Perched Atop the NFL

Wow. I had us starting fast, but I didn’t see us at 8-0. Somewhere along the way I thought we could very well be at 6-2 in a best-case scenario. But the football Gods, and the refs,  have been benign to pleasant so far. We are even close to getting our tackles back, Ahkello, and Juice as well. Funny thing though, losing our tackles and a corner has done little slow us down as Justin Skule, Daniel Brunskill, and Emmanuel Moseley have come up aces as their replacements.

The biggest injury is the one that just happened. Kwon Alexander is likely gone for the rest of the year after tearing a pec on Thursday night. With the meat of our schedule coming up, his presence was important. The next man us for his spot is Dre Greenlaw, the surprising rookie who has gotten a lot of playing time as the starting Sam LB. He will move to the weak side (Will) LB in the base D. Which of course creates a need for the Sam LB. Azeez Al-Shaair had a great camp, and the team is very high on him, but either he or Mark Nzeocha will fill that role.

Whatever they decide, the next 8 games are all (well, maybe not Atl) huge challenges. The next game is perhaps the biggest of all, at least from a reality check point on this season. 8-0 49ers and 6-2 Seahawks on Monday night? The mind boggles at the ramifications of this game. I almost with this was in their house, as the Seahawks have been uncustomarily struggling at home. Still and all, this is a playoff-atmosphere game at week 10. Should we lose, we’d still have a game lead, and we’ve beaten the Rams and the Cards, but we would be on shakier ground than a win would give us, that’s for sure.

The Hawks aren’t exactly on easy street themselves with games against the Eagle, Vikes, Rams, Panthers, Cards, and us. And the Rams are still hanging around, and they have the Bears cakewalk among their remaining sched of Pittsburgh, Balt, Cards 2x, Haws, Cowboys, and us.

Whoever comes out of this division come January, they should have a leg up on the entire NFL. Either than or beaten to a pulp and too battle-scarred to carry on.

Gonna be fun either way. Bring it on!

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18 Responses to Perched Atop the NFL

  1. unca_chuck says:

    Antoine Bethea with the pick! Damn, we had him years ago.

  2. Winder says:

    If we can take Seattle this go around and come out on top of NO we just might have home field advantage and maybe do what the Rams did to us a couple of years ago and take the last Seattle game off and play backups. Of course this is just my imagination running away with me.

  3. unca_chuck says:

    Yep. That’s the hope.

    My fantasy team is depending on Barkely. GIants have the ball on the 1 twice and no score for him.

    I’m dead. Gonna lose by FGs. My opponent has the Dallas FG kicker.

  4. unca_chuck says:

    The Giants defense is absolutely horrible.

  5. alleykat69 says:

    I had a chance with my fantasy team, and then that damm black cat showed up on the field and freaked out my star players and after that I was done..

  6. unca_chuck says:

    Hah!!! Barkley should have had 2 TDs early, and scored on that long run. Oh well.

  7. Winder says:

    I had Barkley also but there are so many under achieving players this year that there is plenty of blame to go around.

  8. unca_chuck says:

    Yep. Smith-Schuster is one of my WRs, and the only week I benched him, he went off.

    The only guy lighting it up for me is Lamar Jackson

  9. unca_chuck says:

    And in roster news, the Niners promoted Elijah Lee to the roster from the practice squad for Kwon Alexander, and signed ex-Pat Christian Sam (not the gay Sam) to the practice squad to fill his spot. Garrett Celek can now practice though he is still on the PUP list.

  10. The mind boggles at the ramification of how Chuck is going to chug a tall can of Modelo…


    …Now the mind is just boggled.

  11. unca_chuck says:

    That’s so clever, you must be president.

    Or a 5 year old.

    You make the call.

  12. unca_chuck says:

    Cam Newton’s season, and his tenure in Carolina, is done. He was IR’ed.

  13. Flavor says:

    this is not good

    • Grumpy Guy says:

      Yeah that sucks. I think Gould has been struggling with a little something for weeks now. He probably should take a few weeks off and get it right for the playoff stretch.

  14. alleykat69 says:

    Gould is only 13-20 on FG’s this year.Thats Cody Parkey territory right there,and would get most guys cut. Yeah he’s out of whack especially after last couple of year’s run of incredible success…

  15. unca_chuck says:

    Shit, anyone is fine. Fucking Gould has sucked this year. Long snapper be damned.

    The bastard held out, begged to go to Chi-town and now he’s hurt?

    Karma’s a bitch, eh Robbie?

  16. unca_chuck says:

    New thread is up. Go Raiders!!!

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