days of the 90’s.  Superb on O and D and they look all the world like the best in the NFC East.  Lets seem them do it again.
5 9 Pittsburgh Pittsburgh has been trying to get their O under control and that is still a work in progress.  For the D to collapse and be unable to stop the run?  They better get that fixed fast or this team’s hope for 2017 may be in bad shape.
17 10 Philadelphia Philadelphia actually played pretty well only at the end.  They let a prevouisly left for Dead Giant team sorta find themselves.  They probably mailed it in for 3 quarters.  They did gut out a late win and that is positive.  They should have blown out the Giants but this was a win.
15 11 Houston The Texans have something in DeShaun Watson.  They may also have something in RB Foreman.  They need to see if Hopkins is young enough to be part of Texan Triplets.  This game showed how tough their D is and how effective their O is.  It also showed how gunshy their coaching is.  IF they had gone for it on 4th and 1 they might have won but alas…the fear of New England beat them as sure as Brady did.
14 12 Dallas Well the Cowboys gutted out a victory and even the woman beating scumbag and the mother beating scumbag balled out and did enough to get them a win over the collective best the AARP Arizona has.  It was a necessary win or the Cowboys nation would have eaten it’s own navel.
12 13 Tampa Bay The Bucs met a northern buzz saw and got thumped up one side and down the other by the Vikes.  Does this make them terrible? Probably not but it would make me feel better if they play better this week.
8 14 Carolina Speaking of terrible losses.  I was flabbergasted at how badly the Panthers played.  They got shut down by the worst D in football and then got blasted.  What an ugly performance.  This team is in dire straights already.
10 15 Baltimore Can someone explain to me which Raven team is which?  They got utterly pasted in England and look like crap and now they get no break and play Pittsburgh.  They better figure it out fast or this could go south faster.
11 16 Arizona Well it was kind of mean to have Arizona play on MNF after all several of their starters normally eat dinner at 4:30 and are in bed by 7pm.  All kidding aside about how old they are but really…how old are they?  Their one bit of youth on the D line is just a complete draft bust so far (Window).  Palmer tries but he still is what he is which is on a good day 3TD and 2INT and a bad day 1TD 3INT.  A team sliding down hill.
7 17 Denver I believe some thought 7 was not high enough for Denver last week.  To get your ass handed to you by Buffalo??? What the heck was that?  Their QB play was suspect, the D was beat.  I need to see if Denver is for real or just another mirage.  Terrible loss.
13 18 Detroit The Lions fans have created a list and want Goodell to check it twice.  They literally say the NFL is out to get them.  Yes the call to take the TD away from Tate was specious but the Lions did so many same old sorry assed Lion things that they lost this game well before that last play was called and the time ran off.  They self defeat still better than any other team.  Oh and Stafford is an over paid never was.
22 19 Jacksonville Will the real slim Jags please stand up? Please stand up? Please stand up?  The jeckyl and hyde of the NFL was the good doctor of butt thumping as they pasted in the UK.  Talk about Anarchy in the UK…fake punt when up 37?  Good thing that didn’t lead to a brawl.  They won convincingly but they still have to learn how to win with dignity.
24 20 Buffalo Well done Buffalo! You brought a superb D and a productive O and beat a team that on paper you never had a shot to beat.  They dominated the game and if they could only do that again I would start to think they might have something in the Ralph.
21 21 LA Rams On a short week they scored another forty burger and won another game.  I am not 100% sold that their D is of any value but their O is growing and getting better.  Heck I saw Gurley take a hit.  Let’s see what this week 4 challenge does for this young upstart of a team.
23 22 Indianapolis The Colts found offense with Brissett and he is a pretty fair QB.  TY Dropton had a big day and the Colts D even played well for at least 3 quarters. In the end they held on and won over a bad Brown team.  Lets see them win another one this YEAR.
19 23 Seattle The Seahawks got pounded pillar to post by the Titan O line.  The Legion of Boom was a legion of OOPs as they were smacked and missed tons of tackles.  If this D has days like that in it in the future then this team is in SEVERE trouble.
27 24 New Orleans The Saints had a game for the ages and dominated the whole 60.  A great performance by a D that I didn’t think had a pulse. The O was on point.  I have to think this had more to do with how bad Carolina is and not how good this team could be.  I will change my mind if they do it again.
20 25 Miami Cutler is Cutler, he can’t help himself.  He took a team of modest talent and had them almost shut out by a team trying to lose every game.  It didn’t seem possible but Jay Cutler is a bum and he will drag the Dolphins down into football hell like he did with my BEARS.
31 26 Chicago Speaking of which.  Wow.  Evidently they learned from Tennesse how effective a power running game can be.  The use of Howard and Cohen ran over the Steelers and gave them a win with Glennon still doing his best ‘play Trubisky’ movement.  I would like to seem them steamroll GB but I am a realist and know that ain’t likely.
25 27 LA Chargers If no one goes to a Chargers game will it count if they lose?  Or is that when they lose?  They were pushed and ran over by KC.  They are either over matched or hard luck but either one gives them losses and more and more empty seats in the place universally touted as ‘no bad seat’  – no bad seat but most are empty.
32 28 NY Jets Well that is no way to punt a season!  The Jets played strong on D and O and blasted the fish.  McCown looked at least 3 years younger and it looked like the secondary could cover.  I would like to see this band of nothings do that for 30 more minutes again.
29 29 San Francisco The Niners had their best game of the year on TNF and looked like a world power with that O.  They got plastered on D but it must make SF faithful happy to see the O actually score points.  They lost but it was close.
28 30 NY Giants The G-men get credit for playing a good 35 or 45 minutes but in the end they couldn’t hold the lead and they lost.  They are 0-3 and have the worst record of any NY based team.  They need O line help and until that comes we can’t actually figure out if Eli or the running game is any good as it’s hard to do anything behind that line.  The use of Marshall was a nice change and could help if they continue to remember his number.
26 31 Cleveland The Browns are winning the battle of Ohio this year by not being the worst team from Ohio.  They may not have a win but they have been competitive in every game for at least part of them.  They have talent and I still think they could get 4 or 5 wins yet this year.
30 32 Cincinnati This is the worst team in Ohio, East of the Mississippi and in the Continental US.  I have never seen such a collection of bums.  Dalton is an abysmal failure at QB and they should just cut him.  He has led the O to only 2 TDs, completes about 50% and they hadn’t scored a TD until GB and they still lost this game.  They are the worst and I hope Marvin Lewis has invested his money wisely.
Thoughts, Comments, Questions, Arguments, Agreements?  All welcome! As always I will be happy to take money, preferably tens and twenties!
Mr. N The BEARS Fan
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End of #NFL Mandatory Minicamp Thoughts #NFLMinicamp


 

We are about 6 weeks or so from training camp and ODG actually showed up at a team event!

