Penthouse to Outhouse - Week 10
Ask and you shall receive ... kinda. There will be only 5 Penthouse Suites handed out each week while 10 seats in the Outhouse will be handed out. Aaron Rodgers has attained "Elvis" status and gets his own Penthouse floor (just like Elvis in Las Vegas), so he doesn't qualify for a suite. Who will spend the week in a Penthouse? Who will wallow in the stench of an outhouse?
(Suite 1A) New England Patriots - In a very important AFC East showdown, Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski, the Patriots defense, Bill Belichick and his staff were magnificent. The Patriots after losing 2 consecutive games stepped up and played their best complete game as a team. Brady (26-39 329 yds 3 TD), Gronkowski (8 catches 113 yds 2 TD), and the fast pace no huddle were brilliant in racking up 30 points. The much maligned 'D' scored 7 pts themselves while harassing Sanchez the entire game.
(Suite 2A) Houston Texans - Went on the road and completely dominated the Bucs 37-9. The offense put up 420 yds while the 'D' gave up only 231 yds while picking off 3 passes, recovering a fumble, and getting 4 sacks.
(Suite 3A) Green Bay Packers - Best complete game of the season by the defending champs. If this team shows up every week like they did vs the Vikings ... put them in the Super Bowl with a perfect record at stake.
(Suite 4A) Tony Romo - Led his Cowboys to a dismantling of the Buffalo Bills 44-7. Offense scored a TD on its first 4 drives and never looked back. Romo finished 23-26 (88.4) for 270 yds, 3 TD and a 148.4 QB rating. That was the very good Tony Romo!
(Suite 5A) Michael Bush - On the road in San Diego with first place on the line, Michael Bush had a monster game subbing for Darren McFadden. Bush rushed 30 times for 157 yds and a TD, as well as catching 3 passes for 85 yds.
10. DeSean Jackson - His selfishness hurts the chemistry of this team and isn't helping his cause in getting a new contract. Be a pro, play ball to the best of your ability and good things will follow.
9. Detroit Lions Special Teams Coach - Why would you kick to Devin Hester, he is averaging over 20 yds a punt return and has 18 return TD's in his short career. What puzzles me is that the Lions are in the same division and see Hester twice a year.
8. Josh Freeman - Threw a stinker at home against the Texans. He completed only 15 of 35 passes (43%) for 170 yds and threw 3 picks. This team needs Freeman to play well against good teams if they want to be a playoff team.
7. Philadelphia Eagles - Losing at home with a 4th qtr lead to a 2-6 team (Cardinals) earns them a seat in the outhouse. This 4th qtr finish, as well as their season, is a nightmare.
6. Romeo Crennel/ KC Defense - How can you let a team come into your stadium, complete 2 passes, and win the game. Put 9 guys in the box, everybody knew that they weren't going to throw the ball. I didn't watch the game (thank goodness) so I don't know who to blame more, Romeo or the players. Both get a seat in the same outhouse this week.
5. Buffalo Bills Defense - The Bills defense was awful vs the Cowboys. They gave up 433 yds, 67% conversion on 3rd down, 44 points, 88.4 completion %, had 0 sacks and 0 turnovers. Worst defensive performance of week 10.
4. Matt Stafford - In a statement game, he had his worst day. Went 33-63 (52%) while throwing 4 int's (2 for TD's). Looked completely out of sync, made bad decisions and too many bad throws. I know he was injured but that's no excuse, if the injury caused him to play that poorly, he shouldn't have been in the game.
3. NY Jets - With first place on the line in the AFC East and an opportunity to finally unseat the Patriots as division champs, the Jets laid an egg. Rex Ryan's self proclaimed "Best defense in the league" was dismantled by Tom Brady. Mark Sanchez completed only 51% of his passes, was sacked 5 times and the offense
turned the ball over 3 times. I've never seen Rex look as dejected as he looked in his post game interview.
2. Falcons 4th Down Call - To go for it on 4th & 1 on your own 29 yd line was not a good decision. It cost the Falcons the game! Going for it on 4th down isn't the issue, I love a coach who believes in his team. But, the risk - reward at their own 29 was far too imbalanced. Even if the Falcons get the first down, there is no guarantee that they are going to move the ball down for a game winning FG, but if they fail, they give the Saints a FG try without them having to gain a yard. If they would have been around mid field it would have made sense because the risk - reward would have been much more balanced. Even with failure, the Saints would have to get a first down+ to get into FG position.
1. Baltimore Ravens Team - After an emotional come from behind win at Pittsburgh, the Ravens were in clear control of the AFC North. Then, a trip to the 2-6 Seattle Seahawks happened. Every phase of the Ravens team can take blame for this debacle. You don't lose to the Jaguars and the Seahawks if you are a championship caliber team. For this effort the Ravens get the smelliest commode this week. Anybody have any incense?
* The Colts have attained permanent residency in the basement outhouse. They might need Erin Brockovich to get them out.