Welcome Back Football
Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to introduce you to the 2019 NFL season. While most of Sunday’s games were neither great nor terrible, the mix was decent until the Sunday night game. However, if you were able to watch the first Monday night game between the Houston Texans and the New Orleans Saints you were greatly rewarded. The back and forth was good and the defense for each team made stops when they needed to. When the game was on the line, both Deshaun Watson and Drew Brees showed why they are elite quarterbacks. Watson while being sacked six times in the game was a concern, showed he was the best player in this game. The throws he was making including the last touchdown pass he threw to Kenny Stills while being hit was spectacular. Unfortunately they left too much time on the clock and Houston’s defensive strategy at the end gave Drew Brees and the Saints a chance at a 58-yard game winning field goal by Wil Lutz. If you wanted an exciting game to start the year, this was the one.
Someone Made A Statement
The first game of the year gave us the Chicago Bears hosting the Green Bay Packers on Thursday. While I wasn’t and don’t think the Bears offense will be considered a top-10 powerhouse this season, they are better than the 3-points the scored in this game. The only offensive possession that really mattered was when Green Bay started the second quarter with a fast and furious drive that eventually had Aaron Rodgers toss a touchdown to Jimmy Graham. It was a defensive game all the way, but not in the sense that there was a lot of action. Only one turnover and that was at the end of the game with former Bear Adrian Amos intercepting Mitchell Trubisky. There were 17 combined punts by both teams and it left something to be desired. One thing was certain and that was Chicago isn’t the only team in the NFC North with a solid defense.
Seriously, A Tie?
So let me get this straight. You have a 24-6 lead with 14:47 remaining in the game and you manage to come away with a tie as a result? Now the most crucial point of this game was when Detroit had the ball being up by 8. Arizona has no timeouts left. Detroit has one. All they have to do is get a first down with less than two minutes to go and the game is over. On third down they complete a pass to the flat to get the first. However, they called timeout before the ball was snapped. Who the hell thinks that’s a good idea? Regardless of what you might be seeing on the sidelines I have never seen that happen at that point of a game and now we see the end result. Sure, each team did kick a field goal in overtime and at least they were playing to win the game. But in all seriousness, couldn’t this have happened to any other team other than the Detroit Lions? There’s enough ammo to make fun of you and now this gets added to it.