NFL Week Seven Wrap-Up: Power Outage in Buffalo Leads to a Dull Charge

Chris RadezSenior Writer IOctober 20, 2008

First and foremost, I'd like to thank Peyton Manning, Reggie Wayne, and Marvin Harrison for making my various fantasy football teams look like whipping posts during week seven.

With that being said, thank you Steven Jackson (or Dallas Cowboys' defense...or both) for saving one of my teams. The weekend was not a complete bust.

Some of you might be wondering where the heck I've been over the last couple of weeks, being as I haven't written anything since prior to week five. To make a long story short...I moved, switched jobs, and then proceeded to catch the Coxsackie Virus, which has managed to keep me in bed for the last eight days.

Needless to say, I was in no shape to attempt ranking the teams or providing analysis on the games. Thank goodness this intruder appears to have left my body.

Back to football.

How about them Bills? Buffalo handled the Chargers somewhat easily one week after San Diego made the Patriots look silly. One could almost say that the way the Bills played was reminiscent of New England earlier in the decade.

The once Super Bowl bound Cowboys have suddenly lost three of their last four games, and are wondering if they'll even make the playoffs. The lowly Rams handed them a beat down on Sunday, and left Tony Romo wondering if maybe he should have braved some playing time.

The Steelers reiterated their power status in the AFC after dismantling the Bengals. I realize it's just the 0-7 Bengals...but at least they crushed a team that should be crushed. This tells me Pittsburgh is taking no team lightly.

Carolina and Chicago each won very important games for themselves within their divisions. I still giggle to myself when I think of all the people who thought New Orleans was a top contender for the Super Bowl before the season began.

The Ravens stopped Miami from evening out their record, as they found a way to keep pace with what's shaping up to be a very interesting AFC Wild Card hunt.

Tennessee remains undefeated, after stomping on the horrible Kansas City Chiefs. It looks like Jacksonville, Indianapolis, and Houston will all be fighting for second place in the AFC South.

Speaking of Indy...they were completely trounced by the Packers this weekend. I don't know about anyone else, but I didn't see that one coming at all. What's wrong with the Colts?

The Jets lost to Oakland. That was such an exciting game that I almost fell asleep just thinking about it. The same could be said for the Browns/Redskins game. Thankfully, I didn't have to sit through that.

I'm still waiting for all of the people who left hate comments on my Power Rankings earlier in the season about my placement of the Seahawks to come forward and admit they were wrong. They lost on Sunday...again.

Who am I leaving out? Oh...the defending Super Bowl Champs. The G-Men were able to tough it out against what looked like a desperate San Francisco 49ers team. I think O'Sullivan might have been a good quarterback in this league if someone had given him a chance earlier in his career. Now he's middle-aged (in quarterback years) and noticeably inexperienced.

Stay tuned for my preview of tonight's Monday Night Matchup between my Patriots and their nemesis, the Denver Broncos.