Let’s get to it.
Take 1: The time for Daniel Jones is now!
Ok. I admit it. I owe this man an apology (another one on my apology Christmas list). During Week 3 the New York Giants took another stab at replacing Eli at the helm. This time it went differently. Also this time it wasn’t Geno Smith.
Daniel Jones stood up, despite the mountain of criticisms going his way and took charge. Sure the Buccaneers missed a chance to win it but Jones had a perfect game. 300+ passing yards, 2 passing TDs, 2 rushing TDs. Future is bright Giants fans. The future is bright.
Take 2: And the rest of the back-up QBs too!
The back-ups sure did show-up! Not only was Daniel Jones victorious in his first outing as starter but the other new starters of the season were making names for themselves.
-Brissett oversaw a nice win against the Falcons, bringing the Colts to 2-1.
-Minshew won over everybody by continuing his good form bringing the Jags their first win under him.
-Kyle Allen put on a show for the Panthers (as discussed by Kevin here)
-And Mason Rudolph provided some positive signs for Steelers.
Who would have thought by Week 3 these names would be in the articles!
Take 3: Frank Gore is not human
Many scoffed at my selection of him in Fantasy. Many an eyebrow was raised when I bigged him up. Most thought the perils of time would stop Gore but again he proved that he’s no mere mortal.
Despite being the age of 36 human years Gore continued his blitzing start with 76 yards rushing and a TD on top to continue the Bills undefeated stretch.
All rise for Father Time.
Take 4: The Lions tip-toeing their way to the play-offs.
Since 2000 the Lions have mustered their way to the play-offs 3 times. It’s a tough life as a fan.
To Stafford’s credit he’s overseen all of those play-offs. He’s criminally underrated in my mind. A true warrior and I would love to see him in the playoffs again. Well Patricia is eyeing that up in his second year in charge.
Matt Patricia had a solid first year in charge at Detroit and the way it’s looking now he could quietly be building himself an even bigger CV and dare I say it…a contending football team!
Lions continued on their quiet undefeated run without looking awfully good. It would be a huge upset to many people’s predictions for them to nab up a playoff spot but I’m all for it!
Take 5: AB is never going away
So I’m part of the problem. But Antonio Brown will continue to loom over the NFL for the rest of existence.
The man lacks a team but still gains the headlines. Apparently he has retired. Who knows? Honestly, will we ever know?