3 Things Sportsattitudes Takes From NFL Week Fifteen

1. All of these games occurred in the “early” window of Sunday’s schedule.

2. All of the results are difficult to reconcile.

3. All of the results decreased the gift budget for the Holidays for a large number of off-the-field “players.”

Four games in the 1 PM slot of Sunday’s NFL schedule pretty much defied explanation…simultaneously…

Kansas City 19, Green Bay 14 – The undefeated season. The quarterback sporting not even a scratch. The 12-point favorite on the road against a team who just fired their coach and had lost five of their last six.  Of course…the Packers’ pursuit of perfection is now over…and Aaron Rodgers barely made it back home in one piece.

Washington 23, New York Giants 10 – The G-Men were a 7-point favorite at home against a team they allegedly wanted revenge against for a season-opening loss…a team that had only won one of their last nine.  No surprise…Rex Grossman managed to outplay Eli Manning while still throwing two more interceptions.  Eli might want to schedule extra practice for his receivers, who continue operating through this Holiday season in a “giving” mode instead of a “receiving” one.

Indianapolis 27, Tennessee 13 – Titans were a 7-point favorite on the road versus a winless, rudderless team they had already beaten 27-10 a little over a month ago.  Logically…Donald Brown proceeds to run like Jim Brown.  Colts win.  Colts WIN.  Who needs Peyton Manning…or Andrew Luck for that matter…when you have Dan Orlovsky?

Carolina 28, Houston 13 – Texans were a 5-point favorite at home…in the hunt for home field advantage throughout the AFC Playoffs…having won seven in a row.  Texans’ HC Gary Kubiak had the team hit in full pads earlier in the week just in case…to help cure their recent fumbling habits (six in last four games).  It then makes perfect sense Arian Foster gave the ball away…again.  Maybe have ’em hit through a session naked this week, Gary?

“The Twilight Zone” during full daylight.  Rod Serling himself couldn’t have written a more mind-numbing script for these early games.  Making it even more surreal was for a lot of folks it was the first week of their Fantasy Football Playoffs and the star players on these losing teams…well, they just didn’t get it done for Fantasy owners.  But we won’t discuss how my team suffered a losing streak at season’s end and didn’t even make my league’s Playoffs.  Nor will we discuss the fact my streak magically coincided with the injury to Minnesota star Adrian Peterson…the centerpiece of my league-leading success.  Adrian said mid-week he wanted to come back Sunday and play for his team…kidding he also knew a lot of Fantasy owners wanted him to go against New Orleans also.

AP…10 carries, 60 yards…just what your owners wanted Santa to bring them for their Playoffs.

Merry Christmas to all.  Even to AP.  I forgive you.

Those Fantasy owners who played you this weekend however…you may have to wait awhile for them to forgive you.


About sportsattitudes

I'm Bruce. Born, raised and still outside the City of Brotherly Love. Managed (so far) to visit a dozen of our United States and Canada (twice). Addicted from birth to Television/Movies/Sports. Took three years of French and got credit for two of 'em.
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15 Responses to 3 Things Sportsattitudes Takes From NFL Week Fifteen

  1. It was a terribly illogical weekend of football. I’m not a hater of parity, but this was ridiculous.


    • Agreed. I get that “on any given Sunday” part but there are only sixteen regular season games. You’d hope teams would bring it every weekend as a result but perhaps in these sporting times that also is too much to expect.


  2. Sean Breslin says:

    I’d say that Giants loss to the Redskins was the most shocking, even more shocking than Kansas City beating Green Bay.


  3. Don’t know whether to laugh or cry with last week’s games. But Houston better get Wade out of the hospital…Texans lose focus faster than middle age stomach muscles


  4. tophatal says:

    Injuries or not it’s befuddling to watch teams such as the Ravens , Giants and Texans at present ! Inconsistency would be way too polite a word to subscribe to when describing these teams and their poor play . Especially when they’re said to be favored for a playoff berth . What’s up with that ?

    tophatal ……..


    • I understand the bumps and bruises as the season goes along. I understand the other team should be trying to win as well. Yet, all the teams the media wants us to make “elite” are really not in that category just because they have winning records. Some weeks these teams look absolutely terrible in beating themselves.


  5. chappy81 says:

    Weird weekend in football. I wish Aaron Rodgers tore up KC, because I know he’s going to have a huge week next weekend, and I’m playing him in the fantasy playoffs…


  6. tophatal says:

    I think that some fantasy owners were wishing that Fannie Mae / Freddie Mac would be on the prowl or better yet have Jon Corzine give them a call . I hear he prescribes to Madoff style of accounting given the mess he and his partners created at MF Global .

    MF Global Inc. Wins More Time to Reject Leases, Contracts

    MF Global having filed for bankruptcy Corzine can’t account for $1.2 billion in clients’ monies that is said to be missing .

    tophatal ……..


  7. tophatal says:


    By way of the upcoming Christmas festivities here’s to you and your patrons !

    Merry Christmas To One And All !


    tophatal …..


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