The Tale of the Week – Gameday Season 1 Week 4


Welcome all to the first edition of the Gameday league blog. Each week I will be having an in-depth look at one of the games – so make sure to twitch your games!  This week I decided to take the lazy option and bring you my own team this week – the Jets. Coming into this game, the Jets were 1-2 following a big 33-13 win over the Chiefs in which a change of quarterback to Geno Smith had resulted in a big day through the air. The Seahawks on the other hand had lost a tight one 18-23 to their divisional rival 49ers to fall to 1-2. The Jets picked up where they had left off the week before letting Geno air it out but only managed to come away with two field goals from their first two possessions. The Hawks came back into it with a field goal of their own in the second quarter after a long drive but the Jets finally broke their TD duck with Geno floating a pass up to big Jace Amaro to put the Jets up 13-3 going into halftime. The Jets looked to have finished the game off with Bilal Powell running one in from eight yards just before the end of the third quarter but things were about to get very interesting. The Seahawks then came alive, Wilson beat the blitz to deliver a 75 yard TD pass to Kearse, the D then forced a quick Jets 3 and out followed by a long Hawks drive leading to a second Wilson TD to Lockett and a three point ball game. Jets fans always fear the worst and their fears were justified as Richard Sherman then made a great jumping pick as Geno tried to float the ball over him, giving the Hawks the ball inside the Jet’s half. The Jets didn’t capitulate though and limited the Hawks to a field goal attempt. However they did make a dumb mistake with a roughing the kicker penalty leaving the Hawks 1st and 10 in the Jets redzone. Leonard Williams who had been giving the Hawks OL nightmares all game long then made the play of the game sacking Wilson and forcing a fumble. This was then recovered by the Jets and led to a game sealing 29 yard TD throw from Geno.



FINAL SCORE – Seahawks 17 – 34 Jets

GAME MVP – Jets DE Leonard Williams 4 sacks, 2 forced fumbles

GAME CHUMP – Seahawks RT Bradley Sowell 2 sacks allowed



As this is my first blog of the season thought it would be a good idea to make a few predictions for the season as a whole. I look forward to these all being completely wrong, particularly the superbowl pick!

Superbowl – Patriots vs Saints

MVP – Tom Brady

OPOTY – Todd Gurley

DPOTY – Aaron Donald

OROTY – Carson Wentz

DROTY – Joey Bosa

Flop team – Green Bay Packers

Dark horse – Jacksonville Jaguars

Coach of the year – Chris Ritchie NE


Cardinals 27 – 20 49ers

Patriots 31 – 24 Browns

Jets 34 – 31 Steelers

Eagles 35 – 7 Lions

Colts 28 – 17 Bears

Titans 23 – 20 Dolphins

Redskins 27 – 14 Ravens

Texans 10 – 21 Vikings

Falcons 10 – 21 Broncos

Bengals 31 – 14 Cowboys

Bills 24 – 13 Rams

Raiders 34 – 21 Chargers

Packers 24 – 17 Giants

Buccaneers 27 – 20 Panthers


Really looking forward to seeing the 4-0 Patriots in action and getting plenty of ideas of how to try to stop them! I’m expecting this one to be a really high scoring game with both teams throwing the ball a lot as they have done through the start of this season. Patriots could also take advantage of a bad Browns run defence. Added to this that the Browns are having big problems not turning the ball over, while the Patriots have been one of the best teams in the league at taking the ball away I believe that this will ultimately mean that the Patriot will prevail in this one.

CLEVELAND, OH - NOVEMBER 13:  Cleveland Browns fans react after their 13-12 loss to the St. Louis Rams at Cleveland Browns Stadium on November 13, 2011 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)