• Of Note (Week 9, 2012)

    Every Tuesday, we’ll recap the previous week with a few things of note. Sometimes the obvious is the most interesting, while we’ll try and mix in a surprise or two along the way…

    There’s half a season to go as every team in the league has played at least 8 games. But it’s interesting to note that in today’s NFL where we see playoff teams come and go, the Patriots (5-3), Ravens (6-2), Texans (7-1), Broncos (5-2), Giants (6-3) and 49ers (6-2)--the winners of their respective divisions in 2011--are all currently in first place by themselves in 2012. As for the other two defending division champions, the Saints find themselves 5 games behind the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC South while the Packers trail the Chicago Bears by a game and a half in the NFC North…

    The Tennessee Titans are coming off a 51-20 home loss to the Chicago Bears, the seventh time in 9 games that Mike Munchak’s team has allowed 30 or more points this season. The Titans have now allowed 308 points in 9 games this season and in case you’re wondering, the NFL record for points allowed in a season is 533 by the then-Baltimore Colts in 1981…

    It was quite a Sunday for Buccaneers’ rookie RB Doug Martin, who ran for 251 yards and 4 touchdowns in a 42-32 win at Oakland. Tampa has now won 2 straight road games after losing their previous 9 contests away from home and in those contests vs. the Vikings and Raiders, the first-rounder from Boise State has totaled 54 attempts for 386 yards and 5 touchdown, plus caught 7 passes for 100 yards and a score as Greg Schiano’s club put 78 points on the board…

    Despite Monday night’s 28-13 win over the Eagles, the Saints’ defense continues to allow mind-boggling numbers. Philadelphia rolled up 447 total yards in the loss, the eighth time in as many games this season that Steve Spagnuolo’s unit has allowed over 400 yards of total offense to an opponent. To put that in some sort of context, the Saints have given up 3,770 yards of offense (471.3 YPG) during their 3-5 start. Last season, the Pittsburgh Steelers allowed a league-low 4,348 total yards (271.8 YPG) in 16 games in 2011…

    Here’s some more bad news regarding the 1-7 Chiefs, who have lost five straight games while their turnover count for the season now stands at 29. Romeo Crennel’s club has scored a combined 67 points in first 3 quarters, while totaling 66 points in fourth quarter and OT in 8 games this season. And talk about getting off to a slow start? The Chiefs have been outscored a whopping 61-6 in the first quarter in 2012…

    Comments 2 Comments
    1. vancemeek's Avatar
      That first quarter number for the Chiefs is exactly why they haven't ran a play with a lead all season. They scarcely start a game, then, BAM, they're behind. They're embarrassingly bad.

      Doug Martin should be getting some ROY mentions. He was my 2nd favorite back in the draft, and has been amazing, especially the last few weeks. The "Muscle Hamster" has balance, speed, a low center of gravity, and great vision.
    1. wxwax's Avatar
      You'd expect the Falcons to put the hurt on the Saints D this week. But even if they go nuts, I'm not confident the Falcons can cover, maybe not even win. Divisional game in the Superdome and someone, somewhere, is going to gouge this Falcons defense. Brees is a good place to start looking.

      The Ravens are going to have an interesting 2nd half of the season. I'm wondering how badly their defense will decline.

      Kills me to say it, but Doug Martin is something else. A new talent emerges. That's fine and exciting. It's his head coach I don't care for. So I begrudge TB their wins.
  • Recent Forum Posts

    New Car

    Amy On Sun, 23 Nov 2014 13:11:01 -0600

    We (the hubby and I) needed to replace our old Ford (we'd had it for 16 years I think), this year and went with a Fusion. It's a nice car. Ours is new, and so was our last one, and we expect this... Go to last post

    New Car

    Matt Kocsan On Sun, 23 Nov 2014 13:04:51 -0600

    The conventional reason for not buying new is basically that, no matter what you're paying, the vehicle basically loses about a third of its value as soon as you drive it off the lot. Bad deal.

    My... Go to last post

    Rgiii

    Patrick Sullivan On Sun, 23 Nov 2014 12:47:35 -0600

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000432398/article/jay-gruden-has-power-to-bench-robert-griffin-iii

    Interesting... Go to last post

    New Car

    Patrick Sullivan On Sun, 23 Nov 2014 12:40:21 -0600

    Dude is asking $8,600. Go to your bank and tell them you want to put down $5,000 and take a loan out for 18 months for the remainder. Figure your payment to be about $225/month. After a year and a... Go to last post

    New Car

    Patrick Sullivan On Sun, 23 Nov 2014 12:32:54 -0600

    Because of family and regional ties, I would never buy a non-American made vehicle. You have no such reason to do the same. Look at something like this:... Go to last post

    New Car

    Patrick Sullivan On Sun, 23 Nov 2014 12:31:22 -0600

    $14K for a 2006? Go to last post

    New Car

    packa7x On Sun, 23 Nov 2014 12:20:38 -0600

    Lol, you don't sound like a stodgy old man, Patrick. I was looking for advice from you guys, that's why I asked. I know you've had experience in the industry and you're much more wise on the topic... Go to last post

    New Car

    Patrick Sullivan On Sun, 23 Nov 2014 12:18:23 -0600

    I know I probably sound like a stodgy old man (I am, I guess). But from The Land of Been There Done That, Got the T-Shirt(s), trust me. Buying new is a bad read. Go to last post

    New Car

    Patrick Sullivan On Sun, 23 Nov 2014 12:11:46 -0600

    Buy used. If at all possible, pay cash. A GM vehicle with a 3.8L V-6 engine would be my choice as I have had extremely good luck with that motor. You already have good credit, so you don't need to... Go to last post

    New Car

    packa7x On Sun, 23 Nov 2014 11:56:53 -0600

    I would be putting on about 30mi/day 150+/week...about 7,200 just for 9-5 work. Then I have my second job where I'd be driving another 40 per week...so total about 9,000 just for work.

    I... Go to last post