 

Several teams quit a day early like my BEARS. Well it shows need for improvement doesn’t necessarily define required work in the NFL.

 

I have been thinking about the tale of two teams this week. Both teams are now in the category of doing something never before done in the NFL that will be or has been then outlawed.

 

One team has repeated done things that helped them win championships but the season after the NFL says ‘that was not right and cannot be done again’.

 

The other team is doing something so they will lose every game and get the top draft pick. That will be banned after this season.

 

Team 1 – New England – doing all it can within and without the rules to win.

Team 2 – The Jets – cutting all stars to tank and get the first pick.

 

A tale of two franchises.

 

MR N The BEARS Fan

MR N’s Exclusive #NFLDraft Second and Third Round Thoughts #NFL


nfl draft 2014

First thoughts – how stupid is Cleveland to cut Barnidge because they drafted a round 1 TE? Has Cleveland missed the whole 2 tight end set that has been in vogue and successful for the last half decade?  The Jets showing that type of team is common in the bottom feeder world – they got Jamal Adams a super star Safety so they are getting rid of Calvin Pryor who was over matched in the QB Safety role but might have shone as a #2 under Adams but nope the Jets think you only need 1 safety.  Reasons why teams like Cleveland the Jets just lose and lose and draft high and draft high.

 

Round 2

 

Green Bay takes Kevin King CB and he will help a Pack secondary that has had issues *happily to a BEARS Fan* for the last few years.  This will make them better.

 

Seattle trades to Jacksonville and Jags take Cam Robinson T.  O line from college are very hard to see how they clearly transition to the pro game so it may take Robinson a while to get NFL ready but he will be a good one.

 

Seattle – Malik McDowell DT – another Seahawk D project not unlike the one they drafted a couple of years back. Frank Clark thanks Charles Davis Typical Hawk pick.

 

Chicago traded another pick because they are allergic to taking top talent and when they use a top pick they pick stupidly.  Arizona has the pick and takes Budda Baker S when they mighta taken a QB but they got another good addition to what already is a great secondary.

 

Buffalo trades in to take Zay Jones WR – a bit of a reach for Buffalo but they must like how he fits into their receiving corps.

 

The LA Bolts take Forrest Lamp G The best interior lineman is now a Bolt protector.  He will help keep Rivers upright while the QB cashes AARP checks.  Good pick.

 

New York Jets take Marcus May S because as long as the sun rises in the East the Jets need help in their secondary.  Question is which Safety will they trade or cut now because the Jets don’t like depth.

 

Carolina picks Curtis Samuel RB/WR and he will add depth to the receiver corps which lacks it.

 

Minnesota Vikings trade up and take Dalvin Cook RB – thank the good Lord they didn’t take the woman beating scum and they took a guy with super talent who hangs with bad dudes but maybe the cold air will keep him on the straight and narrow.  Superb pick if they can babysit him in off hours.

 

New Orleans Saints take Marcus Williams S to work to give the woeful Saint D someone who can do something to stop the opposition from scoring.

 

Philadelphia Eagles pick Sidney Jones CB and he woulda been a top 20 but for a torn acl thingy and he will be back and he will be potentially a shutdown corner once healthy.

 

Rams are taking Gerald Everett TE and they lost a few receivers and never really have had any since Warner was their QB so this guy can catch some.

 

CHICAGO BEARS are actually picking someone – they take Adam Shaheen TE – nice St Jude moment there and a brave little BEARS Fan read the pick.  Chicago has been lacking a great TE since they traded Olsen and if Shaheen can transition from small school to NFL then this big beast could be a good pick.

 

…now only comments on picks that illicit commentary from me….

 

Cincinnati Bengals took Joe Mixon RB and girl abuser, numerous times, violently argumentative with parking attendants.  The entire State of Ohio and Michigan and Iowa and perhaps Indiana needs to start protesting at their mini camps and pre-season and regular season.  Playing in the NFL is a privilege and not a right and this thug has given up the rights to the privilege and doesn’t deserve the chance.  A pick that will resonate on the Bengal organization.  Congrats you took a thug who can play.  Guess if Aaron Hernandez was alive they might have traded for him.

 

The Skins took a good Bama LB and that will help that team, various lesser light d players are going off the board.

 

Cleveland finally drafts a QB and they take DeShone Kizer and he will need to grow and perhaps he can learn behind Kessler for a while and then they will potentially have a franchise QB in Cleveland for the first time in a VERY long time.

 

Lions grab Teez Tabor and he will add some talent to their D.  The Lions get better now.

 

OakVegas took Obi the unpronounceable CB and he is tall and will give them a jolt and help that secondary that had issues get better

 

The Texans added LB Cunningham who slid because he doesn’t sack the QB but a solid LB who can just tackle and cover will fit in very well in Houston.  He’s Vandy too.

 

Pittsburgh Steelers drafted a WR named Ju Ju and he will give them a solid 2 to play opposite AB and this will make the Steeler O even more dangerous.  Great pick

 

Nice inciting of potential riots in Philly by Cowboy Drew Pearson

 

2nd round ends with Panthers taking a Tackle and they can use depth on that Panther line

 

Third round

 

Highlights only…

 

The Saints take Alvin Kamara a first-round RB and that is a talent steel.  The Saints are filling the team with RBs and me thinks if Kamara is who Mike Mayock says he is * I do believe what Mike says* then AP may not want to take a long-term lease in New Orleans because there may not be much work for an over the hill fading child beater with someone like Kamara and Ingram there.

 

Rams take WR Cooper Kupp and I feel like I know him having had him on NFLN every fricking week.  He is a decent WR and will be a decent WR in LA with Goff if Goff can ever become an NFL QB.

 

Vikings took C/G Pat Elflein and he may not be all that but last year they were pulling people off the street to play O line so any help is good help.  A good pick.

 

Cincy at 73 grabs DE Jordan Willis and he coulda been a first-round pick and he may not fully fit in as he is not a scumbag but he can play.

 

The Saints took Anzalone the LB and he woulda been higher picked if he didn’t have health issues.  Good potential if healthy.

 

Denver takes a fast if fragile WR Carlos Henderson, he can be quick but can he be consistent.

 

New England Patriots finally make a pick at #83.  One wondered if they would EVER pick but they do and they pick Derek Rivers DE a small school guy who can sack the QB and The Patriot Way will make him the most dangerous and this will make the Pats better of course.

 

Pats 2nd pick in 3 is Antonio Garcia T This kid could one day be a LT, he is a beast and will be a super addition to a line that needs help.  This guy could be Solder’s replacement according to Mike Mayock the Draft God.

