Tank TV –
Week Two Games to Watch
The first week in the NFL delivered more questions than answers as many in the fantasy world were shocked with subpar performances across the board. The Jamal Lewis debacle epitomizes the topsy turvy first week of football.
I’ll take topsy turvy over staring at NFL.Com for the last several months and praying they’ll extend the season to 24 weeks, or about as long as baseball. Toss in a couple extra bye weeks, get a team in Mexico, Canada and Los Angeles and let ‘er rip! Now I can get back to the real thing, and push those fantasies back in the closet for a few more months.
It’s time to prep the arm chair (or check the list for your local tailgate party) cause this week has some awesome matchups.
Great White Game of the Week – Minnesota at Philadelphia
Monday September 20th @ 9:00 pm ET on ABC
Those Monday Night Football schedule makers are creaming their jeans and slapping high fives as their week 2 match-up is everything you’d want it to be. Two teams that could very well be playing this game in January for the NFC title and a chance to play in the Super Bowl take the field in what is certain to be a hard fought and potentially explosive match-up. Arguably the two best QB-WR hookups in the game today face off, with Randy Moss and Daunte Culpepper coming to town to take on Donovan McNabb and Terrell Owens.
You’d think their were only the two players on each team as much hype as this game has received thus far. And don’t be surprised if your office pool features a lot of tiebreaker scores in the 50’s and 60’s.
Shark Sighting- Owens and Moss are making nice to each other, which means we can expect a Yards After Catch extravaganza (YAC) score fest from two of the game’s most dominant wide receivers.
Still a WhaleShark of a game – Indianapolis at Tennessee
Sunday, September 19th @ 1:00 pm ET on FOX
The first game in a CBS doubleheader pits AFC finalist Indy against top division rival Tennessee. Fresh off a frustrating loss to New England last Thursday, the Colts are coming to town with the grim realization that they could be 0-2 by four o’ clock this Sunday unless they bring their “A” game.
Tennessee made a listless Miami team look even worse last week and are looking forward to making a statement this week. Let’s all hope the M & M show is cranked up full volume as both McNair and Mason were fantasy disappointments last week.
Shark Sighting – Look for Dominic Rhodes to see more action around the goal line, as Edge let the rock slip through his fingers twice last week in the red zone.
Chumming the Waters – New England at Arizona – the Eliminator game
Sunday, September 19th @ 4:15 pm on CBS
On the surface this looks like a complete wipe out. New England will be the hands down favorite in most eliminator contests. Last week it was St. Louis against these same Cardinals, and Arizona came close to shocking the football world like they did in week 17 against the Vikings.
New England will lose a game or three this year, but not to Arizona. The defense will be looking for a fall guy after giving up over 400 yards to the Colts last week, and Arizona unfortunately gets to be the punching bag. If somehow Denny Green’s team should upset the Belicheck machine, we all might as well punt this season’s progno’s goodbye. The only game worse on the money line is Chicago/Green Bay, and I’d take that bet before I gave Arizona a snowballs chance in…well…Arizona in September against the Patriots.
Shark Siting – Look for Josh Scobey to play more after Emmitt gains 25 yards on 15 carries against one of the top rushing D’s in the game.