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The NFL’s Biggest Game, Letdown, Smack Down, and Surprise of Week 5?
Posted October 13, 2010 at 10:15 am 0 COMMENTS Bookmark and Share

Week 5 was brought to an end last night in the Meadowlands when Brett Favre and his Vikings were handed their 3rd loss of the season – this one by the New York Jets. Again, it was another crazy week in the NFL, and if you weren’t a believer that anyone can beat anyone before this week, then I’m sure you are now. I mean all the teams you either knew or assumed would be in the playoffs are switching places with all the teams you didn’t think would have a chance in hell. So on to the biggest game, letdown, smack down, and surprise of week 5.
The biggest game is no question the Kansas City Chiefs at the Indianapolis Colts. On paper it looked as though the Chiefs would have this game in the bag, and although the Chiefs are looking really good this year, did any of us really think that Peyton Manning and his Colts were going to allow the Chiefs to roll up in Lucas Oil Stadium and hand them their 3rd loss of the season? It was a very ugly and frustrating game to watch, with a halftime score of 6-3 Colts lead. Indianapolis would eventually pull away and hand the Chiefs (the last undefeated team in the NFL) their first loss of the season. Final score, Chiefs 9, Colts 19.

The biggest letdown has to be the Dallas Cowboys losing their 3rd game of the season to the Tennessee Titans and moving to 0-2 at home. Again, many people thought Tony Romo and his team would be playing at home in Dallas for the Superbowl, but with the way things are going right now they’ll be lucky to even make the playoffs. Head coach Wade Phillips has his work cut out for him as he tries to salvage his job by figuring out what in the heck is going on with his boys. A big win for the Titans as they win this one 34-27 and move to 3-2.

The biggest smack down came from an unexpected team in the Detroit Lions, smashing the St. Louis Rams 44 to 6 and avoiding a 0-5 start. It’s not very often you see the Lions smashing anything, and I’m sure this will be the last time they’re mentioned by me unless they’re the ones getting the smack down. However, they proved yet again that this year is as unpredictable as it’s ever been. Good job to the Lions for getting “A” win, which is sometimes all they look to do in a season, and that’s get a single win.
So my biggest surprise came when the Washington Redskins kicked a field goal in overtime to beat a pretty darn good Green Bay team. The Skins came from behind in the 4th quarter from 10 down, tying things up at 13-13, forcing an OT with the Packers. I believe the Skins are on the verge of being a great football team. It appears they are trying to iron some things out and settle into their new offense and coaching staff…once they get everything straightened out, they may just be the team to beat in the NFC. Great win in OT for the Skins as they move to 3-2 by beating the Packers 16-13.

So that’s all for week 5…stay tuned for the next key match-ups video brought to you by the Rivalry Rage girls.

Stephen Bethea aka “Dr. Smack” – Rivalry Rage, Inc.