Week 8 in review

Mike’s take

Well, so much for me having  a good record of picking games.

Every time I say I feel good about picks, I end up picking the wrong team almost every time.

However, Rob did very well. So well in fact, that we are now tied.

Week 8 picks:

Mike: 1-4 (5-5 overall)

Rob: 4-1 (5-5 overall)

This week seemed to have significantly less scoring that there was in last week. The Lions won, Mike Shanahan benched his best offensive player for Rex Grossman and Randy Moss was waived.

Oh yeah, the Steelers and the Jets lost, too. Weren’t they supposed to be the best teams in the league?

Power rankings are about as useless as a wet towel, but if I had to vote on power rankings, I wouldn’t put the Ravens below two teams they beat (Jets, Steelers), as ESPN.com did.

The Raiders seem to be hitting their stride. This league is all about winning, not about how your wins look, and the Raiders are proof of that.

Finally, Peyton Manning is pretty good. In a game that was for first place in the most competitive division in the league (AFC South), Manning led to the Colts to a 30-17 victory last night. He threw for 268 yards and two touchdowns on 26 of 45 passing.

Still, Manning wasn’t the best offensive player of the week.

As for the week 8 award winners, for the first time, they are from the same game (and the same team). Go figure, they are both Detroit Lions.

Offensive Player of the Week: Calvin Johnson, WR, Detroit Lions

  • 9 receptions, 101 yards, 3 TD

Defensive Player of the Week: Ndamukong Suh, DT, Detroit Lions

  • 5 tackles (4 solo), 2 sacks, 2 tfl, 1 fumble recovery (17 yard TD)

Highlight of the Week: Blount hurdles Cardinals defender

That’s all I have for today. I’m going to go try to heal my wounds.

Rob’s take

Wow. Week 8 was a very interesting week for several different reasons.  Mostly because week 8 marks the half way point for most teams in the NFL, which means the 2010 playoff picture is starting to take shape.

First off, the Cowboys lose again, falling to 1-6 on the year, making them tied for second worst team in the NFL (the first being none other than the “No One Circles the Wagons Like The” Buffalo Bills).

The Vikings are falling apart before our very eyes while Favre takes one on the chin (literally). Minnesota also waived hall-of-famer WR Randy Moss (who they traded a 3rd round pick for). Furthermore, they let Green-Ellis rush for 112 yds and 2 TDs?

Former Baltimore Raven, Troy Smith, got his first start for San Fransisco on the other side of the pond over in England, and brought a home a win.

The “We’re For Real” Detroit Lions get a statement win over the Washington Redskins.

And finally the New York Jets were coming into the week 8 home game after a bye week at 5-1, and put up a goose egg???

Now it’s time for my weekly awards.

Offensive Player of the Week: David Garrard, QB, Jacksonville Jaguars

  • 17 of 21, 260 yards, 4 TD,  0 INT, QB rating of 157.8

Defensive Player of the Week: Aqib Talib, CB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

  • 5 solo tackles, 2 INTs, 31 yds, 1 TD

After Oregon had an upsetting loss to Boise State last year (first game of the year) RB LaGarrette Blount pulled some antics that some thought would ruin his future NFL career. After being released from the Tennessee Titans and joining the Tampa Bay Bucs, Blount was given another chance. That is why he gets my Standout Player of the Week Award.

Standout Player of the Week: LaGarrette Blount, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

  • 22 carries, 120 yards (5.5 per carry, longest run: 48 yards), 2 TD

Oh, and my “C’Mon Man” of the week goes to……(drum roll)……

RANDY MOSS!  Watch his entire interview on October 31, 2010, following the Vikings 28-18 loss to the Patriots.

Moss gets this award, for saying that he is going to interview himself, to saying he misses New England to just his overall attitude. He’s a great player, but needs to work on his image that has him nick named “The Slouch”.

So Randy, “C’Mon Man”!

Can’t wait for Week 9.

Stay tuned. Bobby.

That’s all for today. Check us out tomorrow when we update our picks for league MVP.

Thanks for reading.


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