Matt Stafford is a professional, a quarterback with few weaknesses who will keep the Lions in just about every game. They have a deep reserve of pass rushers that comes in waves. They have six games left against teams with losing records and have the good fortune of playing the Packers twice without Rodgers.
They Lions perennially find ways to botch great situations.
Team USA? That’s what he did with the Knicks the past seven seasons.
So, Giants defensive back Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie quit then came back? Reader Scott Wolinitz: “Isn’t there an episode of ‘Seinfeld’ when George quits, only returns to work after the weekend, pretending it never happened?”
Mike Francesa’s Lost Tapes Lock of the Week was Denver, 10-point home favorite, over the 0-5 Giants, who he claimed would win the NFC East until they began 0-5, at which time he said he knew from the start they’d stink. He just missed, again; Giants won by 13.
After Gary Sanchez homered in Game 5 of the ALCS, FOX and Joe Buck went with the latest irrelevant stat graphic: The ball’s “exit velocity” was 110 mph. Reader Bill Fariello: “Buck failed to mention that Sanchez’s exit velocity from the batter’s box was 1 mph.” No matter the stakes, some refuse to learn.
CBS’ Tony Romo last Sunday noted the importance of “gap discipline,” which he explained as the importance of tackling beyond the line of scrimmage. What a development!
The Eagles have gotten better since they committed more to the running game. In their first two games, the Eagles averaged 21 rushes for 78 yards. In the past four, they’re averaging 35 rushes and 158 yards, led by LeGarrette Blount, who’s averaging more than six yards per carry since Week 3.
Including last week’s three-TD performance, Eagles QB Carson Wentz has thrown 13 TDs and just three INTs and is leading the league’s sixth-best scoring offense.
The Redskins’ schedule doesn’t get any easier after the Philly game, with games against Dallas, at Seattle, Minnesota and at New Orleans coming up. All of those are teams the Redskins will be competing with for potential playoff spots.
Tensions are rising in Cincinnati, where the Bengals are hanging on for dear life at 2-3 as they get ready to play at 4-2 Pittsburgh on Sunday.
Including playoffs, the Bengals are 8-20 against the Steelers under the Cheap Authentic NFL Jerseys watch of long-time coach Marvin Lewis.
“For whatever reason, there’s an excitement that builds up [for this game],’’ Lewis Cheap NFL Jerseys USA told reporters this week. “We just have to stay within [ourselves] and play. We know it’s an important game for both teams.”