What's going on, everybody.
My name is Joe new Beau alongside Laurence Owen for SportsCastr News, and today we're gonna be re capping yesterday's games.
There was a bunch of really good games.
Obviously, the first one that comes to mind is last night's game.
The Patriots in the Seahawks.
That was great way Thio and a day of good games.
So, Lawrence, before we get into the main topic with overall thoughts about last night's game, how did you feel about both of these? He's coming.
Yeah, well, I didn't watch the press conferences afterwards, so I can't put you know, I don't know what Belichick said.
Uh, but to be fair, six months ago, no one would have gave him do England even a shot at beating Seattle this game.
All right, there's there's no one would have because, you know, they didn't have Tom Brady their offense.
They didn't know what they're often they figured they were gonna have.
And then now they go and they go.
This was in Seattle, Wolf man, even though there wasn't the 12th man there.
But still, um, man and and they gave them everything they could handle.
This was a fantastic game.
Uh, Cam Newton played well.
I'm new Nickname for him is the leper con because the kids got throws more beautiful rainbows than any quarterback in the NFL.
I mean, my goodness.
So he is now the leper con for me and Jamal Adams.
Definitely a massive help for that.
That secretary that that blitz every I mean, my God, they used them in different ways, just like the Jets did, and really created some serious pressure.
But Cam Newton was up to the task.
I think that Josh McDaniels did a pretty decent job of scheming him in the offense.
And you've got to remember, this is only cans.
Second week, third week with the team.
They Yeah, which makes it even more impressive.
Yeah, he's doing some fantastic stuff.
I expected to get better through the next few weeks as he gets used to Josh McDaniels and Josh McDaniels gets used to him.
He gets to understand his offensive line better and the weapons around him.
Uh, this this New England team who's going to get better and better offensively now? Defensively? Uh, yeah.
So the Seahawks scored a bunch of points on 35 on what was the the number one defense and football last year.
But it's still Seattle, all right? And And they came in with the thought.
We're gonna punch him in the mouth, which is kind of weird.
You know, most, most teams think that the New England defense punches people in the mouth.
Right? Seattle came in, was like, We're gonna punch them in the mouth and see how they, like, produced for Stephon Gilmore that from the night toe watch.
Right? And Metcalf was going off, man, Metcalf was going off on a little more.
I can't lie to you, but yeah, I just still cannot believe that the league allowed this to happen.
They allowed Cam Newton to Goto Bill Belichick and the Patriots.
Man, it's absolutely insane.
Uh, no, but yeah, after watching that game, you know, I've been saying it since this whole off season.
I think that the Seahawks have the potential to be one of the Final Four teams at least, um, when when all is said and done when we're in the playoffs.
So the Seahawks are a very good team.
And for the Patriots to come out and impress that way and put up that much of a fight.
Um, you know, you got to take these patriots for real, man.
I you know, I know everybody was saying they're dead in the water there. Done.
Tom Brady's out, but no, they're not dead. There's still the patriots.
And I knew it was gonna happen, men And, uh, you know, for, you know, these past two weeks that I have with the Buffalo Bills Not to say that the Buffalo Bills haven't been impressive.
They're a good team and everything, and Josh Allen has actually been playing well.
But I know that this is gonna sound hypocritical because this is something that I was sick of hearing as a Ravens fan.
But they haven't played anybody.
They played the freaking jets and the Dolphins.
I am not convinced yet by these Buffalo Bills until I see them get a real test when I see them go in.
If they had to face Seattle, you think that they would put up that much of a fight? I'm not so sure.
I'm really not so sure.
I'm sorry, but but what do you think lords about these two teams.
Honestly, As soon as Cam Newton went to New England, I was like, This is the perfect storm, right? Great.
Offensive play caller to go with a riel weapon.
Okay, so New England is gonna be five the A F C s.
Before everybody had Except you Buffalo running away with the division.
You had him running away, but I think it was, like, 79.
Okay, so now I was like, You know, one of these teams will probably at least 11 wins.
The other team will probably hit 10 wins.
I figure it's gonna be a one game race in this division.
I still think so.
I think Buffalo still a good team.
