It’s a shame that the week of football technically begins with the Thursday Night game. More often than not, the game’s are incredibly boring matchups that I have no interest in watching unless my team is playing. So, basically, I forgot that the Houston Texans and Cincinnati Bengals even played a game on Thursday. You didn’t miss anything if you, too, “forgot” to watch. (Basically, the showing by the offense cost the offensive coordinator his job, and that’s about all the news out of that one.)
Verdict for the rest of the week’s slate: watchable. This is what we know so far: The NFC West is awful; The AFC West (minus Los Angeles) remain undefeated; The 49ers have failed to score a touchdown still; The Chicago Bears miiiight miss Jay Cutler.
Here’s who earned this week’s emoji awards:
When Tom Brady’s mad, he turns his anger into incredible things. Brady had 177 yards and three touchdown passes within the first quarter. He finished the game with 447 yards, the third most in his career.
You don't even need football in Oakland. Just host a Marshawn lynch dance party at the stadium. pic.twitter.com/jtwhZpv3HE
— Mike Tunison (@xmasape) September 17, 2017
The new MNF theme – yikes pic.twitter.com/w50PuUVdFv
— The Spun (@TheSpun) September 11, 2017
The Green Bay Packers pre-game injury list was long enough (starting tackles were inactive). By the end of the game, the Packers added Mike Daniels and Jordy Nelson to their injured list. This is just a ticking time bomb for the Packers’ season. (If we’re being extremely pessimistic.)
Arizona Cardinals – Indianapolis Colts overtime. If you’re an Arizona fan, it was fantastic. Your team escaped an ugly game. (And Phil Dawson got redemption.) For everyone else, it was lackluster and anticlimactic. Yaaaawn.
Colts-Cardinals is a fascinating combination of seemingly high stakes that could not matter less.
— Robert Mays (@robertmays) September 17, 2017