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Philadelphia Eagles vs Dallas Cowboys: Everything is on the Line

The Philadelphia Eagles are set to take on the Dallas Cowboys this Sunday at 4:25 PM EST in Dallas, Texas. This is the game of the season for the Eagles. A win lands them tied atop the NFC East with the Dallas Cowboys. On the other hand, a loss all but guarantees the end of a playoff hope for the Eagles. With everything on the line, who is favored to win this game and this Division?

Coming into this game, the Philadelphia Eagles are 6-6, riding a two-game winning streak after getting demolished by the Saints 48-7. Although they’ve managed to win 2 games in a row, the Eagles have yet to get in a groove and really get into tip-top form. Furthermore, they still have a deeply injured and susceptible defensive secondary. The Eagles can best be summarized as being the most consistent sub-par team of the 2018 season.

On the other side of the field, the Cowboys sit atop the Division at 7-5 after capping off a four-game winning streak with an impressive 13-10 shutdown of Drew Brees and the Saints. This time of the season is all about getting hot and going on a roll and that’s exactly what the Dallas Cowboys are doing. They are on a four-game winning streak, with their team looking better and better each week. Just last week, their defense came into prime form against the Saints, keeping the #3 scoring offense to just 10 points and the MVP candidate, Drew Brees, to just 127 yards!

Overall, going into this game, the Dallas Cowboys have every single advantage possible. Other than their winning streak and prime defense, this game against the Eagles is in Texas. This season, the Cowboys are 5-1 at home while the Eagles are 2-3 in away games. Again, a clear advantage for a team heating up at the right time. Let’s also not forget how badly hurt the Eagles defensive secondary is, leaving them extremely susceptible in the passing game. Their whole starting defensive secondary and main rotational players, with the exception of Safety Malcolm Jenkins, are injured. Last but not least, the Cowboys have already figured out the Eagles this season, when they beat them 27-20 at Philadelphia back on November 11th.

To make matters worse for the Eagles, even if they win this game, they are still unlikely to win the Division. Currently, the Eagles are 6-6 and the Cowboys are 7-5 with this upcoming match-up left and then 3 more games for each team. If the Eagles win this game, they’ll improve to 7-6 and the Cowboys will demote to 7-6, making them tied atop the Division. In such instances of a tie, the Division goes to the team who has the better record in “head-to-head” match-ups. In this case, each team will have won one game against the other. Thus, the Division winner is then found by analyzing the record of each team for games played in the Division. Again, if the Eagles win at Dallas, their Division record will be 4-1 while the Cowboys record will become 3-2, thus giving the Eagles the Division.

However, there will still be 3 more games left in the season and that’s the real problem for the Philadelphia Eagles.

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Remaining schedules for the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys

The Eagles will still have to play the 11-1 LA Rams, 9-3 Houston Texans, and rival 6-6 Washington Redskins. Two out of the three games are away for the Eagles, leaving them at another disadvantage. In all likelihood, the Eagles are going to lose at least two out of the three games, leaving them at an 8-8 record. Winning against the Redskins is also not guaranteed, as we’ve seen Division rivals ruin playoff hopes in the final game of the year on many occasions.

On the other hand, the Cowboys will have to play the 6-6 Indianapolis Colts, 5-7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and 4-8 New York Giants. The Cowboys can win all three of these games and are favored to do so after their performance against the Saints. Even if the Cowboys go 2-1, they’ll end up with a 9-7 record, enough to win the Division.

Ultimately, the Dallas Cowboys control their own destiny and have all the advantages in their favor. It sounds like what a team would hope for, but the Dallas Cowboys have a sour history in such situations. It’s in instances in which they are favored that the Dallas Cowboys fumble apart and analysts know this. 

None the less, this Division is favored for the Cowboys and if the Eagles want to at least try to make a stand, they must get out with a win this Sunday. It’s strictly Division winner or bust for the Eagles and in order to represent the NFC East in the playoffs, the Eagles pretty much have to win out. If the Eagles fail at step 1 this Sunday and lose to the Cowboys, the season is guaranteed to be over.