Overall, I think Buffalo's a better team than New England, but I think, yeah, roster wise.
Buffalo's a better team than New England.
I think that's a decent coaching.
But I mean, obviously you give the big over there to Belichick, right? I mean, just Oh, you So that kind of helps New England out quite a bit.
Eso this kind of levels the playing field between these two teams, even though, uh, they have mawr.
More weapons, definitely on offense.
And defensively, they're both very solid teams.
We'll see how how the season ends up over here on in the A F C East.
But it's gonna be a fun, fun division of watch.
Outside the show.
Oh, God, Yeah, that's that's nothing s Oh, we got to talk about the last play of the game last night, Um, they decided to run the ball with Cam Newton at the goal line, and Bill Belichick actually did comment on this.
He said it was about what you would think it would be.
We had one play to score, and we tried to go with what we thought was our best play.
What else? In a few words, But yeah, I got to be.
Can I agree with him? I think that the Seahawks just could not stop Cam on the goal line all night.
So with that prior knowledge, you got to do what was working.
So a lot of people were saying, Well, they're expecting it, you know, because that's what they're doing all night.
But if it's working, you got to go with what works.
So I agree with Belichick.
I think that they made the right call even though it wasn't successful.
But do you think that they maybe should have tried to pass it there? Runner? What do you think? Oh, I think they absolutely He'd be made the right call, uh, to to drive to scores earlier.
Cameron it in for us and then the next Dr It looked like Cam was running it in for a touchdown.
But instead, it was to draw the defense in on Cam Newton so he could throw it to the whole back who was wide open.
And that was about right now on this one play, the very last play of the game.
McDaniels and Bill Belichick was using that.
That was a set up.
We got the defense now thinking in the back of their mind, we got to stay away a little bit and keep an eye on these guys because they could legitimately throw this football.
He is a legitimate r p o guy, right? Right.
And and so they figured that there wouldn't be as many people on the goal line as there was in Seattle.
Just sold out to stop camp.
I cannot disagree with what Belichick called there, but Seattle was ready.
That's all it was.
I mean, that was their best play, in my opinion.
And it was just too good calls by two good coaches.
And that's why you know, I was till we were talking to Ray that don't you know, don't be discouraged by this loss.
You guys showed us that you're for real.
The Patriots are for real, and Cam is for realists.
Well, I can't believe that people doubted Cam Man this whole off season.
You heard? Oh, he's not gonna be good.
And it's just absolute bs.
It's bull**** that you just look at what he's doing now, like not giving this guy credit at all.
It's absolutely ridiculous.
I got so much pushback by people of SportsCastr and I'm not going to name names When I said that Cam Newton is better than everybody says he was a T end of the 2018 season.
He was looking fantastic before that shoulder surgery before that injury that he had.
And then he just had another string of bad luck against the Patriots when he rolled his ankle and then had to go on IR.
He had an entire year to get healthy, get himself in an order, and he's showing that he prepared and prepared hard.
And now he's ready. Thio.
He's got that fire in his eye.
You do not let go of your star player.
It was him and Christian McCaffrey.
Bond, you let go of you know, your quarterback over your running back.
Of course, you're gonna really tick off the quarterback, you know.
And now he's out there wanting to prove the NFL.
I'm still Cam Newton Onley better.
Yeah, only better, Right? Because, really, Don, he's keeping that accuracy from the 2018 season to go with the fact that he's still a beast with the ball in his arms.
Yeah, you could see it in Cam's eyes as soon as e think.
He put out a video where he was working out, and he said something like, They gave up on me, man.
So that's been sticking on the back of his mind all off season, for sure.
So I wonder if there's still any Patriots fans.
They're doubting Cam Newton as their starting quarterback.
There are that's ridiculous, man.
I'm not gonna I'm not going to name names either, because the guy might jump into the live chat here and just get really mad, but yeah, there was.
There was People have said they would have rather just tanked out, went and got Trevor Lawrence.
But anyways, so that's that game.
Great game, obviously.
But aside from that, there were some games that happened earlier on that day.
And I didn't get to watch all of them, Unfortunately, because I like Thio rewatch them on the condensed on NFL game pass, which I will get today, so yeah, but I did get to watch a few of these games.