 

Chiefs take Kareem Hunt RB and if he brings all he did in college then there is another changing of the guard at RB in KC coming quick.

 

The Giants took QB Davis Webb and this guy is the perfect Eli backup as Eli is long in the tooth and Webb needs an Aaron Rodgers grooming period then he will take over.  Superb pick for the G men.

 

Texans took good guy D’Onte Foreman who will be a big body RB who gets the short yardage and goal line job and keeps Lamar Miller healthy.  Great spot for a good guy.

 

A lot of secondary additions late in the 3rd round a couple of team added big O line and D line.

 

Niners added a kid QB late C.J. Beathard who I guess they are hoping for a Dak Prescott like turn from.

 

An interesting if poorly run 2nd night of draft and it took a lot out of me for this so you are all pretty much on your own for the 4th to 7th rounds.  Enjoy the rest of the draft and remember people like Brady and Sherman came in the late rounds so don’t sleep on the talent that comes late!

Mr. N The BEARS Fan

Mr. N’s #SuperBowl 51 Power Poll with Random HOF Thoughts #NFL


NFL Power Rankings

1.            New England Patriots (1) – The Pats came out flat and played worse than I have seen them in a Super Bowl since they lost to Chicago 46-10.  No D to speak of, Brady over and under throwing and even throwing a pick 6.  Down 28-3 at one point I kept uttering an F worded what the … – it was unbelievable.  Then they got 6 and it was down 19 at the half.  Then the Second half started and the Pats played D, Brady was on fire and the avalanche slowly picked up mo coming down on the huddled Falcons.  Before the smoke cleared the Pats had it tied and went into OT and put it away.  They are the first team to play a totally crappy first half and still win.  Congrats, you are the best this year. 

 

 

 

2.            Atlanta Falcons (2) – The Falcons had a first half for the ages.  Superb long runs, great passes and catches, Solid pass rush, great pressure, a pick six.  The party was on and they were up 25 and the game looked over.  They looked just like they did in the regular season when they took a big lead and put on prevent.  They played prevent and then their coaches did the stupidest things ever and gave away a Super Bowl.  When Jones made that amazing catch at the 22 they were up 8.  Run three times and kick a FG and they 11-point lead is insurmountable.  They ran once, they went for a pass and took a penalty then huge sack and had to punt.  The D continued its collapse into OT and they lost.  A huge embarrassing loss that will linger next year in the hangover of hangovers.

 

 

 

 

3.            Pittsburgh Steelers –

 

 

 

4.            Green Bay Packers –

 

 

 

 

 

5.            Kansas City Chiefs –

 

 

 

 

6.            Dallas Cowboys – Their owner is in the Hall of Fame now which is kind of like having a Bank President reward himself employee of the month.

 

 

 

 

7.            Seattle Seahawks –

 

 

 

8.            Houston Texans –

 

 

 

 

 

9.            New York Giants –

 

10.          Oakland Raiders – So the Billionaire (no mention of his wife Mrs. Howell) pulled out of Vegas stadium and now Vegas and Oakland are up in the air.  Late info from Fox Sports Radio suggests San Diego is ready to offer the Raiders a home come 2019.

 

 

 

 

11.          Miami Dolphins – Jason Taylor is in the HOF.  I remember one statement made about Taylor during his prime ‘he was a poor man’s Junior Seau’ – that doesn’t sound like a canton endorsing description but they are letting just about anyone except T.O. in these days.

 

 

 

 

12.          Detroit Lions –  

 

 

 

 

13.          Tennessee Titans –

 

 

 

14.          Tampa Bay Buccaneers –

 

 

 

15.          Arizona Cardinals –

 

 

16.          Cincinnati Bengals –

 

 

 

17.        Indianapolis Colts –

 

 

 

18.          New Orleans Saints –

 

 

 

 

19.          Philadelphia Eagles –

 

 

 

20.          Minnesota Vikings – With Bridgewater out likely til 2018 at least this is Bradford’s team and today it seems Dallas may want AP so that is the beginning of quite a face change for this franchise.

 

 

 

 

21.          Denver Broncos –  With Terrell Davis in the HOF it is official that good players get into Canton not just great ones.

 

 

 

22.          New York Jets – Rex Ryan wishes them luck!

 

 

 

 

23.          Jacksonville Jaguars –

 

 

 

 

24.          Carolina Panthers –

 

 

 

 

25.          Buffalo Bills – Rex Ryan uses F words to describe the Bills lol

 

 

 

26.          San Francisco 49ers – Kyle S now seems interested in Jimmy G from NE and not Cousins.  It is not certain if he will be able to keep track of the various Niner game plans during the season.

 

 

 

27.          Baltimore Ravens –

 

 

 

28.          Cleveland Browns –

 

 

 

 

29.          Los Angeles Chargers –

 

 

 

30.          Washington Redskins –

 

 

 

31.          Los Angeles Rams – Kurt Warner will be in the HOF as a Ram.  Proof positive you can have 2 good years and that makes you a Hall of Famer.

 

 

32.          Chicago BEARS –

 

 

 

 

There you have it, as always I would love it if someone just reads all the way through my ramblings and also will accept money, preferably tens and twenties!  Any thoughts, comments, arguments or agreements are always welcome!

 

Mr. N The BEARS Fan

Mr. N’s #NFL Division Weekend Power Poll #NFLPlayoffs #Rankings


NFL Power Rankings

1.            New England Patriots (1) – The Pats were stopped on first possession and that was it for Beli-Vader as he then drew up new ideas.  They scored a TD on a long drive, they put in a kick return and the game was effectively over.  It looked like they would cruise to a 15-point win but then they realized a lot of people had bet NE to cover so they kicked a late FG to cover the spread.  Next up they host a potentially difficult opponent in Pitt but they have the Death Star to fall back on.

 

 

 

2.            Green Bay Packers (6) – The Pack came roaring out and their D stopped the Cowboys for only a FG on opening drive.  Rodgers then ran the field over and over and scored 3 TDs.  A good note was that Rodgers was picked off so I don’t have to listen to ‘he hasn’t been picked off for 286 blah blahs anymore’.  They were up 18 but let in a late TD with really bad secondary coverage.  In the second half, they got it up to 28 and then their bad D let Dallas back in it and they gave up a tie.  They battled back for a lead, lost that lead and then won it as time expired.  They are on to Atlanta.  One thing I can’t believe but know in my heart is true – if bloody Green Bay goes to the Super Bowl I will be cheering on Tom Brady, Darth Vader and the Death Star.

