Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 10/10/12

In the 20th episode of the "Football Nation Today" podcast, Alex discusses the latest news around the NFL:

1st Down:

The Colts game-winning drive, engineered by Andrew Luck, was downright inspiring. Cam Newton's performance this season, however, has been downright pathetic. And then there are the Jets, who are somewhere below pathetic. Alex discusses the performances from week five that surprised, impressed, and disappointed.

2nd Down:

Chiefs offensive lineman Eric Winston was absolutely right when he lambasted Chiefs fans for cheering Matt Cassel's concussion last Sunday. But Alex provides context to the cheering, and explains that Chief fans aren't bloodthirsty, but rather frustrated. If you were a Chiefs fans, given all they've been through over the past two decades, you would be too.

The NFL has once again suspended Jonathan Vilma, and other current and former members of the Saints defense for their involvement in Bountygate. Has Roger Goodell won the war, or will there be more fight to come?

3rd Down:

In the "Big Up or Slow Down" segment, Alex debates the significance of Drew Brees passing Johnny Unitas for the consecutive games with a touchdown pass record, the significance of Brian Cushing's injury and whether Robert Griffin III will have to alter his playing style if he wants to remain healthy.

4th Down:

In the "Reimer Rant," Alex digs into Titans running back Chris Johnson, who expressed his displeasure this week about the Titans 1-4 record. The problem is, he expressed displeasure with everybody but himself.

Email Alex at areimer@bu.edu, and follow him on Twitter @AlexReimer1.



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