Obviously, the main one that I watched was the Ravens.
Texans for, as you can see, my background and I also kind of was watching back and forth with the Chiefs and Chargers game so we could talk about that one as well.
But the morning game that I watch well, morning for me because I'm on the West Coast was the Broncos and Steelers matchup, which is the one I want to talk about.
So 26 21 the Steelers just acted out.
Just squeaked it out.
Now, mind you, The Broncos lost Drew lock at the beginning of this of the 1st 1st quarter, I believe, and Jeff Driskel had to come in and he made this a game against the Steelers team.
So everybody is telling me how this defense is the Steel Curtain.
To point out, How do you give up three touchdowns to a Jeff Driskel led Broncos team and only beat them by five points? I'm sorry, but I just do not see how the Steelers team is this phenomenal.
A f C contending team with a steel curtain.
I just don't see it.
Yes, there good defense. They're opportunistic.
They get ***, they get turnovers at the right time.
That's what they do.
But I just don't see them as this absolute lock down shutdown defense that everybody is telling me that they are.
Man, Um, I will say I will give credit where credit is due, though, and credit to you, Lawrence as well for calling it out bed has looked good.
I gotta admit he has looked good.
He's throwing the ball really well.
So that is one thing that has impressed me a lot about the Steelers team, but for everybody calling this Steelers defense the Steel curtain.
Oh, I just do not see it whatsoever.
I didn't watch that game.
But I did watch the first game that they played.
And I'm going to tell you the Steelers live and die on the bullet.
All right, So if Denver knew that and game planned ahead of it, uh, they would be ableto find wide open people right behind where the blitz is coming from.
If they knew it was coming, they would be.
You could have anyone except for Hoyer back here. So in the football.
Yeah, and And if you knew the blitz was coming, you just throw it wherever the vacation is.
You know, wherever they vacated that spot.
So, uh, you know, that's that's really more preparation and keeping your backups in the no on on your game plan.
In my opinion, Steelers air fast it opportunistic, as you say, but they have huge weaknesses.
And if if coaches can watch that film, they could take advantage.
A very overly aggressive defense.
Yeah, that's a good point.
And I think that's exactly what they did.
Jeff Driskel almost actually had a chance to pull off a game winning drive against the Steelers.
And I was hoping I'm like, Yes, please.
Obviously, you know, I'm known as the Steelers haters what everybody calls me, but, hey, I don't mind it, you know, it's It is what it is.
I want all my division rivals to lose to, so Okay, let's see.
What other games? 40 Niners, obviously.
What? The Jets? Even though the Niners lost, like, half the team? Yes.
****, man, I feel bad who they have out there on offense.
Um, I think Nick Mullins came in in place of Jimmy G.
Um, yeah, To be honest, I didn't watch much of the game because it's 40 Niners Jets, you know? So now you're kind of worried now about the Niners.
I mean, honor ship with as many people is gonna be on ir now, Mhm.
Before the season started, we were all like, Well, at least I was You said they would take a step back and we're not going to know that because they don't have players.
But I thought they were gonna be a really good team.
And then after Seattle got Adams, I was like, That's gonna be a heck of a fight over there in that division in the West.
Uh, now, now, I don't know that you can't You don't know what the Niners are anymore.
That the biggest hit, in my opinion, isn't even Jimmy Garoppolo.
Because I think Garoppolo overrated like a mob.
I really I don't say that you mostly if you watch me out here, you hear me about quarterback? I'm usually yeah about quarterbacks, but honestly, I am.
I am I am not sold on Garoppolo at all.
Um but so I think a backup could come in there and and play that that scheme that, uh, the Niners showing their quarterback to play.
Um, but that defensive line is hurt.
Bad goodness, Nick.
I guess he's on ir Stalin and Thomas has gone.
Yeah, they Yeah, the Niners air definitely hurting men.
And it just might be one of those years.
You know, we kind of talked about them having a Super Bowl hangover type thing, but I don't think anybody would have predicted that they would lose all their players.
So that might be the thing that actually causes the Niners To have that Super Bowl hangover is that they just don't have a team to put out there anymore.
