Excerpts from Mad Max’s Notes
Once again, defense and run game didn’t travel to London. Looks like Nick Foles gets his job back.
• Kirk Cousins is a good QB. Except when he’s not. And that’s usually when it matters most. Another loss to add to his legacy of mediocrity.
• If Dolphins management wanted to tank maybe they should have kept Adam Gase as a head coach. He’s a natural at losing.
• Carson Wentz threw for more yards by halftime than Mitch Trubisky did all game.
• Brian Hoyer is your new Colts quarterback. Maybe Andrew Luck will come out of retirement.
• I can’t bet on Raiders games anymore. They are too unpredictable.
• The Browns? They still suck.
• The Patriots? Not going undefeated.
• As soon as the Seahawks missed their winning field goal, I just knew they’d score a touchdown in OT and cover the spread. Assholes.
• And finally, the Packers. Their fraudulent nature was once again exposed. Aaron Rodgers barely outplayed Mitch Trubisky got outplayed by Baker Mayfield and Brandon Allen, and yet he gets a pass. This offense is not good. It hasn’t been good all season. And it was bound to catch up them. Enjoy your first-round elimination you frauds.
Cowboys at Giants
The Cowboys lost three games in a row including an embarrassing loss to the 1-win Jets. They are coming off their bye week after getting a big win in week 7 over the Eagles. The Giants have lost 4 straight and have not been competitive in any of those games. The last time these teams played was in week 1. Dak Prescott threw for 405 yards and 4 TDs. And the Giants defense hasn’t gotten any better since then.
Pistons at Wizards
The Bullets are averaging over 117 points per game. The problem is they are giving up 121. The Pistons got a good win against a bipolar Brooklyn team on Saturday. Detroit is playing ok basketball as it waits for Blake Griffin to get back and for Derek Rose to get as close to 100% as Derek Rose can get.
Pelicans at Nets
The Nets have yet to find consistency. They look great at times and other times they look like they have a head case as their star point guard. The Pelicans are another team that scores a lot of points but also plays no defense. Neither team doing great against the spread.
Rockets at Grizzlies
The Rockets lost by 29 yesterday to the Miami Heat. Now they have a back to back against the Grizzlies who have a lone win against Brooklyn. We know the Rockets can put up points but they have literally waived the flag on playing any defense this season.
Bucks at Timberwolves
The Bucks are starting to come together and looked very good in their last win over the Raptors. The Timberwolves will once again be without Karl Anthony Towns – though he was not needed in a blowout win over the Bullets on Saturday. He will be missed tonight.
Sixers at Suns
The Sixers have yet to lose but they will once again be without Joel Embiid as they head to Phoenix to play against a dangerous Suns team. Devin Booker is a bad man and the Suns are getting production from a plethora of players – including former Celtic Aron Baynes.
Blazers at Warriors
Do you get the impression that the Warriors are pulling a San Antonio Spurs when they lost David Robinson for the season? Just tank and get the best draft pick. The Warriors are without their Splash Brothers and are being cautious with Draymond’s finger and D-Lo’s ankle. More than likely Russell gets traded and the Curry misses more time than expected. Full on tank mode.
Coyotes at Oilers
The Coyotes are playing great hockey lately and face an Edmonton team that stumbled for a few games but found their winning ways over their last two. They are coming back home after a three game road trip and are off tomorrow before hosting the Blues on Wednesday. The Coyotes do have to play tomorrow so that might be worth looking at Calgary tomorrow.
Predators at Red Wings
Nashville has lost two in a row but has overall been playing some good hockey. The Red Wings got a surprise win over Edmonton this week but I’m not sure they can get two quality wins in the same week. The Red Wings run with a -1.60 goal differential per game.