Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Typical Guy's 2008 NFL Week 7 Review...

Jeff Garcia is arguably the NFL player with the hottest wife in the entire league in the person of 2004 Playboy Playmate of the Year, Carmella DeCesare. And not content with having a really hot wife, he also played a really hot game that resembled the Pro Bowl Jeff Garcia of old as he completed 26 of 37 passes for 310 yards, including a 47-yard touchdown pass to Antonio Bryant on Tampa Bay's opening drive, to beat the struggling Seattle Seahawks 20-10, enough reason for coach Jon Gruden to retain Garcia as the Bucs starting quarterback in place of the still-recuperating Brian Griese.

In St. Louis, Tony Romo not only showed he was a wuss, he also showed the Dallas Cowboys' faithful fans that he was a dick, giving them a sense of false hope as he showed up in uniform with his right pinkie wrapped in bandages, only to tell the coaching staff after the pre-game warm-ups that he didn't feel like playing after all, leaving the Cowboys to play the game with 40-year old backup quarterback, Brad Johnson. Unfortunately, Johnson couldn't keep up with a suddenly potent and opportunistic Rams' offense, throwing three interceptions and only one touchdown in a 34-14 loss to the Rams.

In Green Bay, the Packers' aggressiveness on both their defense and offense won their game over the Indianapolis Colts, 34-14, as Aaron Rodgers completed 21-of-28 passes for a 186-yard, 104.2-rated performance that did not include any turnovers or sacks while his counterpart, Peyton Manning, the man with the laser rocket arm, finished 21-for-42 for 229 yards with two interceptions. With the loss, the Colts are now 3-3, the worst start to a season for Indianapolis since 2001 - the last time the Colts didn't make the playoffs.

In Orchard Park, New York, the power was out at Ralph Wilson Stadium and the play clock wasn't working. That could have been a sign of things to come as the team with a lightning bolt as the team's logo, the San Diego Chargers, was outplayed by the Buffalo Bills who are now 5-1 and have matched the franchise's best start since 1995. Down at 3-4, the Chargers certainly don't look like a team with aspirations of getting into the Super Bowl now, a far cry from the team that went into the AFC Championship game a year ago, with quarterback Philip Rivers committing three turnovers, including two fumbles, which directly resulted in the Bills scoring 10 points, and with LaDainian Tomlinson a non-factor, with only 41 rushing yards.

In Foxborough, Massachusetts, the New England Patriots dominated the game against the Denver Broncos as if the their star quarterback, Tom Brady, miraculously recovered from his season-ending knee injury, though it was really back-up quarterback Matt Cassel who orchestrated the offense as he threw three touchdown passes, with Randy Moss catching two as the Pats routed Denver 41-7. Cassel finished 18-for-24 for 185 yards though he was sacked six times while his counterpart in Denver, Jay Cutler, was 17-for-26 for 168 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions.

All in all, it was a week that pretty much sucked for the teams - and quarterbacks - I'm keeping a close eye on.

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