So So it's as though the 40 Niners was on the cover of Madden.
Yeah, they do not increase.
Um, so yeah, it sucks for the 90 man.
I feel bad for them, but also, the Giants ended up losing Barkley sake.
Want Barkley is out for the season.
Such a sad day to see that, Um, there was other players that got man.
Uh, I'm just not thinking of them right now, but there was some big names that got hurt yesterday. Hold on.
I'll look it up.
All of the, uh, Cosa we already talked about both.
Where's the rest of that? Oh, hold on.
I think I sent it to my friends.
Let me see if I can find it.
Had a massive list here, but now I don't know where it is, So I found it.
I found one, sir.
Most, uh And it Woz.
That's right. Christian McCaffrey as well.
Cam Acres for the Rams.
David Montgomery for the Bears.
Breshad Perriman for the Jets.
Anthony Bar for the Vikings.
My God man preseason that people just haven't been getting hit.
You know, it is often I didn't I think it's a mix of two.
I think it's two things it is.
It is due to the full covert situation.
It's not like, you know, the codes codes, Uh, all right, week in the body or something.
But some of these players probably did not work out the way they should have way they would have had they had an opportunity to go into their teams facilities and do their preseason postseason workouts.
You know, their off season workouts that they normally have a chance to do? Um, so there, physically, they just weren't ready, you know? And then, of course, no preseason games as you alluded to.
I mean, you, your body wasn't ready.
No one takes so seriously.
So they're not paying playing.
They're playing at 80% not 100%.
So when you're taking hits and stuff, uh, the only people that's playing that 120% or your 3rd, 4th, 5th stringers.
You know, fighting for a roster spot.
You know, your starters aren't playing hard, but they're taking hits so that, you know, their bodies getting used to it.
So, yeah, I think it's a mix between the two.
And you're just watching everybody dropped, like flies.
Because, um, just imagine, like, taking it kind of easy in the off season.
Then they're coming in and getting hit by a car, because that's pretty much what you're doing.
So, uh, yeah, that's that's it's absolutely insane.
So let's see, some other games.
Um, we got the Chiefs charges, which we can talk about a little later.
Washington lost to the Cardinals, which I called the cards.
Yeah, I'm really high on them.
I'm really high on these cardinals and again.
Oh, yeah, of course.
We gotta talk about that.
The Bears beat the Giants.
The Cowboys somehow pulled off that comeback against the Falcons.
And you've got to feel bad for these Falcons men because they are becoming quickly known as thes choke artists.
Remember I had them winning for this year. Yeah.
These cowboys, man, They you gotta You gotta give him credit for not giving up there because they could have folded at the first half.
I think that they were down 28 to 10 going into the second half.
So and then 39 to 30 going into the fourth quarter.
If I'm not mistaken, Falcons just like we're not going to touch the ball, we're not going to touch it.
It is. I've already seen some means about it. I think so.
Um I mean, if the falcons to be honest with you, don't fire the head coach.
I mean, I don't know what they're doing.
I think it's been long enough, man, that we've seen enough out of Dan Quinn that we just know he's not gonna be the guy to take these guys to the next level man, if you score 39 points and lose e mean good Lord and and give up that many points in the second half to lose, right, and this isn't the first time they've ever done it.
I mean, we all remember the Super Bowl.
Eso I mean, you gotta When you got a team by the throat, you have to step on it.
I used to wonder why they always went out to embarrass teams on.
Now I realize they're not doing it to embarrass them.
They're doing it because they don't want them coming back.
You gotta step on them and finish them off.
Right? And that's what you gotta do.
Because if you're playing a good team, any any team could come back if you go into, like, a zone defense or something like that, you know, just trying to protect defense.
So I got to say, Man, we gotta eat a little bit of crow because I think both of us have been super down on deck Prescott.
We gotta give him credit, man, for having a great game yesterday, um, for touchdown.
But three rushing touchdowns was what really put them over the edge here.
So, um yeah, I gotta say it, man.
I give credit to De Prescott because I've been saying for the longest time that I believe deck is holding this t back.
And really, uh he showed that he wants to win.
So I think that's good for the Cowboys.
