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Tales from the NFL Week 8

The NFL Sunday Ticket is one of my favorite products of all time.  I mainly buy it to watch every Raider game but being able to watch any other game I want… or if I’m being lazy, watch the Red Zone channel… is football heaven.  Thank you DirecTV!  With all of this power comes great responsibility to share all of the wisdom, insights, and happenings from around the NFL.

Without further ado… I give you a recap of the games from the NFL Week 8:

NFL_week 8_Texans 30 Titans 16 espn JJ Watt selfie

JJ Watt wasn’t happy that Zach Mettenberger was taking a selfie before the game so he decided to welcome him to the league in his own special way. Texans 30 Titans 16

NFL_week 8_Colts 34 Steelers 51

Big Ben and the rest of the killer bees playing out of their minds and outgunned Mr. Luck 51 – 34.

NFL_week 8_Eagles 20 Cardinals 24

Larry Fitzgerald got his groove back and the Cardinals pick up a great last minute win against the Eagles 24 – 20. Cardinals are 6-1

NFL_week 8_Rams 7 Chiefs 34 Kniles Davis 99yd return nydailynews

Chiefs used a 99yd return by Kniles Davis for a TD to stomp the Rams 34 – 7.

NFL_week 8_Seahawks 13 Panthers 9

Now there are rumors that Marshawn Lynch was on the trading block because the Seahawks have grown “tired of his ways”. Well, send him to Oakland… we get his “ways”. Hawks do get a TD late in the 4th Q to get the win over the Panthers despite the internal drama… 13 – 9.

NFL_week 8_Bills 43 Jets 23 espn

The Jets are making the Bills look like contenders. Fantasy tip: start any defense facing these two INT machines. Bills 43 Jets 23

NFL_week 8_Packers 23 Saints 44

Mark Ingram looking healthy again… could be a regular starter going forward. Nod to Jimmy Graham back in the lineup and getting a TD… might be just what Brees needed. Big win for the Saints over the Packers 44 – 23.

NFL_week 8_Dolphins 27 Jaguars 13 miamidolphinscom

Dolphins get 2 defensive TDs and win a game they are supposed to win against the Jaguars 27 – 13.

NFL_week 8_Vikings 19 Buccaneers 13 bleacherreport

Vikings win on a defensive TD in OT against the Buccaneers… just like Teddy drew it up. 19 – 13

NFL_week 8_Bears 23 Patriots 51 espn

In another smash game in week 8, Tommy touchdown and the Gronk went off. I know the Patriots were being careful with him but maybe they have released the Kraken. Patriots 51 Bears 23.

NFL_week 8_Ravens 24 Bengals 27

Ravens were robbed on a ticky-tack offensive PI call. Steve Smith apparently scored the game winning TD until it was waved off. Bengals get the win over the Ravens 27 – 24.

NFL_week 8_Lions 22 Falcons 21

Another outcome being influenced by the refs. The Lions were given a redo on the game ending FG. Prater missed the first attempt but delay of game was called and given another shot… this time it was true as the Lions edged the Falcons 22 – 21.

NFL_week 8_Chargers 21 Broncos 35

The Donkeys are on a roll and beat the Chargers 35-21 but Peyton is never satisfied and chewed out the scoreboard operator after the game.

Washington Redskins v Dallas Cowboys

Colt McCoy… pow pow… goes into big D and comes away with the win over the mighty Cowboys. Great back and forth game and even more drama when Romo injures his back in the third quarter and Brandon Weeden comes in and keeps the Boys in the game. Ultimately the Redskins kicked the FG in OT and come away with the win 20 – 17.

 

STATE OF RAIDER NATION

The Oakland Raiders miss out on their best chance to get a win over the next month or two as they lose to the Cleveland Browns 23 – 13.  London would have appreciated this game as the first half was all kickers 9-6 and it appeared the Raiders were within striking distance.  However, an untimely fumble by McFadden (who was running his heart out as he has been as of late) led to the Browns first TD of the game and apparently the nail in the coffin.

The Raiders put together a drive in the final minutes and Antonio Holmes showed some toughness carrying a DB into the end-zone with :12 seconds left to cap it off but it was too little too late.

Oh and I also need to mention Matt Schaub’s contribution to the game.  Se-Bass was lined up to kick a FG but someone called the fake and Schaub ends up throwing a pick.

