Sports is at a great moment in the year right now. Football takes over the weekend, playoff baseball is very exciting to watch, and basketball is right around the corner. Yeah hockey is too. With all the sports happening, I decided to start this blog to talk about the entertainment and intensity of the sports world. First off, everything you need to know about the NFL from week 5.
Panthers 31 (-3)
Panthers covered home behind Mr. Cam Newton. Robbie Gould missed a 35 yard field goal at the end of the first half. I was hitting it from 45 at the field the other day, come on Robbie. Fantasy impacts come from Forte and Alshon each with TD’s and Greg Olsen with 2.
Browns 29 (-1)
These are the games you just give a golf clap to Vegas for. Two shitty teams and they get it perfect. Browns come back from 25 down to win. If you had anyone starting in fantasy on either of these teams, you should reevaluate your team. Ben Tate did come back from injury this week with 123 rushing yards. Good sign.
Eagles 34 (-6)
*golf clap* Eagles 4-1. Go Birds. Fantasy impact from the Eagles Defense who had 2 Tds off of 3 fumble recoveries and 4 sacks.
Giants 30 (-4)
Another win for the NFC East. G-men cover easily at home. The offense has looked like its fixed the problems it had in the first two games. Andre Williams and Odell Beckham both looked solid. There are happy Giants fans this week as the G-men are on a three game win streak. Falcons 0-3 on the road absolute losers. Fantasy impacts from Julio Jones (11 rec, 102 yds) and Eli who had an efficient day with No picks wow!
Saints 37 (-11)
This game went into OT. 11 points is too much to be giving in any division matchup. Bucks cover on the road. Saints are not looking good at all this year. Jimmy Graham left the game early as well. Brees threw the ball 57 times and threw 3 picks. Both these teams will not be in the playoff race this year. Fantasy impacts from Vjax who finally showed up this week with 144 yards receiving and the Pierre Thomas/Khiry Rhobinson duo both with touchdowns.
Cowboys 20 (-6)
Another overtime game this week and another win for the NFC East. The Battle of Texas was closer then you think. Texans cover on the road. Two fumbles from Dallas and Arian Foster made this a game. Demarco Murray is no fluke with another 100 yard rushing game. Dallas is winning with running the football so far this year.
Lions 14 (-6)
Lions were not even a touchdown favorite that was really sketchy. The Kyle Orton led Bills pull off the upset on the road. They are now 3-2 and 2-1 on the road. Megatron left after his first catch of the game, but walked off on his own power. Sammy Watkins looks like the real deal and had an insane catch at the end of the game (87 rec yds). Golden Tate with 8 rec, 134 yds, 1 TD line in the absence of Calvin.
Colts 20 (-3)
Colts cover at home in a game in which Andrew Luck threw the ball 49 times. This was mostly a defensive battle. Luck said after the game, “you expect things not go as expected against the Ravens. If we have expectations then we would expect to lose in the game.” I could have said that better and I didn’t go to Stanford. Props to him though on a 13 yard rushing touchdown today. The man knows how to win and yes he will most likely stop for dessert after this one. No standout fantasy performances.
Steelers 17 (-7)
Steelers barely cover on the road. Blake Bortles looked like a headless chicken out on the field. He had no control over the game. Another defensive battle. Shoutout to Allen Robinson who had another solid game at 57 rec yards and 5 catches. I think I saw the terrible towel make its way to the pool area in Everbank Stadium in Jacksonville. At least the fans can chill by the pool area when their team doesn’t put the ball in the endzone. No standout fantasy performances.
Chargers 31 (-7)
Chargers cover easily at home. I don’t think I’ve ever seen the Jets play well in the west coast. Chargers have someone wearing #43 but its not Darren Sproles. Some guy named Brendon Oliver had 186 all purpose yards and 2 TD’s. Everyone pick this man up. Jets actually went to Vick today for the second half after Geno sucking more in the first half. Neither could get anything done. Maybe we should go with Matt Simms. Antonio Gates has resurrected from the dead with 2 TDs. Jets look forward to easy matchups against Peyton Manning and Tom Brady in the next two weeks.
Broncos 41 (-8.5)
Broncos cover easily at home. Classic Peyton win with 479 yards passing. Record breaking days for both Peyton and Demariyus Thomas. Peyton is now only the 2nd QB in history with 500 TD passes (Brett Favre is the other). Demariyus broke the single game receiving yards record (226 yds) for a Broncos organization who has seen a lot of good receivers. Great games from all the Broncos receivers and Andre Ellington with a TD and 136 all purpose yards for the Cardinals.
49ers 22 (-6)
Chiefs keep this one close and cover on the road in San Francisco. Alex Smith and Colin Kapernick both did not have good games. San Fran D came up big in the 4th quarter. Phil Dawson hits two field goals with under 8 minutes to play to win it. Shoutout to Stevie Johnson whose 1 catch today was a 9 yard TD catch. Travis Kelce with another TD today and Frank Gore had a solid 107 yards rushing.
Sunday Night Game
Bengals 17 (-3)
Tom Brady was a home underdog for the first time ever I think. The Pats looked terrible Monday night last week against the Chiefs and rebound in this one. The running game was established early and Brady was finding his receivers. Gronk had 100 yards and a TD. Stevan Ridley with 113 rushing yards and a TD. AJ Green and Mohammed Sanu both with TD’s for the Bengals. Tom still can’t find anyone to give him a high five after the win though.