Monday, November 19, 2007

NFL Flotsam and Jetsam

Miscellaneous NFL thoughts and observations.

For those who are interested - the Reagan Theory of football betting (home teams getting 3 or less points) is now 9-14-2 on the season... The Cardinals and Bengals managed to score a combined 62 points but neither team managed to have a player with either 100 yards receiving or 100 yards rushing. I just found that unusual... The San Diego Chargers were 14-2 last year but this year are a pedestrian 5-5. The only thing that really changed from this season from last was the head coach being let go (and the coordinators leaving). The Chargers are just 1-4 on the road this season. I have to wonder if the team has trouble maintaining focus when not at home and I have to think that is a failure on the part of the coaching staff... For those who are interested - the Ted Baxter Theory of football betting (taking teams getting 10 or more points) is now 10-12-2 on the season... If Eric Mangini can game plan the Steelers into a 19-16 loss. How bad do you think the Steelers will do faced with a Bill Belichick game plan?... During his first 5 seasons - Peyton Manning averaged 20 INT's per season. Manning then had a 4-year stretch when he had 10 or fewer INT's. This year he has already has 11 picks. During his first 5 seasons Manning was sacked on average 21.6 times per year. Then he had a 4-year stretch where he was sacked on average 15.5 times per season. This year he's on pace to be sacked about 20 times. I think that we are seeing the regression and decline of Manning due to getting old. Its not an aberration. Manning is losing that magic touch...

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