Week 11 Review of the NFL


Dallas’ Not So Secret Weapon

I’ve been hearing about it for a while now. RB Tony Pollard needs to be utilized more in the Dallas Cowboys offense. That has certainly been the case this season and it was helped by an injury to RB Ezekiel Elliott. With Elliott’s return this past week against the Minnesota Vikings there was a thought that Pollard’s usage would be reduced. On the contrary that didn’t happen at all. Now Pollard wasn’t the only reason why the Cowboys destroyed the Vikings 40-3. But it can’t be ignored that while Pollard is playing this way the Cowboys can ill afford to change this going forward toward December.

A Predictable Ending

The tweet above is in reference to Los Angeles Chargers WR Keenan Allen fumbling the ball in the 4th quarter. Then Kansas City Chiefs RB Jerrick McKinnon fumbles a few plays later and the Chargers get possession back. Unfortunately for the Chargers their time management wasn’t up to par as they scored the go-ahead touchdown with 1:46 left in the game. This is the same Chiefs team with QB Patrick Mahomes and two timeouts at his disposal. Sure enough they drive down the field and TE Travis Kelce catches his third touchdown of the game. This was sadly another predictable ending to a game involving the Chargers.

A Legacy Tarnished

It’s been amazing to watch how the Denver Broncos season has transpired. For one I don’t know what is going on with QB Russell Wilson. The one constant with him his entire career is that he is among the most sacked quarterbacks in the league. This season is no different being in Denver as he’s been taken down 32 times so far. With that his completion percentage has dipped to 59.5% and has only thrown 7 touchdowns to 5 interceptions. Injuries have certainly plagued the talent pool on offense. The loss of RB Javonte Williams has definitely been a detriment. With all that aside if you’ve had the unfortunate pleasure of watching this offense function, it’s been puzzling to say the least. Did they have a training camp? Was there an offseason program before that? If I didn’t know any better I’d think they were just winging it and hoping for the best. This franchise has new ownership and I don’t think they are liking what they are seeing this season. This kind of season is having folks wonder about Russell Wilson’s legacy going forward. Time will tell, but if this is how it’s going to end then those questions will continue to get louder.

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