And it proved me wrong.
I got to say, so we'll see the game, Yeah, but that that break down on that Prescott I had was a 450 yard game that he had a well, and I said the team bailed him out.
Hey was very inaccurate.
He did all the other things, but his accuracy was not good.
I didn't go back.
Look at the film to confirm whether or not he was more accurate in this game than he was that previous game last year.
But I mean, uh, it does show moxie.
He said he didn't give up and he just went out there and fought.
So that's always in the plus for him? Yep, for sure.
So Packers beat the Lions? I expected that 42 to 21 still can't believe Ray. Pick the Lions there.
He's just dying on that Lions Hill.
I mean, I love the Lions, and I was I wanted the Lions to have a good game against him.
But it was Green Bay.
Yeah. Aaron Rodgers is on fire right now.
The Rams absolutely destroyed the Eagles 37 19.
Um, yeah, these Eagles air Not looking good, man.
I got to say Carson Wentz has been Yeah.
Yikes, I'll just say that That's all you got to say.
The Bucks beat the Panthers. 31.
Tom Brady gets his first win over there in Tampa Bay.
Um, the Titans just edge out the Jags.
Gardner Minshew had a chance to put them over there at at the end of the game, but I came up just short.
But credit to mention man.
And I want to say, Lawrence, that because I know this whole Gardner Minshew thing is a meme, everybody's like minced you mania, you know, and all that.
But at what point do we just admit that Gardner Minshew is a good quarterback? Like we actually just admit that he's a good quarterback instead of just feeding into this midst? You mania mean, I mean the two teams that he's played so far, the Indianapolis Colts in the Tennessee Titans this year, and going into the going into the season, everybody's like, Well, the Colts got a good defense, Titans got a good deed, and, uh, then she played very well.
He was limited in yards against the Colts, but he only missed one pass.
Then he threw a crap ton of yardage against the Titans.
So, um and **** near got him a win.
So yeah, I think everybody just needs to sit back and go.
Okay, So this is not a to 2 win team that everybody was thinking that they were including, including me, including, I'll admit it.
I've always been high on their passing game.
I've said all off season I thought they were passing game was really good.
I just didn't know anything about their running back, Uh, Robinson, especially after they let it go for net.
And I thought this defense was just gonna suck so bad.
But C J Henderson is at work e at quarterback.
Is the rial deal impressive? Yeah, for sure.
I mean, I said it, man.
I thought that Gardner Minshew was gonna win them a lot of games this season.
Maybe not, you know, get him about 500.
But I definitely thought that Gardner Minshew was the X factor.
Um, in that the jags for an office might be trying to tank.
But Min, she was like, No, we're not gonna let that happen.
I'm the guy. I'm the franchise guy.
So I just love that man.
I absolutely love that moxie that he has for sure.
Eso let's talk about this Vikings, Colts game, men.
And to be honest, I didn't watch it, but we have a Colts fan in the I think a lot of people were expecting the Viking win because everybody's like, Oh, the Colts lost to the Jags last week.
They're not that good of a team.
Philip Rivers sucks.
So So what do you have to say after this game? Well, let's see here.
The Colts lost to the Jags last week, so their defense must be terrible.
And the Vikings put how Maney points up against the Green Bay last week, so their offense is really good.
All right, all right.
So the courts allowed less than 200 yards of offense.
Their defense allowed less than 200 total yards against the Vikes last night.
And, uh, granted, it was It was, like, 240 yards against the Jags.
Yeah, just went back and looked at I was like Wow.
You know, right now, the Indianapolis Colts have the number one defense in the NFL after two weeks.
Who'd have thought that weird, Weird.
And their one and one.
So, uh, but no, Honestly, it was it was an amazing situation.
They basically used the same, uh, the same scheme that they used against other good teams that they think you know, that have high powered offense is run the ball down your throat and and play good defense.
They played man coverage against these good corners are these good wide receivers and tight ends and Dalvin cook and they and they played Dalvin.
Um, the fourth Buckner showed up.
Buckner got, Ah, second half a couple tackles for loss of batted past.
