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The NFL’s Biggest Game, Letdown, Smack Down, and Surprise of Week 6?
Posted October 20, 2010 at 02:33 pm 0 COMMENTS Bookmark and Share

Week 6 came to a close Monday night in Jacksonville as the Titans gave the Jaguars a good ol’ butt whoopin’. The unpredictable NFL season of 2010 continues. Ben Roethlisberger was back in action for the first time this season as the Steelers rolled past the Cleveland Browns 28-10. The Patriots managed to hang on against the Ravens in overtime as they won 23-20 and improved their record to 4-1. The trash talking Jets moved to 5-1 as they took down the Broncos 24-20. Now, on to the biggest game, letdown, smack down, and surprise of week 6:
The biggest game had to be the 3-2 Indianapolis Colts at the 3-2 Washington Redskins. A very exciting game, to say the least, which could have easily been won by the Redskins if they could have capitalized on several near interceptions by Peyton Manning. The Skins had one final chance in the closing minute of the game -- Donovan McNabb dropped back and bombed one down field that was fingertips away from being a game winning touchdown.  The pass was intended for Joey Galloway; however, the Colts defense came up big when Aaron Francisco pulled down a one-handed interception that ended the game and gave the Colts a 27-24 victory over the Skins as the Colts improved to 4-2.
The biggest letdown, once again, goes to the Dallas Cowboys. I can’t help but put them in this category every time they lose…which has almost been every week now. For a team that was supposed to be the most talented team in the NFL, it’s a huge letdown as they moved to 1-4 with a loss to Brett Favre and the struggling Vikings. Will Jerry Jones continue to let things go down hill or will he make major changes in an effort to salvage their season? Who really even knows what’s going on in Dallas anyway? All I know is that both the Vikings and the Cowboys were in must win situations this past Sunday, and in the end, the Vikings achieved that goal as they took down the Cowboys 24-21.

The biggest smack down was when the Tennessee Titans showed up in Jacksonville Monday night and put an all around smack down on the Jaguars. The Titans defense held the Jaguars offense to only 249 yards and forced them into 4 turnovers. Vince Young was taken out early due to a left knee injury with just over 8 minutes left to play in the first quarter. However, veteran QB Kerry Collins came in for Young on 3rd and 12 and immediately converted for a first down. The Titans continued to roll past and smack down the Jaguars 30-3 and improved their record to 4-2.
My biggest surprise was the Houston Texans winning over the Kansas City Chiefs and handing the Chiefs their second loss in a row. Not that it’s a surprise for a team to beat the Chiefs, but it is a surprise for the Texans to move to 4-2 on the season. The Texans started of the season with two surprise wins over the Colts and the Redskins as they moved to 2-0. Of course, they lost two of their next three games and moved to 3-2. However, they bounced back against a pretty darn good Chiefs team this past Sunday with a 35-31 win and are now in a 3 way tie for 1st in the AFC South. They have a bye this Sunday, which comes at a great time since the Colts are next on their schedule.  This game promises to be a Monday Night showdown at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

Well that’s all for week 6.  I want to invite any of you guys and gals that live in the triangle area of North Carolina to come out and see us this Saturday as we’ll be hosting a college football viewing party at Kildare’s Irish Pub in Chapel Hill.  Kildare’s is located at 206 West Franklin Street, and we’ll have free koozies, t-shirts and it’s sure to be a great time!  If you’re a true sports fan, we’ll see you there!!

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