1. Low Watt-age:
You know for a guy who wants to be seen chopping wood, working hard, doing things the right way, etc…He sure mugs for the camera when the lights turn on. Maybe Dalton sounds a bit like a whiner when he brings up “think of the children, JJ”. But maybe Dalton is right. JJ Watt misses the spotlight and so he rehearsed this line over and over, just waiting for the cameras to turn on so he could say: We wanted the Red Rifle to be a BB gun. Dalton is correct with his response – JJ who wants to be a good guy and wants to be a hero for many should consider that the “look-at-me”, “showboating” antics is exactly what he himself rails against. But my issue is not so much the trash-talk, it’s lame trash talk – more like something Drake would say. That’s just my opinion, I could be wrong. Andrew Garda discusses last night’s Monday Night Football Game, along with his 3 takeaways.
2. United Stats of America – #MNF
Bengals held out of the end zone in first loss of the season
The Bengals did not score a touchdown as they suffered their first defeat of the season, a 10-6 loss to the Texans on Monday night. Cincinnati is the first team since 1934 to fail to score a touchdown in a game in which it entered unbeaten and untied with at least eight wins on the season. On November 25, 1934, the 10-0 Lions lost to the Packers, 3-0. Detroit went on to lose its remaining two games that season, both to the Bears.
- T.J. Yates replaced Texans starting quarterback Brian Hoyer in the third quarter of Monday’s game. Yates promptly led Houston on a fourth-quarter game-winning drive, tossing a 22-yard TD pass to DeAndre Hopkins to give the Texans a 10-6 lead. He is the third quarterback to replace the starter and lead a game-winning drive in the fourth quarter or overtime this season, and the previous two each did so in Week 9 (Landry Jones for the
Steelers and the Vikings’ Shaun Hill).
- The Texans have not allowed a touchdown in each of their last 10 quarters (their last TD allowed was a Lamar Miller 85-yard run in the second quarter of a loss to the Dolphins in Week 7). That’s the longest such streak in the NFL this season; the Rams and Seahawks are next on the list, each with nine-quarter stretches. It’s the second longest streak of this type in Texans’ history; they did not allow a touchdown in each of 13 consecutive quarters late in the 2004 season.
+ Success for road teams in Week 10
- Road teams went 11-3 (.786) in Week 10, with the Browns, Cowboys, and Saints the only visiting teams to lose. That’s the second highest winning percentage for road teams in one week over the last 30 years; in Week 11 of the 2001 season, they went 12-3 (.800).
3. Last One Out of the Circus Turns Out the Lights:
Rob just couldn’t eat his way out of it. Is that Fat Shaming? Did I just pull a JJ Watt? That’s not fair – ok, I’m sorry – a man lost his job and his family will probably move again, maybe to Buffalo to be re-united with his brother. Maybe? Doubt it. What we saw the last few years was endless closeups of Rob Ryan and his defenses being the absolute worst – except that first year, that was good. So now it’s finally official after I tweeted it early yesterday and the biggest question for Saints fans is: Is it the coach or the lack of talent? Either way the internet had some fun with it, according to uproxx.
4. Check Your Privilege Uncle Bern
The Great White Hope of Socialism in America, Bernie Sanders once voted to cancel your freedom and was a stalwart against any vice that has to do with the internet and making money while watching sports. Load up the weird canon and get ready to shoot a load of buck-wildness all over the place when you read the shocking expose by Luke Kerr-Dineen. A Vote for Uncle Bern could alter how you watch football on Sundays.
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6. Perfect Lineups – Week 10
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