As you can read in the post directly below this one, it appears that Jimmy needs his beauty sleep today, so you will have to do with this abbreviated stop-gap linky post.
And don’t go looking for Jimmy’s cartoon images for each team – they keep crashing this linky edition.
The Patriots’ starters bullied the Giants’ second string defense in the first quarter to the tune of 17-3 before the Giants rallied late in the game to pull off an 18-17 win.
Just back from a torn ACL, Sintim suffers another major knee injury. The Giants have been hit hard by injuries so far this year, and this is another unfortunate addition to their already long injury list.
Jimmy said earlier that the Steve Smith reports were going to pop up following the Eagles vs. Jets game, this is one of the early ones.
Rest of the East after the break
By now you all know that Jimmy has a special place in his heart reserved for KC Joyner and Jimmy shows a lot of love for Joyner in his latest epic rant on BGN.
In his latest ESPN Insider piece, Joyner just picks one player per team who he thinks is “impossible to game-plan against” and will ” make an offensive or defensive coordinator’s game week prep seem like one long nightmare”. Perplexingly, he picks Fred Davis for the Redskins, a guy who saw only about a third of the Redskins’ snaps last year. Perhaps that’s the whole trick. Try game-planning against a guy who’s not even there most of the time…
Seems like Haynesworth is happy to be with the Patriots and tells the equally happy Patriots faithful all sorts of nice things, including this absolute nugget of a soundbite:
“I’m going to play as hard as I possibly can, and when I get gassed, I’m going to come out.”
Lombardi is the lone guy in a 7-man panel to pick the Redskins to win the NFC East. In a similar poll on ESPN, not one of the 12 writers (and yes, I use that term loosely) assembled there picks the Redskins. Bummer.
I realize of course that this blog is frequented by more Eagles fans than fans of any other NFC East team, so I won’t comment any further on this. But I’ve got that article bookmarked. Three separate times.
By all accounts, up until his injury, Young had been having a very solid game. Mike Kafka came in and apparently also had a good game, prompting Sam Donellon from philly.com to opine that the Eagles’ backup plan looks good.
Not one has them winning the Super Bowl.
The Cowboys have had an incredible six (!!!!!!) kickers competing this year for one kicker spot. Not one of the six delivered a convincing performance.
When in doubt, go for the stronger leg, so it looks like incumbent David Buehler may have the job.
Radway broke the fibula and the tibia in his leg on a play with 3 seconds left on the clock in the 4th quarter. He’s already been operated on and will spend the rest of the season on IR.
One interception, 77 points allowed. On a points per game basis, that ranks the Cowboys 16th in the league. For what it’s worth, last year they ranked 31st.