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NFL: Saints vs Cowboys: Who Needs the Win More?

The 10-1 New Orleans Saints are set to face off against the 6-5 Dallas Cowboys in less than 4 hours in Dallas, Texas. To this point, there has been a lot of hype placed around this game. Jerry Jones, the owner of the Cowboys, stated that this game should be viewed as the Superbowl for the Cowboys, considering the team that they’re playing.

“Each play, we’ve got to think it’s the Super Bowl play. If every player on every play in this game says, ‘When we put that tape on Monday, it’s going to look like one of my best plays of the year,’ it’s really going to take that kind of focus to beat a team like this.”

Furthermore, there has been a lot of “trash talk” by the Cowboys with DeMarcus Lawrence starting it all. On Tuesday, Lawrence was asked if the Saints have the best offensive line and here’s his response:

“They’re going to have to match our intensity. S—, for 60 minutes straight. If you hit a m—–f—– in the mouth and then they ain’t doing what they’re regularly doing, putting up 50 points, they start to get a little distressed. Now you got them where you want them at, and then you f—ing choke their ass out.”

With so much hype and talk around this game, it’s without a doubt that both teams are more than inspired to play football tonight. The question remains, who needs the win more? Is it possible that the 10-1 Saints need this game more than the 6-5 Cowboys?

Well, let’s look at it from the Saints perspective. The New Orleans Saints are without a doubt, the best team in the NFL right now. They’re clearly the favorites to win it all, although there are other major contenders in the picture like the Chiefs, Rams, Patriots, and others. Taking this into consideration, this game is very important for the Saints playoff picture.

Right now, the Saints are 1st in the NFC because of their victory over the Rams. Although the Rams and Saints both have 10-1 records, that direct win over the Rams gives the Saints the #1 seed. With that in mind, the Saints want to make sure that they do everything they can to keep that home-field advantage for the playoffs.

Everyone knows how difficult it is for a team to come into the New Orleans Superdome and earn a victory. It gets that much more difficult when it’s in the playoffs and the crowd and intensity is just that much more amped. With that in mind, if the Saints lose to the Cowboys tonight, they will be demoted to the #2 seed with the Rams promoted to #1.

There’s still more football to be played and that could switch up again, but going forward, the schedule doesn’t favor the Saints either. After the Cowboys, the Saints still have to face the Steelers, Buccaneers, and Panthers twice. Other than the Bucs game, the 3 remaining games are all against worthy teams and the Saints can definitely end up on the wrong side of those games.

On the other hand, the Rams schedule is much easier. The Rams only have to face 1 team with a winning record, the 8-3 Bears. Other than that, they’re up against the Lions at 4-7, Eagles at 5-6, Cardinals at 2-9, and 49ers at 2-9. The Rams can definitely win out so even one loss for the Saints can be the difference between a home-field playoff game and an away game in the playoffs.

Furthermore, the Bears even have a shot at earning a Divisional-bye because their schedule is also easier than what the Saints have to go through. The Bears still have to face the 3-8 Giants, 10-1 Rams, 4-6-1 Packers, 2-9 49ers, and 6-4-1 Vikings. There are three difficult games in that schedule, but it is possible that the Rams end up with the 1st seed, Bears with the 2nd, and Saints with the 3rd. Thus, the Saints really have a lot to lose today if they don’t earn the victory.

On the other hand, the Dallas Cowboys are 6-5 and leading the NFC East at the moment. This NFC East Division has been anything but consistent. Every team, even the 3-8 Giants, still actually have a shot at winning this division. However, if we are to put aside the long shots, the Cowboys are definitely favored to win this division. The Giants have problems everywhere and are 3-8. An 8-8 team is not going to win this division and more importantly, the Giants are not going to win out and finish 8-8.

In terms of the Redskins, they were the favorites to win this division until Alex Smith was done for the season. They have already lost grasp of the division after losing to the Cowboys last week 31 to 23, and are quickly losing hope of making the playoffs. Their schedule does’t include a team with a winning record, but without their starting quarterback, it’s just a losing situation. Furthermore, they have two games left against the Eagles. If the Redskins and Eagles each win one of those games, they ultimately both help the Cowboys remain atop. Only one other team can rise to contend with the Cowboys so if these teams beat each other, it will be great news for the Cowboys. A team needs to go on a winning streak to contend with the Cowboys and without Smith, the Redskins are not that team.

