This was originally posted on Facebook on 09/20/2010
“SWEET” PETE’S WEEK 2 RECAPS!
I was 7-5-1 vs. the spread. Not bad, but I take it as a reminder that betting on football is hard.
Broncos 31, Seahawks 14
Demaryius Thomas looked great in his first game. The Broncos seem to do okay with some middle-of-the-road wide receiver talent (Jabar Gaffney? Brandon Lloyd?), so I’d like to see what they can do if they have a star receiver. I mean, a star receiver that “fits in Josh McDaniels’ system,” or whatever. For all the shit I talk about McDaniels, I must say that his offense is not the problem on this team. And it had better not be, since the Broncos have put the majority of their resources into it.
Bears 27, Cowboys 20
They can’t blame Alex Barron this time. The Cowboys will win a game eventually this year. Heck, maybe they’ll win a few, but even though Miles Austin looks like a real #1 receiver, this is an 8-8 football team.
Eagles 35, Lions 32
I really like how Jim Schwartz is coaching the Lions. Which is why, ahem, I predicted this game would be close. I think 8-8 this year may be a stretch, but the Lions could be a playoff team as soon as next year. Meanwhile, Michael Vick looks like a goddamn superhero again, which was probably my greatest fear coming into the season.
Texans 30, Redskins 27 (OT)
A disappointing finish to a great game. The Redskins look like a real playoff team this year. They have a brutal schedule, though: after St. Louis next week, they play Philadelphia, Green Bay, and Indianapolis.
Dolphins 14, Vikings 10
I don’t understand why the people at FOX think we want to watch Brett Favre every week. We fucking don’t. We do want to watch Jared Allen, however.
Raiders 16, Rams 14
Hah. Hey look the Raiders won a game!
Falcons 41, Cardinals 7
Bengals 15, Ravens 10
Good game for kickers.
Chiefs 16, Browns 14
I hope the Broncos can take the AFC West from the Chiefs. I thought the Chiefs would be good, but part of being good is beating the Browns a little more soundly than 16-14.
Packers 34, Bills 7
Yep. A blowout, just like I expected. Clay Matthews looks and plays like an orc, doesn’t he? Big game next week when the Packers play the Bears in Chicago.
Steelers 19, Titans 11
19 to 11? WTF? I go and praise the Titans in my prediction and they pull this kind of crap. Games like this will fuck up your parlay every time.
Buccaneers 20, Panthers 7
The Bucs are 2-0, but I wouldn’t call them a playoff contender unless they can win maybe two out of their next three games, which come against Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, and New Orleans. Still, it’s neat to see what a team can do when they can promote a smart young coach from within the organization (ahem, Broncos).
Jets 28, Patriots 14
Only watched the highlights. Randy Moss smoked Darrelle Revis on that TD… still don’t understand what the Jets did so well in this game. Did anybody watch it?
Chargers 38, Jaguars 13
Every time I glanced over at this game, that big fullback Mike Tolbert was busting out one big-looking play or another.
Colts 38, Giants 14
Austin Collie? Really? Maybe it’s time to admit that the guy is actually pretty good.