Next week @ Seattle Seahawks at 4:25 eastern.  I’m not holding my breath but the Hawks have been far from dominating as of late and with more drama bubbling to the surface, staying on the west coast, who knows what could happen…

 

NFL_week 8_Raiders 13 Browns 23 Carr

 

NFL_week 8_Raiders 13 Browns 23 Sebastian Janikowski

NFL_week 8_Raiders 13 Browns 23 Holmes Woodson

NFL_week 8_Raiders 13 Browns 23 Cameron Jordan

NFL_week 8_Raiders 13 Browns 23 Holmes Carr sack

Oakland Raiders v Cleveland Browns

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The only game where you can have Saints Bush tackle Lions Bush. Saints 23 Lions 24

Tales from the NFL Week 7

The NFL Sunday Ticket is one of my favorite products of all time.  I mainly buy it to watch every Raider game but being able to watch any other game I want… or if I’m being lazy, watch the Red Zone channel… is football heaven.  Thank you DirecTV!  With all of this power comes great responsibility to share all of the wisdom, insights, and happenings from around the NFL.

Without further ado… I give you a recap of the games from the NFL Week 7:

"Who's your daddy?"  Peyton breaks Favre's TD record of 508.  Broncos 42 49ers 17

“Who’s your daddy?” Peyton breaks Favre’s TD record of 508. Broncos 42 49ers 17

Spiller breaks his collar bone.   F Jax also out with injury.  This is now the official Sammy Watkins show... 122 yds 2 TD.  Bills 17 Vikings 16

Spiller breaks his collar bone. F Jax also out with injury. This is now the official Sammy Watkins show… 122 yds 2 TD. Bills 17 Vikings 16

I guess we don't have a QB controversy anymore.  Kirk Cousins was pulled and Colt McCoy leads the Redskins to victory.  RGIII might practice this week.  Redskins 19 Titans 17

I guess we don’t have a QB controversy anymore. Kirk Cousins was pulled and Colt McCoy leads the Redskins to victory. RGIII might practice this week.  NFL also needs to get rid of their “only 1 helmet” rule… these retros aren’t working. Redskins 19 Titans 17

Rams deserve credit for the way they played... crazy trick punt return that fooled EVERYONE... fake punt deep in their own territory... but the  Rams caught a break as this fumble in the pic was ruled to be recovered by the Rams.  Rams 28 Seahawks 26

Rams deserve credit for the way they played… crazy trick punt return that fooled EVERYONE… fake punt deep in their own territory… but the Rams caught a break as this fumble in the pic was ruled to be recovered by the Rams. Rams 28 Seahawks 26

The only game where you can have Saints Bush tackle Lions Bush. Saints 23 Lions 24

The only game where you can have Saints Bush tackle Lions Bush. Saints 23 Lions 24

Cam still doesn't know what hit him.  Rodgers is rolling.  Carolina 17 Packers 38

Cam still doesn’t know what hit him. Rodgers is rolling. Carolina 17 Packers 38

I guess Vereen is filling in nicely for Ridley... 2 receiving TD.  Patriots 27 Jets 25

I guess Vereen is filling in nicely for Ridley… 2 receiving TD. Patriots 27 Jets 25

DeMarco Murray breaks Jim Brown's 56 yr old record with 7th straight 100yd rushing game to start a season... correlation - Cowboys are 6-1. Cowboys 31 Giants 21

DeMarco Murray breaks Jim Brown’s 56 yr old record with 7th straight 100yd rushing game to start a season… correlation – Cowboys are 6-1. Cowboys 31 Giants 21

What is wrong with the Falcons?  Atlanta 7 Baltimore 29

What is wrong with the Falcons? Atlanta 7 Baltimore 29

Bears are winless at home this year.  I never know what to expect from either of these two teams.  Dolphins 27 Bears 14

Bears are winless at home this year. I never know what to expect from either of these two teams. Dolphins 27 Bears 14

I don't care about this game but Jamaal Charles was blown up crossing the goal line in this pic.  Chiefs 23 Chargers 20

I don’t care about this game but Jamaal Charles was blown up crossing the goal line in this pic. Chiefs 23 Chargers 20