This leaves us with the Eagles, the most sub-par team of the year. After winning the Superbowl last year and getting back their starting quarterback, they were favored to run away with this division, yet they sit at 5-6 right now. The Philadelphia Eagles are done. They still have to face the Rams and Texans which will put them at 5-8. Even if they win the rest of their games, which they won’t, they’ll finish at 8-8. That’s not going to be enough for this division.

The Cowboys are primed to win this division, being the most complete and healthy team who are getting on a streak at the right time. The Cowboys have won their last 3 games and have the 5-6 Eagles, 6-5 Colts, 4-7 Buccaneers, and 3-8 Giants left on their schedule after the Saints tonight. If the Cowboys win tonight, they put extreme pressure on the Redskins and Eagles to win out. Remember, the Eagles and Redskins still have two games against each other so one team needs to win both games. If they beat each other, the Cowboys will for sure remain atop.

Even if the Cowboys lose tonight, they’re still favored to win this division because they’ll hold their own destiny. They’ll have the Eagles come in to town the following week for a match-up with the division on the line. It’s just extremely difficult to think that the Eagles are going to do anything with a secondary that has been injured all year long and doesn’t seem to be repaired. The Cowboys should stomp on the Eagles in that game and finish the final hope that the Eagles have. Thus, the Cowboys will still have their destiny in hand even if they lose this game. They aren’t going to do any better than a 4th seed so losing tonight isn’t going to affect their playoff seed.

Hence, if we really think about it, this hyped Saints vs Cowboys game is really more important to the Saints. If the Cowboys lose, it’s okay, they still hold their own destiny in their hands. If the Cowboys win, it’ll be an extreme confidence boost and pretty much guarantee them the division although they will not do any better than the 4th seed.

On the other hand, the Saints have much higher aspirations than a 4th seed. If they were to win tonight, they continue to remain atop the conference and keep the race for the #1 seed alive with a difficult road ahead. However, if the Saints lose, they give up the #1 seed with 3 difficult game still ahead, paving the way for the Rams and possibly, the Bears to lead the conference. The Saints need to win this game tonight to remain Superbowl favorites and keep their path to the Superbowl as easy as possible.

NFL: Who Wins the Superbowl if the Season Ended Today?

The National Football League (NFL) season began on September 6th when the defending Superbowl Champions, the Philadelphia Eagles, downed the Atlanta Falcons 18 to 12. We are now 12 weeks into the season,a critical point when playoff teams begin separating themselves from the pack. If we imagine that the season ended today, who would win the Superbowl?

Well, here’s how the playoffs look after 12 weeks of football:

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Washington Redskins at Chicago Bears 

The Washington Redskins are faltering as there is no replacing a quality quarterback like Alex Smith. Colt McCoy can only do so much and unfortunately for him, he has to face a relentless defense in the Chicago Bears. Khalil Mack and the boys should have career days against an offense and a quarterback that have yet to gel together. This is ultimately the difference maker. There’s no reason to even look at how the Bears offense will be against the Redskins defense because it’s just going to be a career day for the Bears defensive players. Bears easily win this contest.

Minnesota Vikings at Dallas Cowboys 

This match-up is highly contested and can go either way, but the Vikings defense has been putting on marvelous performances in recent times. Let’s also not forget that these types of games are exactly why the Vikings brought in Kirk Cousins so the pressure and advantage has to be with the Vikings. The Cowboys are a very explosive offense with Amari Cooper and Ezekiel Elliot and ultimately, this game should come down to the wire. It can go either way, but this game is why Kirk Cousins is in Minnesota and he’ll prove that. He has to win this game.

Minnesota Vikings at New Orleans Saints 

The Saints and Vikings played in Week 8 of the regular season in a close game that went 30-20 for the Saints. This game was at the Vikings stadium and the Saints were able to win it by 10 so a home game against the Vikings should only increase their margin of victory. The New Orleans Saints come out on top as this is a game that is too much for Kirk Cousins to manage.

