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Week five is here football enthusiasts, and its time for another edition of Over The Middle. We’ve got some good matchups on the outside this week, which means points should be rolling in for the wide outs. Philadelphia pitted against the G-Men creates what should be a high scoring game and a whole lot of chucking the ball up and down the field. Peyton Manning primed for another big day as Dallas struggles to deliver an answer on how to contain the god like phenom. So without further ado, I give you this weeks editi0n and my top five wide receivers as predicted by yours truly.
Demaryius Thomas Denver Broncos - He’s cracked the list on more than one occasion, but until somebody shows they can stop Manning you will most likely see a Bronco each and every week. Why wouldn’t you? The hard part is picking which weapon is this weeks flavor. While Dallas has a solid front, the backend leaves plenty to be desired. Prone to giving up the big plays, Thomas is the Broncos big play guy and thus he’s the Manning target that lands on the list.
Victor Cruz New York Giants - Let’s start dancing Giants fans. I understand if you decide not to, there hasn’t been much reason to do so. Good news comes in the form of Victor Cruz for fantasy owners. Philadelphia’s fast paced offense puts a lot of strain on their own defense and thus giving up more big plays. Cruz is always a threat, working the middle slant routes or just flat out running the secondary. With Nicks being openly unhappy and possibly driving a wedge into his relationship with Eli Manning, allowing for more opportunities for Mr. Cruz. Salsa, anybody?
Desean Jackson Philadelphia Eagles - With Victor Cruz showing up previously, Desean Jackson gets his shot on this list. New York’s defense has been abused all season to this point, and with the fast paced offense the Giants secondary could be in for a very long day. Jackson is a big play guy, but he’s also a safety blanket for Michael Vick on third downs. New York hasn’t been able to stop anyone, let alone an offense with a superstar like Jackson. Last week the Giants gave up a punt return touchdown, Jackson is sort of good at that, oh and let’s all remember the game winning punt return. Jackson is not a bad play at this point, whether its the deep ball or returning kicks.
Julio Jones Atlanta Falcons - With Roddy White hobbled still by his naggin injuries, Matty Ice leans heavily on Julio. Jones is a freak who can take down a catch so long as it is anywhere within his wide reach. Anytime Matt Ryan needs a big play, its Jones he looks at. Yes I know Hall of Famer Tony Gonzalez takes a lot of targets, but its the shorter throws that mammoth hauls in. Jones can go six or seven grabs for one eighty every game, its just a matter of whether or not Ryan has the time to find his favorite toy.
Josh Gordon Cleveland Browns - Buffalo’s defense has been commendable last few weeks having played without the top three corners, and their pro bowl safety. With that said however, big plays have been the downfall of the back end. Heading to Cleveland Thursday night, Josh Gordon is as good as it gets when throwing downfield. With a knack for going up and snagging the downfield heave, I would most certainly suggest this guy be in your starting lineup on Thursday. Brian Hoyer seems to be a revelation we shall see on that, Gordon was making plays with Weeden and seems to be continuing the trend this season with Hoyer, a possible 150 yards and two touchdowns could be in his near future.
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If the New York Giants have any chance of salvaging this season, it sounds like the team believes it will have to pin their slim hopes on the broad shoulders of a Manning or two. If there was ever a good time for Giants quarterback Eli Manning to cash in on a family favor — it couldn't have come at a better time than this weekend. As the Oh-and-four Giants regroup after...
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Tony Romo had a Peyton Manning comparison dropped on him by his owner in the offseason.
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It is simplistic. It's stupid. It is inevitable.
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The 1-3 Eagles travel to Jersey to take on the 0-4 Giants. Well, if this isn’t the battle of the pee-wees, I don’t know what is. The Eagles beat a 1-2 team, and lost to a 2-2 team…and two 4-0 teams. The Giants lost to those same two 4-0 teams (pattern here?), plus a 2-2 team and a 1-2 team. Hey, at least the Eagles *beat* our 1-2 team.
I know the Giants are desperate for...
Eli Manning is so sad about the Giants’ 0-4 start. He’s just walking around depressed all day long. Good grief!
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It is hard to believe how in only 2 weeks, I have managed to list nearly 10 weird things and yet I keep finding more weird things about the game. If at any point I fail to find any more weird things, I’ll just make a post that says, “Keep Football Weird: Cancelled” and with much remorse, declare that the game has become completely normal. Until then, I’ll keep typing.
Playoff spots can't be won in October, but they sure can be lost...usually.The division races are taking shape, and by the end of the month at least a few playoff spots should be somewhat decided. There are plenty of teams at the top, and two or three of them will use the next four weeks to separate themselves from the pack.The question, then, is which ones? There are five teams...
After amassing a commanding lead, Andy went big in Week 4–and his losses put him back within reach for my bets in Week 5.
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