Sup boys, it is Skol, here with your Sunday Slate.
This is one of those slates where you got rewarded for staying on your couch all day. The early slates were weak, I won’t lie, but the 4:00 games were unreal.
I almost hate to let you know what happened in the 4:00 games, since I earned them and you didn’t, but that is just the nature of the blogging business.
Hop on, and lets go.
The Morning Slate – From Across the Pond
Vikings 33 – Browns 16
As much as I love the early games from across the pond, it fucking sucks when your team actually plays in London. It is tough to get up for a 9:30am game vs the Browns in London, and that showed, as the Browns led this one at half. However, the Vikings offense figured it out and their D continues to prove to be the best in the NFL. My Skoldiers sit at 6-2 heading into the bye week. Teddy back soon. Life is good.
The 1:00 Slate
Bills 34 – Raiders 14
This is just weird, as the Bills are now 5-2 and the Raiders are now 3-5. Just as we all expected. The Bills run the ball and play defense. That is how you win in the NFL. I don’t care how many yards Derrick “bum” Carr throws for. You run the ball and play defense, you win football games. Just look at the Vikings. Anyways, the Bills got a huge game from Shady McCoy and picked off Carr 2 times. Big win for the Bills, who are firmly in the thick of things in the AFC.
Bengals 24 – Colts 23
As you know, the GSJ supports Jaccoby Brissett. He is our guy. We love him. So this one hurts. Here is the pick 6 that Brissett threw in the 4th Quarter, basically giving the Bengals the game.
Bengals now sit at 3-4 and look to gain any sort of consistency.
Patriots 21 – Chargers 13
I love Phil Rivers and love when Phil is working against the clock, it is football heaven. This Sunday was no different than any other Sunday. Phil had a chance, but his last second 30 yard Hail Mary simply did not make it to the endzone. Classic. Patriots have not been pretty, but they continue to win games, and now sit at 6-2, and their defense seems to be getting better and better each week. Scary.
Saints 20 – Bears 12
Bears D has looked very good, and Trubisky looks like he could develope into a nice QB, but they simply do not have the weapons to consistently win games yet. The Saints have won 5 straight and, surprisingly, it has been because of their defense. Here is likely DROY clinching the game yesterday.
Falcons 25 – Jets 20
It wasn’t pretty, but the Falcons are able to squeak out a win vs the Josh McCown led Jets. I honestly have no idea what to write about for the Falcons. Have no idea if they are good or not, but their two headed RB in Coleman and Freeman can be very effective. As for the Jets, who are now 3-5, I know they are bad. We all knew they were bad. So that is that.
Eagles 33 – the 9ers 10
Sources are telling me that Jay Ajayi has been traded to the Eagles for a 4th round pick. This is breaking news and I, Skol, am the first to report it. In this one, the Eagles proved that they can win even if Wentz isn’t playing at an MVP level. The OL looked shaky without Peters, but the defense stepped up with two interceptions, including this pick 6.
Panthers 17 – Buccaneers 3
Not much to say for Cam, as he only completed 18/32 for 150, a TD, and a pick. However, the defense in Carolina was able to step up and shut the Bucs down. Winston threw 2 INTs and the Bucs look like the biggest bust that Hard Knocks has ever produced. Classic.
The 4:00 Slate
Seahawks 41 – Texans 38: The Gatorade Game of the Week
This was the game of the year, by far. I am not going to go through every single scoring play because, like I said, you have to earn that. Deshaun Watson had an unbelievable game in Seattle. The 12s were out, but this rookie has proved that he is the real deal, and him and Billy O’Brien seem to have a bright future together. The Texans probably had the most real moral victory in the history of football in this one. What a showing from Deshaun Watson. As for Seattle, Russell Wilson continues to quietly be a top 5 QB in this generation. He just answered and answered all day long. Here is the game winner to Jimmy Graham.
Cowboys 33 – R Words 19
Breaking News: Ezekiel Elliot’s suspension has been upheld. I, Skol, am the first to report this news. Zeke got to play in this one, though, and he put up 150 and 2TDs. It was simply too much for the banged up R-Words to keep up with. Dak didn’t wow, but he protected the ball and let his horses eat. The boys are back on track with 2 straight dubs, and look to close the gap on the Eagles division lead.
The Night Slate
Pittsburgh 20 – Detroit 15
I think it is safe to say that JuJu Smith Schuster is the most electric player in the NFL. The Steelers seem to be playing well, as they just continually feed their playmakers. JuJu had 7 catches, Bell had 25 carries, and AB had 5 catches. When this Steelers offense is clicking, they are a tough team to beat. That is clear here because Stafford threw for 423 yards, but could not find the endzone all night. Bend don’t break strategy works for the Steelers defense here and they now sit at 6-2. Lions are now at 3-4 and clearly on the outside looking in in the NFC North race.