Congrats on your first win Jacksonville.  Now the Raiders are in sole possession of the 1st pick in the draft. Jaguars 24 Browns 6

Congrats on your first win Jacksonville. Now the Raiders are in sole possession of the 1st pick in the draft. Jaguars 24 Browns 6

 

Time to talk about the Colts D... kidding... Luck is dealing again... 344 yds.  Colts 27 Bengals 0

Time to talk about the Colts D… kidding… Luck is dealing again… 344 yds. Colts 27 Bengals 0

I just happened to turn this game on for that 3 minute stretch where the Steelers put up 24 points.  Crazy swing in the game and my favorite part was the tipped INT by Brett Keisel. Steelers 30 Texans 23

I just happened to turn this game on for that 3 minute stretch where the Steelers put up 24 points. Crazy swing in the game and my favorite part was the tipped INT by Brett Keisel. Steelers 30 Texans 23

 

STATE OF RAIDER NATION

Raiders still without a win on the year.  Raiders came out flatter than last week… fell behind early 14-0.  They showed some life in the second quarter and nearly tied it in the third 14-13 on a Sea Bass FG.  However, the Cardinals put together an 80 yd drive late in the third and then put the Raiders away on a FG with :29 seconds left to win the game 24-13.

The officiating wasn’t good today.  Raiders got away with some stuff as well but when the refs are inconsistent… that is when it becomes a problem for me.  Illegal contact, holding, illegal block in back on Carrie’s 54yd return… frustrating.

Next week @ Cleveland Browns at 4:25 eastern.

Azel Wendell Grasty Sr., more commonly known as Oaktown Pirate, passed away on Monday at the age of 57.

Azel Wendell Grasty Sr., more commonly known as Oaktown Pirate, passed away on Monday at the age of 57.

Woodson hit instead of wrapped up and Taylor was able to leap across the goal line for the first score.

Woodson hit instead of wrapped up and Taylor was able to leap across the goal line for the first score.

Deep TD pass to Floyd... just out of reach.

Deep TD pass to Floyd… just out of reach.

Darren McFadden ran hard at times today.  Good to see him get in the end zone on a play where Derek Carr was unsure of the play call.

Darren McFadden ran hard at times today. Good to see him get in the end zone on a play where Derek Carr was unsure of the play call.

C Wood with another INT on the year.

C Wood with another INT on the year.

Young rookie Carrie is playing well.  Had a nice return called back but I believe he will break one this year.

Young rookie Carrie is playing well. Had a nice return called back but I believe he will break one this year.

On a bogus roughing the passer call this happened... lace locked.

On a bogus roughing the passer call this happened… lace locked.

Classy move by Palmer.

Classy move by Palmer.

Not a classy move by Dockett...

Not a classy move by Dockett…

Raiders showed some fight against the Chargers and had a chance to win but Derek Carr's 4 TDs wasn't enough.  I hope this wasn't a one time thing and they keep this energy for the rest of the year.

Tales from the NFL Week 6

The NFL Sunday Ticket is one of my favorite products of all time.  I mainly buy it to watch every Raider game but being able to watch any other game I want… or if I’m being lazy, watch the Red Zone channel… is football heaven.  Thank you DirecTV!  With all of this power comes great responsibility to share all of the wisdom, insights, and happenings from around the NFL.

Without further ado… I give you a recap of the games from the NFL Week 6:

Cutler throws for 381 and Forte finally gets his first 2 rushing TDs of the year.  Bears over Falcons 27 - 13.

Cutler throws for 381 and Forte finally gets his first 2 rushing TDs of the year. Bears over Falcons 27 – 13.

"Is there anything you can do to get me back?  I miss you bro... sniff." Donkeys 31 - Jets 17.

“Is there anything you can do to get me back? I miss you bro… sniff.” Donkeys 31 – Jets 17.

The NFL is better when the Browns are competitive.  Nice win for them to finally beat the Steelers 31 - 10.

The NFL is better when the Browns are competitive. Nice win for them to finally beat the Steelers 31 – 10.

Texans make it interesting but Andrew Luck keeps dealing and helps the Colts edge the Texans 33-28.

Texans make it interesting but Andrew Luck keeps dealing and helps the Colts edge the Texans 33-28.

