Remember the offensive explosion from earlier this year? Me neither. And neither do the Rams or the Saints. Zing!
I don't have much to say this week as the week before Christmas is always a terrible time at work for me. Too busy to watch highlights! Oh no!
*While wholly out of contention for anything but the top pick overall, I feel it's my duty to mention the massive issues with the Cardinals' OL. Not only have all their starters been injured this season, half of the linemen were new to the team in 2018. When you're playing mix and match every week of the season with mostly new guys you're going to have trouble. It's the exact issue the Rams had during Goff's rookie year (and, admittedly, why they're struggling along the interior now). As a fan of Rosen's passing skills, it's tough to see him get the David Carr treatment, but hopefully they manage to bring in some more OL talent and get enough reps in together as a unit to lift both Rosen and David Johnson back up.
*I'm gonna save all my Ding Dong the Witch is Dead-ing until the Patriots lose in the playoffs followed up by an actual losing season, but what in the world was Tom Brady doing playing like Sam Darnold? Okay, he was probably trying to throw the ball out of bounds, but it looked like a pass Sam Darnold would try. Brady's been off his game more this season than ever. It might be time.
*Khalil Mack is such a force of nature he sacked Rodgers with his butt. Butt sack? He said butt. And sack!
*Fire your OC? Run the ball more? Remember you have two great WRs? All these things add up to a big win for the Vikings. Dalvin Cook looks healthy, their D is still uber talented. Watch out. Unless people begin to put more pressure on Cousins again, then the Vikings may have to fire a second OC this season.
*Speaking of firing people, it's clear that Vance Joseph may have finally given Elway a real reason to fire him by settling for a FG instead of going for it on 4th and 1. Except it turns out they've been doing stupid sh*t like that all season. I'm surprising Joseph isn't gone already, but I'm not so sure Elway has any idea what he's doing at his job. In case you weren't aware, that's a lot of people's opinion of Elway.
Let's end this thing on the highest of high notes:
*It's Week 16 of the football season and the Browns have not been mathematically eliminated from the playoffs. Granted, to make the final Wild Card slot the Colts and Titans have to tie in Week 17, but outside of that it's completely feasible!
Okay, one more:
Did you know: Nick Mullens threw for 675 yards against the Seahawks this year.
That's the most any QB has ever thrown for against Seattle in a single season. pic.twitter.com/A4fqsK7Oxn
— Football Perspective (@fbgchase) December 18, 2018
Have a great pre-holidays week!