Wow, what a crazy week. Was it as great as you hoped the opening week to the NFL season would be? Yep, it was. Peyton Manning kicks it off by throwing seven TD’s against the not so scary defending champs. That was only the 6th time someone has tossed seven in a game in the history of the sport. Let that sink in for a second.
The weekend’s slate of games was great as well, with a bunch of rival teams squaring off. The 49ers beat the Packers (a blossoming rivaly there), the Cowboys made the Giants look silly and the Eagles, led by head coach Chip Kelly, came out swinging against RGIII and company.
Some standout individual performances (both good and bad).
-Julius Thomas, TE, Denver Broncos – still too early to tell if it’s Manning making him took great (he does that) or the TE skill. Time will tell.
-Lesean McCoy, RB, Eagles – he’s healthy and as elusive as ever. Just ask the Redskins defense how stopping him worked out.
-Robert Griffin III, QB, Redskins – remember when Peyton came back after his surgeries and hadn’t played much in the preseason? He stumbled at first too. The kid needs time, but he will be the old RGIII by week 5, I guarantee it.
-David Wilson, RB, Giants – Wilson was hyped up to be the next great young RB to enter the fray. I’ll admit it, I bought into the talk. Wilson fumbled twice and looked out of it the entire game-heck-so did the rest of the Giants team, save Victor Cruz.
-Reggie Bush, RB, Lions – wow, Bush can fly. When I first heard about him signing with the Lions I thought it was a a match made in heaven. If he stays healthy they have a shot at being one of the best offenses statistically in the league.
-Anquan Boldin, WR, 49ers – if that’s what he’s gonna play like after he’s supposedly lost a step, the rest of the league better watch out.
Weekly Rams reaction – as listed in my ‘About Me‘ page, I am a St.Louis Rams fan. I will post a weekly reaction about our performances.
I knew the Cardinals would be a much improved team going into the season. Carson Palmer can still wing it and Larry Fitzgerald can still take over games. He beat us around a bit but I find solace in the fact that we beat them even though we clearly didn’t play our best football. Dumb penalties, a mind-boggling fumble at the goal line and a pick-6 by a 320 lb. DT all added against us. That being said I was very proud of our offense that ripped apart the Cards’ D all day. Our running game was sufficient and our defense swarmed Palmer. It was an ugly win in some respects but I also see tons of promise. Next week we play the Falcons…kill me now. Thanks for reading!