Watch out! He smells gravy!
Of the three contests yesterday, the game decided by 25 points was the closest. Ugh. Let’s take a look.
Titans 47, Lions 10 — I’m on the West Coast, so this game started at 9:30 a.m., when my mom had first rights to the TV. Which meant I got to watch snippets of this game when the Macy’s parade went to commercial (“…And here’s a lively bunch! This is the Sioux Falls Children’s Choir dressed as snow monkeys on a float designed to replicate our the precious Amazon rainforest, sponsored by Texaco! And they’re joined by R&B sensation Chris Brown, who will sing his hit song….”). In seven-minute increments, I flipped over and the score looked like this: 0-0, 7-0, 7-3, 14-3, 21-3, 28-3, 35-3.
Chris Johnson and LenDale White each ran for 100+ yards and two scores, but that doesn’t sufficiently explain how awful the Lions the looked. Here’s how bad the blowout was: Vince Young played. That’s how little the Titans were sweating the game.
Cowboys 34, Seahawks 9 — While watching this game as a guest at another house, the host squinted at the score, saw that the Seahawks trailed, and said, “What seems to be the problem?” And I actually gave this some thought before saying, “The Cowboys are a lot better.” Any deeper analysis seems excessive.
Eagles 48, Cardinals 20 — Quarterback problems? Just play the NFC West! Donovan McNabb bounced back from his benching against Baltimore to throw four TDs, and Brian Westbrook ran for over 100 yards and scored four times (two rushing, two receiving). Supposed league MVP Kurt Warner helped Philly out with two picks early, and he finished with three interceptions to go with his three TDs.