The regular referees were back for the first Sunday of this season but that didn’t stop teams from executing on offense to their full potential. Yes, i’m excluding the Jets when i’m referring to offense. The juggernaut team of the week on offense was the Patriots, who came from behind by scoring 45 points in the second half. Surprisingly enough, most of the offense didn’t include Tom Brady but instead was led by breakout performances in their running game. This week i’m giving individual performance of the week to Falcons WR Roddy White (169 yds, 2 TDs) who had an incredible game, including big 59-yard catch and run to just about secure the victory for the Falcons. Just like the Falcons, the Arizona Cardinals also avoided an upset in a close games. Both teams are two of the three undefeated teams left in the league (along with the Texans) but who is the leading contender? If I had to bet i’d probably go with Houston at this point but there’s still a lot of season left to play.
Not every team in the league enjoyed an offense that executed effectively, look no farther than two teams: the Jets and the Raiders. Not being able to score a touchdown in an entire game means there’s something wrong with your offense. I’ll give the Raiders a slight pass because Peyton Manning (30-38, 338 yds, 3 TDs) looked like the old Manning that we’re all used to. The Jets on the other hand. Their abysmal performance against the 49ers (Niners won 34-0) can’t be solved by just one or two fixes. What happened to the team we saw in the first week? Is it time for a full-time Tebow job over there? Also, who would’ve predicted before the season that the Saints would be one of the last teams that didn’t have a victory?
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