Most of the shocking games came in the NFL this week, where a few teams that were predicted to go to the playoffs sit at 0-3. The New York Giants are one of them after their truly awful display in Charlotte. They lost 38-0 to a previously 0-2 Carolina Panthers. This is what Eli’s day consisted of:
Similarly, the Pittsburgh Steelers are 0-3 after a loss to the Bears. They had five turnovers, in a bold attempt to out-Giant the Giants. But hey, Pittsburgh still has the Pirates (has anyone said that without sarcasm in the last few decades?). This sums up what the entire city of Pittsburgh thinks of this team right now:
On the flip side, the MIAMI DOLPHINS ARE 3-0 with wins over the Colts and Falcons. The Dolphins beat Atlanta 27-23 by converting in the red zone while the Falcons were in five times and scored only two touchdowns. Here’s the play that won the game:
In the college football world Michigan and Notre Dame were really the only two teams in the Top 25 to play close games, with both winning. Louisville beat Florida International so badly, ESPN gave their “top performer” distinction to a guy with these stats:
Miami also beat up on perennial pay-us-for-a-home-win school Savannah State by a Vegas score of 77-7. Here’s a tiny 5’9, 180 lb. defensive back about to get stiff-armed by Miami’s 6’4, 260 lb. tight end:
And last but not least, a couple of nice little back-heel goals from the weekend. The first is from Paulinho, Tottenham’s new midfielder. The score was 0-0 in stoppage time when he found himself at the end of a Erik Lamela pass and gave Spurs the win:
If you haven’t heard of Paulinho or even Tottenham, you’ve definitely heard of Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo. Here he is doing what he does best — scoring goals of ridiculous quality:
I’m making a prediction for next week… LSU-Georgia will be discussed. Stay bold, y’all.