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You clicked on this post expecting snarky jokes and satirical analysis but instead *GASP* actual power rankings within the power rankings!?!
I promise not to make a habit of this but since we’re more and a third of the way through the season I figured a quick status check might be helpful…
Too Bad At Coaching and Also Executing:
24. Washington Football Team
If you were going to skip a Sunday of football watching in favor of a family-friendly activity then Week 7 was a perfect choice. With blowouts galore, the average margin of victory in the 10 afternoon games was over 20 points. The only closely contested matchup was between the Dolphins and Falcons, a game that was so bad I can’t even think of a word for it…
Imagine for a second that inter-dimensional communication was possible, and you could call up the version of yourself that was living 10 years ago. 2011 You is smart and wants to place some futures bets, so they ask you what just happened in the NFL. “Well,” you say, “Tom Brady just became the first player to throw for 600 touchdowns!”
2011 You is confused…”But, wait, that would mean he would need to average over 30 TD passes a season and play until he was 44 fucking years old!”
“How is that possible!?!”
“Vegetables, water, and a lot of stretching.”
“THAT’S IT!?! No steroids?”
(Changing the subject) “And get this, the guy who caught the 600th touchdown tossed the ball into the stands. That ball could be worth half a million dollars and he just gave it back to the equipment manager!”
“Wow, what a dumbass!”
“Yeah, it’s cool though because Brady gave the guy a bitcoin.”
The Patriots have outscored the Jets 79-19 in two games this season. This is not an accident; this is personal; and this isn’t new. Over the last five seasons, the Pats are averaging 31.5 PPG against the Jets, and only a couple of those games were close. Obama still had a year left in office the last time the Jets were on the winning side of this “rivalry.” The grass is green, the sky is blue, and Bill Belichick really doesn’t like the New York Jets.
It appears to be a popular narrative that the Chiefs are toast. Done. Finis. I get that they just suffered a historically bad loss to the Titans where they failed to score a touchdown, but lets pump the brakes. Coming into Sunday, KC still had one of the best offenses in the league, and if it weren’t for a few poorly-timed turnovers they would be in 1st place. Rule No. 48 in my gambling playbook is to zig when everyone else zags… but as soon as the public starts to zig is PRECISELY when you should zag. Write that down. Chiefs -10 on Monday night in Arrowhead.
Ho-hum. Another week another win. Kliff Kingsbury’s squad dominated the Texans and remain the only undefeated team in the league. They should have a tougher test this Thursday when Aaron Rodgers and the Packers come to town, but it looks like most of Green Bay’s receivers are in COVID protocol. 8-0 here they come.
Can a player win the MVP award based solely on how poorly their team does when they don’t play?
Due to the aforementioned bye weeks and a rash of injuries, fantasy owners were scrambling for warm bodies on Sunday. If you stumbled upon the struggling Dolphins’ QB and inserted him into your lineup you lucked out. Tua ended up with an ugly 291 passing yards and 4 TDs to lead all scorers in Week 7. Now you may cut him.
A week off was exactly what the mob needed in order to regroup after a tough loss to the Titans. Back from a brief vacation they have returned north to face a Dolphins team that can’t stop anybody. Buffalo by a million.
Also Receiving Votes: Danny Dimes, Derrick Henry, Jeaux Burrow, Mac Jones, The Jon Gruden Detox, My Bookie and Whoever Starts For The Browns At Running Back.