New England Domination!
Sorry, but before I go into football related topics, I have to give a shout out to the Boston Red Sox for their World Series victory last night. With a 4-3 win, they swept the Colorado Rockies for their second World Series Championship in four years. With most of their talent expected to return next season…do I hear DYNASTY?!
Not to be outdone though, the Patriots went out and completely destroyed the Washington Redskins 52-7. Fifty-two to seven?! Are you serious? While not the greatest team the NFC has to offer, the Redskins were supposed to be a solid team that could "match-up" well with the Patriots (or at least that’s what I heard at least one commentator say). Letting up fifty-two points is not matching-up well with anyone.
Tom Brady (QB-NE): 306 yards passing, 3 TD, 14 yards rushing, 2 TD
Brady is a machine this season and even with the Colts thrashing of the Panthers this weekend, I see no logical way that the line on the Patriots/Colts game can favor the Colts. If the Patriots are being "given" any points, I’m pretty sure everyone in the betting world will jump on that opportunity, but I guess we’ll wait and see. If anyone knows the line on the game, please respond with a comment so that we can see what the "experts" are thinking on this one.
Anyways, enough home team cheering. Here are some other outstanding performances from players across the league this past Sunday…
Drew Brees (QB-NO): 336 yards passing, 4 TD
Is last season’s version of Drew Brees finally coming back?
Derek Anderson (QB-CLE): 248 yards passing, 3 TD
He’s still on a mission to prove every one in the world wrong when they predicted Brady Quinn would start sometime this season.
Philip Rivers (QB-SD): 130 yards passing, 3 TD
While he threw for low yardage, owners have to love the high touchdown count.
Braylon Edwards (WR-CLE): 8 receptions, 117 yards receiving, 2 TD
Talk about the third year being the year receivers find their stride…
Marques Colston (WR-NO): 8 receptions, 85 yards receiving, 3 TD
Trying to prevent his sophomore slump from being as dramatic as Cadillac Williams.
Reggie Wayne (WR-IND): 7 receptions, 168 yards receiving, 1 TD
With Marvin Harrison struggling, Wayne has really stepped up.
Lee Evans (WR-BUF): 5 receptions, 138 yards receiving, 1 TD
This is the guy who was drafted in the top three rounds this season.
Joseph Addai (RB-IND): 100 yards rushing, 8 yards receiving, 3 TD (combined)
Pretty much the only superb running back performance of the day.
Antonio Gates (TE-SD): 3 receptions, 92 yards receiving, 2 TD
Just another day in the life of the world’s greatest tight end.
San Diego (DEF): 10 points allowed, 1 sack, 4 INT, 1 fumble recovery, 2 TD
This is the high powered defense everyone expected from Shawne Merriman and crew.
New England (DEF): 7 points allowed, 3 sacks, 1 INT, 3 fumble recoveries, 1 TD
Almost allowed 0 points…this was domination at it’s finest.