So far, meh. The resurgent season of the soon-to-be Vagabond-Vegas-Carson-Des Plaines Raiders was waylaid by an injury to Derek Carr. Holden McGroin also went down with shoulder injury, so the task of beating the best defense in the NFL fell to Connor Cook. Game, set, match as the Texans, minus JJ Watt was still able to silence the Silver and Black.
The Seattle game? Well, Detroit is still searching for a road playoff win. Their last? Well, the fricking 1957 NFL championship game at Kezar that the Niners blew a 20-7 halftime lead. Beyond that, Seattle got their share of help from the refs, and did enough on offense to handle Detroit in a quite boring affair.
Both these games sucked. Although I did pick them both to win.
Today? Miami at Pittsburgh?
No brainer. Warm weather team travels to cold weather site and it is COLD. Pittsburgh 23-7.
Giants at Packers? This looks to be the best game of this WC weekend. Think the Packers continue their roll. Eli and Co have beaten good teams, but Rodgers will prevail. Green Bay 28-20.
Other than that, the Niners are still interviewing and haven’t done anything yet. They need to get off the schneid on the GM. They are competing against no one for that position. Get it done already.
PS> Is it me, or was this a crappy season? I mean beyond the fact that the Niners suck hairy balls, it seems like there is no electricity to the season. Dak Prescott is the only player to really leap out as being exciting. I hate Dallas, but they look to be the best team. That being said, I think just about any of these mediocre teams could run the table. QB play has been awful for the most part. Arcane penalties, home town reffing, and convoluted rules have seemingly conspired to suck the life out of what was a great game. There’s no end in sight.
All these teams, short of the usual New England, seem to have flaws that can be exploited.