Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Blogging the NFL – Week 8

Game of the WeekIndianapolis Colts at Denver Broncos – Denver is rolling on defense allowing just over a touchdown per game (7.3ppg) but will face a strong threat in Peyton Manning and the Colts. Indy has the league’s second ranked passing attack (261.8ypg) and is fourth in the league in scoring (28.5ppg).

I’ll go with the Colts in a game that should make for some great television.

Game Not Worth WatchingArizona Cardinals at Green Bay Packers – The Cards are 0-3 on the road and the Pack are 0-3 at home. Something’s got to give! Too bad that only the states of Arizona and Wisconsin will be in front of their televisions to witness it.

None the less, I’ll take Favre and the Pack to win their second in a row after beating my Dolphins last weekend.

Worst team in the NFL?
Speaking of my Dolphins, are they the worst team in the NFL? They certainly are a candidate at 1-6 with losses to Buffalo, Houston and Green Bay. They no doubt are the most disappointing team in the NFL!

NFL Goes Global
America's most popular professional sports league will make a major play to increase its appeal to fans outside of the United States beginning next season. A plan approved by league owners on Tuesday will make regular season games kicking off on foreign soil annual events.

The Plan is to start with one international game next season in Canada, Mexico, England or Germany, but I’m not in favor of it. I am in favor of rewarding fans for their faithfulness not punishing them. The international game should go to the two teams with the worst average home attendance for this season. If their fans don’t like it then they can attend more games to make sure it doesn’t happen again.

It won’t matter to the international site. There were over 103,000 people in Mexico City last season to see the 49ers and Cardinals play.

Romo Time
Tony Romo will become the ninth quarterback to start for the Dallas Cowboys since Troy Aikman retired after the 2001 season. Some feel that Bill Parcells had no choice others feel that the bad blood between Bledsoe and Owens was spilling onto the field. I feel that the Cowboys play-off hopes just ended.

Coaches on the “Hot Seat”
Nick Saban, Miami – The Dolphins coach is not in danger of losing his job this season but people are starting to complain. This definitely isn’t what the fans thought they were getting.

Romeo Crennel, Cleveland – Crennel is in the same boat as Saban. He will have to produce a winner next season to get the critics to back off.

Jeff Fisher, Tennessee – Fisher is actually a good coach caught in a bad situation with and over controlling owner.

Joe Gibbs, Washington – The legendary coach just isn’t getting it done in his second stint in the nation’s capital. Unless things turn around this season Gibbs may be forced back into retirement.

Week Eight Winners
Arizona/Green Bay – Packers
Atlanta/Cincinnati – Falcons
Baltimore/New Orleans – Saints
Houston/Tennessee – Titans
Jacksonville/Philadelphia – Eagles
Seattle/Kansas City – Chiefs
San Francisco/Chicago – Bears
Tampa Bay/NY Giants – Giants
St. Louis/San Diego – Chargers
Indianapolis/Denver – Colts
NY Jets/Cleveland – Jets
Pittsburgh/Oakland – Steelers
Dallas/Carolina – Panthers
New England/Minnesota – Patriots

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