Lessons from Week 3

Posted: September 27, 2010 in NFL, week 3
Charlie Batch lightin us up!? (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)

There are only 3 undefeated teams at this point: KC, Pittsburgh, and Chicago. 

Underperforming overpaid receivers don’t get captions. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

The battle for Texas wasn’t nearly as compelling as the lead up to the game.  The Texans are still the little brother to the Cowboys.  Houston, you had your shot.  You stepped to the champ and he floored you.  Roy Williams had a big day.  Still not a believer in Roy. 

 That was pretty much Perrish Cox day in a nutshell (AP Photo/Barry Gutierrez)

Watched some of the Colts @ Broncos.  Peyton wasn’t in the zone he was on last Sunday, but he did his thing.  Champ was a straight up blanket on Wayne, Dallas Clark was straight up doubled so Peyton just went to Austin Collie.  He mercilessly abused the corner on that side.  It’s safe to say that the Brady vs Manning debate fell Peyton’s way.
The Broncos did everything you’re supposed to do against Peyton.  They brought pressure and they bottled up the run game more or less.

Also observed a little of the Titans @ Giants. Not a pretty picture.  Not sure what’s exactly ailing the Gmen. Part of it has to do with Jacobs.  If he doesn’t get on track, then Bradshaw isn’t gonna beat you.  Just not gonna happen. So you can “pin your ears back and go after Eli.” The Gmen O line is shaky so that works. 

 Another week another INT, jumpin the slant route (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Saved the best for last.  It is not easy to come to Arrowhead and win.  Real talk, it’s the loudest stadium in the league even in the worst of times.  Now there’s something to cheer about?

The game itself was about the Chiefs not letting Gore get on track.  If Gore doesn’t get going, Alex Smith WILL NOT beat you.  Even with the skill players out there like Vernon Davis, Michael Crabtree, and Josh Morgan it’s not gonna happen.  The 49ers could have made it more interesting but it would have been on the shoulders of Smith to win the game.

What made it worse was 49ers’ mistakes.  There would be some offensive continuity and a penalty would kill the drive. That was essentially the game.

Cassel made some progress which is good. That first TD to McCluster kinda jumpstarted him. Charles and Jones on the ground was very helpful.  Special teams evened out between the two teams.  

Stank0 has to say that while Weis and Cronnel are not head coach material, they were born to be coordinators. 

The meat of the schedule after the bye is the Colts, Titans, and Texans.  After this week’s games those 3 teams played, the only team that really terrifies Stank0 is the Colts.  The other two showed enough vulnerabilities that the Chiefs could steal those games.

Monday night Packers @ Bears. Don’t think that Cutler will be as brilliant as he was against the Cowboys.  Think Stank0 chose the Pack in his pick em league, but Cutler and Martz worry me. *Cue MNF theme music*

Oh and the Chiefs are 3-0 in case ya’ll forgot.

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