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Pro Sports Wrap - by Sam Ruesler

NFL Week 2

September 18th 2012 18:40

I've been a little inconsistent on my posting and that happens when you aren't such a great writer. Since the NFL is the most popular league in America I've decided to have a recap post every Tuesday and a preview every Friday. Other posts may be made throughout the week, depending on what happens in other sports.

Highlights from Week 2 in the NFL

- San Francisco is the best/most complete team in all of football. They run the ball, have the best defense, and a QB that can make the throws and doesn't turn the ball over.

- Atlanta dominates again. Yes the game ended up being close but Matt Ryan looked great. Not a ton of yards but made good throws to go for over 200 and have 2 TD's, plus 0 turn overs.

- Is Peyton really back? He looked amazing in Week 1 but made some poor decisions against Atlanta. All 3 picks in the first quarter were all on the qb. Atlanta did do a good job of disguising their coverage. It was Manning's first road game back and did look rattled at first but came back with a good second half.

- The Philadelphia Eagles. First week Vick throws 4 interceptions as they barely beat a bad Cleveland team. This week they turn it over multiple times again against a great Baltimore Ravens team and they win again. Can they continue this? Don't expect them to continue to turn it over at a high rate but you will keep seeing W's.

- Rookie QB's. RG3 was the only one that looked good and got a win in their debute. This week was a little different with Luck getting his first win along with 2 other rookies gun slingers. Weeden looked a lot better in another lost while Griffin continued to impress in a loss in Stl.

- Rams and Cardinals. Rams are 1-1 and could/should easily be 2-0. The offense looked a lot better in the victory and the defense continued to make plays. Arizona is now 2-0, beating Seattle and upsetting the Patriots in New England. Their defense is underated and they have good special teams as well. Are both or either of these teams for real this year? Don't expect them to make the playoffs with being in the same division as San Fran but don't be surprised if both are around the 8-8 mark.

-Replacement officials. This is probably the biggest story. Week 1 the officials weren't perfect but the regular ones aren't either. This week they were terrible though. Not making calls is one of the biggest problems especially when it comes to qb's sliding feet first and getting hit. Other problem areas are pass interference calls and huddling up to discuss calls. All this accumulated in the Monday nigh game when the crew huddled many times and the game last about 3 1/2 hrs. They also spoted the ball 6 yards too far after a penalty. I still enjoy the games but this is pretty ridiculous.

Last thing, people stop complaining about what Tampa Bay did at the end of the game against the Giants. Whenever you line up you should be ready to play no matter the situation. If you don't want your players to get hurt have them ready or don't send them out there. If Eli would have gotten hurt it wouldn't have been the Bucs' fault. No reason to line up if you aren't going to play.
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