Thursday, November 24, 2005

Turkey & Football

Thanksgiving is without question my favorite holiday. Turkey, mashed potatoes, pie, & 8 hours of football. What's not to love? ---The look on my wife's face after the start of the Broncos game might qualify.

- The Broncos have been getting a lot of love in the press lately. Even though I haven't seen many of their games this year I admit I wondered if today would be a rout. So either the Cowboys are better that I thought, or the Broncos are worse than I thought. Also, If I'm signed by the Broncos tomorrow what are the odds of me running for 100 yards next week? My 40 time is a bit off, but I'm coachable.

- I missed the name of the hyperventilating Falcon coach with the sideburns. Who is he and more importantly is he available to sing at a wedding next week? ---Seriously though, the Falcons have to feel good about dominating the Lions. Dunn was a stud again (116 yards without playing the 4th quarter), Vick was pretty good, and the defense made Garcia and Harrington look like....well...themselves. It was the Lions, so hopefully they didn't pop open the bubbly to go with their turkey. They still have some work to do if they want to make the playoffs.


Tony said...

The Cowboys are better than you thought. Then again, Denver had a hard time vs. the NFC East. Althought they are 3-1 vs. them, it was a close game in the Dallas and Washington game and they blew it vs. the Giants.

Alex said...

I agree with Tony about the Cowboys. Keep in mind they're two last second collapses away from being a 9-3 team, potentially.

As for the Broncos, I was sort of impressed, but not blown away by them on Thursday. They looked like a good team, but not a dominating one by any means. If they play like this every week, I wouldn't expect them to be able to hang with the Colts, and depending on the week, possibly not even the Steelers.

They were missing Tatum Bell, who is a great change of pace in the backfield, and I think that hurt them. While they're both effective, Anderson and Dayne are similar backs. Bell adds something else to the offense. The defense looked alternately exceptional and horrible, so I can't get a read on them.