Thursday, September 20, 2007
Resurging Brett Favre
Week number two in the NFL had something for everyone. There were bushels of excitement and some nailbiters. Just five teams made their betting lines.
Perhaps the game with the highest anticipation was the contest between the Titans and the Colts. The Titans were seven points under the Colts on the line chart and almost pulled off an upset. But the Colts escaped with a 22-20 victory.
The battle for Ohio at Cleveland chased the record for the highest scoring game in NFL history. The Bengals had been placed at six points above the Browns. It ended up just the reverse. The 96 points total saw the Browns taking the lion’s share of 51. The Bengals had won in week one and Cleveland had lost.
While big brother Peyton was taking care of business and Vince Young, little brother Eli and the Giants were having all kinds of problems with a resurging Brett Favre and the Packers. The Pack got rid of the one-point line stigma and bounced the Giants 35-13. And what about Brett becoming the winningest starting QB in NFL history? Not bad for a former Golden Eagle, hunh?
The week was not without controversy with scandalous overtones. The New England Patriots, a team which most have ordained to add to their list of rings, were accused of spying on the New York Jets during their game the previous week. The NFL commissioner, Roger Goodell was furious. He threw the yellow flag hard at the Pats, slapping Bill Belichick with a half million dollar fine and the Pats’ organization with another quarter million. In addition, should the Pats make the championship game, they forfeit a draft choice. The commish also indicated in an interview that other sanctions could be forthcoming if other allegations prove true.
The San Diego Chargers probably wished the incident had occurred later. New England seemed to have played with concrete determination. They were trampled by the Pats 38-14.
And what can be said about my Kansas City Chiefs? What is the old saw? Too many Chiefs and not enough...., whatever.
I have to apologize to the Chiefs. There was a temporary lapse in loyalty while I watched Tiger pick up ten million iron men in the PGA Champions Tour.
Think we could get Mr. Woods to trade his nine iron for a Chiefs’ uniform?
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