NFL Week 1 Answers & Hot Takes


baylesseyesAfter playing fantasy football, everyone’s favourite pastime when it comes to the NFL is to breakdown what happened on Sunday.  You all have that buddy who wants to tell you “I had that” after the fact.  They won’t tell you about their bets before hand, but they’ll tell you if they ever win.  And we are all spot on with our assessments of what happened.  It isn’t possible in the NFL for a team to have an off game.  It must be that whatever happened in that game is what that team now is.  The one thing we all know is how the rest of the season is going to workout based solely on one week of play.  So because of that, I’m starting a new weekly piece (at least I’m hoping I can keep it up to be weekly) breaking down all the information we now have and how obvious it will now be to see how the rest of the season will go.


To start I have to go all the way back to Thursday night, where it was pretty evident that Cam Newton and the Panthers won’t ever recover from the loss to the Broncos in Super Bowl 50, and Trevor Siemian is better than Peyton Manning was…not just last season.  Had that kick been made…Newton proved why he was the MVP and the Broncos are hapless without Manning.  But the kick was missed.


In Philly it’s become pretty obvious that Carson Wentz is going to be the NFL rookie of the year.  There are very few people on the planet who have beat the Cleveland Browns.  Many other QB’s, sure, but not people.  HOT TAKE: I  don’t see how the Eagles don’t win the NFC East now.


I’m thinking the Bears, Jags, Falcons, Titans and Bills are all done, while the Texans, Packers, Bucs, Vikings and Ravens all looked amaze-balls as the children say these days.


Hey woah!  Hold on just a minute!  I’m not simply shitting on the losers and heaping all the glory on the winners.  Saints and Raiders played an amazing game, MAYBE the best game ever.  And the Bengals and Jets, woah!  Can you imagine if THOSE TWO meet in the playoffs?!  Can you?  Can you imagine that?  Can you imagine anything?  Anything at all?


Seattle is done.  Sure they won.  But at home, against a Dolphins team that sucks because we say so, I’d be surprised if the Seahawks went 6-10.  They really missed out on those two extra wins you receive for winning by 20.  Oh, and I had that.  Totally called everything in this game happening.


San Diego is the worst team ever, they’ll go 0-16.  It looked like they were on their way to the AFC crown when they jumped out to a 24-3 lead at Arrowhead against a Chiefs team that is overrated because we say so.  But then they blew it so they’re clearly terrible.  Had the Chiefs won a close game that they nearly blew then they would be awful too.  But because it was an exciting comeback I find myself asking…are these the 85 Bears?


Finally, it’s time for my SCOLDING HOT SOUP TAKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It’s time for Tom Brady to retire.  Clearly the Pats are now Jimmy Garappolo’s team, and Brady is done.  I don’t see what keeps Garappolo out of the hall of fame at this point honestly.  A Garoppolo v Wentz Super Bowl is in the offing.


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