The Tale of the Week – Originals Season 2 Week 6

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Welcome back to the Originals blog. This week I will be recapping the action that unfolded this week, ranking the teams and letting you know which players have been lighting it up and letting you down.

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RECAP OF WEEK 6

Starting off in the NFC, Atlanta squeaked past Detroit in 38-35 shootout with receivers Thurman and Julio Jones combining for 300 total yards.  The media are slating Coach Moose who has been quoted as saying “I can’t do offence” and now apparently can’t do defence either.  The up and down Buccaneers continued to be one of the most inconsistent teams in the league letting Cam Newton have his way to lead Carolina to a 24-10 victory.  The Cowboys who have been one of the most disappointing teams in the league so far after starting so well last year won comfortably 20-7 versus the consistently dire Redskins despite Romo throwing three picks. A huge shock nearly happened in the desert with the 0-6 Cards leading the perfect 49ers going into the fourth quarter, the 49ers stepped their game up though to win 38-34. Another nearly shock happened in Baltimore with the Bengals nearly knocking off the unbeaten Ravens in a 31-27 game where Joe Flacco continued his argument that he is elite putting up a 158.3 QBR.

The Tennessee Titans and Green Bay Packers continued their duel to be the worst team in the league with both teams dropping to 0-6 with 35-21 and 14-3 defeats to Houston and Cleveland respectively. On the other hand Jacksonville continued to show great improvement beating Pittsburgh 31-26. Another team which has improved is the Miami Dolphins under rookie quarterback Tim Couch who had a huge day putting up 381 yards and 4 touchdowns in a 40-21 win over the Jets. Despite a big day from Todd Gurley the Rams couldn’t halt their decline without Jared Goff losing 31-17 to the Colts who are having a really good year under the radar.

The Chiefs put in a similar performance as they did versus the Chargers in the playoffs throwing pick after pick in a 19-38 loss. Oakland reverted back to norm with a tough 17-10 loss to the surging Eagles. Beaten up but not out the Vikings under QB Joel Stave (who?) had an impressive 27-17 win over the Chicago Bears. Lastly the Buffalo defence resembled the Broncos D of old collecting 7 sacks and allowing -9 yards rushing in a 31-16 win over the Broncos.

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  1. San Francisco 49ers 5-0
  2. Baltimore Ravens 6-0
  3. Jacksonville Jaguars 5-1
  4. New York Giants 4-1
  5. Cleveland Browns 4-1
  6. Atlanta Falcons 5-1
  7. Buffalo Bills 4-1
  8. Philadelphia Eagles 4-1
  9. San Diego Chargers 5-1
  10. Minnesota Vikings 4-2
  11. Indianapolis Colts 4-2
  12. Carolina Panthers 4-2
  13. New England Patriots 3-2
  14. Chicago Bears 4-2
  15. Seattle Seahawks 3-2
  16. Miami Dolphins 3-3
  17. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2-3
  18. Detroit Lions 3-3
  19. Dallas Cowboys 3-3
  20. New Orleans Saints 2-3
  21. Cincinnati Bengals 2-4
  22. Los Angeles Rams 2-4
  23. Houston Texans 2-4
  24. Oakland Raiders 2-4
  25. Pittsburgh Steelers 2-4
  26. Denver Broncos 1-4
  27. Kansas City Chiefs 1-5
  28. New York Jets 1-4
  29. Tennessee Titans 0-6
  30. Arizona Cardinals 0-6
  31. Washington Redskins 0-5
  32. Green Bay Packers 0-6

STUDS AND

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  1. Joe Flacco QB BAL 13 touchdowns/1 interception, 1,519 yards, 71% completion percentage, 12.6 yards per attempt, 146.4 quarterback rating
  2. Lamar Miller RB HOU 527 yards, 7.6 yards per carry, 6 touchdowns, 13 broken tackles
  3. Julio Jones WR ATL 30 receptions, 709 yards receiving, 5 touchdowns
  4. Melvin Ingram ROLB LA 26 tackles, 5 tackles for a loss, 8 sacks
  5. Evan Bird FS DET 22 tackles, 6 interceptions, 1 pass deflection, 67 yards longest interception return
  6. Eric Weddle FS BAL 49 tackles, 1 interception

DUDS…

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  1. Aaron Rodgers QB GB 3 touchdowns/16 interceptions, 1,051 yards, 51% completion percentage, 40.3 quarterback rating
  2. Ronnie Hillman RB MIA 223 yards, 3.8 yards per carry, 1 touchdown, 3 fumbles
  3. Brandon Marshall WR NYJ 11 receptions, 148 yards, 0 touchdowns, 5 games played
  4. Eric Fisher LT KC 6 sacks allowed, 5 games played
  5. Jurrell Casey RE TEN 1 sack, 2 tackles for a loss, 6 games played

WEEKLY PREDICTIONS

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NYG @ WAS – NYG WIN

ARI @ TEN – ARI WIN

PIT @ GB – PIT WIN

BUF @ NYJ – BUF WIN

CIN @ DET – CIN WIN

CAR @ ATL – CAR WIN

IND @ HOU – IND WIN

DEN @ SD – SD WIN

NO @ TB – TB WIN

LA @ JAX – JAX WIN

DAL @ SEA – DAL WIN

MIN @ CLE – MIN WIN

49ERS @ PHI – PHI WIN

NE @ OAK – NE WIN