Week 6 Review of the NFL

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Well Worth My Time

This was the first game of the season that I can honestly say I could rewatch and look forward to it. While it wasn’t what their Divisional Round matchup was last year it didn’t disappoint. The Buffalo Bills have earned the early edge of being the best team in the AFC after their win against the Kansas City Chiefs. Bills QB Josh Allen threw a dart to TE Dawson Knox for the game winning touchdown and he solidified himself as an early favorite for the MVP award. Health is always going to be a concern for any contender, but it especially will factor in for Buffalo. Their defense is without Micah Hyde and Tre’Davious White, although White should be returning at some point this season. Hyde was lost for the year a few weeks ago. Kansas City was in it the whole way, but the turnover bug bit them with Patrick Mahomes throwing two interceptions and they never established the running game once again. This could be a rematch later in the year in January, but for now Buffalo showed they are going to be a tough team to beat.

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Week 5 Review of the NFL

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An Actual Must See Game In The NFC East?

I’ve said for many years now that the NFC East is a Jekyll and Hyde division. I never know which version of the four teams will show up in a given week. Dare I say that may be changing now with the way the Dallas Cowboys and the Philadelphia Eagles have been playing this year. For Dallas they are winning games without their star quarterback Dak Prescott. Backup QB Cooper Rush has been solid and the Cowboys’ defense has been among the best in the league. Their dominance was on full display against the Los Angeles Rams this past week, but their biggest test will come against the undefeated Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night. Not to mention the New York Giants are 4-1, but I’m not quite there with saying they’re contenders just yet. Assuming the Cowboys-Eagles matchup next week lives up to the hype, this will shape the hierarchy for the NFC the rest of the season.

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Week 4 Review of the NFL

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Baltimore, You Have A Problem

In today’s NFL, you are bound to blow a significant lead in at least one game. When you do it in two of your first four games, that isn’t a good sign. Granted when Baltimore blew their 21-point lead against Miami in Week 2 it was worse in that it happened in the 4th quarter. With the latest one coming against Buffalo it was slow and meticulous and it started before halftime. QB Lamar Jackson had a terrible performance and his last pass of the game was everything you’re not supposed to do as a quarterback in the NFL. The receiver was open in the back of the end zone, but Lamar doesn’t rollout to his right and rather back peddles and throws off his back foot. This gave time to the Bills defender to close the gap and intercept the pass. Buffalo would go on to drive the length of the field for the eventual game winning field goal. This one is going to sting for a while and that doesn’t bode well for this team. Also what makes these blown leads worse is that both of them happened at home.

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Week 3 Review of the NFL

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A New Way To Lose

The Buffalo Bills possessed the ball for 40 minutes in a 60 minute game and still lost. They totaled almost 500 yards for the game. Converted 31 first downs and were 11-18 on 3rd down conversions. Buffalo scored only 19 points, but the one flaw that the Bills need to remedy going forward is establishing the run game without using your quarterback in Josh Allen. Give credit to the Miami Dolphins defensive scheme that was able to sack Allen four times and was a disruptive force for most of the game. If Buffalo figures out the dilemma with the running backs this game will be an afterthought. That isn’t to say that Miami isn’t a force that will be vying for a playoff spot come December.

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Week 2 Review of the NFL

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An Impressive Win

A lot needed to go right for the Miami Dolphins in their comeback win against the Baltimore Ravens. Other than giving up a 79-yard touchdown run by QB Lamar Jackson, the Dolphins’ defense didn’t allow anyone else to establish the run. This helped in keeping the clock from running out to allow Miami the chance to score 28 points in the 4th quarter. Baltimore’s defense didn’t do them any favors by blowing coverage of WR Tyreek Hill for 48 and 60-yard touchdown receptions. It was a perfect storm that was setup beautifully and it needed to be executed in order for it to work. QB Tua Tagovailoa ended the game with 6 touchdown passes for 469 yards and had a 72% completion percentage to boot. Miami proved they are serious and that Tua is their guy.

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