October 9th 2012 17:33
Baseball playoffs have started and there have been some great games, but it is still football season. Sunday is dominated on the gridiron so missing the Stl Cardinals blow game 1 was ok with me; I did get to see them destroy in game 2 though. So what were the great moments from Week 5 in the NFL? Well it started Thursday night.
1) Rams D Dominates Cardinals- While Houston and Atlanta continued on their winning ways to 5-0, Arizona added a 1 to their loss collumn. It was suppose to be a close game that the Cardinals win but Chris Long had other plans. The Rams defense has been great this year (along with the rest of the division) and sacking Kevin Kolb 9 times lead to an impressive victory. Saint Louis now has more wins this year than all of last year and have a winning record for the first time in 6 years. Playoff birth back in the Gateway City?
2) Luck Drives the Colts Over the Packers- Aaron Rodgers hasn't looked great all year really. Going in Green Bay was only 2-2 and only ahead of Detroit in the NFC North. Up 20-3 at half Colts fans might have wanted to turn to another game. Well Andrew Luck and Reggie Wayne came out and helped make an impressive comeback with play after play. They did it for their coach in the hospital, and who knows what else they can accomplish.
3) Patriots Run Again- The year was 1978, 10 years before I was born. That was the last time New England ran for 200 yards in consectutive games. Just like last week against Buffallo, Tom Brady turned around and handed it off to a multitude of running backs who sped through the Denver defense. If the Pats can continue to excel at running along with Tom Brady's arm it could be scary how good this offense can become.
4) Breese Passes Unitas in 1st Win- 48 straight games Drew Breese has now thrown a touchdown pass. This sets a mark that had been held for a long time by Johnny Unitas.What is more important is that the Saints pulled out their first W of the year. No one thought they would go 0-16 but we all questioned when that first victory would come. Now that it's over how will the rest of their season go?
5) Cheer for Injury- Matt Cassel has struggled mightily in KC. Obviously fans are passionate and want to watch good football. This doesn't mean you cheer for someone getting hurt. People that were at Arrowhead have been on both sides, saying they weren't cheering his injury but that they got to see Brady Quinn (not sure thats any better) whlie others say they heard many celebrating the injury. Even if it was only a few it was still too much.