Tuesday Moring Running Back Week 6: Pats Pulverize Titans.
On a cold day in New England with snow on the ground, the natives, like myself, always bundle up and run to the supermarket for bread and milk.
On a cold day in Foxborough Massachusetts with snow on the ground, it usually means the Patriots are in for a tight defensive battle in which very little yardage will be gained by the offense.
But this Sunday was different, so different that the Patriots were able to both score at will and set or tie team and NFL records in the process.
The Patriots also set team records for yards gained (619) and the largest margin of victory in their history.
As for the Titans, it was just a miserable day.
Five offensive turnovers coupled with only two completions by both quarterbacks netting a total of minus seven yards meant a quick ascent back to the bus to put this game behind them quickly.
Now at 0-6, The Titans have some serious issues to iron out as they continue to wonder how they have reached the bottom of the NFL so quickly after such a successful regular season last year.
Although the Patriots returned to the high-powered offense from 2007 for one game, they still have some issues to work on, particularly in the running game and the defensive secondary if they want to stay on top in the AFC East.
But even if the season is forgotten in the annals of time, this game sure won't.
Other key moments in the Week Six action:
- I made a huge mistake in my fantasy league this week. Because I thought Drew Brees would not be as explosive against the Giants defense, I sat him. All Brees did was shred the Giants for 369 yards and four touchdowns. Your welcome to whoever played me this week.
- Brett Favre told the press that was not confident in his team's ability to pull out a victory against the Ravens after blowing a 27-10. I wonder if still lacks confidence now his team is 6-0?
- Memo to any team playing the Bears the rest of the season: If you want to beat Jay Cutler, schedule the game for Sunday night.
- The Falcons aren't explosive, but they're efficient in that they always seem to get what they need at the most opportune times. The defensive proved that when they were able to force the Bears into making mistakes in the red zone.
- The Steelers defeated the Browns for the twelfth straight time behind a 400-yard passing day from Ben Roethlisberger. I think the Mangeius tag is something that is now long ago and far away.
- Mark Sanchez threw five interceptions against the Bills on Sunday, welcome to the NFL kid
- The thud you hear is the Jets coming back to Earth after such a strong start. If I were Rex Ryan, I'd start making calls to the season ticket holders again
- While it's great that Donald Driver is now the leading receiver in Packers history, and defensive pitched a shutout, the Packers still should remember they were playing against a third-string quarterback and they still squandered some opportunities in the red zone.
- Kurt Warner is all about precision, and if his offense has the same objective the Cardinals can be lethal. That's why they were able to jump out to a 17-0 lead before the Seahawks knew what hit them.
- Jaguars' running back Maurice Jones-Drew recently implored his team-mates to run the ball more. It certainly proved to be a worthwhile tactic as Jones-Drew ran for 133 yards and two touchdowns in a win over the Rams.
- Matt Schaub finally showed Texans fans he was worth the gamble, as he threw three touchdowns to help defeat the Bengals.
- Just when you thought the Bengals were finally going to a turn a corner, their best defensive player goes down for the year. Hopefully, they can just chalk Sunday's loss up as a bad day.
- The Panthers should just keep running the ball in tight games. The likelihood of them winning is greater if they do so.
- Finally, the Raiders were able to get a big play on offense, and the defense came up big to pull out a win over the Eagles. Perhaps they read my column last week and were motivated to turn things around.
- Finally, the Redskins have wised up and relieved Jim Zorn of his play-calling duties on offensive. If you can't score in the red zone against the Chiefs, it's time for a change.
- Give a game ball to Eddie Royal, the first Bronco to ever return a kick and a punt back for a touchdown in the same game. You also should start believing in the Broncos, their perfect record is no fluke, especially with big wins over the Patriots and Chargers in the last two weeks.
Lastly, have a great week in your sports viewing; I'll talk to you next week.
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