 

 

 

 

3.            Pittsburgh Steelers (3) – Well Pittsburgh had to go on the road and then wait 8 hours while the NFL fiddled with tv ratings.  That being said Coach Tomlin decided to redefine himself.  He was mister go for it on fourth down all year.  He cost his team a couple of wins with his penchant for going for it.  Today he kicked field goals, not once – not twice but a record six times.  A very Raider like way.  The Steelers played pretty good D and moved the ball enough to get the necessary points.  They won a heck of a battle.  I don’t believe you have any chance of beating New England with only field goals.  I also don’t believe Antonio Brown should have poked Darth Vader by calling them A**sholes.  That will not be good for Pittsburgh in the Death Star.  A good win and now good luck.

 

 

 

4.            Atlanta Falcons (4) – Well that was some kind of game for Atlanta.  Evidently it takes a few minutes for a team to wake up after a week off.  They let in a TD and looked a bit tight on O.  Then the gates opened and Atlanta’s O opened up and scored with tds by rushing and passing.  The D woke up in the second half and started to whup on Seattle.  They put the game out of reach and soundly thrashed a really weak Seahawk team and are on the way to the Conference Championship weekend.  A great win but I still wonder if they can ‘hang’ with one of the NFL big boys.  The D just doesn’t play on point consistently enough.  They will need to step up their D game at least twice more to win it all.

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.            Kansas City Chiefs (5) – The Chiefs played a strong game and set a record by outscoring an opponent by 2 TDS and losing.  Their D managed to stop Pittsburgh every single time and they only let in field goals but that was enough for them to lose.  They really needed to score 3 tds but could only manage 2.  A fine year by KC and they will have a chance to build on this in what has to be the toughest division in football. Next year they will be the wild card while Oakland wins the division.

 

 

 

 

6.            Dallas Cowboys (2) – Dallas came out flat and their D was flatter.  They managed but 1 field goal to start and then they let in touchdown after touchdown after touchdown.  Down 21-3 and nearing the end of the first half it appeared that rust was all over the Cowboys.  They got a late 1st half TD and made it closer.  They fell well behind in the 2nd half.  Late in the game they battled and tied.  They then let in a FG.  Then they tied it.  Then with just over 30 seconds left the sad sack excuse for a Cowboy D let my most hated QB move down the field and they let in a FG and lost.  A grand season goes splat because in the end the Cowboy D sucks.

 

 

 

 

7.            Seattle Seahawks (7) – The Seahawks came out fast and ran the field and took a lead.  They held the lead until they gave up a safety and field goal.  After that the lights went out.  The ‘vaunted’ Seahawk D looked like the crap it is and was hung, drawn and quartered by the Falcon O.  After falling down by a ton, they managed to score once or twice against prevent.  Moment of the game was Doug Baldwin, after scoring a TD to make them only down by 16 instead of 23 with under 4 minutes left – he yelled at a Falcon defender ‘No chance in Hell’.  Evidently Baldwin likes to trash talk while he is being ELIMINATED from the playoffs.  Seattle had no chance in hell of winning the game at that point and they lost and they can go home and pout.  A deserved loss.

 

 

 

8.            Houston Texans (8) – The Texans stopped the first Pat drive and that was the high-water mark.  They needed to play clean in all phases and letting in a long kick return TD sunk that game plan.  You had 3 golden turnovers from Osweiler and the game plan is flushed down the toilet.  Down 11 in the first quarter they were done and done.  They got a TD but let in several and the season is over for Houston.  I am glad the Texans are keeping O’Brien.  It was not his fault that Osweiler was his QB so give him another year.  Perhaps give him a full off season with Tom Savage at QB and get back Mr. Overpaid on D and see what happens.

 

 

 

 

 

9.            New York Giants – Boat gate continues to resonate in NYC.  I think Mike&Mike *ah I did enjoy that show* said it best about Odell Beckham Gloves – you want to be the best WR in the NFL, you can’t be a no-show in the biggest game of the year.

 

10.          Oakland Raiders – I hear they are moving to Vegas but only after 2 more years in Oakland.  Nothing wipes out home attendance like lame duck status for a team.  That news coming out now has killed the Raiders home field until they get to Vegas.

 

 

 

 

11.          Miami Dolphins –

 

 

 

 

12.          Detroit Lions –  

 

 

 

 

13.          Tennessee Titans –

 

 

 

14.          Tampa Bay Buccaneers –

 

 

 

15.          Arizona Cardinals –

 

 

16.          Cincinnati Bengals –

 

 

 

17.        Indianapolis Colts – I hear that Indy tried hard to hire Jon Gruden but he refused.  How supported must Pagano feel knowing they kept him only because the guy they really wanted said no.

 

 

 

18.          New Orleans Saints –

 

 

 

 

19.          Philadelphia Eagles –

 

 

 

20.          Minnesota Vikings –

 

 

 

 

21.          Denver Broncos –  Hired a coach (Vance Joseph) and he is surrounding himself with veteran coaching talent.  Having a D specialist as head coach must mean that Elway wants to take a hand in QB development.

 

 

 

22.          New York Jets – Saw a draft preview that said Jets need a CB most of all.  Ok, who the hell is playing QB for this team?  They need a QB.

 

 

 

 

23.          Jacksonville Jaguars – They kept Doug Marrone now as their permanent head coach.  If his interim coaching was solely responsible for Bortles looking a little like an NFLer then maybe this is a good hire.  Evidently early evidence is Tom Coughlin is sticking his nose in Marrone’s biscuits and that means life isn’t gravy for the Jag head coach.

 

 

 

 

24.          Carolina Panthers –

 

 

 

 

25.          Buffalo Bills – Hires Sean McDermott late of the Panther D that couldn’t stop anyone without Norman at CB to be their head coach.  Uh huh.

 

 

 

26.          San Francisco 49ers –

 

 

 

27.          Baltimore Ravens –

 

 

 

28.          Cleveland Browns –

 

 

 

 

29.          Los Angeles Chargers – Fans egged the stadium offices, Rivers says he is numbed by the move to LA, Goodell doesn’t like it, they hired Anthony Lynn from Buffalo.  Good luck LABOLTS, you will need it.

 

 

 

30.          Washington Redskins –

 

 

 

31.          Los Angeles Rams – Hired Sean McVay, the youngest coach ever in NFL.  Um at least he is bringing in some talent who will be coaches in waiting if this job is too much for him.

 

 

32.          Chicago BEARS –

 

There you have it, as always I would love it if someone just reads all the way through my ramblings and also will accept money, preferably tens and twenties!  Any thoughts, comments, arguments or agreements are always welcome!

 

MR N The BEARS Fan

“Talk about your Nightmare Before Christmas (@Jets)”- Mr. N’s #NFL Week 16 Power Poll


NFL Power Rankings

 

1.            New England Patriots (1) – The Pats are totally dominating every facet of the game and this is the blowout everyone including Vegas, Santa, Rudolph and all the elves thought it would be. Ho Ho Ho what a blowout this was.  A forty burger and was never in doubt.  They are close to home field advantage now and just have to concentrate next week to seal it for sure.

