Yeah, That Was Good
If there was a better way for the league to market their NFL+ service, I haven’t seen it yet. The game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Buffalo Bills can’t be quantified in a highlight package. You have to see it from beginning to end. The plays being made by Vikings WR Justin Jefferson and Bills WR Stephon Diggs were out of this world. When you thought the game was over with Buffalo having the ball on their own 1-yard line, they fumbled the snap and Minnesota recovered it for a touchdown. Of course this game would eventually go to overtime, but a an interception thrown by Josh Allen sealed the victory for the Vikings who are now 8-1. Consider watching a full replay of this one. You won’t regret it.
So Here’s The Thing
If you want me to consider you as one of the contenders of your conference, you can’t blow two touchdown leads in the 4th quarter. If Green Bay were a better team this season, I might cut you a little break, but you still can’t blow those kinds of leads. That’s what the Dallas Cowboys did in Green Bay this past week. They were up 28-14 and before you knew it the game was tied and headed for overtime. Dallas decided to go for it on 4th down in overtime instead of attempting a long field goal which I understand given the difficulty of kicking at Lambeau Field. The problem I have with it is the play-call. A quarterback sneak by Dak Prescott. He was stopped and the Packers then marched down the field to kick the game winning field goal. If Dallas wants to compete for the division title let alone conference supremacy, they can’t lose this types of games.
They Are Determined
The Miami Dolphins haven’t lost a game this season when QB Tua Tagovailoa starts and finishes a game. They are now 7-0 and the way they played this past week against the Cleveland Browns is showing me that they have everything in tune for a playoff run. Tua nearly threw for 300-yards for the third consecutive game, but had his third consecutive 3-touchdown passing performance. While the defense hasn’t been great overall they do force turnovers at crucial moments of a game. Miami remains in the thick of the race for the AFC East and the number one seed in the AFC. After their upcoming bye week, they have another easy opponent in the Houston Texans. After that they play a tough schedule against San Francisco, LA Chargers, Buffalo, Green Bay, New England and the New York Jets. How they play in that stretch run could determine how the top of the AFC looks come January.