You know, I have to admit. This weekend was a pretty exciting one in the NFL.
There were some great Steelers and Cowboys slugged it out in a death match that was gripping from start to finish. The vaunted Pittsburgh gave up more to the Cowboys than to anyone before them. Dallas’s defense was the more formidable for most of the game, and if not for the stupid, incessant turnovers – and the absence of the barbaric gladiator Marion Barber – it might have had a different outcome.. For one thing, the
It was a gripping game and the last seven and a half minutes were amazing. The Steelers bristled when they had to, and forced turnovers. The Cowboys blew a ten-point lead and dropped the game. I have said a couple of times to a couple of people that Tony Romo did a little too much imitating of his hero Brett Farce … sorry, I mean FAVRE … and threw one too many picks.
Then tonight’s game between the Panthers and Bucs. Another great game, at least until the last. It was a slug-fest for a while, before the overpowering rushing attack of Carolina ground Tampa Bay into the turf and broke their backs. The running backs for Carolina averaged 9.8 and 7.7 yards per carry respectively. They racked up 466 yards of total offense, more than 300 of it on the ground. A daunting performance against the number 4 overall defense in the league. And now the NFC South is an interesting division to watch.
The Giants, Steelers, Panthers and Titans hold the NFL’s best records, and the AFC East is knotted in a three-way tie for first. Things are heating up and there are still a lot of meaningful games to be played going into the last three weeks of the regular season.
Yep, a pretty good football weekend. I can’t wait to see how things shake out.
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