Well, it was another great week of triumph for the Miami Dolphins. The unprobable season is two weeks from completion. After a one win season, Miami has become the third team in NFL history to win at least 9 games following a season with only one win. This win came with the formula for a loss. Miami’s goal was to run the ball well, control the time of possession, not turn the ball over, and play good defense. Only one of those four components came together. Miami did not turn over the ball. As a matter of fact, Miami has only had 10 turnovers all year. The stat line yesterday from yardage to time of possession pointed to a dominating win by San Fran. Thankfully, Miami decided to lock down the defense in the red zone leaving San Fran with no TD’s and 3 fieldgoals. For the third straight game, Miami did not allow a TD. Miami did have a chance to increase the lead to 8 points with a little more than 2 minutes but the 49 yard fieldgoal bounced off the crossbar. San Fran proceeded to drive the ball down the field as they had all game, but a Joey Porter sack on 4th down with San Fran in the red zone threatening to take the lead and win the game with a TD sealed the deal for Miami.
The Jets squeaked out a lucky win against Buffaloe. Miami could have really used that extra game in the standings. With less than 2 minutes to play and a 3 point lead, the Bills freaked out and attempted to pass the ball. The result was a fumble and TD for the Jets, game over, Jets win 31-27. As of today, there is a 3-way tie for first place in the division. Miami finishes with KC (no easy game since it will be cold @ KC) and then the Jets. Miami must win that game to win the division, regardless of what the Jets do since the Jets have already beaten Miami and will own the tie breaker.
Tebow was not able to repeat as the Heisman winner, but was part of a three man race in one of the most competitive Heisman selections I’ve seen. Sam Bradford of Oklahoma won the trophy with some absolutely sick statistics. Colt McCoy of the Texas Longhorns was second and Tebow third. The margin of points was about 150 from first to third with less than 100 seperating 1st and 2nd. The drop off from 3rd to 4th was huge; Graham Harrell of Texas Tech only received 213 points, about 1360 points fewer than Tebow in 3rd.
In Fantasy Football, this was a rough week for me. My season is now over. Joseph Adai was ruled out for the game sometime just before it started. I had picked up Dominick Rhodes who had a great game in anticipation of Adai’s absence, so he scored a ton of points for me on my bench. If you combine that with Boldin and Owens absolutely disappearing yesterday, and the fact that Ritz picked up Bush’s replacement and squeezed 25 points out of him, the result is an absolutely embarrassing playoff defeat to a rook. Tomorrow you will get the full results of all the game including the season’s first tie. The finals will be Ritz vs Mark’s Dead Skins. Pastor Trav will not finish in last, so that’s a positive.