The Big, Bad Surprise Week 9
Busy, busy week in the world. The Titans are still undefeated. The Lions are still defeated. Check out our poll and vote for the more likely scenario. Hall of Fame 3rd baseman Mike Schmidt stopped by to post his thoughts about the recent World Champion Philadelphia Phillies. We installed a new application that allows us to post pictures, so now you can enjoy visual delights to go along with sophomoric humor. Oh yeah, and I think there was an election. Lets get to the BBS for week 9.
The Bigâ€”Peyton Manningâ€”Perhaps an offseason full of cookie commercials and SNL skits was overwhelming on the surefire Hall of Famer because for the first 8 weeks, Peyton didnâ€™t seem like Peyton. True the running game hasnâ€™t been there as it was in years past, and Marvin Harrison hasnâ€™t returned to form, but the Colts looked like a different team than the one weâ€™re used to seeing in the playoffs every year, until last week. On Sunday night the Colts came out and defended their Oil Palace against perennial rivals; the Brady-less New England Patriots. Peyton went 21-29 for 254 yards and 2 scores. Injury concerns may remain, but the one face you can count on is that Peyton Manning can still beat you all by himself.
The Badâ€”Trent Edwardsâ€”Unlike his similarly named brother from Swingers, this Trent was anything but â€śmoneyâ€ť against the Jets, who in this analogy would have been the â€śbig bear with claws and fangsâ€ť. The Jets D pressured Edwards into two picks and a fumble and the Bills fell to their division rivals. Next up for Edwards, to be the guy in the R-rated movie. The one youâ€™re not sure if you like or not yet.Â Â Â Â Â
The Surpriseâ€”Ray Riceâ€”Coach John Harbaugh refused to accept Rice as a substitute for any of his other side dishes all season long. Since week 3, â€śthe other Rayâ€ť in Baltimore hasnâ€™t carried the ball more than 8 times in a game. That was until the Ravens faced off against their bitter enemy and step-brother-like Cleveland Browns this past Sunday and Rice ripped off 154 rush yards plus a few receptions. Black sheep Willis McGaheeâ€™s status is up in the air for week 10 so Rice is someone to keep a close eye on. The Rutgers standout has the quickness and pass-catching ability to be an asset to a team with a rookie QB as they try to find a way into the playoff picture.
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Jake is busy crunching numbers and bringing you the best Search Engine metrics available to man. Heâ€™ll be back with some insightful NBA news soon. Until then, enjoy your week and the big games coming up over the weekend.