 

 

2.            Dallas Cowboys (2) – The Cowboys spent the first half trading scores with Detroit and as the game went to the halfway point it seemed like it could be anyone’s game.  Then the second half started.  Dallas D put a hard hit on Stafford and possibly addled him.  The Cowboys then scored 3 unanswered TDs and blew out Detroit.  This opens the door for Washington but they didn’t want to walk in it last week.  A good win for a team that has clinched everything and needs to figure out if they want to risk much of their stars next week.

 

 

3.            Pittsburgh Steelers (3) – The Steeler seem to have been full of turkey, stuffing and possibly ham and glazed veggies as they started out slow.  Like the Who’s down in whoville they started to grow.  They found that having Bell score TDs was better than Boswell FGs and with a wink of an eye and nod to Antonio Brown up the chimney went Baltimore’s playoff hopes.  A super exciting come from behind win when the Steeler D had some issues.  The Steelers are in the playoffs!

 

 

4.            Oakland Raiders (4) – The Raiders came storming out and dominated a bad Colt team in all phases and put the game away and neatly had it under control…until the sack.  How can you be up 19 points and potentially have your season ruined?  Have the MVP of league get wrapped up with a sack and hurt his leg.  If Carr is done (and he is) so are the Silver and Black.  McGloin is ok but he’s no Carr.  A great but possibly season changing win.

 

 

 

5.            Atlanta Falcons (6) – The Falcon O can do no wrong and is ripping the what used to be a good Panther D in many splendid ways.  The Falcons D is getting it done.  They have joined in the cheap shots on Caaaam but hey there are no calls for that so why not?  The Falcons were never challenged.  The D played a good game and the O was able to just score enough to never have this in doubt.  A good win over a terrible team.

 

 

 

6.            Houston Texans (8) – The Texans seemed to sleep through the first half on Christmas Night. They must have been full of turkey.  They could muster very little against a game Bengal D and seemed destined to lose and keep the AFC South a mess.  Then there was one blown coverage and they took a slim lead.  One missed FG and they won and clinched!  It was like an ugly Christmas Sweater but Houston will wear it proud as they have won the South.

 

 

7.            Kansas City Chiefs (13) –Kansas City wasn’t very kind to Denver on Christmas night, this was never in doubt for a second.  The Chief D destroyed the Bronco Hapless O and the Chief O was explosive.  They beat down Denver every single way and clinched a playoff spot.  The Chiefs put the cherry on top by using Dontari Poe and his slim 346 pounds to toss a TD against the “BRONCO D”.  Let’s put this in our memory Poe tossed a TD against the ‘best secondary in football’ lol.  KC wins.

 

 

8.            New York Giants (5) – Last night in the pre-game the amiable Rich Eisen was trying to describe Eli Manning and his dual performance ability.  He struggled for stating what we all know is ‘the girl on the hill’ syndrome.  When She’s good she’s great and when she’s bad she’s awful.  When Manning has played well the G-men win tons but alas when he sucks…lets go to the wretched product that is TNF.  Eli proved once more that TURNOVERS ARE GOLD as he threw an early pick six that was the difference in the game.  He added 2 more third down picks and was just terrible and the G-men lost and may yet make the playoffs but they are not a threat to anyone with Eli at QB.

 

 

 

 

9.            Miami Dolphins (12) – A pretty good effort for 30 minutes.  They have a good rush O going and Moore is just doing enough.  The D is controlling Buffalo and they have a small lead.  The Dolphins did all they could to win and lose.  They pulled into a double-digit lead at least twice.  Their D couldn’t stop Buffalo at all and even fell behind.  A miracle late FG got them to OT and they ran on the back of Jay Ajayi and got a key win.  They are in the playoffs and if they get Tannehill back they could make some small noise in the playoffs.  A gutsy no quit win.

 

 

 

 

10.          Washington Redskins (15) – The Redskins seem to have shaken off whatever affected them last week.  The offense is running roughshod over the BEARS D and if their D can just keep its collective mind off what Santa is bringing then they should have this in hand.  The game was never in doubt, as sure as Santa was coming down chimneys tonight Washington gift wrapped a 40 burger and won.  Had they whupped a bad Carolina last week this game might have punched their playoff ticket but now they still have work to do and need help with this win.

 

 

11.          Green Bay Packers (19) – The Packers are having a field day with Aaron Rodgers ripping the Vikes D with TDs by pass and even by run.  Pretty Ok Pack D has them nicely out in the lead.  The Packers were never slowed on O.  Rodgers put up a ton and the D didn’t let in near enough to make this close.  Now it comes down to week 17 versus Detroit. Altho the way the rest of the NFC is playing Green Bay may have a wild card sown up by Boxing Day.

 

 

12.          Seattle Seahawks (17) – The Seattle Seahawks have been flat in so many ways today.  They were unable to stop either pass or run and were knocked down into a hole.  The Seahawks managed to battle back in the 2nd half and got some points going.  The Hawk D didn’t make much of an effort in the same time frame and it seems that the Seahawks will lose and continue to crawl on their tummies into the playoffs.  Seattle came all the way back but missed an extra point so it is tied.  The vaunted Hawk D couldn’t make a late stop and they lost and finally it is Christmas Eve! *The Seahawks move up because they are in*

 

 

 

 

13.          Detroit Lions (14) – For a while it looked like Detroit was going to be heard on Boxing day night.  They matched Dallas point for point and looked legit.  The second half brought a complete collapse on O and D. They never scored another point, they let in 21 and now they are hanging on by their fingertips to the playoffs. They face the surging Packers and I would bet dollars to donuts that Detroit will miss the playoffs and this will be one of the great collapses in NFL History.  A bad loss.

 

 

 

 

14.          Tennessee Titans (9) – The Titans are back to the ways of last week and started out very slow and are trailing a bad Jag team badly.  If they can pull their collective head out of their ass, they could still win this game or they are throwing away their football playoff chances.  Whatever playoff chances this team had went down with Mariota’s ankle.  They lost badly to a very very very very bad Jag team and I am sticking a fork in them even if no one else does.  The Titans are done.

 

 

 

 

15.          Tampa Bay Buccaneers (10) – One really has to think making the playoffs is allergic to most of the teams in the NFC.  Tampa came out in a must win game and played flat on O and D and O and D.  They fell behind.  They never seem to really get close and when they got to within one possession they on side kicked and splat.  Seems like Tampa just doesn’t want to make the playoffs and this loss will go a long way to putting a fork in them.

