15 Oct Pick Six: Controversial calls, big-name injuries and the embarrassing Dolphins
It was a night of high drama in the NFL as the Week Two action had a feel to doubt.
We had late touchdowns to win games, a monumental back and forth in Denver, important traumas and another officiating blunder.
That is where I will begin my appearance at six large talking points from Week Two at the NFL.
The referees allow the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Championship Game down time last year, not the Los Angeles Rams and failing to spot the obvious pass interference call that would have shipped Sean Payton’s men. Surprisingly, the officials made another blunder that was large on Sunday night.
With a tight, low-scoring game poised, the Rams were driving for the very first touchdown when Jared Goff fumbled. For exactly what should’ve been a score cameron Jordan picked up the soccer for the Saints and ran yards.
However an officer uttered a whistle asserting it was not a fumble. The touchdown couldn’t stand because the runback had been whistled dead although Needless to say, it was ruled a fumble.
This is a bit of refereeing – you need to let the runback stand out and overturn that on inspection if needed.
Payton must be beside himself with all all the blunders plaguing his team. The Saints never really did find the end zone after that the Rams ran out winners that are comfortable 27-9. However, that margin of victory shouldn’t detract from shocking refereeing.
One reason the Saints had that touchdown was because celebrity quarterback Drew Brees was after damaging his hand follow .
This was shown to be a loss as stand-in Teddy Bridgewater – a former Pro Bowler who’s fought back from a devastating accident of his own – looked rusty and out of his depth.
It does not look good for Brees creating a return to the and it could be the result in Pittsburgh in which Steelers legend Ben Roethlisberger abandoned his group’s 28-26 loss to Seattle using a knee injury.
Big Ben has an MRI. Stay tuned as these are two season-altering injury scenarios worth watching carefully.
In the past few decades, the New England Patriots have made gradual and somewhat shaky begins . And in the Super Bowl, each season has been ended by them for the last few decades. We can continue to keep the ink into our pens now round though because no discussion of a slow beginning is necessary.
Back in 43-0 and 33-3 wins over Miami and Pittsburgh respectively, that the Patriots have scored 76 points. That is tied with all the 2007 team that won each of 16 regular-season games before losing in the Super Bowl to the most in team history.
We don’t know Antonio Brown is going to be on the area for this team but he isn’t actually needed by them. They’ll roll together with or without him Tom Brady looks in sublime early-season form, the game is strong and the defense is just one of the best in the match, especially .
It is down the Patriots and the Chiefs in the AFC this season.
I do not care about what the plan would be in Miami – that they expect any lovers to turn up to their games and cannot put that product on the area. How good money can be charged by them for the tosh every week, they are currently serving up is past me.
59-10 was dropped by miami to Baltimore on opening weekend at home and there had been a lot of discussion better at Week 2. I guess 43-0 is far better than 59-10, but only just! The cabinet is so bare in Miami these Dolphins create Old Mother Hubbard seem as a denizen of gluttony and excess.
I believe it is shocking how bad this team looks but maybe we all should have seen it all coming. From the now-defunct Alliance of American Football, the Dolphins did signal the players in the NFL after all and more than 25 per cent of their roster wasn’t on the team a week before this new year kickoff.
It will be a bad year in Miami. Through two games, the Dolphins have let 102 points – which is tied with all the 1973 Saints.
The Oakland Raiders and Kansas City flew around the field and playing. And that urgency led for Black and the Silver to an early 10-0 lead. However, they did was make Patrick Mahomes mad.
He threw in the second quarter and that was sufficient to guarantee a comfortable 28-10 win for the Chiefs. Mahomes – who ended the day with 443 yards – is also the sole danger to Brady and the Patriots and really special.
It does not matter although the Chiefs are without injured wide receiver Tyreek Hill. Mahomes makes his receivers seem great. It was Sammy Watkins and this time around he destroyed the Raiders using DeMarcus Robinson, Travis Kelce and newcomer Mecole Hardman.
That is what the fantastic ones do they make everyone around them increase their game. The Chiefs are going to be there or thereabouts come the season’s end .
This contest between the Chicago Bears and Denver Broncos’ first 55 minutes was a snoozer in Mile High Stadium. But in recent league history, we got to witness one of the most explosive and finishes in NFL style.
Denver pulled to within 13-12 on Joe Flacco’s seven-yard pass to Emmanuel Sanders. Choose two and the Broncos decided to roll the dice to get called for a delay of game penalty. So Denver chosen for its point, which Brandon McManus pushed right. However Denver transferred back closer plus they proceeded right into a 14-13 lead on Flacco’s pass to Sanders.
But there was sufficient time to allow the Bears for Mitchell Trubisky and to push downfield to complete a 25-yard pass on upside down. That set up Eddie Pineiro’s kick as time expired. Only in the NFL!
It was salvation of types for the Bears, who travelled through acute kicker angst in the end of last year and all. However, this triumph should not detract by Mitchell Trubisky from a poor showing at quarterback.