Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Monday Night Footballl
Philadelphia Eagles 59 @ Washington Redskins 28: Well, at least I got one pick nailed down tight this week. The Eagles absolutely creamed the Redskins, putting up four TDs in the first quarter and another in the early stages of the second before the Redskins even seemed to wake up. Michael Vick dominated the show. 20/28 for 333 yards and 4 TDs, plus another 80 yards and 2 TDs on 8 rushes. Tack on an eleven carry, 109 yard and 1 TD performance from running back Jerome Harrison and it's all over. The Redskins tried to fight back. Donovan McNabb went 17/31 for 295 yards, 2 TDs and 3 INTs. RB Kelland Williams managed to put up 89 yards and 2 TDs off 16 carries (Williams also caught one of McNabbs two TD passes). But it was all too little, too late. The Redskins struggles on third down (0/10) didn't help either. Vick though was the master puppeteer of this one, pulling all the strings and making everyone dance to his tune. He combined superb speed & agility to dance past tacklers when he scrambled. Through the air he showed poise, accuracy and a cannon of an arm. It was -- quite simply -- the most awesome display of individual brilliance I've ever seen on a football field. Makes you wonder what could have been really, when you think back to March/April time that the Eagles were looking to trade Vick for a mere 2nd round pick. Like I said here and here, I would have taken the bait on Vick and right now I'd be laughing. Heartily. So, picks. You don't really want to see them do you? You don't want to see how I got on? Oh well, here we are: 5-9. Five and bloody nine! That takes me back to a season tally of.... 72-72. Dead perfect, middle of the pack. Ah, at least it's easy to remember. Now before I disappear for the moment, just time to point you in the direction of an article on NFL.com by Michael Lombardi. But shock, horror, it's not a bad one. I actually really enjoyed this article, which means either Michael Lombardi has been supplanted by a ghost writer or he just genuinely is a lot better when he writes articles from the perspective of a former executive talking as if he were still an executive, as opposed to trying to be a broadcast journalist. Let it not be said that I don't give credit where it's due. Have a great day everyone.