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Posted 04 November 2011 - 05:39 PM

Well here we are....halfway home in the NFL Season (and damn I thought this summer flew by with two hockey leagues, even being sick for a damn week didn't slow things down....never does)....and it seems even halfway in all we know is Green Bay is good, everyone else has issues and if you really suck, you need to suck at an exceptional level to get into the Suck for Luck sweepstakes....and Teebowing is funny, but its infinitely funnier when you do it after sacking Tim Teebow!!! Some really good games....and of course teams all fired up to pummel on Indy and Miami yet again!!

Sunday November 6:

1pm:

Jets At Bills:

It's a bit early in the season to call this a HUGE game...but if Buffalo pulls this out they are clearly in the AFC East driver's seat....I guess that's what makes it easier to like them in this one....the Jets aren't up against it here and that's where they are best....not to mention teams mostly suck coming off the bye this year and to be fair about it Buffalo is playing better, crisper football on offense and defense (though a pee wee team, or even the Rams could shut out the Redskins now a days)....I still like the way the Bills are playing now, and at home compared to the Jets who had sometime to relax and only play their best when there's a gun to their head....look, at least I gave good reasons right??

Winner: Bills

Game Quality: **** (it's the pre-game croissant considered having a fraking snack??)

Seattle at Dallas:

*sigh*....there is no worse feeling then to KNOW your team is just the same old average pile of crap that's gonna come in and pound on the lesser teams, but when faced with a team of equal or superior skill (like say....last week), you know your team's gonna get rick-rolled.....feelin me Pats fans on this one?? So yeah, Seattle is HORRIBLE.....Dallas is average at best.....gimmie average at best.....

Winner: Dallas

Game Quality: * 3/4

Browns at Texans:

So now the word in Cleveland is they are souring on Colt McCoy and think he's part of the problem?? Are they INSANE?? You put Joe Montana (or someone even godlier in Joe Flacco *eyeroll*) on this team and they still barely win 4 games this offense is as limp as an old folk's home with a viagra shortage!! Seriously people!!! Maybe when they learn how to build an NFL team in Cleveland.....they can up and move them again *zing*....anyway, I still don't trust Houston, but how can you not when you look at the Browns roster, yes weird sh!t happens in the NFL....not here...not this week......


Winner: Texans

Game Quality: * 3/4

Falcons at Colts:

The Falcons are starting to play the kind of football that got them to 14-2.... the Colts are playing the kinda football that got them Peyton Manning in the first place....this one too you don't need to be building rocketships to figure this one out (look on the bright side Miami fans....Peyton is talking of playing the last one or two games, so he can personally cock-block the Colts from drafting his replacement....fvcking SMART ain't it?)

Winner: Falcons

Game Quality: DUD

Miami at Kansas City:

God help me....but the Chiefs might be the hottest team in the AFC now....yes they got a LOT of help from the Raiders and Chargers in the last two weeks, but they are getting good running from Battle, some solid D (and excellent CB play from Flowers)....and they're starting to feel it....Todd Haley...FEAR THE BEARD!!! Miami on the other hand seems to have a mission statement of: play every game good but find a way to frak it up in the end so we can keep Sucking for Luck....I like that forumla personally....and it's just a weird feeling....this game might be more fun to watch then we expect, gonna have to keep an eye on this as Miami does what they do, just good enough to lose!


Winner: Not the Dolphins

Game Quality: *** (just a weird feeling, this will be a fun game....)

Tampa Bay at Saints:

Damn this is a rough one to call.....the Saints went from as dominant as you can be to as AWFUL as you can be in 7 days....and against equally as bad teams....could part of the problem be Sean Peyton is trapped up in the handicapped seats (ok, really the coordinator's box, but my way sounds cooler!)....it might be, few coaches are as animated and in your face as Peyton can be, and sometimes it is the little things that carry the weight...it also doesn't help having Mark Ingram be out and the running game reverts to the crap it was last year without him...Tampa gets Blount back, which helps them and hurts the Saints because they couldn't stop Sean Peyton if someone pushed him downhill during practice in his lil wheelchair (yes I'm allowed to make fun of wheelchair folk, I dated one for 7 years so *pffbbbttt*)....I like the Tampa D better, and the Saints record is not good when Drew Brees throws over 50 times (I heard it on XM and forgot the number sorry)....and he's gonna have to in this one...


funny that three weeks ago we thought the Saints were only a step behind Green Bay....that rift looks like the Grand Canyon now.....


