Hello people and welcome to another addition of What We Learned!
Already Week 11 and I’m swimming in school, work, pressure… but whatever! No excuses baby and that’s what it’s all about. From the best game ever, to the Colts getting their groove back after a few years. The Eagles officially blow, and the unfortunate Alex Smith injury, let’s jump into it!
Best. Game. Ever.
If you’re a boring douche, you probably didn’t know that last night’s Monday night football game between the Chiefs and the Rams was a thriller! Monday night games usually blow but this one was as good as it gets. Oddly, there were a lot of defensive plays from both sides in this 54-51 Rams victory.
Let’s start with the QBs. Kansas City QB Pat Mahomes had a great game overall with a shit ending. This MVP candidate threw for 478 yards and 6 touchdowns, but threw 3 interceptions, including 2 interceptions on his team’s last two drives of the game, effectively killing the Chiefs chances of winning the game.
Rams QB Jared Goff put some work in as well. 413 yards, 4 TDs, and 0 interceptions. WORK.
Other stars in this game included Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill. Hill caught 10 passes for 215 yards and 2 TDs. RB Kareem Hunt didn’t do too shabby either, with an overall 111 yards and 2 touchdowns. The other notable star was Aaron Donald, who had 2 sacks and just as many forced fumbles. One even led to a defensive touchdown. Let’s not forget the Chiefs defense causing Goff to fumble and DE Allen Bailey to score a TD down the stretch to give the Chiefs a 44-40 lead… which didn’t last too long.
Also, who else noticed Andy Reid didn’t completely shit his pants on time management? Finally after years of being a complete dumbass down the stretch, the guy finally gets it! But his QB crapped his pants, ruining Reid’s performance down the stretch.
It’s amazing that the Chiefs had 5 turnovers but were still close to winning the game. This is the Super Bowl match we deserve. A shitload of offense, a bunch of random defensive plays that lead to scores, and Andy Reid not shitting his pants.
105 total points, 1001 combined yards of offense, 3 defensive TDs, and no game on a shitty playing field in Mexico.
Colts on 4-game Winning Streak
Oh yeah, there’s things we learned from other than that amazing MNF game…
After starting 1-5 with a rusty Andrew Luck, the Colts are on a 4-game winning streak. The quality of teams Indy has beaten during this winning streak is questionable. The crap show Buffalo Bills, the joke of a franchise Raiders, a disappointing Jaguars team, and an inconsistent Titans team. Granted, the Patriots lost to both the Jaguars and Titans.
Anyways, Luck has been amazing during this stretch. He’s thrown 13 touchdowns, 1 interception, 244.3 yards per game to get the Colts back to 5-5 record. They’re tied with the 6th place Ravens and three other teams for the last Wild Card spot. If Luck can keep up this play, he’ll have no problem leading the Colts back to the playoffs for the first time since their appearance in the AFC Championship Game January 2015.
Also: T.Y. Hilton has played well during this winning streak, going for 4 touchdowns and 72.8 yards per game.
The Eagles Suuuuuuck
Not enough ‘U’ in suck to describe the Eagles. They’re 4-6 and seem like they can’t consistently get it together. I think putting it all on Carson Wentz is irresponsible. Yes, the offense blows, but without a decent RB like Darren Sproles or Jay Ajayi (who are injured), and a decent WR in Mike Wallace, they are at a disadvantage. The Eagles have a bunch of injuries across the board, making their repeat campaign looking more like them trying to crawl to the finish line with a .500 record.
With an embarrassing 48-7 loss to the Saints, the Eagles need to look in the mirror.
With Carson Wentz coming off his season ending ACL injury last year, I never expected him to be his former self right away (why is he on my fantasy team). Brady wasn’t even that good after his season ending injury and took awhile to get back his stride. Remember those years in limbo like 2009-2013? Those were some weird years for the Patriots. And like Brady, Wentz is in limbo. Are we forgetting Wentz was the favorite to win MVP last year before his injury? 33 touchdowns and 7 interceptions was killer to last years’ Eagles team. This season is just an adjustment period. He’s not horseshit.
Last years’ Super Bowl wasn’t a fluke for the Eagles, and Doug Peterson is a decent coach. Don’t let this season fool you about who they really are.
Alex Smith Suffers Season-Ending Injury
I’m not going to post a photo of it because I hate injuries like that. Call me a bitch all you want! Suck one. But the gruesome injury is a huge kick in the nuts to the 6-4 division leading Redskins. They remain in a prime position to win the NFC East, but with this injury, they’ve given the inconsistent Cowboys even more of a chance to comeback and win this division. Pesky cockroaches.
“Smith hasn’t appeared in fewer than 15 games in a season since 2012. Entering Sunday, he had completed 64.1 percent of his passes for 2,045 yards and 10 touchdowns with three interceptions this season. Smith was 12-of-27 for 135 yards with two interceptions Sunday.” – Alec Nathan of Bleacher Report
Now the Redskins have to put their season in the hands of Colt fucking McCoy, who hasn’t played anything meaningful since 2014. His career record is 7-18 and has thrown 27 touchdowns and 23 interceptions. Might as well bend over for the Cowboys at this point.
Maybe there’s someone on the streets they can sign to save the day…
Yup! Washington signed former Jets QB and future Hall of Famer Mark “Butt fumble” Sanchez! Honestly, if that doesn’t scream giving up, I don’t know what does.