December 13, 2010

Wonderful wintery football

by Dan Bilicki In: Football, Picks

Not to gush about the Patriots for the second week in a row, but I simply don’t understand how one team can play so well in such extreme wintery conditions like they did against the Bears in Chicago on Sunday. It seems like even in the harsh elements on the road, they play better than some teams do in a dome at home.

Well, unless you happen to be the Minnesota Vikings, because then your dome at home has wintery like conditions inside it. But seriously, I’m glad nobody was hurt in the roof’s deflation and collapse, but I’m even gladder that the fine fellows at Fox recorded the entire thing. It’s quite the spectacle and shouldn’t be missed.

As a result of the Metrodome’s poor design, Detroit will host its first Monday Night Football game in about a decade. It’s just a shame for Detroit natives that neither team playing will be the Lions. Or maybe that’s a good thing?

At least they got to see their boys in silver and blue handle the supposedly potent Green Bay Packers. Even before Aaron Rodgers was knocked out of the game, it looked like a disaster. They couldn’t run, and couldn’t pass. At least their defence was holding the anaemic Lions. But when your QB that is concussed in the second quarter still ends up as the team’s leading rusher, there are some serious issues at hand.

Finally, talk about issues and you have to talk about what happened with the Denver Broncos. What happened to getting a boost from firing you coach? Oh yeah, it turns out that only works if players aren’t responding to him and weren’t trying hard. Did the owners not see their defence hold KC to 10 points last week? Well now it’ll be hard to justify that move after being spanked by Arizona of all teams, although they needed  an astounding 5 field goals and a TD run from their kicker to rack up those 43 points.

This week: 6-8 (with NYG -2 and BAL -2.5 tonight.)
This season: 107-92-5

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