Winner: Tampa

Game Quality: ***

49ers at Redskins:

Now we know the difference in John Beck and Rex Grossman, less turnovers and fewer big plays....either way the revolving door at running back from Shanahan is spinning again, the WR's are bad, least they got Fred Davis, but the 49ers are just playing too well....and especially at QB (God help me for praising Alex Smith), there's no way in the world they screw this up to the Redskins.....

Winner: 49ers

Game Quality: ** (GORE!!! GORE!! GORE!!)

4pm:

Denver at Oakland:

Poor Kyle Boller, he still could have been the best QB on the field this week....but now Carson Palmer's had his lil mini-camp and his old WR butt-buddy in TJ Who's-yo-mama (CHAMPIONSHIP!) is in the fold too...like the Raiders needed more WR's right?....maybe Teebow should stop talking to God before the game to guide his passing arm....it ain't working....and this week we should be able to put to rest the "he's a winner, he just finds a way to win".....sorry you need TALENT in the NFL not to win, not just a stacked team and under the table recruiting! I do admit I'll be GLUED to this one!!!


Winner: Raiders (no QBs required!!)

Game Quality: *** 3/4 (CMON, this has delightful train-wreck all over it!!)

Bengals at Titans:

What an uninspiring match-up here....the Titans have no weapons (unless me trading for Chris Johnson did revive his running legs....least I ditched an RB who still had a bye week coming), the Bengals are just blah (well aside of Dalton to AJ Green)....and yes they win, and they play nice defense....they've also played more trash then Han and Luke waddled through when rescuing the Princess.....Jesus I just made a Star Wars reference....help me..... anyway....boring and average is better then boring and untalented.....

Winner: Bengals

Game Quality: * 3/4 (did I mention these teams bore me?)

Rams at Cardinals:

Kevin Kolb may not play this week.....this might be a good thing....ha! Maybe Josh Skeletor can get the ball to larry Fitz once or twice? kthx!!! Maybe this is part me being so pissed off at Arizona, but the Rams can run the ball, Bradford may play, and good RB and QB play is better then anything Arizona's done all year....the Rams have a QB so no need to suck for Luck....maybe they go on a job-saving run in the second half here.....


Winner: RAMS (yes REALLY)

Game Quality: **** (this is an anti-football orgasm!!)

Giants at Patriots:

Boy did New England get EXPOSED last week? You man up and bully those WR's (yes bullying is good, it defines character and teaches you to stand up for yourself, but hey we've taken everything else away from children now, let's take away their chances to have self-worth!)....and you press Tom Brady and this team melts like that snow did two days later....and gee, the Giants can rush the QB and play solid offense....hell I can't believe I'm saying this...Eli's playing better football then Brady (right now mind you).....and I see no reason to think New England's gonna win this one....but you never know...only takes one play to make things right.....


Winner: Giants (better get your man to man defense on...)

Game Quality: ***

Packers at Chargers:

The Packers had two weeks to sit on this one....and the Chargers HAVE to be annoyed and dying to get back out there after that disaster last week....hell, Rivers has been AWFUL all season long, not just one botched snap (though it's bad when Dumbo can sit at home, spit up his popcorn and go DAMN THAT DUDE CHOKED!!), I do think the Packers are the best team in football and still will be after this one....but they're not going 16-0 (could you imagine how awesome it would be to see Brett Fraud have to suck it up and see the Packers have not only back to back Super Bowl wins but a perfect season on top....God his bitter lil bitch face would be epic!), and San Diego has the talent to knock them off....add in that it's November now, usually when the Chargers flip the switch and get to it....and hell I'm only putting ONE point on it......


