Last Sunday marked the midpoint of the NFL regular season. Every team has either eight or nine games to play, discounting playoffs. Say it ain’t so. Anyway, WEEK 8 RECAP:
- Maybe coach McMuscles isn’t the savior of the Dolphins quite yet.
- The 49ers are in full-blown melt down mode. The game against the Rams was a complete disaster. Colin Kaepernick finally pissed off the coaches enough with his poor play that he’s been pulled for Blaine Gabbert.
- The Saints and Giants decided to simply not play defense (outside one important play by the Giants) and played the third highest-scoring game in NFL history.
- The Seahawks managed to win another game, but looked utterly terrible doing so, and Ricardo Lockette suffered a horrible injury that required neck surgery.
- In fact, Sunday was a skill position player graveyard. Reggie Bush, Steve Smith, and Le’Veon Bell all were lost for the season with debilitating injuries. The Chargers suffered yet another round of injuries, including Keenan Allen, and as a whole have completely lost any hope for the season.
- The Raiders are a legit middle of the road team!
- The Browns remain the Browns.
- The Bengals, Patriots, Broncos and Panthers all remain undefeated, but the Packers have fallen.
So, things are beginning to heat up as the playoffs inch closer and games begin to have higher stakes. The league is supremely top heavy right now with a few stellar teams, a few middling teams trying to be relevant, mostly garbage teams, and then the AFC South.
Before we look into Week 9, let’s look at my cartoons from Week 8! Not a good week for me as I had six games wrong (and came very, very close to picking the Bengals and Colts games wrong, too).