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Mill Woods

Posted on September 21, 2021 15:38

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Somersaults. Jump passes. Last-second acrobatics. Overtime heroics. NFL Week Two reminded viewers why the league is the Barnum and Bailey of the 21st century. The "Cardiac Kids" — that's what they call them. Who? Just about every NFL team, actually.

After just two weeks, we are down to seven undefeated teams — and only two in the AFC. We're not even out of September yet, and NFL fans need to stock up on Maalox — as though we're nearing the playoffs.

We fans must learn to relax a little — watch more than just our favorite team — we should enjoy this "Rilly Big Shew" (props to Ed Sullivan). 

Sunday night was a rilly big shew — one for the ages. In that ongoing grudge match that is "Mahomes vs. Jackson", it was Lamar's turn to steal the show. He did everything but kick a game-winning field goal! Up-the-middle dashes, somersaults, jump passes . . . just astounding . . . and still, the outcome was a mystery until Jackson dove across the first-down marker on a crazy fourth-and-one gamble.

But that was far from the only eye-popper of the weekend. The "lowly" Panthers — now led by a new, stout general, QB Sam Darnold — stole a page from the book of Sir Jameis and the Saints.  The Panthers jumped all over the Saints for two quick scores, then the 'Kitty Kurtain' came down on Winston and star RB Alvin Kamara, who never got out of first gear. The Panthers' offense dominated the critical Time of Possession — exactly how the Saints routed the Packers in Week One. Oh, the irony!

In Pittsburgh, those ferocious but undisciplined Raiders quit committing fouls just long enough to "steel" a 2-0 start from the Steelers. It was a brutal affair. After several big bodies left the field (like Steeler star TJ Watt), those west coast pirates ran off with the bounty, matching the Broncos as the only other 2-0 AFC squad.

And, way out west, the Titans rebounded from a crushing defeat in Week One (at the hands of those tiny terrors, the Cardinals) to edge the stout Seahawks — in overtime — in Seattle! Meanwhile, the 2-0 49ers eeked out a victory over the Eagles in another head-knocker, and Arizona was hotter than the winless Vikings — in OT.

Those thrilling victories by the Titans, Ravens and 49ers pushed my record to a lofty 11-5 for the week. Can it possibly get any better? 

                       NFL 2021 Week Three
 
         Away                       Home              My Pick
1.    Panthers                      Texans             Panthers
2.    Colts                            Titans              Titans
3.    Falcons                        Giants              Falcons
4.    Chargers                      Chiefs              Chiefs
5.    Bengals                       Steelers           Steelers
6.    Bears                           Browns            Browns
7.    Ravens                        Lions                Lions
8.    Saints                          Patriots           Patriots
9.    Cardinals                     Jaguars            Cardinals
10. Washington                  Bills                 Bills
11. Jets                              Broncos           Broncos
12. Dolphins                      Raiders            Raiders
13. Seahawks                    Vikings             Seahawks
14. Buccaneers                   Rams               Rams
15. Packers                        49ers               Packers
16.  Eagles                         Cowboys         Cowboys

Oh, yeah, fans: it's showtime. "Don't Change That Dial".

Mill Woods

Posted on September 21, 2021 15:38

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