Answer honestly. Do you think, after watching last night's game, the Oakland Raiders could beat the Buffalo Bulls? The Bulls are considered one of the worst college football teams sporting a 10-69 record since 1999 coming into this season. The Raiders, playing the Chargers in the second-half of ESPN's Monday Night double-header, are absolutely awful. Their offensive drives ended in punt, punt, punt, punt, punt, punt, punt, punt, punt, fumble and downs. The Chargers sacked Aaron Brooks seven times and the league's worst quarterback completed only six passes out of 14. If the Raiders play another night game, I will seriously think about writing a letter to the network that's dumb enough to broadcast them.
The Browns secondary might be in a lot of trouble come Sunday. Leigh Bodden, Gary Baxter, Brian Russell and Daylon McCutcheon are still dealing with nagging injuries. However, Chris at Dawgs by Nature says about the secondary while recapping the 19-14 loss to the Saints:
Think the Browns secondary can cover this Bengals receiver corps well?
Speaking of injury, in Hobson's latest notes, he says T.J. Houshmandzadeh is "questionable" for Cleveland.
Justin Smith gets some nice pub from his "close enough" home-town newspaper.
I'm questioning Brett Favre's decision to return to the Green Bay Packers this season. I don't question his talent or his hall-of-fame career, but he just seems out of place. The rebuilding process the Packers are going through should include a quarterback that will be there and not take the team hostage for nearly half the off-season deciding his future. I wonder if regret is starting to enter his mind.
The NFL had some offenses that looked like Adam Dunn trying to hit in clutch situations. Three teams (Tampa Bay, Green Bay, Oakland) were shutout. Four teams (Seattle, Detroit, Carolina, and St. Louis) failed to score touchdowns at all. The Bengals haven't been shutout since 2001 (week 15 against the Ravens, 0-16).
I wonder if it's because the lack of snaps by the varsity offenses during pre-season.