We will address the more important headlines first. The three in the title and one I left out, Pittsburgh Steelers and the curse of Le’Von Bell. Let’s get into it…
RYAN FITZPATRICK, again!? Opens the day with a 75-yard bomb to Desean Jackson to put the defending Super Bowl Champs on their heels and it did not stop there. Fitzpatrick threw for a total of 4 touchdowns and 402 yards. As of now Ryan Fitzpatrick is the glaring MVP, obviously early but still c’mon this is nuts. To put up 402 yards against one of the best defenses in the league, the Super Bowl Champs. It seems there is something new going on in Tampa Bay. Through two games Fitzpatrick has 819 yards and 8 touchdowns….
The Steelers man, what the hell is going on? Their defense used to be their focal point of the team, it has been a disaster in Pittsburgh these last two weeks. I am not sure about what I am about to say but this has to be the worst start the Steelers have seen in the last 10 years. The Steelers got dogged around by Patrick Mahomes all day today, they allowed 326 yards in the air and 6 touch downs. The Steelers offense is not to worry here, even without Le’Von Bell it is not as if their offense has been the reason for their failures. It is glaring that their defense has been the biggest blunder in the last 2 weeks, not saying it is time to panic in Pittsburgh but it may be time to panic.
Jaguars come out slinging and hold on! This is a major win for the Jaguars, after losing to New England in the AFC Championship last year, you knew this team had this has game circled from the moment it came on their calendar. Blake Bortles threw for 377 yards and four touchdowns while the surprising Jags player was wide receiver Keelan Cole who reeled in 7 catches for 116 yards and one touchdown. The story of this game is the Jaguars defense, when both the offense and defense are clicking it is clear this team is one of the best in the league. The Jaguars were able to hold Brady to 234 yards and 2 touchdowns, that is a win in itself. The Jaguars defense is going to be their strong suit all year, they attacked Brady from the start and never stopped. It was evident that by the Jaguars exploiting the Patriots o-line and getting pressure on Brady allowed them to win this game, of course they also have the BOAT Blake Bortles.
Cleveland man, good gosh, you have to feel for this team. Their defense has legitimately been a top performing d in the league at the moment. They held Drew Brees to 243 yards and 2 touchdowns. The Browns defense has been GOOD, this is a new Browns team. They have not ever crumbled or given up at any point in this game or this year. Even with 10 seconds left they were charging down the field. Tyrod Taylor had 246 yards today and 1 touchdown, one bad interception and mistake but it is really evident that the Browns really are a different team but with the same luck. Because, Zane Gonzalez should probably not come back to Cleveland anytime soon. Missing THREE kicks, TWO extra points and the game winning field goal. If he is back in Cleveland for Thursday vs the Jets I’ll be shocked. Also have to be worried if you are the Saints losing to Tampa Bay last week terribly and now barely beating Cleveland it seems if it is not Michael Thomas or Alvin Kamara the Saints have nothing on offense.