Can we please pass a memo around to all 32 teams that the NFL is a game with four quarters? I mean, damn, there have been so many huge comebacks this year that you honestly feel like no lead is safe until the final seconds tick off. It's been because of these huge comebacks that my pick all is going to hell in a hand-basket. I have loss a total of 7 games in the final minute and while that kind of excitement is what the NFL wants, can I benefit a little from it please?
Here's some of the good, and the bad, from week 4.
Oh Yes They Did!
*Aaron Rodgers, quarterback of the Green Bay Packers, may not be completely human. In fact, I'm starting to think he's an advanced human replica that came from the future to save the sport of football from obscurity. Don't think so, then how else do you explain his performance Sunday where he completed 29 of 38 passes for 408 yards and four touchdowns? Oh. He also ran in two more scores.
That's just sick.
*Devan Hester, the return specialist from the Chicago Bears, returned his NFL record 11th punt return for a touchdown in the Bears narrow win over the Carolina Panthers. The stud speedster also added a 73 yard kickoff return to go with his 63 yard TD punt return. The return for a TD brings his career total to 15 special teams touchdowns.
*Yep, Detroit did it again. This time they came back from a 24 point hole in the second half to send the Cowboys scurrying back to the locker room with their tails between their legs like whipped dogs. A big factor in this Lions win, other than Dallas QB Tony Romo suddenly forgetting which team he was on, was Calvin Johnson's fourth quarter performance. In the final period, 'Megatron' as he is called, had five catches for 58 yards and two touchdowns
Oh No They Didn't!
*The Pittsburgh Steelers vaunted defense was just sliced open by Texans running back Arian Foster for the tune of 155 yards on the ground. In fact, the only thing the Texans had going for them after wideout Andre Johnson left the game was Foster, but that proved to be enough as the Texans outlasted the elderly Steelers for a 17-10 win.
*Welcome back to Earth Tony Romo, this you hasn't been missed. As said above, the Detroit Lions completed an epic 24 point comeback to stun the Lions and improve to 4-0 and the main reason they were able to accomplish that was because of Tony Romo. Romo threw 3 crucial second half picks, two returned for touchdowns, and was unable to do any better than 3 points in the span of the Lions comeback. Sounds like someone should have kicked him in the ribs at halftime.
*So much for the Philadelphia Eagles dream team. The Eagles find themselves at 1-3 after blowing a 20-3 halftime lead to the San Francisco 49ers. The blame this week falls squarely on the defense who couldn't stop Alex Smith and Frank Gore in the second half, allowing them to go ahead in the final 2 minutes for good. This loss marks the third straight for the Eagles and it's also the third straight where they had a lead going into the fourth.