Sunday, November 13, 2011

11/14 (Monday) Quickie

So, yes: Tebow. Two passes completed. Two TDs (one rushing, one passing). One win. Lots and lots (and lots) of discussion about him by the media this week in advance of a Thursday night game against the Jets.

I'll only say this: Today's game was exactly what I have been asking for for a year -- an offense that accentuates Tebow's unique strengths and skills. Complemented by a very solid Broncos D, it turns out that is more than enough to beat a Chiefs team that isn't what it was a few weeks ago, but is certainly no pushover at home in KC. Thursday night will be fun.

More NFL notes:
*Two words: John. Skelton.
*I'm OK with Mike Smith's decision to go for it on 4th-and-short in OT.
(I'd trust the short-yardage run game vs. the Saints D over defense vs. Saints O.)
*The Eagles' implosion is way more interesting than if they had won this season.
*What the hell happened to the Lions? (Can't just be Stafford's busted finger.)
*Ah, welcome back, Good Tony Romo.
*I admire that the Colts have just given up.
*Bet the Redskins wish they had decided in Week 1 to start tanking.
*Who had the Seahawks over the Ravens? (Anyone? Anyone? No.)

CFB: So it's pretty simple -- if LSU and Oklahoma State win out, then they will play for the national title. I think there's a chance OK State could lose to Oklahoma, but not with the same enthusiasm I had a few weeks ago (or the same certainty I had about Oregon and Stanford).

But if Oklahoma State loses, it's a toss-up between an Alabama rematch, an Oregon rematch and an Oklahoma shot that overlooks OU's worst-of-the-bunch loss (at home to Texas Tech) and its overrated slate of wins. All of them have their problems.

This week's BlogPoll Top 25 ballot:

On Sunday, I had my first experience without Red Zone Channel since before Week 1 -- before I discovered it for myself. In fact, my hotel had me watching Colts-Jaguars, what I called the exact opposite of Red Zone Channel. I'm never being away from home on a fall Sunday again.

-- D.S.

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