Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Tuesday Night recap?
Minnesota Vikings 24 @ Philadelphia Eagles 14: Putting this game back was stupid as hell. I've heard all the "in the interest of public safety" blah, blah. You think people who would have gone to this game wouldn't have know about the weather? Do we really think that those people wouldn't have factored the snow into their travel arrangements? I hate this kind of thing. If people get stuck in their car overnight then that's their problem, let them deal with it. Most importantly, let them make the choice. Anyway, on to the game and another pick flushed down the toilet by a surprise result. But I have no problem with it. If there's one thing I hate it's the old "this guy/team/offense/defense is unbeatable" hyperbole. Well I think we can officially put the Eagles under mike Vick down as beatable. Vick himself did half good, half bad. 25/43 for 263 yards and a TD is good. 8 carries for 63 yards and a TD is good. An interception is bad. Two fumbles (one returned for a TD) is bad. Six sacks is bad. A third down efficiency of just 4/11 is bad. The Vikings were all good(ish) for a change. Joe Webb got his first start and went 17/26 for 195 yards. Adrian Peterson had 22 carries for 118 yards and a TD. And as mentioned, the defense came up with 6 sacks, an interception and 2 forced fumbles. The loss denies the Eagles any hope of being the number one seed in the NFC through the playoffs. But what is more worrying is the fact that yet another big NFC team is stumbling with the playoffs in sight. The Super Bowl future looks bright for the AFC. Now, in other news: -- I've already been hard at work preparing for the 2011 draft, with a number of names already beginning to populate the 2011 rookie watchlist. -- The Pro Bowl teams have been announced, or as they're otherwise known "The joke list of players who will play in that relic, sham of a game that nobody really cares about". I mean seriously, where the hell is Tamba Hali? This is why I hate the Pro Bowl, because every year we hear about players who've been to xyz amount of Pro Bowls, when we all know that a lot of those names are living off of their past performances. I'll admit that some calls for fresh players are a little extreme (Matt Cassel), but others are legitimate complaints. Can anyone tell me for example how not a single Chargers defensive player made the list, despite having the highest ranked D in the league? How are Darrelle Revis and Nnamdi Asomugha still on that list? Again, where is Tamba Hali? How is Maurice Jones-Drew ahead of Peyton Hillis and Rashard Mendehall, despite both having 11 TD's to Jones-Drews 5? How is Jacob Hester not the AFC fullback? No Rob Gronkowski at TE for the AFC? Drew Brees; 21 interceptions? Charles Woodson a starting corner for the NFC? I dunno. All I know is that I wont even bother doing a recap when it comes around. Who cares? -- There was something else I was going to bring up. Now I can't remember what it was. Shit.