Thumpnasty’s Week 7 reactions: Gotta take the good with the bad

In a game that was alternately for the division lead AND keeping the loser in the running for the #1 overall pick (The NFC East is just disgusting) Philly somehow overcame the putrid Giants to vault into the top of the division. Carson Wentz finally threw a good pass with 40 seconds left to seal the win after what seemed like 400 terrible throws throughout the game. I know he’s doing it with essentially guys he met right before the game, but god does he have some ugly passes. Daniel Jones did everything he possibly could to make sure the Giants were in position to draft his replacement, throwing picks, fumbling and even getting tackled by gravity on a 80yd run with nothing but grass all around him. Oh well, at least it’s over, we survived, and we can see some good football on Sunday…


In a battle of undefeated squads, Pittsburgh was able to withstand a late flurry from the Titans to stay perfect on the season. It looked like it was gonna be a blowout early with the Steelers up big fast. However they seemed to take their foot off the gas and allowed Tennessee to come almost all the way back. If not for a miss by their kicker, that game goes to OT and who knows what happens there? First half Pittsburgh looks unstoppable, but so does second half Tennessee. Hard to call, but I hope they play again in the playoffs…


The Washington Football Team in every way dominated the rotting corpse that used to be “America’s Team”...maybe they’re a perfect representation of 2020 America, so I guess this year only, that moniker fits perfectly. Hard to believe either one of these teams has action at the playoffs, but someone must win that division, trust me I checked, and so one of the four eyesores that’s reside in the NFC East will be stinking up the earliest playoff game come January. Yay….


Baker Mayfield continues to look incredible against the Bengals, throwing 5 TD passes including the game winner with 12 seconds left for the win. Unfortunately there are 30 other teams where he looks average at best. The better QB, now and in the future, is Joe Burrow. He passed for over 400 yards in the loss and if his defense put up more resistance than a paper gown trying to stop a fart, he would have been the talk of the league. Cleveland got the win but lost OBJ for the rest of the year. I was surprised because I thought he retired after that Dallas game, go figure…


Nothing like the fireworks of two shitty teams going at it. The Chargers of, wherever the hell they play, somehow overcame the odds and beat the 1-6 Jaguars. It looked like 7 on 7 drills out there with neither team all that interested in stopping the other. Justin Herbert continues to impress, but the Jags have no pass rush or secondary so who really knows if he’s improving. Keenan Allen has himself a day, and he didn’t explode his liver so call that a win…


The Chiefs strolled into Denver and beat the hapless Broncos for the 10th straight time. Shouldn’t there be a mercy rule at this point? It looked like Little League where one team had all the 12 year olds and one had a roster full of 4th graders. They’re just not even playing the same sport…


Speaking of beatings, Tompa Bay came to Vegas and, I’m assuming, went drinking on Saturday night. The Raiders were within a score early in the 4th quarter, until the hangover went away, and then the Bucs just put it on them. Can’t give Brady all day to pick you apart because he will, every damn time. Of course they then volunteered to get cancer by signing Antonio Brown. If he can make it to Wednesday, and not sexually assault anyone, he can join the team and play after week 8. Good luck with all that crazy Tampa. He seems like a guy that has no problem sharing targets and will keep quiet about going 4-54…


I wish I could make a joke about the Falcons somehow losing at the last second again. But seriously, if you know a Falcons fan please go check and make sure they haven’t harmed themselves. How many times can a soul be ripped out? Alcoholism is the logical next step. The look on Arthur Blank’s face said it all. I’m pretty sure this is how Supervillains get their start…


Are the Niners good? Was it just injuries that made them look terrible? Or are the Patriots just falling apart? I don’t know what to make of that game. Watching two franchises that most people hate didn’t get a lot of time on my TV, but I saw enough of Cam Newton to see a fading QB. As for Santa Clara, whoever the starting RB was had a career game, thus he was contractually obligated to hurt himself and be out for several weeks. Makes sense they have 48 RBs on a 53 man roster now…


The Packers recovered from their whuppin last week and took it out on the poor Texans. This game was never close. DaVante Adams was open every single play and just missed 200 yards. Houston is a train wreck, the Bill O’Brien stink will be on them for years…


Somehow, someway the Jets had a lead in a football game this year. The Bills were doing the older brother “just let them think they have a chance” before turning it on and kicking field goals all day. Not impressed with this Bills team, they’re nosediving right now. As for the Jets, nah they don’t deserve anything but what they’re getting…


Carolina and New Orleans had a very competitive game, and I’m not sure if that’s praise for the Panthers or damning the Saints. Wil Lutz kicked a game winning field goal, but does it look like the Saints can even compete at the level of the Bucs, Packers, Seahawks or even the Cardinals right now? I think every one of those teams blow them out. Gotta give Carolina credit, they fight every week. And they’re about to get CMC back soon. This team could go on a run here…


The NFL flexed the perfect game for Sunday night. Arizona-Seattle was the definition of a barn burner. Kyler Murray willed his team time after time after Russ and Tyler Lockett went absolutely apeshit against them. Uncharacteristically Mr. Unlimited threw 3 picks, the last one in overtime to set up the game winning kick for the Cardinals and take Seattle’s perfect record away. Hell of a game and this should be a battle for years in the NFC West. The Seahawks are still in first but the Cards are breathing right down their neck. Just a little observation, DK Metcalf should not be allowed to be that fast as a bi-pedal creature. My car doesn’t accelerate that fast, holy shit! When he chased down Budda Baker I really thought that would be the difference in the game when Arizona didn’t score on that drive. Unfortunately Seattle shit the bed and it’s just a footnote, too bad…


The Rams exposed the Bears as the frauds that they are Monday night. If not for a late fumble return for a touchdown they would have had a grand total of 3 points. This team makes no sense, when the defense is humming they’re scary. But I don’t care if it was the ‘85 Bears D out there if the offense is as inept as this. The problem is they can’t run and have a roster full of backup QBs. Even if they make the playoffs, they’re one and done. The Rams had one of those all

Inclusive scoring days, the kind where you watch it and think man if they can get yards and scores everywhere they’re gonna be a problem. The D looked great, but hard to judge against this JV level offense. Division games coming up for both squads, this is where we separate the men from the boys


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