Uh, man, there was Ah, there's a There's a gift out there right now that's just been made of the force of Defoe doing the Reggie White thing where he would just reach underneath the arm of the offensive linemen and literally threw him to the ground.
E I mean threw him to the ground to get to get after Kirk.
Uh, and we're just like, Oh, my goodness, He just went super saying three.
He's, um, animal.
The Sadly, the Colts lost Paris Campbell in that game.
So that's gonna, uh, that's gonna affect the Colts offense.
Long term ability.
Go with the Marlin Mac loss from the week before.
The Colts are not immune to injure injury.
This injury bug that's been going around the NFL, but their defense looked really good.
So especially Malik Hooker went down.
Uh, they're starting corner.
Had a stomach illness.
Didn't even play this game.
We were playing with backups, safeties, backup corners, and still and still held down this Vikings offense like nothing.
I couldn't believe it.
It was a really, really good game.
Impressive men. Impressive.
And Kirk Cousins was absolutely terrible.
11 of 26 113 yards, three picks, No touchdowns.
I mean, at what point did yeah? At what point do the Vikings say? Okay, we screwed up.
We gave Kurt cousins way too much money.
We need a quarterback now.
Well, it's possible, but I mean, he played well against, uh, Green Bay, and everybody says Green Bay is a good team. Defensively.
You said Green Bay has got a good defense.
They know, uh, they got a good pass rush in a good secondary, but linebackers air questionable, So Okay. Okay.
Yeah, Well, I mean, and that's that's what the courts do, right? Effectively run the ball.
I mean, they ran the ball 30 sometimes.
Okay, fair enough.
So let's get to these one. PM games.
We already talked about the Cardinals beating Washington.
Not a surprise there, but the the Chiefs and the Chargers, Man, that came down to the wire, came down over time.
And I got to say, We gotta eat a little bit of pro.
Here is Well, we were absolutely crapping on the Justin Herbert pick from the beginning, Man and Justin Herbert came out to play, um, in 11 yards, one touchdown to a pick and throwing on 18 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown on four carries.
So maybe we underestimated Herbert a little bit, man.
He came out and he gave the Chiefs all they could handle, so that was impressive from Justin Herbert and the Chargers.
The numbers look good.
Let's let's see what kind of pressure he had in his face.
I didn't get to watch the game myself.
I need to look at the film on that.
If he did that with pressure in his face, then I will eat my crew A Z, you say.
But I'm not really Kansas City secondary is not not the best in the NFL.
And unless Kansas City is able to get pressure, then a quarterback could just sit back there and just true.
Sure, that's really what they live and die on.
The Chiefs is if they could get pressure with that D line, for sure, but I want to see what it looks like.
But at least at least he didn't crap the bed, right.
You could have came out and sucked, right? So exactly yeah, credit where credit is due, man.
So when I was watching him, he did look like in command of the offense, man.
He looked confident, and, you know I'm liking this kid, but well, yeah, he was considered the best NFL ready quarterback in the draft.
But the problem is, is what they were saying about Herbert was, and I agreed with it.
These will come into the NFL at his ceiling.
You're not gonna You're not gonna see much improvement past what he is right now with what you have with right.
That's fair. That's fair.
So apparently, Anthony Lynn, the head coach of the Chargers, said that if Tyrod Taylor is 100 a lot of people were like, What is he talking about? Herbert Look good.
And you're still going to give the reins over to Tyrod Taylor t Mobile.
And you know, I love Thai God and T Mobile and Tyronn and all that, but, um I mean, I feel like that might screw with Herberts confidence a little bit, don't you think? If if they just bench him after after that showing against the chiefs No.
Okay, I don't think so.
Because Tyrod was sat for a reason.
Uh, this was not a We're going to give her murder shot.
Okay, well, Tyrod well, Tyrod had, like, an illness or something.
Yeah, right, right.
He had chest pains, right? Right before the game.
He had those chest pains.
They were a little worried about him, so they sat him and said, you know, we're going to sink.
They took him to the hospital, you know? So it's not like they benched him just to throw him back in a week Later.
Uh, so that shouldn't affect Herbert at all because they've established to the starter is beginning of the season.
They say Tyrod is the starter.
You're the backup.
He came in and did.
