Last night, the Saints finally put to rest the idea that the Falcons could go undefeated into their bye week (which would have put them at 9-0). Let’s be honest, the Falcons were one of the worst 5-0 teams ever. They have had to come back in almost every game this season. I’m not saying they are bad. They very well could end up anywhere from 9-7 to 11-5 and make the playoffs. But I am glad the Saints did beat them to stop this nonsense that the Falcons were the real deal.
Which brings us back to the title of this post. It seems fitting that a game that could turn around the Saints’ entire season was highlighted by a blocked punt/scoop n’ score by Michael Mauti. It evoked memories of the punt block by Steve Gleason back in 2006 which made the Superdome feel like they were in the middle of an earthquake with how crazy the fans were going. Considering what they went through with Hurricane Katrina it was a huge play. And guess who was in attendance at the game last night? The very same Steve Gleason. Was it fate? Probably. Let’s just leave it at that. But instead of just celebrating the play and moving on, Gleason went Bautista Bat Flip and double downed with a greasy tweet that became an instant classic. It simply said “Hey, Falcons. #NeverPunt.” Well done, Steve.
Alright, time for the NFL Sunday TV Schedule El Fantastico:
|1:00||Cincinnati at Buffalo||CBS (Golden Horseshoe, GTA, Peterborough, Kingston, Belleville, Cornwall, Quebec, Eastern Canada)/CTV (Ontario, Montreal, Atlantic)|
|1:00||Denver at Cleveland||CBS (BC, Alberta)/CTV (Vancouver, Alberta, Saskatchewan)|
|1:00||Chicago at Detroit||FOX (Western Ontario, K-W/Cambridge, Guelph, Ottawa-Gatineau)|
|1:00||Houston at Jacksonville||No TV|
|1:00||Kansas City at Minnesota||CBS (Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Northwestern Ontario)/CTV (Winnipeg)|
|1:00||Washington at NY Jets||FOX (Northern Ontario, Belleville, Cornwall, Quebec, Eastern Canada)/CTV2 (Vancouver Island, Alberta, Ontario, Atlantic)|
|1:00||Arizona at Pittsburgh||No TV|
|1:00||Miami at Tennessee||No TV|
|4:05||Carolina at Seattle||FOX (BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Northwestern Ontario, Golden Horseshoe, GTA, Peterborough, Kingston)/TSN1|
|4:25||San Diego at Green Bay||CBS (all of Canada (except BC)/CTV (Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Montreal)/CTV2 (Atlantic)|
|4:25||Baltimore at San Francisco||CTV (Vancouver)|
|8:30||New England at Indianapolis||NBC/TSN1/TSN3/TSN4/TSN5|
|8:30||NY Giants at Philadelphia||TSN1/TSN3/TSN4/TSN5|
Hey, a lot better this week. Only three games not showing in this area but I will be honest…not getting Arizona-Pittsburgh in this area seems ridiculous. TSN couldn’t pick up this game? Arizona is a legit NFC contender and the Steelers have a huge Canadian fanbase. Sounds like someone dropped the ball there.
The games are very well spread out. Unfortunately for people who get their CBS out of Detroit, you get no early CBS game. Just like people who get CBS out of Seattle get no late CBS game. Kind of sucks but at least there are options this week (unlike some weeks earlier on in the season).
Not to worry though because for about 78% of the time, all NFL experts will be talking about New England travelling to Indianapolis and getting some so-called revenge I guess on the Colts? It is starting to sound like the Patriots will beat them on the scoreboard, beat them up on the field, break their bones, tear off their heads, and piss down their throats. Sometimes it just feels the NFL has to take an issue and make it 10000 times more newsworthy (at least to them) by talking about it ad nauseum. We get it. Deflategate and all that garbage. Can we please drop it? Please?
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Or any other fantasy football site. Don’t get me wrong. I enjoy fantasy football. Just not to the extent many are starting to “enjoy” it (and by enjoy I mean addicted to). I love The League but I am not going to recreate it like some creepy group of douche-bros who have nothing better to do (sex) than be fucking idiots about it.
Alright, enough of that. Here are my non-fantasy football, straight-up, old school NFL picks for this week:
Cincinnati over Buffalo
Denver over Cleveland
Detroit over Chicago
Jacksonville over Houston
Minnesota over Kansas City
NY Jets over Washington
Pittsburgh over Arizona
Miami over Tennessee
Seattle over Carolina
Green Bay over San Diego
Baltimore over San Francisco
New England over Indianapolis
Philadelphia over NY Giants
I hope everyone has a great weekend watching football. It’s going to be getting cooler in this area so it’s perfect weather for it. I have my kids this weekend so my PVR is going to be begging for mercy once this is over.