There is a reason the NFL Ratings are getting lower and lower each week, the product stinks. From the teams to the owners, to the officiating, even the announcers have been bad. As a lifelong football fan, I can’t remember a season that had so much inconsistency week in and week out.
Here are 5 Things The Sports Whisperer Learned from Week 13 in the NFL.
5) Jeff Fisher gets a two-year contract extension: The Los Angeles Rams awarded a coach who has had 6 winning seasons in 22 years on the sidelines. Fisher is 31-44 over the past 5 years and has not had 1 winning season as the Rams head coach. His reward, a two-year contract extension. The Rams have a young quarterback in Jared Goff and young running back in Todd Gurley and just move to Los Angeles. What has Fisher done to deserve a contract extension? Say it our loud, once again 6 winning seasons in 22 years! Tom Hanks in the movie the 1994 movie Forrest Gump said, “Stupid is as Stupid does” The Rams ownership is not only stupid, but they might be borderline insane. After all the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. I am not even a Rams fan and I realize how horrible this extension is. They are rewarding incompetence. Rams fans… my message to you is simple…. boycott the games.
4) Bills fans, you got what you wished For: When Rex Ryan got hired 2 years ago, Bills fans were ecstatic. Ryan and the Bills lost to the Oakland Raiders Sunday, 38-24. After leading 24-9 the Bills gave up 29 straight points. Buffalo is now 6-6 and will play Pittsburgh next week. A loss would probably eliminate them from the playoffs. This will be the 6th straight season that Ryan didn’t lead his team to the extra season. Ryan is the ultimate snake oil salesman, he talks a great game but as far as being a head coach, he is what his record is 60-64, below average. I would be shocked if the Bills don’t fire him at the end of the year. But, as we have seen with Fisher, coaches get rewarded for losing games.
3) Who is the best team in the NFC? The Cowboys have now won 11 straight games for the first time in the team’s history. They defeated the Minnesota Vikings 17-15. The game ended in controversy when the officials missed Sam Bradford getting hit in the face by a Dallas defender while going for a two-point conversion. The Cowboys are being led by two possible MVP candidates, rookie quarterback Dak Prescott and rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott. The cowboys are winning with an old formula, run the ball and don’t turn the ball over. Dallas has had only two games where they turned the ball over 2 or more times. The Seahawks totally manhandled the Carolina Panthers Sunday night 40-7. The score doesn’t indicate how dominant Seattle was. With a healthy team, the Seahawks are still my favorite to come out of the NFC. Their defense, quarterback play, and coaching makes me give them the edge over the Cowboys if the two meet up in the playoffs. Seattle is the scariest team in the NFC right now because they have a higher ceiling. Safety Earl Thomas suffered a broken leg in the Seahawks victory and he cannot be replaced. That is a brutal loss for a secondary known as the “Legion of Boom.”
2) Tom Brady is the G.O.A.T: The Patriots beat the Los Angeles Rams 26-10 on Sunday. Brady became the all-time winningest quarterback with 201 wins. No QB in the Super Bowl era has ever completed more than 15 touchdown passes and less than 2 interceptions. Brady has 19 TD’s and only 1 interception. Despite losing TE Rob Gronkowski Brady hasn’t missed a beat. They will make it to an 11th AFC championship game under Brady and Bill Belichick. It is time to recognize Brady as the greatest quarterback of all-time. Any arguments against him are foolish.
1) Chip Kelly should go back to Oregon: The San Francisco 49ers are about 3 years away from being respectable. They have no quarterback, no wide receivers and a defense that needs more talent. Chip Kelly was 46-7 coaching the Ducks, including a 33-3 PAC-12 record. He is now 27-32 as an NFL head coach. I still think he could win in the NFL Belichick was 36-44 before Brady became his starter. It’s hard to win without a QB. Kelly has had, Michael Vick, Nick Foles, Mark Sanchez, Sam Bradford, Blaine Gabbert and Colin Kaepernick. None of these QB’s will ever see a Pro Bowl game or a playoff game as starters.
Two Weeks ago, Aaron Rodgers said he believed the Packers could run the table. They won 2 straight games and will host Seattle on Sunday. They follow the Seahawks with Chicago, Minnesota and Detroit If they win 3 out of 4 they could make the playoffs.
I don’t believe in the Chiefs at all. KC beat the Atlanta Falcons 29-28 on an interception return of a two-point conversion. KC is now 9-3 but does anyone think Andy Reed and Alex Smith can beat Ben Roethlisberger, Tom Brady or Derek Carr in the playoffs? If you do,I have a great Ponzi Scheme for you to invest in.
Even though the 0-12 Browns had a bye week, they were still a 14-point underdog.
The 8-4 Detroit lions beat the New Orleans Saints on the road 28-13. I should have known the Saints were going to lose. I had Drew Brees on my fantasy football team. Brees had 3 interceptions and 0 touchdowns for the first time since 2002.
With the Gronkowski injury. Look for the Steelers and Raiders to give the Patriots all they can handle in the post-season.
The Dolphins lost 38-6 to the Ravens and the game wasn’t that close.
The Jets lost 41-10 at home to a slightly above average Colts team. New York quit on coach Todd Bowles. For that reason alone he should be fired. Besides the Browns, The Jets are the 2nd worst franchise in the history of the NFL. Let, Owner Woody Johnson go work for Trump.
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