Curious call by PHI, going for a 2 pt PAT in Q1, why? why? why? there is no good answer, unless PHI HC Kelly thinks the game will be lower scoring and they need to score as much as possible, but who really knows?
2nd Half, notable less scoring, game seems to be dragging for PHI and in control for KC, an impressive win on a short week. KC did more in all three phases of the game than PHI could. PHI D played much better than previous games, thus under the total won.
TB @NE, will preseason practice sessions give TB enough of an edge to stay close to NE? nope! gave an edge for NE
Of all the upsets in my mind, the biggest is CLE winning on the road @MIN, so unexpected, w/a new QB and RB and the recent trade of their best RB to IND, this game really sticks out for me as not normal.
9/24 update: The officiating crew led by Leary has erred again to the detriment of MIN (a time out should have been taken away and no 15 yd penalty)
penalized MIN 15 yd, MIN w/ball 1st and 25 @CLE 41
should have been MIN w/ball 1st and 10 @CLE 26 w/2 time outs instead of 3
note: same crew err'd in wk 1 GB @SF, to the dismay of GB
NYG losing on the road is very disappointing to their fans and an uplifting win for CAR
CIN winning at home is huge vs GB and maybe the ball is bouncing their way for the season
BAL winning @home vs HOU is another win that's unexpected for me, this was also a induction game for former Raven Lewis. Early on an interception returned for a TD and a punt returned for a TD were the big sparks that doomed HOU in addition to their 3FG's (instead of TDs).
Funny, how xNYG LB Blackburn really helps his new team CAR w/their win and yet xBAL S Reed doesn't do the same for his new team HOU @BAL.
Teams going into bye week were 1-1 (GB lost, CAR won)
Results below, not a single game on the $$ (won both sides and totals) split the majority of games, I didn't get to half correct for totals ... sigh...
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