The best reality TV show better known as the National Football League once again delivered its fair share of thrills, chills, surprises and disappointments.
Both teams are suffering through hard times right now, but at least the Giants are playing the game with effort and a desire to win. The Bears play as if pride doesn’t exist.
Considered the NFL’s best division heading into the season, the NFC West is not disappointing. The top three contenders from the sector, Arizona, Seattle and San Fran, all were winners Sunday.
The Seahawks dominated statistically, outgaining the Rams 463-272. But for St. Louis, special teams trickery was the difference.
“I made a mistake,” former Bears general manager Jerry Angelo told USA Today. “I was human. I was part of it. I’m not proud of it.”
Worse than anything, they’ll prove themselves strong enough to stay with good teams, but just bad enough to fall short. So near, and yet so far. And that’s the worst way to lose.
I don’t want to read more about how this was meant to be a rebuilding year, a developmental season for Geno Smith, yada, yada, yada. Been there. Too many times to count.
Jay Cutler threw two touchdown passes to Martellus Bennett, and the Chicago Bears took advantage of some early mistakes by the New York Jets before holding on for a 27-19 victory.
Press-man coverage, zone coverage, whatever. Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery cause opponents fits, and they’ll be looking to do more of the same against the Jets.
When the Jets and Bears get together Monday night at MetLife Stadium, these two imperfect teams should provide an excellent measuring stick for each other.
On one hand he appears to be a more contrite Santonio Holmes. But on the other, he seems as ornery as ever.
Rex Ryan’s unit needs to show improvement after Aaron Rodgers passed for 346 yards and three touchdowns in Sunday’s demoralizing loss.
Smith prides himself on being able to put mistakes and losses behind him quickly, pushing forward to the next challenge. This time, though, was different.
The New York Jets return home to the Monday night stage after a disappointing loss to the Green Bay Packers. The Jets will be facing a banged up Chicago Bears team that somehow found a way to shock the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday night.
These three non-conference games should serve as a barometer for what can be expected throughout the rest of the season.