 

 

 

 

16.          Arizona Cardinals (25) – A pretty good all-around effort by Arizona.  Right from the stop the Cards were able to score with running and passing.  They jumped up on Seattle and their D has made just enough stops to put them in good position to win this game.  If the Cards can hold on they will have a moral victory.  The Cards D couldn’t stop Seattle and now they are tied.  A fast number of plays and the Card kicker actually hit a FG and they won.  That was an ugly win.

 

 

 

17.          New Orleans Saints (11) – The Saints are having a great day on O and are playing just enough D to be in control for most of this game.  Brees has hit a ton of passes and they never had a real challenge.  They have it in hand and with a bad Special teams call this game may be over.  A good win for New Orleans but this is really too little too late for the Saints who are done.

 

 

 

18.          Cincinnati Bengals (16) – The Bengals D continued its eliminated from the playoffs resurgence.  They are much like a baseball team who plays well once knocked out.  The Bengals shut down the Texans for most of the game and Cincy got just enough to have a lead.  Then Adam PACMAN strip club shooting big mouth scumbag who should be banned from the NFL Jones blew a coverage and let in the TD that put them behind.  Then their kicker did his best Blair Walsh imitation and missed the game winner and they lost.  This could be it for Marvin Lewis and Dalton should go with him.

 

 

 

 

19.          Buffalo Bills (18) – The Bills have been beaten twice for TDs in the first half and have only managed 7 to answer.  The Bills need the D to tighten up or they are not going to threaten Miami much.  The Bills fell behind a lot but never gave up.  They battled back to take a lead and managed to look like they would pull out a win.  Then, their Head Coach didn’t call a time out in time.  I have never seen a Head Coach screw that up.  I have defended Ryan here for weeks but MY GOD that is about the only thing a Head Coach is solely in charge of and he screwed that up and eventually they lost.  Ryan should be fired now.  A terrible loss and they are eliminated.   Ryan and Ryan are fired and now Taylor is benched and maybe out.  I hope Chicago has Tyrod on a speed dial.

 

 

 

20.          Jacksonville Jaguars (27) – A great start for Jacksonville.  Bortles has been better in the first half then he has been in a few months.  The D is playing solid again and they are nicely in the lead in a meaningless game for them.  The Jags had their best offense day of 2016 and they even played good D too.  They won this game going away and I guess they can take pride in this one although the season is pretty much a hole.

 

 

 

 

21.          Carolina Panthers (20) – Caaam has had no luck but since it’s Christmas he has gifted Atlanta with golden turnovers.  With no O and no D this game is rapidly on its way to a total blowout.  The Panthers could get no real offense that mattered and their D couldn’t hold down Atlanta.  I believe now finally all the talking heads in the NFL NETWORK can state clearly that the Panthers are ELIMINATED.  That would be a gift to me.

 

 

 

 

22.          Indianapolis Colts (21) – How bad is Indy?  Watch the first half tape of this game.  Luck tossed golden pick after golden pick.  The Colts D couldn’t stop a fly farting.  By the third quarter they were down by 19 when they luckily knocked out Oakland’s starting QB.  With their opposition deflated and in prevent they were able to score a little and get it close but they lost and are ELIMINATED.   

 

 

 

 

23.          Philadelphia Eagles (28) – They got their All pro tackle Lane Johnson back from suspension and he added strength to a terrible O line.  Wentz had a bit more time and was able to move the ball well.  The Eagles played good solid D and got turnovers and the O scored just enough.  It was a nice win for a terrible Eagles team who is just happy to play spoiler when they can now.

 

 

 

 

24.          Minnesota Vikings (23) – The Vikings have no answer to Rodgers or Nelson or much of anything Green Bay tries.  Bradford has made a couple of good throws and a couple of bad ones.  They traded FG for TD and that will not win here and they are down a ton so it doesn’t look good.  The Vikings D was just terrible today and were blown out by Green Bay.  There was no hope whatsoever that Minnesota could score enough to keep up.  An ugly loss and voila Minnesota is eliminated.

 

 

 

 

25.          San Francisco 49ers (30) – San Fran must have shot their whole load in last week’s effort.  They have been terrible on O and poor on D and are in the process of being defeated by a team that could barely walk out of their locker unescorted.  A Christmas miracle occurred with the Niners finding some O and putting up 15 points in seconds and they took a slim lead.  The D sealed it with a pick and then they had to kneel 3 times and punt to win but they did win.

 

 

 

 

26.          Baltimore Ravens (7) – The Ravens, a kind of aboriginal Christmas symbol *thanks Northern Exposure* were playing the Grinch early and were beating up a Steeler team that didn’t seem to bring their D to this game.  The vaunted Raven D then had issues stopping LeVeon Bell but that is a common ailment in the NFL.  Then they made one good drive and took the lead and played one bad series of D and lost.  They are ELIMINATED!

 

 

 

 

27.          Denver Broncos (22) – Denver sucks.  Denver is ELIMINATED. The Cheap shot cheating Denver D allowed a 70-yard TD and allowed a Dontari Poe TD toss.  The Denver O sucks.  The Denver team sucks.  Denver is ELIMINATED.

 

 

 

 

28.          Cleveland Browns (32) – A great first half for Cleveland. The O is hitting on both pass and run and the D has gotten turnovers.  The Browns played a good 30 minutes and have a lead. Can they play another 30?  The Browns D played hard for 60 and even they played well on special teams.  RGIII played like crap and Kessler couldn’t do much but it was enough and they gutted out an ugly win.  Merry Christmas Cleveland you are out of the 32nd slot.

 

 

 

 

 

29.          San Diego Chargers (24) – I could write an encyclopedia on how hard it is for a team to play hard against a bad team.  The Chargers D seems to have not realized they need to try to stop Cleveland.  They are being whipped by an RGIII led O and that is worth coals in their stockings.  They need to wake up or they are gifting a first win to the Browns.  The Chargers were at their self-defeating best and made every effort to lose this game.  In the end their kicker gave his all to lose and did it.  They just lost to the rotten Cleveland Browns.  I would be very happy, If I was San Diego, if this team will not just move out of town but PLEASE change the name.  Humiliating.

 

 

 

30.          New York Jets (26) – No Petty, dying by the Fitz, no D, no O.  Talk about your Nightmare Before Christmas – Tim Burton should cast the Jets in the remake.  This was scarier than a good Night of the Living Dead remake with Tony Todd.  The Jets were terrible, are terrible and once again did enough to get their ill coach fired.  Terrible loss.

 

 

 

31.          Los Angeles Rams (29) – The Rams have been total crap for a month.  Today, they have found a tiny amount of offense and have scored more points here than they scored in the last 3 or 4 weeks combined.  They have also found some D.  They aren’t allowing their customary 50 burger.  It was going to be a Ram win but then the Ram D made its appearance.  They somehow just folded up and let in 2 scores in a matter of seconds.  Then the O tossed a pick and it seemed over.  Then the interim head coach called 3 time outs on Kneel downs and forced time to expire on a punt.  That was about the stupidest thing I have ever seen and still the Rams lose.  What a terrible loss and pretty classless too.

