It seems the Super Bowl Champion New York Football Giants will be messing with my blood pressure again this year. After a dismal start, Big Blue came storming back...and then stumbled...and then came back...and then stumbled...before finally coming away with a much-needed victory over Tampa Bay. Elite Eli overcame a crappy first half with an awesome second half, and one of my favorite Giants, Victor Cruz, redeemed himself after a drop-filled first game while mourning the loss of his grandmother — storybook stuff right there.
As for the Bucs’ BS cheap shot at the end of the game: Totally uncalled for and unsportsmanlike.
With so many weird outcomes, like the Patsies and Cowgirls losing and Indy and Miami winning, our pickers’ results were all over the place. The ultimate Dolfan, Randy LaFountain, led the way with a strong 12-4 week. From there it was a little bit of everything; some people had good weeks, others, not so much. Patrick Allen picked up a game on Chris Fink creating a tie at the top.
I must say I’m not a big fan of having Thursday night games all season this year. I preferred when they started up in November. It doesn’t leave enough time to come down from the weekend football buzz. Still, since the Champs play Thursday, I’ll be watching. It’s going to be another tough test going to Carolina, but the Jints will use the momentum from their record-breaking second half Sunday to put up some more big numbers.
I’m having some difficulty picking a few games this week: Not knowing which Dallas team will show up in Texas, I’m not sure they can beat the Bucs. I also can’t see New Orleans going 0-3 at home to Kansas City, but the Saints are not the same team this year. Baltimore is beat up, but the Patsies O-line might get the Golden Boy killed; and it seems you can’t count Seattle out at home against anybody, even Green Bay.