Jerry Jones (The Dallas Cowboy’s Owner) is trying to start a war with commissioner Roger Goodell . Jones is upset at Goodell for 2 reasons.
- Running back Ezekiel Elliott got suspended 6 games for domestic violence.
- Jones thinks Goodell should be harder on players who kneel for the National Anthem.
The hypocrisy here is mind boggling. Jones supports domestic violence offenders like Eliott and Greg Hardy, yet he is against peaceful protests. Let me remind everyone once again… There is no rule in the NFL stating one must stand during the anthem. The Cowboys are now 5-5 after getting shellacked at home to the Philadelphia Eagles, 37-9. Maybe Jones should concentrate on his team a little more and not worry about peaceful protestors. Since 2010, the Cowboys have had only 2 winning seasons.
5 Things the Sports Whisperer Learned about Week 11 in the NFL.
5) It is time for the Chiefs to bench Alex Smith:
When the Chiefs started 5-0, fans and the media were calling for KC to make it to the Super Bowl. I told everyone ( to quote Aaron Rodgers), R-E-L-A-X. I never “bought into” Alex Smith. The Chiefs lost to the 2-8 Giants, 12-9 on Sunday. Smith was 27-40 for 230 yards and 2 interceptions. Kareem Hunt rushed for 73 yards. Teams are now stacking the line and stopping the run and making Alex Smith beat them. In 2011, the San Franscico 49ers went to the NFC championship with Smith as their starting quarterback. The following year, Jim Harbaugh benched him for Colin Kaepernick, its time for Andy Reid to do the same thing. It is time for former Texas Tech rookie, Pat Mahomes to take over the reins under center.
#4) Swing and a big miss in Buffalo:
Buffalo doesn’t have a baseball team in the Major leagues, but their organization struck out “big time” on Sunday. The Bills were 5-4 and decided to bench Tyrod Taylor and replace him with Nathan Peterman. How did the former Pittsburgh University quarterback respond? He was 6-14 with 5 interceptions in the 1st half. The Bills lost to San Diego 54-24. Buffalo was down 37-7 at halftime. This was one of the worst performances I have ever see in the NFL, and I watched Geno Smith for years with the New York Jets.
#3) Has Mike McCarthy run in Green Bay come to an end?
The Packers lost to the Baltimore Ravens 23-0 on Sunday in Green Bay. It was the fist time the Packers have been shut out at home in nearly a decade. The Ravens forced five turnovers, (the last time they accomplished that feat was when Ray Lewis led his defense in 2000). The Packers were last shut out on November 19, 2006 when they lost to New England 35-0. Aaron Rodgers replacement, Brett Hundley, has been terrible. He was 21-36 for 239 and threw 3 interceptions. It is the job of a coach to get the most out of his players no matter who is healthy. In 2008, the Patriots went 11-5 with career journeymen, Matt Cassel. Bill Belichick won 11 games without Brady. It is painfully obvious that the Packers success has been because of Rodgers. It is time for Green Bay to go in a different direction next year.
#2) Are the Vikings for Real?
The Minnesota Vikings are 8-2 and the rest of the NFL is still questioning how good they are? On Sunday, they beat the 7-3 Rams 24-7. This game was 7-7 going into the 4th quarter. The Vikings scored 17 points in the final period to win their 6th game in a row. Case Keenum, who appears to be playing for his starting job every week, was 27-38 for 280 yards and 1 touchdown. Keenum is completing 65% of his passes and has 12 touchdowns and 5 interceptions on the year. If you don’t know who Adam Thielen is, you will. The wide receiver had 6 catches for 123 yards and one touchdowns. In ten games he has 62 catches. Minnesota has a very good defense and their offense has scored over 20 points in 6 straight games.
#1) Russell Wilson is the best of the best:
When Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson came into the league, people labeled him a game manager… boy were they wrong. The Seahawks lost to the Atlanta Falcons on Monday night 34-31. Wilson was 26-42, 2 passing TD’s for 258 yards. He also rushed 7 times for 86 yards and 1 touchdown. Wilson leads the Seahawks in rushing this year. His numbers indicate that he is a first ballot hall of famer. In 2017,85% of the Seahawks yards from scrimmage, have come from their quarterback. That is the highest percentage of any player in the last 10 seasons. Wilson is 37-8 at home as a starter, only Tom Brady and Terry Bradshaw have higher winning percentages at home. The former Wisconsin Badger has 149 touchdown passes in his first six seasons. That is 4th most behind Dan Marino (196), Peyton Manning (167), and Matt Ryan (153). Seattle has no running game this season, other than Wilson, and their defense is depleted because of injury. He won’t win the MVP but the Seattle quarterback should get a ton of votes. He is carrying his team despite their many flaws.
The Steelers manhandled the Tennessee Titans 40-17. Antonio Brown had 3 touchdowns and the Steelers are off to their best start since Mike Tomlin’s rookie year.
The Patriots embarrassed the Raiders 33-8 in Mexico, and it wasn’t that close. Over the past two years, Tom Brady has 50 touchdowns and only 4 interceptions. He should win the MVP but he won’t.
The Eagles are 9-1 and Carson Wentz WILL WIN the MVP and he is the new face of the NFL.
Miami quarterback Jay Cutler was off today, but he threw two interceptions…. How is that possible?
Cutler is making 10 million dollars this year (with incentives), let that sink in.
The Sports Whisperer’s Top 5 Power Rankings
#5 Minnesota Vikings… 8-2
#4 New Orleans Saints…8-2
#3 Pittsburgh Steelers… 8-2
#2 New England Patriots… 8-2
#1 Philadelphia Eagles… 9-1
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