Winner: Chargers (Rivers shall be AVENGED!!)

Game Quality: ****




8pm:

Ravens at Steelers:

Ah, Round 2 of the body-bag game...it's a shame the second game is this early in the year....ah well, we'll probably get a rubber match anyway since both these teams are likely to make the playoffs....so that's a good pace, week 1, week 9, week 18...it all works out! Don't think for a second the Steelers have forgotten week one....the difference is the Steelers got younger (via injuries mind you), and a bit better...while the Ravens have stumbled a LOT in the last few weeks....and they don't know who they are...are they a spread em out and toss the ball team? Are they ground and pound with Rice? Are they a balanced team? I don't think the Ravens even know....and you let the Steelers jump up 3 TDs on ya, there's NO WAY you're coming back on them....first team to score gets a BIG edge in this one....the Steelers are just playing too well, and the Ravens aren't...getting your face kicked in by Jacksonville and giving a half of a game away to the Cardinals isn't gonna let the chest thumping be taken seriously (speaking of....Terrell Suggs.... begging Heinz Ward to play??? Seriously?)


Winner: Steelers (this ain't the Arizona Cardinals this week)

Game Quality: ***** (these need ice packs to just WATCH)




Monday November 7:

Bears at Eagles:

Two teams with really good backs, that hate running the ball.....a match made in heaven right?? This should be a fun, but nutty game to watch....the Eagles looked the best they have all year last week (being motivated, thank you much Rob Ryan, didn't hurt)....did the Cowboys wake the sleeping beast in the Eagles?? Dr McCoy is running the ball, and the Eagles weapons seem to be on track (thank you for the epic fantasy game Brent Celek!), on the other hand, Matt Forte might be the best back in football now....but he's getting PIST about his contract (PAY DA MAN!)....and Jay Cutler can morph into Philip Rivers in under 1.9 seconds....I gotta lean on the team that looks a lil more reliable and on the upswing....and the Bears were off last week....gotta go against that.....


Winner: Eagles

Game Quality: **** (wow, good Prime Time games, who knew?)




NFL Power Rankings Week 8:

AFC:

1. Buffalo, call it bias, call it whatever, no one else is playing as good on both sides of the ball as they are.....

2. Pittsburgh....not convinced they're elite, but 4 in a row and wins over NE and Jax have even the Ravens envious.....

3. Cincinatti...boring, unimpressive wins....still not convinced they're elite...or even good, but above average starts to look good in THIS AFC.....

4. Kansas City....four wins in a row, even though it was Phillip Rivers handing it to them.....

5. Ravens....this just shows how bad the AFC is that I have to still rank these bums.....




NFC:

1. Green Bay....still above and beyond everyone else....

2. 49ers....if I can make the Bengals 3 in the AFC, I damn sure can rank the 49ers 2nd in the NFC!

3. Detroit....please don't let the NFL water-down your intimidating and bully ways, you guys are awesome to watch on defense, and fvck "hurting the other team's feelings" you guys are PROS, Teebow your lil asses off!

4. NY Giants....solid, and silently impressing while their big mouth lil brother gets all the attention....

5. New Orleans.....as bad a loss as you can have and stay in the top 5......


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Posted 04 November 2011 - 07:49 PM

Jets At Bills:

It's a bit early in the season to call this a HUGE game...but if Buffalo pulls this out they are clearly in the AFC East driver's seat....I guess that's what makes it easier to like them in this one....the Jets aren't up against it here and that's where they are best....not to mention teams mostly suck coming off the bye this year and to be fair about it Buffalo is playing better, crisper football on offense and defense (though a pee wee team, or even the Rams could shut out the Redskins now a days)....I still like the way the Bills are playing now, and at home compared to the Jets who had sometime to relax and only play their best when there's a gun to their head....look, at least I gave good reasons right??

