As always i like to stand firm in my stance of "On any Given sunday the unlikeliest of teams will often prevail". This was no surprise in Week 11 as we take a look at some of this weeks games.
Thursday November 18th
Chicago V Miami Final: 16-0
this game was no surprise watching an overrated chicago offense underwhelm yet again. Jay Cutler going 16-25 for 156 yrds a INT and no TD's. contrary to his surprise start of the season where he averaged 2 TD's and nearly 300 yards a game, he has currently struggled to offensively put points on the board. While he isn't a Manning or a Brady, Cutler does have a certain leadership role on the field that does allow him to move the ball while managing the clock without putting up super star numbers from week to week.
Though i will give miami the benefit of holding Cutler in check, and only allowing the offense to 16 with 3 FG's and a single TD on the ground. Offensively for the Dolphins they have struggled all season long to produce decent numbers, even with the addition of Brandon Marshall and the return of Ronnie Brown. Plan on seeing the Bear's to roll forward with a much needed win to take a firm hold over the division while, the dolphins will continue to struggle to put points on the board and possibly slide downhill for the rest of the season.
Sunday November 21st (2 Game Selection)
Detroit V Dallas Final: 19 -35
In Jason Garrett's second start as the Dalls Cowboys headcoach, he has moved the team to 2 straight wins that has given the team a lift in what 3 weeks ago was wade phillips nightmare. It was about time that Owner Jerry Jones stepped up to the plate cutting the lose ends with Phillips passive coaching strategy. Kitna coming off his 356 yrd performance last week was once again effective as he threw for 3 TD's including a pair to Miles Austin, but none more spectacular than the 29-yard TD run he added at the end of the game to seal the victory for the Blue and Silver star. This is what we expected of a team that was favored to make a Super Bowl run, and potentially has all the upside in the NFL to make a few more upset's.
Buffalo V Cincinatti
The Bengal's were another favored team with the key addition of Terrell Owens across from Ochocinco, to make a good run this season. While Benson has certainly stepped up this year along with Carson Palmer, the defense alone has nullified any possibility of winning all season long. In what seemed like a sure win coming out from half-time with the score up 31-14, Fitzpatrick Nailed a 28-yard TD to Steve Johnson which rallied the team to force Palmer and T.O into making crucial mistakes, one of which resulted in a 27-yard fumble for a TD less than a minute after Fitz's TD pass. It didnt stop there as Fitzpatrick put Buffalo in the lead throwing a pair of 4th quarter TD pass's to Steve Johnson giving him 3 for the day with 137 total yards on the afternoon after beginning the season 0-6. Look forward to seeing Fitzpatrick becoming an up and coming sensation with buffalo that can land them with big wins to finish out the season. While Cincinatti continues it's plumit to the bottom of the AFC for the first time in 6 years.
More to Come stay Tuned