NEW YORK, NY – The NFC Least, after five weeks of uninspiring NFL football, has many prognosticators pulling out their Mulligans after their original predictions. Many, including myself, thought that the best of the worst would be “Oh, Danny Boy“ Snyder’s Washington Redskins. So much for predictions!
-The Iggles of Killadelphia (Philthydelphia to The Matts), have lost their running dominance but found a defense.
-Big Blew has had an awakening since week three as Eli GUMP Manning has found his special purpose, within a new offensive scheme.
-Jerry’s Kids, the Dallas Cowboys, have finally figured out that best defense is a better offense, which means controlling the game clock.
Question is, who will be on top when the music stops? Let’s just Take It Easy..
This division is like one of those gag gifts that has you opening up one box just to discover another and another until you find a meager offering. SURPRISE!
BIG BLEW vs IGGLES- This is OBVIOUSLY the game between the favorites to compete for the division crown, right? Thus far, the Philadelphia defense has created some points against opposing teams as they practice the catch up game every Sunday. Nick Foles is rocking the lowest QB rating in the division and Jeremy Maclin will draw double teams every passing down. Riley “Race Relations” Cooper has displayed hands of stone, as he plummets to the bottom of the depth chart. LeSean “Big Tipper” McCoy is powering to a 2.9 per carry average so Darren Sproles appears to be the ground threat .
Trivia Question: Who is the “whitest” team in the NFL? Eagles.
The Giants will be forced to pass, as their running back is out with a sprained MCL. Can Eli Gump muster up the yardage on hostile ground? I think they will. the Eagles defense is in the bottom half of most defensive categories, but they have been real lucky with some timely blocks and capitalizing on field position when they get the turnover. The challenge for Tom “Red Skin” Coughlin will be time of possession. Giving the ball back to Philadelphia, will mean no huddle madness and that could cause problems… Big Blew takes this one.
The Washington ***skins have the talent, but they are once again underachieving for their new coach, Other Gruden. If they cannot pull an upset against a stout Cardinals defense, any discussion of them winning the NFC Least would be like selling peanuts after the parade is over!
Finally, the Dallas Cowboys ride into Seattle to go head to head with the defending champs. I think it will be a good offensive contest, but Romo will be Oh No when crunch-time comes. They have a hard time with the play clock as it stands, so that 12th man thing will yield a few extra flags for delay of game.
This will mean we have a three way tie in the Least!
Lastly, I would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at Weill Cornell Medical Center for letting me play hooky from MTM on a Tuesday. Truant Officer Short Matt, however, found me. Angry Ward just napped.
Come back tomorrow from Junoir Blaber, Jet Fan. Oof.