Winner: Bills

Game Quality: **** (it's the pre-game croissant considered having a fraking snack??)


Your analysis is a bit off here, the Jets kind of are still up against it. If they lose, they're almost certain to fall two games behind both NE and Buffalo, with the Pittsburgh-Baltimore loser not a cake to beat out for the Wild Card either (plus Baltimore has the tiebreaker on us). At the very least they lose any prayer of winning the division.

And Buffalo certainly isn't in any driver's seat if they win, they still have to go to New England (and the Meadowlands) and they've shown all year they're a thrill ride - not out of any game, but never really putting anyone away either.

I don't think the Giants beat NE with Bradshaw and Nicks both doubtful, and NE tends not to lose two in a row. The Giants are 5-2, but god they were awful against Arizona, Miami and Seattle (though they won two of those games). Still not a believer in them, whatever flaws NE may have.

....Peyton is talking of playing the last one or two games, so he can personally cock-block the Colts from drafting his replacement....fvcking SMART ain't it?


lolz...I don't know if he'll physically be able to do it though, since he's STILL got issues with fusion in his neck.

Edited by NJDevs4978, 04 November 2011 - 07:57 PM.

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 09:59 PM

Crasher, you went with a lot of psychological stuff, but I just think this is a bad matchup for the Jets. Stevie Johnson might be on Revis Island, but Fred Jackson is gonna kill them, I'm afraid. Plus, there's enough decent guys in the passing game to make plays for Buffalo. The Jets better score, because I think Buffalo will.
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Posted 04 November 2011 - 10:08 PM

Your analysis is a bit off here, the Jets kind of are still up against it. If they lose, they're almost certain to fall two games behind both NE and Buffalo, with the Pittsburgh-Baltimore loser not a cake to beat out for the Wild Card either (plus Baltimore has the tiebreaker on us). At the very least they lose any prayer of winning the division.

And Buffalo certainly isn't in any driver's seat if they win, they still have to go to New England (and the Meadowlands) and they've shown all year they're a thrill ride - not out of any game, but never really putting anyone away either.


4-4 doesn't kill the Jets dead, it leaves them in the pack with a bunch of tiebreaker games coming in the schedule....
Buffalo wins they're 6-2 with wins over the Jets and NE, and Miami coming TWICE still....that's a pretty good seat to be driving from B )

The team I'd worry most form a Wild Card Vulture view is Cinci, but they get to play some NFL teams soon :P

Sun 11/6 at Tennessee 4:05 pm
Sun 11/13 Pittsburgh 1:00 pm
Sun 11/20 at Baltimore 1:00 pm
Sun 11/27 Cleveland 1:00 pm
Sun 12/4 at Pittsburgh 1:00 pm
Sun 12/11 Houston 1:00 pm
Sun 12/18 at St. Louis 1:00 pm
Sat 12/24 Arizona 1:00 pm
Sun 1/1 Baltimore 1:00 pm


Ravens and Steelers twice still....ouch!!!

Edited by CRASHER, 04 November 2011 - 10:09 PM.

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 11:06 PM

The team I'd worry most form a Wild Card Vulture view is Cinci, but they get to play some NFL teams soon :P

Sun 11/6 at Tennessee 4:05 pm
Sun 11/13 Pittsburgh 1:00 pm
Sun 11/20 at Baltimore 1:00 pm
Sun 11/27 Cleveland 1:00 pm
Sun 12/4 at Pittsburgh 1:00 pm
Sun 12/11 Houston 1:00 pm
Sun 12/18 at St. Louis 1:00 pm
Sat 12/24 Arizona 1:00 pm
Sun 1/1 Baltimore 1:00 pm


Ravens and Steelers twice still....ouch!!!


After the start the Bengals got off to, I was feeling pretty silly about thinking they could go 0-16 early in the preseason, until I heard Cris Collinsworth on Inside the NFL admit HE thought the Bengals were going 0-16 too :blink:

That said, I agree they'll come to earth soon.