Okay Dallas... I see you... winning in Seattle... you have my attention.  Dallas 30 - Seattle 23.

Okay Dallas… I see you… winning in Seattle… you have my attention. Dallas 30 – Seattle 23.

Insult to injury... Giants not only lose the game 27 - 0 against the Eagles but they lose Victor Cruz for the year.  Good to see McCoy go off finally 149 yds.  Eagles also going with all black uniforms.

Insult to injury… Giants not only lose the game 27 – 0 against the Eagles but they lose Victor Cruz for the year. Good to see McCoy go off finally 149 yds. Eagles also going with all black uniforms.

Jaguars almost get their first win but Whitehurst and his ponytail... along with a blocked FG get it done over Jaguars 16 -14 .

Jaguars almost get their first win but Whitehurst and his ponytail… along with a blocked FG get it done over Jaguars 16 -14 .

No Calvin Johnson or Reggie Bush but the defense dominated Teddy.  Ziggy Ansah had 2.5 sacks.  Lions 17 Vikings 3

No Calvin Johnson or Reggie Bush but the defense dominated Teddy. Ziggy Ansah had 2.5 sacks. Lions 17 Vikings 3

R-E-L-A-X... fake spike then quick strike.  Aaron Rodgers is the man.  27-24 Packers over Dolphins.

R-E-L-A-X… fake spike then quick strike. Aaron Rodgers is the man. 27-24 Packers over Dolphins.

A tie?  So lame.    Mike Nugent blows the OT win by missing a 37 yd FG.  Interesting that Bengals put up 37 without AJ Green.  Cam also had 100 rushing and 284 passing.

A tie? So lame. Mike Nugent blows the OT win by missing a 37 yd FG. Interesting that Bengals put up 37 without AJ Green. Cam also had 100 rushing and 284 passing.

Brady is back on track as Patriots smash the Bills 37 - 22 but lose Ridley and Mayo in the process.  Who will pick up the RB slack?

Brady is back on track as Patriots smash the Bills 37 – 22 but lose Ridley and Mayo in the process. Who will pick up the RB slack?

Raiders showed some fight against the Chargers and had a chance to win but Derek Carr's 4 TDs wasn't enough.  I hope this wasn't a one time thing and they keep this energy for the rest of the year.

Raiders showed some fight against the Chargers and had a chance to win but Derek Carr’s 4 TDs wasn’t enough. I hope this wasn’t a one time thing and they keep this energy for the rest of the year.

The Rams were up early but Kaepernick goes off for 343 and 3 TDs to put down the Rams and their throwbacks 31-17.

The Rams were up early but Kaepernick goes off for 343 and 3 TDs to put down the Rams and their throwbacks 31-17.

How many TDs did you throw in the first half Joe? "5!" Ravens 48 - Buccaneers 17

How many TDs did you throw in the first half Joe? “5!” Ravens 48 – Buccaneers 17

Carson Palmer is back and Larry Fitzgerald catches 6 for 98 and his first TD of the year.  Cardinals beat the Redskins 30-20

Carson Palmer is back and Larry Fitzgerald catches 6 for 98 and his first TD of the year. Cardinals beat the Redskins 30-20

 

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2013 Fantasy Football Awards

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The 2013 fantasy football season is in the books and it has been an interesting one.  Full of injuries, big trades, falls from grace, and unexpected showings from new faces.  For the most part, if you drafted some of the Donkeys on your squad, you received a big boost.  On the other hand, many of the top running backs fell to injury and devastated many owners who spent top picks just to scan the waiver wire week after week.  Other teams like the Falcons and Ravens sorely disappointed owners across the board and then you have your ever ready players like Drew Brees, LeSean McCoy, and Brandon Marshall that lived up to their billing.

