It has been a long few days for me since Sunday morning. I was so hyped up and excited for the Kansas City Chiefs game this weekend I could hardly contain myself. And as Sebastian Janikowski lined up the game winner, I was absolutely drained. I am still recovering from that deflating loss, so forgive me if this post is a little…well…angrier than my usual.
Learn to Capitalize:
Can this team ever learn to capitalize on another teams mistakes? I know we have plenty of points off turnovers this season, but it seems that we have a problem with shutting the door when other teams pull their foot out. Last week against the Oakland Raiders, the Chiefs had multiple opportunities to win that game, but couldn’t seem to take advantage of those. When you are on the road in the NFL, you cannot afford to give out second, third, fourth, eighteenth chances. If the Denver Broncos give the Chiefs an opportunity to put them out, they better utilize it.
I know we seem to hash on this subject constantly, but with constant discussion comes constant interest. People aren’t just talking about Jamaal Charles‘ lack of carries because they have nothing better to do; IT’S BECAUSE WE HAVE A SERIOUS PROBLEM! I was a Charlie Weis believer at first, but I am quickly jumping off the bandwagon. I have no idea why we continue to run Thomas Jones when it is OBVIOUS that he isn’t having a good game. Now granted, Jamaal wasn’t exactly torching the D either, but who has a better chance of busting a huge run? If your answer is Jones, now is the time to exit this page.
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We as fans quickly went from talks of potential Defensive Player of the Year for Brandon Flowers to what happened to our Pass D at the end of that game. Flowers, arguably our best defensive player and one of the best in the league, had a chance to end the game with an interception in regulation, and then followed that up by getting SMOKED by a ROOKIE to set up the game *losing* field goal. The Raiders aren’t exactly known for their potent passing attack and they torched us when it mattered most. The Denver Broncos, however, are known for an explosive passing offense. The secondary faces a tough test this week, and needs to prove that they can anchor this defense.
What to Watch for: Across the NFL
The Steelers dominated 48 minutes of Monday Night Football, and then preceded to almost blow the game to the struggling Cincinnati Bengals (costing my fantasy team a victory I might add). They look to continue their winning ways, but solidify the defense in a primetime showdown with the New England Patriots. The Patriots are coming off of a blowout in Cleveland. Oh, I forgot to mention that they were the team that was blown out. The Patriots look to rebound against the terrible towels it what appears to be the matchup of the week.
Prediction: Patriots 13 Steelers 24
Honorable Mention: Philadelphia @ Washington, Dallas @ New York (Giants)