NFL Week 2

Written by Bob McCormick on 9/18/2005 12:51:00 AM

The Real World

Pittsburgh 27, Houston 7

This game was more atrocious (from the Texan's perspective) than the score indicates. Houston was down by 20 at the end of the half. CBS didn't want to show it, but at the half, a lot of the Texans fans were well-disguised as empty seats.

I suspect that the honeymoon that the Texans have had with the locals (particularly with the local press) will start wearing thin now, particularly if there are more games like this. This team has existed for four years and, while they've compiled more wins each year, they honestly looked like they regressed today. Carr was getting sacked way too much (sometimes the line wasn't picking up the blitz, sometimes he just wasn't doing the right thing when they blitzed (like running into a blitzing Steeler when his lineman was blocking him to the outside).
Cincinnatti's up next & will give the Texans defense fits. I predict the Texans offense won't keep up with Cincy's.

The Fantasy World

Washington Redskins (my team) vs. BROWNS -

Redskins are currently winning, 62 -34, and I expect they'll win (unless Joe Horn goes nuts against the Giants tomorrow and nullifies everything that Terry Glenn of the Cowboys and Clinton Portis of the Redskins do). It looks like Chad Jonhson & Shawn Alexander really kicked in, and Daniel Graham & Donald Driver were nice surprises. Bulger wasn't quite as sharp, but all the positives offset that.

I did notice that Minnesota got hammered, but they were my backup defense. I've swapped them with Dallas ... we'll see how good a move that was tomorrow night. If it's good, I may put Dallas to lead next week (they play SF in SF).


Points Pos Player Opp Status Projected Actual
QB M. Bulger (StL - QB) @Ari W, 17-12 12 8
WR C. Johnson (Cin - WR) Min W, 37-8 6 12
WR D. Driver (GB - WR) Cle L, 26-24 5 11
WR T. Glenn (Dal - WR) Was Mon8:00 pm 5 0
RB S. Alexander (Sea - RB) Atl W, 21-18 9 13
RB C. Portis (Was - RB) @Dal Mon8:00 pm 6 0
TE D. Graham (NE - TE) @Car L, 27-17 4 6
K N. Kaeding (SD - K) @Den L, 20-17 8 6
DEF Tampa Bay (TB - DEF) Buf W, 19-3 7 11
Total 62 67


Points Pos Player Opp Status Projected Actual
QB K. Collins (Oak - QB) P KC L, 23-17 18 9
WR J. Horn (NO - WR) NYG Mon6:30 pm 6 0
WR Ro. Smith (Den - WR) SD W, 20-17 5 4
WR D. Branch (NE - WR) @Car L, 27-17 2 3
RB W. McGahee (Buf - RB) @TB L, 19-3 6 1
RB J. Lewis (Bal - RB) P @Ten L, 25-10 8 -1
TE B. Franks (GB - TE) Cle L, 26-24 3 0
K M. Nugent (NYJ - K) Mia W, 17-7 7 6
DEF Carolina (Car - DEF) NE W, 27-17 7 12
Total 62 34

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