Chicago Bears at Los Angeles Rams 

Mitchell Trubisky and the Bears did an amazing job this year, surprising us all by winning the division, but this is the end of the road for them. The LA Rams are too explosive offensively and too talented defensively to let this game go. The Bears are very conservative in their approach to the game and the Rams are going to light up the scoreboard and hold the Bears offense down. Lucky for us, we get to see this match-up earlier when the Rams go to Chicago in Week 14.

Los Angeles Rams at New Orleans Saints 

This will be the 3rd time that the Rams and Saints play at the Superdome this year. In the pre-season, the Saints won 28-0 and in the Regular season, they won 45-35 after going up 35-17 by the half. This will be no different. The New Orleans Saints offense matches the LA Rams offense at every position. However, the difference is going to be the home-field advantage and the Saints defense. The Saints defense is just playing better than the Rams at the moment and that’s not expected to change. The Saints will come up with a few key turnovers to earn the victory and head to the Superbowl!

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Baltimore Ravens at Houston Texans 

Lamar Jackson is a rookie quarterback going up against an elite defense with JJ Watt in the lineup. Enough said, the Texans get this one easily.

Los Angeles Chargers at Pittsburgh Steelers 

This one is a toss-up. Philip Rivers and the Chargers have been steamrolling teams this year, but everything changes when a team comes to Heinz field. Every team knows that Heinz field is unique and so do the Steelers. Unfortunately, ultimately karma has to bite the Steelers for the Le’veon Bell situation and this is when his worth is realized. Karma comes back to bite the Steelers as the value of the missing piece that is Le’veon Bell will finally come to fruition. A few fumbles by the running backs will be the decider.

Los Angeles Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs 

This will be the 3rd time that the Chiefs play the Chargers this year. They already played in Week 1 of the season at Los Angeles where the Chiefs spoiled the Chargers’ debut 38-28. They will play again in Week 15 in Kansas City so this match-up should give us more information. Ultimately, the Kansas City Chiefs seem to find a way to win. Their offense is too explosive for the Chargers defense and their defense is too talented to give up that many points. The Chiefs should get this contest by another margin of 10.

Houston Texans at New England Patriots 

It was fun while it lasted, but the Houston Texans are not going to beat Tom Brady and the Patriots in Foxborough. In the Postseason, Brady has 21 wins at home and only 6 losses. Brady will find a way to get it done with very quick passes and drop offs to the running backs to secure the victory. There’s no holding the ball to allow sacks. Furthermore, overall, the Texans are too inexperienced to compete with the dynasty that is the New England Patriots and De’shaun Watson will give up a few key turnovers.

New England Patriots at Kansas City Chiefs 

In the regular season, we were able to see this match-up in Week 6 when the Pats won it by a smudge 43 to 40. One major difference is that the game was in New England and this one will be in Kansas City. Tom Brady is virtually unbeatable at home in the Postseason with a 21-6 record, but away games are a much different story. Away, Brady is only 6-4. After this game, Brady will be 6-5 as the Chiefs will learn from their loss in Foxborough and overcome the Pats at home. To only lose by 3 in Foxborough is impressive so the learning experience of that game mixed with the home crowd will be enough for the Chiefs.

Superbowl Match-up:

Kansas City Chiefs at New Orleans Saints 

The New Orleans Saints will get off to a hot start and never look back. In forcing the Chiefs to catch up, Mahomes will try to play hero ball and give up key turnovers that will eventually seal the game. The rookie quarterback will finally look like a rookie at the grandest stage of them all.

The Saints should nab this game by a score of 41 to 30. It will be similar to the historic Chiefs vs Rams game earlier in the season, but not as competitive. This game will ultimately ease the MVP debate too, because seeing Drew Brees beat Patrick Mahomes will be a wake-up call to many fans. Drew Brees is the Superbowl and Regular Season MVP.

NFL: LA Rams vs Kansas City Chiefs Rematch?

