I only really saw 5 games this weekend... plus my fantasy team lost again... so i'll only really be commenting on those games.Cowboys/Rams
After a slow first half, Romo the Magnificent struck in the second half. He was simply masterful again. Of course the Rams are awful on both sides of the ball. The defense is very weak. The offensive line is offensive. Marc Bulger is playing in pain and Stephen Jackson is out hurt. There might not be a worse team in the league right now. That still doesn't stop the fact that Romo was amazing yet again. The snap over his head that he turned into a first down, the run up the middle of the field for a touchdown, the touchdown throws to both Crayton (who I stupidly did not start... argh) and Witten, where he moved the pocket, scrambled and then found them both... simply great. I know it sounds like I'm severely stroking this kid, but excuse me if I'm excited. He is easily the best QB the Boys have had since Aikman. He changes the game anytime he is behind center, and he rarely if ever makes mistakes that cost the Cowboys the game (botched hold, which he shouldnt even have been in for as the exemption). Cowboys rolled, and looked good doing it. Greg Ellis finally back from injury and looking great. He had 1.5 sacks and will be the pass rushing force opposite Demarcus Ware that the team needed. The defense is playing quite well as well right now... this team is starting to look scary good. They should score another 35-40 points this Monday against the Bills... and then the main event October 7th against the Patriots in what could be a Super Bowl preview. Bears at the Lions
What the hell is wrong with Chicago? The offense is atrocious, the defense is injury riddled and just plain tired... they need to figure things out on both sides of the ball. Unfortunately they have division games the next few weeks and dont have the luxury of time to get healthy or fix some of the mistakes the team is making. Here's the quick fix... run the ball and control the clock. Oh wait, thats hard to do when you traded away your top back of the last 2 seasons. The offensive line has been terrible. They arent opening up any holes (plus a back like Benson with all his dancing around instead of hitting the line hard, doesnt work here... and could he hold on to the ball, the due fumbles every game), and they arent providing any protection for any QB. Grossman and Griese havent been great, but any QB would have a hard time behind that line. With all those offensive problems the defense has been exposed. They have major injuries to the defensive line and secondary. Plus with the offense not controlling the clock or scoring the defense is on the field practically the whole game. I really do feel like running the ball and slowing down the game is the answer. And if Benson isnt the answer go with Garret Wolfe. Colts/Broncos
The Colts are an efficient machine. Their offense is completely dominant. The Broncos have a good defense, but they completely outclassed by Indy. Peyton Manning is quite possibly the greatest QB to ever play the game. Never has there been a QB who manages the game the way he does. It was like watching Pete Sampras in his prime. A little boring to watch, because he made it seem so easy. Eagles vs. Giants
Both NFC East rivals of my beloved Cowboys. So it was a good way to view the competition. The Eagles looked terrible without Brian Westbrook. Their o-line did McNabb no favors. He was a sitting duck back there the whole game. This game was so boring we switched to the finale of Rock of Love (yay Jess). Osi Umenyora was an animal, such a force for the Giants. This game was awful. Giants win.Bengals/Pats
Boring game because the Patriots are so good. They are in a completely different class than the rest of the league. Getting Moss for a fourth round pick from the Raiders was absolute robbery. He catches 2 TD's a game. There number one back was out, what do they do? Start Sammy Morris and he has a career day. Patriots are insane. Plus they aren't even at full-strength yet. Seymour and Harrison return next weekend... ridiculous. They are absolutely great, and still my pick as the team to beat.Fantasy Roundup
Tom Brady: 25 fantasy points. 231 yards and 3 TDs. Just ridiculous in this offense right now.
Jason Witten: 13 fantasy points. 71 yards receiving and a TD.
Plaxico: 8 points. 24 yards receiving and 1 TD. Not a great game but not as bad as...
Thomas Jones: 5 points. No TDs 34 yards rushing and 20 yards receiving.
All in all a few hits, one mediorce, and one bust. For this week my picks are Jon Kitna versus the barely there Washington defense. TO with a bounceback game versus Buffalo. Will be on a mission to show that he is still Romo's primary weapon. Ronnie Brown versus Houston. He is on the best run of his career and will keep that up this week. Todd Heap at San Fran, should be good for at least one score. The Cowboys defense to try and pitch a shut out versus the Buffalo offense.
Till next week.