Monday Morning (Night) Quarterback
There may be a Monday Night Football game going on but I am barely interested in it. I have caught bits and pieces over the night of Drew Brees and all of his 'manliness' strut around the field to a 14-9 deficit at this point. The Saints have not impressed anyone, and I do not know how people could rank the New Orleans Saints as the number one overall team this coming week in the power rankings.
After watching the Green Bay Packers demolish the Buffalo Bills on both ends of the football field, there is no doubt that they are the best team in football. The weakness of the offensive line has been sured up and the offense is still rolling even without Ryan Grant. The defense of the Packers are exploding out of the gate thanks mostly to second year linebacker, Clay Matthews. The former USC Trojan has tallied six sacks in the first two games of the season. Along with the Packers, the Houston Texans and the Pittsburgh Steelers have impressed me as well.
The Houston Texans have a bevy of options on offense, starting with its quarterback Matt Schaub. Schaub threw for almost 500 yards Sunday in an overtime win over the Redskins. Arian Foster has balanced the team out with his power running skills. The team also has the best wide receiver in the NFL in Andre Johnson. The defense is led by former number one overall pick, Mario Williams. Super Mario has had four sacks in two games thus far.
Pittsburgh has been winning in the opposite fashion. The quarterback situation does not look pretty after Dennis Dixon got hurt Sunday versus the Titans. The Steelers will have to rely on Byron Leftwitch to lead the team in week three. The defense anchored by safety Troy Polamalu has beaten and battered its two opponents badly.
The football gods have not been kind to the Vikings, but they have not been kind to the Cowboys either. A lot of NFL fans have a sly grin on their faces after the first two weeks solely because the Cowboys are at the cellar of the NFC East. Tony Romo has been marginal at best and the entire team looks out of sync. If the team doesn't recover quickly, it could be a long January come playoff time for the owner Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys.
Kudos to the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as each team carry a 2-0 record going into the third week of the season. Quarterback Josh Freeman is already a captain for Tampa Bay and his performance Sunday proved he is worthy.
Week two is almost in the book. Some teams are jumping for joy, while others are burying themselves into big holes to began the season. Fourteen more games will determine the playoffs and nothing is written thus far.