 

 

 

 

32.          Chicago BEARS (31) – Really poor D for most of the first half. It was a bad pick early that hamstrung the BEARS O.  After a while Chicago got some O going and are managing to keep their head above water here but it may be too much to ask for the BEARS D to keep Washington off the scoreboard in the 2nd half.  The BEARS D let in 40 again and they had FIVE picks.  Talk about the Gold in a silver and gold Christmas.  What a loss.  The BEARS all deserve coal in their stockings.

 

There you have it, as always I would love it if someone just reads all the way through my ramblings and also will accept money, preferably tens and twenties!  Any thoughts, comments, arguments or agreements are always welcome!

 

MR N The BEARS Fan

Mr. N’s #NFL Week 15 Power Poll #Rankings #PowerPoll


NFL Power Rankings

 

1.            New England Patriots (1) – The Pats have been in control from the start here.  They haven’t been able to throw much but the running game has been effective and consistent.  Couple that with pretty good D that has handled the Broncos and that is a great recipe for a win.  The Pats get a measure of revenge and win this game handily in Denver.

 

 

 

2.            Dallas Cowboys (3) – The Cowboys found their legs on O and D finally.  The Bucs were a tough challenge but Dak and Zeke could not be stopped.  The D did the job when it had to and the Cowboys have righted a slightly sinking ship.  Can they win out now is the question.  A good win.

 

 

 

3.            Pittsburgh Steelers (5) – The Steelers are being manhandled by a lesser opponent and look terrible.  They better find a half time speech or they are pissing away their advantage in the playoff race.  Tomlin must have a Master’s at halftime speeches.  He instilled some fire and boy that Steeler D came alive.  They took over the game and the Steeler O got ii done and they won.  Nicely done.

 

 

 

4.            Oakland Raiders (6) – The Raiders started out their traditional slow method.  Their D let in a long TD and then Carr and the boys had issues getting it going.  This went on and on.  They finally got 3 and then got an incredible TD *the review got it RIGHT* and they tied it.  They then fell behind again and it got dicey for their fans and their stomachs!  Well never fear the cardiac Silver and Black knew what to do.  They couldn’t punch it in but they tied it and then they kicked another FG and the Raider D sealed it!  The Raiders are in the playoffs for the first time in 14 years!  Way to go Oakland!  Superb heart stopping win!

 

 

 

 

5.            New York Giants (8) – The Giants have brought the D in the first half and are ahead in a big battle in the swamps of Jersey.  The Giants didn’t score much but they didn’t need much with that D.  They scored early and scored late and shut down the Lions.  An excellent win and the G-men are well in control of a wild card and still have a shot at the NFC East.  Great win.

 

 

 

6.            Atlanta Falcons (9) – The highest scoring offense in the NFL got a chance to play SF today.  Let’s see how many ways Atlanta could score.  Freeman over and over and over.  Tons of yards tossed by Ryan and TDs there too.  The Falcons put this game to bed early and then just piled it on.  A nice win and keeps them in control in their battle with Tampa.

 

 

 

 

7.            Baltimore Ravens (10) – The Ravens are getting all they can handle from the Eagles.  Sometimes the Eagles are playing like crap but Baltimore matches it, crap for crap.  They need to tighten it up and cut out the golden turnovers or they could lose this game.  The Ravens put up a nice lead and then fell to prevent and held on for their dear life.  They nearly blew the game but were gifted a win by Philly.  This team is still alive but still not very good.

 

 

 

8.            Houston Texans (11) – The Texans have had about as bad a start as possible.  Osweiler did his best Matt Schaub impersonation but he doesn’t toss pick sixes just picks.  He was booed out of a starting job and now Houston has gone Savage.  They are getting pasted by the Jags…yes, the Jags.  The Texans showed more heart than usual and Savage showed WAY more ability than Brock and they battled all the way back and won this game.  This gawdwaful team still leads their division but now must win out to clinch.  They seem to have a QB so they are a little more dangerous.

 

 

 

 

9.            Tennessee Titans (17) – The Titans fell behind fast and are working from behind and will need to step up their D to have a shot in this tough road game.  The Titans fell behind but never quit.  They played better D in the 2nd half and the O was determined and kept picking away at the deficit.  They brought it within 1 and went for 2 *what a pile of Mularkey that call was* and failed.  All seemed lost but they got one more shot and won with a FG.  Superb win and 2 more wins and they are in!

 

 

 

 

10.          Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7) – The Bucs had their playoff hopes in their hands to start and couldn’t slay this demon.  The Cowboys were just too much for the hard-playing Bucs and now they need to find another way to the playoffs.  Lucky for them other teams in the NFC don’t seem too keen on the wild card either.

 

 

 

 

11.          New Orleans Saints (16) – The Saints are who we know they are.  There D is an afterthought.  They can let in scores with the best of them.  However, when Brees is on his game, they can score and score too.  Brees has tossed tons of TDs and they have run for TDs and they outscored and crushed the Cards.  A fun shootout win for the Saints.

 

 

 

12.          Miami Dolphins (13) – The Fish made mincemeat out of the hapless Jets.  Everything they did on O and D worked.  It seemed like they were never challenged but that is only because their opposition never tried.  A superb win that keeps them well alive in the volatile AFC Wild Card race. 

 

 

 

13.          Kansas City Chiefs (2) – The Chiefs have shown excellent O and good D and are giving Tennessee everything they can deal with.  They have a lead and this is quite a battle so far.  The Chiefs pulled ahead but then their QB gave up a golden turnover and the D couldn’t seal the deal.  They were slowly caught and in the end, they couldn’t make the stop and down they went.  A huge loss that opens up the West for Oakland again.

 

 

 

 

14.          Detroit Lions (4) – The classic second half team is writing that script again.  They can’t get it going in the first half and need to make a late surge.  The Lions tried but they never were able to find any rhythm.  The pass rush of the Giants just disrupted Stafford and he never found an answer.  The D played pretty good but allowed 2 TDs too many.  The late 4th Quarter Golden turnover ended it.  What a bad loss as now they have opened the door for Green Bay and Detroit may not even make the playoffs now.

 

 

 

 

15.          Washington Redskins (12) – The Redskins got a gift from Dallas and were in control of their playoff destiny.  Just win out and they were in.  So, what did they do? They went out and laid the biggest egg anyone has seen outside of an ostrich nest.  What a terrible effort.  They were destroyed by a Panther team with nothing to play for.  Now they have to battle to make the playoffs and that was just embarrassing.

