On Saturday November 11th, I saw Miami Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler at the Whole Foods in Miami. He bought 2 grilled chicken breasts, some garlic tofu, 2 gallons of water and threw two interceptions before he left.
Here are 5 Things the Sports Whisperer learned about week 10 in the NFL.
#5) Are the New York Giants the worst team in the NFL?
The Giants lost to the San Francisco 49ers 31-21. The 49ers were 0-9. The Giants gave up 31 points to a team that had absolutely nothing to play for. Head coach Ben McAdoo has not only lost the locker room but he has lost the fan base. The Giants should have fired him before he got on the plane and gave him a bus ticket home. This is the worst season the Giants will have since they went 4-12 in 2003.
#4) Are the Saints the best team in the NFL?
After starting 0-2 the New Orleans Saints have won 7 straight games. During their winning streak they have caused 13 turnovers. The Saints defeated the Bills 47-10 on the road Sunday afternoon, and are tied for the second-best record in the NFL (7-2). This is not the Saints team we are used to, they are doing it with the running game and forcing turnovers. Mark Ingram ran for 131 yards and Alvin Kamara rushed for 106. Head coach, Sean Payton has done a masterful job in re-inventing this team.
#3) The Chargers finding ways to lose, has become an art form?
Josh Lambo kicked a 30-yard field goal with 3:12 remaining in overtime, lifting the Jacksonville Jaguars to a 20-17 victory against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday. The Chargers have lost 14 games by one possession since the start of last season, that is most in the NFL. Like Yogi Berra once said, “It is Déjà vu all over again.” I don’t care how mentally tough you are, losing like this, 14 times in under 2 years, has got to put a strain on the team, the coaches and their fan base. The Chargers should be called the heartbreak kids.
#2) No one adjusts quarter to quarter or week to week like Patriots coach, Bill Belichick.
During the 1st month of the season the Patriots were giving up over 30 points per game. Over the past five games their defense has giving up 14, 17, 7 13 and 16 points. The Patriots dominated the Denver Broncos 41-16 in Denver. The Pats are now 7-2. Would anyone be surprised if they go 14-2 or 13-3?
#1) Thursday Night Football will be a must watch TV:
On Thursday Night, the 6-3 Titans will face the 7-2 Steelers in Pittsburgh. The Titans have their first 4 game winning streak since 2009 and are off to their best start since 2008. The Steelers are off to their best 9 game start since Mike Tomlin’s 1st year on the sidelines. Pittsburgh has also won 4 games in a row. This should be a very good contest with two teams trying to keep up with the 7-2 Patriots. I will be glued to my TV Thursday.
Giants vs 49ers had two team facing each other with the fewest combined wins, this late in the season…1… since 1984.
Atlanta’s Adrian Clayborn is one of only four players to have six sacks in a game. He only had two sacks going into the Dallas game last Sunday. The other three to accomplish this feat…Fred Dean, Derrick Thomas, and Osi Umenyiora.
Rams have outscored their opponents 144-41 in their four-game winning streak.
The New England Patriots have won 12 straight road games.
NFL Top 5 Power Rankings:
#5) LA Rams 7-2.
#4) Pittsburgh Steelers 7-2.
#3) New Orleans Saints 7-2.
#2) New England Patriots. 7-2.
#1) Philadelphia Eagles 8-1.
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