Atlanta finally lost one. The 1972 Dolphins remain the only undefeated team in NFL history. The Falcons might have had the top record in the league but this team is all flash and no substance. Matt Ryan is great and the receiving core is immense but defense wins championships. The NFC title game is probably the ceiling for this team.
The New York Football Giants looked awful against the Bengals. Eli Manning was a mess. Bradshaw was benched after two costly fumbles. The defense couldn't stop Dalton and the quick strike passing game. Over the last few weeks the Giants have hardly looked like a contender. Hopefully, next weeks bye is used wisely by the G-Men. Regroup, scream, and heal. It was a sad afternoon as the Giants D/St, Nicks, and Bradshaw did nothing for me in fantasy.
New England won another suspect game. Again the Bills were not put away and came back to make things interesting at the end until McCourty intercepted a Fitzpatrick pass in the end zone. The two major concerns with the Pats have been putting teams away and the defensive backfield. I have seen little improvement in either area. The Pats will make the playoffs but will be lucky to win one.
Team Gagan is at 4-5 and desperately needs a win to contend for the playoffs. Lynch, the 49ers, and Miller are still in play for my opponent. Before the late games my lead is 23 points and my week is played out. Its going to take a miracle for me to win this week. Fantasy football has become a depressing thing, all the injuries, the horrendous performances, and the heroics from guys on the bench have taken their toll. I'd rather not go through it anymore every Sunday.
At least the games have been great and tonight's Bears/Texans game looks like a Super Bowl preview.