Crasher, you went with a lot of psychological stuff, but I just think this is a bad matchup for the Jets. Stevie Johnson might be on Revis Island, but Fred Jackson is gonna kill them, I'm afraid. Plus, there's enough decent guys in the passing game to make plays for Buffalo. The Jets better score, because I think Buffalo will.


Jackson may kill us but our running game's destroyed Buffalo the last two years as well. If we don't turn the ball over, we can score points on their defense. I don't think with two weeks to prepare that Rex will allow the D to get embarassed the way they were in Oakland and New England.
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Posted 06 November 2011 - 02:24 PM

You're right so far NJDevs. The Jet defense is giving them zilch.
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Posted 06 November 2011 - 02:31 PM

Sanchez can't seem to play against Buffalo, unfortunately...he looks like he wants to top his six-turnover game of two years ago :P

If the Jets are going to be so gutless as to kneel on the ball at the 40 with 25 seconds and a timeout left then bench ol' deer in the headlights already before he really gives away the game. Greene kind of dissapeared after the 41-yard run that got called back too, let him run when he's finally showing something.
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Posted 06 November 2011 - 07:46 PM

The finish to that Giants/Pats game was nuts.
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Posted 06 November 2011 - 07:49 PM

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 07:53 PM

another epic final drive for Eli against the Pats. hell yes
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Posted 06 November 2011 - 07:53 PM

I guess I have to start taking the Giants seriously now :P (wins over the Pats, Bills AND Eagles with the Pat win coming sans Nicks and Bradshaw)

At least we don't have to hear about that stupid 'unbeaten' streak at home for the Pats anymore since TWO home playoff losses don't count towards the regular season lol.

Edited by NJDevs4978, 06 November 2011 - 07:59 PM.

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 08:24 PM

I guess I have to start taking the Giants seriously now :P (wins over the Pats, Bills AND Eagles with the Pat win coming sans Nicks and Bradshaw)

At least we don't have to hear about that stupid 'unbeaten' streak at home for the Pats anymore since TWO home playoff losses don't count towards the regular season lol.


Agreed on that 'unbeaten' streak nonsense...I always hated that too. Glad I don't have to hear about it anymore, as it was horsesh!t.

Heaven forbid BB, Mr. Guru, Mr. Defensive Genius, could have found a way to get his putrid defense to make ONE friggin' stop at the end of the game, after Brady TWICE drove the Pats to leads. I can't make a solid case for the Pats having deserved to win, with the number of mistakes they made, but I was watching the game with a Giants fan, and each time the Pats took the lead I told him, "Eli will take them down the field. BB's defenses don't perform well in these spots anymore." No gameplan, AGAIN, outcoached, AGAIN.

Pats will be 5-4 after the Jet game...book it.
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Posted 06 November 2011 - 08:34 PM

Well before the Giants scored, I think they were 1 for 11 on 3rd down. Pretty amazing stuff.

NE's immaturity in the secondary showed on the final drives. Some really bad pass interference penalties, and on that ridiculous catch on 3rd and 10, whoever the safety was, he had two options: Get a hand on the ball to break it up, or crush the living the heck out of the TE. He just ran by with his hands in the air like a player who is avoiding a penalty saying, "I didn't do it."

On the final TD play, how can you get burnt by PA? No way a team runs the ball there with 0 timeouts, because you can't run your field goal unit on the play. But the Pats got burnt on a 1-route play.

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 10:13 PM

Is Miami crazy? I mean seriously...are they going to blow there chance at Luck?
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Posted 06 November 2011 - 11:55 PM

I've been hard on the Ravens and Flacco lately, so I'll be the first to say, heck of a game by him and the 0-line. Ridiculous stuff. I genuinely felt that the Ravens would score once they got the ball back.