 

 

 

 

16.          Cincinnati Bengals (14) – A bad Bengal team is outplaying the Steelers and have the game in control in the first half.  The Bengals were flattened in the second half.  They fell into self-defeating ways and gave up a lead and lost in ugly fashion.  Kiss them formally goodbye.  They are done with this loss.

 

 

 

17.          Seattle Seahawks (19) – The Seahawks came in with the standard game plan, walk on the field and beat the Rams.  They did and they did.  It was over practically before the game started.  Within a short period, the Rams were down and never had a shot.  A pretty good win over a bad, bad team.  Note the cheap head shot by Sherman was vicious and he is a punk and should be suspended.

 

 

 

18.          Buffalo Bills (20) – The Bills took a while to get their mind on the game but now are comfortably blowing away the hapless Browns.  The Bills never looked back.  They ran, they ran with authority and played some decent d and won this game going away.  A win for Buffalo.  It won’t matter how many they win if the Bills fire Ryan as they will be destroying all the progress they are making.  Don’t DO IT Buffalo.  Give him some time!

 

 

 

 

19.          Green Bay Packers (22) – The Packers have been able to over match all the BEARS could do BUT they actually fell behind in the first half.  It is too much to hope that Green Bay can lose this game but I have hope.  The Packers got the offense going and put the game well ahead.  They are letting in a lot of prevent scores so the game is getting close.  The Packers didn’t let anything stop them and used the last-minute left to put together a game winning drive.  They will likely win the division now barring Detroit pulling their head out of their ass.

 

 

 

20.          Carolina Panthers (25) – The Panthers played a solid game for 60 minutes and took down a team battling for playoffs.  Caaaaaam was good and brutally hit with no calls.  A solid albeit meaningless win for a team that really understands that they need a shutdown cornerback to be good.

 

 

 

 

21.          Indianapolis Colts (26) – A bad Colt team is playing a great game.  Solid D, good O and everything they are doing is turning out gold.  Up by 24 they have this well in hand.  The Colts are going to be in the unique position after this win of being possibly first in their division and still being a TERRIBLE Football team.  A surprise blow out win.

 

 

 

 

22.          Denver Broncos (18) – The Broncos have struggled with scoring for weeks and weeks.  That struggle has continued today.  They just can’t move the ball and their BEYOND UBER VAUNTED D has been pushed around by Pat running backs.  With no O, they had no shot and down goes the Broncos and I can happily note they are OUT of the wild card spots in the AFC!!!!

 

 

 

 

23.          Minnesota Vikings (21) – The Vikings needed to win out and get help to make the playoffs.  They got AP the child beater back too.  They are playing a bad Colt team.  The upshot?  HORRIBLE effort and they are down by 24 bloody points at the half.  What the hell is going on here?  The Vikes evidently didn’t like the uncertainty of being alive with help for the playoffs so they have taken that out of the conversation. The Vikings, destroyed by Indy are dead in the water.  Well done.  What an embarrassing loss.

 

 

 

 

24.          San Diego Chargers (23) – The team with heart gave their all again today.  They kept in the lead or tied for most of the match.  The O had only a couple of good drives but the D was resplendent with superb effort on pass defense and rush.  If not for a critical late game red zone turnover they might have stolen this win.  As it was they lost another close one.  Good, losing effort.

 

 

 

 

25.          Arizona Cardinals (15) – The Cards have become a schitzo team on D.  Last week the D looked so strong and helped them dominate.  Today they have been fed a 40 burger and still look like they would like to eat a 50 burger.  The Card O has been good but in a shootout, you have to match TD for TD and they didn’t ergo they lose.  FYI everyone, if the Card hadn’t hit Brees with his HELMET, there wouldn’t have been a flag.  A bad loss and can we finally say this team is done????

 

 

 

 

26.          New York Jets (24) – OMG that was an awful effort part 2.  They seem to really want their head coach fired.  Poor Petty was like a man alone out there.  As Joe Namath said, the way the Jets O line plays, no one should play QB in week 16.  They were terrible and got hung, drawn and quartered.  Another pitiful effort which questions if any of the quitters on this team have heart.

 

 

 

 

27.          Jacksonville Jaguars (31) – Great play by the Jag D and with multiple picks and pressures they have gotten their best first half performance of the year.  If they can keep it up they might even win a game.  The Jaguars played super D and got up to a nice lead but…. being a young team not used to winning they didn’t know how to hold on.  They slowly saw the lead disappear and they fell behind and with one last shot missed.  Another loss but they tried hard today.

 

 

 

28.          Philadelphia Eagles (28) – The refs called a penalty on the ‘wide guy’ playing for Philly.  Is it appropriate to make fun of a receivers’ weight?  The Eagles have made terrible mistakes but are still in this game.  The Eagles D let in a few and they found themselves down but not out.  Wentz gave his all and even when it seemed all was lost he drove for one more score and brought them to within the extra point for a tie.  So, what did they do? Go for 2 and lost.  You can almost spell stupid using the letters in Philadelphia Eagles – you just need a U and that U is their coach.  Terrible loss.

 

 

 

 

29.          Los Angeles Rams (29) – One can only hope that time will eventually create some talent on this team.  When they got rid of the vets on the D it was over.  On this day, the O could do nothing and the D could stop nothing and they lost.  It was ugly but that is the last month of Ram football.

 

 

 

30.          San Francisco 49ers (30) – SF can be given some credit for kinda trying here but that only goes so far.  The Niner D never had any effect on Atlanta and were scorched by run and pass.  Just a fine pasting and if not for the deplorable play of one team or two others today, this team would drop.  Consider getting pasted their lucky day as Cleveland and CHICAGO are worse. 

 

 

 

31.          Chicago BEARS (27) – Some terrible D by Chicago and some flat O have combined with some ok D and some decent O and the Bears had a short lead for a bit.  Can they keep it close? Highly doubtful.  The BEARS fell well behind fast and couldn’t stop the Packer run.  Late in the 4th they have scored a lot on prevent and have it close for a moment.  Only the stupid BEARS D or lack thereof, allow a 60-yard pass to Jordy Nelson and then lose.  Ridiculous. They had a shot to beat the Packers.  I am ashamed.

 

 

 

 

32.          Cleveland Browns (32) – Cleveland looked for about 10 minutes like they were going to compete but no.  They were tied and now are buried and unlikely to get anything outside of a late garbage time score here.  The Browns had a good ten minutes.  They never had a chance in the other 50.  They are so close to 0-16 that everyone in Cleveland can smell it.  Another loss.

 

 

 

 

 

There you have it, as always I would love it if someone just reads all the way through my ramblings and also will accept money, preferably tens and twenties!  Any thoughts, comments, arguments or agreements are always welcome!

 

Mr. N The BEARS Fan