What a backup it's supposed to do.
Come in and play a good game.
When when your be a problem with putting in Tyrod back in.
And especially since he's a rookie, you know, since Herbert, a rookie.
And now if they benched Tyrod like, let's say, Let's say Tyrod started.
And then in the first quarter, like I said, What's going to happen? That that Tyrod would get benched by by the third quarter? And then they put Herbert in? Herbert played well and then next week, Herbert bench that that problem, right? Yeah, that would be weird.
Yeah, I get where you're coming from.
That's definitely an angle.
I didn't think about that.
Maybe Anthony Lin's like, Well, Tyrod didn't do anything to lose the starting job.
Um, but yeah, I think a lot of Chargers fans like I want to see the future already.
We want her burn out there so I could definitely see why there are some frustrated fans as well.
But yeah, I could totally see why.
You know he's a real football guy, is what it sounds like to me.
So Okay, fair enough.
Um, so let's talk about my Ravens and you know, because why not? So my Ravens beat the Texans 33 to 16.
I do got to say, though I was telling you a little bit about this earlier, I was impressed by this Texas team.
I know they only put up 16 points, but, you know, it's against a really good defense.
I've been saying that the Ravens defense is great on DeShaun Watson was he was solid.
But what really impressed me about this Texas team was their defense.
I think that their defense is going to surprise a lot of people I know on paper, you look at the score 33 to 16 and you're like, Well, I mean, they still allowed 30 points, right? But in reality, we gotta turn over on Well, we got a turnover for a touchdown.
We had a fumble recovery by LJ.
Fort ran it all the way back for the touchdown.
So in reality, the Texas were able to keep us to 26 points on offense.
So if the defense can keep this Ravens offense under 30 points, I say That's impressive.
I've been watching a lot of teams go up against my team.
Ah, lot of defense is try to figure us out, and they just don't they end up giving up 40 points.
So, um, for them to play that well, their defense and also in week one, they kind of, you know, they can't Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelsey to relatively quiet games and Patrick Mahomes.
So this second areas, much as we've the Texans, air a solid team, and I don't know if they're going to make the playoffs just from what I've seen.
Um, but it was a real gut check for them having to face the two best teams in the NFL, the Chiefs and the Ravens.
So So we're going to see what kind of teenagers do think that they are a good playoff team.
Uh, just not sure if they're gonna win that vision because it's it's It's a tough division.
I mean, it looks to me like the Texans came in thinking Lamar's legs are not going to be tough.
That's what it looked like.
Hey had 16 carries for only 54 yards.
They you know they contained Lamar Jackson's running game.
Now, once he handed the football off, it was a different story.
Theo entire defense went after Lamar Jackson.
And when Edwards, England, Ingram or Dobbins ended up getting the football, they were off to the freaking races.
All right, you got you had over 200 yards rushing, that okay, uh, Lamar Jackson still through over 200 yards passing and had what, a 75% completion percentage in doing so.
So offensively, you still very, very well.
I just I don't think that I think Lamar needs to throw the football a little bit more every game.
I've been saying this.
I think he needs to throw 30 to 35 times a game, uh, at least at least every other game, just to mix it up to make teams go.
Well, we don't know what Lamar is going to be doing this week, you know, that's that's what I'm thinking, I agree, but I think the thing about the running game is it actually didn't really get going until the second half, which is what's crazy.
And we still ended up putting over 200 yards rushing wise.
But, yeah, a lot of those came from.
There was 1/4 and one.
We were like at the 30 yard line of their on their side, and Mark Ingram came out of the Wildcat and he just rented the left and took it all the way for a touchdown.
So that's where a lot of those rushing yards came from.
Also, J K Dobbins broke off along one.
Gus was just absolutely hammering the freaking Texans defensive line as he usually does.
Um, so, yeah, the running backs that, you know it's good to have this running back room backing up Lamar for when defense is due game plan to contain Lamar as a runner.
Um, it's good to have those those running backs backing him up for sure, but yeah, I agree with you.
I think his I think he was decent passing the ball, obviously, you know, no mistakes there, but but yeah, I don't know it was just the flow of the game.
You know, not a lot of passes were needed.
