Another great week in the NFL is in the books, and it was a hard hitting weekend. With fines hit on James Harrison from the Steelers leading him to think about retirement, Merriweather from the Pats, and Robinson from playing against the Jets, we remember what this league is all about, BIG HITS!!! The following is a breakdown of the great Black and Blue league after the past week in terms of power rankings.
1. New York Giants. The Giants reign supreme with a subpar performance and win against the Detroit Lions. The Lions keep on finding ways to make sure the lose, no matter the situation. The Giants defense again came up big with two turnovers in the final quarter to seal the win. The offense was just good enough to squeak by, and Eli had to rely on different receivers than his standby Hicks this week. Keep the turnovers coming, and the sacks alive and the Giants are looking strong against the Cowboys coming this week as well. This coming week is a big one for the Giants, because it is their first divisional opponent, and would leave a 4 in a row winning streak looking good.
2. Philadelphia Eagles. The quarterback controversy is heating up to a higher degree in Philly. How do you make the decision on who to play and who has to stay on the bench? Kolb looked great last week with all the weapons out there. It may be apparant that the weapons are making whomever gets in there look good. A great win this week for Philadelphia – they look scary. We only hope the hit leaves the star running back in good shape for next week.
3. Washington Redskins. The Redskins didn’t play well against a Colts team that is yet to come together. With a win here, I would have been calling Donovan a savior, but they couldn’t pull this one out. It is becoming clear that the receiving team is not big enough to have a dramatic impact in the game.
4. Dallas Cowboys. What can I say, these guys are the best 1-4 team in the league. I guess they should have pretended they were still winless, because they didn’t show much out there on the field last week. Bad play from Romo cost them along with all the penalties. Look forward to the Monday night showdown versus NYG.