So, without further ado, here are your 2013 Fantasy Football Awards:

HERO QB RB WR TE
1 Peyton Manning Jamaal Charles Calvin Johnson Jimmy Graham
2 Drew Brees LeSean McCoy Josh Gordon Julius Thomas
3 Cam Newton Matt Forte Brandon Marshall Vernon Davis

 

ZERO QB RB WR TE
1 Aaron Rodgers Doug Martin Roddy White Rob Gronkowski
2 Michael Vick CJ Spiller Danny Amendola Jermichael Finley
3 Josh Freeman Ray Rice Dwayne Bowe Fred Davis
Arian Foster Hakeem Nicks
Trent Richardson

 

SLEEPERS QB RB WR TE
1 Andy Dalton Knowshon Moreno Josh Gordon Julius Thomas
2 Philip Rivers Fred Jackson Alshon Jeffrey Jordan Cameron
3 Alex Smith Joique Bell Keenan Allen Charles Clay
Ryan Tannehill Zac Stacy Julian Edelman
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Droppin Heroes – Fantasy Football Projections – Week 11

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Droppin Heroes – Fantasy Football Projections – Week 10

Droppin Heroes – Fantasy Football Projections – Week 10

 

MVP

Mid-Season Fantasy Football Awards

Here we are, half-way through he NFL 2012-13 season and it is time to hand out our Mid-Season MVP awards… the top 5 fantasy football players at each of their respective positions.  We will see if these folks can sustain this level of play or fall by the way side as the season progresses.

It is interesting to note how the ranks have changed since the last time we handed out MVP awards five weeks ago.  Those that we lost: RG III – have they figured you out? /Ryan Fitzpatrick – you need to grow the entire beard, not just the goatee / CJ Spiller – another casualty of the injuries / Jamaal Charles – another casualty of a bad franchise / Roddy White – no joke here / Dwayne Bowe – see Jamaal Charles / Mike Wallace, Jimmy Graham, Vernon Davis round out those who have declined.

However, let’s recognize the new players who have taken their spots:  Aaron Rodgers – returning to form? / Peyton Manning –  No Bronco / ADP – back on top / Doug Martin – thanks to the Raiders / Brandon Marshall – finally playing up to his level / Percy Harvin – under the radar / Vincent Jackson, Owen Daniels, Jason Witten are rising to the top.

Here they are… your Mid-Season Fantasy Football MVPs

QB

RB

WR

TE

DEF

Aaron Rodgers Arian Foster Brandon Marshall Rob Gronkowski Chicago
Drew Brees Adrian Peterson AJ Green Tony Gonzalez New York
Peyton Manning Doug Martin Victor Cruz Heath Miller Houston
Tom Brady Trent Richardson Percy Harvin Owen Daniels San Diego
Matt Ryan Ray Rice Vincent Jackson Jason Witten San Francisco
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Droppin Heroes – Fantasy Football Projections – Week 9

Droppin Heroes – Fantasy Football Projections – Week 9

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Words are not enough anymore.  To get the full impact and understanding of what Droppin is, it can only be captured through video.  That’s right Droppin-ites.  Welcome to the first ever Droppin Vlog – Heroes & Zeros style.

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Heroes and Zeros – Fantasy Football – Week 7

 

A little late this week I know but better late than never.  What did we learn this week fake football fans?

  • Chris Johnson doesn’t like it when I dog him.  Seems like as soon as I give up on him, he proves me wrong.    I haven’t turned completely back in favor of him though.  Let’s see if he can be more consistent.
  • Vernon Davis with no targets?  Certainly an intriguing story here.
  • Trent Richardson is also of concern – two weeks in a row with bad numbers.  Hit the rookie wall already?

Here they are, your Heroes & Zeros – fantasy football players of the week 7 and your projected heroes for week 8:

Week 7 – Results
HERO ZERO
QB Drew Brees Joe Flacco
Josh Freeman Tony Romo
RB 1 Chris Johnson Darren McFadden
Arian Foster Ray Rice
RB 2 Adrian Peterson Trent Richardson
LaRod Stephens-Howling BenJarvus Green-Ellis
WR 1 Vincent Jackson Calvin Johnson
Randall Cobb Dez Bryant
WR 2 Victor Cruz Larry Fitzgerald
Jordy Nelson Anquan Boldin
TE Rob Gronkowski Vernon Davis
Dustin Keller Kyle Rudolph
DEF Houston Green Bay
Minnesota Dallas
Week 8 Projections
HERO
QB Aaron Rodgers
Drew Brees
RB 1 LeSean McCoy
Adrian Peterson
RB 2 Chris Johnson
Matt Forte
WR 1 Miles Austin
Calvin Johnson
WR 2 Percy Harvin
Hakeem Nicks
TE Rob Gronkowski
Jason Witten
DEF Chicago
San Francisco