After a few years of an hiatus, CDreamz returns with ‘The Blitz.’
Yes, the story of Week 1 is that Indianapolis is actually in LAST place in the AFC Colts — I mean the AFC South — after losing to the Texans 34-24 and the rest of the divisional teams (Jaguars and Titans) earning wins.
But for me, the story of ‘Kickoff Weekend’ is the return of Michael Vick. Yes, Vick returned from his time ‘UpState’ last season but Sunday was the REAL return of Vick, the Vick that was once the highest paid player in the NFL, the “Madden” cover Vick, the Pro Bowl quarterback Vick. After coming in for starter Kevin Kolb in the third quarter, Vick finished the game with 103 yards rushing, another 175 yards and a touchdown passing and a Passer Rating of 101.9.
Yes the Eagles lost to the Packers 27-20 but considering the fact that Philly had done absolutely NOTHING with Kolb (a measly three points at halftime) Vick gave us all something to cheer about again … and defenses fearful again too.
A right call goes terribly wrong: For once an athletic official gets a call right and it’s STILL wrong. The Lions’ 19-14 loss to the Bears shouldn’t have been because Detroit’s Calvin Johnson’s TD catch was waved off because he didn’t “complete the catch.” That’s the most BULL I’ve ever heard. Since when has laying on your side with COMPLETE control of the ball NOT a catch?
When you drop it getting up off of the turf. ONLY in the NFL!!
The rest of Week 1 scores:
- Redskins 13, Cowboys 7: Dallas ‘HELD’ themselves back from winning.
- Seahawks 31, 49ers 6: Who seen this coming? San Francisco’s coach Mike Singletary didn’t; which is why he thanked Seattle’s coach Pete Carroll for serving up a Castor Oil-like medicine whopping.
- Cardinals 17, Rams 13
- Titans 38, Raiders 13: CJ2K is well on his way to his self-proclaimed 2,500 rushing yards. He finished with 142 yards and two touchdowns.
- Steelers 15, Falcons 9 (OT): Pittsburgh’s coach Mike Tomlin claimed that Ben Roethlisberger’s starting quarterback spot isn’t guaranteed. Yeah. As anemic as the offense looked, Big Ben’s job is safe.
- Giants 31, Panthers 18: I guess Jimmy Clausen’s NFL debut will be sooner than the Carolina organization thought.
- Jaguars 24, Broncos 17: Jacksonville fans got something they rarely see, a SOLD OUT stadium thanks to Tim Tebow. And another rarity occurred — a win.
- Patriots 38, Bengals 24: It wasn’t just Chad and T.O. that disappeared — so did Cincinnati’s defense.
- Buccaneers 17, Browns 14: Cleveland’s quarterback Jake Delhomme is still losing.
- Dolphins 15, Bills 10
- Ravens 10, Jets 9: New York didn’t quite crash but Baltimore’s defense DID bring some ‘Hard Knocks.’
- Saints 14, Vikings 9: It was back to business for the defending Super Bowl champs New Orleans — hitting Brett Favre around like a heavy bag.
- Chiefs 21, Chargers 14: Proves one major thing: there are just some people who are better coordinators than head coaches. Talking to you Romeo Crennel and Charlie Weis.