On Monday, November 19th, 2018, two colossal giants’ crossed paths and left fortunate fans stunned at the rubble that was left behind. On that day, the LA Rams faced the Kansas City Chiefs in a historical game that will no doubt be viewed as one of the best ever.

Going into the game, both the Kansas City Chiefs and LA Rams held records of 9-1. Both had young high-profile quarterbacks. Both had explosive running backs. Both had stout defenses. This was a game of equivalent matchups at every position and that’s what made it so compelling. Who wanted it more? Who was willing to go further?

The Kansas City Chiefs were already marveling the world with their play, only losing 1 game to the dynastic New England Patriots in a tightly fought 43-40 game. In the same note, the LA Rams were also marveling fans around the world with only 1 loss to the New Orleans Saints in a contested 45-35 battle.

“Are we about to watch a preview of the Superbowl?” That’s the thought that went through everyone’s minds and by the end of it all, boy do we wish there would be a rematch in the Superbowl.

To start the game, the LA Rams went up 13-0 with 5:35 left in the 1st quarter after two touchdown passes from Jared Goff and a missed PAT. It looked as if the Rams were the only team to show up that night, but that’s exactly when the Chiefs came around, with Patrick Mahomes finding Tyreek Hill on a 25-yard pass to make it 13-7 by the end of the quarter.

In the 2nd quarter, the Rams drove down the field and ended up having to settle for a 23-yard field goal to make it 16-7. Just like a classic heavyweight fight, the Chiefs came right back with a 21-yard field goal of their own to make 16-10. Then, after setting up the Rams with their jabs, the Chiefs drove down the field again with Patrick Mahomes finding Kareem Hunt for a 21-yard touchdown pass to take the lead 16-17. With 6:28 left in the 2nd quarter, the game was a 1-point difference, and this is exactly when we all knew this was going to be an all-time game.

Responding to the call, the Rams defense came up with a strip sack fumble return as DT Aaron Donald swam against the left guard to strip Mahomes of the ball. The ball tumbled and fumbled on the ground and found its way right into the hands of Samson Ebukam who ran it back for an 11-yard touchdown to make it 23-17 for the Rams. At this point, there was only 1:50 left in half, but that was enough time for the Chiefs. The Chiefs came charging back down the field with Mahomes finding Chris Conley for an 8-yard touchdown pass. However, the PAT was missed, making it tied 23-23 at the half!

At this point, everyone watching the game notified their family and friends of the history before their eyes. Everyone told all their loved ones to turn on the tv because this was just history in the making. The 1st half was a fight back and forth for the lead until it was all squared up. Just like a classic heavyweight fight, both teams gave it as much as they got it.

Going into the 2nd half, the Rams were the team who utilized the break better. They charged down the field for a 7-yard touchdown run by Jared Goff to make it 30-23. Right away, Mahomes returned the favor with a 4-yard touchdown run to Travis Kelce to tie it up again at 30-30.

In return, the Rams charged down the field in a 9 play, 50-yard possession to score a field goal, making it 33-30. The Chiefs tried to respond, but another key stop was made by the Rams as Samson Ebukam intercepted the ball for a 25-yard touchdown return, making it 40-30 to end the quarter. Was this it? Was this the turning point?

The Chiefs opened the 4th quarter with a 73-yard pass from Mahomes to Hill for a touchdown to silence everyone, making it 40-37. The Rams tried to answer, but this time, the Chiefs came up with the big stop! Justin Houston bull rushes the left tackle and gets a hand on the ball for a fumble. The ball goes right into Allen Bailey’s hands for a 2-yard touchdown return, making it 40-44. After clawing back and forth, the Chiefs had the lead again!

Well, not for long because Goff came right back to score a 7-yard touchdown pass to Gerald Everett, making it 47-44 with 9:38 to go. Things were heating up as each team continued to respond. Finally, the Chiefs were able to land a 10-yard touchdown pass from Mahomes to Conley to take the lead again, 47-51 with only 2:47 remaining! Well, that’s 2:46 too much for the Rams as they again charged down the field for a 40-yard touchdown pass from Goff to Everett to reclaim the lead 54-51 with only 1:49 left.

