cleveland and cincy

One thing you can say about the NFL is that… Okay, you really can’t say one thing about the NFL.

So one of the best matchups last week was supposed to be the Cleveland Browns versus the Cincinnati Bengals. Like many of these “great matchups” it didn’t turn out the way the experts had planned. The Cincinnati Bengals have been known for a solid running game and an outstanding, somewhat suffocating defense. They didn’t bring either. The Cleveland Browns really dominated this game on both sides of the ball. This game wasn’t close.

After two straight weeks of Ben Roethlisberger being near perfect, he crashed to earth with an abysmal performance against the New York Jets. Could this be the rebirth of Michael Vick?

If there’s a team that I really feel sorry for it is probably the St. Louis Rams. They are playing hard. Yet it seems that the ball just doesn’t bounce their way. The Arizona Cardinals were on the ropes. Yet, somehow the St. Louis Rams were unable to close a deal.

Probably the most exciting game of the week came from the San Francisco 49ers and the New Orleans Saints. New Orleans was down early but fought their way back. The game was tied at 24 and then overtime. Unfortunately, Drew Brees was trying to make a play and held the ball too long. He got hit from behind and the ball was recovered deep in New Orleans territory. A very weird field goal went through the uprights, giving the San Francisco 49ers their much-needed win.

If you really want to know about Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos, look at their game against the hapless Oakland Raiders. Peyton Manning threw two interceptions in the first 10 minutes of the game. Things were looking bleak. Could it be that the Denver Broncos would lose two games in a row? No, not really. 17 points in the 2nd quarter and another 21 points in the 3rd quarter buried the Oakland Raiders. It was really impressive.

5 worst teams in the NFL: Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Jets, Tennessee Titans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Oakland Raiders.

The 5 best teams in the NFL: New England Patriots, St. Louis Cardinals, Denver Broncos, Philadelphia Eagles and the Dallas Cowboys