I did find it interesting how little pressure the Steelers got all night. The only sacks of Flacco, and I think there were 2, 3 max, were coverage sacks. Against the Jags, Flacco couldn' drop back without being hurried, and the Jags weren't bringing any pressure. Tonight the Steelers were blitzing almost every play, and Flacco had tons of times to find open guys. I guess that is where Pittsburgh misses Aaron Smith. You can't give any team that much time and expect to win.

Troy P is still a heck of a player, a top player no doubt, but tonight you noticed he's slipping a bit. He's human.

Edited by devilsrule33, 06 November 2011 - 11:56 PM.

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 12:03 AM

Is Miami crazy? I mean seriously...are they going to blow there chance at Luck?


lol what do you expect the players and coaches to do...they don't want to be associated with 0-16 and many of them still want to play or coach somewhere in the league next year, even if they're not going to be with Miami.

I am starting to wonder about the Colts though, they aren't even competitive in these games now, this has become MacLean Devils-like garbage. Is it possible for a player to get the MVP trophy without appearing for a single snap in a season? Cause if the Colts are really going to go from a 10-6 team that was possibly a bonehead Caldwell timeout from at least winning a first-round game last year to 0-16 this year without one player...that's the most egregious case of a one-man team I've seen this side of the Cavs with LeBron, but it's supposed to be a lot harder to actually be a one-man team in football.

Edited by NJDevs4978, 07 November 2011 - 12:05 AM.

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 12:16 AM

lol what do you expect the players and coaches to do...they don't want to be associated with 0-16 and many of them still want to play or coach somewhere in the league next year, even if they're not going to be with Miami.

I am starting to wonder about the Colts though, they aren't even competitive in these games now, this has become MacLean Devils-like garbage. Is it possible for a player to get the MVP trophy without appearing for a single snap in a season? Cause if the Colts are really going to go from a 10-6 team that was possibly a bonehead Caldwell timeout from at least winning a first-round game last year to 0-16 this year without one player...that's the most egregious case of a one-man team I've seen this side of the Cavs with LeBron, but it's supposed to be a lot harder to actually be a one-man team in football.


They are a 1-man team right now. He is their offense and actually plays a big part of their defense too. They are built to play in higher scoring games and getting big leads. That allows Freeney and Mathis to pin their ears back and go wild. Otherwise, there isn't much talent on that defense at all. I think this Colts team shows that maybe Manning deserved a lot more credit over the years for carrying some pretty average teams. And he took some pretty average teams to ridiculous levels.

And what did The Patriots do a year without Brady? 11-5. And they did that with a QB we now know is pretty damn mediocre.
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Posted 07 November 2011 - 08:23 AM

.the Steelers are just playing too well, and the Ravens aren't...getting your face kicked in by Jacksonville and giving a half of a game away to the Cardinals isn't gonna let the chest thumping be taken seriously (speaking of....Terrell Suggs.... begging Heinz Ward to play??? Seriously?)


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Ward played, then paid.

Flacco played great under pressure.

I could have killed Torey Smith based on the first play and his next to last play. But he redeems, assist goes to Ray Lewis and Ed Reed for keeping the kids confidence up.

As far as Arizona, it was a wake-up call and now Boldin is taking over as the leader on offense, taking the pressure off the rest of our rookie WR corps.

Ravens/Steelers are the best chess match coaching games of the year, along with the body bags.

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 02:23 PM

ELIte Manning


He did a great job in crunch time, but that interception Manning threw in the end zone was as brutal as they come. Gave the Pats life. We see that from Eli. Brain-dead one minute, brilliant the next. He will probably always be that way.
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Posted 07 November 2011 - 03:50 PM

He did a great job in crunch time, but that interception Manning threw in the end zone was as brutal as they come. Gave the Pats life. We see that from Eli. Brain-dead one minute, brilliant the next. He will probably always be that way.


I think last year was an aberration with Manning. It looked like 90% of his INT"s last year were the fault of his receivers.

He is a good QB, who seems, like his brother, to get the most out of a unknown, untested WR corps.

If the Giants had a running game they would be dangerous.
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