The game wasn’t over yet. The Chiefs attempted to return fire, but Mahomes threw an interception that seemed to seal the deal. However, the Chiefs defense caused a quick 3 and out by the Rams, giving the Chiefs another shot. Unfortunately, with no time outs and less than a minute remaining in the game, Mahomes threw an interception that was the final end of a spectacular game.

At the end of it all, the Rams had 29 1st downs and 455 total yards with 30:23 of the possession. In such a fitting fashion for the competitiveness of the game, the Chiefs had 27 1st downs and 546 total yards with 29:37 of the possession. The key difference between the teams, turnovers. The Rams only had 2 while the Chiefs had 5.

The game might be remembered for its offensive battle, but when the defense needed to make a play, the Rams were able to come up with the key stop just a few more times.

Regardless of the outcome, both teams should be proud of the display of football put on the field. As fans, there’s nothing more that we want to see than a LA Rams vs Kansas City Chiefs rematch in the Superbowl! Let’s just hope the Saints don’t ruin it for us…

NFL NEWS: Brandon Marshall signs with New Orleans Saints

Well, that was a quick replacement for Dez Bryant. The Saints signed Bryant, first practice he tore his Achilles and now they sign Brandon Marshall. There were rumors that the Saints liked Marshall over Bryant.

Marshall is signing a one-year deal with the Saints. Marshall has 11 receptions, 136 yards and 1 touchdown on the year. In his career Marshall has 970 receptions, 12,351 yards, 83 touchdowns. Marshall spent four-years with Denver, two with Miami, four year Chicago, two with the Jets, one stint with the Giants and seven games with Seattle. Now he signs a one-year deal with New Orleans and adds the same dimension Dez does. Marshall is a deep threat, end zone weapon and another wide receiver option to add to New Orleans already explosive offense.

NFL News; New Orleans Saints talking to Dez Bryant

Oh boy the news came out earlier in the day Tuesday that the Saints were thinking about signing Dez Bryant after he worked out with the team. Now as the day went on Dez Bryant and the Saints seem to be close to a contract agreement. What could this mean for the Saints? Well they have Michael Thomas, Alvin Kamara, Ted Ginn JR, Benjamin Watson and now possibly Dez Bryant, they already average 34.9 points per game and 289.9 passing yards a game. Adding a player of Bryant’s dimension seems like it is for one reason and one reason only. Super Bowl LIII is in set and that is the goal.

Saints and Dez in contract talks?

The Saints can probably do it without Dez but adding another wide receiver who when Dak Prescott or Tony Romo was throwing him the ball tallied numbers like, 531 receptions, 7,459 yards, 14.0 yards a catch and 73 touchdowns. All with Prescott or Romo now imagine Drew Brees a hall of fame QB throwing him the ball. This is going to be a nightmare for secondary’s.

It is not official if Bryant will be on the team but a contract negotiation is in the works and it is said that after he worked out with the team he did not leave with a contract. But the Saints liked what they saw, this has happened already this year and Bryant has not seen a contact so nothing is official until the papers are signed and we see Dez in the black and gold next week.

Is Dez fit for New Orleans?

If I had to guess Dez does end up signing with the Saints but not in time for this week and we see him for a week 11 matchup vs Philadelphia Eagles. Is Dez the right fit for New Orleans? I think so, sure there is only one ball and already with Michael Thomas and Kamara there what can Dez expect to see in terms of production? I think he is a great fit, a solid end zone option, deep threat, causes mismatches for teams secondary’s, has veteran experience and plus pair anyone with Drew Brees who would not be good. Dez is not looking to come in to take Thomas’s job, I don’t think at least. The reason he wants to come to New Orleans is pretty obvious, he wants a Super Bowl ring and this team gives him the best chance to do so.

NFL Week 2 Takeaways: Ryan Fitzpatrick won the MVP of 2018 already, Jaguars get revenge on Patriots and Browns kicker is in hiding

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.

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Blake Bortles throws for 377 yards and 4 touchdowns in revenge win vs New England during week two.

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.