That's how I always see it.
But yeah, I totally get what you're what you're saying.
I think that if more people just are shutting down the running game than yeah, we have to see Lamar actually take over this this game.
But, man, he was under pressure all day.
Man, I don't know if it's this offensive line or that Texans defensive line that was playing better.
But men Lamar, I think he got sacked like four times yesterday, which was crazy.
So this offensive line for the Ravens, man it.
It concerns me because we really gotta iron out some of these little details that we got going on with this offensive line and the rights and especially and the right side really worries me because that's where they have Chris Jones and Frank Clark over there.
So it's concerning to me.
I hope that they figure it out.
But I don't even think that it's a personnel issue.
A lot of people were saying, Oh, we gotta replace this guy with this guy But no, I think it's that they just have to play together more because we have a rookie at right guard.
Um, you know, people coming off of injuries.
So they all got to get that chemistry.
They haven't played together a lot.
So I think that the more they played together, the more they're going to build that.
And they will play better as and so far this season.
Seriously going? I don't know.
Why are offensive line sucks so bad? Why didn't they want get two sacks? I don't understand it. He's trashed.
I didn't see o e know.
If he's going to get his, he's gonna get his number.
Of course, any offensive life you could have the best offensive line in football.
And, JJ, what's gonna get? But the thing is, it wasn't only JJ what they know, but we're getting pressure pressure.
Is that Cunningham got himself a sack? Uh, Charles Oh, men who had his sack.
But, uh, those probably came off the fact that JJ was getting his pressure.
You know, that's generally what happens.
J is just that's like going up against Aaron Donald going Well, I don't know why we ain't getting way.
Stop him! Well, yeah, Fair.
The Orlando Brown has been, You know, it was a factor that I think he was playing next to Janda.
And now that Janda is gone, you know, maybe, Ah, lot of people were like, he might regress.
And I said, no, I don't think he will regress, but so far it looks like he has.
But he has had to go up against J.
Watt, you know, And, uh so that's that's always a tough task, to be fair.
But the way you were going about it was kind of like, if I was talking to ah, guy who covers the Texans and go, why was the Ravens running all over our defense? I don't understand.
We got a good defense, you know? I mean, that's that's how I feel about it. I'm sorry.
I'm not trying, Thio.
No, that's That's their strength.
Don't don't Don't look.
But still, the reason why is because now we have to go up against Chris Jones and flank Frank Clark.
So that's why I'm worried about this offensive line, man.
You know, I wouldn't be too worried about it.
I think I think you'll they'll scheme.
Well, I like Chris Jones.
Chris Jones is great, but J. J.
Watt is JJ Watt.
Chris Jones going to get his.
But, man, I mean, you put JJ Watt in there.
Simon. In football? Yep.
That's why I just do.
Well, did we miss any games? Let's see, um, night and, uh, hello, Miami game, Because that was close to Yeah, I do, too.
I really want to take a look at Josh Allen, because I know the numbers are very nice, but let's actually see what he looked like there.
Um, but yeah, that's close, man.
At one point, the dolphin were up 22 17. I believe.
So. That was a really close game there.
Um, the rams air looking good.
I know we didn't get to talk about that much, but, um, Let's see the bucks.
I probably won't watch that one.
Don't really need to see much there.
Oh, yeah? Well, are we even gonna watch tonight's Monday night football? Oh, yeah, of course.
The Saints and the Raiders.
I'll watch you watch.
Oh, yeah. All right.
Well, you're not interested.
I know what the outcome is gonna be.
You think the Saints are gonna dominate or what? I mean, I would be incredibly surprised at the Saints. Don't win this game.
I love where the Raiders air going.
I love Josh Jacobs.
I like some of the players they have, but I think in rugs gone for the Raiders because Henry rugs a knish.
You for this Raiders team, but yeah, man, I did pick the Raiders yesterday's picks because we'll be We'll be talking about it tonight, right? Right, Right.
So we'll talk about a little bit more, but yeah, man.
So I'm interested to see how it works, how they play.
I like Gruden nap.
I think he's the grouping grinders.
He's coming out to grind these saints, but we'll see, man.
We'll see how it goes.
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